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Prof. Dr. Sandra Bischof

Function

Head of Textile Science Research Centre (TSRC)

Department

Department of Textile Chemistry and Ecology

 Personal data

  • Date of birth: 06.08.1967


 Web links

  • http://tsrc.eu
  • http://mi-tsrc.ttf.unizg.hr/
  • https://www.biokompoziti.eu/
  • http://ttf.unizg.hr/advancetex


 Academic education

  • 1990, B.sc., University of Zagreb, Faculty of Technology
  • 1994, M.sc., Ecologically Acceptable Durable Press Finishing of Cellulose Fibres, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology, Mentor: Prof. D. Katović
  • 2001. PhD, Polycarboxylic Acids in Durable Press Finishing of Cellulose Material, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology, Mentor: Prof. D.Katović


 Employment and titles

  • 1990-1991: Technologist at Textile Factory: Pamučna industrija Duga Resa
  • 1991-2001: researcher at Faculty of Textile Technology
  • 2001-2002: senior researcher at Faculty of Textile Technology
  • 2002-2007: Assistent Prof. at Faculty of Textile Technology
  • 2007-2011: Associate Prof. at Faculty of Textile Technology
  • 2011-2016: Full Prof. at Faculty of Textile Technology
  • 2016-today Full Prof. - permanent position


 Scientific specialisation and research stays abroad

  • 2001/2002 and 2002/2003: 3 months Ernst Mach scholarship at University of Innsbruck, Institut for Textile Chemistry and Textile Physics, Dornbirn, Austria
  • 2009./2010. - training at Microscale Combustion Calorimeter (MCC), University of Georgia, Athens, GA, SAD
  • 2009./2010. - training at Diferencial Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) and Thermogravimetric Analyser (TGA), Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), TTF, Zagreb
  • 2009./2010. - training at Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy(EDS)


 Teaching activity

  • Undergraduate courses:
  • Textile Finishing (5th term 2+2)
  • Master courses:
  • High Performance Finishing (4th term 2+1+1)
  • Process Control in Textile Finishing Operations (4th term 2+2)
  • Basics of Scientific Work (4th term 1+1)
  • Postgraduate courses:
  • Methodology of Scientific Work
  • Electromagnetic Waves in Textile Finishing
  • Chemical Modification of Cellulose Materials


 Mentorship

  • PhD thesis: Zorana Kovačević, Development of Advanced Polylactide Nanobiocomposites Reinforced with Spartium junceum L. Fibers,  University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology, October 2020, Mentors: Sandra Bischof, TTF, HR and Mizi Fan, Brunel University, UK.
  • PhD thesis: Marina Turalija: Antimicrobial Functionalization of Polylactide Polymers through Bulk and Plasma Modification, January 2013, Mentors: Sandra Bischof, TTF, HR and Sabyasachi Gaan, EMPA, CH.
  • 2 PhD thesis – in progress (Eva Magovac and Iva Matijević)
  • MSc thesis: Silva Krešević Vraz: Nanoencaptulated textile materials prepared to environment kindly, University of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, October 2007 (Mentors: Bojana Vončina, SI and B.; Sandra Bischof Vukušić, TTF, HR)
  • 14 - Master and Diploma thesis
  • paper for the Rectors award 2004/2005: Matilda Miloloža, Mirela Dragoša: Efikasnost antimikrobnih sredstava na artiklima za šport i rekreaciju
  • paper for the Rectors award 2008/2009, Deni Kocijančić: Višefunkcionalne obrade tekstilnih materijala za zaštitnu odjeću s naglaskom na uporabu ekoloških sredstava
  • paper for the Rectors award 2010/2011, Deni Kocijančić: Procjena učinkovitosti pamuka obrađenog organofosfornim sredstvom i limunskom kiselinom u svrhu zaštite od gorenja
  • student paper: Matilda Miloloža, Mirela Dragoša,: Antimikrobna obrada sportskih čarapa, Zaton 31.5.-5.6.2005.


 Research activity

  • Area: Technical area, Field: Textile technology, Branch: Textile Chemistry


 Area of special research interest

  • Textile Finishing
  • Functionalization of textiles
  • Advanced Materials
  • Application of Microwaves in Chemical Modifications of Cellulose Materials (Textiles, Wood and Paper)
  • Flame retardancy of Cellulose Materials (Textiles, Wood and Paper)
  • Antimicrobial Finishing
  • Nanomaterials & Nanotechnology: chracterisation and application
  • Thermal characterisation of materials
  • Circular Economy

 

List of key scientific papers:

