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Professor Saša Zelenika Ph.D. held two lectures at the Pazin College – Pazin Gymnasium

Professor Saša Zelenika, Ph.D., on November 16, 2018, held a lecture on “Technological Solutions for Smart Development” to the students and teachers of the Pazin College – Pazin Gymnasium and presented activities of the Center for Micro- and Nanoscience and Technology. The lecture was held in eight classes and was attended by 190 students. On the same day, Professor Saša Zelenika, Ph.D. held a lecture for the College of Elementary and High School Chemistry Teachers of the County of Istria entitled “Precise engineering and micro- and nanoscale technology for smart technology development”. Within these lectures the equipment of the Center for Micro- and Nanoscience and Technology was presented.

Expert visit to the Danieli Research Center

Members of the Center for Micro- and Nanoscience and Technology, Professor Saša Zelenika, Ph.D. (Head of the Center), Assistant Professor Ervin Kamenar, Ph.D.,  Assistants Marko Perčić, Petar Gljušćić and Tea Arrigoni visited the research center Danieli in Buttri (Italy) on November 16, 2018. Professor Saša Zelenika, Ph.D.,  presented company’s leaders the research and teaching activities.  Also was presented the equipment of the Center for Micro- and Nanoscience and Technology in order to achieve cooperation and usage of the equipment by industrial partners.


Expert visit to the LAMA FVG Mechatronic Laboratory in Udine

Employees of the Center for Micro- and Nanoscience and Technology, Professor Saša Zelenika, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Ervin Kamenar, Ph.D., Assistants Marko Perčić, Petar Gljušćić and Tea Arrigoni, visited LAMA FVG Laboratory at the University of Udine (Italy) on November 15, 2018. Laboratory covering a wide spectrum of mechatronics has emerged as part of the Collaboration between the University of Udine, the University of Trieste and the Doctoral School – the High School of Advanced Studies (Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati – SISSA). One of the main activities of the LAMA FVG Mehatronics Laboratory is 3D printing of metal structures using aluminium alloys, titanium alloys, high alloy steels, nickel-based alloys, etc. In this area, possible cooperation was discussed considering that Center for Micro- and Nanoscience and Technology possesses equipment for experimental material analysis.



Presented work on ZABA project got two awards!

Research team of the Center for Micro- and Nanoscience and Technology of the University of Rijeka and Faculty of Engineering participated on 29th DAAAM (Danube Adria Association for Automation & Manufacturing) International Symposium on Intelligent manufacturing & automation held on 25 and 26 October 2018 in Zadar. At the meeting we presented work on the rehabilitation device we are making with the financial support of ZABA and in cooperation with colleagues from the Faculty of Medicine and Clinical Hospital Centre Rijeka. The work has inspired the great interest of  scientists and experts with whom we have established cooperation through discussion.
Particularly worthy of note is that the work, according to DAAAM experts, was awarded as the best poster presented at the conference.
Additionally, Ph.D. Tea Arrigoni was awarded the Festo Prize for Young researchers and scientist.

Tjedan otvorenog pristupa

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– Otvorene znanstvene politike: o dobrim politikama i trendovima u Europi.
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Assistant Professor Ervin Kamenar, Ph.D. and Assistant Professor Aleš Omerzu, Ph.D. won Initial Grants Award

An award ceremony was held on Friday, October 19th, 2018, at the University of Rijeka Rectorate, where the winners of the ”Initial Grants for Young Researchers for 2017 and 2018” were awarded the Certificates of Confirmation. The event was also a great opportunity for the young researchers to talk to Prof. Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, Ph.D., University of Rijeka Rector, Prof. Alen Ružić, M.D., Ph.D., Vice Rector for Science, and Prof. Saša Zelenika, Ph.D., Rector’s Assistant for International Cooperation and Strategic Partnership.

This is the second time the initial grants are awarded; they were awarded for the first time in 2016. Initial grants are funds of the Ministry of Science and Education, allocated by the University of Rijeka, and are awarded as an incentive for research activities for scientists at the beginning of their research career. Funds in the amount of more than 1 million HRK were allocated to 49 young scientists and their research projects.

Madam Rector addressed the attendees: ”Our fundamental motivation for this meeting was to talk to you and exchange ideas. Today we need to look at the big picture and understand that the project culture is something that the institutions cannot function without. Scientific work only is not enough; it is simply necessary for you to have knowledge about projects management. We need to develop a project culture because what the budget allows us is not enough. When it comes to the withdrawal of EU funds, Croatia belongs to the group of the so-called underperformers, and the European Commission offers three possible reason why that is the case: language barrier, lack of motivation and lack of competence (not scientific, but project competence). (…) In average, the Croatian scientist publishes less than one scientific article per year, which is truly not enough. Today, society wants more and more from the scientists: it wants science, and that is why the development and innovation are added. Skepticism will never take us anywhere. We must accept all these new demands and criticisms of society to justify our existence.”

