We would like to invite future postgraduate students to the presentation of the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School (IPS), which will be held on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Hall (Room N205, 2nd Floor), Jamova 39, Ljubljana.
At the same time, we would like to invite you to the 5th Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School Students Conference which will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Jožef Stefan Institute Gallery. At 12:00 you are cordially invited to join us for a social gathering. For more information on the IPS Students Conference, see http://ipssc.mps.si.
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Andreja Mirtič entitled: Spectroscopic characterization of conformations of short alanine peptides, poly-L-lysine and insulin during formation of amyloid fibrils. The Defence is scheduled for Thursday, May 30th, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. at the IPS Lecture Room.
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Boštjan Kaluža entitled: Detection of anomalous and suspicious behavior patterns from spatio-temporal agent traces. The Defence is scheduled for Thursday, May 30th, 2013, at 09:30 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Room.
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Marinka Gams Petrišič entitled: Organic geochemistry of stratified eutrophic alpine lakes (Lake Bled). The Defence is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29th, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Room.
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Aljaž Ivekovič entitled: Development of SiC-based composite material for fusion application. The Defence is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013, at 12:00 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Room.
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Ana Miklavčič entitled: Mercury exposure assessment in the Slovenian population. The Defence is scheduled for Monday, May 20th, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at the IPS Lecture Room.
At the 5th IPSSC Conference, the IPS students will present their research approaches and achievements, as well as the possibilities of implementing the results into practice, to the representatives from industry and other visitors with posters and through direct contact.
The conference is intended to establish contacts between students, researchers and companies, to raise awareness among students of the research needs and methods of development in industry, as well as to offer the representatives of companies the information and direct contact with the research and potential candidates. The 5th IPS Student Conference will be held on 23 May 2013 in the main lobby of the Jožef Stefan Institute. More information available at http://ipssc.mps.si
He is the first researcher from Slovenia to be awarded the European Research Council Advanced Grant for exceptional established research leaders.
Prof. Dr. Dragan Mihailović, Head of the Complex Matter Department at the Jožef Stefan Institute and Vice-Dean of the Jožef Stefan International postgraduate School, is the first holder of the ERC Advanced Grant for established researchers in Slovenia. The grant was awarded for the project Coherent trajectories through symmetry breaking transitions. ERC grants amount to 2.5 million Euro, but the exact number will be defined in the contract, which has not been signed yet.
ERC Advanced Grants allow exceptional established research leaders of any nationality and any age to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk projects that open new directions in their respective research fields or other domains.
On this occasion, the Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport Dr. Žiga Turk congratulated Prof. Dr. Dragan Mihailović: "It is a great recognition to you as a researcher and to the entire Slovenian science as well," said the Minister and added: "The European Research Council (ERC) is a relatively young European institution, however it has already gained reputation among the EU member states and throughout the world through financing of ground-breaking research projects. Due to its reputation for encouraging scientific excellence in all research fields and due to the non-restricting policy which enables researchers from outside of the EU, who wish to continue their scientific path in Europe, to apply, the competition is very tough. Among applicants are also esteemed individuals, such as Nobel Prize winners. In some recent cases, the Nobel Prize was also given to scientists, who are working on an ERC project.”
Prof. Dr. Dragan Mihailović graduated in 1979 and obtained a PhD in 1983 at the Oxford University. From 1983, he mostly worked at the Jožef Stefan Institute, where he is now the Head of the Complex Matter Department. From 2004, he also runs the Center of Excellence: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. From that year on, he is also the Vice-Dean of the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School. His research fields are nanotechnology and use of nanomaterials, especially inorganic molecular nanowires, as well as research of electronic ordering in complex materials on a femtosecond time scale. In Slovenia, he introduced new fields of femtosecond spectroscopy, experimental research of fullerene and high-temperature superconductors, and more recently nanoelectronics and molecular electronics. In 1988, he received the Boris Kidrič Prize and in 2002 the Zois Award for outstanding achievements in science.
Expected IPS Senate Meetings:
September 4, 2012
October 2, 2012
November 6, 2012
December 4, 2012
January 8, 2013
February 5, 2013
March 5, 2013
April 9, 2013
May 7, 2013
June 11, 2013
July 9, 2013
September 3, 2013
October 8, 2013
Materials for the Senat meeting should be submitted at least 22 days before the meeting.
IPS is participating in the ERASMUS program, which allows for exchanges of students and professors.
The candidates are requested to fill the bilateral agreement and provide information about the contact person at foreign university, starting date and length of requested exchange to IPS Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The IPS Senate will decide on received proposals until the funds are available.
More information: http://www.cmepius.si/vzu/erasmus.aspx