  • Complete list available at: 
  • https://www.bib.irb.hr/pretraga?operators=and|Bischof,%20Sandra%20%2814547%29|text|profile
  • https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=Nm5XheQAAAAJ&hl=en
  • 1. Books:
  • Bischof, S., Kovačević, Z.: From Weed to Fabric, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology, Zagreb, 2013, ISBN 978-953-7105-50-1
  • 2. Editorial books:
  • 2.1. Young scientists in the protective textiles research/Mladi znanstvenici u istraživanju zaštitnih tekstilija, (ur. Bischof Vukušić, S., Katović, D.), University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology & FP7-REGPOT-2008-1229801:T-Pot, ISBN 978-953-7105-41-9, Zagreb, (2011)
  • 2.2. Functional Protective Textiles, (ur. Bischof Vukušić), University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology & FP7-REGPOT-2008-1229801:T-Pot, ISBN 978-953-7105-45-7, Zagreb, (2012)
  • 3. Book Chapter
  • 3.1. Bischof Vukušić, S.: Importance of personal protective equipment market, in: Young scientists in the protective textiles research, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology & FP7-REGPOT-2008-1229801:T-Pot, ISBN 978-953-7105-41-9, Zagreb, (2011), Chapter 5, 47-69
  • 3.2. Kovačević, Z., Bogacz, E., Zimniewska, M., Bischof Vukušić, S.: New fibers in biocomposites, in: Young scientists in the protective textiles research, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology & FP7-REGPOT-2008-1229801:T-Pot, ISBN 978-953-7105-41-9, Zagreb, (2011), Chapter 7, 95-118
  • 3.3. Turalija, M., Gaan, S., Bischof Vukusic, S.: Antimicrobial protection, in Young scientists in the protective textiles research, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology & FP7-REGPOT-2008-1229801:T-Pot, ISBN 978-953-7105-41-9, Zagreb, (2011), Chapter 9, 143-165
  • 3.4. Magovac, E., Šumiga, B., Forte Tavčer, P., Bischof Vukušić, S.: Microencapsulation for protective purposes, in Young scientists in the protective textiles research, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology & FP7-REGPOT-2008-1229801:T-Pot, ISBN 978-953-7105-41-9, Zagreb, (2011), Chapter 12, 215-237
  • 3.5. Bischof Vukušić, S., Gaan, S.: Antimicrobial Protective Textiles, in: Functional Protective Textiles, Bischof Vukušić, S. (ed), Zagreb: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology, (2012), 101-144, ISBN 978-953-7105-45-7
  • 4. Original scientific paper published in journal quoted in CC:
  • 4.1. Jordanov, I., Kolibaba. T., Lazar, S., Magovac, E., Bischof, S., Grunlan, J.: Flame suppression of polyamide through combined enzymatic modification and addition of urea to multilayer nanocoating, Journal of Material Science (Q1, IF=3,442)
  • 4.2. Jordanov, I., Magovac, E., Fahami, A., Lazar, S., Kolibaba, T., Smith, R.J., Bischof, S., Grunlan, J.C.: Flame retardant fabric from nitrogen-rich molecular weight additives within intumescent nanocoating, Polymer degradation and stability, 170 (2019) 1-7.
  • 4.3. Jordanov, I., Stevens, D.L., Tarbuk, A., Magovac, E., Bischof, S., Grunlan, J.C.: Enzymatic Modification of Polyamide for Improving the Conductivity of Water-Based Multilayer Nanocoatings, ACS Omega (2019) 4, 12028−12035 (Q1, IF=2,584)
  • 4.4. Matijević, I., Pušić, T., Bischof, S.: Isolation of &-tocopherol from Cotton Textiles, Fibers & Textiles in Eastern Europe, 27 (2019) 4, 38-42, DOI: 10.5604/01.3001.0013.1818
  • 4.5. Kutnjak-Mravlinčić, S., Akalović, J., Bischof, S.: Merging footwear design and functionality, AUTEX Research Journal 19 (2019) 1, 1-10
  • 4.6. Flinčec Grgac, S., Bischof, S., Pušić, T., Petrinić, I., Luxbacher, T.: Analytical Assesment of the Thermal Decomposition of Cotton-Modacryl Knitted Fabrics, Fibers & Textiles in Eastern Europe 25 (2017) 6, 59-67
  • 4.7. Petrunić, I., Brunšek, H., Luxbacher, T, Pušić, T., Bischof, S.; Influence of the structure of polymer fiber composites on the analysis of the zeta potential, Journal of applied polymer science 135 (2018), https://doi.org/10.1002/app.46227
