Research

Vice Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Prof. drBoštjan Brešar
e-mail: bostjan.bresar@uni-mb.si
tel: 02 2355 607

Vice Dean for International Affairs and Development
Prof. dr. Blaž Zmazek
e-mail: blaz.zmazek@uni-mb.si
tel: 02 2355 607

Administrative Officer for Research
mag. Darja Hriberšek
email:darja.hribersek@uni-mb.si
tel: 02 2293 833

Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science
Chair:
Prof. drBlaž Zmazek
email:blaz.zmazek@uni-mb.si
tel: 02 2293 607

Institute for Biology, Ecology and Nature Conservation
Chair:
Prof. drMitja Kaligarič
email: mitja.kaligaric@uni-mb.si
tel: 02 2293 706

Institute for Physics
Chair:
Prof. drMatjaž Perc
email: matjaz.perc@uni-mb.si
tel: 02 2293 893

Institute for Modern Technologies
Chair:
Prof. dr. Boris Aberšek
email: boris.abersek@uni-mb.si
tel: 02 2293 752

Institutes are organizational units of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor, which provide a framework for scientific and applied research in the context of research projects and programs in regional, national and international arena in the following research areas:

Mathematical and natural sciences: mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry
Engineering: design,
Social Sciences: education,
Interdisciplinary research.

Institutes were established in late 2009 on the basis of the decision of Senate of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor.

Institutes of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor are research teams in which researchers explore in the context of domestic research programmes and research projects funded by the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS) and in the context of other national and international projects.

Research programmes – funded by ARRS

P1-0055, Biophysics of Polymers, Membranes, Gels, Colloids and Cells, 1.1.2009 – 31.12.2014
P1-0078, Biodiversity, 1.1.2009 – 31.12.2012
P2-0063, Intelligent Computer Aided Design, 1.1.2009 – 31.12.2016
P5-0027, Alignment of the Slovenian economy and development identity of Slovenia in the EU, 1.1.2009 – 31.12.2017

Research projects – funded by ARRS

J1-9368, The new nanostructure materials with a huge electromechanical response, soft elasticity
and unusual physical properties, 1.7.2007 – 30.6.2010
J1-0155, Patterns, structural self-assembly and multiferroic states in mixtures of nanoparticles and liquid crystals, 1.2.2008 – 30.1.2011
L2-0330Development of procedures and processes to improve hemocompatibility of polietilentereftals areas
1.2.2008 – 30.1.2011
Z1-2032, Physics of conflicts and their solutions, 01.05.2009 – 30.04.2011
J1-2043, Graphs and related mathematical structures, 01.01.2010 – 30.04.2012
J6-3600, Slovenian proverbs as cultural heritage: classification corps and editing, 1.5.2010―30.4.2013.

L7-5459, Graph models and algorithms applied to parameterizing base stations of fourth generation, 1.8.2013-31.7.2016
J5-5535, Development of information literacy of university students as a support for solving authentical science problems, 1.8.2013-31.7.2016

Applied projects

Mestna občina Koper: Mapping and conservation of habitat types in the evaluation of the basin area Dragonja “and” Making the plan of mapping of HT on the planned area of KP Dragonja and preparation the map material and the booklet Habitats and their inhabitants in the basin of the river DragonjaprofdrMitja Kaligarič, 2007

Institut za ekološki inženiring d.o.o.: Mapping of habitat types and flora and expert opinion – a complete assessment of variant solutions for hidroaccumulation of the area BrkiniprofdrMitja Kaligarič, 2007

Institut za ekološki inženiring d.o.o.: » Nature of the project evaluation arrangements polygon go-kart and golf courses in Lendava based on mapping of habitat types and flora «, profdrMitja Kaligarič, 2008

Vodnogospodarski biro d.o.o.: Analysis of the living world in the area between the Mura and Veržej ŠentiljprofdrMitja Kaligarič, 2007

Ministrstvo za okolje in prostor: Mapping of habitat types of areas: Slovenian IstriaprofdrMitja Kaligarič, 2006-2007

Ministrstvo za okolje in prostor: Mapping of habitat types Slovenia unforested package 3 – Area: South Foothills Sneznik – Gure, package 5 – Area: KumprofdrMitja Kaligarič, 2008-2009

