Prof. Dr Matej Lipoglavšek

Senior Research Associate, Head of Nuclear Astrophysics LaboratoryE-mail: Tel: +38614773493

Prof. Lipoglavšek is particularly interested in studying nuclear reactions important for astrophysics. In stars, nuclear reactions happen at low energies, at which the presence of atomic electrons significantly influences reaction rates. This effect is called electron screening. Since the year 2006 prof. Lipoglavšek has been studying electron screening in nuclear reactions. He collaborates with scientists from INFN – Laboratori Nazinali del Sud, Italy, HZDR, Germany and University of Sczeczin, Poland, having similar research interests. He is a member of the NUSTAR collaboration at FAIR facility in Darmstadt, Germany. In the field of radioecology, he is involved in emergency response in cases of radiological emergencies, as the head of ELMU a specialized unit of Slovene Civil Protection.


  • BSc in physics (University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, 1993)
  • MSc in physics (Uppsala University, Sweden, 1995)
  • PhD in nuclear physics (Lund University, Sweden, 1998)


  • young researcher at JSI, 1993 – 1998
  • postdoctoral researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA, 1999 – 2000
  • postdoctoral researcher at JSI, 2001 - 2002
  • postdoctoral researcher at iThemba LABS, Cape Town, South Africa, 2002 – 2003
  • head of F-2 Department, JSI, 2004 – 2013
  • senior research associate, JSI, 2013 –

Field of work

  • experimental nuclear astrophysics
  • radioecology
  • gamma-ray spectroscopy

Other projects


  • (2015 - 2021) P1-0102 Structure of hadronic systems
  • (2018 – 2020) I0-0005-0106 - Infrastructure program of Jožef Stefan Institute, ESFRI project FAIR


  • (2020 – 2024) Clean Energy from Hydrogen Metal Systems


  • (2019 – 2022) N1‐0089 Electronic Screening in Nuclear Reactions