  • 4.8. Kovačević, Z., Bischof, S., Vujasinović, E., Fan, M.: The potential of nanoclay modified Spartium junceum L. fibers used as reinforcement in PLA matrix composites for automotive applications, International journal of nanotechnology 15 (2018) 8/9/10, 695-700
  • 4.9 Turalija, M., Bischof, S., Budimir, A., Gaan, S.: Antimicrobial PLA films from environment friendly additives, Composites Part B: Engineering 102 (2016) 1, 94-99 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2016.07.017)
  • 4.10. Kovačević, Z., Bischof, S., Fan, M.: The influence of Spartium junceum L. Fibres modified with montmorrilonite nanoclay on the thermal properties of PLA biocomposites, Composites Part B: Engineering 101 (2015) 1, 122-130, IF= 2,983
  • 4.11. Kovačević, Z., Bischof Vukušić, S., Zimniewska, M.: Comparison of Spanish broom (Spartium Junceum L.) and flax (linum usitatissimum) fibre, Textile Research Journal 82 (2012) 17, 1786-1798, IF=1,102
  • 4.12. Katović, D., Flinčec Grgac, S., Bischof Vukušić, S., Katović, A.: Formaldehyde Free Binding System for Flame Retardant Finishing of Cotton Fabrics, Fibers & Textiles in Eastern Europe 20 (2012) 1, 94-98, IF=0,629
  • 4.13. Bischof Vukušić, S., Katović D., Flinčec Grgac, S.: Characterisation of N-methylol dimethyl phosphonopropionamide and Citric Acid FR Bonding System, AATCC Review 12 (2012) 1/2, 51-56, IF=0,315
  • 4.14. Budimir, A., Bischof Vukusic S., Flincec Grgac S.: Study of antimicrobial properties of cotton textiles treated with citric acid for medical purposes, Cellulose 19 (2012) 1, 289-296 (doi: 10.1007/s10570-011-9614-z) IF=2,81
  • 4.15. Bischof Vukušić, S., Flinčec Grgac, S., Budimir, A., Kalenić, S.: Cotton textiles modified with citric acid as efficient anti-bacterial agent for prevention of nosocomial infections, Croatian Medical Journal 52 (2010), 68-75 (doi: 10 3325/cmj.2011.52.68), IF=1,455
  • 4.16. Bischof Vukušić, S., Flinčec Grgac, S., Katović, D., Brlek Gorski, D.: Antibacterial Properties of Citric Acid Used as Easy Care Finishing Agent, AATCC Review 9 (2009), 8, 38-42 (CC-483WR-0004), IF=0,293
  • 4.17. Katović, D., Bischof Vukusic, S., Flincec Grgac, S., Lozo, B., Banic, D.: Flame Retardancy of Paper Obtained with Environmentaly Friendly Agents, Fibres & Textiles in Eastern Europe 17 (2009) 3, 90-94 (CC-470XL-0018), IF=0,581
  • 4.18. Katović, D., Bischof Vukušić, S. Flinčec Grgac, S., Kovačević, S., Schwarz, I.: The Effect of Microwave Drying on Warp Sizing, Textile Research Journal 78 (2008), 4, 353-360 (CC-298VH-0010), IF=0,779
  • 4.19. Bischof Vukušić, S., Katović, D., Schramm, C., Trajković, J., Šefc, B.: Polycarboxylic acids as non-formaldehyde anti-swelling agents for wood, Holzforschung 60 (2006) 439-444 (CC-071HT-0015), IF=1,014
  • 4.20. Bischof Vukušić, S., Schramm, C., Katović, D.: Influence of Microwaves on Non-Formaldehyde DP Finished Dyed Cotton Fabrics, Textile Research Journal 73 (2003) 8, 733-738 (CC-712TT-0012; SCI-712TT; WTA 2003/7005), IF=0,473
  • 4.21. Schramm, C., Bischof Vukušić, S., Katović, D.: Non-formaldehyde durable press finishing of dyed fabrics: evaluation of cotton-bound polycarboxylic acids, Coloration Technology 118 (2002) 5, 244-249 (CC-610TZ-0007; SCI-610TZ; WTA 2003/240), IF=0,557
  • 4.22. Bischof Vukušić, S., Katović, D. Soljačić, I.: DP Finishing with Polycarboxylic Acid and some Phosphono-based Catalysts, AATCC Review 2 (2002) 10, 26-28 (CC-606BA-0003; SCI-606BA; WTA 2003/991), IF=0,282
  • 4.23. Katović, D., Bischof Vukušić, S.: Application of Electromagnetic Waves in Durable Press Finishing with Polycarboxylic Acid, AATCC Review 2 (2002) 4, 39-42 (CC-544AM-0007; SCI-544AM; WTA 2002/4678), IF=0.282
  • University textbooks and other books
  • Katovic, D., Bischof Vukusic, S., Soljacic, I., Grancaric, A.M.: Basics of Textile Finishing, Book 3, Dry Finishing Processes, Faculty of Textile Technology, 2006, ISBN: 953-7105-07-5, UDK: 677.027 (075.8)