IskraTEL d.o.o: Telecommunications network problems and algorithms Hanois tower, profdr. Sandi Klavžar, 2007-2009

Elektro Primorska d.d.: Hourly electricity price diagram, doc. drDrago Bokal, 2008

Ministrstvo za visoko šolstvo znanost in tehnologijo in Evropska Unija iz Evropskega sklada za regionalni razvojE-NARAVA Interactive Atlas of habitats and species in selected areas of Slovenia: e-Education for Nature Conservation, doc. drDrago Bokal, 2008

Golf Istra d.o.o.: Mapping and environmental assessment of habitat types and inventory of flora and fauna (segment: birds) for the planned golf course on site round the Sečovlje – a comparative study of the location SečovljeprofdrMitja Kaligarič, 2008

Institut za ekološki inženiring d.o.o.: The nature protection project evaluation arrangements GO_KART polygon and golf courses in Lendava-based mapping of habitat types and flora, profdrMitja Kaligarič, 2008

Mestna občina MariborFloristic and vegetation analysis and mapping birds of Maribor Island, profdrMitja Kaligarič, 2008-2009

Ministrstvo za šolstvo in šport in Javna agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost RS: CRP Situation and trends of ICT use in education in Slovenia, V5-0427profdr. Ivan Gerlič, 2008-2011

Ministrstvo za šolstvo in šport in Javna agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost RS: CRP DIDIKTA – analysis and development of didactics use of ICT in teaching and learning, V5-0425profdrBlaž Zmazek , 2008-2010

Ministrstvo za šolstvo in šport in Javna agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost RS: CRP Analysis of factors affecting the sustainable knowledge with an understanding of natural science and technical contents, V5-0424profdr. Marko Marhl, 2008-2010

Elektro Primorska d.d.: Analysis of the quality forecasting of electricity consumption, doc. drDrago Bokal, 2008-2009
Ministrstvo za okolje in prostor: Making amendment of the draft report under the Birds Directive for the period 2005-2007, profdr. Franc Janžekovič, 2008
Elektroinštitut Milan Vidmar: Mathematical formalization of the cost model blockage, doc. drDrago Bokal, 2008
Elektroinštitut Milan Vidmar: Upgrading of auction methods for allocating cross-border transmission capacities in the CEE region, doc. drDrago Bokal, 2008 – 2009
Ministrstvo za šolstvo in šport, financial source: Ministrstvo za šolstvo in šport and the European Union from the European Social Fund, Operational Programme for Human Resources Development for the period 2007-2013, project: The development of science skills, operation OP 13.2.3.1.12.0001, profdr. Ivan Gerlič, 2008 – 2012
Srednja šola Slovenska Bistrica, financial source: Ministrstvo za šolstvo in šport and the European Union from the European Social Fund, project: E-exercise book for Physics 1, dr. Igor Pesek, 2009-2010
Srednja šola Slovenska Bistrica, financial source: Ministrstvo za šolstvo in šport and the European Union from the European Social Fund, project: E-exercise book for Physics 2, dr. Igor Pesek, 2009-2010
Vodnogospodarski biro Maribor d.o.o.: Sampling and vegetation at selected dunes between Maribor and Drava PtujprofdrMitjaKaligarič, 2009
Vodnogospodarski biro Maribor d.o.o.: Mapping of habitat types for the area of Slovenske GoriceprofdrMitja Kaligarič, 2009
Unitur d.d., Zreče: Analysis of grassland vegetation and rehabilitation guidelines for cross-country trails on RoglaprofdrMitja Kaligarič, 2009
Roto podjetje za predelavo in trženje d.o.o., financial source: European Social Fund Operational Programme Human Resources Development for the period 2007-2013: Innovative use of wind energy of small wind farms for individual use, doc. drMitja Slavinec, 2009-2010

Ministrstvo za okolje in prostor: Mapping of habitat types unforested areas of Slovenia: Banjščice and MuraprofdrMitja Kaligarič, 2009-2010

Služba vlade Republike Slovenije za razvoj in evropske zadeve, financial source: from the financial contribution by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2004-2009, Project: Natural education center for sustainable development ” SI0039profdrNataša Vaupotič, 2008 – 2011

Mestna občina Maribor: Making plan for implementation of learning paths on the island of MaribordrMitja Kaligarič, 2010

