Department of Environmental Sciences

The Department of Environmental Sciences encompasses a broad range of research activities, diverse and varied as the environment itself.

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PhD fellowship avaialble

The Universitat Rovira i Virgili is offering a PhD Fellowship position in the field of Nanoscience, Materials and Chemical Engineering

O2 successfully passed external audit of its accredited methods by Slovenian Accreditation body

By issuing Annex to the accreditation certificate LP-090, our department successfully passed external audit of its four methods accredited according to SIST EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005

Open day at O2

Thank you for your visit!


Each year since 1993, at the end of March, the Institute has organised the Days of Jožef Stefan, with the aim being to popularize science and to celebrate the birthday of this great Slovenian physicist.

First videos developed within MEET-CINCH project

We are thrilled to announce that first set of videos about determination of uranium in water are available at

O2 human biomonitoring team in Prekmurje

RTV SLO TV crew was following activities carried out in Prekmurje

New EU Patent at O2

Process for obtaining health - and environment acceptable construction materials from the soil containing water soluble compounds of heavy metals : EP 3131688 (B1), 2018-01-24. Munich: European Patent Office

O2 in the "Good morning" show

Is use of aluminium foil safe?

Letter to the Editor, Food Chemistry

Radmila Milačič and Janez Ščančar. Comment on recent article speciation of Cr in bread and breakfast cereals, published in Food Chemistry, (2017) 129, 1839–1843 by Mathebula, M. W., Mandiwana, K., & Panichev, N. Food Chemistry 254 (2018) 78–79.

Early Stage Researcher positions available

14 positions in the field of ”Neurological Exposome” in the EU- funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) NEUROSOME available

Involvement of the DNA structure in the interspecies gene transfer published in Scientific Reports

Researchers from the Laboratory for Bioanalytics assit. prof. Aleš Lapanje at Department of Environmental Sciences and dr. Jan Zrimec, currently a postdoc at Chalmers University, Sweden, showed among the first that structural properties of DNA molecules are among the most important features responsible for efficient interspecies transfer of mobile DNA.

Finally winter

Reactor Center covered in snow


Kick-off of a new project.

Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School

Check out opportunities to carry out postgraduate studies.

ISOSCAPE Summer School at Edmund Mach Foundation, San Michele All'adige, Italy, 1-4 August, 2017

Doris Potočnik and Bor Krajnc attended the workshop “Isoscape summer school” which was held in Fundazione Edmund Mach di San Michele all'Adige iin Italy, from 1st to 4th August, 2017. The main topic of workshop was GIS modelling using the data of stable isotope ratio of light elements.

Research activity

Our activities

The Department of Environmental Sciences encompasses a broad range of research activities, diverse and varied as the environment itself.

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Our publications and media

They are multidisciplinary, from different natural sciences to social sciences, in particular chemical, physical, geological and biological, which define our environment, society and human activities.

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With our research we would like to clarify the relationship between natural processes and human activities, and the influence of these activities on human health and the environment

List of projects