Jakob König

Research associate
Advanced Materials Department, Jožef Stefan Institute

Bilateral Meetings

  • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
DescriptionJožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian scientific research Institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. In the Advanced Materials Department we offer know - how in the field of nanotechnology and contemporary materials for electronics, medicine, energy conversion and insulation materials. We are continuously searching for new materials with improved properties which have to fulfill all environmental demands.
Organization Type Other
Phone+386(0) 1 477 3481
CityLjubljana, Jamova cesta 39 Google map
Areas of Activities



      Green technologies


        Development of new insulation materials

        Improved energy performance of the building, construction and industrial sector is the main focus of the energy efficiency directive. We are developing sustainable heat insulation materials for insulation of buildings. The main focus is on decreasing the embodied energy of the new products. FOAMED GLASS is highly sustainable insulation material due to the use of waste materials in its production and unique lifespan at the order of few hundred years. The insulation properties remain unchanged throughout the whole lifespan and the material is fully resistant to humid environment. For further improvement, a new wall construction solution was developed incorporating foamed glass as the insulation layer. In the design we took advantage of the unique load-bearing functionality of foamed glass.
        Novel MINERAL WOOL formulations are being developed which enable use of high content of fly ashes from coal power plants in the production thus improving the sustainability of the products. Composites of mineral wool and nano-porous materials exhibiting improved insulation properties and superior mechanical stability are a new trend in insulation applications. Their market uptake will be enabled by a decrease in price of nano-porous materials.

        Keywords: insulationconstructionfoamed glassmineral woolsustainabilitydevelopmentcomposite
        Cooperation Offered
        1. Technical co-operation