Znanstvenoraziskovalni center SAZU: financial source: Ministrstvo za okolje in prostor, Mapping of habitat types unforested areas of Slovenia: KrasVremščicaprofdrMitja Kaligarič, 2010-2011

Inštitut za ekološki inženiring d.o.o., Maribor: Mapping and environmental evaluation of habitat and birds in selected areas of the Municipality of Lendava,drMitja Kaligarič, 2010

PIA d.o.o., Velenje, financial source: Ministrstvo za šolstvo in šport, projekt: Contract for preparation and implementation o the project Computerization of education, dr. Igor Pesek, 2010-2011

Zavod RS za varstvo narave, vir: finančni mehanizem Evropske unije LIFE+, projekt: POPISI ZAČETNEGA STANJA HABITATNIH TIPOV IN CILJNE VRSTE LOESLEJEVE GREZOVKE(Liparis loeselli) TER PROUČEVANJE VPLIVOV PROJEKTNIH AKTIVNOSTI NA VEGETACIJO NAPROJEKTNIH PILOTNIH OBMOČJIH ZELENCI, PLANIK VRHE, MURA-PETIŠOVCI IN BARJA NA POHORJU ZA IZVEDBO PROJEKTA Z NASLOVOM: VARSTVO IN UPRAVLJANJE SLADKOVODNIH MOKRIŠČ V SLOVENIJI, WETMAN 2011-2015, LIFE+ Narava, LIFE09NAT/SI/000374 ZA 3. SKLOP: PROJEKNO PILOTNO OBMOČJE Pohorje, doc. dr. Sonja Škornik, 2011-2014

Zavod RS za varstvo narave, vir: finančni mehanizem Evropske unije LIFE+, projekt: POPISI ZAČETNEGA STANJA HABITATNIH TIPOV IN CILJNE VRSTE LOESLEJEVE GREZOVKE(Liparis loeselli) TER PROUČEVANJE VPLIVOV PROJEKTNIH AKTIVNOSTI NA VEGETACIJO NAPROJEKTNIH PILOTNIH OBMOČJIH ZELENCI, PLANIK VRHE, MURA-PETIŠOVCI IN BARJA NA POHORJU ZA IZVEDBO PROJEKTA Z NASLOVOM: VARSTVO IN UPRAVLJANJE SLADKOVODNIH MOKRIŠČ V SLOVENIJI, WETMAN 2011-2015, LIFE+ Narava, LIFE09NAT/SI/000374 ZA 2. SKLOP: PROJEKNO PILOTNO OBMOČJE: Mura-Petišovci, doc. dr. Sonja Škornik, 2011-2014

Ministrstvo za kmetijstvo, gozdarstvo in prehrano in Javna agencija za raziskovalno dejavnost RS: projekt št. V4-1128 Ohranjanju biotskeraznovrstnosti travinja z vzpostavitvijo sistema pridelovanja ohranitvenih se mehanskih mešanic v okviru CRP Zagotovimo.si hrano za jutri, prof. dr. Mitja Kaligarič, 2011-2013

Zavod RS za šolstvovirMinistrstvo za šolstvo in šport in ESS sredstvaPogodba o  sodelovanju za izvedbo projekta E-učbeniki s poudarkom naravoslovnih predmetov v osnovni šolidr. Igor Pesek, 2012-2013

Rotis d.o.o., Trzin, projekt: Računski model za določitev dobe trajanja velikih aksialnih valjčnih ležajev, prof. dr. Srečko Glodež, 2011-2013

Ministrstvo za izobraževanje, znanost, kulturo in šport in Evropska unija iz Evropskega sklada za regionalni razvoj: projekt mOIDom – Mobilna okoljska izkaznica doma, prof. dr. Drago Bokal, 2012-2013

Ministrstvo za izobraževanje, znanost, kulturo in šport in Evropska unija iz Evropskega sklada za regionalni razvoj: projekt CORE@UM (Center za Odprte inovacije in RaziskavE UM), doc. dr. Marko Gosak , 2013-2015

 

International projects

Leonardo da Vinci: Parents: training most powerful supporters and guiders for disabled people, SI/05/B/F/PP-176006, profdr. Boris Aberšek, 2005-2007

