Title: CERIC - A Unique Opportunity for Multi-technique Research Projects
Jana Kolar is the founder of Morana rtd. Since 2015 Executive Director of CERIC. From 2009 to 2012 she was Director General of the Science and Technology Directorate within the Slovenian Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. She has also been a consultant to the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology (Slovenian EU Presidency 2008) and the Slovenian Research Agency. Between 2005 and 2009, she was employed as the Head of the Laboratory for Cultural Heritage. From 2004 to 2009, she was Director of MORANA RTD. Jana Kolar was Head of the Conservation and Preservation Department, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology at the University of Ljubljana between 1992 and 2005. Before that, she was employed by the Conservation Department of the National and University Library. Jana Kolar is also member of the ERA Council Forum Austria at the Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economy.
CERIC-ERIC is an integrated multidisciplinary and multiprobe Research Infrastructure open for external basic and applied users in the fields of Materials, Biomaterials and Nanotechnology. With a single entry point it allows to use excellent facilities in 7 European Countries. The access is free for basic users and commercial for industrial users. Free access is by international peer review selection and open publication, industrial and/or proprietary use is at market costs. The available equipment and the support staff allow structural investigation, analysis, synthesis and imaging of materials and biomaterials down to the nano-scale, using photon, electron, neutron, and ion based techniques, and preparation facilities in structural biology, photolithography and materials preparation. This multi-technique approach gives access and expertise in a wide range of techniques, and is very successful in most complex scientific challenges, e.g. in alternative sources of energy and energy storage, biomedical and pharmaceutical materials, food and food conservation, cultural heritage, etc. Industry and Research benefit from the access to both standard and cutting-edge techniques and the support of teams of experts. Excellent scientists and Industrial Liaison Offices at central level and in the Partner Facilities give advice and training to find the best solutions for new scientific knowledge and industrial innovation. (more details www.ceric-eric.eu)
Date: Tuesday, 2nd February 2016, 2:30 p.m.
Location: PCCL meeting room, Roseggerstrasse 12, 3rd level, 8700 Leoben