Jānis Ločs. CURRICULUM VITAE

Name, Surname:         Jānis Ločs
Date of birth:               June 14, 1982
Scientific degree:         Doctoral Degree in Engineering Sciences (Dr.sc.ing.)
Academic level:           Leading researcher, associated proffessor
e-mail:                          janis.locs[at]rtu.lv
Phone number:            +371 26437878

Language skills:                    

Latvian– mother tongue
Russian – fluently
English – fluently
German – conversational
Lithuanian – with dictionary

Education:

2005-2009 doctoral studies in Riga Technical University, faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry, program "Materialscience;

2003-2005 master studies in Riga Technical University, faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry, program "Materialscience";

2000-2003 bachelor studies in Riga Technical University, faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry, program "Materialscience";

Working experience:

since 2014 Riga Technical University, Institute of General Chemical Engeneering, Riga Biomaterials Innovation and Development Centre, leading researcher, Associated Professor.

2011-2014 Riga Technical University, Institute of General Chemical Engeneering, Riga Biomaterials Innovation and Development Centre, leading researcher, docent.

since 2007 Riga Technical University, Institute of General Chemical Engeneering, Riga Biomaterials Innovation and Development Centre, technical director;

2004-2007 Ltd. “Nota Bene” branch “Nota Bene-Latvia”, leader of marketing group

2001-2004 Ltd. “Nota Bene” branch “Nota Bene-Latvia”, trade specialist

Patent applications: see ICGE Patents

Experience in project governance, performance:

  1. Head of project FP7 EURONANOMED II ERA-NET “Nanoforosteo” “Multifunctional injectable nano HAp composites for the treatment of osteoporotic bone fractures” 2014 – 2016.
  2. Head of project FP7 M-era.NET „GoIMPLANT” „Tough, Strong and Resorbable Orthopaedic Implants” 2013 – 2015.
  3. Applicant in COST MP1005 Short Therm Scinentific Mission “Stem cell differentiation behaviour on biphasic Mg substituted calcium phosphates” 2014, Landspitali University Hospital ,Reykjavik, Iceland.
  4. Applicant in COST MP1005 Short Therm Scinentific Mission “Modified 45S5 Bioglass®-based glass ceramic scaffolds” from 02-03-2014 to 08-03-2014, Institute of Biomaterials, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany.
  5. Head of project FP7 MATERA – ERA-NET „SONOSCA” MATERA/BBM-2557 „Sonochemical technology for bioactive bone regeneration scaffold production” 01.01.2012 – 12.12.2014.
  6. Project SCOPES 2013-2016 Scientific Co-operation between Eastern Europe and Switzerland Preparatory Grant “An integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the design of tissue engineering systems for in vitro regeneration of functional osteochondral tissue” 19-21.08.2013.
  7. Head of project „Evaluierung wissenschaftlicher Methoden zur umfangreichen Charakterisierung bio-keramischer Implantatmaterialien für deren Applikation” 22.07.2011 – 15.12.2011.
  8. Head of project No FLPP-2010/16 „SEM microstructural investigation of modified concrete.“
  9. Performer in 7FP project  “Two ways”, “Travelling throw the world of biomaterials: a journey with four stops.” 2009 -2010.
  10. Head of project No. ZP-2009/25 “The development of chemical synthesis reactors on the basis of biotechnological reactors”.
  11. Head of group, leading researcher in ESF project „ Multidisciplinary Research in Biomaterials Technology of New Scientist Group”, Nr. 2009/0201/1DP/1.1.1.2.0/09/APIA/VIAA/090.
  12. Performer in National Research Program No.7813 “Evaluation of new materials and technology for replacement of biological tissues” (2010-2014).
  13. Performer in National Research Program No. 7416. „Modern functional materials for micro and nano electronics, fotonics, biomedicine, and constructive composites as well as appropriate technologies” 4th project „Prospective Biomaterials and medical technologies”
  14. Performer of cooperation project No. 06.0029.5 „Bio and ecomaterials, correlation of materials and biosystems“.
  15. Performer in project R7339. „Microstructural analysis of hard materials using SEM. Properties dependence of sample preparation technology”.
  16. Performer in RTU project R7336 “Ceramic mass production with Extrusion Technology“ (2008/2009).
  17. Performer in project R7222 “„Study of sorption processes onto bio- un ecomaterials”.
  18. Performer in project FP7, People, „Research Fun”. 06/2009 – 10/2009.
  19. Performer in project FP7, People, Fun2Night. 06/2008 – 12/2009.

Academical work:

Lecture course: „The microanalysis methods of solid materials”.

Supervision of Doctoral thesis: Vita Zālīte „Adjustment of calcium phosphate structure for alternative application“, since 2012.
Supervision of Doctoral thesis: Marina Sokolova "Biodegradable composite materials for bone tissue replacement" 
Supervision of Doctoral thesis: Jana Vecstaudža "Synthesis of inorganic materials"

