News

April 2022
Dr. Luka Fotović from University of Zagreb has joined our laboratory for a 3-month research visit.


April 2022
Mirela has been appointed Assistant Professor of Materials at the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School.


March 2022
We were awarded travel grants from ARRS for bilateral cooperation with institutions in the USA: Mirela Johns Hopkins University, Miha The University of Texas at El Paso, Kristian and Matic University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.


January 2022
Matic was invited to join the Early Career Advisory Board of ChemistryOpen journal.


January 2022
Miha Virant has joined our laboratory as a new postdoctoral research associate.


December 2021
Mirela and Matic received research equipment co-funding grants from the Slovenian Research Agency.


November 2021
Kristian, Mirela, and Matic attended Festival della Scienza in Genoa, Italy, showing attractive chemistry experiments La chimica è servita: Esperimenti in cucina.


September 2021
We attended the SCS Annual Meeting 2021, where we presented posters, lectures, chaired sessions, and participated in the Student award committee.


August 2021
Mirela coauthored a paper published in PNAS!


July 2021
Our joint Research Project with Prof. Dominik Kurzydłowski from the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw was approved!


July 2021
Erik Uran has joined our laboratory as a new Ph.D. student.


July 2021
Juan Forero-Saboya from ICMAB-CSIC has joined our laboratory for a 3-month research visit.


June 2021
Our brand new ERC-funded single-crystal X-ray diffractometer Rigaku OD XtaLAB Synergy-S microfocus Ag/Cu with Dectris Eiger2 R CdTe 1M detector was installed.


April 2021
Matic is tutoring at the 18th Intensive Teaching School in X-Ray Structure Analysis.


April 2021
Klemen Motaln has joined our laboratory as a new Ph.D. student.


March 2021
Matic wrote the article Krypton Chemistry (in Slovene) for the JSI News magazine.


February 2021
Mirela was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship!


December 2020
Mirela and Matic received research equipment co-funding grants from the Slovenian Research Agency.


December 2020
Our joint Research Project with Dr. Lukáš Palatinus from the Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences was approved!


December 2020
A fully-funded PhD studentship is available to work on a collaborative project held between The University of Edinburgh, Diamond Light Source, and ECCL@JSI on the effect of extreme pressure on compounds of the noble gases.


November 2020
Our work in collaboration with the group of Prof. Gary J. Schrobilgen on the first compounds with chemically bonded Kr and Xe was published in Angew. Chem.


October 2020
Kristian presented his research on xenon compounds at 13th International Technology Transfer Conference.


October 2020
Two Ph.D. students have joined the team. Lia and Matic are working under the supervision of Mirela on superconductivity and quantum magnetism.


September 2020
Matic was nominated and won the "Name of the Week" (Ime tedna) distinction from Val 202 Radio.


September 2020
We attended the SCS Annual Meeting 2020, where we presented lectures, chaired sessions, and participated in the Student award committee.


September 2020
Matic was awarded an ERC Starting Grant worth €2.37 million!


September 2020
Matic is attending the High Pressure Summer School 2020 – Introduction to Novel Methods of Atomic and Electronic Structure Studies at High Pressures.


August 2020
Mirela was awarded a Research Project grant from the Slovenian Research Agency.


June 2020
Matic has been appointed Assistant Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School.


May 2020
We attended the 13th FROLIC GOATS High-Pressure Diffraction e-Workshop.


March 2020
Mirela’s H2020-MSCA-IF-2019 project proposal "Towards Quantum States of Matter via Chemistry under Ambient and Extreme Conditions – QMAT" received the Seal of Excellence.


February 2020
Matic gave the Habilitation Lecture "Chemistry at extreme conditions of high pressure in GPa range" at the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School.


February 2020
We are delighted to host Prof. Simon Parsons, University of Edinburgh, who is giving the JSI Colloquia lecture ("High Pressure and the Molecular Solid State").


January 2020
Mirela is on a 2-week research visit at PARADIM, Johns Hopkins University.


November 2019
Mirela has been appointed Associate Editor of the Acta Chimica Slovenica journal! (starting Jan. 1, 2020)


November 2019
Blaž was offered a position in pharma industry he couldn’t refuse. He’ll be greatly missed at ECCL.


November 2019
At Festival della Scienza in Genoa, Italy, we had the show Esperimenti Chimici in Cucina with attractive chemistry experiments.


October 2019
Matic attended the STS forum 2019 in Kyoto, Japan, and participated in the Young Leaders Program.


October 2019
We’re awarded travel grants from ARRS for bilateral cooperation with institutions in the USA: Matic Colorado State University, Kristian Purdue University, Mirela Johns Hopkins University.


September 2019
Blaž, Kristian, and Matic gave lectures at the SCS Annual Meeting 2019 in Maribor, Slovenia.


September 2019
We wrote the article Chemistry under Extreme Conditions (in Slovene) for the JSI News magazine.


September 2019
Mirela gave a lecture at the 17th European Conference on Solid State Chemistry in Lille, France.


August 2019
Mirela’s paper on a rare anisotropic spin glass material is published in Chem. Mater.!


August 2019
Matic spent a month in The Parsons Group at the University of Edinburgh doing high-pressure research, thanks to RSC Researcher Mobility Grant!


July 2019
The paper in Org. Lett. was featured in Synfacts!


June 2019
Matic gave a plenary lecture at the 27th Slovenian-Croatian Crystallographic Meeting 2019 in Rogaška Slatina, Slovenia.


April 2019
Blaž, Kristian, and Matic attended the 12th FROLIC GOATS High-Pressure Diffraction Workshop in Poznań, Poland.