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I’m teaching various courses on polymers, surface properties of polymeric materials, biopolymers, biopolymers in medical application, at Graz University of Technology (Austria) as a full Professor. I’m a thesis supervisor at University of Maribor, University of Ljubljana, University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia and TU Graz and University of Graz, Austria.

My research interests are: polysaccharides in bio medical applications, biomaterials, 3D bioprinting and new bioinks development, surface modification and characterisation of biopolymers, biopolymer composites and nanoparticles preparations.

I'm Autor/co-Autor of more then than 1088 units, including 201 scientific peer-reviewed papers and book chapters, more than 50 contributions from lectures I gave as a visiting speaker, as well as more than 500 contributions from scientific conferences, patents and innovations, 20 PhD supervisor positions, etc. Link to full bibliography: http://izumbib.izum.si/bibliografije/Y20190613142729-07814.html

I implemented and coordinated more than 41 research projects/activities (2007-present), such as EU projects: (Horizon 2020, 7th FP, Era.NET, COST, EU, Structural funds), programmes and projects funded by the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS), activities relating to the development and implementation of the Slovenia and EU higher education and research policy and more research activities funded directly by Slovenian and EU industries.

Education/Academic qualification

External positions

Full Professor, University of Maribor


  • 104010 Macromolecular chemistry
  • 104011 Materials chemistry
  • 104014 Surface chemistry
  • 104018 Polymer chemistry
  • 104013 Natural product chemistry
  • 210004 Nanomaterials

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Research Output 2011 2019

Affinity of Serum Albumin and Fibrinogen to Cellulose, Its Hydrophobic Derivatives and Blends

Kargl, R., Bračič, M., Resnik, M., Mozetič, M., Bauer, W., Stana Kleinschek, K. & Mohan, T., 6 Sep 2019, In : Frontiers in Chemistry. 7, 581.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Serum Albumin
Quartz crystal microbalances

Chemical Structure–Antioxidant Activity Relationship of Water–Based Enzymatic Polymerized Rutin and Its Wound Healing Potential

Pivec, T., Kargl, R., Maver, U., Bracic, M., Elschner, T., Žagar, E., Gradišnik, L. & Kleinschek, K. S., Sep 2019, In : Polymers .

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Development of multifunctional 3D printed bioscaffolds from polysaccharides and NiCu nanoparticles and their application

Stana Kleinschek, K., Milojević, M., Gradišnik, L., Stergar, J., Skelin, M., Stožer, A., Vesenjak, M., Dobnik Dubrovski, P., Maver, T., Mohan, T. & Maver, U., May 2019, In : Applied Surface Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Fabrication of cellulose acetate/chitosan blend films as efficient adsorbent for anionic water pollutants

Gopi, S., Pius, A., Kargl, R., Kleinschek, K. S. & Thomas, S., 6 Mar 2019, In : Polymer bulletin. 76, 3, p. 1557-1571 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Water Pollutants

Functional dextran amino acid ester particles derived from N-protected S-trityl-L-cysteine

Bratuša, A., Elschner, T., Heinze, T., Fröhlich, E., Hribernik, S., Božič, M., Žagar, E., Kleinschek, K. S., Thonhofer, M. & Kargl, R., 1 Sep 2019, In : Colloids and Surfaces / B. 181, p. 561-566 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Activities 2017 2017

  • 1 Talk at conference or symposium

Synthesis and Investigation of NQR-Spectroscopic Characteristics of Trivalent Organobismuth Compounds

Carina Sampl (Speaker), Stefan Spirk (Contributor), Martin Thonhofer (Contributor), Christian Gösweiner (Contributor), Rupert Kargl (Contributor), Karin Stana Kleinschek (Contributor), Hermann Scharfetter (Contributor), Roland Fischer (Contributor)
16 Oct 201719 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at conference or symposiumScience to science