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Assoc. Prof. Sandra Flinčec Grgac, Ph. D.

Department

Department of Textile Chemistry and Ecology

 Personal data

  • 20th October 1976, Zagreb
  • Married, mother of two children


 Web links

  • https://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=275022


 Academic education

  • 2003. - B.sc., University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology
  • 4.07.2012. - PhD,: Influence of aluminosilicate microporous structures on the multifunctional properties of cellulose materials, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology, Mentors: Prof. D. Katović, A. Katović

 Employment and titles

  • 2003-2005: profession associate at Faculty of Textile Technology
  • 2005-2012: junior researcher at Faculty of Textile Technology
  • 2012-2013: senior researcher at Faculty of Textile Technology
  • 2013-2018: Assistent Prof. at Faculty of Textile Technology
  • July 2, 2018 - today: Associate Professor at Faculty of Textile Technology


 Scientific specialisation and research stays abroad

  • 2008. International Project Menagement, Varaždin, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Organisation and Informatics Scientific training for the management of international projects
  • 2008. Scientific training Marie Curie Initial Training Network, Zagreb, Croatia University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
  • 2010. Thermal Gas Analysis (TGA) i Microscale combustion calorimetry (MCC) analysis, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2009./2010. Training on SEM (Scanning Electron Microscopy) and EDX (Energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy), DSC(Differential Scanning Calorimetry) and TG/FTIR (Thermogravimetric analyzer coupled with a Fourier-Transform Infrared spectrometer), Faculty of Textile Technology, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2010. Participation in the Pre-Conference School Advanced ordered porous materials and their potential applications, Maiori, Italy
  • 2010. Institute of Natural Fibers and Medicinal Plants T-Pot workshop, Poznan, Poland
  • 2011. Microscale combustion calorimetry (MCC) analysis, Zagreb, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology
  • 2012. Università della Calabria, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica e dei Materiali, Italija, Cozenca
  • 2012. Ruđer Bošković Institute, 2nd Adriatic School on Nanoscience (ASON-2)Nanoscience from Synthesis to Characterization, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • 2014. Università della Calabria, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica E Dei Materiali, Italia, Cosenza
  • 2014. Algebra, Head of design and implementation of projects financed from EU funds
  • 2015. The Basics of work in the system of Merlin, Srce, Faculty of textile Technology,Zagreb
  • 2015. Advanced work in the system Merlin - User AdministrationSrce, Faculty of textile Technology,Zagreb


 Teaching activity

  • Bologna Programme, Textile Technology and Engineering,
  • Undergraduate course:
  • Textile Chemistry, Materials and Ecology (TCME):
  • Textile Finishing Operations
  • Dry Finishing
  • Textile and Fashion Design, Module Textile Design
  • Textile Finishing and Care
  • Graduate course:
  • Textile Technology and Engineering, Module Textile Chemistry, Materials and Ecology
  • Enviroment Protection in Textile Finishing
  • Textile Technology and Engineering , Module Textile Design for Industry
  • Textile and Garment Finishing


 Mentorship

  • diploma thesis: 16
  • final thesis: 11


 Research activity

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


 Area of special research interest

  • Textile Finishing, impact of treatment on the effects and the quality of textiles
  • Application of ultrasound and microwave energy in the pre treatment and finishing
  • Multifunctional protective treatment with an emphasis on the use of environmentally agents
  • Preparing an organic-inorganic composite materials of different properties in order to obtain protective materials and filters
  • Antimicrobial and Flame retardant finishing,
  • Thermal and physical-chemical characterization of materials


 Scientific-professional work

  • 1 chapter in book
  • 2 Editorial publications
  • 15 original scientific paper published in journal quoted in CC
  • 12 original scientific papers published in journal quoted in SCI and SCI-EXpanded
  • 47 scientific papers published in International Conference Proceedings
  • 4 scientific papers published in domestic Conference proceedings
  • 2 co-authorship on plenary lectures


 List of key scientific papers

Chapter in book

  1. Flinčec Grgac, S.; Katović, A.; Katović, D.: Flame Retardant protection, Young scientists in the protective textiles rsearch, Bischof Vukušić, Sandra; Katović, Drago (ur.), Zagreb: University of Zagreb, Faculty of textile technology, 2011, pp. 191-214.

