Materials Research Laboratory covers research topics from fields of electronic and environmental materials. Both fields are complementary with respect to a type of materials (semiconducting oxides) and physical effects (electron transfer).
About the laboratory
Material Research Laboratory was established by professor Matjaz Valant in 2009 and has evolved in a sizeable research unit with state-of-the-art equipment and diverse expertise of the team members ranging from synthetic and crystal chemistry, functional materials, surface science, theoretical and computational chemistry etc. We have not only maintained the initial research focus on environmental and electronic materials but also developed it towards new exciting and advanced material systems and processes that include topological insulators, nanostructured photo-catalysts, materials in extreme environments and energy storage technologies. The joint efforts of the team members resulted in some exciting discoveries and developments. Our highly esteemed research work enables us to work with the most important academic and industrial laboratories all over the world.