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Brigita Tomsic

Dr. Brigita Tomsic

+31 (0)53 489 2899
b.tomsic@utwente.nl

From Postojna, Slovenia

Education

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

PhD in Textile Chemistry; PhD Thesis: “Influence of finishing on biodegradation of natural cellulose fibres”; Advisors: Prof. Dr. Barbara Simončič and Prof. Dr Boris Orel

1999-2004 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:
Teaching assistant (2009-Present)

Working Experience

(Aug-Dec 2010) University of TWENTE, Enschede, The Netherlands:
Postdoctoral researcher
ADVANBIOTEX project
Advisor: Prof. Dragan Jocić

(2009-Present) University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Textiles, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Teaching 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 Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia
Advisor: Prof. Dr. Barbara Simončič

Teaching Experience

University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Textiles, Slovenia
Supervision of undergraduate study programmes (practical classes):

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

Participation in projects

  • Research programme “Textiles and ecology”; Duration: 1999-2014 (head: Barbara Simončič)
  • Basic research project “Chemical modification of textiles by the use of sol-gel technology”; Duration: 2009-2012 (project head: Barbara Simončič)
  • Applied research project “Alternative bleaching agents”; Duration: 2005-2008 (project head: Petra Forte Tavčer)
  • Target research programme “Multifunctional protective textiles for military uniform” Duration: 2006-2008 (project head: Barbara Simončič)

Fields of Work

Functional finishing of textile materials; Influence of finishing on biodegradation of textile fibres

Publications