Prof. Karin Stana Kleinschek
Karin Stana Kleinschek, born in Maribor, Slovenia, obtained her undergraduate degree from the Technical Faculty of the University of Maribor. Her undergraduate thesis focused on “Textile Chemistry”. In 1992, she was awarded a master’s degree by the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Maribor. In 1996, she obtained a PhD degree from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the University of Graz, Austria. Her special field of work was Surface characterisation and modification of polymeric materials with special attention on polysaccharides. Since 2004 she is the Head of the Institute of Engineering Materials and Design, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maribor and Head of the Laboratory for Processing and Testing of Polymeric Materials, which is a part of the institute. Since 2007, she works as Full Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Maribor, where she teaches various courses on Polymer chemistry and Materials, Surface characterisation of Polymeric Martials and Textile chemistry and Finishing. Karin Stana Kleinschek is a member of various scientific organizations and participates in numerous national as well as international projects. In addition, she acts as thesis adviser and member of organizing committees. Her bibliography consists of more than 800 units.