Lecturers

Tomasz Arciszewski

Professor emeritus at George Mason University (GMU) in Virginia, USA. He is a global scholar with experience that spans 5 continents and 25 countries. His life mission is to inspire and educate engineers in becoming more creative thus enabling them to serve humanity in an expanded capacity, not only as analysts but also as inventors. This mission has led him to study not only Engineering, but also Cognitive Psychology, Computer Science, Mathematics, History, Political Science, and even Arts. He is like a Renaissance scholar and believes in the synergy of sciences leading to the emergence of modern transdisciplinary knowledge, which is key to inventions.

Andrei Benuž

Head of the scientific and educational center "Ecological safety, green standards and technologies" at MGSU. His main specialty is "Industrial and Civil Construction", MEng. He was hosted in a UK Research Centre for sustainable development in construction, whilst simultaneously undertaking PhD research with title "Ecological-economy model of life cycle for houses based on the concept of green construction". Has a qualification on the following green standards: International BREEAM Assessor and AP, LEED Consultant on O+M and BD+C and DGNB International professional. Currently works on the National green building standards for Russian Federation. Last year become an Adviser of the Russian Academy of Architecture and Building Sciences.

Nenad Čuš Babič

PhD, researcher and assistant professor at the University of Maribor where he studied computer science and psychology. His research interests include topics related to exploration of human computer interaction in different contexts of life and work, dissemination and acceptance of technology innovations into work processes, building information modelling and application of IT in education. At the University of Maribor, he is active at the Chair for Construction and Transportation Informatics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Transportation Engineering and Architecture and at the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts.

Jure Fišer

Economist, CEO of Surovina company with 330 employees and located in Maribor. Surovina is specialized in (material) waste recycling and is a member of Gorenje - ecology group.

Aleksandra Lobnik

Prof. dr. Aleksandra Lobnik is since 2009 a Full professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maribor, where she is leading the Centre of Sensor Technology. In 2006 she co-founded a spin-off company IOS Ltd. She is currently interested in applicability of scientific research in the field of sensors, nanomaterials, water treatment & recycling processes. In the meantime, she is involved as a Technical Manager in the Resyntex project, Horizont 2020, dealing with depolymerization of textile wastes to a new secondary raw materials.

She is also active in promotion of science as the President of the Slovenian Academic Association of Natural Sciences and Engineering and as a Board Member of Director’s of International Sol Gel Society. She also promotes science through public talks, e.g. TEDx lecturing at CERN.

Uroš Lobnik

Architect, urban planner and architectural theoretician. From 1996 to 2000, he was the leading Project Manager of the Maribor Urban Master Plan. Since 2007, he has been assistant Professor in Architecture and Spatial Planning, Head of the Chair for Spatial Planning, Head of the newly established Master program of Architecture at the Faculty of Civil Engineering, since 2011, University Architect at the University of Maribor and since 2012 Head of the Department of Architecture at the Faculty of Civil Engineering. He is a member of editorial boards of several national and international urban design and architectural journals. He received a number of national and international architectural and urban design awards (Plečnik′s medal, Golden Pencil, European award in urban design).

Danijel Rebolj

Professor of Construction and Transportation Informatics at University of Maribor. In 2009 visiting professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University. Initiator of the international IT in Construction euromaster program. Research interests involve issues on system integration, product and process modeling, automated building, mobile and ubiquitous computing, web based collaboration, virtual design and construction as well as other high potential IT for Architecture, Engineering and Construction. Between 2011 and 2015 he was Rector of the University of Maribor.

Andrej Šorgo

Associate professor of biology didactics and chair of the Department of Biology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Maribor. He got his PhD degree in Biology from University of Ljubljana. He has diverse interests in research on science and environmental education, and public acceptance of technologies as socio-scientific issues. He has published a series of research articles in these fields. He has over 20 years of experience as secondary school teacher and is recently a university teacher of Evolution, Biology didactics and Environmental education.