Boštjan Šimunič, PhD

Principal Research Fellow
Head of Institute
Phone: +386 5 663 77 36
Boštjan Šimunič, (1974) graduated from the Faculty of Computer and Information Science (UL), received his MA and PhD at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (UL). After the study, he founded the spin-off company TMG-BMC Ltd. for the development of medical diagnostics, worked at the UK Sports Institute and at the University of Primorska as a higher education teacher and researcher at the Scientific Research Center Koper. He is the Head of the Institute for Kinesiology Research. He is co-developing the measuring method Tensiomiography, which is today a widely recognized method for measuring the skeletal muscle contraction time and tonus.

Research fields:
  • Methods for skeletal muscle contractile properties assessment,
  • Effects of aging and physical inactivity on skeletal muscles,
  • Development and evaluation of public health intervention programs,
  • Development and evaluation of rehabilitation procedures after injuries and illnesses,
  • Advises athletes in the individualization of sports training.
For his work he received awards: Prešeren award (2000); the Krka Fund awards (2001 and 2003); the award of the Rok Petrovič fund (2001) for outstanding achievements in the field of academia and sports; the UP ZRS Messenger of Science award (2007), Mayor's Bloudek award (2013), Excellent in Science award by ARRS (2012 and 2017), Award for the Best Institute at UP ZRS (2014).

He was a member of an athletics national team and competed in all major European and world competitions - including the 2004 Olympics held in Athens . He is still a national record holder in triple jump.