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Assist. Prof. Tihana Dekanić, Ph. D.

Function

Head of Department

Department

Department of Textile Chemistry and Ecology

Courses

Textile Care Processes, Garment Finishing, Textile Finishing and Care,

 Personal data

  • 25th Jan 1976, Zagreb
  • Married, mother of 2 sons


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 Academic education

  • 2003. - Graduated Engineer of Textile Technology; University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology
  • 2014. - Ph.D. in Technical Sciences; Textile Technology; University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology


 Employment and titles

  • 2004.-2007.: Lemia, Zagreb - Technologist for Textile care
  • 2007.-2011.: University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology - Young researcher
  • 2011.-2014.: University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology - Assistant
  • 2014.: University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology - Senior researcher
  • 2017.: University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology - Assistant Professor
  • 2020. - today: Head of Department of Textile Chemistry and Ecology


 Scientific specialisation and research stays abroad

  • 2004. Zagreb, Croatian Institute of Public Health - toxicology, chemicals
  • 2004. Zagreb, Zavod za ispitivanje kvalitete d.o.o. -  providing first aid in the event of a chemical accident
  • 2005. & 2007. (1 week each) Montlingen, Switzerland, BEZEMA AG
  • 2007. (1 week) Oldenburg, Germany, BÜFA - auxiliaries and dyestuffs for textile and leather
  • 2007. & 2008. (1 week each) Novi Marof, VARTEKS - denim finishing
  • 2008. Lafnitz, Austria, Textil & Lederservice HÖFLER
  • 2009. Zagreb, Croatian Chamber of Economy, HGK - PHARE 2005 project workshop
  • 2009./2010. Zagreb, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology - education on SEM,EDX,DSC, TG/FTIR
  • 2010. Poznan, Poland, Institute of Natural Fibres and Medicinal Plants
  • 2015.-2016. Workshops in Merlin system, University Computing Centre, SRCE and Faculty of Textile Technology, TTF, Zagreb
  • 2016. finished „Programme for improvement of teaching competences" organized by UniZG, TTF and CeZaN, Zagreb


 Teaching activity

  • GRADUATE STUDY
  • Processes of Textile Care (VIII. semester) – exercise: 2007/08
  • BOLOGNA STUDY - undergraduate
  • Processes of Textile Care (VI. semester) – exercise
  • Textile Finishing and Care (V. semester) – lectures and exercise
  • Garment finishing (V. semester) – lectures and exercise
  • BOLOGNA STUDY - graduate
  • Textile Care (I. semester) – exercise
  • Garment Care (I. semester) – exercise
  • Garment finishing (III. i IV. semester) – lectures and exercise
  • Maintenance and care of leather products - lectures and exercise
  • ERASMUS – incoming students
  • Garment Finishing - lab work


 Mentorship

  • 7 diploma thesis (1st level Bologna study)
  • 5 diploma thesis (2nd level Bologna study)
  • 1 scientific work for Tehnologijada
  • Principal Investigator (Co-mentor) for: 6 diploma thesis, 1 diploma thesis (1st level Bologna study), 5 diploma thesis (2nd level Bologna study) and 1 diploma thesis for ERASMUS+ incoming student
  • 2 project tasks for incoming ERASMUS students


 Research activity

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

 

Area of special research interest

  • Textile and leather finishing and care
  • Alternative washing methods
  • Auxiliaries and enzymes in finishing and care
  • Garment finishing
  • Optical brighteners and UV absorbers in detergents
  • UV functionalization
  • Hygiene and laundering of hospital protective textiles
  • Primary and secondary washing effects
  • Finishing during washing, wet cleaning and dry cleaning
  • Enzymes in textile finishing and care
  • UV Protection of washed fabrics
  • Textile Care
  • Detergents


 Scientific-professional work

  • 1 Editorial publication
  • 3 chapters in the book
  • 17 scientific paper published in journal quoted (10 category A – WoSCC, 7 Scopus)
  • 25 scientific papers published in International Conference Proceedings
  • 6 scientific papers published in Domestic Conference Proceedings
  • 7 other journal papers
  • 3 professional papers published in scientific journals
  • 3 professional proceedings papers in International Conference Proceedings
  • 1 professional proceedings paper in Domestic Conference proceedings


