Dr. Igor Jordanov is a professor and Head of the Institute of Textile Engineering at Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, North Macedonia. With more than 20 years of professional experience as a researcher in materials science and teacher in the textile field, he grew up to a full professor of materials and textile chemistry at his Faculty.
He is the author of more than 34 peer-reviewed papers indexed in Web of Science, 1 book chapter and many communications at national and international congresses.
His expertise includes the production of innovative and advanced multi-functional materials using ”green” eco-friendly technologies and renewable chemicals comprising surface modification of textiles with enzymes and oxidants; antimicrobial textiles based on natural renewable antimicrobial agents (e.g. chitosan from crustacean shells); recycling plastic through flame retardant filament extrusion; flame retardant, conductive, and antimicrobial materials made by layer-by-layer nanocoating deposition; and the latest, implementation of the rice husk as renewable materials for cleaning colored effluents based on the circular economy concept.
Dr. Jordanov has international experience as a doctoral researcher at the University of Ljubljana, a post-doctoral researcher at Gent University, and a post-doctoral researcher as a Fulbright visiting scholar at Texas A&M University in the USA.
Prof. Jordanov is a member of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), member of the Alumni Network of Gent University for Western Balkans (https://beeld.ugent.be/nl/fotoalbum/foto/z2014-168-006), member of Macedonian American Alumni Association (MAAA) and alumni of the Laboratory of Polymer Nano Composite at Texas A&M University (https://nanocomposites.tamu.edu/about-us/people/alumni/page/4).
He is a referee of international journals cited in Web of Science such as Cellulose, Carbohydrate Polymers, ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, Textile Research Journal, AATCC Review, Fibers and Polymers, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Cellulose Chemistry and Technology, Materials Science (MEDŽIAGOTYRA) and Tekstilec.