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dr. sc. Mateja Pisačić

Title: Senior research assistant
Location: 117
Public phone number:+385 1 4606 305
Internal phone number:6305
E-mail: E-mail
Department: Division of General and Inorganic Chemistry
Graduation year:2017
PhD graduation year:2022
Employed in this institution since:2017




Education: Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb: Bachelor thesis (Chemistry, 2015); Diploma thesis (Chemistry, 2017).

Affiliation and current position: Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb: Assistant (2017–). 

Research interest: solution and mechanochemical synthesis of organic compounds and transition metal complexes, crystal engineering, supramolecular chemistry, molecular modeling of organic and anorganic compounds.

Awards and recognitions: The University of Zagreb Rector’s award for best students’ research work (2016/2017), Award of Department of Chemistry for students’ scientific research (2017); Annual Science Award of the Faculty of Science fo PhD students, UniZg (2022).

Menthoring: Assistant menthor of 7 graduate diploma thesis, 4 undergraduate diploma thesis and 2 students awarded with the University of Zagreb Rector’s award for best students’ research work (2019/2020 and 2020/2021).

Institutional responsibilities: Participation in the presentation of the Department of Chemistry at University Fair, University of Zagreb (2017), participation in the Department of Chemistry Open Day (2015 – 2019), participation in the event Witchcraft in Chemistry (since 2018) and the European Researchers Night (2019).


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

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List of select publications

1. M. Pisačić, I. Kodrin, A. Trninić, M. Đaković, Two-Dimensional Anisotropic Flexibility of Mechanically Responsive Crystalline Cadmium(II) Coordination Polymers, Chem.Mater. 34 (2022) 2439-2448.

2. M. Pisačić, I. Kodrin, I. Biljan, M. Đaković, Exploring the diversity of elastic responses of crystalline cadmium(II) coordination polymers: From elastic towards plastic and brittle responses, CrystEngComm, 23 (2021) 7072-7080.

3. M. Pisačić, I. Biljan, I. Kodrin, N. Popov, Ž. Soldin, M. Đaković, Elucidating the Origins of a Range of Diverse Flexible Responses in Crystalline Coordination Polymers, Chem.Mater., 33 (2021) 3660-3668.

4. M. Pisačić, I. Kodrin, N. Matijaković, N. Chatterjee, C. L. Oliver, B.-M. Kukovec, M. Đaković, Reversible Temperature-Stimulated Single- Crystal-to-Single-Crystal Conformational Polymorph Transformation in Cadmium(II) Coordination Trimer with a Water Vapor Sorption/Desorption Potential, Cryst.Growth & Des., 20 (2020) 401-413.

5. M. Đaković, M. Borovina, M. Pisačić, C.B. Aakeröy, Ž. Soldin, B.-M. Kukovec, I. Kodrin, Mechanically responsive crystalline coordination polymers with controllable elasticity, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57 (2018) 14801-14805.

Professional memberships

Member of:

  • Croatian Chemical Society (HKD)
  • Croatian Crystallographic Association (HKZ)
  • European Crystallographic Association (ECA)
  • Società Italiana Luce di Sincrotrone (SILS)

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