Original scientific paper published in journal quoted in CC:

  1. 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, pp. 353-360 (CC-298VH-0010), IF=0,779
  2. 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, pp. 90-94 (CC-470XL-0018), IF=0,581
  3. Bischof Vukušić, S., Flinčec Grgac, S., Katović, D., Brlek Gorski, D.: Antibacterial Properties of Citric Acid Used as Durable Press Finishing Agent, AATCC Review 9 (2009), 8, pp. 38-42 (CC-483WR-0004), IF=0,293
  4. 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), pp. 68-75 (doi: 10 3325/cmj.2011.52.68), ISSN 0353-9504, IF=1,455
  5. 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, pp. 51-56, IF=0,315
  6. 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, pp. 94-98, IF=0,629
  7. 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, pp. 289–296, doi: 10.1007/s10570-011-9614-z, IF=2,817
  8. Flinčec Grgac, S., Katović, A., Katović, D.: Method of preparing stable composites of a Cu-aluminosilicate microporous compound and cellulose material and their characterisation. Cellulose 22 (2015) 3, pp. 1813-1827, doi: 10.1007/s10570-011-9614-z,  IF=3,573 Q1
  9. Kos, I.†, Weitner, T., Flinčec Grgac, S., Jablan, J.: Thermal analysis of N-carbamoyl benzotriazole derivatives, Acta pharmaceutica 65 (2015)2, pp. 207-213, DOI:10.1515/acph-2015-0017, IF=1,212 Q4
  10. Biliškov, N., Vojta, D., Kótai, L., Szilágyi, I. M., Hunyadi, D., Pasinszki, T., Flinčec Grgac, S., Borgschulte, A., Züttel, A.: High Influence of Potassium Bromide on Thermal Decomposition of Ammonia Borane, Journal of physical chemistry. C. 120 (2016) 44, pp. 25276-25288, DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b09511, IF= 4,536 Q1
  11. Rogina-Car, B., Flinčec Grgac, S., Katović, D.: Physicochemical characterization of the multiuse medical textiles in surgery and as packaging material in medical sterilization, AUTEX research journal, 17 (2017) 3, 206-212. DOI: 10.1515/aut-2016-0029, IF= 0,957, Q2
  12. Draczyński, Z., Flinčec Grgac, S., Dekanić, T., Tarbuk, A., Boguń, M.: Implementation of Chitosan into Cotton Fabric, Tekstilec, 60 (2017) 4, pp. 296-301,  WOS:000426077800008
  13. Flinčec Grgac, S.; Bischof, S.; Pušić, T.; Petrinić, I.; Luxbacher, T.: Analytical Assessment of the Thermal Decomposition of Cotton-Modacryl Knitted Fabrics, Fibres & Textiles in Eastern Europe, 25 (2017), 6; 59-67 doi:10.5604/01.3001.0010.5372, WOS:000419032200010, Q3, IF 0,577
  14. Flinčec Grgac, S.; Malinar, R.: Application of Environment-Friendly Processes Aimed at Bonding β-Cyclodextrine onto Cellulosic Materials, Fibres & Textiles in Eastern Europe, 26 (2018), 5; 63-69 doi:10.5604/01.3001.0012.2533, WOS:000451009500010, Q3, IF 0,677   
  15. Flinčec Grgac, S.; Tarbuk, A.; Dekanić, T.; Sujka, W.; Draczyński , Z.: The Chitosan Implementation into Cotton and Polyester/Cotton Blend Fabrics, Materials, 13 (2020), 7; 1616, 18 doi:10.3390/ma13071616, WOS:000529875600134, Q2, IF 3,057
  16. Wasko, J.; Fraczyk, J.; Becht, A.; Kaminski, Z.; Flinčec Grgac, S.; Tarbuk, A.; Kaminska, M.; Dudek, M.; Gliscinska, E.; Draczynski, Z.; Kolesinska, B.: Conjugates of Chitosan and Calcium Alginate with Oligoproline and Oligohydroxyproline Derivatives for Potential Use in Regenerative Medicine, Materials, 13 (2020), 14; 3079, 29 doi:10.3390/ma13143079, WOS:000554109700001, Q2, IF 3,057
  17. Malinar, R.; Flinčec Grgac, S.; Katović, D.: Textile particle generation: test method for nonwovens modified for use on woven materials, Textile Research Journal, 90 (2020), 19-20; 2284-2291 doi:10.1177/0040517520915840, WOS:000524419400001, Q1, 1,926

Original scientific papers published in journal quoted in SCI and SCI-EXpanded

  1. Bokić, Lj., Rezić, I., Flinčec, S.: Određivanje kvantitativnog udjela alkalijskih i zemnoalkalijskih elemenata u prirodnim celuloznim tekstilnim materijalima atomskom apsorpcijskom spektrometrijom, Tekstil, 52 (2003) 10, pp.503-511 SCI-276VJ), IF=0,053
  2. Katović, D., Bischof Vukušić S., Flinčec Grgac S., Trajković J., Jirouš-Rajković: Organophosphorus Compounds for Fire Retardancy of Wood, Wood Research-Drevárski Výskum 50 (2005) 2, pp. 59-65 (SCI-936QQ), IF=0,125
  3. Katović, D., Bischof Vukušić S., Flinčec Grgac S.: Primjena mikrovalova u procesima oplemenjivanja, Tekstil 54 (2005) 7, pp. 319-325 (2005) (SCI-980TR), IF=0,161
  4. Katovi, D., Kovačević, S., Bischof Vukušić S., Schwarz, I., Flinčec Grgac S.: Utjecaj sušenja na fizikalno-mehanička svojstva škrobljene pređe, Tekstil 56 (2007) 8, pp. 479-485 (SCI-276VJ), IF=0,107
  5. Bischof Vukušić, S., Katović, D., Flinčec Grgac, S., Trajković, J., Šefc, B., Vončina, B.: Study of the Wood Modification Process with Polycarboxylic Acid & Microwave Treatment, Wood Research-Drevárski Výskum 56 (2010) 3, pp.121-130, IF=0,284
  6. Bischof Vukušić, S., Katović, D., Flinčec Grgac, S., Trajković, J., Šefc, B., Vončina, B.: Study of the Wood Modification Process with Polycarboxylic Acid & Microwave Treatment, Wood Research-Drevárski Výskum 56 (2010) 3, pp.121-130, IF=0,284

