In 2015, an honorary title of RTU Young Female Scientist of the Year was awarded to the Director of RTU Rudolfs Cimdins Riga Biomaterials Innovations and Development Centre, leading researcher of the Institute of General Chemical Technology of RTU Faculty of Materials Science and Applied Chemistry, assistant professor Dagnija Loča.
In 2014-2015, Dagnija Loča published eight research papers indexed in SCOPUS and Web of Science databases and one monograph. She took part in six scientific conferences in Poland, Latvia, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.
In 2014-2015, she led six research projects and was the leading performer within five research projects. She supervised two Bachelor and one Doctoral Thesis. In this period of time RTU attracted 361,750 EUR under the lead of Dagnija Loča.
Dagnija Loča is an expert of the Latvian Scientific Council in Pharmacology, General Chemical Technology, Materials Science, expert of RTU Promotional Council P-18, member of the Scientific Council of SJSC Latvijas Jūras administrācija, Chair of the Board of the Latvian Materials Research Society, as well as a member of the Association of Latvian Young Scientists.
RTU Young Female Scientist of the Year 2015 Dagnija Loča was honored at the Plenary Session of the 56th RTU International Scientific Conference on 14 October 2015.