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Personal information

 

Surname / First name

 

BALCERS, Ojars

Address(es)

 

4, Skunu Str., Riga, Latvia

Telephone(s)

 

 

Fax

 

+371 6722 5217

E-mail

 

Ojars.Balcers@lu.lv

Nationality

 

Latvian

Date of birth

 

1967

Gender

 

m

Family status

 

married

 

Work experience

                       

 Dates (from – to)

 

 11.2012 – present

 Occupation or position held

 

Assistant to Project Manager; Researcher

 Main activities and responsibilities

 

I participate in a work pack (Dissemination and Innovation) of a FP7 project “Fotonika-LV-FP7-Regpot-CT-2011”. My duties are promotion of photonics and innovation mostly related to the three participating institutes of the University of Latvia. Also, I participate in teams of developing research projects.

Name and address of employer

 

Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy, University of Latvia

4, Skunu Str., Riga, Latvia

Type of business or sector

 

Academic and public universities

 

Education and training

 

Dates (from – to)

 

2004 – 2008

Principal subjects/occupational

skills covered

 

Materials Physics

Title: Photo-thermal properties of amorphous chalcogenide thin films.

Name and type of organization providing education and training

 

University of Latvia

Title of qualification awarded

 

Doctor of Materials Physics (2008)

 

 

Academic activity

 

Main Publications

 

[1] Balcers, O. (2012). On Selected Developments in the Materials Life Cycle Analysis Approach: The Case of Flame Retardant Materials and Pop’s, and Beyond. Acoustic Space, Iss. No. 11, Techno-Ecologies, pp. 25–29, ISSN 1407-2858

[2] Balcers, O., Teteris, J. (2007). The development of As-S film waveguides for infrared sensor applications. Extended paper for Reports from 10th Lithuanian Conference of Junior Researchers 29 March 2007 “Science- Future of Lithuania”, pp. 375–381, Vilniaus Gedimino technikos universitetas leidyklaTechnika”; ISBN 978-9955-28-162-7.

[3] Balcers, O., Teteris, J. (2006), Luminescence study of detergent optical brighteners in the context of developing optical environmental sensors for water quality control. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Landscape Management, Vol. 14, N3, pp. 121–127. ISBN 1648-6897.

[4] Balcers, O., Teteris, J., (2006), Optical method for determining optical brightener concentration in water solution. Extended paper for the Proceedings from the conference “Northern Optics 2006”, Trans-Jour. Editors: Aasmund Sudbų and Gunnar Arisholm, June 2006, pp. 59–61; ISBN: 14244-0435-5.

[5] Chang, I, Balcers, O., Cantor, B., (1995). “The Effect of added Mo on the Crystallisation Behaviour of Rapidly Solidified Fe70Cr20B10 Alloys.”. International J. Rapid Solidification, Vol. 9, pp. 63–73.

[6] Stradins, P., Baltsers, O., Gerbreder, V., (1994). “Photo-induced AmorphousCrystalline Transitions in SbxSe1-x Films”. Proceedings Materials Research Society 1993 Fall Meeting, MRS Vol.321, pp. 1–6. Crystallization and Related Phenomena in Amorphous Materials- Ceramics, Metals, Polymers, and Semiconductors, Boston. (USA). Editors: M. Libera, T.E. Haynes, P. Cebe, J.E. Dickinson, Jr. Published by Materials Research Society. ISBN: 1-55899-220-0.

 

Participation  in Conferences

 

[1] Berzins, U., Hanstorp, D., Blahins, J., Apsitis A., Klavins, J., Balcers, O., Ubelis, A. “Global Network for Research in Negative Ions – Pending FOTONIKA-LV Project Proposals for the Last Calls of FP7-PEOPLE-2013 Programmes IRSES and CIG”, 71st Annual Scientific Conference of the University of Latvia, Naturtal Sciences, Photonics Section, Riga, Latvia, 1 February 2013.

[2] Balcers, O. ”A Couple of Dozen Nasty POPs and the International Reference Life Cycle Data System”. Techno-Ecologies, RIXC, Riga, Latvia, 4–5 November 2011.

[3] Balcers, O. and Teteris, J., ”Making diffractive optical elements in glasses using UN radiation”. The 25th Scientific Conference of Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia 11–13 February 2009.

[4] Balcers, O. ”Renewable energy resources in Latvia’s energy sector until 2030”. An international seminar within a project „Jaunu materiālu un elektrotehnoloģiju datorvadības programmatūras izstrāde ūdeņraža enerģētikas sistēmām” run by the Institute of Solid State Physics under an ERDF grant, Sigulda, Latvia, 27–28 March 2007.

