Dr. Ita Junkar
Dr. Ita Junkar is a chemical engineer who obtained her PhD in 2010 and is currently employed as a senior researcher at Jožef Stefan Institute. Her main filed of work are biomaterials and modification of surfaces by highly reactive gaseous plasma. She developed several methods for surface treatment of materials by highly reactive gaseous plasma, mainly for the use in bio-applications. She has five granted patents, two filled at the European patent office. She is actively involved in the interdisciplinary research activities mostly based on surface modification of biomaterials and has many years’ experience in working with medical doctors and microbiologist in the field of biomaterials.