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Jožef Stefan
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Postgraduate School

Jamova 39
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia

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Archive 2009

December

12/3/2009

The lecture, entitled Compounds with HF as a ligand will be held on Thursday, December 10th 2009, at 13:00 at Kolar`s Lecture Hall K-7 at the "Jožef Stefan" Institute.

 

November

11/30/2009

Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Aleksander Drenik entitled:
Measuring the probability for heterogenous recombination of hydrogen and oxygen atoms on surfaces of fusion relevant materials.

The Defence is scheduled for Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at IPS Lecture Hall.

 

11/25/2009
THE CEREMONY OF CONFERMENT OF THE IPS DOCTORAL AND MASTER DEGREES
will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 11:00 a.m.
in the Main Lecture Hall of the »Jožef Stefan« Institute, Jamova 39, Ljubljana.
At this occasion all IPS Professors and Mentors are invited!
Welcome!
11/25/2009

Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Master Thesis of Martin Mihajlov entitled:
Evaluating usable security in web-based graphical user authentication.

The Defence is scheduled for Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 at 11:00 a.m., at IPS Lecture Hall.

11/10/2009
The lecture, entitled Photophysics of conjugated polymers studied with femtosecond time-resolved spectroscopy will be held on Monday, November 23rd 2009, at 16:15 p.m. at IPS Lecture Room N-205.
 

September

9/28/2009

Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Andrej Tomeljak entitled:
Nonequilibrium Dynamics of Charge and Collective Modes in Charge Density Waves Compounds.

The Defence is scheduled for Monday, October 5th, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at IPS Lecture Hall.

9/23/2009

Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Daniel Yogev Wolowske entitled:
Assessment of behavioural thermoregulation in humans: with particular reference to mild narcosis and prolonged bed rest.

The Defence is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at IPS Lecture Hall.

9/23/2009

Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Ingrid Petrič entitled:
Text mining for discovering implicit relationships in the biomedical literature.

The Defence is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30th, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. at IPS Lecture Hall.

9/23/2009

Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Tina Kosjek entitled:
Occurence, fate and removal of pharmaceutical residues in water treatment.

The Defence is scheduled for Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. at IPS Lecture Hall.

9/21/2009
The lecture, entitled Finite Difference Modeling of Nonsteady State Diffusion and Applications in Vacuum technology will be held on Monday, September 28th 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at IPS Lecture Room N-205.
 
9/11/2009
Presentation of Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School (IPS) will be held on Monday, September 14, 2009 at 2 p.m. at IPS Lecture Hall (Room N205, 2nd Floor), Jamova 39, Ljubljana.
 

August

8/26/2009
Presentation of Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School (IPS) will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 1 p.m. and on Monday, September 14, 2009 at 2 p.m. at IPS Lecture Hall (Room N205, 2nd Floor), Jamova 39, Ljubljana.
 
8/14/2009
Short instructions for students concerning enrolment to the next academic year and submission of disertation

We have prepared a short summary of the Regulations on master and doctoral studies at IPS for you. You can find it at the IPS web site under SCHOOL/DOCUMENTS/RULES AND REGULATIONS:Short instructions.

You can find further instructions in the Regulations on master and doctoral studies.

8/14/2009
The 2009/2010 call for enrolment to postgraduate study programmes at Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School

JOŽEF STEFAN INTERNATIONAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL
in cooperation with JOŽEF STEFAN INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES IN 2009/2010 CALL FOR ENROLLMENT INTO:

I. THREE DOCTORAL STUDY PROGRAMMES:

1. NANOSCIENCES AND NANOTECHNOLOGIES
The progamme comprises:
-  ceramic, metalic and other nano-materials, nano-chemistry, nano-physics, nano-mechanics
-  nano-biology, structural biology, molecular biology and biochemistry
-  application of nano-systems for new materials, catalysts, electronic and computer elements, and in biotechnology, pharmaceutical technology and in environmental technology

2. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
The progamme comprises:
-  computer structures and systems, including embedded, parallel and distributed systems
-  knowledge technologies, intelligent systems, human language technologies
-  contemporary concepts in telecommunications
-  advanced internet technologies
-  automation, robotics and biocybernetics, computer automation and control

3. ECOTECHNOLOGY
The progamme comprises:
-  sustainable development, environmental management systems, environmental control and development
-  technology management
-  development and application of clean technologies and products

Enrollment requirements:
Candidates who have graduated in:
•  the second-level study programme
•  direct master's degree study programme, if evaluated with 300 credit points
•  earlier (before Bologna declaration) study programme for the university degree are eligible for enrolment in the doctoral study programme.
 
Graduates from earlier study programmes for acquiring specialisation who have concluded professional higher education programme have to fulfil study obligations worth 30 credit points of individual research work to enrol in the third-level study programmes.
 