It can be concluded that the majority of young scientists advocate that project activities, professional work, and work on the popularization of science become formally scored. It would also be of great benefit if the UNIRI Rectorate organized meetings at UNIRI constituents.

Initial grant award also got Assistant Professor Ervin Kamenar, Ph.D.,  Head of the Laboratory for Precise Engineering and Micro- and Nanoscience Technology and Assistant Professor Aleš Omerzu, Ph.D., Head of the Laboratory for transport measurement, both from the Center for Micro- and Nanoscience and Technology.


Text and pictures partially taken from link: UniRi

Rijeka’s “Researchers’ Night”

The event European Researchers’ Night was held on Friday, September 28th, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in four Croatian cities: Zagreb, Split, Pula and Rijeka.

In Rijeka the European Researchers’ Night was held on 12 research stands spread on three floors in the building of the Tower Center Rijeka. At the national level the event is coordinated by the Ministry of Science and Education (MSE) of the Republic of Croatia, while in Rijeka the organization and its implementation was enabled by the University of Rijeka. The event is part of a European-wide Techno-Past, Techno-Future: European Researchers ‘ Night, co-financed via the EU Horizon 2020 program.

The aim of the project is to promote science, scientific work & methods and research to the widest public through scientific broadening forms and activities. One of the aims of this action is also to stimulate the interest of young people and children for scientific activities and encouraging their interest in science from an early age.

One of the research stands of Rijeka’s Researchers’ Night was that of the Centre for micro-and nanoscience and the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Rijeka. On this stand the visitors could get acquainted with technological solutions for a smart Rijeka, and especially with how a 3D scanner is used, what are microcontrollers, what are lasers and how can they be applied in everyday life, but also how to collect energy from the environment and transform it into useful electric power.

On this research stand, very well attended by the audience, the accumulated know-how, state-of-the-art technological devices and results of the scientific work were presented by Saša Zelenika, Ervin Kamenar, Marko Perčić, Peter Gljušćić and the student/volunteer Nino Dujmešić.


The event “Rijeka of Technologies” was held

On initiative of Professor Saša Zelenika, and in the framework of the events marking the 45th anniversary of the University of Rijeka, the event “Rijeka of Technologies” was held from September 26th to 28th, 2018. The event was synergistically organized by the constituents of the University of Rijeka that are home to more than 5,000 students: the Centre for Micro- and Nanosciences and Technologies and the Department of Physics,the Faculties of Engineering, of Civil Engineering and of Maritime Studies, as well as the Technical School, the Association of Technical Culture, the Youth House and the Academic Astronomical Society in Rijeka.

The aim of the Rijeka of Technologies event was to promote and broaden the educative and scientific activities carried on in the fields of technical and natural sciences. During the event, the scientists have hence presented in public spaces their work, while the citizens had occasion to get acquainted with state-of-the-art technological achievements in Rijeka that generate societal progress and the enhancement of life conditions, but also create positive economic impacts and have been and still are an important part of the lives, the identity and the prosperity of the city and the citizens of Rijeka. Instead of brain drain, these activities generate hence added value, revenues and employment of talents in Croatia. Indeed, most of the senior students of the technical faculties in Rijeka already participate in some form of active work, while the data of the Croatian Bureau of Employment clearly indicate that the high-school and university graduates of these professions are wanted and regularly find employment very soon after graduation. Throughout the interesting and comprehensive three-day program of the event, the broad public had thus occasion to witness how the hard, devoted and, often, team work of teachers and young scientists brings about impressive results and contributes to the development of an advanced and economically prosperous society. Especially noted during the event were the lectures of Zoran Vakula, head meteorologist of Croatian television, and Korado Korlević, astronomer and scientific enthusiast from Višnjan, but also the round table “STEM education: current state and perspectives” and the excellent short presentations of the young scientists from the involved constituents of the University.



Manifestation “Rijeka of Technologies”

As part of the celebration of the 45th anniversary

The University of Rijeka, from September 26th to 28th, is organizing the event “Rijeka Technology” in which the Center for Micro- and Nanoscience and Technology actively participates


More information in Croatian is available in the enclosed document

RiTechnology announcement