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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Dr Žiga Tkalec Excellent in Science 2023

Scientific Research Council for the Natural Sciences selected our achievement entitled "Non-targeted analysis identified 74 biomarkers of exposure in the urine of Slovenian children" by Dr Žiga Tkalec and the colleagues from the Department of Environmental Sciences as Excellent in Science 2023. 

Our researchers published an article in a journal with IF-16.9

Dr. Raghuraj Singh Chouhan and Dr. Marko Štrok from the Department of Environmental Sciences of the “Josef Stefan Institute” in collaboration with Dr. Ivan Jerman from the National Institute of Chemistry and colleagues from abroad published an article entitled Recent advancements in the development of Two-Dimensional nanostructured-based anode materials for stable power density in microbial fuel cells which was published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews.

ESPR achieved Q1 status with IF 5.8

Environmental Science and Pollution Research (ESPR) journal, with EiC Prof. Philippe Garriegue from the University of Bordeaux, France, and where Prof. Dr. Ester Heath served as an editor since 2009, has achieved Q1 status with an Impact Factor of 5.8. 

FoodTraNet presented at MSCA Coordinators Info Day

At the MSCA Coordinators Info Day in Brussels, three remarkable MSCA ITN projects, including FoodTraNet, generously shared their insights and success stories on fostering collaborations with other projects and initiatives.

Active participation in COP5 of the Minamata Convention

The Department of Environmental Sciences (IJS-O2) attended the fifth meeting of the parties to the Minamata Convention (COP5), held between October 29 and November 3 in Geneva. During the meeting, we organized a "Knowledge Lab" titled "Connecting Science, Policy, and the Minamata Convention through Postgraduate Education".

SmartMOVE Video

The SmartMOVE project addresses the management of sustainable mobility in high-traffic locations in Ljubljana, which represents the most congested transportation hub in the country.

Reno Workshop in Measurement of Atmospheric Mercury

Jožef Stefan Institue's team, comprised of Prof. Dr. Milena Horvat, Dr. Igor Živkovic, and Sreekanth Vijayakumaran Nair (GMOS-Train ESR 2), recently attended a three-day workshop in Nevada organized by the University of Nevada, Reno, in the United States.

Green synthesis of a magnetite 2D nanocomposite for efficient Hg2+ remediation

Researchers from the Department for Environmental Sciences in collaboration with other colleagues, published an article featured on the cover of Environmental Science Nano.

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

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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

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