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Dr. Mario Kurtjak

Mario Kurtjak1

Postdoctoral fellow



2017: defence of the doctoral thesis entitled “New antibacterial nanomaterials based on gallium, gold and hydroxypatite”
2012-2016: doctoral study in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies at the Jozef Stefan International Postgraduate School
2012: university diploma (MSc equivalent) work in the field of theoretical Physical Chemistry, entitled “Lastnosti vode v poroznih materialih po modelu Mercedes-Benz”
2007-2012: undergraduate study of Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana

Professional background

2019 -: Advanced Materials department of the Jožef Stefan Institute
2012-2016: young researcher at the Advanced Materials department of the Jožef Stefan Institute

Research interests

antibacterial nanoparticles, especially based on gallium and functionalised gold
core-shell nanoparticles
synthesis of nanomaterials and their interactions with prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells