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

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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

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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

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ADVANBIOTEX project

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Advisor: Prof. Dragan Jocić

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

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Teaching assistant

(2003-2007) 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 Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia

(2006) North Carolina State University, College of Textiles, Raleigh, USA

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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

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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

Project title: “Rationalisation of bleaching of cotton for sanitary products”

Duration: 2001-2004

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International bilateral research project Slovenia-F.Y.R.O.M.

Duration: 2004-2005

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National applied research project

Project title: “Development of high quality hygiene and medical textiles”

Duration: 2004-2007

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National applied research project

Project title: “Alternative bleaching agents”

Duration: 2005-2008

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International bilateral research project Slovenia-United States of America

Duration: 2006-2007

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Research programme “Textiles and Ecology”

Duration: 2004-2008

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Eureka project

Project title: “Nanosilver for Multipurpose Textiles”

Duration; 2007-2009

Training/Fellowships/Awards

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(2005) Instrumentalia d.o.o., Biotehnika, d.o.o. and TA Instruments, Lecture course: DSC, TGA and DMA techniques.

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(2006) Slovene Human Resources Development and Scholarship fund for Slovene researchers for research abroad

Other competences

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Member of the Association of Young Researchers and Other Postgraduate Students of Slovenia (DMRS)

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Member of the organizing committee of 39th Symposium on Novelties in Textiles, Ljubljana, 2008