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Assoc. Prof. Dragana Kopitar, PhD

Department

Department of Textile Design and Management

Courses

Nonwoven and technical textile, Unconventional Spinning Systems, Nonwoven textile, Textile-Mechanical Processes, Spinning,

Personal data

  • Born on 5th of May 1978., Pula, Croatia

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 Academic education

  • 2011 doctorate at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology title of doctoral thesis: "Study of needlepunched geotextiles structures and properties", mentor Prof. Zenun Skenderi, PhD
  • 2004 graduated at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology by defending the thesis "Physical and mechanical properties of cotton combed yarn, mentor Prof. Zenun Skenderi, PhD

Employment and titles

  • 2004. University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology; junior researcher
  • 2011. University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology; senior assistant
  • 2014. University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology; assistant professor
  • 2020. University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology; associate professor

Teaching activity

  • Textile mechanical processes - University undergraduate study Textile Technology and Engineering (TTE)
  • Nonwovens and technical textiles - University undergraduate study Textile Technology and Engineering (TTE), module Textile Design and Management (TDM)
  • Spinning - University undergraduate study Textile Technology and Engineering (TTE), module Textile Design and Management (TDM)
  • Nonwoven textiles - University graduate study Textile Technology and Engineering (TTE), module Textile Design (TD)
  • Unconventional spinning systems - University graduate study Textile Technology and Engineering (TTE), module Textile Design and Management (TDM)
  • Techniques of Textile Realization I - University graduate study Textile and Fashion Design (TFD), module Textile Design (TD)
  • Nonwovens and technical textiles - Professional study Textile, Clothing and Footwear Technology (TCFT), module Textile Technology (TT)

Mentorship

Undergraduate final thesis

  • Marasović, Paula: Nonwoven agrotextile structure and properties, Zagreb, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology (2016.)
  • Krajač, Ana: Compressibility of textile material for fillings, Zagreb, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology (2016.)
  • Krička, Sara: Investigation of the nonwoven fabrics durability in natural aging conditions, Zagreb, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology (2017.)
  • Bosek, Romana: Tensile properties of nonwovens with application in the furniture industry, Zagreb, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology (2017.)
  • Kašaj, Andreja: Characterization of nonwoven fabric produced from regenerated material, Zagreb, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology (2018.)
  • Nenadović, Sara: Comparison of structural properties of ring and SIRO yarns, Zagreb, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology (2018.)
  • Novak-Stanko, Petra: Fillers for pillows, Zagreb, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology (2018.)
  • Harasemljuk, Tomislav: SIRO yarn characterization, Zagreb, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology (2018.)

Master thesis

  • Lugarić, Valerija: Properties and characteristics of nonwoven fabrics as filling material, Zagreb, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology (2015.)
  • Papić, Mateja: Structure and properties of rotor and air-jet yarn, Zagreb, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology (2016.)
  • Bingula, Mirjana: Properties of ring yarn made from MicroModal fibers, Zagreb, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology (2016.)
  • Anamarija Nekić: Analysis of raw material and nonwoven fabric process influence on tensile properties, Zagreb, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology (2017.)
  • Marasović, Paula: Research of the nonwoven agrotextile influence on germination in different climate conditions with mineral composition analysis of green salads, Zagreb, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology (2018.)
  • Krajač, Ana: Analysis of padding material properties, Zagreb, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology (2018.)
  • Vidaković, Petar: Compressional properties of nonwoven fabrics, Zagreb, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology (2019.)

Research activity

  • Scientific domain: Technical Science
  • Scientific field: Textile Technology
  • Scientific branch: Textile-Mechanical Engineering

Area of special research interest

  • Processes and technologies of producing nonwoven fabrics
  • Structure and propeties of technical nonwoven textiles and composites based on nonwoven textiles
  • Geotextiles and agrotextile
  • Processes and technologies of producing conventional and unconventional yarns
  • Thermophysiological comfort of textile fabrics and leather

List of books and book chapters

  • Kopitar, D.; Potočić Matković, V. M.; Salopek Čubrić, I.; Mijović, B.; Rogale, D.; Bischof, S.; Tomljenović, A.; Rezić, I.: Equipment catalogue, Zagreb: University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology, 2019.
  • Flinčec Grgac, S. ; Bischof, S. ; Bogović, S.; Kopitar, D.; Potočić Matković, V. M.; Salopek Čubrić, I.; Schwarz, I.; Tomljenović, A.: Doctoral study programme of Textile Science and Technology, Brochure, Zagreb: University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology, 2019.

