About employee

dr. sc. Darko Vušak

Title: Postdoctoral student
Location: -029
Public phone number:+385 1 4606 377
Internal phone number:6377
E-mail: E-mail
Department: Division of General and Inorganic Chemistry
Graduation year:2014
PhD graduation year:2020
Employed in this institution since:2015




integrated undergraduate and graduate



2020. Ph.D. in Chemistry, Inorganic and Structural Chemistry; Title: "Structural Transformations in Complexes of Cobalt, Nickel and Copper with Selected α-Amino Acids and Their Derivatives" (supervisor: Dr. Biserka Prugovečki, Prof.); Institution: Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

2014. Diploma Thesis in Chemistry (supervisors: Dr. Branimir Bertoša, Assoc. Prof., Faculty of Science; Dr. Marijana Hranjec, Prof., Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology); Institution: Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb.

Affiliation and current position

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb: Assistant (2015–today).

Research interest

crystallography, inorganic synthesis, crystallization, porous materials, solid-state chemistry

Awards and recognitions and memberships

2014. - Medal for academic excellence, administered by the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

2020. - Annual Young Scientist's Award, administered by the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)

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List of select publications

  1. D. Vušak, J. Pejić, M. jurković, G. Szalontai, J. Sabolović, CrystEngComm 2020, 22, 5587–5600. 
  1. D. Vušak, N. Smrečki, B. Prugovečki, I. Đilović, I. Kirasić, D. Žilić, S. Muratović, D. Matković-Čalogović, RSC Adv. 2019, 38, 21637–21645. 
  1. J. Pejić, D. Vušak, G. Szalontai, B. Prugovečki, D. Mrvoš-Sermek, D. Matković-Čalogović, J. Sabolović, Cryst. Growth Des. 2018, 18, 5138–5154.
  1. D. Vušak, B. Prugovečki, D. Milić, M. Marković, I. Petković, M. Kralj, D. Matković-Čalogović, Cryst. Growth Des. 2017, 17, 6049–6061.
  1. N. Perin, R. Nhili, M. Cindrić, B. Bertoša, D. Vušak, I. Martin-Kleiner, W. Laine, G. Karminski-Zamola, M. Kralj, M. H. David-Cordonnier, M. Hranjec, Eur. J. Med. Chem. 2016, 122, 530–545.

List of select projects

2015. – 2019, Researcher on the project: "Essential metal ions in Helicobacter pylori proteins and model complexes- structure and function/property" (Croatian Science Foundation HRZZ-IP-2014-09-4274)

2018. - today, Researcher on the project: "Combined molecular modelling and experimental studies of physiologically and stereochemically important copper(II) amino acid complexes" (Croatian Science Foundation HRZZ-IP-2014-09-3500)