PERSONAL DATA

Name:                   Robert Dominko

Phone:                  +386 1 4760362

Email:                   robert.dominko(at)ki.si

EDUCATION:

2006-present:      Research associate at National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2002-2006:          Post-doc at National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1998-2002:          Ph.D. in Chemical technology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

1991-1997:          Undergraduate study, University of Ljubljana

EMPLOYMENT:

1998-present:      National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1997-1998:          TKI Hrastnik – product engineer

TRAINING AND VISITS AT FOREIGN UNIVERSITIES:

Nov. 2009-July 2010     Visiting assistant professor at Université de Picardie, Jules Verne, Amiens, France

January 2001                 University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.

July-Sept. 2000              RISØ National Institute, Roskilde, Denmark. 

Oct. 1996-Jan. 1997     Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic

AWARDS:

Mar. 2004   Jozef Stefan Golden Emblem Prize Award for outstanding contributions made to science in Doctoral theses.

June 2012   Pregl award for outstanding contribution to chemistry and related science in last 5 years in Slovenia.

PROFESIONAL ORIENTATION:

Solid-state electrochemistry of battery composites, research and development of new active materials, development of new characterization techniques and development of new concepts in the energy storage field.

POSITIONS HELD:

  • project coordinator of the FP7 project within with acronym EUROLIS – Advanced European lithium sulphur cells for automotive applications (FP7-2012-MATERIALS FOR GREEN CARS);
  • leader of the group working on the cathode materials for Li-ion batteries in the virtual European network ALISTORE-ERI (coordination of the work within 10 European laboratories);
  • scientific associate at National Institute of Chemistry and at Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia;
  • invited assistant professor in the course Erasmus Mundus Master programme MESC: Materials for energy storage and conversion;
  • member of the group responsible for patents at National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

INDICATORS OF RESEARCH ACTIVITIES:

  • author or co-author of 75 publications in the international scientific journals (h factor 28 with average number of citations per paper higher than 35);
  • 3 granted patents;
  • 10 invited presentations and more than 22 oral presentations at International conferences;
  • project leader of 2 project granted by National Research Agency, project co-leader of two international projects (A Swedish-Slovenian Battery Network –ERA-NET project and project between Central atomic agency (CEA), France and National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia);
  • leader of two subgroups in CO-NOT (Centre of excellence for low carbon technologies in Slovenia);
  • thesis advisor of 9 PhD students (financed by national research grants or through Alistore-ERI);
  • thesis advisor of 6 master students from the Erasmus Mundus master study: Materials for energy storage and conversion;
  • project leader of the several contracts between National Institute of Chemistry and industry;
  • organizations of several different conferences (SLONANO, Electromobility, ....).