Assoc. Prof. Dr. Andrej Kržan is a polymer chemist with a long term focus on environmental aspects of polymers and plastics.
He is a graduate of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (physical chemistry) and received his doctoral degree at Georgetown University, Washington DC (physical organic chemistry). His work at the National Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana, Slovenia where he is a senior scientific associate covers plastic waste recycling, biodegradable and biobased polymers and marine plastic pollution.
He served as coordinator of several international research projects among which also DeFishGear – an IPA Adriatic project that made a lasting impact in the understanding of marine litter and microplastics in the Adriatic.
Prof. Kržan is a lecturer for Waste Management at the University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia.