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

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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

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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

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ADVANBIOTEX project

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Advisor: Dr. Dragan Jocić

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

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PhD Assistant

(2004-2009) University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Textiles, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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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

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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

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National applied research project

Research programme “Textiles and ecology”

Duration: 1999-2014

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National basic research project

Project title: "Chemical modification of textiles by the use of sol-gel technology”

Duration: 2009-2012

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National applied research project

Project title: “Alternative bleaching agents”

Duration: 2005-2008

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National research project

Project title: Target research programme “Multifunctional protective textiles for military uniform”

Duration: 2006-2008