Prof. LUDVIK ŽAGAR
1910 – 1981
Institut fur Gesteinshuttenkunde der Techhische Hochschule (now Institute for Mineral Engineering (GHI)), Aachen, Germany
Professor Žagar was born in 1910 in Trieste, Italy. He obtained a degree in Engineering at the University of Ljubljana Yugoslavia in 1943, where he was a scientific assistant at the Chemical Department, from 1941 to 1945. He worked as an assistant at the Institutes for Physical and Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering Graz, from 1947 to 1953. He received his doctorate in Colloid Chemistry in 1954 from this University. After that, he was an assistant at the Institut fur Gesteinshuttenkunde der Techhische Hochschule (now Institute for Mineral Engineering (GHI)), Aachen, Germany till 1958. After obtaining the degree of Doctor Habil., he was appointed Priv. Dozent in 1958, Dozent in 1960, and Apl. Professor and Wiss. Rat. in 1962. In 1967 he was appointed Associate Professor. Since 1969 to his retirement, Professor Žagar was a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Physics of Sintering. He was Professor Huttig's pupil. The most important problems he has worked on in the field of sintering are the influence of fine and ultrafine properties properties of metallic and non-metallic powders on sintering and the morphology and behavior of pore volume spacing during sintering. Professor Žagar was a member of Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, Verein Osterr. Chemiker, Deutsch Glastechnik Gesellschaft, Deutsche Keramische Gesellschaft, International Plansee Society for Powder Metallurgy. He has published more than 30 scientific articles, mostly in German, and has lectured as a visiting professor at several European universities. He passed away on 15 August 1981 , Merano , Italy.