About us

Asst. Prof. Srečo Davor Škapin

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Scientific Counselor
Assistant Professor of Materials Science at the IPC Jožef Stefan
Lecturer at Polymer Technology College in Slovenj Gradec

Biography

Education

1988 – B. Sc.,
1992 – M. Sc.,
1997 – Ph. D.,
All degrees obtained at Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, Department of Chemical Technology

Professional background

1986-1987: Secondary School for Machinery, Ljubljana, Teacher of Chemistry
1988-1989: Tekstilna Tovarna Prebold, Technologist in Production
1989-: Jožef Stefan Institute, Advanced Materials Department

Specialization

April 2002 – March 2003: Postdoctoral training, Center for Advanced Materials Processing, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA, field of work: colloidal and nanoparticles and nanotechnology

Research interests

  • Ceramic materials; high temperature phase relations in oxide systems, development of new dielectric ceramic formulations and new inorganic compounds, characterization of ceramic materials, measurements of dielectric properties
  • Colloidal and nanochemistry; preparation, characterization and further functionalisation of organic nanoparticles
  • Biomineralisation: Influence of proteins (enzymes) on crystallization, morphology and surface characteristics of carbonates.