Title: Full Professor
university integrated undergraduate and graduate
Education at Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb: Diploma thesis (Chemistry, 1997); Master degree thesis (Chemistry, Inorganic and Structural Chemistry, 2000); Doctoral thesis (Chemistry, 2006).
Affiliation and current position: Division of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb: Professor (2019–).
Previous positions: Associate professor (2013–2019); Assistant Professor (2008 – 2013); Senior Assistant (2006 –2013); Assistant (1997 – 2006), Division of General and Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb.
Teaching: Course Instrumental methods for the characterization of solids, graduate study programme Chemistry; Courses Inorganic chemistry and Inorganic chemistry laboratory, intergrated education studies. General and inorganic chemistry courses for undergraduate and graduate study programmes at Faculty of Science. Supervision of 13 diploma thesis and 11 final exam thesis.
Research interest: Transition metal complexes and organometallic compounds. Solution, mechanochemical and solvothermal synthesis. Intermolecular interactions. IR spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, thermal analysis (TGA/DTA, DSC), X-ray powder diffraction.
Scientific papers: co-author of 31 scientific papers in journals indexed in Current Contents database and 51 conference contributions.
Awards and recognitions and memberships: 2010/2011 Admission and Enrolment Committee, Chair; 2011/2012 Admission and Enrolment Committee, Chair; Organizing and program committee member of XXIII. Croatian meeting of Chemists and Chemical engineers, Osijek, 2013; Secretary of Croatian Chemical Society (2013-2017); ISVU coordinator of Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb (2013-); Member of the University Committee for student scholarships, University of Zagreb (2015-); Deputy Head of the Department Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb (2018-); Member of the Croatian Chemical Society.
Participation in research projects: Croatian science foundation KELANA - Croatian Chemical and Laboratory Terminology (2016-2017); Croatian science foundation, Republic of Croatia "Engineering crystalline materials using metal complexes and non-covalent interactions" (2014-2017); Ministry of Science, Republic of Croatia "Chemistry of metal complexes in reactions of biological importance and new materials” (2007-2013); Bilateral Chinese-Croatian project entitled "Preparation of chiral ionic liquids and their applications to assymetric arylation of aldehydes with arylboronic acid” (2011-2013); Bilateral Chinese-Croatian project entitled "Synthesis of transition-metal-complexfunctionalized ionic liquids and their application in homogenous catalysis” (2009-2011); Bilateral Portuguese-Croatian project entitled "Transitional metal complexes in molecular systems of biological importance’’ (2007-2009); Ministry of Science, Republic of Croatia "Chemistry of the group 12 metals in molecular systems of biological importance” (2002-2007); Ministry of Science, Republic of Croatia "Mercury in the molecular systems of biological interest” (1997-2002).