People Behind the Project – 12/16: Barbara Šubic

Barbara Šubic, phd student and head of research and development at M Sora company in Slovenia, represents the industry within the consortium. It appears that selling recycled timber to customers becomes more challenging than expected. Continue reading to know why – in our monthly series “people behind the project”.

What is your task in the project?

I work in M SORA company as a head of research and development. Our responsibility in the project is to try in practice how wood can be collected, dissasambled, surface treatment removed and than how to reuse the wood in most efficient way.

What motivates you to work on the project?

We are aware that our company strategy should not be only about producing new from new, but also about producing new from old. We should also have a plan how our new windows should be recycled after their life-expectancy.

If a fairy granted you a wish related to CaReWood, what would it be?

I wish the project would show that it is very cost efficient to produce new windows from old ones :-).

Wood is a material with several advantages. What would make it better?

I wish the surface of our end products would be resistant to all damages. Nowdays, no mistakes are tolerated by the customers.

Tell us about your education.

I am a PhD student at the Faculty of Civil Engineering.

Which person do you most admire?

It is funny how this changes with years. In teenage years we’ve all had pop stars and sports idols, but now I see that real idols have been very close to me all the time. I admire my mom for her determination in life, my brother for his excellency in everything he does and my husband for being master of disconnecting work from his head when he comes home and be able to play with children as without worry in his mind.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Enjoying and exploring nature alone, with kids or friends in any way possible (running, trekking, hiking, cycling, …).