Crystallography around the world: Albania

Albania is not a member of the International Union of Crystallography.

The following crystallographers in Albania are registered in the World Directory of Crystallographers.

(IUCr) crystallographers in Albania

26 entries found

  • Abazi, Professor Dr Sokol Full Professor. Pharmacy, Aldent University, Rr. Dibres, 1000, Tirana, Albania.
  • Andoni, Dr Eduard Lecturer. Inorganic Chemistry Chair, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tirane, Tirane, Albania.
  • Askushaj, Dr Denis Academic Staff. Physics Engineering, Faculty of Mathematics Engineering and Physics Engineering, Muhamet Gjollesha, Albania, 1001, Tirana, Albania.
  • Baraj, Professor Dr Edlira Associate professor. Department of Chemistry, FIMIF, Polytechnic University of Tirana (PUT), Mother Tereza Sq, 1001, Tirana, 1001, Tirana, Albania.
  • Beqiraj, Dr Enkeleida Lector in Crystallography-Mineralogy, Applied Mineralogy, Optical Mineralogy. Department of Earth Sciences, Polytechnic University of Tirana. Faculty of Geology and Mining, Rr. Elbasanit, Tirana, 1016, Tirana, Albania.
  • Cakaj, Dr Olta Physics lecturer. Department of Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Bulevardi, Albania, 1001, Tirane, Albania.
  • Dida, Professor Dr Bujar University professor. Chemistry, Faculty of Mathematical Engineering and Physical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Rruga, Tirana, 1001, Tirana, Albania.
  • Edlira, Dr TAKO University professor. Department of Chemistry, PUT, FIMIF, 62, Tirana, 1001, Tirana, Albania.
  • Gjika, Professor Dr Ilva Associate professor. Department of Chemistry, FIMIF, Polytechnic University of Tirana (PUT), Mother Tereza Sq, 1001, Tirana, 1001, Tirana, Albania.
  • Guda, Dr Bardhyl Lecturer. Crystal Physics Chair, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tirane, Tirane, Albania.
  • Gurazi, Dr Vilma Assistant Lecturer. Industrial Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Blv. Zogu I, -, 1001, Tirane, Albania.
  • Hasimi, Dr Albana researcher. Department of Climate and Environment, IGEWE, Polytechnic University of Tirana, Rruga Don Bosko 60, 1024, Tirana, Albania.
  • Hoxha, Dr Valbona UPT. Chemistry Department, Faculty of Mathematical Engineering & Physical Engineering Polytechnic University of Tirana, Vaçe ZELA, 1023, Tirana, Albania.
  • Karaj, Dr Dafina University Professor. Department of Chemistry (FIMIF), Polytechnic University of Tirana (PUT), Muhamet Gjollesha, Tirana, 1001, Tirana, Albania.
  • Klosi, Dr Fatos Head, Crystal Physics Chair. Crystal Physics Chair, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tirane, Tirane, Albania.
  • Korpa, Professor Dr Arjan Lecturer, researcher. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Tirana, Blv. Zog 1, 1000, 1000, Tirana, Albania.
  • Kuqo, Mr Aldi Junior Lecturer. Industrial Chemistry, University of Tirana, Blv Zogu I, Tirana/Albania, 1005, Tirana, Albania.
  • Mehmeti, Dr Elmira Head of Department of Toxicologies and Residues Monitoring. Department of Toxicologies and Residues Monitoring, Food Safety And Veterinary Institute, 1001, 1000, Tirana, Albania.
  • Mele, Dr Altin Lecturer of Physical Chemistry, Department of Dental Technology, Professional College. Department of Dental Technology, Professional College, Rr., 1015, Tirana, Albania.
  • Memo, Dr Arben Lecturer & Expertise: Inorganic Chemistry, Inorganic Structures, Quality Assurance. Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Tirana University, Blv. Zogu I, 1010, Tirana, Albania.
  • Nocka, Professor Dr Eni Associate professor. Department of Chemistry (FIMIF), Polytechnic University of Tirana (PUT), Mother Tereza Sq, 1001, Tirana, 1001, Tirana, Albania.
  • Papajani, Dr Blerina lecturer. departament of physics, F.N.S., University Aleksander XHuvani, Rr Rinia, elbasan, 3006, elbasan, Albania.
  • Qorri, Dr Ana University professor. Department of Geology, Polytechnic University of Tirana (PUT), Rruga e Elbasanit, Tirana, 1001, Tirana, Albania.
  • Sinojmeri, Dr Agim Lecturer, crystallography and mineralogy. Chair of Mineralogy, Faculty of Geology and Mining, Polytechnic University, Tirane, Albania.
  • Totoni, Professor Dr Raimonda Associate Professor. Department of Chemistry, Polytechnic University of Tirana, PUT FIMIF, 62, Tirana, 1001, Tirana, Albania.
  • Vishkulli, Miss Sidorela Lecturer. Department of Industrial Chemistry, University of Tirana, Bulevardi Zogu I, 1000, Tirana, Albania.

