Areas of Advance

The Areas of Advance at STIM will be driven by research, innovation and education with basic and applied sciences as a fundament offering platforms for interdisciplinary research and networks. Research that will be performed within Areas of Advance is recognized as excellent and the aim is to position a major part of the research in the category of outstanding. We are planning to become one of the leading centers in the respective areas, to match our scientific excellence to global challenges and make a substantial difference.

I. Advanced technology at nanoscale

 1. Development of new materials for fuel cells and solar cells

          A) Catalysis of fuel cell feed gas purification and hydrogen storage

- prof. VBK, ICAST

B) Design of new catalytic materials for low temperature fuel cells

- prof. A. Bilušić, PMFST

C) Design of fuel cells and electrolyzers

- prof. F. Barbir, FESB

D) New materials for hybrid organic-inorganic solar cells

- prof. VBK, ICAST

2. Design of novel nanostructured biosensing materials and their application in medical diagnostics and biomedicine

A) Design of novel nanostructured biosensing materials and their application in medical diagnostics

- prof. VBK, ICAST

B) Application of new nanostructured materials in medical diagnostics

- prof. M. Radman i dr. A. Kriško, MedILS

C) Design of new nanostructured materials in neuro-electronic interfaces for biomedical application

- dr. D. Kovačić, PMFST

II. Water and Environment

A) Pollution transport dynamics and monitoring in river watersheds and coastal zone

- prof. R. Andričević, FGAG

B) Impact of climate changes to the coastal area

- prof. D. Koračin, PMFST

C) Ecotoxicological characterization of biologically active substances from marine environment – Blue biotechnology

- dr. T. Smital, IRB

D) Biofilm research – Blue biotechnology

- dr. S. Orlić, IRB


III. Education and transfer of knowledge and technology

1. Development of practical research skills of young researchers, innovative equipment modification, possible founding spin-off firms

- prof. M. Dželalija, PMFST

2. Stimulating young researchers for linking research with inovation (PM team)

3. Organization of research-entrepreneurial workshops (PM team)

4. Support for achieving intelectual property, its protection/managing and transfer of knowledge/technology (PM team)