Graduates from earlier study programmes for acquiring the master degree or specialisation who have concluded the study programme for university degree shall be given recognition for 60 credit points worth of study obligations in the third-level doctoral study programme.

15 positions are open in each programme for each study year.

II. THREE MASTER DEGREE STUDY PROGRAMMES:

1. NANOSCIENCES AND NANOTECHNOLOGIES
The progamme comprises:
-  ceramic, metalic and other nano-materials, nano-chemistry, nano-physics, nano-mechanics
-  nano-biology, structural biology, molecular biology and biochemistry
-  application of nano-systems for new materials, catalysts, electronic and computer elements, and in biotechnology, pharmaceutical technology and in environmental technology

2. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
The progamme comprises:
-  computer structures and systems, including embedded, parallel and distributed systems
-  knowledge technologies, intelligent systems, human language technologies
-  contemporary concepts in telecommunications
-  advanced internet technologies
-  automation, robotics and biocybernetics, computer automation and control

3. ECOTECHNOLOGY
The progamme comprises:
-  sustainable development, environmental management systems, environmental control and development
-  technology management
-  development and application of clean technologies and products

Enrolment Requirements:

Eligible for enrolment in the first academic year of second-level study programmes are candidates who have graduated in the first-level study programmes in natural sciences, technical disciplines or computer science earning at least 180 credit points, or have completed higher education studies in these fields comprising at least three years of lectures. Candidates must also be proficient in English, which they can prove by language proficiency certificates.

Graduates from first-level study programmes in other disciplines, totalling 180 credit points, should address their applications to the IPS Study Commission, which defines study obligations to be met by candidates before enrolment in the first academic year. These obligations are defined from the teaching modules of the first-level study programme depending on the dissimilarity of the disciplines concerned, and total between 10 and 60 credit points. Candidates can fulfil these obligations either during their first-level degree studies, through advanced training programmes or by passing the relevant exams before enrolment in the master’s degree study programme.

Candidates who have completed first-level undergraduate study programmes, totalling 240 KT, in natural sciences, technical disciplines or computer science may enrol in the second academic year of the second-level studies and will be given recognition for 60 credit points worth of study obligations. On enrolment, their compulsory exams earning 18 to 21 credit points will be individually determined so that they can obtain knowledge and skills complementary to their previous studies.

15 positions are open in each programme for each study year.


Application must be submitted by September 15, 2009.

Enrollment forms and information about studies are available at Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School homepage (http://www.mps.si/).

After submiting electronic application candidates for the first enrolment should send by post (marked: ENROLMENT APPLICATION) by September 15 the following:
1. CV
2. Diploma – Degree Certificate (if not issued in Slovenia, the candidate also adds the form N, which is available at
http://www.mvzt.gov.si/fileadmin/mvzt.gov.si/pageuploads/doc/dokumenti_visokosolstvo/priznavanje/EN_Ndvojezicni.doc;
for more information see
http://www.mvzt.gov.si/en/areas_of_work/recognition_and_assessment_of_education/general/)
3. Motivation for studies, including description of research field (1 Page)
4. Certificate of studies with an average grade
5. Letter(s) of recommendation (optional)
6. Description and certificates of work experience (optional)
7. Two photos for documents (35 x 42 mm)

Further information is available at www.mps.si and info@mps.si.
8/7/2009

This call is open at Slovenian Technology Agency until September 11, 2009.

More information: http://www.tia.si/MR09,615,0,1,1.html 

 

July

7/17/2009
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Andraž Kocjan entitled
Hydrogen absorption in Ti-Zr-Ni alloys.
The Defence is scheduled for Thursday, July 23rd, 2009 at 9  a.m. at IPS Lecture Hall.
7/15/2009
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Jakob König entitled
Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3-based materials with mechanical-stress-dependent dielectric properties.
The Defence is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009 at 11 a.m. at IPS Lecture Hall.
7/15/2009
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Master Thesis of Mojca Amon entitled:
Effect of “sleep high-train low” hypoxic training on cold induced vasolidatation (CIVD) response in fingers and toes.
The Defence is scheduled for Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at IPS Lecture Hall.
7/15/2009
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Master Thesis of Tomaž Petan entitled: Development of procedures for economic use of waste mineral wool from TRIMO processes.
The Defence is scheduled for Monday, July 20th, 2009 at 09:00, at IPS Lecture Hall.
7/1/2009
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Manca LOGAR entitled
Polyelectrolyte multilayer template assisted in-situ synthesis of inorganic nanostructures. The Defence is scheduled for Friday, July 10th, 2009 at 11 a.m. at IPS Lecture Hall.
 
