The team

Prof. dr. Boštjan Markoli

Full professor of Physical Metallurgy at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Materials and Metallurgy, University of Ljubljana. He was born in 1968 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He received his PhD in materials science in 2000 from the University of Ljubljana. His scientific research interest is associated with: constitution of metallic materials, characterization of materials by LOM, SEM+EDS, TEM, HRTEM, ToF SIMS, AES, XPS, DSC, STM etc., development and synthesis of new light-weight Al-alloys, magnetic and magnetocaloric materials, quasicrystalline alloys, high entropy materials and MSMA alloys. During the 1990’s he collaborated with the Technical University of Munich in Germany on the development of novel Al-alloys for the Audi A6 Spaceframe and alloys for the AIRBUS A320. He was a visiting scientist in 2010 at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, Norway and during 2011-2012 at the National Center for Electron Microscopy at the University of California in Berkeley, USA. He published over 75 scientific papers with IF, has 270 citations, h=11, published 5 text books and authored or coauthored 3 chapters in intl. sci. books, attended over 90 international conferences and holds two patents.

Asst. prof. dr. Iztok Naglič

Assistant Professor of Physical Metallurgy at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Materials and Metallurgy, University of Ljubljana. He was born on 4th of September 1973 in Kranj, Slovenia. He received his engineering degree in Materials Science in 1998, and Ph.D. in Materials Science in 2006 from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His main areas of interest are grain refinement of aluminium, constitution of multicomponent phase diagrams of metals, metallography, characterization of metallic materials and quasicrystals. He has authored or co-authored 21 papers in SCI journals and has 41 citations (excluding self-citations). His h index is 3.

dr. Blaž Leskovar

Assistant of Physical Metallurgy at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Materials and Metallurgy, University of Ljubljana. He was born in 1991 in Maribor. He received his PhD in materials science in 2019 from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, University of Ljubljana. His scientific research includes: Light optical microscopy (LOM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and x-ray diffraction (XRD) investigation of materials. His main research interests include synthesis of new materials, phase equilibria, thermal and microstructural analysis. He has authored and co-authored 6 scientific papers and 20 conference papers/abstract.

young researcher Adam Zaky

Young researcher at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Materials and Metallurgy, University of Ljubljana. He was born in 1993. His journey to a PhD began in late 2020 under the mentorship of dr. Boštjan Markoli in the field of Al-alloys reinforced with quasicrystalline phases.