Projects (principal investigator)
Project manager funded by the Croatian Science Foundation

  1. UIP-2017-05-8780 Hospital protective textiles, HPROTEX, March 15, 2018 - March 14, 2023 Leader: S. Flinčec Grgac

Projects (collaborator)

  1. 2001.-2004. TP-01 /117-01: New microwave methods in textile finishing, Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb 2002-2005, Coordinator: D. Katovic.
  2. 2002.-2006. 0117 002: Ecological processes of textile finishing, Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb 2002-2006, Coordinator: D. Katovic.
  3. 2005.–2008. Bilateral Croatian-Slovenian Project: Antimicrobial Finishing of Textiles, Ministry of Science, Technology and Sports of the Republic of Croatia, 2005-2007, Coordinator: S. Bischof Vukusic / B. Voncina.
  4. 2007.-2009. Application of Microwave Energy in Environmentally Friendly Processes of Chemical Modification of Cellulose Materials, Environmental protection and Energy Efficiency Fund, 2007-2009, Coordinator: D. Katovic.
  5. 2007.-2012. 117-1171419-1407: Alternative eco-friendly processing and methods of cellulose modification, Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb 2007-2012, Coordinator: D. Katovic.
  6. 2009.-2011. FP7-REGPOT-2008-1-229801:T-Pot: Unlocking the Croatain Textile Research Potentials, EC, 01.03.2009-31.08.2011, Coordinator: S. Bischof Vukusic.
  7. 2010.-2013. E! 5785 FLAMEBLEND, Improvement in the flame retardant properties of cotton and wool blends (30.06.2010-30.06.2013), Coordinator: Irena Petrinić University of Maribor, HR Coodnators: Tanja Pušić & Sandra Bischof Vukušić
  8. HRZZ IP-11-2013, ADVANCETEX - Advanced textile materials by targeted surface modification, (1.9.2014.-31.8.2018.), Voditelj: S. Bischof
  9. Modernization of the infrastructure of the Scientific Research Center for Textiles (MI-TSRC), KK.01.1.1.02.0024 leader: prof. dr. sc. Sandra Bischof, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020, 16 May 2018 - 16.3.2021.
  10. Internationalization of the doctoral study Textile Science and Technology (IDSTZT), UP.03.1.1.02.0022, supervisor: Assoc. dr. sc. Vesna Marija Potočić Matković, European Social Fund (ESF) Operational Program Effective Human Resources 2014 - 2020, 17 October 2018 - 17 October 2021
  11. Croatian-Serbian bilateral project: Ammonium borane and its derivatives for solid hydrogen storage, leader Nikola Biliškov, Ruđer Bošković Institute
  12. Bio-innovated polyesters from the program of the Ministry of Science and Education "Bilateral scientific research projects within the joint Croatian-Serbian cooperation, May 1, 2019 - December 31, 2021; leader: Assoc. Prof. dr. sc. Anita Tarbuk, partner: University of Nis, Faculty of Technology in Leskovac; leader prof. dr. sc. Dragan Djordjevic


 Acknowledgments and rewards 

  1. Award of Textile Science Research Centre (TSRC) for first place in the category of doctoral students to work under the title: Application of Zeolite FAU for Flame-Retardant Finishing of Cellulose
  2. Dean's Award for publication of scientific paper in a journal with a high impact factor Cellulose, IF 3,573, Flinčec Grgac, S .; Katovic, A .; Katović, D .: Method of preparing stable composites of a Cu-aluminosilicate microporous compound and cellulose material and their characterization. // Cellulose. 22 (2015) 3, 1813-1827
  3. Dean's Award for publication of scientific paper in a journal with a high impact factor IF 4.536, Biliškov, N., Vojta, D., Kótai, L., Szilágyi, I. M., Hunyadi, D., Pasinszki, T., Flinčec Grgac, S., Borgschulte, A., Züttel, A.: High Influence of Potassium Bromide on Thermal Decomposition of Ammonia Borane, Journal of physical chemistry. C. 120 (2016) 44, pp. 25276-25288, DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b09511

Assoc. Prof. Sandra Flinčec Grgac, Ph. D.