7/1/2009
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Jana BEZJAK entitled The synthesis and characterization of BaO-rich phases within the BaO-Nb2O5 and BaO-WO3-Nb2O5 systems. The Defence is scheduled for Thursday, July 9th, 2009 at 11 a.m. at IPS Lecture Hall.
 
7/1/2009
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Zoran VRATNICA entitled Analysis of bacteria damages caused by treatment with oxygen radicals. The Defence is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 at 12 a.m. at IPS Lecture Hall.
 
7/1/2009
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Danijela VUJOŠEVIĆ entitled Plasma sterilization of microorganisms. The Defence is scheduled for Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 at 10 a.m. at IPS Lecture Hall.
 

June

6/29/2009

Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Master Thesis of Nebojša TOPIČ entitled An analysis of fugitive dust emission from coal stockpile in the Port of Koper. The Defence is scheduled for Friday, July 3rd, 2009 at 09:00, at IPS Lecture Hall.

 
6/24/2009

Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Jure PRAŽNIKAR entitled:
Calculating electrostatic potential around proteins.
The Defence is scheduled for Thursday, July 2nd 2009 at 2:30 p.m. at IPS Lecture Hall.

6/24/2009

Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Martina OBERŽAN entitled: High-alumina porcelain with improved mechanical and thermal properties.
The Defence is scheduled for Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 at 10 a.m. at IPS Lecture Hall.

 

6/15/2009
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Jani KLEINDIENST entitled Monitoring of the product quality in manufacturing industries. The Defence is scheduled for Monday, June 22nd, 2009 at 2 p.m. at IPS Lecture Hall.
 
6/5/2009

Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Ana PETELIN entitled Role and significance of cysteine cathepsins in different models of apoptosis.
The Defence is scheduled for Friday, June 12th, 2009 at 10 a.m. at IPS Lecture Hall

May

5/25/2009

Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Aleh KAVALENKA entitled Development of an alternative approach to membrane protein structure determination based on the analysis of local rotational conformational spaces.
The Defence is scheduled for Monday, June 1st, 2009 at 11:15 a.m. at IPS Lecture Hall.

5/18/2009
THE CEREMONY OF CONFERMENT OF THE IPS DOCTORAL AND MASTER DEGREES
will be held on Friday, May 22, 2009 at 1,00 p.m.
in the Main Lecture Hall of the »Jožef Stefan« Institute, Jamova 39, Ljubljana

At this occasion all students are invited to
THE CEREMONY OF CONFERMENT OF THE IPS DOCTORAL AND MASTER DEGREES.

Welcome!

April

4/20/2009
The lecture, entitled Phase diagrams: A tool for developing new ceramic dielectrics will be held on Thursday, April 23rd 2009, at 12:00 p.m. at Kolar`s Lecture Hall K-7.
 
4/17/2009
The lecture, entitled Environmentally sustainable halogenation reactions: new methods and evaluation of their environmental parameters will be held on Friday, April 24th 2009, at 1:00 p.m. at Kolar`s Lecture Hall K-7.
 
4/14/2009
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School organizes Student Conference. For more information go to http://www.mps.si/dokumenti/student_conference_may_09.pdf or http://www.mps.si/IPSSC/index.html .
 
4/2/2009
 

Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School and "Jožef Stefan" Institute invite to the lecture of Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schubert.
Title of the lecture: Bottom-up Synthesis of Nanocomposites from Molecular Building Blocks.
The lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 3 p.m. at the main lecture hall of J. Stefan Institute.  
Invited!

Abstract: http://www.mps.si/dokumenti/Ulrich_Schubert-2009.doc

4/1/2009
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Milovan ŠUVAKOV entitled Network Models of Self-Assembled Functional Materials. The Defence is scheduled for Thursday, April 9th, 2009 at 11:00, at IPS Lecture Hall.
 
4/1/2009
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Miha ANDREJAŠIČ entitled PURY: A Topology and geometry parameter library for small molecules. The Defence is scheduled for Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 at 14:00, at Biochemistry Lecture Room (room B220) at "Jožef Stefan" Institute.
 

March

3/23/2009
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Master Thesis of Daniela STOJANOVA entitled Estimating forest properties from remotely sensed data by using machine learning techniques. The Defence is scheduled for Monday, March 30th, 2009 at 10:00, at IPS Lecture Hall.
 
3/17/2009
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Petra KRALJ NOVAK entitled Supervised Descriptive Rule Induction. The Defence is scheduled for Thursday, March 26th, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. at IPS Lecture Hall. 
3/2/2009
The lecture, entitled A non-gel based proteomic method for the identification of membrane substrates of cysteine cathepsins will be held on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. at Lecture Hall B220.

