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Prof Tanja Pušić, PhD

Department

Department of Textile Chemistry and Ecology

 Personal data

  • The date of birth: 15. March 1962. in Mostar


 Web links

  • https://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=134124&lang=EN
  • http://www.ts-rc.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=195&Itemid=91&lang=en


 Academic education

  • 1986.-graduate: B.Sc. - Dipl. ing. - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Technology
  • 1990.-postgraduate: M.Sc.: The Influence of Fluorescent Whitening Agents on The Color Pastel Shade, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology (mentor: Prof. Ivo Soljačić)
  • 1997.- thesis: Ph.D.: The influence of Electrokinetic Potential on the Mercerization of Cotton and Surfactant Adsorption, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology (mentor: Prof. Ana Marija Grancarić; co-mentor: Prof. Ivo Soljačić)


 Employment and titles

  • 1986-1991 - Postgraduate student
  • 1991-1999 - Scientific assistant
  • 1999-1999 - Senior researcher
  • 1999-2004 - Assistant Professor
  • 2004-2009 - Associate Professor
  • 2006 - Senior scientist
  • 2009 - Full Professor
  • 2015 - Full professor tenure


 Scientific specialisation and research stays abroad

  • September-December 1995-Karl Franz Universität, Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Electrokinetic measurements, supervisor Univ. Prof. Volker. Ribitsch
  • 2010- University of Ljubljana Faculty of Natiral Sciences and Engineering, ten days


 Teaching activity

  • Technology of Bleaching and finishing, lab. excercise-professional study
  • Textile Chemistry, exercise-professional study
  • Finishing Processes, exercise-graduate-Tehnološke operacije oplemenjivanja tekstila, vježbe-stručni studij
  • Textile Care, professional study, exercise
  • Processes of Textile Care, exercise-graduate
  • Textile care, lectures-professional
  • Textile Care Processes, lectures-graduate
  • BOLOGNA PROCESS
  • Detergents, pregraduate
  • Textile Care Theory, graduate
  • Textile Care, pregraduate
  • Garment Care, pregraduate
  • Textile Finishing and Care, pregraduate
  • Ecological Approach in the Textile Care Processes-doctoral study
  • Enzymes in Finishing and texcare Processes, doctoral study
  • ERASMUS - incoming students
  • Garment finishing


 Research activity

  • Scientific Area: Technical Sciences
  • Scientific Field: Textile Technology
  • Scientific Branch: Textile Chemistry


 Area of special research interest

  • Ecological approach in finishing and texcare processes
  • Bioscouring
  • Mercerization
  • Elektrokinetički fenomeni modificiranih tekstilija
  • Changes in shade of pastel dyed cotton fabric during laundering
  • Primary and secondary washing effects
  • The impact of fluorescent compounds on the change of pastel colored fabrics during laundering
  • Adsorption and desorption mechanisms of surfactants
  • Microencapsulation: quality improvement and quality control of washed fabrics
  • Finishing during washing, wet cleaning and dry cleaning
  • Enzymes in textile finishing and care
  • UV Protection of washed fabrics
  • Textile Care
  • Detergents
  • Softeners
  • Residual substances on textile materials
  • Shedding of particles in washing process
  • Washing durability of functional textiles


 Scientific-professional work

  • Book (2)
  • Chapter in the book (11)
  • Journal articles (88)

    Original scientific papers (49)

    Review papers (22)

    Professional papers (6)

    Other journal papers (14)

  • Conference proceedings papers (126)
  • Scientific conference proceedings papers (115)
  • Professional conference proceedings papers (7)
  • Other conference proceedings papers (4)

 List of key scientific papers

https://www.bib.irb.hr/pretraga/?operators=and|Tanja%20Pu%C5%A1i%C4%87|text|profile&group=journal_articles&subgroup=ja-original_scientific_papers%7Cja-review_papers%7Cja-professional_papers%7Cja-other_journal_papers


 University books

  • Soljačić, I., T. Pušić: Textile Care, book I, Cleaning in water solution, Dragčević, Z. (Ed.), University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile technology, Zagreb, 2005., ISBN 953-7105-09-1
  • Soljačić, I., T. Pušić: Dry cleaning of textiles and leather, Dragčević, Z. (Ed.), University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile technology, 2013., ISBN: 978-953-7105-51-8