List of key scientific papers

Book chapters

  1. Dekanić, T., Tarbuk, A., Pušić, T., Grancarić, A. M., Soljačić, I.: Light Conversion for UV Protection by Textile Finishing and Care, in Sunscreens: Properties, Role in Skin Cancer Prevention and Health Effects, Sharp, S. H. (ed.), Nova Science Publishers, New York, 2015, 143-172, ISBN 978-1-63482-160-5
  2. Dekanić, T., Soljačić, I., Pušić, T.: Stains, in Dry cleaning of textiles and leather, Dragčević, Z. (ed.), University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology, 2013, ISBN: 978-953-7105-51-8, Chapter 5, 69-80
  3. Dekanić, T., Soljačić, I., Pušić, T.: Local removal of stains – prespotting, in Dry cleaning of textiles and leather, Dragčević, Z. (ed.), University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology, 2013, ISBN: 978-953-7105-51-8, Chapter 6, 81-96

Original scientific paper published in journal quoted in WoSCC

  1. Grancarić, A. M., Tarbuk, A., Dekanić, T.: Electropositive cotton, Tekstil 53 (2004) 2, 47-51, ISSN 0492-5882
  2. Dekanić, T., Soljačić, I., Pušić, T.: Finishing of jeans – novelties, Tekstil 57 (2008) 5, 226-242 (review), ISSN 0492-5882
  3. Dekanić, T., Soljačić, I., Pušić, T.: Stain removal from textiles and leather, Tekstil 58 (2009) 3, 75-92, ISSN 0492-5882
  4. Pušić, T., Višić, K., Grgić, K., Dekanić, T., Jelačić, M., Soljačić, I.: Study of primary and secondary effects of Biowashball, Tekstil 60 (2011) 12, 621-628, ISSN 0492-5882
  5. Dekanić, T., Soljačić, I., Pušić, T.: Impact of artificial light on optical and protective effects of cotton after washing with detergent containing fluorescent compounds, Tenside Surfactants Detergents 51 (2014) 5, 451-459
  6. Pušić, T., Tarbuk, A., Dekanić, T.: Bio-innovation in cotton scouring - acid and neutral pectinases, Fibres & textiles in Eastern Europe 23 (109) (2015) 1, 98-103, ISSN 1230-3666
  7. Dekanić, T., Pušić, T., Soljačić, I.: Influence of special finishes on denim properties, Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research 40 (2015) 2, 170-174, ISSN 0971-0426
  8. Rogina-Car, B., Pušić, T., Dekanić, T.: Impact of washing and sterilization on the properties of textiles for medical applications, Indian Journal of Fibre & Textile Research 41 (2016) 4, 426-431, ISSN 0971-0426
  9. Draczyński, Z.; Flinčec Grgac, S.; Dekanić, T.; Tarbuk, A.; Boguń, M.: Implementation of Chitosan into Cotton Fabric, Tekstilec 60 (2017) 4, 296-301
  10. 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

Scientific paper published in a scientific journal cited in other bibliographic databases

  1. Tarbuk, A., Flinčec Grgac, S., Dekanić, T.: Wetting and wicking of hospital protective textiles, Advanced technology 8 (2019) 2, 5-15,  ISSN  2406-2979
  2. Dekanić, T., Tarbuk, A., Flinčec Grgac, S.:  The liquid moisture management properties of low-temperature cured water-repellent cotton fabrics, Tekstil 67 (2018) 7-8, 189-200,  ISSN 0492-5882
  3. Dekanić, T., Pušić, T., Maslać, M.: Aqueous extract of Ivy leaves - influence on changes of spectral characteristics of colour in washing, Tekstil 67 (2018)  5-6; 129-138,  ISSN 0492-5882
  4. Pušić, T., Filipčić, M., Dekanić, T.: Impact of ultrasonic frequency on the washing primary effect of cotton fabrics, Tekstil 65 (2016) 7-8, 252-257, ISSN 0492-5882
  5. Pušić, T., Soljačić, I., Dekanić, T.: Cumulative effects of washing on properties of cotton fabrics and their blends, H&PC Today, 9 (2014) 7/8, 26-33, ISSN 2035-4614
  6. Tarbuk, A., Pušić, T., Dekanić, T.: Procedures of production, sampling and analysis of detergents, Tekstil 62 (2013) 7-8, 319-328, ISSN 0492-5882
  7. Pušić, T., Boban, A., Dekanić, T., Soljačić, I.: The sorption ability of textile fibres, Vlakna a textil 1 (2011), 7-15, ISSN 1335-0617


