Title: Full Professor
university integrated undergraduate and graduate
Affiliation: Vice-dean for International Relations (Faculty of Science University of Zagreb).
Full Professor (from 2016 in Division of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science University of Zagreb).
Primary research interest: theoretical investigation of molecular electronic-structures, conformational analysis, reaction mechanisms, vibrational and NMR spectra by quantum chemical calculations and ab initio molecular dynamics simulations.
Author of program qcc (Quantum Chemistry Code) written in latest Fortran (fully parallelized with OMP where feasible).
Secundary research interest: Chemometrical investigation of vibrational spectra for complex mixtures and identification of variations.
Author of program moonee (Code for Manipulation and Analysis of Multi- and Univariate Big Data) written in latest Fortran (fully parallelized with OMP where feasible).
Program capabilities: numerical and statistical methods, regression, optimization, probability distributions and tensor decomposition methods.
Scientific papers: Coauthor in more than 50 scientific papers (cited in Current Contents database).
Teaching: Undergraduate studies (Physical Chemistry 1), graduate studies (Molecular Spectroscopy, Theoretical Chemistry, Chemometrics), doctoral study (Molecular Spectroscopy, Theoretical Chemistry and Reaction Dynamics).
Education: PhD at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb (Theoretical Chemistry, Molecular Spectroscopy, 2003). Diploma thesis at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb (Chemistry, Molecular Spectroscopy, 1998).
Visits to foreign research and education institutions: Institut für Theoretische Chemie, Universität Stuttgart, Germany (Postdoctoral Study from 2004 to 2005 and several short visits as guest-researcher). Institute of Chemistry, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary (several short visits as guest-researcher).
Awards and recognitions: Annual award for young scientists of the Society of University Teachers, Scholars and Other Scientists – Zagreb (2004). Rector Rector price in 1998 (Thermodynamics). Coauthor of the quantum chemical program MOLPRO (http://www.molpro.net/info/authors). Editor in scientific journal Croatica Chemica Acta (http://hrcak.srce.hr/cca) (2009–). Member of Committee for Teaching on Department of Chemistry (2011–). Head of the Group for Web and E-learning on Department of Chemistry (2008–). Chief Editor and Graphical Editor of Faculty of Science Brochure (2009). Member of Committee for Changing Study Programs on Department of Chemistry (2009–2011). Member of Committee for E-learning on University of Zagreb (2009–2010). Member of Committee for Creating E-learning Strategy on University of Zagreb (2007–2009). Head of the project Education of Young Teachers in Natural Sciences (grant no. 6422021161 / 2002), OSI program 11661300 Faculty Development (2002–2003) by Institute Open Society – Croatia. Head of the Project Students Survey of Department of Chemistry (2000–2003).
Participation in research projects:
Head of the project funded by Croatian Science Fundation: Activity and in silico guided design of bioactive small molecules (ADESIRE).
Ministry of Science, Republic of Croatia: "Spectroscopic Analysis of Unsaturated Systems and Metal Compounds " (2007–2014).
Ministry of Science, Republic of Croatia project " Development of new Analytical methods" (1996-2002).