Title: Full Professor
university integrated undergraduate and graduate
Education at Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb: Diploma thesis (Chemistry, 1995); Master degree thesis (Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, 1999); Doctoral thesis (Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, 2001).
Affiliation and current position: Full professor, Division of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb (2016 -)
Previous positions: Associate Professor (2011-2016), Assistant Professor (2006-2011); Senior Assistant (2003-2006); Assistant (1999-2003), Division of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb.
Visits to foreign research and education institutions: 2009- Alternate Sponsored Fellowship (ASF), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) "Pathways for Redox Transformation of Semiconducting Minerals", Richland, USA 2007- PostDoc Fellowship Croatian Science Foundation "Influence of phase transformation of aluminum (hydr)oxide minerals on adsorption properties: experiment and modelling". Karlsuhe Institute of Tehnology, Karlsuhe, Germany
Research interest: physical chemistry of interfaces, colloid and nano particles, electrical interfacial layer, surface complexation, adsorption equilibrium, thermochemistry. Experimental methods: potentiometry, conductometry, calorimetry, electrophoresis, dynamic light scattering, UV-Vis-NIR spectrometry.
Scientific papers: co-author of 68 scientific papers in journals indexed in Current Contents database, 5 scientific paper in journals indexed in WoS
Awards and recognitions and memberships: 2001- Annual award for young scientists of the Society of University Teachers, Scholars and Other Scientists – Zagreb. From 2013: Member of the Council for Natural Sciences, University of Zagreb From 2014: Deputy of the Head of the Department 2007-2009: Member and chair of the committee for conducting quality assurance survey. Member of the Croatian Chemical Society, Royal Chemical Society, American Chemical Society
Participation in research projects:
Principal investigator: Project sponsored by Croatian Science Foundation: Electrical charging of solid/aqueous electrolyte interfaces
Principal investigator: Project sponsored by the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts" Surface properties of cerium oxide nanoparticles in aqueous electrolyte solutions" (2014-)
Project participant: International project of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Art and Hungarian Academy of Sciences "Surface properties of nanostructured gold and their biofunctionalised derivatives". (2010-); U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) project: "Pathways for Redox Transformation of Semiconducting Minerals" (2009-2010); Ministry of Science, Republic of Croatia: "Physical Chemistry of Colloids and Interfaces" (2007-2013); Ministry of Science, Republic of Croatia: "Colloids, interfaces and electrolytes" (2002-2007). Institut für Angewandte Physikalische Chemie, Forschungszentrum Jülich "Interactions of the toxic metals and organic compounds in the soil" (1997-2000); Ministry of Science, Republic of Croatia project "Equilibria and Kinetics in Colloid and Electrolyte Systems" (1996-2002); Institut für Angewandte Physikalische Chemie, Forschungszentrum Jülich "Interaction of Pesticides and Other Organic Substances with Soil Colloids" (1995-1997); Ministry of Science, Republic of Croatia project "Physical chemistry of colloids, interfaces and electrolytes" (1995-1996).