• Personal Info

      Full Name: Gregor Trefalt
      Nationality: Slovenian

  • Education

  • Research Experience

      2015-present: Senior Lecturer Position (Maître Assistant) @ University of Geneva, Laboratory for Colloid and Surface Chemistry
      - Measurement of colloidal stability by light scattering
      - Interactions between colloidal paricles in the framework of Poisson-Boltzmann theory
      - Measurements of surface interactions by colloidal probe AFM

      2012-2015: Postdoctoral Research Associate @ University of Geneva, Laboratory for Colloid and Surface Chemistry
      - Measurement of colloidal stability by light scattering
      - Interactions between colloidal paricles in the framework of Poisson-Boltzmann theory
      - Measurements of surface interactions by colloidal probe AFM

      2007-2012: PhD Student and Research Assistant at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Electronic Ceramics Department:
      - Preparation of inorganic powders of complex oxide materials by solid-state synthesis
      - Preparation and properties analysis of powders and ceramics (XRD, SEM, ferroelectric properties,
      electromechanical properties, TGA, Particle size analysis)
      - Electrokinetic properties of colloidal suspensions
      - Monte Carlo simulations of agglomeration and adsorption of colloidal particles
      - Development of software for Heating Stage Microscope, automatic data acquisition and image analysis
      - Work on custom-build instrument for low strain measurements
      - Development of small software programs for scientific data analysis

      Internship: Monte Carlo simulations of electrolyte solutions @ University of Ljubljana and Preparation of PZT thin films by Chemical Solution Deposition @ Jožef Stefan Institute

      Short Visit: Developing Brownian Dynamics simulations code for colloidal suspensions studies @ Powder Technology Laboratory, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland (one month)

  • Skills

  • Awards

      2014 Oral Presentation Award @ Swiss Chemical Society Fall Meeting in Zurich

      2011 Award for presentation of scientific achievements @ Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School Students Conference

      2007 Prešeren Award for the Diploma Thesis given by the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology

      2005 Best Student of the Year Award for Program Chemistry

      2004 Best Student of the Year Award for Program Chemistry

  • Publications

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