Božidar Šarler PhD.

title: Professor
work position: VISOKOŠOLSKI UČITELJ IX - 1
chair: 12 Chair of Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics
laboratory: Laboratory for Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics LFDT
room no.: 403
telephone: 403
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1990 Ph.D. in Engineering, Univesity of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Maribor, Slovenia

1986 Master degree in the field of Engineering of Nuclear Installations, University of Maribor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Maribor, Slovenia

1981 Bachelor degree of Technical Physics - Industrial Physics Track, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Ljubljana, Slovenia


2017- Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2015- Institute of Metals and Technology, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2001-2016 University of Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica, Slovenia

1991-2001 Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

1983-1990 Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia


2015- University of Naples "Parthenope", Naples, Italy

2013- Taiyuan University of Technology, Taiyuan, China

2011- Adjunct Professor Computational Engineering and Science Research Centre of the University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia


City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France

University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

University Erlangen Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany

Leading and other important functions

2018- Representative of Slovenia in Eurotherm Committee

2016- Member of Engineeing council in Slovenian Grant Agency

2015- Deputy chair of Slovenian Sociery for Simulations and Modelling

2010- Representative of Slovenia in ESFRI Energy Working Group

2010-2014 Member of the management council of Slovenian Society for Simulations and Modelling

2009-2014 Member of the professional council of the Agency for Book of the Republic of Slovenia

2001-2005 Deputy chair and representative of Slovenia in Management committee of project EU COST-526 Automatic Process Optimisation in Materials Technology

1999-2003 Member of Slovenia in Management committee of project EU COST P3 Simulation of Physical Phenomena in Technological Application

1994-1998 Member of Slovenia in Management committee of project EU COST-512 Modelling in Materials Science and Processing

Prizes and awards

2017 Distinguished member of ICCES

2016 Zois Slovenain state award for outstanding scientific achievements in development and use of meshless numerical methods.

2013 100 Talent plan, Shanxi Province Recognition, China

2006 Puh Slovenian state recognition for outstanding appplied achievements in modelling and simulation of materials and processes

Slovenian holder of national and international projects (duration of at least 3 years)


J2-1718 Advanced meshless modelling and simulation of multiphase systems, 1.7.2019-30.6.2022.

L2-9246 Multiphysics and multiscale numerical modelling for competitive continuous casting, 1.7.2018-30.6.2021.

J2-7384 Advanced modelling and simulation of liquid-solid processes with free boundaries, 1.1.2016-31.12.2018.

L2-6775 Simulation of industrial solidification processes under influence of electromagnetic fields, 1.7.2014-30.6.2017.

J2-4120 Advanced modelling and simulation of liquid-solid processes, 1.7.2011-30.6.2014.

L2-3651 Simulation and optimization of casting, rolling and heat treatment processes for competitive production of topmost steel, 1.5.2010-30.4.2013.

J2-0099 Modelling and simulation of liquid-solid processes on multiple scales, 1.2.2008-30.1.2011.

L2-9508 Simulation of microstructure for continuous casting of steel with topmost quality, 1.1.2007-31.12.2009.

L2-7204 Modelling and optimization for continuous casting, 1.9.2005-31.8.2008.

J2-6403 Modelling and simulation of solid.liquid processes, 1.7.2004-30.6.2007.

L2-5387 Modelling and optimization for competitive continuous casting, 1.1.2003-31.12.2005.

J2-0769 Modelling of solid-liquid phase changes of binary systems, 1.7.1998-30.6.2001.

L2-8930 Optimization of continuous casting process of aluminium alloys, 1.1.1997-31.12.1999.

J2-6182 Two-fluid modelling of systems with solid-fluid phase changes, 1.7.1994-30.6.1998.

MZT, Computational mechanics of melting and solidification, 1.1.1992-31.12.1994.

MZT, Heat and mass transfer in continuous casting, 1.1.1991-31.12.1993.


CEA France, Modelling for thermal control of plasma facing components in fusion reactors, 10.3.2020-9.3.2022.

DESY Hamburg, Innovative methods for imaging with the use of X-ray free electon laser (XFEL) and synchrothon sources - advanced microfluidics sample delivery systems II, 13.4.2018-12.4.2022.

Institute of Metals Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, Development of Continuous Casting Simulator for Xiwang Special Steel Company, Zouping county, Shandong province, China, 2016-2018.

DESY Hamburg, Innovative methods for imaging with the use of X-ray free electron laser (XFEL) and synchrothon sources - advanced microfluidics sample delivery systems I, 14.4.2014-12.4.2018.

Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, Local Meshless Kernel Techniques for Simulation of Liquid-Solid Processes, project 101112, bilateral project supported by Research Inter-Institutional Development Scheme, Slovenia - Hong Kong, 2012-2015.

EU EUREKA, Energy savings by application of electromagnetic field in the production of Al-alloy billets by DC casting, 2012-2014.

EU 6th framework, INSPIRE, Optimization of systems, energy management and environmental impact in process engineering,multilateral project, 2006-2009.

French Government Project ECO-NET, Improved Numerical Methods and Physical Models for Solidification, multilateral project France, Slovenia, Montenegro, 2005-2007.

COBASE, National Science Foundation Project, USA, Collocation methods with radial basis functions, 2004-2006.

EU 5th framework, OPTI_ENERGY Centre of excellence, Optimization, simulation and environmental impact of energy systems and processes, 2003-2006.

NATO Science for Peace, Method of Fundamental Solutions for Inhomogenous Problems, multilateral project USA - Slovenia - Portugal, 2002-2004.

EU COST-526, Automatic process optimisation in materials technology, 2001-2005.

EU COST-P3, Simulation of Physical Phenomena in Technological Applications, 1999-2003.

EU Copernicus ULTRAWAT, Development of new generation of ultrasonic equipment and processes of physical and chemical action on water, multilateral EU project, 1999-2001.

EU COST-512, Modelling in materials science and processing, multilateral EU project, 1994-1998.

International Atomic Energy Agency, Application of boundary element method to PWR fuel rod structural analysis, international project, supported by International Atomic Energy Agency, (Contract No. 4538/RB),1985-1987.

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