Supervision of students thesis

  1. Supervision of Doctoral thesis: Vita Zālīte „Adjustment of calcium phosphate structure for alternative application“, since 2012.
  2. Supervision of Master thesis: Marina Sokolova „Development of technological parameters for manufacturing of biodegradable polymer/calcium phosphate composites“, defended in 2013.
  3. Supervision of Bachelor thesis: Jeļena Mironova “Synthesis of powdered SiC materials“, defended in 2013.
  4. Supervision of Master thesis: Dmitrijs Jakovļevs „Use of SEM and EDS for the element microanalysis“, defend in 2011.
  5. Supervision of Master thesis: Kristaps Rubenis „The influence of various factors on the properties of titanium oxides containing ceramic electrodes“, defend in 2011.
  6. Supervision of Master thesis: Vita Zālīte „Formation and investigation of porous hydroxyapatite bioceramic“, defended in 2011.
  7. Supervision of Master thesis: Kaspars Birkenfelds “Hydroxyapatite granules for the sorption of biotechnological products, defended in 2011.
  8. Supervision of Master thesis: Anete Meija-Feldmane „The effect of isolation conditions on the properties of wood hemicelluloses“, defended in 2011.
  9. Supervision of Bachelor thesis: Larisa Kozireva “Potential formation of calcium phosphate coatings on the surface of titanium“, defended in 2011.
  10. Supervision of Bachelor thesis: Kristīne Morozova: “Sample preparation for opical microscopy”, defended in 2008.
  11. Supervision of Bachelor thesis: Rihards Neretnieks „The extrusion of ceramic powder paste“, defended in 2008.
  12. Supervision of Bachelor thesis: Sergejs Andrejevs „New materials based on natural precursors“, defended in 2009.

Other activities:

  • Since 2013 - Management Committee Member at COST Action MP1301 „ New Generation Biomimetic and Customized Implants for Bone Engineering”.
  • Since 2011 – Member of scientific committee of “Maritime Administration of Latvia”.
  • Since 2011 - Member of International Scientific Committee of “The Ninth Students Meeting, Processing and Application of Ceramics”, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Since 2011 - Management Committee Member at COST Action MP1005 „From nano to macro biomaterials (design, processing, characterization, modeling) and applications to stem cells regenerative orthopedic and dental medicine (NAMABIO)”.
  • 2008-2010 – Member of the board in “Association of Latvian Young Scientists”.
  • Since 2007 - Member of “Association of Latvian Young Scientists”.
  • Since 2008 - Member of “Materials Research Society of Latvia”.

Monographs:

  1. D.Loca, A.Dubnika, V.Zalite, J.Locs, L.Berzina-Cimdina. 12. Porous hydroxyapatite for drug delivery. Chapter content already submitted in the „Hydroxyapatite (HAP) for biomedical applications” (Edited by: Professor Michael Mucalo, University of Waikato, New Zealand, Woodhead publishing) Hardbound, 392 Pages, Published: April 2015. Woodhead Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-78242-033-0

Publications and scientific papers (since 2012):

  1. G. Bumanis, D. Bajare, J. Locs. The effect of activator on the properties of low-calcium alkali-activated mortars. Key Engineering Materials. 2014, 604, 169-172.
  2. J. Kazjonovs, J. Vecstaudza, J. Locs, D. Bajare, A. Korjakins. An Assessment of the PCM/timber composite in buildings. Key Engineering Materials, 2014, 604, 227-231.
  3. A. Pura, J. Locs, L. Berzina-Cimdina. Effect of thermal treatment on thermoelectric properties of extruded TiO2 ceramics. Key Engineering Materials, 2014, 604, 249-253.
  4. K. Salma-Ancane, L. Stipniece, J. Locs, V. Lakevics, Z. Irbe, L. Berzina-Cimdina. The influence of biogenic and synthetic starting materials on the properties of porous hydroxyapatite bioceramics. Key Engineering Materials, 2014, 614, 11-16.
  5. G. Bumanis, D. Bajare, J. Locs, A. Korjakins. Alkali-silica reactivity of foam glass granules in structure of lightweight concrete. Construction and Building Materials, 2013, 47, 274-281.
  6. S. Petronis, J. Petronis, V. Zalite, J. Locs, A. Skagers, M. Pilmane. New biphasic calcium phosphate in orthopedic surgery: First clinical results. IFMBE Proceedings. 2013, 38 IFMBE, 174-177.
  7. V. Zalite, V. Groma, D. Jakovlevs, J. Locs, G. Salms. Ultrastructural characteristics of tissue response after implantation of calcium phosphate ceramics in the mandible of rabbit. IFMBE Proceedings. 2013, 38 IFMBE, 194-197.
  8. J.Locs, V.Zalite, L.Berzina-Cimdina, M.Sokolova. Ammonium hydrogen carbonate provided viscous slurry foaming – a novel technology for the preparation of porous ceramics. J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 2013, 33, 3437-3443.
  9. G. Bumanis, D. Bajare, J. Locs, A. Korjakins. Alkali–silica reactivity of expanded glass granules in structure of lightweight concrete. IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng., 47 (2013) 012022
  10. D. Loca, J. Locs, L. Berzina-Cimdina. Preparation of hydroxyapatite/poly(lactic acid) hybrid microparticles for local drug delivery. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 2013, 47 (1), art. no. 012007.
  11. A. Pura, J. Locs, L. Berzina-Cimdina. The effect of thermal processing parameters on the microstructure of extruded and sintered TiO2 ceramics. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 2013, 47 (1), art. no. 012019.
  12. V.Zalite, J.Locs, D.Vempere, L.Berzina-Cimdina. The effect of pore forming agent particle size on the porosity, microstructure and in vitro studies of hydroxyapatite ceramics. Key Engineering Materials. 2012, 493-494, 277-280.
  13. K.Rubenis, K.Kundzins, J.Locs, J.Ozolins. Investigation of TiO2 ceramic surface conductivity using conductive atomic force microscopy. Key Engineering Materials. 2012, 527, 154-158.
  14. Z.Živcová-Vlčkova, J.Locs, M.Keuper, I.Sedlářová, M.Chmelíčková. Microstructural comparison of porous oxide ceramics from the system Al2O3-ZrO2 prepared with starch as a pore-forming agent. J. Eur. Ceram. Soc. 2012, 32, 2163-2172.
  15. R.Merijs Meri, J.Zicans, T.Ivanova, R.Berzina, G.Japins, J.Locs. Structure and properties of recycled aromatic thermoplastic polyester nanocomposites. Key Engineering Materials. 2012, 527, 44-49.