On the 24th of February 2010 an opening ceremony of new scientific-research laboratories was held at the Department of Textile Chemistry & Ecology, Savska 16 / 9 in Zagreb.
The opening ceremony was held in the presence of Radovan Fuchs, Minister of Science, Education and Sports, Prof. Aleksa Bjeliš, Rector of the University of Zagreb, Hrvoje Meštrić, Director of the Directorate for Science at the Ministry of Science, Education and Sport and Ante Rezo, Senior advisor for Textil and Leather industry of Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship.
Coordinator of FP7-REGPOT-2008-1-229801: Unlocking the Textile Research Potentials (T-Pot) project Prof. Sandra Bischof Vukušić has expressed the welcome and shortly presented the project activities. Dean of the University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology, Prof. Darko Ujević, held the first speach and presented scientific and educational activities of Faculty of Textile Technology.
Within the project FP7-REGPOT-2008-1-229801: Unlocking the Textile Research Potentials (T-Pot) coordinated by Prof. Sandra Bischof Vukušić and funded by the European Union in the amount of nearly 1 million euros, two new research laboratories have been opened at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology:
- SEM laboratory (Equipment: Scanning electron microscopy and EDX unit)
- Textile Science Research Laboratory (Equipment: TGA, DSC, FTIR and TG-IR interface)
The laboratories were opened officially by the Minister of Science, Education and Sports, Radovan Fuchs with the words of pride and satisfaction for the exceptional success of the Faculty of Textile Technology.
The laboratories are equipped with the valuable equipment for research & development of new materials.
The general goal of the project is to upgrade TTF's research potentials and provide better R&D service for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Textile Science Research Laboratory is equipped with DSC, TGA, FT-IR and TG-IR devices while SEM laboratory is equiped with EDX (Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis) unit for chemical analyses of tested samples.
This top class equipment is among the best in Europe and will certainly upgrade the scientific research potential of the University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology but also the potential of other Croatian research institutions and SME's.