Head of Group at Jožef Stefan Institute
Phone: +386 1 477 3190
Jožef Stefan Institute
Jamova cesta 39
|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|
|2016-present||Head of Group at Jožef Stefan Institute and Assistant professor at Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, University of Ljubljana|
|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.|
|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.|
Blinc Award for physicists at the beginning of their career, 2022.
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.
Liquid-Crystal Microdroplets as Optical Microresonators and Lasers, PhD thesis, 2012.
Optical Microscopy With Subwavelength Resolution, Seminar, 2009.
Biosensors Based on Liquid Crystal Anchoring, Seminar, 2008.
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.
Measuring small forces with atomic force microscope, Seminar, 2006.
Mehka litografija (Soft Litography), Seminar, 2006.
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…