Janez Levec is a Professor of chemical engineering at the University of Ljubljana since 1984; and from 1985 also a Head of the Laboratory for Catalysis and Chemical Reaction Engineering at the National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia. He has a Diploma in chemical engineering, in 1968, and the Ph.D. degree in chemistry, in 1972, both from the University of Ljubljana. In 1974 he was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology and afterwards he joined the Department of Chemical Engineering, UC Davis, for a period of one year. He returned there for another year in 1981. In 1984 he spent two months at the Chemical Engineering Department of NCSU, Raleigh, and six months in 1989 at the University Erlangen-Nüremberg. His honors include the IREX, in 1974, the Fulbright, in 1981, and the European Commission Fellowship, in 1989, the Slovenian National Award for research achievements, 1988, the National Academy of Sciences (Washington, DC) COBASE Award, in 1994, and in 1997 his election for Associate and 2003 for Member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. In 1996 the Ministry of Science and Technology of Slovenia appointed him, as an Ambassador of Science. He has published over 90 original technical papers in refereed international journals with over 2000 citations. He is author of several chapters in monographs and holds three European and one US patents. He is a Member of Working Party on Chemical Reaction Engineering of the EFCE since 1979. His research interest is focused on the kinetics of catalytic and noncatalytic chemical reactions, transport phenomena, and its interaction with surface reactions, multiphase reactors, and wet oxidation processes.
Biography Updated on 8 November 2007