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Prof. Vesna Marija Potočić Matković, Ph. D.

Department

Department of Textile Design and Management

Courses

Textile-Mechanical Processes, Construction of textile fabrics, Techniques of Knitting, Construction of Knitted Fabric, Methods of Textile Making III, Theoretical analysis of knitted fabrics and knitting process, Knitting I, Technical Knitted Fabrics, Knitting II

 Web links

  • http://inter.ttf.unizg.hr/
  • http://hko.ttf.unizg.hr/


 Academic education

  • 1996 Engineering and design of textiles and clothing: Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb
  • 2002 MSc. Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb
  • Mentors: Professor Ivo Soljačić and Professor Zlatka Mencl Bajs
  • Topic: Design of Academic Dress of University of Zagreb
  • 2008 PhD. Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb
  • Mentors: Professor Z. Vljičak
  • Topic: Study of Interference of Design and Technology in Knitting


 Employment and titles

  • 1998 - 2002: junior researcher; Department of Textile Mechanical Technology, Faculty of Textile Technology
  • 2002 - 2008: junior researcher - assistant; Department of Textile Design and Management, Faculty of Textile Technology
  • 2008 - 2010: junior researcher - higher assistant; Department of Textile Design and Management, Faculty of Textile Technology
  • 2010 - 2015: assistant professor; Department of Textile Design and Management, Faculty of Textile Technology
  • 2016-2021: assoc. prof.; Department of Textile Design and Management, Faculty of Textile Technology
  • 2021-today: prof.; Department of Textile Design and Management, Faculty of Textile Technology


 Research activity

  • Research activity is mostly related to the impact of construction of fabrics on the properties of knitted and technical textiles, and mutual influence of design and technology in knitting.


 Area of special research interest

  • Technology of knitting, history of knitting, knitwear design, relationship between design and technology in knitting


 Scientific-professional work

  • Conference papers (42)
  • Journal papers (26)
  • Conference abstracts (10)
  • Book chapters (2)

 

List of key scientific papers

  • V. M. Potočić Matković: The power of fashion: the influence of knitting design on the development of knitting technology; Textile, The Journal of Cloth And Culture 8 (2010.) 2
  • Potočić Matković, Vesna Marija; Soljačić, Ivo; Mencl Bajs, Zlatka. The history of dress-code at the University of Zagreb- from Jesuits talars to newly designed academic gowns. Costume. 42 (2008) , 1; 101-110 .
  • Potočić Matković, V. M., Skenderi, Z.: Mechanical properties of polyurethane coated knitted fabrics, Fibres & textiles in Eastern Europe. 21 (2013) , 4; 86-91
  • Potočić Matković, V. M., Salopek Čubrić, I., Skenderi, Z.: Thermal resistance of polyurethane-coated knitted fabrics before and after weathering, Textile research journal. 84 (2014); 2015–2025
  • Salopek Čubrić, I., Potočić Matković, V. M., Skenderi, Z.: Changes of the Knitted Fabric Properties due to Exposure to Outdoor Natural Weathering, Journal of Engineered Fibers and Fabrics, 9 (2014) , 4; 90-96
  • Salopek Čubrić, I.; Potočić Matković, V. M.; Skenderi, Z.; Tarbuk, A.: Impact of substrate on water vapour resistance of naturally weathered coated fabrics, Textile research journal , 86 (2017) ; 2015-2025
  • Potočić Matković, V. M.; Skenderi, Z.: Influence of Modification on the Structural and Tensile Properties of Polyurethane Coated Knitted Fabrics after Natural Weathering, Fibres & textiles in Eastern Europe, 25 (2017) , 4; 89-94
  • Salopek Čubrić, Ivana; Čubrić, Goran; Potočić Matković, Vesna Marija: Behavior of Polymer Materials Exposed to Aging in the Swimming Pool: Focus on Properties That Assure Comfort and Durability // Polymers, 13 (2021), 15; 2414, 19 doi:10.3390/polym13152414 


 University textbooks and other books

  • Potočić Matković V. M., Salopek Čubrić I.: Practice book for designers in the field of spinning and knitting , Zagreb: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology, 2015. ISBN: 978-953-7105-61-7


 Projects (chief researcher)

  • "The development of occupational standards and undergraduate study programs at Faculty of Textile Technology\", a project funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Ministrys of Science (MZOS), 2015th-2016th Ministry of Science (MZOS), 2015. - 2016.
  • "Internationalization of the PhD study in Textile Science and Technology" (UP.03.1.1.02.0022), the project is funded by the European Social Fund and the Ministry of Science and Education, from October 2018 to October 2021.


 Projects (collaborator)

  • “CAD-CAM and quality surveillance in textile mechanical processes” 117017; chief researcher: PhD V. Orešković, Prof.; project financed by Ministry of Science and Technology
  • “Through design of yarns and knitted fabric to quality product” 0117007; chief researcher: PhD M. Srdjak, Prof.; project financed by Ministry of Science and Technology
  • “Referral centre for production of educational materials”, CARNet 650-279/02, chief researcher: PhD G. Hudec, Prof., project financed by CARNet
  • “Multifunctional technical non-woven and knitted textiles, composites and yarns” 117-0000000-2984; chief researcher: PhD Z. Skenderi, Prof., project financed by Ministry of Science and Technology
  • "Teaching creativity in engineering" (TECRINO), project funded by the EU, project leader: prof. dr. sc. Mr. Hudec
  • "ICT IN TEXTILE AND CLOTHING HIGHER EDUCATION AND BUSINESS" (ICT-TEX), (Grant Agreement 612248-EPP-1-2019-1-BG-EPPKA2-KA), Erasmus + program, project leader assoc. prof. dr. sc. Sanja Ercegović Ražić
  • "Textile materials for increased comfort in sports" (TEMPO), HRZZ project IP-2020-02-5041, chief researcher assoc. prof. dr. sc. Ivana Salopek Čubrić


 Work in scientific and professional associations

  • Member of the Scientific Council for Technological Development, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, from 7th of November 2018.


 Acknowledgments and rewards

  • Acknowlegment of the Rector of University of Zagreb for contribution in designing and implementing a new protocol of PhD promotions, 3 November 2008.
  • Acknowledgment of Croatian Academy of Engineering for formation of the visual identity of the Academy, 28 February 2006.
  • Dean`s award for the approved project "Development of qualifications standards and undergraduate study programs at the Faculty of Textile Technology, 26. 1. 2016.

Prof. Vesna Marija Potočić Matković, Ph. D.