This is SUPERCOOL – Another Success of Slovenia-based Researcher at the ERC Call, supplement
(Brussels, July 27 2018)
The European Research Council (ERC) has today announced results of the
Project with an acronym SUPERCOOL - Superelastic porous
structures for efficient elastocaloric cooling led by
dr. Jaka Tušek of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the
University of Ljubljana was awarded support of almost 1.4 million Euros.
Along with doc. dr. Tušek, further two Slovene researchers,
who will carry out their ERC projects at institutions abroad, received support
in this Starting Grant call. Dr. Veronika Fikfak will carry out her research at
the University of Cambridge, UK, while Dr. David Šarlah will continue his
research career at the University of Pavia, Italy.
European Commissions' Representation
Office in Slovenia shared the news on three successful Slovene researchers on
With this latest success, Slovenia based researchers have
been successful seven times in ERC calls, conducting their ERC projects at host
organisations in Slovenia (six grants are active at the moment). The grant of doc. dr.
Tušek is the second Starting Grant, after 2011 awarded
prof. dr. Nedjeljka Žagar
of Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of University of Ljubljana (see also at
Academia.net) and the second ERC grantee of the Faculty of Mechanical
Engineering at the University of Ljubljana after Prof. Matevž Dular, winning a
Consolidator Grant in 2017.