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Surname / Name: Matej Vesenjak
Academic title: associate professor
Education: doctor of philosophy (B.Sc. Mech. Eng.) 
   
   
Work experience  
   
Period: from January 2009
Occupation or position held: assistant (+20% as senior researcher)
Employer: University of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
   
Period: July 2006 – December 2008
Occupation or position held: senior researcher
Employer: University of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
   
Period: January 2003 – July 2006
Occupation or position held: research assistant
Employer: University of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
   
Period: January 2002 – December 2002
Occupation or position held: special associate
Employer: University of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
   
   
Education  
   
Period: 2001 – 2006
Title of qualification awarded: doctor of philosophy in mechanical engineering
Name of organisation: University of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
   
Period: 1997 – 2001
Title of qualification awarded: bachelor of science in mechanical engineering
Name of organisation: University of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
   
Period: 1993 – 1997
Name of organisation: Prva gimnazija Maribor
   
   
Visiting professor  
   
Period: from 2012
Name of organisation: Kumamoto University, Japan
   
Period: from 2013
Name of organisation: Okinawa National College of Technology, Japan
   
   
Professional experiences  
   
Period and name of organisation: May 2014: Okinawa National College of Technology, Japan
Period and name of organisation: December 2013: Narvik University College, Norway
Period and name of organisation: November 2013: Okinawa National College of Technology, Japan
Period and name of organisation: September 2013: University of Split, Croatia
Period and name of organisation: August 2013: Kumamoto University, Japan
Period and name of organisation: May 2013: Okinawa National College of Technology, Japan
Period and name of organisation: January 2013: Florida International University - FIU, USA
Period and name of organisation: October 2012: University of Newcastle, Australia
Period and name of organisation: September 2012: Kumamoto University, Japan
Period and name of organisation: August 2012: Seoul National University, Korea
Period and name of organisation: July 2012: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Period and name of organisation: November 2011: University of Newcastle, Australia
Period and name of organisation: August - October 2011: Kumamoto University, Japan
Period and name of organisation: September 2010: Kumamoto University, Japan
Period and name of organisation: June – July 2009: Kumamoto University, Japan
Period and name of organisation: May – June 2008: University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Period and name of organisation: November 2007: University of Aveiro, Portugal
Period and name of organisation: August 2007: Kettering University, Flint, MI, USA
Period and name of organisation: July 2007: University of Split, Croatia
Period and name of organisation: April – May 2007: University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Period and name of organisation: February – March 2007: Osaka University, Japan
Period and name of organisation: November 2006: Osaka University, Japan
Period and name of organisation: July – August 2006: University of Aveiro, Portugal
Period and name of organisation: March – April 2005: University of Aveiro, Portugal
Period and name of organisation: September 2004: University of Aveiro, Portugal
Period and name of company: March – July 2004: Daimler AG, Stuttgart, Germany
Period and name of company: June 2003: Concept Technologies Ltd., Graz, Austria
Period and name of company: July 2000: RTI d.o.o., Maribor, Slovenia
   
   
Project leader  
   
Title of the project and period: Multiobjective topological optimization of lightweight metal foam filled structures (2014–2014)
Type of the project: international research project (USA)
   
Title of the project and period: Experimental and computational testing of Advanced Pore Morphology spheres (2012–2013)
Type of the project: international research project (Croatia)
   
Title of the project and period: Determoination of dynamic mechancial proeprties of Advanced Pore Morphology spheres (2011)
Type of the project: international research project (Japan)
   
Title of the project and period: Modelling and development of materials with open cellular structure (2007–2008)
Type of the project: international research project (Croatia)
   
Title of the project and period: Computational modelling of cellular structures under multiaxial impact conditions (2007–2008)
Type of the project: post-doctoral research project
   
   
Work published  
   
Total number of publications: 381
Scientific and professional articles: 39
Contributed conference papers: 139
Invited lectures at foreign uni.: 48
Patent: 3
Applied industrial projects: 51
   
   
Scholarship and supports  
   
Financial support and date: ERASMUS Teaching Staff Mobility, Portugal (2014)
Financial support and date: ERASMUS Teaching Staff Mobility, Portugal (2013)
Financial support and date: Promotion of Slovenian science in Australia – ARRS (2012)
Financial support and date: HPC-Europa 2 Transnational Access Programme, Germany (2012)
Financial support and date: ERASMUS Teaching Staff Mobility, Portugal (2012)
Financial support and date: Promotion of Slovenian science in Australia – ARRS (2011)
Scholarship / fellowship and date: Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science – JSPS, Japan (2011)
Financial support and date: HPC-Europa Transnational Access Programme, Germany (2008)
Scholarship / fellowship and date: Leonardo da Vinci Fellowship, Germany (2008)
Financial support and date: HPC-Europa Transnational Access Programme, Germany (2007)
Scholarship / fellowship and date: Fellowship of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science – JSPS, Japan (2007)
Scholarship / fellowship and date: 21th Century Centre of Excellence Fellowship, Osaka University, Japan (2006)
Financial support and date: GAMM Financial Support for Young Engineers, Germany (2004)
Scholarship / fellowship and date: FISITA Fellowship, Spain (2004)
Financial support and date: ICTAM Financial Support for Young Researchers, Poland (2004)
Scholarship / fellowship and date: World Federation of Scientists Research Scholarship, Switzerland (2003, 2004)
Financial support and date: Slovenian Science Foundation Financial Support, Slovenia (2001, 2002, 2003, 2006)
Scholarship / fellowship and date: Zois Scholarship for Talented Students, Slovenia (1993 – 2001)
   
   
Research awards  
   
Date, institution and place: october 2012, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Prize: Bronze symbol of University of Maribor for highly important successes and achievements in scientific research and education and development of the profession, as well as the personal contribution to spread the reputation of the Faculty of Engineering and the University of Maribor around the world
   
Date, congress and place: May 2004, FISITA 2004 – World Automotive Congress, Spain
Prize: 3rd prize winner of the Student congress Best paper award
   
Date and place: July 2000, Formula Student, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK
Prize: 1st place (Europe); 10th place (world); Prize for best endeavour; City seal of Maribor
   
Date and place: July 1999, Formula Student, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK
Prize: IMechE design Prize – class 3; Class 3 Winner; Rookie of the year
   
   
Organisation of events:   
   
Symposium organiser: international symposium SymPorMat (December 2013)
   
   
Board memberships   
   
Editorial board member: International Journal of Automotive Composites (since 2012)
   
   
Professional memberships   
   
Society: member of Slovenian Maintenance Society (since 2003)
Society: member of Slovenian Society for Mechanics (since 2002)
Society: member of Slovenian Society of Engineers (since 2001)
Society: member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers – IMechE (2000)
   
   
Research interests   
   
Fields: computational mechanics, meshless methods, dynamic problems, crashworthiness,
coupled problems, lightweight materials, biomechanics
   
   
Teaching   
   
Subjects: Mechanics, Kinematics, Dynamics, Strength of materials, Dynamics and vibrations of machines, Computational simulations, Finite element methods, Robotics
   
   
Further skills and competences  
   
Engineering software skills: LS-DYNA, PAM-CRASH, MSC/Nastran, I-deas, ABAQUS, SolidWorks, Catia, AutoCAD
Foreign languages:  
   - English: advanced level of understanding, writing and speaking
   - German: advanced level of understanding, writing and speaking
   - Japanese: elementary level of understanding, writing and speaking
   
   
Hobbies  
   
Sport: cycling, running, hiking, swimming, skiing, scuba diving
 
 
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