Professor Dr. DIANA GREGOR SVETEC | University of Ljubljana
Speaker at the 11Th INTERNATIONAL LABEL CONFERENCE 2016
ACTINPACK – Intelligent Packaging
Diana Gregor Svetec received her PhD in textile sciences from University of Ljubljana (1997). Since than she has worked as lecturer and researcher at University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering. Since 2010 she works as full professor.
Her work is focused on characterization of properties of textile and graphic materials, printing substrates and packaging materials. Recently her research is focused in the field of smart packaging, recycling, eco-design of printed products and sustainable packaging. She has participated in several national reserch projects, Ceepus, European transnational, bilateral and COST projects. She workes as Expert at European Commission as reviewer of EU project, as member of editorial board at two scientific journals, reviewer of monographs, proceedings and articles in several scientific journals and has published over 160 scientific articles and conference contributions in the field of materials sciences.
The University of Ljubljana
University of Ljubljana is the oldest and largest higher education and scientific research institution in Slovenia. University with its rich tradition was founded in 1919. It has more than 40.000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and employs approximately 5.600 higher education teachers, researchers, assistants and administrative staff in 23 faculties and three arts academies. The central building, all three academies and faculties are located in the centre. Some of the most recent and modern buildings were constructed on the outskirts of Ljubljana, giving the university and its students a ubiquitous presence in the city.
FACULTY OF NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING
The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering of the University of Ljubljana has added geotechnology, materials, graphic and interactive communications and textile and clothing design to its traditional offer of study programmes that covers geology, mining, metallurgy and textiles. Those areas are individually, and even more so when combined, a foundation of developed societies and countries offering at three educational levels comprehensive knowledge in natural sciences, technical sciences and technology, information and communication technology, and arts and design. Through individual selection of courses at the faculty’s departments as well as at other faculties, basic expert knowledge can be upgraded through selected topics from economics, marketing and management. Students, in addition to receiving theoretical expert, scientific and artistic foundations, undertake practical research and creative project work that is enabled by labs, workshops and IT equipment. The teaching methods promote innovativeness, creative thinking and teamwork, providing graduates flexibility in finding a job and working in groups, an entrepreneurial spirit and managerial abilities. The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering comprises five departments: Department of Geology, Department of Mining and Geotechnology, Department of Chemical Education and Informatics, Department of Materials and Metallurgy and Department of Textiles. Their work is supported by the Infrastructure Centres of the Department of Textiles and the Department of Materials and Metallurgy as well as the respective department libraries.