A non-gel based proteomic method for the identification of membrane substrates of cysteine cathepsins
   
Dr. Marko Fonović

Cysteine cathepsins are a group of lysosomal proteases which were traditionaly believed to be involved mainly in bulk protein degradation. However, in the recent years an increasing number of reports showed that cathepsins are also secreted to extracelullar space where they can cleave membrane proteins and components of extracellular matrix. Extracellular cathepsin activity was shown to influence various important pathological processes such as cancer. Unfortunately, little is known about the cathepsin extracellular activity, since the number of identified cathepsin substrates on the cell surface still remains low.  
During the last decade, proteomics has become one of the crucial tools for the identification of proteins in complex biological samples. Development of non-gel based methodology such as MudPIT, has significantly increased the throughput, resolution and dynamic range of proteomic experiments. In this presentation, we will discuss the benefits and shortcomings of various proteomic approaches and we will present our use of MudPIT technology for proteomic identification of membrane substrates of cysteine cathepsins.

February

2/4/2009
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Zoran LEVNAJIĆ entitled Modular gene dynamics and network theory at mesoscopic scale. The Defence is scheduled for Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 at 13:00, at IPS Lecture Hall.
 

January

1/23/2009
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Sadik BEKTESHI entitled Impact Analysis for Integrated Assessments of Climate-Energy Models. The Defence is scheduled for Monday, February 2nd, 2009 at 14:00, at IPS Lecture Hall.
 
1/23/2009
Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School invites to the Defence of the Doctoral Dissertation of Skender KABASHI entitled Dynamic Modeling of Climate Change Impacts of Greenhouse Gas Reduction with Renewable Energy in Kosovo. The Defence is scheduled for Monday, February 2nd, 2009 at 12:00, at IPS Lecture Hall.
 
1/16/2009

Invitation to the Lecture of

Prof. Dr. Kang LI
Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology, Imperial College London, UK

entitled: CO2 capture using ceramic hollow fibre membranes

on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 10:15 a.m.
at IPS lecture hall N205, Jamova 39, Ljubljana

The lecture fits into the course: Tools for Environmental Quality Control

1/13/2009
The lecture, entitled Web programming for e-science will be held on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. at IPS Lecture Hall.

Web programming for e-science

Dr. Martin Žnidaršič

The World Wide Web is not only an environment for unidirectional exchange of static information, but represents also a platform for interactive applications. The progress in the development and standardization of markup and scripting languages simplified the development of web applications and made it feasible for wider public. The ability of presenting the work in an interactive web-based form can be valuable also for the researchers.
The lecture will consist of a presentation of the basic principles of web applications, a brief presentation of selected methodologies for implementation on the client side and on the server side, and a presentation of use cases. The client side programming will be introduced with a brief introduction of the JavaScript scripting language and the server side programming will be introduced with a brief introduction of the PHP scripting language and relational databases. There will be a particular emphasis on the opportunities for the use of presented techniques in scientific work. The lecture will conclude with a presentation of some real-world examples from the field of computerized decision support.

1/6/2009
The lecture, entitled Grain growth, microstructure development and electrical characteristics of ZnO‐based varistor ceramics will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 12:00 at IPS Lecture Hall.

Grain growth, microstructure development and electrical characteristics of ZnO‐based varistor ceramics


Dr. Slavko Bernik


The physical properties of polycrystalline ceramic materials are closely related to their microstructure. The influence of the microstructure on the electrical performance of a material is especially straightforward in the case of the exceptional current‐voltage nonlinearity of ZnO‐based varistor ceramics, which is closely related to the ZnO grain size: a coarse‐grained microstructure results in a low breakdown voltage for the ceramics, while a fine‐grained microstructure is required for a high breakdown voltage. ZnO‐based varistor ceramic is obtained by the addition of small amounts of varistor dopants, such as oxides of Bi, Sb, Sn, Ti, Co, Mn, Ni, Cr and Al to ZnO. Each of these dopants has a specific influence on the grain growth and microstructure development, which can be defined in terms of the compliance with the following discriminators: formation of the liquid phase, formation of the solid particles of the secondary phase at the grain boundaries, degree of dopants’ solubility in the ZnO, and formation of the planar faults (inversion boundaries) in the ZnO grains. So far the approach to the preparation of varistor ceramics and hence to their composition has been predominantly defined by the influence of the Bi2O3 liquid phase and grain‐growth inhibition due to the reduced grainboundary mobility caused by the pinning effect of the spinel particles. Spinel‐forming dopants such as Sb2O3, TiO2 and SnO2 also result in the formation of inversion boundaries (IBs) in the ZnO grains. The recent identification of an IB‐induced grain‐growth mechanism showed that it primarily controls the microstructure development, which opens completely new possibilities for tailoring the microstructure and the electrical characteristics of varistor ceramics.