Title: Associate Professor
university integrated undergraduate and graduate
Education at Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb: Diploma thesis (Chemistry); Doctoral thesis (Chemistry, Inorganic and Structural Chemistry).
Affiliation and current position: Division of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb: Assistant (1997– 2013), Assistant Professor (2013-…).
Teaching: lectures in crystal chemistry, solid state chemistry, fundamentals of crystal and solid state chemistry (graduate programs).
Visits to foreign research and education institutions: Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany, Institut für Mineralogie und Kristallographie, Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria.
Research interest: supramolecular chemistry, crystal engineering, crystallography, crystallization, coordination chemistry.
Scientific achievemnets: co-author of 52 scientific papers with more than 650 citations; 2 plenary talks (3rd International Symposium on Halogen Bond, 2018, Greenville, SC, USA, and Twenty-third Slovenian-Croatian Crystallographic Meeting, 2014, Logarska Valley, SI); 4 invited talks (XII International conference on coordination and bioinorganic chemistry, 2009, Smolenice, SK; University of Warsaw, 2009, Warsaw, PL; 4th European Crystallography School, 2017, Warsaw, PL); University of Vienna (2017); 20 section talks.
Awards, recognitions and memberships: Member of the University Committee for Doctoral Theses, University of Zagreb (2014- ). Coordinator for the international relations at the Department of Chemistry (2014- ). Chair of the Admission and Enrolment Committee at the Department of Chemistry (2012/2013, 2013/2014), Co-Chair of the Admission and Enrolment Committee at the Department of Chemistry (2010/2011, 2011/2012), Member of the Admission and Enrolment Committee at the Department of Chemistry (2009/2010). Member of the Organizing committee and Programme coordinator of the Workshop “Hot topics in Contemporary Crystallography” (Šibenik, HR, 2014). Co-chair of the Organizing Committee and member of the Programme Committee of the 29thEuropean crystallographic Meeting (Rovinj, HR, 2015). Co-chair of the 3rd European Crystallography School (Bol, HR, 2016). Programme Committee Member of the 28thEuropean crystallographic Meeting (Warwick, UK, 2013) and the 30th European crystallographic Meeting (Basel, CH, 2016). Organizing Committee Member - Croatian-Slovenian Meeting (Biograd, HR, 2013). Secretary of the Special Interest Group 13: Molecular Structure and Chemical Property (ECA, 2012-2015) and Secretary of General Interest Group 3: Education in Crystallography of the European Crystallographic Association (ECA, 2016- ). Vice President of the European Crystallographic Asociation (2018- ) and Member of the Executive Committee (SIG Officer, 2015-2018). Member of the Executive Committee of the Croatian Crystallographic Association (CCA, 2012- ) and Secretary of the Croatian Crystallographic Association (CCA, 2016- ). Secretary of the Croatian Association of Crystallographers (CAC, 2012- ). Member of the Croatian Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, American Chemical Society. Rector's awards of the University of Zagreb for the years 1995 and 1996.
Participation in research projects: Principal Investigator: “Engineering crystalline materials using metal complexes and non-covalent interactions”, Croatian Science Foundation (2014-2017) “From molecular structure to crystalline Cd(II)-containing materials: Synthetic strategies based on halogen bonding interactions”, supported by Croatian Academy of Science and Arts (2014-2015) “Supramolecular role of the amide moiety in coordination chemistry”, supported by Croatian Academy of Science and Arts (2013-2014) “Role of the amide functionality in supramolecular associations of complex compounds by hydrogen bonds“, supported by Croatian Academy of Science and Arts (2012-2013)
Project participant: “Fungicidal activity of new transitional metal complexes with dithiocarbamate ligands”, bilateral Montenegrin-Croatian project (2013-2014) “Preparation of chiral ionic liquids and their applications to asymmetric arylation of aldehydes with arylboronic acid”, bilateral Chinese-Croatian project (2011-2012) “Synthesis of transition-metal-complex-functionalized ionic liquids and their application in homogenous catalysis”, bilateral Chinese-Croatian project (2009-2010) “Transitional metal complexes in molecular systems of biological importance’’ bilateral Portuguese-Croatian project (2007–2009) “Chemistry of metal complexes in reactions of biological importance and mew materials”, Ministry of Science, Republic of Croatia (2007-2012) “Chemistry of the group 12 metals in molecular systems of biological importance” supported by Ministry of Science, Republic of Croatia (2005-2006) “Synthesis and characterization of new inorganic compounds and minerals and study of their structure-property relationships”, bilateral Austrian-Croatian project (2004–2006) “Weak interactions and molecular recognition in synthesis of materials”, Ministry of Science, Republic of Croatia (2002–2005) “Coordination compounds and coordination polymers”, Ministry of Science, Republic of Croatia (1996–2002)
Croatian Chemical Society (CCS), member
Croatian Crystallographic Association (CCA), Secretary
Croatian Association of Crystallographers (CAC), Secretary
American Chemical Society (ACS), member
American Crystallographic Association (ACA), member
Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), member
European Crystallographic Association (ECA), Vice President
Organisation of meetings and workshops:
Hot Topics in Contemporary Crystallography (HTCC), Šibenik, May 10-15, 2014
29th European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM29), Rovinj, August 23-28, 2015
3rd European Crystallography School (ECS3), Bol, September 25 - October 2, 2016
25th Croatian Meeting of Chemists and Chemical Engineers (25HSKIKI), Poreč, April 19-22, 2017
Hot Topics in Contemporary Crystallography 2 (HTCC2), Poreč, April 22-26, 2017
'Engineering Crystalline materials using metal complexes and non-covalent interactions', Croatian Science Foundation, 2014. - 2017.
'Supramolecular synthesis of metal-organic solids', Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2016. - 2017.
'From molecular structure to crystalline materials of Cd(II): Synthetic strategies based on halogen interactions', Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2014. - 2015.
'Supramolecular role of the amide functionality in coordination chemistry' Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2013. - 2014.
'The role of the amide group in the supramolecular aggregation of coordination compounds' Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2012. - 2013.