Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Maribor, Department of Textile Materials and Design
University of Maribor
Born in 1958. Graduated from the Faculty of Technical Sciences at the University of Maribor, Slovenia, in 1982, and obtained M.Sc. degree in Technical Sciences after completing his studies in 1990.
Based on his thesis “Determination of Cotton Fibre Blends by Means of Artificial Intelligence Methods”, he was awarded a Ph.D. degree in 2000 from the same University. Presently he has been elected Associate Professor for Textiles. After his graduation in 1982, Zoran StjepanoviÄÃÂ held the position of spinning plant engineer at a textile factory in Maribor until 1985. From 1985 he worked at the Department of Textile Materials and Design at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in Maribor as Head of the Laboratory for Textile Technologies and Computer Science for Textile Applications as well as Deputy Head of the Institute of Engineering Materials and Design.
Prof. StjepanoviÄÃÂ publishes the results of his research work on a regular basis in leading international journals and presents them at scientific meetings. His personal bibliography contains over 400 bibliographic items. Prof. StjepanoviÄÃÂ is the author or co-author of more than 200 scientific and technical articles and papers published in international and national journals and conference proceedings.
He is also the co-author of a book on quality aspects in weaving and of five chapters in scientific monographs. From 2002 to 2009 he was President of the Slovenian Association of Textile Engineers and Technicians, lately renamed the Slovenian Textile Association. He is a member of the Scientific Board of the international JCR journal Fibres and Textiles in Eastern Europe. For ten years Prof. StjepanoviÄÃÂ was President of the Publishing Council of Tekstilec, the Slovenian journal for textile and clothing technology, and continues working with this journal as a long-standing member of the International Editorial Board. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Serbian journal Tekstilna Industrija.
From 1985 onwards he was a coordinator or member of research teams of numerous international and national research projects. He has been a Visiting Professor at many foreign universities, among others, at Ghent University, Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Istanbul Technical University and Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Villach.
Computer-based technologies for textile applications, 3D computer graphics, machine learning, simulation/visualization of textile forms, spinning technology, advanced methods for the prediction of spun yarn properties.