 Projects (collaborator)

  1. 2007.-2013.: 117-1171419-1382, zProject MSES RC: Ethics and ecology in textile finishing and care, Ministry of Science Education and Sport of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb, Coordinator: I. Soljačić
  2. 2008.-2010.: E!4178 APTEX: Improving the Application and Durability of Surface Functionalization on Textile Fabrics, EC, Coordinator: I. Petrinić, University in Maribor, Partner: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology, Coordinator: T. Pušić
  3. 2008.-2010.: FP7-SME-2-217809: SMILES ‘SUSTAINABLE MEASURES for INDUSTRIAL LAUNDRY EXPANSION STRATEGIES: SMART LAUNDRY-2015’, EC, Coordinator: Belgian Federation for Textile Care; Partner: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology, Coordinator: T. Pušić
  4. 2009.-2012.: FP7-REGPOT-2008-1-229801:T-Pot: Unlocking the Croatian Textile Research Potentials, EC, Coordinator: S. Bischof Vukušić
  5. 2010.-2013.: E! 5785 FLAMEBLEND: Improvement in the flame retardant properties of cotton and wool blends, Coordinator: Irena Petrinić University of Maribor, HR Coordinators: Tanja Pušić & Sandra Bischof
  6. 2010.-2011.: CRO-SI Bilateral projects: Interactions of surfactants in detergent solutions (2010.-2011.), Coordinator: T. Pušić
  7. 2014.-2018.: CSF IP-11-2013, ADVANCETEX, Advanced textile materials by targeted surface modification, Coordinator: S. Bischof
  8. 2018.-2023.: CSF UIP-05-2017, Hospital Protective Textiles (40 %; coordinator WP E5: Textile care processes and durability), Coordinator: S. Flinčec Grgac
  9. 2019.-2021.: ERDF KK.01.1.1.01.0024 MI-TSRC, Modernisation of Infrastructure of Textile Science Research Centre, Coordinator: S. Bischof
  10. 2019.-2021.: CRO-SRB Bilateral projects: Bio-innovated polyesters, Coordinator: A. Tarbuk
  11. 2021.-2025.: CSF IP-2020-02-7575, InWaShed-MP, Evaluation of the release of microplastic particles from polyester textiles in the washing process, (01.02.2021.–31.01.2025.), Coordinator: T. Pušić

Coordinator of Short-term financial support for research (University of Zagreb):

  1. TP11/18, Influence of metal ions on fluorescence compounds in a washing process
  2. TP3/19, Influence of metal ions on washing effects 
  3. TP2/20, Processing and maintenance of textiles and leather with ecological agents

Associate on Short-term financial support for research (University of Zagreb):

  1. TP11/17, Influence of metal ions on fluorescence compounds, Coordinator: B. Vojnović
  2. TP4/16, Synergistic effect of cationic and nonionic softeners, 2015, Coordinator: T. Pušić
  3. TP112, Potential of special polymers in detergents – inhibition of soil redeposition on cellulose materials, 2015, Coordinator: T. Pušić
  4. KFP1 TP1.89, Optical and protective potential of fluorescent compounds applied in processes of finishing and care of cotton materials, 2014, Coordinator: T. Pušić
  5. KFP1 5.12.1.5., Ecological issues in the textile care-analytical and ethical approach, 2013, Coordinator: T. Pušić

 

Work in scientific and professional associations

  • Member of Croatian Association of Textile Engineers (HIST), Zagreb since 2007.
  • Member of Almae Matris Croaticae Alumni - Technologiae Textilis Facultatis (AMCA TTF), CRO since 2004.
  • Member of AMCA TTF tim 2008.-2020.
  • MLAZ - Member of Young Scientist Network in Croatia since 2014.
  • President of the Folk Ensemble Sveta Nedelja since 2019.


 Acknowledgments and rewards

  • 2003.: Rektor prize for student scientific work, University of Zagreb
  • 2004.: Dean's Award for best student on graduate study
  • 2009.: AMCA TTF Acknowledgment
  • 2014.: Dean's Award for best student on doctoral study
  • 2017.: Dean’s Award for excellence for the best rated Associate at the Faculty by the students

Assist. Prof. Tihana Dekanić, Ph. D.