European Commission of the European Union, FP 7: Researchers’ Night of Slovenia Researchers’ life in Slovenia, R&D IN SI, 044829, 2006

European Commission of the European Union, FP 7: research explosion, RE 228755, 2008

European Commission of the European Union, FP 7: Researchers for the Future, 245004 RESTURE, 2009

COST Office in Brussels, COST Network: Cryopreservation of crop species in Europe, COST ACTION 871, 2009-2010

ARRS, International cooperation with Poland: Spatially modulated phases in novel mesogenic compounds BI-PL/08-09-015, profdrNatašaVaupotič, 2008-2009

ARRS, International cooperation with Italy: Structures, forces and torques in soft matter systems BI-IT-05-08-002, profdrSamo Kralj, 2006-2009

ARRS, International cooperation with Serbia and Montenegro: Distance learning in the area of Computer supported mathematical education BI-CS/06-07-038, profdr. Dušan Pagon, 2006-2008

ARRS, International cooperation with Croatia: Maximal entropy production principle and biochemical reaction networks in cells BI-HR/07-08-022, profdr. Milan Brumen, 2007-2008

ARRS, International cooperation with France: Modelling of calcium signaling and contraction of smooth muscle cells at the level of airway cells and tissues: the role of calcium signals dekodation, cellular and intercellular coupling variability BI_FR-07-PROTEUS-017, profdr. Marko Marhl, 2007-2008

ARRS, International cooperation with Croatia: Fatigue strength of thermally cat structural elements BI-HR/09-10-033, profdrSrečkoGlodež, 2009-2010

ARRS, International cooperation with France: Distances, structure and Cartesian products of graphs BI-FR/10-11-proteus-008profdrBoštjan Brešar, 2010-2011

ARRS, International cooperation with Russia, Selected topics in group theory and continuum theory BI-RU/10-11-011, profdrJosoVukman

ARRS, International cooperation with Serbia, Laws of Algebraic Structures BI-SR/10-11-024, profdrJoso Vukman

ARRS International cooperation with Romania, Molecular modeling and topological characterization by counting polynomials of highly organize nanostructures BI-RO/10-11-001, profdr. Sandi Klavžar

ARRS, International cooperation with the Czech Republic, A Computational Model for Determination of Load Capacity of Large SlewingBearings BI-CZ/10-11-013, profdrSrečko Glodež

ARRS, International cooperation with Poland, Liquid crystalline phases by metal nanopatricles BI-PL/10-11, profdrNataša Vaupotič

ARRS, International cooperation with the United States of America, Generalized inverse limits BI-USD/11-12-049, doc. drIztok Banič

ARRS, International cooperation with Denmark, Optimization of warehouse operations BI-DK/11-12-014, profdrBlaž Zmazek

ARRS, International cooperation with India, Derivations and Related Mapping in Rings and Algebras BI-IN/10-12-007, profdrJoso Vukman

European Union, the European Regional Development Fund, Program for Central Europe: HABIT-CHANGE, Adaptive management of climate-induced changes of habitat diversity in protected areas, 2CE168P3profdrMitja Kaligarič, 2010-2013

ARRS, mednarodno sodelovanje z Republiko Argentino, Grafovski operatorji in produkti BI-AR/12-14, prof. dr. Boštjan Brešar

Evropska komisija, 7.OP, MARIE CURIE, International research staff exchange scheme, partnerstvo na projektu Dynamical systems and their applications – DynSysApll, prof. dr. Dušan Pagon, 2012

Air Force, ZDA, Nanoparticle controlled soft complex structures with topological defects, prof. dr. Samo Kralj, 2012 – 2013

Trilateralno sodelovanje Slo-BiH-Albanija, RP Bio Div Neuropterida Balkan – ALBH 2013, prof. dr. Dušan Devetak, 2013 – 2014

LLP, LdV, DESYODIP – Developing skills of young disabled people, prof. dr. Boris Aberšek, 2013 – 2015

ARRS, International cooperation with Russia, Combined effect of UV irradiation and nanoparticles on structural transition of confined liquid crystals, BI-RU/14-15-020, prof. dr. Samo Kralj

ARRS, International cooperation with Russia, Finite groups and related combinatorical structures, BI-RU/14-15-042, prof. dr. Iztok Banič