Dr. Brigita Tomšič

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Brigita Tomšič, Researcher

Nationality: Slovenian
Date of birth: 29.06.1980

Fields of specialization

Textile finishing, Influence of finishing on biodegradation of textile fibres

Education

  • 2009; University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Textiles, Slovenia
    PhD in Textile Science; PhD Thesis: “Influence of finishing on biodegradation of natural cellulose fibres”; Advisors: Prof. Dr. Barbara Simončič and Prof. Dr Boris Orel
  • 2004; University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Textiles, Slovenia
    B.Sc. in Textile Technology; B.Sc. Thesis: “Efficiency and washing durability of antimicrobial agent on cotton fabric”; Advisor: Prof. Dr. Barbara Simončič

Academic appointments

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Textiles, Slovenia: PhD Assistant (2009-2011)

Experience

(2010) University of TWENTE, Enschede, The Netherlands: Postdoctoral researcher

  • ADVANBIOTEX project
  • Advisor: Dr. Dragan Jocić
    (2009-2011) University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Textiles, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • PhD Assistant
    (2004-2009) University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Textiles, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • PhD student researcher, enrolled in a 4½ year “Young researcher” program funded by the Slovenian Research Agency

Teaching Experience/Courses offered

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Textiles, Slovenia

Supervision of undergraduate study programmes (practical courses):

  • Bleaching and finishing
  • Planning pre-treatment processes
  • Basic of dyeing
  • Finishing

Participation in projects

ADVANBIOTEX, funded under the 6th Framework Program of the European Union by the Marie Curie Excellence Grant

  • MEXT-CT-2006-042641
    Project title: “Advanced Functionality of Textiles by Biopolymer Surface Modification”
    Duration: 2006-2010
  • National applied research project
    Research programme “Textiles and ecology”
    Duration: 1999-2014
  • National basic research project
    Project title: "Chemical modification of textiles by the use of sol-gel technology”
    Duration: 2009-2012
  • National applied research project
    Project title: “Alternative bleaching agents”
    Duration: 2005-2008
  • National research project
    Project title: Target research programme “Multifunctional protective textiles for military uniform”
    Duration: 2006-2008