Igor Simonič completed his doctorate at the University of Ljubljana in the field of chemical sciences. Since 1989 he has worked as a researcher at the research and development of active pharmaceutical ingredients and other organic compounds. At work he has got a lot of experience in the field of organic synthetic chemistry, analytical chemistry, planing of experiments, optimization methods, and transfer of chemical processes in industrial scale both in Slovenia and abroad. He also realized the field of protection of industrial property. At the present time he is working mainly in the field of regulatory chemistry as is implementation of regulations REACH, CLP and other chemical legislations in one of the major pharmaceutical and chemical companies. From 2012 he is a lecturer at the Faculty of Industrial Engineering in Novo mesto and in some other faculties in Slovenia.
Chemical synthesis and chemical analysis of active pharmaceutical ingredients and other chemical compounds, molecular modeling, regulatory chemistry, chemistry of materials.
Molecular modeling, (quantitative) relations between the structure and activity of molecules ((Q) SARs), toxicology, ecotoxicology, assessment of management system according to ISO 9000, ISO 14000, OHSAS 18000, ISO 27000, GMP, leading of small company (director of the company).
Every expert in the field of mechanical engineering regularly come into contact with different types of fuels from wood, coal, oil and its derivatives to biofuels and range of materials produced by chemical synthesis as so called plastic materials, also known as polymer materials. Experts which use these materials in their work can be much more successful if they know how they are produced, what are their key characteristics, what are their advantages and disadvantages. Knowing the terminology in this area will future engineers facilitate communication with experts – the suppliers of raw materials. Plastics of future will enable us today unimaginable products and uses. Meet the world of fuels and materials!
Social environment raises new and new challenges to the experts. One of these challenges is in time and cost-effective implementation of the requirements fairly complex chemical legislation of the European Union as well of Slovenia. In this course, students learn the key rules which have to be respected by manufacturers and importers of raw materials (substances and mixtures) and some approaches for the successful implementation of these requirements. Through practical examples they learn how to lead processes to fulfil legal requirements to prevent eventual obstruction of production in a company.