• D01

    Theory Department

    Our aim is to elucidate various chemical, physical and biological processes from the theoretical perspective using mainly computational approaches implemented for high performance computing, as well as theoretical methods that have constant feed-back to experimental IR and NMR spectroscopy. We focus on problems in molecular pharmacology, drug design, chemical informatics, molecular biophysics, soft matter, materials optimization...

  • D04

    Department of Analytical Chemistry

    Fundamental research and development of advanced analytical methodologies, novel tools and sensors for (i) chemical analysis of (trace) elements, characterization of compounds, materials and processes, (ii) their application in topical areas of (a) environmental protection, (b) health and food safety and (c) materials research, and (iii) supporting collaboration with industrial partners.

  • D05

    Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

    Top and internationally renowned research group in environmental protection. Our mission is to develop modern processes for water treatment along with catalytic, microbial and enzymatic processes in energy and production of high added-value compounds.

  • D06

    Department of Food Chemistry

    Basic and applied research on functional food, food supplements and natural biologically active compounds form plant materials. Development and validation of various chromatographic and hyphenated LC, GC, TLC, CE, LC-MS, GC-MS, TLC-MS analytical methods in the context of research projects and for other academic and industrial partners from Slovenia and abroad.


  • D07

    Department of Polymer Chemistry and Technology

    The research programme focuses on the development of novel polymers and polymeric materials (popular plastics) with tailored properties for improvement of the quality of life and sustainable development.

  • D09

    Department of Inorganic Chemistry and Technology

    Design and development of inorganic adsorbents and catalysts for environmental and energy applications such as gas and heat storage, air and water purification, and processing of biomass into chemicals and fuels. Emphasis is placed on understanding of structure-property relationship in porous materials by using advanced characterization methods such as XRD, solid-state NMR, XAS, and modeling at the atomic level.

  • D10

    Department of Materials Chemistry

    Research in Department for Materials Chemistry focuses on synthesis, characterization and development of advanced materials for sustainable, low carbon energy solutions. The main research areas comprise (i) advanced battery materials, (ii) coating development and (iii) synthesis and characterization of electrocatalysts. In order to better understand the properties and functioning of these materials, we also develop our own spectroscopic, microscopic and electrochemical methods.

  • D11

    Department of Molecular Biology and Nanobiotechnology

    Proteins of intracellular pathogens and their mechanism of action in pathogenesis. MACPF / CDC proteins and their mechanism of action. Research and development of advanced bio- pharmaceuticals.


  • D12

    Department of Synthetic Biology and Immunology

    Research of the molecular mechanism of molecular recognition and signaling in innate immune response, drug design and synthetic biology.

  • D13

    Department of Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering

    Department of Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering is primarily invested in chemical (process) engineering, reactor and unit operation design and construction, as well as multi-scale process modelling. The Department topics foremost include carbon dioxide and natural gas conversion, hydrogen and fuel cell technologies, biomass valorisation to bio-based compounds, and (bio)pharmaceutical processes.

  • D15

    Slovenian NMR Centre

    Slovenian NMR centre is a national facility offering access and expertise in NMR to users in academic and industrial institutions. In addition, it combines scientific activities of two groups engaged in: (i) studies of structure and dynamics of biologically important (macro)molecules, and (ii) development of soluble metal-ligand complexes that are able to catalyze asymmetric organic transformations.


  • D16

    Center for Validation Technologies and Analytics

    Force degradation studies, Validation, transfer of analytical procedures and GMP analytics, Qualitative and quantitative analytical testing of comercial products/goods with validated analytical procedures in GMP environment and issuing certificates of analysis and compliance, Analytical techniques: UV-VIS, TLC, HPLC, UPLC, GC, dissolution testing, ICP/MS, ICP/OES, IC, He-Picnometry, KF.