Prof. Željko Penava, Ph. D.
DepartmentDepartment of Textile Design and Management
CoursesWoven fabric designing, Construction of textile fabrics, Course: Smart Textile, Course: CAD/CAM for textiles, Course: Jacquard woven fabric design, Design of Woven Fabrics Structures
- 1989. - B.sc., University of Zagreb, Faculty of Technology, Study of Textile Technology
- 1993. - M.sc., Postgraduate study, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Technology; title of the master thesis: A computer program designing for the continuous analysis of thin places in the yarn (mentor: Petar Perić, Ph.D., assistant professor)
- 2004. - PhD, Doctoral thesis, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology; title of the dissertation: The investigation of physical characteristics of the yarn in order to detect the weakest places (mentor: Krste Dimitrovski, Ph.D., associate Professor)
Employment and titles
- 1989. – 1993. - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Technology, Department of Textile mechanical technology of the Institute of Textiles and Clothing - young researcher
- 1993. – 2000. - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Technology – assistant
- 2000. – 2006. - director of the company PENG d.o.o.
- 2001. – 2006. - Faculty of Textile Technology - part-time hired as an assistant
- 2006. – 2011. - Faculty of Textile Technology - assistant professor
- 2011. – today - Faculty of Textile Technology - associated professor
- Construction of textile fabrics - undergraduate study
- Woven fabric designing - undergraduate study
- CAD/CAM for textiles - graduate study
- Woven fabric construction - graduate study
- Smart Textile - graduate study
- Jacquard woven fabric design - graduate study
- Woven Fabric Construction - postgraduate study
- field of technical sciences, area - textile technology, branch - textile mechanical engineering
Area of special research interest
- smart textiles
- CAD/CAM in textiles
- fabric designing
- testing and determining the mechanical properties of textiles
- Editorial books
- Original scientific papers in CC journals
- Original scientific papers in other journals
- Professional papers
- Original scientific papers in the publishing process
- Scientific papers in conference proceedings with international review
- Papers in proceedings of national conferences
Projects (chief researcher)
- Support (chief researcher) - TP1.88: Compression textiles, 2014.
- Improvement of Yarn Preparation and Quality for the Spinning Process - (code: 2-14-031, project manager Prof. Miroslav Srdjak, Ph.D.), 1991.-1995., research project of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia
- CAC-CAM in the Textile Mechanical Technology - (code: 117017, project manager prof. Vladimir Orešković, Ph.D.), 1996.-2002., research project of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia
- Application of fuzzy logic in dying process and colour measuring - (code: 117004, project manager prof. Đurđica Parac-Osterman, Ph.D.), 2002.-2007., research project of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia
- Advanced Technical Woven Fabrics and Processes - (code: 117-0000000-1376, project manager Stana Kovačević, Ph.D. assistant professor), 2005.-2011., research project of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia
- Interface Phenomena of Active Multifunctional Textile Materials - (code: 117-1252971-1367, project manager prof. Ana-Marija Grancarić, Ph.D.), 2005.-2011., research project of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Croatia
- Bilateral project T2Net - (project manager prof. Ana-Marija Grancarić, Ph.D.), 2006.-2007., Project of the Flemish Government and Ministry of Science, Education and Sport of the Republic of Croatia
- Project Manager FP7-REGPOT-2008-1-229801:T-Pot, Unlocking the Croatain Textile Research Potentials, T-Pot, 2009.-2011., project Coordinator: Sandra Bischof Vukušić
Work in scientific and professional associations
- Croatian Association of Textile Engineers (HIST) – member - since 1989.
- AMCA TTF – Association of Alumni and Friends of Croatian Universities - member - since 2005.
- Head of the Department of Textile Design and Management at TTF - from 2012. to 2014.
- Editorial Board of Croatian scientific and professional journal Textiles - member - since 2008.
- Editor of the Proceedings of Textile Science and Economy (TZG) - since 2007.
- Websites editor at the Faculty of Textile Technology - since 2007. to 2019.
- Associate in the Croatian Academy of Engineering, Department of Textile Technology - since 2014.