[5] Balcers, O., Reinfelde, M., and Teteris, J. “The waveguiding properties of As2S3 films for infrared optical sensor applications” 3rd International Conference on Amorphous and Nanostructured Chalcogenides. Brasov, Romania, 2–6 July 2007.

[6] Balcers, O. “Towards development of As-S films for infrared optical sensor applications” „Epidemiology of toxic metals- problems and solutions”, International Conference Portorož, Slovenia, 25 April 2007.

[7] Balcers, O. and Teteris, J. “The development of As-S film waveguides for infrared sensor application”, 10th New Scientists Conference at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania, 29 March 2007. Poster presentation has received a special recognition.

[8] Balcers, O. and Teteris, J. “Planar wave guides based on non-crystalline As2S3 thin films”. The 23rd Scientific Conference of Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia, 13–15 February 2007.

[9] Balcers, O. and Teteris, J. “Optical method for determining optical brightener concentration in water solutions” “Northern Optics 2006” International Conference Bergen, Norway, 14–16 June 2006.

[10] Balcers, O. “Luminescence study of detergent optical brighteners in the context of developing optical environmental sensors for water quality control”. SPIE International Conference for Students ”Developments in Optics and Communications” (DOC-2006), Riga, Latvia, 29–30 April 2006.

[11] Balcers, O., Teteris, J. “Luminescence method for range of water optical brightener concentrations to serve as an anthropogenic load indicator in water bodies” 9th New Scientists Conference at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania, 30 March 2006.

[12] Balcers, O., Reinfelde M., and Teteris J. “Holographic recording in As-Se thin films”. 21st International Conference on Amorphous and Nano-Crystalline Semiconductors (ICANS21), Lisbon, Portugal, September 2005.

Participation in Projects

 

10.2011 – 6.2012; Senior Expert, acting as an evaluator in the evaluation of research proposals in relation to the FP7-NMP-2012-SME-6 call for proposals, EC DG Research, Directorate G – Industrial Technologies. The call belongs to the Theme of “Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies”. Evaluation of projects (two stages) and preparing recommendations

                                

10.2010 – 6.2011; Expert, acting as an evaluator under the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for Research, Technological Development, and Demonstration Activities, a call in the Theme of “Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and new Production Technologies” – FP7-NMP-Small-5. Evaluation of projects (two stages) and preparing recommendations

 

2009 – 2010; participant – ICT-Ensure (A project of the Seventh Framework Programme). Information preparation about the ICT Research Area in the Baltic States

 

3 – 8.2009; Preparation of a Vacuum Technology class for GroGlass, Ltd. under an ERDF project

 

5.2007 – 10.2010; Co-author of the energy chapter in the forward looking study Latvia 2030

 

2007 – 2008; Lecturer in a project “Innovation in MSc studies in physics and natural sciences “Natural sciences, global change and technologies for sustainable development””, run by LU ASI and ESF and awarded by the Energy Globe Awards. Together with two colleagues-professors, I prepared and read two classes – “Nanotechnologies and risk evaluation” and “Life cycle analyses – zero waste technology systems”

 

2006; Participant (a researcher and an assistant) in a research project run by the Institute of Solid State Physics, University of Latvia and Riga Environment Protection Foundation. The project’s title was “Development of opto-chemical sensors based on amorphous chalcogenides

 

Personal skills

and competences

Acquired in the course of life and career but not necessarily covered by formal certificates and diplomas.

 

Mother tongue(s)

 

Latvian

 

Other language(s)

 

Self-assessment

Understanding

Speaking

Writing

European level

Listening

Reading

Spoken interaction

Spoken production

 

English

C2

C2

C2

C2

C2

Russian

C2

C2

C2

C2

B2

German

B2

C1

B1

B1

B1

French

A2

B1

B1

A2

A2

 

Social skils and competences

 

 Team work. Conflict solving. Communication. Public speech.

 

Organisational skills

and competences

Coordination and administration of people, projects and budgets.

 

Leading different size projects and organizations in academic, corporate and civic society sectors. My duties included various roles of leading and administering people, budgets and projects and work packs.

 

Computer andTechnical skills and competences

 

User and administrator skills.

MS Office, Open Office, data bases, MS Project; Administration of IT systems, CAT. Linux, Apple, Microsoft OS’s.

 

Other skils and competences

 

Public relations, public speaking, microphone speaking, work with media, environmental impact assessment, massive crystal growth, drawing.

 

Driving licence

 

B1

 

Additional information

 

 

I am an author of a three dozen articles (scientific, peer-reviewed and general audience) – the full list is available upon request.

 

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