|Function:||Vice Dean for Science|
|Public phone number:||+385 1 4606 356|
|Internal phone number:||6356|
|Department:||Division of General and Inorganic Chemistry|
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 (2013-2018), Associate Professor (2018- ).
Teaching: Crystal chemistry, Solid-state chemistry, Fundamentals of crystal and solid-state chemistry (graduate programs); Chemistry 1 and 2, General chemistry laboratory 1 and 2 (undergraduate programs); Advanced chemistry laboratory, Crystallochemistry, Fundamentals of crystal chemistry and solid-state chemistry (integrated undergraduate and 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: mechanically induced flexibility of crystals, supramolecular chemistry, crystal engineering, crystallography, crystallization, coordination chemistry.
scientific papers: 65 (WoS/Scopus) with more than 1200 citations;
3 plenary talks:
▪ XLIX Meeting of the Italian Crystallographic Association, 2021, Parma. IT
▪ 3rd International Symposium on Halogen Bond, 2018, Greenville, SC, USA,
▪ Twenty-third Slovenian-Croatian Crystallographic Meeting, 2014, Logarska Valley, SI
7 invited talks:
▪ IUCr25 Congress and General Assembly, 2021, Prague, CZ
▪ 32nd European Crystallographic Meeting, 2019, Vienna, AT
▪ 1st International Conference on Non-covalent Interactions, 2019, Lisbon, PT
▪ 4th European Crystallography School, 2017, Warsaw, PL
▪ University of Vienna, 2017, AT
▪ XII International conference on coordination and bioinorganic chemistry, 2009, Smolenice, SK
▪ University of Warsaw, 2009, AT
more than 25 section talks.
Awards, recognitions and memberships: Associate Member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU, 2020-), Member of the University Committee for Doctoral Theses, University of Zagreb (2014-2018; 2018-2020). Coordinator for science (2019-2020) and international relations (2014- 2019) at the Department of Chemistry. 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- 2020). 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
"From form to function: Mechanically flexible crystalline materials with controllable responses", Croatian Science Foundation (2020-2024); "Flexible crystalline materials and their properties", supported by Croatian Academy of Science and Arts (2020-2021); "Design of functional metal-organic crystalline solids", supported by Croatian Academy of Science and Arts (2018-2019); “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).
Note: this list of papers is located in an maintained by the Ruđer Bošković Institute which is in charge of the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI). This link will take you to the appropriate CROSBI page of this person, containing a list of papers they have themselves entered in the database.
Croatian Chemical Society (CCS), member
Croatian Crystallographic Association (CCA), Secretary
Croatian Association of Crystallographers (CAC), member
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:
International Symposium on Halogen Bond, ISXB-4, Stellenbosch, South Africa, November 2-5, 2020
Solid-state Science and Research (SCIRES 2019), Zagreb, June 27-29, 2019
32nd European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM32), Vienna, August 18-23, 2019
26th Croatian Meeting of Chemists and Chemical Engineers (26HSKIKI), Šibenik, April 19-22, 2017
31st European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM31), Oviedo, August 22-27, 2018
4th European Crystallography School (ESC4), Warsaw, July 2-7, 2017
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
30th European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM30), Basel, August 28 - September 1, 2016
3rd European Crystallography School (ECS3), Bol, September 25 - October 2, 2016
24th Croatian-Slovenian Crystallographic Meeting, Bol, Croatia, September 21-26, 2016.
29th European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM29), Rovinj, August 23-28, 2015
Hot Topics in Contemporary Crystallography (HTCC), Šibenik, May 10-15, 2014
Contemporary Crystallography in Croatia, Zagreb, September 30, 2014
28th European Crystallographic Meeting (ECM28), Warwick, August 25-29, 2013
22nd Croatian-Slovenian Crystallographic Meeting, Šibenik, June 15-19, 2013.
'From form to function: Mechanically flexible crystalline materials with controllable responses', Croatian Science Foundation, 2020-2024
'Engineering Crystalline materials using metal complexes and non-covalent interactions', Croatian Science Foundation, 2014-2017
'Flexible crystalline materials and their properties', Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2020-2021
'Design of functional metal-organic crystalline solids', Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2018-2019
'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