Aleksa Luković’s stay with FunGlass

With the help of the JECS Trust program FunGlass was happy to host Aleksa Luković, a PhD student and junior researcher at the Institute of Nuclear Sciences Vinča, University of Belgrade, Serbia, for 3 month stay here in Trenčín.

He is starting his third year of PhD at the Faculty of Mining and Geology at the University of Belgrade. The topic of his PhD is Multipractical glass-ceramic composited using natural and waste materials as the  starting materials. The main aim for the application for obtained materials is in radiations shielding and ballistic protection. The starting materials are basalt rock and mining waste in the form of mine tailings. Aleksa goal was to performe preparation of the samples and the mechanical and chemical characteristics here in FunGlass, which he successfully completed.

Aleksa was working under Prof. Dušan Galusek as the supervisor, with Dr. Diana Lago and Dr. Jozef Kraxner as the main collaborators at the Deparment for Glass Proccessing for 3 months (10 September – 10 December).

As Aleksa Luković concludes his impactful three-month research journey with FunGlass, we extend our warmest wishes for continued success in his PhD studies and future endeavors. we are looking forward another cooperation!

Aleksa’s Impressions:

During my three-month stay at the FunGlass Research Centre, Alexandra Dubčeka University in Trenčin, Slovakia I was profoundly impacted both academically and personally. This experience proved to be a pivotal period for my growth, allowing me to develop my research skills and fostering my independence. The state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with modern facilities provided me with the perfect environment to conduct my research. I am very thankful to the dedicated PhD students, researchers, and administrative staff whose support made my time here go on without any problems. Special thanks to Dr. Diana Lago and Dr. Jozef Kraxner for their invaluable assistance with the preparation and analysis of my samples.

I was welcomed into a vibrant scientific community where I had the privilege to collaborate with accomplished researchers and experts in my field. The research facilities at FunGlass were exceptional, providing me with access to top-notch laboratories and advanced technologies. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the FunGlass community. My time here has not only shaped my academic journey but has also enriched my understanding of the scientific world.”

Aleksa Lukovic´s presentation at FunGlass School (workshop in Vršatecké Podhradie)

Glass Processing Dpt. meeting