Dr Peter Kump

Senior Professional Research Associate, retiredE-mail: Tel: +38614773687

Dr. Kump's field of work includes the development of methods and application of classical and synchrotron X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF). He is author of software for quantitative X-ray fluorescence analysis and developer of mobile XRF spectrometers of the Peduzo series (IJS). He is co-author of more than 80 original scientific articles and chapters in monographic publications.


  • 1972, PhD, Physics, University of Ljubljana
  • 1970, Msc, Physics, University of Ljubljana
  • 1962, Bsc, Physics, University of Ljubljana


  • retired 2016-
  • senior professional research associate, IJS 1992-2016
  • sales agent at Canberra, 1989-1991
  • expert with more than 25 completed international projects in the frame if IAEA activities 1977-1989
  • research associate, Geological survey, 1973-1977
  • assistant, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, Physics department, 1970-73
  • research associate IJS, 1964-1970

Field of work

  • X-ray spectrometry (EDXRF, TXRF)
  • synchrotron X-ray spectrometry
  • gamma spectrometry
  • analysis of various materials (biological, food, industrial, geological,..)
  • geophysical studies with seismic methods, magnetometry

Other projects


  • (2019-2022), COST CA18130 European Network for Chemical Elemental Analysis by Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence
  • (2018-2019), Europe Regional (International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA) TC Project (RER7009) on Enhancing Coastal Management in the Adriatic and the Black Sea by using Nuclear Analytical Techniques, under the framework of TC Project RER7009.
  • (2016-2019) BEST, Barley Stress Tolerance, ARIMNET
  • (2013-2019) IAEA’s Coordinated Research Project (CRP); Experiments with Synchrotron Radiation for Modern Environmental and Industrial Applications
  • (2012-2016) IAEA’s Coordinated Research Project (CRP); Applications of Synchrotron Radiation for Environmental Sciences and Materials Research for Development of Environmentally Friendly Resources
  • (2011-2013) IAEA’s Coordinated Research Project (CRP); IAEA 1576; Micro-analytical Techniques Based on Nuclear Spectrometry for Environmental Monitoring and Material studies; Complementing the X-ray spectrometry activities with micro-beam facility for different applications
  • (2010-2012) Bilateral project Slovenia Belgium Ion distribution and heavy metal tolerance: a comprehensive approach toward the use of plants for soil decontamination
  • (2009-2012) SPIRIT, Support of public and industrial research using ion beam technology, analysis of plant materials at Microanalitical center at IJS
  • (2002-2005) Slovenian-Greece bilateral project; Analysis of Slovenian and Greece wines and waters by TXRF
  • (1995-1996) EU Copernicus project (CIPA-CT94-0210) Validation of Instrumental Trace Element Analysis for Quality Monitoring in the Drinking and Mineral Water Industry



  • (2019-2022) N1-0105, Spatial localization of elements and metabolites in plants, Prof.Dr. Katarina Vogel Mikuš
  • (2018-2021) J7-9418, Ionome of crop plants for safe and quality food production, Prof.Dr. Katarina Vogel Mikuš
  • (2011-2014) V4-1108, The use of specific methods for determination and prevention of adulteration of milk and dairy products, Prof. Dr. Nives Ogrinc
  • (2011-2013) L2-4072, Complex hyperspectral system for automatic analysis and control of pharmaceutical pellet coating processes, Prof.Dr. Boštjan Likar
  • (2011-2013) Investigation of plant ion homeostasis using elemental imaging by laser ablation - inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, Dr. Johannes Van Elteren
  • (2011-2013) J1-4117 Research of the ionome of selected mycorrhizal plants, Prof. dr. Marjana Regvar.
  • (2008-2010) V4-0516 Authenticity and quality of honey at the Slovenian market, dr. Marijan Nečemer
  • (2005-2008) V4-0416: Determination og geographical and botanical origin of Slovenian honey, Dr. Marijan Nečemer
  • (2005-2008) L1-7060, Use of X-ray analytical techniques, Dr. Peter Kump
  • (2005-2008) L1-7001, Cartography of the Sečovlje salt-pans flora and the cultivation of native glasswort species, Dr Marijan Nečemer
  • (2003-2005) L1-5146, Tolerance of organisms in stressed ecosystems and potential for remediation, Prof.Dr. Marjana Regvar
  • (1999-2001) L4-1475, Chemical composition and nutritive value of Slovenian beef meat, Dr. Božidar Žlender
  • (1998-2001) L1-0583, Analytical techniques based on X-ray fluorescence, vodja dr. Peter Kump