Matjaž Humar

Head of Group at Jožef Stefan Institute

Assistant Professor at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana

Email: matjaz.humar@ijs.si
Phone: +386 1 477 3190

Office:
room A119
Jožef Stefan Institute
Jamova cesta 39
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia


Education:

2002-2007 Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana, Diploma thesis; Behavior of two-dimensional nematic colloidal crystals in the presence of an electric field.

2007-2012 PhD, Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School, PhD thesis; Liquid-Crystal Microdroplets as Optical Microresonators and Lasers


Positions:

2016-present Research group leader at Jožef Stefan Institute

2014-2019 Marie Curie fellow

2016-2017 Visiting researcher at Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

2013-2016 Research fellow at Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

2012-2013 Postdoc position at Jožef Stefan Institute.

2007-2012 PhD position at Jožef Stefan Institute, field of work; whispering-gallery modes, microcavities, spherical Bragg lasers, liquid crystals, fluorescence, lasers and optical tweezing.

2007-2009 Co-founder and co-owner of DaVinci ltd., London, trading on stock markets.

2005-2009 Co-founder and co-owner of CRG d.o.o. company (former Forex Dream Team), development of automated trading strategies for Foreign exchange.

2006-2007 Working for the diploma thesis at Jožef Stefan Institute. Field of work; Assembly of 2D nematic colloidal crystals using laser tweezers.

2005 Working as an undergraduate student. Field of work; Development of atomic force microscope technique for measuring mechanical properties of titania nanotubes.


Awards:

1st Place poster prize, Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Germany, 2016.

Marie Curie Reintegration Fellowship, “InjectableLasers” (H2020), 2016.

Personality of Primorska region - monthly selection (Osebnost Primorske), 2015.

Name of the week - selection by the national radio (Ime tedna, VAL202), 2015.

Best Poster Presentation Mentor Award, Harvard-MIT Summer Institute at MGH, 2015.

Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship (FP7), “LIVINGLASER”, 2014.

Slovenian award for sustainable development, 2011.

Slovenian award for sustainable development, 2010.

A main-belt asteroid was named after me: Matjazhumar (17201)

Second award at Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, 2003.

Honorable Mention at the 33rd International Physics Olympiad, Bali, Indonesia, 2002.

National “Zois scholarship” for gifted students, 1998.


Monographs:

Humar Matjaž, Liquid-Crystal Microdroplets as Optical Microresonators and Lasers, PhD thesis, 2012.

Humar Matjaž, Optical Microscopy With Subwavelength Resolution, Seminar, 2009.

Humar Matjaž, Whispering Gallery Modes, Seminar, 2008.

Humar Matjaž, Excitons in Semiconductor Quantum Dots, Seminar, 2008.

Humar Matjaž, Biosensors Based on Liquid Crystal Anchoring, Seminar, 2008.

Humar Matjaž, Vpliv električnega polja na dvodimenzionalne nematske koloidne kristale: diplomsko delo (The behavior of two-dimensional nematic colloidal crystals in the presence of an electric field: diploma thesis), 2007.

Humar Matjaž, Measuring small forces with atomic force microscope, Seminar, 2006.

Humar Matjaž, Mehka litografija (Soft Litography), Seminar, 2006.

Humar Matjaž, Ogljikove nanocevke (Carbon Nanotubes), Seminar, 2005.


My asteroid:

Matjazhumar (17201) is a main-belt asteroid, located between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter. It has the orbital period of 5.2 years and the absolute magnitude of 14. With its 3-7 km diameter is almost as large as the one that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. So you don’t want it to fell to the Earth. More data…