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Significant achievements of staff

The Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Maribor, is involved in implementing the Euromaster study program "Measurement Science in Chemistry" together with nine European universities and with the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (EC-DG JRC IRMM, Geel, Belgium).

In the framework of EU-Slovenian projects, TrainMiC® international summer schools and seminars are organised In collaboration with the following: the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Maribor; the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM); the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana; the National Laboratory for Health, the Environment and Food, Maribor (NLZOH); the Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana; and the Metrology Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (MIRS). The schools and seminars are intended for experts who deal with analyses and measurements in the environment and food safety. TrainMiC® is a pan-European program for lifelong learning in the field of metrology in chemistry, coordinated by the European Commission and implemented by the national TrainMiC® groups from more than 25 European countries.

Selected publications:


Klodian XHANARI, Natalija GRAH, Matjaž FINŠGAR, Regina FUCHS-GODEC, Uroš MAVER, Corrosion inhibition and surface analysis of amines on mild steel in chloride medium, 2017, vol. 71, pp. 81-89.

FINŠGAR, Matjaž, JACKSON, Jennifer. Electrochemical study of AISI C1018 steel in methanesulfonic acid containing an acetylenic alcohol-based corrosion inhibitor formulation. Journal of laboratory automation, 2016, vol. 21, pp. 632-641.

XHANARI, Klodian, FINŠGAR, Matjaž. Organic corrosion inhibitors for aluminum and its alloys in chloride and alkaline solutions : a review. Arabian journal of chemistry, 2016, pp. 1-32

FINŠGAR, Matjaž, PETOVAR, Barbara, XHANARI, Klodian, MAVER, Uroš. The corrosion inhibition of certain azoles on steel in chloride media: electrochemistry and surface analysis. Corrosion science, 2016, vol. 111, pp. 370-381

K. XHANARI, M. FINŠGAR, Organic corrosion inhibitors for aluminium and its alloys in acid solutions: a review. RSC Advances, 2016, vol. 6, pp. 62833-62857

M. FINŠGAR, Electrochemical Analysis of 4-methyl-2-phenyl-imidazole Adsorbed on Cu. Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 2016, vol. 11, pp. 6775-6790

MAVER, Uroš, VELNAR, Tomaž, GABERŠČEK, Miran, PLANINŠEK, Odon, FINŠGAR, Matjaž. Recent progressive use of atomic force microscopy in biomedical applications. TrAC, Trends in analytical chemistry, 2016, vol. 80, pp. 96-111

POTTA THARA, Yasir-Beeran, BOBNAR, Vid, GORGIEVA, Selestina, GROHENS, Yves, THOMAS, Sabu, FINŠGAR, Matjaž, KOKOL, Vanja. Mechanically strong, flexible and thermally stable graphene oxide/nanocellulosic films with enhanced dielectric properties. RSC advances, 2016, vol. 6, pp. 49138-49149.

FINŠGAR, Matjaž, PERVA-UZUNALIĆ, Amra, STERGAR, Janja, GRADIŠNIK, Lidija, MAVER, Uroš. Novel chitosan/diclofenac coatings on medical grade stainless steel for hip replacement applications. Scientific reports, 2016, vol. 6, pp. 1-17

IVANOVIĆ, Milena, ISLAMČEVIĆ RAZBORŠEK, Maša, KOLAR, Mitja. Simultaneous GC-MS determination of free and bound phenolic acids in Slovenian red wines and chemometric characterization. Acta chimica slovenica, 2016, vol. 63, pp. 661-669.

ISLAMČEVIĆ RAZBORŠEK, Maša, IVANOVIĆ, Milena. Stability studies and determination of carnosic acid and its oxidative degradation products by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 2016, pp. 1-11.

FINŠGAR, Matjaž. The first X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy surface analysis of 4-methyl-2-phenyl-imidazole adsorbed on copper. Analytical methods, 2015, vol. 7, iss. 16, pp. 6496-6503.

FINŠGAR, Matjaž, JACKSON, Jennifer. The corrosion resistance of 2205 duplex steel in non-inhibited methanesulphonic acid at elevated temperature. Materials and corrosion, 2015, vol. 66, iss. 11, pp. 1299-1304

FINŠGAR, Matjaž, KEK-MERL, Darja. 2-mercaptobenzoxazole as a copper corrosion inhibitor in chloride solution : electrochemistry, 3D-profilometry, and XPS surface analysis. Corrosion science, 2014, vol. 80, pp. 82-95

FINŠGAR, Matjaž, KEK-MERL, Darja. An electrochemical, long-term immersion, and XPS study of 2-mercaptobenzothiazole as a copper corrosion inhibitor in chloride solution. Corrosion science, 2014, vol. 83, pp. 164-175

FINŠGAR, Matjaž. Galvanic series of different stainless steels and copper- and aluminium-based materials in acid solutions. Corrosion science, 2013, vol. 68, pp. 51-56,

FINŠGAR, Matjaž. 2-mercaptobenzimidazole as a copper corrosion inhibitor : Part I. : long-term immersion, 3D-profilometry, and electrochemistry. Corrosion science, 2013, vol. 72, pp. 82-89

FINŠGAR, Matjaž. 2-mercaptobenzimidazole as a copper corrosion inhibitor : Part II. : surface analysis using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Corrosion science, 2013, vol. 72, pp. 90-98

FINŠGAR, Matjaž. EQCM and XPS analysis of 1,2,4-triazole and 3-amino-1,2,4-triazole as Copper corrosion inhibitors in chloride solution. Corrosion science, 2013, vol. 77, pp. 350-359

ISLAMČEVIĆ RAZBORŠEK, Maša. Stability studies on trans-rosmarinic acid and GC-MS analysis of its degradation product. Journal of pharmaceutical and biomedical analysis, 2011, vol. 55, iss. 5, pp. 1010-1016

Cooperation with Institutions and Companies:

·        BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany

·        Lek Pharmaceuticals d.d., Sandoz Development Center Slovenia

·        INTECH-LES, Slovenia

 ·       Impol d.o.o., Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia

 ·       Gorenje d.d., Slovenia

·        Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

·        The Chemical Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

·        The Slovenian National Building and Civil Engineering Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

·        The University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Slovenia

·        The Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria

·        The Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Zagreb, Croatia

·        The University of Split, Faculty of Chemistry and Technology, Croatia

·        The Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia

·        The University of Tuzla, Faculty of Technology, BiH

·        The University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, BiH

·        The Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Slovenia

·        The Metrology Institute, LC Celje, Slovenia

·        The National Laboratory for Health, the Environment, and Food, Slovenia