Chair of Materials and Polymer Engineering

General Information

Chair of Materials and Polymer Engineering
Večna pot 113
1000 Ljubljana

tel.: +386 1 479 8000

Head: prof. dr. Šebenik Urška, Full Professor, PhD

Educational Activities

Bologna 1st Cycle Study Programmes

Chemical Engineering – UN:

  • Chemical Engineering I
  • Chemical Engineering II
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Product Engineering
  • Separation Processes
  • Polymer Materials
  • Principles of Polymer Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering laboratory 
  • Engineering Materials
  • Practical Course in Materials Characterisation (elective course)
  • Advanced Methods of Materials Characterisation (elective course)

Technical Safety – UN:

  • Fundamentals of Materials

Chemical Technology – VS:

  • Processes in Industrial Chemistry
  • Polymer Materials
  • Principles of Polymer Engineering
  • Coatings Technology
  • Mechanical Operations (elective course)
  • Practical Course in Materials Characterisation (elective course)

Extramural Courses

  • Polymers (Univerzitetni študijski program Inženirstvo materialov, UL NTF)
  • Polymer Materials  (Univerzitetni študijski program Inženirstvo materialov, UL NTF)
  • Technology of Materials I, II - UN (Academy of Fine Arts and Design)
  • Industrial Materials (elective course) - VS (Faculty of Mathematics and Physics)

Bologna 2nd Cycle Study Programmes

Chemical Engineering – UN:

  • Nanomaterials and Composites
  • Polymer Reaction Engineering
  • Polymer Process Engineering
  • Organic coatings

Extramural Courses

  • Polymer Materials (Magistrski študij lesarstva, UL BF)

Pre-Bologna Undergraduate Programmes

Materials - UN
- Inorganic Materials and Products, Technical Ceramics and Silicates - UN
- Principles of Technological Processes – UN
- Hazardous Substances – VS

Bologna 3rd Cycle Doctoral Study Programmes

Doctoral Programme in Chemical Sciences:
- Selected Topics in Separation Processes
- Selected Topics in Polymer Engineering
- Mechanics of Polymer Materials
- Selected Topics in Materials Engineering
- Selected Topics in Materials for Energy Industry and Environmetal Protection

Research Activities

  • Research and Development of Inorganic Materials, Products and Processes for their Preparation; Materials and Composites for High Temperature Fuel Cells; Characterization of Materials
  • Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites
  • Industrial Waste Materials
  • Defect Structure Influence on Sintering of Oxides (Mostly Rutile)
  • Experimetal Verification and Statistical Analysis of Different Sintering Models
  • Study of Liquid Phase Sintering and Sintering in Heterogeneous Systems
  • Impedance Spectroscopy Method for the Development of Ionic Conductors and Ionic Conductor-Metal Boundary Characterisation
  • Synthesis and Characterisation of Ceramic and Composite Materials for High Temperature Technologies e.g. High Temperature Fuel Cells
  • Sol-Gel and Combustion Synthesis Techniques for the Preparation of Complex Ceramic Oxides, Mixed Oxides and Composites
  • Synthesis, Characterisation and Properties of One-Dimensional Nanostructured Materials

List of Research Equipment

  • Gas Chromatograph
  • Scanning Electron Microscope Jeol T300
  • Heating Microscope Leitz Wetzlar 301-200-301
  • Optical Microscope Leitz
  • Particle Sizer Fritzsch Analysette 22
  • Impedance Analyser
  • 1250 Frequency Response Analyser Solartron Schlumberg
  • 1286 Electrochemical Interface Solartron Schlumberg
  • Scanning Probe Microscope Nanoeducator NT-MTD
  • Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope Zeiss ULTRA Plus
  • Microscope for Correlation, Confocal and Light Microscopy Zeiss (CE-NAMASTE)
  • Netzsch STA 449 F3 Jupiter Apparatus for Simultaneous Thermal Analysis (CE-NOT)
  • Mass Spectrometer Netzsch QMS 403C Aëolos (CE-NOT)
  • Surface Area and Porosity Analyzer Micromeritics ASAP 2020 (CE-NOT)
  • Mettler Toledo DMA 861e
  • Mettler Toledo DSC 1
  • Mettler Toledo ReactIR iC10
  • Mettler Toledo LabMax Automatic Lab Reactor
  • GC System 7890A Agilent Technologies
  • Perkin Elmer FTIR Spectrum 1000
  • Brabender Plastograph EC "PLUS"
  • Reometer Anton Paar Physica MCR301
  • 3D-DLS Research Lab
  • Vrstični elektronski mikroskop na poljsko emisijo Zeiss ULTRA plus
  • Bruker Avance III 500 MHz NMR spektrometer
  • Bruker DPX 300 NMR spektrometer
  • Microtrac S 3500 Laser Particle Size Analyzer




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