Dr. Pavla Krizman-Lavric

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Pavla Križman-Lavrič, Researcher

Nationality: Slovenian
Date of birth: 18.01.1977

Fields of specialization

Pre-treatment processes of textiles; Textile Finishing; Peroxide Chemistry; Oxidation Chemistry; Chemical Kinetics; Ecology; Textile Wastewater; Biocatalysis

Education

  • 2007; University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Textiles, Slovenia
    PhD in Textile Chemistry; PhD Thesis: “The influence of different parameters on the kinetics of peracetic acid decomposition and consumption in the process of cotton bleaching”; Advisors: Assoc. Prof. Petra Forte Tavčer and Assist. Prof. Franci Kovač
  • 2002; University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Textiles, Slovenia
    B.Sc. in Textile Technology; B.Sc. Thesis: “Effect of time and temperature on cotton bleaching with peracetic acid”; Advisor: Assoc. Prof. Petra Forte Tavčer

Academic appointments

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Textiles, Slovenia:
Teaching assistant (2007-2008)

Experience

(2009-2010) University of TWENTE, Enschede, The Netherlands:
Postdoctoral researcher

  • ADVANBIOTEX project
  • Advisor: Prof. Dragan Jocić
    (2007-2008) University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Textiles, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Teaching assistant
    (2003-2007) 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 Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia
    (2006) North Carolina State University, College of Textiles, Raleigh, USA
  • Visiting researcher through the research grant supported by Ad Futura, Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship Fund

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
  • Textile processes and ecology
  • Knitting technology
  • Woven and knitted structures
  • Designing and planning knitted fabrics and knitwear

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
    Project title: “Rationalisation of bleaching of cotton for sanitary products”
    Duration: 2001-2004
  • International bilateral research project Slovenia-F.Y.R.O.M.
    Duration: 2004-2005
  • National applied research project
    Project title: “Development of high quality hygiene and medical textiles”
    Duration: 2004-2007
  • National applied research project
    Project title: “Alternative bleaching agents”
    Duration: 2005-2008
  • International bilateral research project Slovenia-United States of America
    Duration: 2006-2007
  • Research programme “Textiles and Ecology”
    Duration: 2004-2008
  • Eureka project
    Project title: “Nanosilver for Multipurpose Textiles”
    Duration; 2007-2009

Training/Fellowships/Awards

  • (2005) Instrumentalia d.o.o., Biotehnika, d.o.o. and TA Instruments, Lecture course: DSC, TGA and DMA techniques.
  • (2006) Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship fund for Slovene researchers for research abroad

Other competences

  • Member of the Association of Young Researchers and Other Postgraduate Students of Slovenia (DMRS)
  • Member of the organizing committee of 39th Symposium on Novelties in Textiles, Ljubljana, 2008