• 1998 – 2004 Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana
• 19. 4. 2004 Bachelor degree on Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana
• 2004 – 2009 Postgraduate study on Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana with funding from Ministry of Science and High Education as Young Researcher on Institute of Metals and Technology
• 8. 7. 2009 PhD with thesis on: Mechanism and kinetics of formation and removal of high-temperature oxide layer on the surface of FeCrNiMoN alloy

Scientific and professional career

• assistant, 15. 5. 2004 – 30. 9. 2006
• assistant with master degree 1. 10. 2006 – 31. 7. 2008
• Young researcher 1. 8. 2008 – 31. 8. 2009
• assistant with PhD 1. 9. 2009 – 30. 9. 2011 • Research associate 1. 10. 2011 - • 2009 assistant at Jože Stefan International Postgraduate School

Research and scientific interests

• research in the field of surface characterization, electrochemistry and corrosion
• research in the field of X-ray photoelectron spektroscopy (XPS) and Auger elektron spektroscopy (AES)
• research in the field of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) 
• research in the field of light metals and alloys on the basis of aluminum
• research in the field of  surface characterization of passive layers on advanced metallic materials
• research of protective layers on metallic materials for prevention of biofouling in sea water

Selected publications


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1. GODEC, Matjaž, DONIK, Črtomir, KOCIJAN, Aleksandra, PODGORNIK, Bojan, SKOBIR BALANTIČ, Danijela Anica. Effect of post-treated low-temperature plasma nitriding on the wear and corrosion resistance of 316L stainless steel manufactured by laser powder-bed fusion. Additive manufacturing. [Print ed.]. 2020, vol. 32c, str. 1-9, ilustr. ISSN 2214-8604., DOI: 10.1016/j.addma.2019.101000. [COBISS.SI-ID 1528746], [JCRSNIP]

2. DONIK, Črtomir, KOCIJAN, Aleksandra, PAULIN, Irena, HOČEVAR, Matej, GREGORČIČ, Peter, GODEC, Matjaž. Improved biodegradability of Fe-Mn alloy after modification of surface chemistry and topography by a laser ablation. Applied Surface Science. [Print ed.]. 2018, vol. 453, str. 383-393, graf. prikazi, ilustr. ISSN 0169-4332., DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.05.066. [COBISS.SI-ID 1398698], [JCRSNIPWoS]

3. JENKO, Monika, GORENŠEK, Matevž, GODEC, Matjaž, HODNIK, Maxinne, ŠETINA, Barbara, DONIK, Črtomir, GRANT, John T., DOLINAR, Drago. Surface chemistry and microstructure of metallic biomaterials for hip and knee endoprostheses. Applied Surface Science, ISSN 0169-4332. [Print ed.], Avg. 2017, vol. 427, str. 584-593, ilustr., doi: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2017.08.007. [COBISS.SI-ID 1331882], [JCR, SNIP, Scopus do 31. 8. 2017: št. citatov (TC): 0, čistih citatov (CI): 0]

4. ŠOLIĆ, Sanja, GODEC, Matjaž, SCHAUPERL, Zdravko, DONIK, Črtomir. Improvement in abrasion wear resistance and microstructural changes with deep cryogenic treatment of austempered ductile cast iron (ADI). Metallurgical and materials transactions. A, Physical metallurgy and materials science, ISSN 1073-5623, Oct. 2016, vol. 47, str. 5058-5070, ilustr., doi: 10.1007/s11661-016-3659-4. [COBISS.SI-ID 1239466], [JCR, SNIP, WoS do 29. 9. 2016: št. citatov (TC): 0, čistih citatov (CI): 0, Scopus do 17. 9. 2016: št. citatov (TC): 0, čistih citatov (CI): 0]

4. PODGORNIK, Bojan, KOSEC, Tadeja, KOCIJAN, Aleksandra, DONIK, Črtomir. Tribological behaviour and lubrication performance of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) as a replacement for graphite in aluminium forming. Tribology international, ISSN 0301-679X. [Print ed.], 2014, vol. 81, str. 267-275, ilustr., doi: 10.1016/j.triboint.2014.09.011. [COBISS.SI-ID 1076394], [JCR, SNIP, WoS do 23. 10. 2017: št. citatov (TC): 14, čistih citatov (CI): 13, Scopus do 27. 10. 2017: št. citatov (TC): 17, čistih citatov (CI): 16]

5. DONIK, Črtomir, KOCIJAN, Aleksandra, JENKO, Monika, DRENIK, Aleksander, PIHLAR, Boris. XPS study of duplex stainless steel oxidized by oxygen atoms. Corros. sci.. [Print ed.], 2009, vol. 51, no. 4, doi: 10.1016/j.corsci.2009.01.021

6. DONIK, Črtomir, KOCIJAN, Aleksandra, MANDRINO, Djordje, JENKO, Monika. X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy depth profiling of electrochemically prepared thin oxide layers on duplex stainless steel. Metall. mater. trans., B, Proc. metall. mater. proc. sci., 2011, vol. 42B, no. 5, str. 1044-1050, doi: 10.1007/sl1663-011-9532-3

7. DONIK, Črtomir, MANDRINO, Djordje, JENKO, Monika. Depth profiling and angular dependent XPS analysis of ultra thin oxide film on duplex stainless steel. Vacuum. [Print ed.], 2010, vol. 84, no. 11, str. 1266-1269, doi: 10.1016/j.vacuum.2010.01.057
[Print ed.], 2010, vol. 204, iss. 20, str. 3188-3195, doi: 10.1016/jsurfcoat.2010.03.011 

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