prof. dr. Barbara Malič

Prof. Dr. Barbara Malič

Head, Electronic Ceramics Department, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Scientific councellor


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PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, 1995, Domain: Alkoxide-based sol-gel synthesis of PbO-ZrO2-TiO2 based materials


2013 - Head, Electronic Ceramics Department, Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1983 - Jožef Stefan Institute

2009 -  Centre of Excellence SPACE, member of the board

1996 (6 months): Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Laboratoire de Céramique, Lausanne, Switzerland.


2007 - Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Professor (Chemistry of materials),  Head of Sensors Technologies doctoral study programme

2008, 2009  - Visiting Professor, Oulu University, Oulu, Finland

2013 -  Adjunct Professor, Shizuoka University, Hamamatsu, Japan


European projects

EU FP7 ORAMA (Slovenian PI, 2010 – 2014),

EU FP7 PI: Piezo Institute, member of the Board of directors (2011 – 2015)

European Space Agency (ESA) FERRO-PATCH - Frequency and Polarisation Agile Microstrip Patch Antenna based on Ferroelectric Varactors (PI, 2012-2014)

ERANET (MATERA) PiezoMEMS-Piezoelectric MEMS for efficient energy harvesting -  (Slovenian PI, 2015 – 2017)

COST MP0904 Single- and Multiphase Ferroics and Multiferroics with Restricted Geometries, (Management Committee member, 2010 – 2014)

Bilateral projects

SLO-China (2014 – 2015), SLO-USA (2016 - 2017), (2018 - 2019)

National projects

Electronic ceramics, nano-, 2D and 3D structures (research programme, PI, 2015 - 2020)

Oxide-based components for transparent electronics (PI, 2011-2014)

Tunable ferroelectric thin film capacitors for agile microwave antennas (PI, 2013 – 2016)

Microelectromechanical and electrocaloric layer elements (PI, 2014 - 2017)

Ferroelectric ceramic layer elements with designed domain structure for efficient energy harvesting and conversion (PI, 2017 - 2020)


2011 – Society for Microelectronics, Electronic Components and Materials - MIDEM, Vice-president

2013 - Council for Technical Sciences, Slovenian Research Agency

2013 -  Ferroelectrics Committee at IEEE-UFFC Society, IEEE UFFC Administrative Committee (2017 - )

2015 - Scientific Committee of COST


2020: Excellent in Science 2020, Slovenian Research Agency (coauthor of the achievement “Innovative approaches to controlled functional responses of multiferroics”)

2019: Excellent in Science 2019, Slovenian Research Agency (coauthor of the achievement “Demo Cooling Device Based on the Electrocaloric Effect”)

2017: Excellent in Science 2017, field technology, Slovenian Research Agency (coauthor of the achievement “Interpretation of electrical conductivity of domain walls in bismuth ferrite”)

2014 Honourable Guest Professor, Shizuoka University, Japan, for outstanding performance and contributions in the field of chemical processing of thin and thick films

2010 Zois recognition (Slovenian national science award) for important achievements in research of ferroelectric ceramics and thin films