Within the Project Global Mercury Observation Training Network in Support to the Minamata Convention (GMOS Train – INT EU) starting in January 2020 we invite Early Stage Researchers (ESR) to apply for PhD position (ERS11) at IOS Ltd, Maribor, Slovenia
Deadline for application till  30. 4. 2020





The Styrian Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with SRIP-Circular Economy and Institute for Environment and Sensors (IOS Ltd.), organizes the 1st International Conference Nano4Circularity.




Presentation of company on international fair,
AQUATECH 2017, Amsterdam



IOS and Resyntex project were presented in the daily newspaper Vecer

Maribor’s high-tech company IOS Institute of Environmental and sensors is a key partner of a large European project Rsyntex in which framed the new concept of extracting secondary raw materials from waste textiles intended for chemical industry.




Presentation of company on international fair,
Ecomondo 2016, Rimini




Bite into Science: What will MATERIALS FOR THE FUTURE

Graphene appointed Wonderland material, since it is extremely lightweight, flexible and robust. With less than 10 grams of graphene could cover the entire area of a football field. While a thin layer of graphene can withstand the weight of an elephant on the pencil tip. On DVD today can record 4.7 gigabytes of data in the future, we will be crystal drive can write unimaginable 30 terabytov data. These are just two of the material which will change our future.



IOS Signment of official partnership agreement as exclusive representative with Company OSMO Membrane Systen GmbH

IOS officially signed a partnership agreement with the company OSMO Membrane System GmbH ( as exclusive representative for membranes and membrane technology in Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia region.



IOS participates in EU DEFENCE AND SECURITY Event

The objective of the conference is to present the EU defence policy and the landscape of different EU funding opportunities for defence industry and research. The conference will focus on the European Defence Fund,  which includes a “research window” to fund collaborative research in innovative defence technologies in the amount of EUR 90 million until 2020 and 500 million EUR per year post 2020 and a “capability window” which would act as a financial tool allowing participating Member States to purchase certain assets together to reduce their costs. This window should be able to mobilise about 5 billion EUR per year.




On TEDxCERN 2015, Prof.dr. Aleksandra LOBNIK gave a talk on optical chemical sensors and their vision of applications. The lecture was followed by about 600 people in the “Assembly Hall” and by few thousands on the net. The lecture will be available soon on the web. TEDxCERN was performed at CMS (Compact Muon Solenoid), which is one of the four major experiments on CERN’s Large Hadron Collider. The 14,000-tonne detector was built in-situ in the Assembly Hall, which was the main venue of TEDxCERN 2015. The detector was constructed in 15 sections at ground level before being lowered into the underground cavern, where it is now housed. The complete detector is 21 meters long, 15 meters high. In 2012, together with the ATLAS experiment, CMS announced the discovery of the Higgs boson.





Protection of the environment and natural resources is becoming an unavoidable obligation of human society, because it is solely responsible for its unacceptable environmental pollution and resource depletion. Therefore, on 9 and 10 April 2015, conducted an expert consultation How to “ZERO WASTE” in Slovenia ?, which will be at the Congress Centre in the Dominican monastery (Museum trg 1, Ptuj).

On Friday, 10 April 2015, will have a lecture, Dr. May Bauman et al. Mojca Poberžnik from Inštituat for Environmental and sensors Maribor, titled “New insights in membrane treatment system leachate”




Preparation of industrial water for cooling and heating systems

At the seminar you will gain comprehensive information on the procedure for the preparation of process water, the legislative criteria and quality control of water as a cooling or heating medium, with particular emphasis on water quality and the emergence of a new type of microbiologically induced corrosion (MIC) in district heating systems. Responsible experts in business you will get an insight into the planning and systematic implementation of preventive and corrective measures to limit the costs resulting from damage caused by unsuitable water quality in the network. The lecturers will be Dr. Mojca Poberžnik et al. May Bauman. The lecture will be held on Wednesday, 25 March 2015, at 11.00 am in the conference room CCDBK (Novi trg 11 – II. Floor, New Town).




Preparation of industrial water for cooling and heating systems

It WATER except the heating medium consists mainly of the cost? Looking to avoid a loss in the district heating network? We invite you to free succinct presentation skills, how to save without big investments: PREPARING FOR WATER TECHNOLOGY heating and cooling systems, which will be held on Tuesday, 3 March 2015, from 10 to 13 hours in the classroom Chamber of Commerce Regional Chamber Posavje, Bohori?eva 9 in Krsko . The lecturers will be Dr. Mojca Poberžnik et al. May Bauman.