Albania

This is a list of forthcoming meetings in Albania that are recorded in the IUCr Calendar of Events. Please let us know of any that are missing by completing this form or sending an email to forthcoming.meetings@iucr.org.

All events

This is a concise listing of all events in this country that are associated with the International Year of Crystallography 2014 and its follow-up initiatives.

10th Jul 2014 International Conference "New frontiers of nanomaterial technologies for applications in biology and medicine" Tirana
25th Sep 2014 One Day Workshop on Crystallography Tirana
30th May 2016 Bruker OpenLab Albania Tirana

This Special Report was published in the IUCr Newsletter, Vol. 19, No. 4 (2011).

Crystallography in Albania

The Republic of Albania, in South-Eastern Europe, is poor by Western European standards. After 1990, resources devoted to sciences and technology were drastically decreased and approximately 40% of those with scientific training have emigrated. Expenditure for scientific Research and Development (R&D) is 0.2% of the GDP, few goods are exported and technological development is limited.

[Faculty] Faculty of Natural Sciences, Tirana, Albania.

In 2009 the Government initiated 'National Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation in Albania', coordinated by a Dept. of the Prime Minister's Cabinet, and the Ministry of Education and Science with assistance from UNESCO. The goals of the plan are: to triple public spending on R&D; to create and equip four or five Albanian centers of excellence in science; to double the number of researchers through 'brain gain' incentives and training of new researchers via new doctoral programmes in Albanian universities; and to stimulate innovation in 100 companies via consortia with academic research institutes or foreign partners. The Strategy is to be implemented in synergy with the planned development of energy, agriculture, natural resources, public health services and communication technologies (ICTs).

[Gallery] [Cryst-Art]
'Mineralism Gallery' by Enkeleida Beqiraj Goga, Faculty of Geology and Mining, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Tirana, Albania (May, 2009). Presentation of the monograph 'Cryst-Art' by Enkeleida Beqiraj Goga, Faculty of Geology and Mining, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Tirana, Albania (May, 2007).

Crystallography is taught at the U. of Tirana (UT, www.unitir.edu.al) and the Polytechnic U. of Tirana (UPT, www.upt.al), but the only crystallographic research is theoretical work in the Chemistry and Physics departments.

In Albania, Crystallography is primarily part of the Geology Faculty. A. Sinojmeri heads the Crystallography - Mineralogy and Petrography Research Group and is engaged in 'Mineralism Gallery' and 'Cryst-Art' projects, funded by Albanian Mobile Communication (AMC).

A project on zeolite effects on soil properties and fertility is financed by the Polytechnic U. of Tirana, and one on analysis of water quality in rural Albania is financed by the Academy of Sciences of Albania.

In the Chemistry Dept., E. Andoni (eduard.andoni@unitir.edu.al) conducts powder diffractometry on organometallic compounds and chalcogenide halides with layered and spinel structures.

In the Physics Dept., T. Dilo (teuta.dilo@unitir.edu.al) offers an MA programme in 'The Physical and Chemical Structure of Materials' including a module on X-ray diffraction.

[Kastriot Spahiu and Dritan Siliqi] Kastriot Spahiu (left) with Dritan Siliqi. The set-up of the Seifert Diffractometer at X-ray Laboratory (June 1990), Dept. of Chemistry, Fac. of Natural Sciences, Tirana, Albania.

In partnership with Inst. für Werkstoffwissenschaft, Technische U. Bergakademie Freiberg, efforts are underway to expand research in crystallography. At present there are no neutron, electron or functioning X-ray facilities in Albania. During the 1990s, the Laboratory of X-ray Diffraction sponsored by UNESCO in the Chemistry Dept. of the U. of Tirana was equipped with a Seifert X-ray powder diffractometer. Due to inadequate maintainance the measurements are not always reliable.

W. Depmeier of the Executive Committee of the European Crystallographic Association and D. Siliqi (Bari, Italy) are engaged in efforts to create a National Crystallography Association in Albania, to strengthen the scientific infrastructure in the country, foster collaborations with crystallographers outside Albania and help Albanian scientists to gain access to neutron/electron and X-ray facilities elsewhere.

Organizations critical to the development of crystallography and science in Albania include: Albania Acad. of Science, Sheshi 'Fan Noli' 7, Tirane, Albania (G. Beqiraj and S.Bushati), Ministry of Education and Science, Rr: 'Rruga e Durrësit' 23, Tirane, Albania, (M. Tafaj, A. Gjonaj, H. Shamata), Tirana U., Sheshi 'Nënë Tereza', Tirane, Albania (D. Kule, E. Demo), Faculty of Natural Science, Bulevardi 'Dëshmorët E Kombit', Tirane, Albania (X. Teliti, E. Andoni,, M. Koni, A. Mema), Polytechnic U. of Tirana, Sheshi 'Nënë Tereza' 4, Tirane, Albania (J. Kacani, F. Premti), Geology and Mining Faculty (P. Hoxha, E. B. Goga), Inst. of Geosciences (I. Milushi).

Dritan Siliqi (dritan.siliqi@ic.cnr.it)