Dr Matjaž Kavčič

Senior Research AssociateE-mail: Tel: +38615885266

Dr. Kavčič's field of work covers fundamental research in atomic and molecular physics and development and application of x-ray spectroscopy techniques based on synchrotron radiation. He is also combining x-ray spectroscopy with ion beam analytical methods taking place in home laboratory at 2 MV Tandetron ion accelerator. During last years his work is primarily focused on electronic structure characterization of complex materials using synchrotron radiation. Experimental part of this research work is taking place at different synchrotrons in Europe and US in collaboration with research groups from different research institutions across Europe and Slovenia. His work has been published in around hundred peer reviewed papers in international scientific journals, which have together received over thousand citations. Dr. Kavčič is an editorial member of X-Ray Spectrometry journal and also a member of the international advisory committee of the European Conference on X-ray Spectrometry.


  • B.Sc., Physics, University of Ljubljana (1994).
  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Ljubljana (2000).


  • Research assistant, IJS, 1994 – 2000
  • Post-doc researcher, IJS, 2000 – 2005
  • Post-doc researcher, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 2005 - 2006
  • Research associate, IJS, 2006 – 2011
  • Senior research associate, IJS, 2011 –

Field of work

  • Fundamental properties of isolated atoms and molecules studied by synchrotron radiation
  • Electronic structure characterization of complex materials using different x-ray spectroscopic techniques
  • Development and application of x-ray spectroscopic analytical techniques
  • Atomic inner shell ionization induced in ion-atom collisions

Other projects


  • (2019 -2022) European partner project HZDR-IJS  “CROSSING”
  • (2013-2017) SPRITE - Supporting Postgraduate Research with Internship in industry and Training Excellence, EU FP7 project


  • (2018 – 2020) BI-US/18-20-067: Electrochemistry mechanisms in organic cathode materials studied by X-ray Raman spectroscopy