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Competition for the Award for the most successful scientific or artistic research work in the field of textiles

Textile-Science Research Centre (TSRC) announces the following:

 

COMPETITION

 

for the Award for the most successful scientific or artistic research work in the field of textiles

 

The competition is divided into two separate categories:

 

Category I: for young scientists/artists (doctoral or postdoctoral students) of the University of Zagreb Faculty Of Textile Technology (age limit is 35)

Category II: for students of undergraduate/graduate studies of University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology.

 

One award in each category will be granted at TSRC Day in September 2020.

 

Submissions for entry forms should be sent until September 1st 2020 to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Three committee members will perform the final ranking within each category due to the Criteria list TSRC_Award_Critera_2020.doc.

 

The application must be enclosed with CV, list of publications and name of the journal where the author wishes to submit the paper. Papers should be written in English, on maximal ten pages according attached form TSRC_Template.doc.

 

 

Zagreb, March 25th 2020

 

Prof. Sandra Bischof, PhD

Head of TSRC

 

 

Zorana Kovacevic successfully defended her doctoral dissertation under the title '' Development of advanced polylactide nanobiocomposite reinforced with Spartium junceum L. fibres"

Zorana Kovacevic, assistant at the Department of Textile Chemistry and Ecology, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation under the title '' Development of advanced polylactide nanobiocomposite reinforced with Spartium junceum L. fibres '' (Razvoj naprednih nanobiokompozita izrađenih od polilaktidnog polimera ojačanog vlaknima brnistre). This doctoral thesis is written by the so-called Scandinavian model and was defended at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology in English in front of a committee composed of:

 

• Prof. dr. sc. Edita Vujasinović, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

• Prof. dr. sc. Sandra Bischof, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

• Prof. dr. sc. Zdravko Schauperl, University of Zagreb Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture

 

The paper was created under the mentorship of prof. dr. sc. Sandra Bischof, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology and prof. dr. sc. Mizi Fan, Brunel University London, UK.

The main goal of this thesis was to develop biodegradable composite material of sustainable origin made of polylactide polymer and Spartium junceum L. fibre for possible usage in automotive industry. Increased demand for the usage of sustainable and biodegradable natural materials has triggered wider production of biocomposites. Three fibre extraction (maceration) methods were investigated: water retting, osmotic degumming and alkali retting under the influence of microwave energy. It was proven that long lasting conventional maceration method can be succesfully replaced by ecologically favourable method using microwaves. Functionalization of fibres was carried out using montmorillonite nanoclay particles added as a flame retardant nanofiller, and citric acid as an environmentally friendly crosslinker. Effectiveness of the conducted modifications was examined according to the relevant standardized methods used in current industrial and manufacturing processes (testing of morphological, mechanical, chemical and thermal properties of the final composite material). Biodegradability of developed composite materials was examined using the endopeptidase enzyme. In addition, the possibility of utilizing plant residues after the maceration process was explored. The analysis of the chemically treated residues after maceration showed increase in content of positive biomass quality indicators, presenting it as a promising feedstock for the production of solid biofuels. The significance of the proposed research lies in the application of innovative, sustainable raw materials for the production of new advanced products of wide application.

 

Zorana Kovačević

 

Day of the Textile Science and Research Center 2019

 

 

TSRC Day 2019:

 

The lectures at the Day of the Textile Science and Research Center 2019, thematically related to the Circular Economy, were held with the presentation of companies from the sector and the accompanying Exhibition at which selected projects and works of students and mentors were presented. We are pleased to have a large number of participants, so we would like to thank:

 

• visitors,

 

• lecturers,

 

• exhibiting companies: Mikrolux, Primalab, Anton-Paar and Crescat,

 

• exhibitors in the accompanying exhibition and their mentors,

 

• Nikola Tesla Technical Museum for the conference hall and assistance with the organization,

 

• the media that have expressed interest in popularizing the TSRC Day,

 

• to anyone who helped with the organization.

 

 

 

We hope you found areas where we can expand and enhance our existing cooperation! Below are the presentations, which we hope will help you in your future work and contribute to raising awareness of the requirements, but also addressing the challenges which Circular Economy puts to all of us!


Presentations:

01_Drmač_circualar_economy_inside_EU

02_Simončič_sustainable_design

03_Vujasinovic_Eco-design

04_Bischof_Krička_Biocomposites

05_Boljar_eco-sustainable_footwear

06_Falak_SET – energy efficiency

07_Mucko_wake up your creativity

08_Fličec_Grgac_protective_medical_textile

09_Ercegović_Ražić_firends of the environment_national_sign

10_Pušić_eco-profile-of-washing-process

11_Kodžoman_Švedski_fashion_brands

12_Kodrič_Kesovija_analysis_methods

 

Circular Economy - Challenge for TCLF sector

Image source: www.europarl.europa.eu

 

TSRC News

Textile Science Research Centre (TSRC), established in 2008 at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology, popularize textile science with topic:


CIRCULAR ECONOMY – CHALLENGE FOR TEXTILE/CLOTHING/LEATHER/FOOTWARE SECTOR


Program and brief lecture summaries are an integral part of this new, and we hope that it will be a good motivation to join us at:

Technical Museum Nikola Tesla, September 25, 2019 at 9:00 am.


Prof.dr.sc. Sandra Bischof,

Head of Textile Science Research Centre


 

 

 

Download TSRC Day 2019 abstracts

 

 


 
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