Dr. Aleksandra Lobnik: Progress, which you are not yet present

“The materials are so important in our lives that we named after them a whole historical period. Now is the period of nanotechnology. “For something that otherwise we know, but do not think of it reminded us of prof. dr. Aleksandra Lobnik, co-founder and researcher at the Institute for Environmental and sensors in Maribor, guests at today’s talks. Renowned as an expert with many achievements in the field of environmental protection, sensors and nanotechnology. She is also a wife and mother – in short, a successful woman.



The defense of the doctoral dissertation Branka Viltužnik

Doctoral thesis entitled “Adsorption of Pb (II) and Hg (II) ions with the use of surface-modified superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles” Branka Viltužnik, a young researcher in the company IOS l.l.c. successfully defended in Tuesday, 18/11/2014 at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor.




Seminar: PREPARATION FOR WATER TECHNOLOGY heating and cooling systems

It WATER except the heating medium consists mainly of the cost? Looking to avoid a loss in the district heating network !? Corrosion linings, microbial contamination – all these are factors that are closely linked with the appropriate water quality in heating and cooling systems. Join us for a free concise presentation of how to save without big investments by SGZ prepared in collaboration with the Institute of Environmental and Sensors Ltd!




Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry and the Institute of Engineering Materials and Design Department of Energy, Process and Environmental Engineering are invited to the 10th ECO DAY, on Thursday, 13 November 2014, at 9 am in the B 304-305 FS UM, Smetanova 17, Maribor welcome all you are interested in these ENVIRONMENT. Among the speakers will be employed by the company IOS Ltd.




Researcher, who is known more abroad than at home - EAD 56

Let researcher for 2010, according to the economy became a full Professor. Aleksandra Lobnik from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor. It has established a center for sensor technology at the college, which enables active participation in solving the problems of the environment through the implementation of various monitoring, water treatment pilot trials and development of new sensory methods for monitoring environmental and process parameters.



Completion of the project "On the way to creative practical knowledge"

Students of 2nd degree master studies in the framework of the project “On the way to creative practical knowledge” from 17.03.2014 to 30.09.2014 pursue law firm IOS Ltd., where they were involved in a real project planning process of municipal wastewater treatment in laboratory scale. They took note of the planning product development, modular systems for treatment of wastewater in a real working environment. In part they realized early stage product that will in future form part of the product range the company IOS Ltd.




International Conference on Textile Coating and Laminating Novotel Cannes Montfleury, Cannes, France, 4-5 November 2014

Prof. dr. Aleksandra Lobnik: New aspects of integration of nanomaterials into textiles to achieve various functionalities



dr. Tina Mesari? Krka received the award for undergraduate and graduate research papers

In the hall Krka Locna held a ceremony 44 Krka Prizes for undergraduate and graduate research projects. President and CEO of Krka and President of the Honorary Committee of Krka Joze awards Colari? et al. Aleš Rotar, Member of the Management Board of Krka, Director of Research and Development and President of the Krka Prizes Fund, have this year awarded prizes to 30 young researchers, among them Dr. Tina Mesari? employed at the Institute of Environmental and sensors l.l.c. The award-winning research examined carbon nanomaterials and their impact on different biological systems and their potential use for the development of biosensors.




International Conference on NanoMaterials for health, energy and environment (ICNM 2014), Mauritius, 31.5. - 5.9.2014

Materials science is an extraordinary area for multi-disciplinary research, spanning chemistry, physics, biology, medicine and nanotechnology. The International Conference on Nanomaterials (ICNM 2014), which will be held for the first time in Mauritius from the 31st of August to the 5th of September, draws upon this multi-disciplinary character by offering an exciting and diverse program focusing on Health, Energy and Environment. This meeting will bring together industrial and academic scientists as well as students from all over the world. The Conference will feature a number of Plenary and Invited talks covering state-of-the-art developments in the above-mentioned areas. Delegates from more than 15 countries will highlight basic and applied research, technical and commercial developments and outstanding issues. The invited and oral presentations will take place in two parallel sessions and a poster session is planned as well. We extend a cordial invitation to join us in Mauritius.




