Dr. Aleksander Rečnik
Stefan Institute, Jamova c. 39, 1000-Ljubljana
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The author and the editor of the monographs Dr. Aleksander Rečnik
was born in village Ponikva near Šentjur. After the grammar school in Celje
he studied chemical technology at the University of Ljubljana.
In 1995 he graduated with a PhD in Materials Science. After graduation he
specialized in the field of high-resolution transmission electron microscopy
at the Max-Planck Institute in Stuttgart.
Today he is employed by the Department for Nanostructured Materials at Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana. The focus
of his research are structural defects and phase transformations in natural
and synthetic minerals at the atomic scale. Since his young age he is a
dedicated mineral collector. He has a large mineral collection, mainly specialized to domestic
localities. He published several popular and scientific articles and
books on Slovenian mineral localities. Since 2004 he is in charge of the
national project »Research and conservation of natural heritage in the
field of mineralogy in Slovenia«. In the frame of this project he
recently published two monographs »The mineral localities of Slovenia«
and »Minerals of the lead-zinc
ore deposit Mežica«.