List of scientific papers

  • Kopitar, D.; Skenderi, Z.; Rukavina, T.: Impact of calendaring process on nonwoven geotextiles hydraulic properties, Textile research journal 84 (2014), 1; 66-77,
  • Kopitar, D.; Skenderi, Z.; Matijašić, G.: Influence of nonwoven fabric pore sizes on water vapor resistance, Textile research journal, 88 (2017), 12; 1402-1412.
  • Skenderi, Z.; Kopitar, D.; Ercegović Ražić, S.; Iveković, G.: Study on Physical-mechanical Parameters of Ring-, Rotor- and Air-jet-spun Modal and Micro Modal Yarns, Tekstilec, 62 (2019), 1; 42-53.
  • Kopitar, D.; Skenderi, Z.; Rukavina, T.: Influence of pressure on water permeability and characteristic opening size of nonwoven geotextiles, Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics 6 (2013), 1; 103-115.
  • Kopitar, D.; Skenderi, Z.; Mijović, B.: Study on the influence of calendaring process on thermal resistance of polypropylene nonwoven fabric structure, Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics 7 (2014), 1, 1-11.
  • Vrljičak, Z.; Kopitar, D.; Skenderi, Z.: Impact of yarn count, noil percentage and yarn tension on structure of jersey fabric , Tekstil : časopis za tekstilnu tehnologiju i konfekciju, 64 (2015), 5-6; 147-157.
  • Brunšek, R.; Kopitar, D.; Butorac, J.: Agrotextile, Tekstil : časopis za tekstilnu tehnologiju i konfekciju, 66 (2017), 35-45.
  • Rogina-Car, B.; Kopitar, D.; Schwarz, I.: Protective Properties of Health Care Materials Influenced by the Application Conditions, Textile & Leather Review, 1 (2018), 1; 18-28.
  • Skenderi, Z.; Kopitar, D.; Ercegović Ražić, S.; Iveković, G.: Study on Physical-mechanical Parameters of Ring-, Rotor- and Air-jet-spun Modal and Micro Modal Yarns, Tekstilec, 62 (2019), 1; 42-53. 
  • Marasović, P.; Kopitar, D.: Overview and perspective of nonwoven agrotextile, Textile & leather review, 2 (2019), 1; 32-45.

