Marija Gorjanc

About me

1998, Civil engineer, The Secondary School of Civil Engineering and Economics Ljubljana
2006, Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering, University of Ljubljana
2011, Doctor of Science, University of Ljubljana

Research activity and interests
– material science
– plasma modification of fibrous polymers
– chemical modification of textiles and fibrous polymers,
– textile finishing,
– nanotechnology in textiles (synthesis of Ag and ZnO by chemical and “green” methods),
– use of natural phytochemicals in textiles,
– dyeing with natural dyes,
– extraction of dyes and pigments from waste plant material.

Project leader
– BI-HR/20-21023 Development of biodegradable and antimicrobial cellulose composites from waste material
– J2-1720 Ecologically friendly in-situ synthesis of ZnO nanoparticles for the development of protective textiles
– BI-RS/18-19-051 Monitoring of plasma treatment efficiency for textile surface modification
– BI-BA/14-15-033 Investigation of the possibility using short flax fibers for a production of filters for a removal of heavy metals ion from aqueous solutions
– BI-HR/14-15-027: Modification of textiles by plasma and nanoparticles for development of protective and healthcare textiles
– BI-RS/14-15: Tailoring innovative functional textiles using plasma and microcapsules

Participation in projects
– P2-213 Textiles and ecology (project leader: prof. dr. Barbara Simončič)
– Applause (Alien Plant Species)- from harmful to useful with citizens’ led activities (leader City of Ljubljana; leader at Faculty dr. Marija Gorjanc)
Smart specialisation strategy – CELKROG (leader Pulp and Paper Institute, Ljubljana)
– Erasmus+ TECLO project (leader at Faculty: prof. dr. Barbara Simončič)
– J2-2223 Chemical modification of textiles using sol-gel technology (project leader: prof. dr. Barbara Simončič)
– Eureka project E!4043 NANOVISION (project leader: assoc. prof. dr. Marija Gorenšek)
– M2-0104 Multifunctional protective textile for military uniform (project leader: prof. dr. Barbara Simončič)

Pedagogical activity

Practical courses, seminars, lectures, mentoring and co-mentoring of thesis of undergraduate and postgraduate study programs.

Management functions
Head of Chair of Textile and Clothing Enigneering (from October 2019-)
Tutor coordinator of Faculty (2014 – 2018)

Other activities
2009, 2012, 2015, 2019 President of organizing committee of Symposium on novelties in textiles
2011, 2013, 2014, 2017 Member of organizing committee of Symposium on novelties in textiles
2016, Member of organizing committee for preparation of International Conference AUTEX 2016

Mentor to PhD students
Anja Verbič (Young scientist) / In-situ synthesis of nanoparticles for development of multi-protective properties of textiles (ongoing)
Linda Ogrizek / Production of bacterial cellulose textiles from food processing industry waste (ongoing)

2012, Trimo International Research Award for best doctoral thesis


Association of Textile Engineers and Technicians of Slovenia
Slovenian Society for Vacuum Technique

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