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

Positions & employment:


  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)


  2021 National physics "Blinc" award for best physicists at the beginning of their career; Awarded by University of Ljubljana and J. Stefan Institute.

  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.