List of conferences

  • Skenderi, Z.; Kopitar, D.; Srdjak, M.: Physical-mechanical properties of cotton spun, plied and cabled yarn, 37th International Symposium on Novelties in Textile, Book of proceedings, Simončić, B.; Možina, K.; Jeler, S.; Demšar, A. (ed.), Ljubljana University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Textiles, 15. - 17. 6. 2006., Ljubljana, Slovenija, 56.
  • Kopitar, D.; Vrljičak, Z.; Skenderi, Z.: Influence of Yarn Count on Knitted Fabrics Thickness and Mass Per Unit Area, Annals of DAAAM for 2007 & Proceedings of the 18th International DAAAM Symposium "Intelligent Manufacturing & Automation: Focus on Creativity, Responsibility, and Ethics of Engineers", Katalinić, B. (ed.), Beč, DAAAM International Vienna, 24 - 27.10. 2007., Zadar, Hrvatska, 385-386.
  • Hudec, G.; Ivančević, B.; Kopitar, D.; Skenderi, Z.: Nonwoven fabric acoustical properties, Proceedings of 3rd Congress of the Alps Adria Acoustics Association, Fellner, M.; Graf, S. (ed.), Graz, Joanneum Research, 27 - 28.9. 2007., Graz, Austrija , 1-6.
  • Vrljičak, Z.; Skenderi, Z.; Kopitar, D.: Physical-mechanical properties of single jersey knitted fabric knitted with cotton yarn of different noil percent, Book of proceedings of the 4rd International Textile, Clothing & Design Conference – Magic World of Textiles, Dragčević, Z. (ed.), Tekstilno-tehnološki fakultet Zagreb, 05. - 08.10. 2008., Dubrovnik, Hrvatska, 287-292.
  • Kopitar, D.; Skenderi, Z.; Srdjak, M.: Influence of mass per unit area on tensile properties of nonwoven geotextiles, Book of Abstracts AUTEX 2009, Kadoğlu, H. (ed.), Izmir, Turska, Ege University Engeneering Faculty Department of Textile Engineering, 26. - 29.5. 2009., 187-188.
  • Kopitar, D.; Skenderi, Z.; Rukavina, T.: Influence of calendaring on properties of nonwoven needlepunched geotextiles, Book of Proceedings of the 4th International Technical Textiles Congress, Sariişik, M.; Karabay, G. (ed.), Istanbul, Turska, Meta Basim Press, 16. - 18.5. 2010., 99-100.
  • Kopitar, D.; Skenderi, Z.; Švaljek, A.; Bartolić, V.: Svojstva i karakteristike netkanog tekstila u industriji namještaja, Zbornik radova 5. Međunarodno znanstveno-stručno savjetovanje tekstilna znanost i gospodarstvo, Ujević, D.; Penava, Ž. (ed.), Zagreb, Sveučilište u Zagrebu Tekstilno-tehnološki fakultet, 26.1. 2012., 99-102.
  • Kopitar, D.; Skenderi, Z.; Rukavina, T.: Influence of pressure on hydraulic properties of nonwoven geotextiles, Book of Proceedings 12th AUTEX World Textile Conference INOVATIVE TEXTILE FOR HIGH FUTURE DEMANDS, Mijović, B.; Ujević, D.; Petrak, S.; Grancarić, A.M.; Glogar, M.I.; Salopek Ćubrić, I. (ed.), Zadar, Hrvatska, Tekstilno-tehnološki fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, 13 .- 15.6. 2012., 417-422.
  • Kopitar, D.; Skenderi, Z.; Papić, M.; Tomljenović, A.: Surface friction coefficient of spun yarns, International Conference MATRIB 2016 Materials, Tribology, Recycling, Žmak, I.; Aleksandrov Fabijanić, T.; Ćorić, D. (ed.), Vela Luka, Hrvatska, Hrvatsko društvo za materijale i tribologiju, 23. - 25.6. 2016., 178-189.
  • Schwarz, I.; Rogina-Car, B.; Kopitar, D.: Microbial barrier permeability and thermophysiological and mechanical properties of static dissipative woven fabric system, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Vassiliadis, S. (ed.), Corfu, Greece, Corfu: IOP Publishing, 2017., 1-7.
  • Kopitar, D.; Rogina-Car, B.; Skenderi, Z.: Comfort and microbial barrier properties of garments worn next to the skin, IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Vassiliadis, S. (ed.), Corfu: IOP Publishing, 2017., 1-7.
  • Kopitar, D.; Akalovic, J.; Skenderi, Z.: Thermal Resistance of Leather and Membranes for Summer Desert Military Footwear Under Different Climate Conditions, 2nd International Conference on Functional Textiles & Clothing, New Delhi, India, Conference Proceedings Functional Textiles and Clothing, Majumdar, A.; Gupta, D.; Gupta, S. (ed.), New Delhi, India, 09.-12.2. 2018., Springer, Singapore, 3-9.
  • Kopitar, D.; Rogina-Car, B.; Skenderi Z.: Thermo-Physiological Comfort and Microbial Properties of Different Textile Raw Materials and Structures, 2nd International Conference on Functional Textiles & Clothing, New Delhi, India, Conference Proceedings Functional Textiles and Clothing, Majumdar, A.; Gupta, D.; Gupta, S. (ed.), New Delhi, India, 09.-12.2. 2018., Springer, Singapore, 285-294.
  • Žuvela Bošnjak, F.; Kopitar, D.; Akalović, J.: Influence of different tanning agents on thermal resistance of leather, Book of Proceedings of the 9th International Textile Clothing & Design Conference - Magic World of Textiles, Dragčević, Z. (ed.), 07. – 10.10. 2018., 276-281.
  • Vidaković, P.; Kopitar, D.: Compressional behaviour of nonwoven fabrics, Book of proceedings 12th International Scientific-Professional Symposium Textile Science & Economy, Novak, I.; Schwarz, I.; Špelić, I.; Zdraveva, E. (ed.), University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology, 23. – 24.1. 2019., 151-165.
  • Kopitar, D.; Akalovic, J.; Skenderi, Z.: Thermal Resistance of Leather and Membranes for Summer Desert Military, Functional Textiles and Clothing, Majumdar, A.; Gupta, D.; Gupta, S. (ed.), Singapore: Springer, 2019., 3-9 
  • Kopitar, D.; Rogina-Car, B.; Skenderi, Z.: Thermo-Physiological Comfort and Microbial Properties of Different Textile Raw Materials and Structures, Functional Textiles and Clothing, Majumdar, A.; Gupta, D.; Gupta, S. (ed.). Singapore: Springer, 2019., 285-294.
  • Schwarz, I.; Rogina-Car, B.; Kopitar, D.; Brunšek, R.: Durability of potential fabrics for weed suppression affected by weathering, Proceedings of 2nd International Congress of Innovative Textiles - ICONTEX 2019, Göktepe, F. (ed.), Tekirdağ, Turkey, 17.-18.4. 2019., Tekirdağ: Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University, 2019., 533-539.
  • Brunšek, R.; Butorac, J.; Schwarz, I.; Kopitar, D.: Influence of different cultivars and types of soil on flax and fibres properties, Proceedings of 2nd International Congress of Innovative Textiles - ICONTEX 2019, Göktepe, F. (ed.), Tekirdağ, Turkey, 17.-18.4. 2019., Tekirdağ: Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University, 2019., 571-577.
  • Kopitar, D.; Pavlović, Ž.; Skenderi, Z.; Vrljičak, Z.: Effect of yarn type on knitted fabric thermophysiological comfort, Proceedings of 2nd International Congress of Innovative Textiles - ICONTEX 2019, Göktepe, F. (ed.), Tekirdağ, Turkey, 17.-18.4. 2019., Tekirdağ: Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University, 2019., 540-548.
  • Kopitar, D.; Pavlović, Ž.; Skenderi, Z.; Vrljičak, Z.: Thermal resistance of double jersey fabric knitted by different yarn raw material, Book of abstract of 7th Edition of the International Conference on Intelligent Textiles & Mass Customisation Marrakesh, Morocco, 2019., 547-549.

