Chair info

Chair of Mineralogy, Petrology and Materials (CMPM)
Department of Geology
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering
Aškerčeva 12, SI-1000 Ljubljana

Head: Assist. Prof. Nastja Rogan Šmuc
E-mail: nastja.rogan@guest.arnes.si
Tel.: +386 1 4704 620

 

Members of chair

  • Prof. Nina Zupančič
  • Assist. Prof. Matej Dolenec
  • Uroš Herlec
  • Assist. Prof. Simona Jarc
  • Assist. Prof. Nastja Rogan Šmuc
  • Assist. Prof. Mirijam Vrabec

Technical Assistants:

  • Ema Hrovatin
  • Miran Udovč

 

 

Fields of work

Mineralogy and crystallography+

prof. Breda Mirtič, assist. prof. Simona Skobe, DrSc, prof. Tadej Dolenec, DrSc, assist. prof. Matej Dolenec, DrSc, assist. prof. Nastja Rogan Šmuc, DrSc, assist. prof. Petra Vrhovnik, DrSc, assist. Darja Komar
Research fields:

  • Structure and chemical composition of minerals for mineral materials characterisation
  • Twinning, epitaxy and phase transformations in minerals
  • Atomic-scale studies of initial stages of phase transformations in minerals
  • Mineralogy and geochemistry of natural solid materials
Sedimentology+

prof. Tadej Dolenec, assist. prof. Matej Dolenec, DrSc, Uroš Herlec, DrSc, assist. prof. Mirijam Vrabec, DrSc, assist. prof. Nastja Rogan Šmuc, DrSc, assist. prof. Petra Vrhovnik, DrSc, assist. Darja Komar
Research fields:

  • Tertiary clastic sedimentary rocks of Paratethys
  • Recent marine sediments
  • Recent river sediments
  • Recent lake sediments
  • Triassic pyroclastic rocks
Petrology+

prof. Tadej Dolenec, DrSc, assist. prof. Matej Dolenec, DrSc, Uroš Herlec, DrSc, assist. prof. Mirijam Vrabec, DrSc, assist. prof. Nastja Rogan Šmuc, DrSc, assist. prof. Petra Vrhovnik, DrSc, assist. Darja Komar
Research fields:

  • Petrology of metamorphic rocks:
    • Ultrahigh-pressure metamorphic rocks from Pohorje Mts., NE Slovenia
    • Low grade metamorphic rocks of Štalenskogorska formation
    • Petrological research of marbles from Pohorje Mts. (Slovenia) and Republic of Macedonia
    • A contact metamorphic rocks of Pohorje Mts. (Slovenia) and Republic of Macedonia
  • Petrology of igneous rocks:
    • Igneous rocks from Pohorje Mts., NE Slovenia
    • Rock of Karavanke magmatic zone
    • Pegmatites of Eastern Alps
    • Ophiolitic complex of Vardar zone (Republic of Macedonia)
    • Problematic carbonatites of Kriva Lakavica (Republic of Macedonia)
    • Tertiary magmatism of Zletovo Kratovo area
    • Magmatism of Serbian-Macedonian province
    • Triassic bimodal volcanism of Montenegrin-Bosnian tectonic rift
  • Petrology of sedimentary rocks:
    • Permian-Triassic boundary in Karavanke Mts. and West Slovenia
Non-metallic minerals+

prof. Breda Mirtič, DrSc, assist. prof. Matej Dolenec, DrSc, Uroš Herlec, DrSc
Research fields:

  • Characterisation of raw materials and aggregates in ceramics, plasters and renders
Natural stone in architecture and restoration+

prof. Breda Mirtič, DrSc
Research fields:

  • The weathering of natural stone in cultural heritage
Secondary raw materials+

prof. Breda Mirtič, DrSc, assist. prof. Matej Dolenec, DrSc, Uroš Herlec, DrSc
Research fields:

  • Slags and fly ashes as a secondary raw material in the building industry
  • Mine tailings as a secondary raw material in the building industry
  • Mineral composition and feasibility study of abandoned mine tailings reprocessing
Environmental geochemistry+

prof. Tadej Dolenec, DrSc, assist. prof. Matej Dolenec, DrSc, assist. prof. Nastja Rogan Šmuc, DrSc, assist. prof. Petra Vrhovnik, DrSc, assist. Darja Komar
Research fields:

