Dr Kaja Antlej



Lecturer In Industrial Design


Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env


School of Engineering


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


- 2009 – 2013 Doctor of Science in Humanities and Social Sciences – Heritology (Heritage Studies), Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Thesis Title: 3D Technologies as a Support for Industrial Design Museum Exhibition

- 2002 – 2008 Master of Design in Industrial Design, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Thesis Title: The Development of an Industrially Designed Product through the Use of 3D Technologies

- 1998 – 2002 Technical Secondary School Degree of an Industrial Designer, Ljubljana Secondary School of Design and Photography, Slovenia

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Career highlights

- Expert Panel member at the 2015 and 2016 NMC Horizon Report: Museum Edition (2014 – 2016), http://www.nmc.org/nmc-horizon/

- eCult Ambassador, eCult Value (EC FP7) (2014 – ), http://www.ecultobservatory.eu/

- Member of the Enterprisingly into the business world project (EU ESF) (2014), Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region

- European Voluntary Service (2013 – 2014) at Jossour, Forum of Moroccan Women, Rabat, and Zavod Voluntariat, Ljubljana (EC YiA)

- Engineer for 3D Technologies (2006 – 2009; 2013), IB-PROCADD, engineering, consulting, CAD/CAM, d.o.o., Ljubljana

- Freelance Journalist for the KLIK Magazine, Quality and Sustainability in Architecture and Design (2006 – 2011)


- March 2015 – September 2015: 2015 Endeavour Research Fellowship (Postdoctoral Research), Centre for Creative and Cultural Research (CCCR), Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra, Australia

Project title: Digital communication of Slovenian food heritage in Australia: enhancing the active participation and creativity of younger generations of Slovenians in Australia

Funding: Australian Government Department of Education.

- December 2009 – May 2013: Young Researcher from Business – Generation 2009,  IB-PROCADD, engineering, consulting, CAD/CAM, d.o.o., in collaboration with: IRI UL – Institute for Innovation and Development of University of Ljubljana, National Museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Project title: Use of 3D Technologies and Other Digital Technologies in the Field of Cultural Heritage

Funding: Operation part financed by the European Union, European Social Fund.


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Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Gale Pacific Design Investigation

Dr Paul Collins, Dr Kaja Antlej, Dr Clara Usma-Mansfield

  • 2017: $10,000

Geelong Orthotics Design Investigation

Dr Paul Collins, Dr Kaja Antlej, Dr Clara Usma-Mansfield, Dr Mazher Mohammed

  • 2017: $10,000


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