products for advanced applications and energy. The research in this area is aimed at
the development of high value-added technology materials. The emphasis is on
the nanotechnology development: new nanocomposites and nano-organized materials
will enable the creation of specific properties.
coordinator is dr. Zorica Crnjak Orel,
Laboratory for the Spectroscopy of Materials, National Institute of
Research activities in this area are focused on the synthesis of functional
polymers for use in dye, coatings and adhesives. This field is of great
importance for Slovenian chemical industry, which creates a substantial part of
its revenue from the sale of these materials. The research focus will be on the
enhancement of synthesis procedures, reduction of organic solvent use during
production and later technological processes, final formulations and
water-based coating formulations for advanced applications.
coordinator is dr. Bogdan Znoj,
Helios Domžale, d.d.
resources, degradation and stabilization. The research area is focused on the use
of materials from renewable resources in polymer production, and on the study
of processes of degradation and stabilization of natural and modified natural
polymer materials. The central research focus is on the treatment of biomass,
including liquefaction, modification and processing of products to be used as
raw materials in the production of materials or as fuel. Related is the study
of degradation processes in terms of biomass processing, biodegradation and
preservation of natural materials.
coordinator is Janez Navodnik,
health care and medicine. The main research focus is on the development of multifunctional
materials for surgical use and faster post-operative treatment of surface wounds,
functional polymer surfaces with specific antithrombogenic properties for the production
of vascular implants, biodegradable and biocompatible carriers of medicinal
substances and chromatographic macroporous polymer materials for purification
of biological macromolecules, such as peptides, proteins, viruses and DNA.
coordinator is prof. dr. Karin
Laboratory for Characterization and Processing of Polymers, Faculty of
Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor
to success in the main areas of polymer research, as well as in general, is
scientific and development excellence. Scientific excellence will be supported
by new research equipment, which will present a substantial part of the
planned budget of CE PoliMaT and will upgrade through the development contribution
of successful partner companies which after the crisis run exporting business and
contribute an important share into the GDP of the Republic of Slovenia.
The research and development programme leader of the PoliMaT Centre of
Excellence is prof. dr. Majda Žigon.