 Projects (chief researcher)

  • 20.12.2019. - 20.12.2022: KK.01.1.1.04.0091, BIOKOMPOZITI: Design of Advanced Biocomposites from Sustainable Energy Sources, ESIF
  • 16.05.2019. - 16.03.2021: KK.01.1.1.02.0024, MI-TSRC: Modernisation of Infrastructure of Textile Science Research Centre, ERDF
  • 01.09.2014. - 31.08.2018.: HRZZ-9967-ADVANCETEX: Advanced Textile Materials for Targeted Surface Modification, Croatian Science Foundation
  • 30.06.2010. - 30.06.2013.: E! 5785 FLAMEBLEND, Improvement in the flame retardant properties of cotton and wool blend
  • 01.03.2009. - 31.08.2011.: FP7-REGPOT-2008-1-229801:T-Pot, Unlocking the Croatain Textile Research Potentials, Europska komisija
  • 2005. – 2008.: Antimicrobial Finishing of Textiles, Bilateral HR-SL Project, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Zagreb
  • 1998-2001: Polycarboxylic acids as ecologically acceptable finishing agents, 117 100, Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb


 Projects (collaborator)

  • KK.05.1.1.02.0016. Production of food, biocomposites and biofuels from cereals in a circular economy (18.09.2019.- 18.09.2023.), Coordinator: T. Krička, University of Zagreb Faculty of Agronomy
  • FP7-SME-2-217809: SMILES: SUSTAINABLE MEASURES for INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRY EXPANSION STRATEGIES: SMART LAUNDRY
  • E!4178 APTEX: Improving the Application and Durability of Surface Functionalization on Textile Fabrics, EC, 1.01.2008.-01.01.2010., Koordinator: Univerza v Mariboru, Fakulteta za kemijo in kemijsko tehnologijo, Voditelj: dr.sc. Irena Petrinić; Partner: Tekstilno-tehnološki fakultet, Voditelj ispred TTF-a: Tanja Pušić
  • SEETAL: EU Acquis familiarisation and organisational strengthening of South-Eastern European Business Representative Organisations of the Textile, Apparel and Leather Sectors, Koordinator: Euratex, Belgija, Partner: Hrvatska udruga poslodavaca (HUP), ekspert na projektu
  • 2007.-2009. Application of Microwave Energy in Environmentally Friendly Processes of Chemical Modification of Cellulose Materials, Environmental Protection and Energy Efficient Fund, Zagreb
  • 2007-2012, Despot, D. : Durability of ecologically preserved and modified wood, 068-0682109-2097,Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb
  • 2007-2012, Katovic, D.: Alternative eco-friendly processing and methods of cellulose modification, 117-117-1419-1407, Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb
  • 2002.-2006. Ecological processes of textile finishing, 0117 002, Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb
  • 2002-2005, Katovic, D.: New microwave methods in textile finishing, TP-01 /117-01, Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb
  • 1991-2002, Soljacic, I.: Ecologically acceptable finishing treatments and textile quality, 117 002, Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb


Patents:

  • Patent: P 20030711A, Method and Device for Microwave Treatment of Planar Cellulose Materials, State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia,ISSN: 1331-2030, Vol. 13, 1-2 (2006).
  • Patent: P20080663A, Modular Microvave Device for Thermal Treatment of Textiles, State Intellectual Property Office of the Republic of Croatia


 Work in scientific and professional associations

  • European Technology Platform (ETP) For the Future of Textiles & Clothing, Thematic Expert Group (TEG) 3: Biomaterials, biotechnologies and environmental friendly processing, Euratex, Brussel, Belgium
  • ETP Horizontal Task Group (HTG) Innovation and Standards, Euratex, Brussel, Belgium
  • International Biodeterioration Group (IBRG), UK
  • The Textile Institute, Manchester, UK
  • American Association of Textile Chemist and Colorist (AATCC), USA
  • European Microscopy Society (EMS), UK
  • Croatian Microscopy Society (HMD), Zagreb, HR
  • Croatian Association of Textile Engineers (HIST), Zagreb


 Acknowledgments and awards

  • Annual State Award for 2019, in the category Scientific Achievemnts in the Technical Field, Croatian Parliament, Nowember 2020.
  • The City of Zagreb Annual Award for scientific achievements in 2012, The City of Zagreb Assembly, 31st May 2012.
  • Deans Award for outstanding scientific achievements, University of Zagreb Faculty of Tectile Technology,  Zagreb, 23rd February 2010.
  • 3rd place at the IMB Innovation Award 2009, in the category Research & Development, for the innovation: Modular Microwave Device for thermal Treatments of Flexible Maerials, Cologne, 22nd April 2009.
  • Award for the scientific excelence, Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Zagreb, 15th May 2009
  • Award of Rector of the University of Zagreb for the successful participation in the competitive European Research Area (ERA) and strengthening of the research capacity of the University of Zagreb, 3rd November 2009, University of Zagreb.

Prof. Dr. Sandra Bischof