 Projects (Coordinator)

  • INTERNATIONAL:

  • Bilateral HR-SI project: Ecology of dry cleaning and washing,, Ministry of Science Education and Sport of the Republic of Croatia, (2006-2007) Coordinators: T. Pušić / S. Šostar-Turk
  • Bilateral HR-SI project: Chemothermal processes in hospital laundry, Ministry of Science Education and Sport of the Republic of Croatia, (2010-2011), Coordinators: T. Pušić / S. Šostar-Turk
  • E!4178 APTEX: Improving the Application and Durability of Surface Functionalization on Textile Fabrics, EC, 1st January, 2008 – 1st January, 2010, Coordinator: I. Petrinić, University in Maribor, Partner: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology, Coordinator: T. Pušić
  • FP7-SME-2-217809: SMILES ‘SUSTAINABLE MEASURES for INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRY EXPANSION STRATEGIES: SMART LAUNDRY-2015’. EC, September, 1 st 2008 - November, 30th 2011, Coordinator: Belgian Federation for Textile Care; Partner: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology, Coordinator: T. Pušić
  • Textile Characterization, 2009., project with Company P&G, New Hampshire, Coordinator in front of University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology: T. Pušić
  • Bilateral HR-SI project: „Interaction of surfactants in detergent solution“, Ministry of Science Education and Sport of the Republic of Croatia, (2010-2011), Coordinators: T. Pušić / B. Simončić
  • 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 Coordinators: Tanja Pušić & Sandra Bischof
  • NATIONAL:

  • POC4_08_24 (2012-2013): Development laundry boosters based on sodium dithionite, project with Company DiWagner d.o.o.; coordinator in front of Faculty of Textile Technology: T. Pušić
  • Croatian Science Foundation (2021-2025): IP-2020-02-7575: Assessment of microplastic shedding from washing process of polyester textiles 


 Research and development accomplishments

  • Patent: P20080210A, Formulation of liquid detergent for machine washing leather products


 Work in scientific and professional associations

  • Member of the of International Technical Committee for Textile Care (ICTC), 2005 -
  • Member of Technical Committee TO 560 and TO 120, Croatian Standards Institute, HR
  • Member of ISO committee from 2008
  • Member of Croatian Association of Textile Engineers (HIST), Zagreb
  •  Associate of Croatian Academy of Engineering, 2015-
  • Member of Croatian Catholic Society of Educators
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Tekstil journal, CRO
    1. Member of the International Editorial Board of the Tekstilec journal, SLO
    1. Member of Almae Matris Croaticae Alumni - Technologiae Textilis Facultatis (AMCA TTF), CRO
    2.  

Work in The University Committees

Member of  the Council of Technical Area University of Zagreb, 2009-201

Vice president of Council of Technical Area University of Zagreb, 2017-2019

Work in Faculty commitees and bodies 

  • Member of Postgraduate Studies of University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology 
  • Member of Quality Management Committee of University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology
  • Head of Textile Science and Research Centre (TSRC) 2012-2018
  • Member of TSRC, 2018 -
  • Head of Publication office, 2017-
  • Vicedean for Science, 2012-2016
  • Memeber of Doctoral study Committee, 2012-2018; 2020-
  • Head of Department of Textile and Chemical Technology and Ecology, 2011-2012
    1. Council member of the Centre for Development and Transfer of Textile and Clothing Technologies and Fashion Design, 2004 - 2019


 Acknowledgments and rewards

  • Acknowledgement The Nikola Tesla association - Genius for the future, for support and organization, 2013
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology, Acknowledgement for systematic contribution and development of the Faculty of Textile Technology, 2012
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology, Acknowledgement for organisation of Faculty open days of the Faculty of Textile Technology, 2011
  • Award for scientific excellence, issued by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Directorate for Science, 2008
  • Acknowledgement of AMCA TTF for contribution; AMCA TTF 2008

Prof Tanja Pušić, PhD