Eva Magovac, BSc has been employed at the Faculty of Textile Technology since 1st September 2009 as the researcher on the T-Pot project. On 19th November 2010 she started her research secondment at the premises of University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Science and Engineering, Department of Textile.
During the one month secondment in Ljubljana she studied the effect of microencapsulated flame retardants on the flammability and thermal stability of fabrics under supervision of Prof. Petra Forte Tavcar, PhD. The microcapsules have been developed by AERO, Chemical, Graphic and Paper Manufacturers, d.d. Celje, Slovenia. The company deals with a wide range of paper and paper based materials; from repositionable products, self-adhesive materials for label industry to self-adhesive tapes, colours and glues, as well as microencapsulated products and is one of the oldest in this part of Europe for such kind of products.(http://www.aero.si/ps/index_engl.htm )
The University of Ljubljana was founded in 1919 on the basis of centuries of edicational tradition, remaining the only Slovenina university for half a century. The University is based in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, a relatively large Central-European city with over 300.000 inhabitants. The University of Ljubljana practices basic, applied and development research, striving for excellence and quality of the highest standard in all fields of science and arts, such as the humanities, social sciences, linguistics, arts, medicine, natural sciences and technology.
The University of Ljubljanaparticipates in the following programmes:
- - 6th Framework Programme (117 projects)
- - Programme Tempus 2004-2008 (32 projects)
- - 7th Framework Programme
- - Lifelong Learning Programme
In 2007, the University of Ljubljana again ranked among the 500 best universities in the world, earning a place in the top 3-4% of universities out of the total of 16,000 universities included in the comparison. Within the frame of its strategic objectives, the University of Ljubljana strives for excellence in the field of research and supports international networking and the mobility of researchers. As a result, the number of foreign researchers engaged in research work at the University of Ljubljana, as well as the number of national researchers who are temporarily staying in other countries for research purposes, is growing with every year.
Figure 1. Eva Magovac and young researchers at the University of Ljubljana