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Curriculum Vitae [pdf]



Personal: Born in Kranj, Slovenia, 1981. Married. 2 daughters and 1 son (2013, 2016, 2018).


Positions & employment:
• Associate professor, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, UL, 2017-
• Senior reasearch associate, Josef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, 2017-
• Assistant professor (from 2015, with tenure), Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, UL, 2013-17
• Reasearch associate, Josef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, 2015-17

• Post-doctoral Research Fellow (Marie Curie Fellow), Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford, 2009-12

• "Young researcher" (= PhD student), Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, UL, 2004-09


Education:
  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.
  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. (5-year course in 4 years)


Awards:
  2019 National "Ziga Zois" recognition of important scientific achievements in soft matter physics
Awarded by the Republic of Slovenia.
  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.


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