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Current projects

  • J2-1726 Thermocatalytic and photocatalytic low temperature CH4 reforming with CO2 over nanoshaped Ni/CeO2 and PM-Ni/CeO2-TiO2 materials (2019-2022) - Principal investigator: Dr. Petar Djinović

  • N1-0079 Belgian-slovenian project (FWO-ARRS) Advanced solid state NMR methods for dealing with paramagnetism and short range disorder in catalytic materials (2018-2021) – Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Gregor Mali
  • Industrial project: NESTE Finland (2019-2021) Isomerization of isobutene/isooctane with an ion exchange catalyst Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Nataša Novak Tušar (collaboration D09 and D13, representatives D13: Assist. Prof. Blaž Likozar amd Matic Grom) in the frame of EU project REWOFUEL
  • UNESCO participation programme 2020-2021: Training of young scientists in innovative approaches for CO2 capture and utilization towards circular economy – Principal investigators: Prof. Dr. Nataša Novak Tušar and  Prof. Dr. Nataša Zabukovec Logar

  • Bilateral research project with N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Moscow, Russia - Principal investigator: Dr. Gregor Žerjav
  • Bilateral research project with the Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China - Principal investigator: Dr. Albin Pintar
  • Bilateral research project with the Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton (NY), USA - Principal investigator: Dr. Gregor Žerjav
  • Bilateral research project with the Centre for Energy Research, Department of Surface Chemistry and Catalysis, Budapest, Hungary - Principal investigator: Dr. Albin Pintar

Selected past projects

  • Z1-9171 Development of microporous aluminophosphate frameworks for solar-powered water harvesting (2018-2020) - Principal investigator: Dr. Andraž Krajnc
  • Bilateral Slovene-USA project (2018-2019) Development of manganese based catalytic system for the removal of dyes from wastewater working under neutral pH, Principal investigator: prof. dr. Nataša Zabukovec Logar
  • L2-7630 Thermo- and photo-active coatings for windows (2016-2019) – Coordinator: prof. dr. Urška Lavrenčič Štangar (University of Novi Gorici) Representative D09: prof. dr. Nataša Novak Tušar
  • N1-0028 Belgium-Slovenia project (FWO-ARRS) (2014-2018) Development of advanced TiO2-based photocatalysts for the degradation of organic pollutants from wastewater – Principal investigator: prof. dr. Nataša Novak Tušar
  • L2-6776 Zeolite-modified fibre-forming polymers ; fabrication, characterization and application (2014-2017) – Nosilec: prof. dr. Karin Stana Kleinschek (Univerza v Mariboru) National Institute of Chemistry representative: prof. dr. Nataša Zabukovec Logar
  • SCOPES project "Metal-Hydride Organic Frameworks (HOF)-new solids for gas adsorption and Separation" Coordinator: Radovan Cerny, National Institute of Chemistry representatives: prof. dr. Nataša Zabukovec Logar, prof. dr. Gregor Mali, dr. Matjaž Mazaj)
  • EU COST akcija FP1306  (2014-2018) Valorisation of lignocellulosic biomass side streams for sustainable production of chemicals, materials & fuels using low environmental impact technologies – Representative of Slovenia: prof. dr. Nataša Novak Tušar
  • Bilateral Slovene-Croatian (2016-2017) Relation of local structure and ordering to the properties of novel (multi)functional materials – Principal investigator: prof. dr. Gregor Mali
  • Industrial project: Global Bioenergy, Leipzig, Germany (2017) Process optimization for the catalytic conversion of iso-butene to iso-octene Coordinator: prof. dr. Nataša Novak Tušar (D09 and D13, D13 representative assist. prof. dr. Blaž Likozar)
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