  • Impact of mining on environment
  • Impact of potentially toxic elements on flora and fauna
  • Transfer of potentially toxic elements in water-sediment, soil-biota system
  • Mariculture impact on coastal ecosystems (FISH FARMS VRGADA, central Adriatic)
Geology and geochemistry of ore deposits+

prof. Tadej Dolenec, assist. prof. Matej Dolenec, DrSc, Uroš Herlec, DrSc, assist. prof. Nastja Rogan Šmuc, DrSc, assist. prof. Petra Vrhovnik, DrSc
Research fields:

  • Genesis of Slovenian ore deposits
  • Genesis of ore deposits in Republic of Macedonia
  • Genesis of Macedonian ore deposits
  • Genesis of ore deposits in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Genesis of ore deposits in Kosovo
  • Genesis of ore deposits in Zambia
Geochemistry and isotope chemistry+

prof. Tadej Dolenec, DrSc, assist. prof. Matej Dolenec, DrSc, assist. prof. Nastja Rogan Šmuc, DrSc, assist. prof. Petra Vrhovnik, DrSc, assist. Darja Komar
Research fields:

  • Isotope composition of marine flora and fauna
  • Isotope composition of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks
  • Isotope composition of particulate organic matter (POM) in aquatic environments
  • Benthic flux measurement at sediment-water interface in various aquatic environments
Gemology+

prof. Breda Mirtič, DrSc, assist. prof. Matej Dolenec, DrSc

Geoarchaeology+

prof. Breda Mirtič, DrSc, assist. prof. Matej Dolenec, DrSc, assist. prof. Simona Skobe, DrSc, assist. prof. Nastja Rogan Šmuc, DrSc
Research fields:

  • Source of raw materials and production technology of ceramic products and buildings
  • Mineralogical and geochemical analyses of various archaeological artefacts
Medical geology+

prof. Tadej Dolenec, DrSc, assist. prod. Matej Dolenec, DrSc, assist. prof. Nastja Rogan Šmuc, DrSc, assist. prof. Petra Vrhovnik, DrSc, assist. Darja Komar
Research fields:

  • Impact of mining on human health and health of other organisms – Heavy metals content in various crops and food (Republic of Macedonia)
Coal and oil deposits+

Uroš Herlec, DrSc, prof. Tadej Dolenec, DrSc
Research fields:

  • Maceral and facial analysis of Slovenian coal
  • Isotopic analysis of coal, oil and gases
  • Pyrolysis of recent organic matter as a potential sink for carbon dioxide in the action against global climate changes
Genesis of metal mineral resources+

prof. Tadej Dolenec, DrSc, Uroš Herlec, DrSc, assist. prof. Matej Dolenec, DrSc, assist. prof. Petra Vrhovnik, DrSc
Research fields:

  • The genesis of carbonate-hosted Pb-Zn ore deposits near Mežica (Slovenia)
  • The genesis of early diagenetic Zn ore deposits in Topla (Slovenia)syngenetic and epigenetic Hg ore deposits in Idrija (Slovenia)
  • The genesis of Mn ore-mineralisation in Karavanke Mts. and Julian Alps (Slovenia
  • The genesis of Pb, Zn, Hg, Fe, barite ore deposits in Sitarjevec, Litija (Slovenia)
  • The genesis of contact-metamorphic Fe ore deposits in Kope (Slovenia)
  • The genesis of early-carboniferous vein-type Cu-Pb-Zn-Sb-As-Fe-Ba ore deposits
  • The genesis of Zn-Pb-Ag-Cu ore deposits in Brskovo, Višnjica, Žuta Prla and Razvršje, Mojkovac (Montenegro)
  • The genesis of vein-type and vein-impregnation type Zn-Pb-Ag-Cu-Au ore deposits in Šuplja stena, Pljevlja (Montenegro)
  • The genesis of Zn-Pb-Ba ore deposits in Veovača, Vareš (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • The genesis of Zn-Pb-Ag-Ba ore deposits in Rupice, Vareš (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • Genesis of ore deposits in Republic of Macedonia
Services+
  • X-ray powder diffractometer
  • Portable handheld X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyser NITON
  • Petrographic and petrogenetic microscopic analysis of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks in transmitted polarised light
  • Microscopic analysis of ores (development of methods used for ore enrichment) and metalogenetic analysis in transmitted and reflected polarised light
  • Microscopic analysis of coal in reflected polarised light
  • Microscopic analysis of synthetic materials in transmitted and reflected polarised light

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