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Personal: Born in Kranj, Slovenia, 1981. Married. 1 daughter and 1 son.

Education and positions:
  2000-2004 MSc in Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana. Msc thesis: "Effect of a Light Beam on Colloidal Particles Dispersed in a Nematic Liquid Crystal", Advisor: S. Zumer.
  2004-2009 PhD in Physics, specialisation Condensed Matter Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana. PhD thesis: "Colloidal Structures Confined to Thin Nematic Layers", Advisor: S. Zumer.
  2005-2012 Teaching assistant (asistent), Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana.
  2009-2012 Post-doctoral Research Fellow (Marie Curie Fellow), Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford.
  2009-2012 Tutor for Condensed Matter Physics (3rd year Physics), University of Oxford.
  2013- Assistant professor (from 2015, with tenure), Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana.
  2015- Reasearch associate, Josef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana.

  2016 EPJ Distinguished Referee 2016
Awarded by the European Physical Journal.
  2014 Honorary award for best junior university professors
Awarded by the University of Ljubljana.
  2011 Jozef Stefan Golden Emblem Prize.
Awarded by the national Josef Stefan Institute.
  2010 International Glenn Brown award for the best PhD Thesis in the field of liquid crystals.
Awarded by the International Liquid Crystal Society.
  2004 University of Ljubljana "Faculty Preseren's Award" for the outstanding Diploma work (Master thesis).
  2000 "Excellent student" national award for excelent finish of secondary schooling (Matura, Abitur) .
  1996 National "Zois scholarship" for gifted students.

  2010-2012 (2 years) ACTOIDS - Active liquid crystal colloidsofluidics - EU FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IEF Marie Curie Fellowship (at University of Oxford); PI M. Ravnik with J.M. Yeomans
  2012-2016 (4 years) FREEFLUID - Channelfree liquid crystal microfluidics - EU FP7-PEOPLE-2011-CIG Marie Curie Career Integration Grant (at University of Ljubljana); PI M. Ravnik
  2013-2015 (2 years) Research Project ARRS Z1-5441 Active and complex materials fluidics at microscale // Fluidika aktivnih in kompleksnih tekocin na mikroskali (at University of Ljubljana); PI M. Ravnik
  2015-2018 (3 years) USAF AFRL EOARD Research Project Nematic Colloidal Tilings as Tunable Soft Metamaterials (at University of Ljubljana); PI M. Ravnik
  2016-2017 (2 years) SLO - USA bilateral ARRS travel grant Topological soft matter for photonics // Topološka mehka snov za fotoniko (University of Ljubljana and Unviersity of Pennsylvania); PIs M. Ravnik and R. Kamien
  2016-2018 (3 years) Research Project ARRS J1-7300 Metamaterials based on liquid crystal colloids // Metamateriali na osnovi tekocekristalnih koloidov (at University of Ljubljana and Josef Stefan Institute); PI M. Ravnik
  2016-2019 (3 years) Industrial project with company Lek d.d. member of Sandoz Development of the preformulation platform for the development of biopharmaceutical formulation // Razvoj predformulacijske platforme za razvoj formulacije bioloskega zdravila; PI M. Ravnik
  2017-2020 (3 years) Applied Research Project ARRS L1-8135: Biopharmaceuticals: sensor for aggregation of protein particles based on liquid crystals // Biološka zdravila: detektor tvorbe proteinskih delcev na osnovi tekočih kristalov. (at University of Ljubljana, Josef Stefan Institute, and Lek. d.d member of Sandoz); PI M. Ravnik