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Doctor : Jure Dobnikar



10.1996  B.Sc. degree in Physics at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

03.2001  PhDdegree in Physics at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

11.2002  Assistant Professor, University of Maribor, Slovenia

09.2010 Associate Professor, University of Maribor, Slovenia

06.2014 Full Professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology



1996-1997     PhD student: CAMTP, University of Maribor

1997-2001     PhD student: Jozef Stefan Institute (JSI), Ljubljana, Slovenia

2001-2004     Post doctoral fellow: Faculty of Physics, University Konstanz, Germany 

2004-2006     Marie-Curie Intra European fellowship at University of Graz, Austria

2006-2007     Marie Curie Reintegration Grant at JSI, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2006-2014  Senior Researcher: Department of Theoretical Physics, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2008-2014  Senior Research Associate: Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK

2014-now      BUCT

In my group, we are interested in understanding the fundamental principles of organization of soft and biological matter. The systems we explore are colloidal or nanoparticles suspensions characterized by their complexity, overlapping length- and timescales and competing interactions where self-assembly and emergent non-equilibrium behaviour are governed by many-body interactions, cooperativity, external energy input, fluid flow, and activity in self-propelled particles or living cells. We use theoretical and simulation tools and often collaborate with experimental groups around the world working on the same topics.Some possible projects and main collaboration partners are:

Nanoparticle-polymer mixtures(T. Curk, Cambridge)

Emergent dynamics of magnetic colloids (D. Babic, Slovenia)

Modeling bacterial motility and biofilm formation (Gerard Wong, UCLA, USA)

Modeling evolution of bacterial populations (F. Mattheus, Heidelberg, Germany)

Rheology of complex colloids (J. Horbach, Duesseldorf, Germany)

Role of multivalent electrostatics in immune response (Gerard Wong, UCLA, USA)

Superselective cell targeting (D. Frenkel, Cambridge, B. Mognetti, Belgium)

Electrokinetic flow in soft colloids (B. Rotenberg, Paris, France)

Mixtures of active and passive particles (I. Pagonabarraga, Barcelona, Spain)


A successful candidate will have solid background in science and interest in statistical mechanics and computer simulations. He/she should be curious to learn new things and work in international setting. We offer excellent research environment, competitive salaries and ideal future academic career perspectives for outstanding candidates. The position will include research visits to Europe or USA.
| | Source: International Exchanges and Cooperation Department | Date: 2015-12-09