Better exploit the opportunities offered by nanotechnology

“In Slovenia there are organizations and companies that actively bring science and developments in nanotechnology products and also exported. War, for example, active Jozef Stefan Institute and the Institute of Chemistry. Among the companies are most prominent group Helios, Jub, Cinkarna Celje Institute Environmental and sensors from Maribor, Nanotul and Ferro?rtali? International. Other attractions include the Institute for Environmental and sensors from Maribor, which is developing nanosensors and nanomaterials for applications in ecology, while employing large numbers of PhDs, which is a considerable rarity in Slovenia. ” Janez Škrlec, chairman of the Committee on Science and Technology at the Chamber of Craft.




Nanomaterials and nanotechnology export opportunity

In Slovenia, we have researchers in nanotechnology, which in their area belong to the world elite and the economy does not follow. This could be improved by linking researchers and companies, which will result in superior products. Since Slovenia has a lot of basic knowledge in the field of nanotechnologies and nanomaterials, should this knowledge to enrich the economy of products to improve certain characteristics or a completely new product and therefore the new export market opportunities, says Aleksandra Lobnik the Maribor Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Head the local center for sensor technology and head of the Laboratory of Chemistry and Environmental.




New opportunities, but also risks

Nanomaterials bring a number of new technical and commercial opportunities. “Their development goes to unimaginable proportions,” he told the STA Aleksandra Lobnik the Maribor Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. “But at the same time as developing new nanomaterials, we need to think about how to behave in our environment and how they affect our health.”




The nanoparticles of cancer

Dr. Aleksandra Lobnik is a scientist and gospodarstvenica. For research achievements also receives international awards and was invited to lecture around the world, with the company but scientific achievements put into practice.

Interlocutor researches in the field of nanotechnology and optical sensors. In this area is also engaged in the company IOS – Institute for Environmental and sensors in its half-owned. Half owned by the husband Luke, a lawyer by profession. Daughter Alya and Tina are studied Communications, it is the first national television reporter in the cultural redaction and the other is interested in marketing. They acquired new projects, mostly funded by the European …



We think the future

Because we care about the next 25 years

On Sunday, 18 May 2014, we have listened to the six outstanding speakers, representatives of the various stakeholders of the company, who will share with us their vision of Slovenia in 2039 and thinking how we can become one of the most attractive destinations for both travelers as well as for career development.



11 nanometer Day 2014

11th Nanotechnology Day on 9 May 2014

The Committee on Science and Technology at the Chamber of Craft of Slovenia prepares to Friday, 9 May 2014 at the Ljubljana Exhibition and the 11th day of nanotechnology. The event falls mostly in the context of an effective integration of economy and science and the transfer of new knowledge and technologies in the economy, especially in small and micro enterprises. It is important because the professional topics in areas such as safety, health, environment, and sustainable technologies for sustainable development in the light of your so-called green lifestyle.




To be useful to develop new nanomaterials

Challenges nanokonference – Prof. dr. Aleksandra Lobnik: Even our universities should support the development of new businesses.

Nanotechnologies and synthesis of new nanomaterials and their use in medicine, biotechnology, energy, environment, sensorics and textiles, and especially their impact on the environment and human health topics have been the first international conference NANOAPP – Nanomaterials and applications on Thursday ended in Portorož .



Nanosensors for love

We live in a world where most believe only in what measure, determine, identify, and quantify, therefore, the development of new sensors and sensor systems in recent years undergone a revolution. Although we can fly into space, but there is still no suitable sensor systems that can completely replace our senses, such as in the range of smells new perfume, in order to define and describe the taste of wine, food.

Even more distant are the moment sensors to identify our mood such as happiness, sadness, love, or even to be able to read the thought of as is the case with telepathy. On the other hand, we now have a whole range of sensor systems that are used in the field of environmental protection, in medicine, in quality control of food, personal protection, sport…




At our universities, entrepreneurship still knocking at the door

Prof. dr. Aleksandra Lobnik, najraziskovalka Maribor economy, the link between higher education and industry.

University of Maribor (UM) at the beginning of this year for the fifth time chose najraziskovalca according to the economy, while recognizing also gets a cash prize. This time, the prize for the first time an independent won a researcher, Prof. dr. Aleksandra Lobnik from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor, which is world-renowned researcher in the field of development of sensor technology. At the same time, it is an excellent scholar, a large number of posts and a lot citiranostjo is also versatile linked to the economy, both at home and abroad. It plays a part four of four patents and patent applications, and is a co-owner of the institute, which is released from its research.



Let researcher in

Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science have kept the sixth consecutive time to meet economists and researchers. By participating wishing to contribute to solutions to the problems in the economy and at the same time raise the economic efficiency of enterprises. As part of the event they were also awarded the prize for the researcher, according to the economy, which this year went to the woman’s hand.