Curriculum Vitae [pdf]
Born in Kranj, Slovenia, 1981. Married. 2 daughters and 1 son (2013, 2016, 2018).
Positions & employment:
| • Vice-dean, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, UL, Oct 2021-
| • 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
|| 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.
|| 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)
||National physics "Blinc" award for best physicists at the beginning of their career
Awarded by the University of Ljubljana and J. Stefan Institute.
||National "Ziga Zois" recognition of important scientific achievements in soft matter physics
Awarded by the Republic of Slovenia.
||EPJ Distinguished Referee 2016
Awarded by the European Physical Journal.
||Honorary award for best junior university professors
Awarded by the University of Ljubljana.
||Jozef Stefan Golden Emblem Prize.
Awarded by the national Josef Stefan Institute.
||International Glenn Brown award for the best PhD Thesis in the field of liquid crystals.
Awarded by the International Liquid Crystal Society.
|| University of Ljubljana "Faculty Preseren's Award" for the outstanding Diploma work (Master thesis).
||"Excellent student" national award for excelent finish of secondary schooling (Matura, Abitur) .
||National "Zois scholarship" for gifted students.