Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Dragan Jocić, Senior Researcher

Nationality: Serbian

Date of birth: 17.05.1956

Fields of specialization

Chemical technology of textile material; Textile dyeing; Textile auxiliaries; Surface treatment of textile material (low temperature plasma, biopolymers, etc.); Smart textile materials

Academic appointments

University of Belgrade, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Textile Engineering Department, Belgrade, Serbia:

Teaching Assistant (1985-1992); Assistant Professor (1992-1997); Associate Professor (1997-2002); Full Professor (from 2002 onwards)

Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Departamento de Ingenieria Quimica, Terrassa (Barcelona), Spain:

Senior researcher (2003-2006)

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Instituto de Investigaciones Quimicas y Ambientales de Barcelona (IIQAB – CSIC), Departamento de Tecnologia de Tensioactivos, Barcelona, Spain:

Postdoctoral researcher (1994-1996); Research associate (2000-2001)

Education

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(1985-1990); Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Textile Engineering Department, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Dr.Techn.Sci.; Ph.D. thesis: "Investigation of the influence of some surface-active agents on the dyeing of textiles"

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(1980-1983); Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Textile Engineering Department, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Postgraduate course (M.Sc.); Two-year full time research project - master thesis: "The study of the use of thermal analysis for the evaluation of the effects of the reduction of flammability of man-made fibers"

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(1975-1980); Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Grad.Eng.Techn.; Undergraduate course (B.Sc.); Final research project extending over six months with the title "The study of the possibilities for producing self-extinguishing man-made fibers")

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(1971-1975) High School, Belgrade, Serbia

Teaching Experience/Courses offered

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Textile Coloration (University of Belgrade, Serbia)

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Textile Auxiliary Agents (University of Belgrade, Serbia)

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Introduction to Colour Measurement (University of Belgrade, Serbia)

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Finishing of Technical Textiles (University of Belgrade, Serbia)

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Chemical Technology of Textiles (University of Belgrade, Serbia)

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Clothing Care (University of Belgrade, Serbia)

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Colorimetry and Visual Properties of Polymeric and Textile Materials (University of Belgrade, Serbia)

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Surface Engineering of Polymeric and Textile Materials (University of Belgrade, Serbia)

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Optical Polymeric Materials (Practical course) (Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, Terrassa, Spain)

Experience

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(2003-2005); Head of Textile Engineering Department; Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Serbia

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(1998-2001); Product development consultant; YUMCO Textile Company, Vranje, Serbia

Training/Fellowships/Awards

Emser Werke, Chur, Switzerland - synthetic fibres production: IAESTE trainee (September 1979)

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Laboratory for Technical Chemistry, Zürich, Switzerland, Academic guest (August-December 1988)

The Leverhulm Trust Research Fellowship (1992), London, Great Britain (awarded, not consumed)

Fellowship of the Generalitat de Catalunya (PIEC-1993 and PIEC-1994), Barcelona, Spain

The Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture Fellowship (MEC-1999), Madrid, Spain

The Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology (MCYT-2003), Ramón y Cajal programme Grant (ranked at the 1st place among 25 researchers selected in the area of Chemical Technology), Madrid, Spain

The Marie Curie Excellence Grant (EXT) of the European Commission (MEXT-CT-2006-042641), Human Resources and Mobility, FP6–2005–Mobility-8

Projects participation

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Modificación de las propiedades superficiales de sustratos textiles mediante adsorción de agregados polímero-tensioactivo (PB92-0099), DGICYT, Spain, 1993-1996

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Tensioactivos reactivos derivados de Arginina para conferir permanentemente propiedades antimicrobianas a fibras queratínicas (PB93-0026), DGICYT, Spain, 1994-1997

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Estudio de la interacción biopolímero/tensioactivo para su aplicación en el ennoblecimiento de la lana (MAT 96-0410), CICYT, Spain, 1996-1999

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Estudio de modificaciones inducidas en fibras de lana por tratamiento con plasma (MAT 98-0790), CICYT, Spain, 1998-2001

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Reduction of environmental risks, posed by EMerging COntaminants, through advanced treatment of municipal and industrial wastes (Project no. 509188), 6th Framework Programme EU on Research, Technological Development and Demonstration, 2004-2007

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Surface modification of textile materials to obtain new functionalities, Slovenia-Serbia and Montenegro Cooperation in Science and Technology, 2006-2008

Memberships/Other competences

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Member of the Society of Dyers and Colourists and of the Editorial Panel of the Coloration Technology journal (Bradford, UK)

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Member of the Serbian Chemical Society (Belgrade, Serbia)

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Member of the European Chitin Society (EUCHIS)