Projects (collaborator)

  • Scientific research project (0117007) By designing yarns and knits to a quality product; Principal investigator: prof. dr. sc. Miroslav Srdjak (2004 -2006)
  • Scientific research project (117-0000000-2984) Multifunctional technical nonwoven and knitted textiles, composites and yarns; Principal investigator: Prof. Zenun Skenderi, PhD
  • Scientific research project founded by Croatian science foundation (IP-06-2016-5278) Comfort and antimicrobial properties of textiles and footwear; Principal investigator: Prof. Zenun Skenderi, PhD (2017.-2021.)
  • ESF Funds European Social Fund, Operational Program Effective Human Resources (UP.03.1.1.02.00 22, FTT - leader) Internationalization of doctoral study Textile Science and Technology; Principal investigator: Assoc. Prof. Vesna Marija Potočić Matković, PhD (2014.-2020.)
  • ESF European Social Fund (UP.03.1.1.04.0024, FTT - leader) Development and implementation of professional practice at TTF - RAST; Principal investigator: Assoc. Prof. Goran Čubrić, PhD (2020.-2023.)
  • ERDF European Regional Development Fund, OP Competitiveness and cohesion 2014-2020 Strengthening the Economy through Application of Research and Innovation (KK.01.2.1.02.0270, FTT - partner) Development of Biodegradable Nonwoven Agrotextiles from Natural and Renewable Sources; project coordinator for FTT: Assoc. Prof. Dragana Kopitar, PhD (2020.-2023.)

Editor

  • Editor-in-Chief of an international scientific journal: Textile & Leather Review, publisher: Seniko studio Ltd, ISSN (Print): 2623-6257, ISSN (Online): 2623-6281 (http://www.textile-leather.com/editorial-board/)

  • Brochure editor: Flinčec Grgac Sandra, Bischof Sandra, Bogović Slavica, Kopitar Dragana, Potočić Matković Vesna Marija, Salopek Čubrić Ivana, Schwarz Ivana, Tomljenović Antoneta, Doctoral Study Textile Science and Technology, Brochure, Zagreb, Croatia, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology, 2019, ISBN: 978-953-7105-75-4

  • Catalog editor: Kopitar, Dragana; Potočić Matković, Vesna Marija; Salopek Čubrić, Ivana; Mijović, Budimir; Rogale, Dubravko; Bischof, Sandra; Tomljenović, Antoneta; Rezić, Iva, Equipment catalogue, Zagreb: Croatia, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology, 2019, ISBN: 978-953-7105-76-1

  • Technical editor of the Proceedings: Gudlin Schwarz Ivana, Kopitar Dragana, Šurina Ružica, Zdraveva Emilija: Book of Proceedings 12th AUTEX World Textile Conference, Innovative Textile for High Future Demands, Volume II, Zagreb, Croatia: Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, 2012, ISBN: 978-953710549-

  • Technical editor of the Proceedings: Gudlin Schwarz Ivana, Kopitar Dragana, Šurina Ružica, Zdraveva Emilija: Book of Proceedings 12th AUTEX World Textile Conference, Innovative Textile for High Future Demands, Volume I, Zagreb, Croatia: Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, 2012, ISBN: 978-953710548-8

Work in scientific and professional associations

  • Croatian Association of Textile Engineers, member; 2005 to the present
  • Association of Alumni and Friends of Croatian Universities (AMCA TTF), member; 2005 to the present
  • Croatian Ergonomics Society (HED). member; 2013 to the present
  • Croatian Standards Institute, Technical Committee TC 219 Floor coverings, member; 2005-2016
  • Croatian Standards Institute, Technical Committee TC 219 Floor coverings, president; 2016 to the present
  • Croatian Standards Institute, Technical Committee TC 560 Textile products, member; 2018 to the present
  • Croation society of leather and footwear manufacturers, member; 2015 - 2018
  • Leather & Footwear: The Journal of Leather, Footwear and Design, Editorial board; member; 2016-2018
  • Textile & Leather Review, Founder and Editor; 2018-2019
  • Textile & Leather Review, Editor-in-Chief; 2019 to the present

Assoc. Prof. Dragana Kopitar, PhD