Dario Omanović


Senior researcher
+385 1 468 0231


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Laboratory for Physical Chemistry of Traces.
Center for Marine and Environmental Research,
Ruđer Bošković Institute, POB 180, 10002 Zagreb, Croatia.
Tel: +385 1 4680-231
Fax: +385 1 4680-231

My publications

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  • 2001.   PhD in Chemistry, University of Zagreb, Zagreb
  • 1996.   MSc in Oceanography, University of Zagreb, Zagreb
  • 1993.   BSc in Chemical Engineering, University of Zagreb, Zagreb


  • 2015-2019: HRZZ project: “New methodological approach to biogeochemical studies of trace metal speciation in coastal aquatic ecosystems” (PI)
  • 2016-2017: Chinese/Croatian bilateral project: Comparison study on submarine groundwater discharge and its impacts on the eco-environments between Changjiang and Krka River estuaries-High human activity vs. low human activity (Collaborator)
  • 2014-2015: Chinese/Croatian bilateral project: Determination of trace metal speciation in coastal waters: towards developing new criteria for water quality control and risk assessment (Collaborator)
  • 2014-2015: Croatian Water Agency/IZOR-Split: Monitoring of transitional and coastal awters of the Adriatic Sea (Collaborator)
  • 2014-2015: COMECOM/MERMEX - Metal contaminants in Mediterranean Coastal Environment (Partner)
  • 2012-2013: French DGA agency: Study of electrochemical methods for the detection of trace metals in seawater (Partner)
  • 2011-2012: COGITO (FRA-CRO) project: An impact of antifouling paints as a source of contamination by ecotoxic metals in the coastal marine environment (CRO PI)
  • 2010-2012: Gold microwire: a new tool for trace metal speciation in natural waters (Royal Society of Chemistry) (CRO PI)
  • 2007-2011: “Interactions of trace metal species in an aquatic environment”, Croatian governmental project (Collaborator)
  • 2008-2009: PHC ECONET (France, Croatia, B&H): Direct determination of arsenic species in natural ecosystems by electrochemistry and modelling of it speciation (CRO PI)
  • 2006-2009: „Marine Science and Coastal Management in the Adriatic, Western Balkan, An Educational and Reserch Network“, Norwegian science foundation, (Collaborator)
  • 2005-2007: „Ekotoxic trace metals in aquatic organisms of Plitvice Lakes National Park” – NP PL (PI)
  • 2005-2008: „MONALISA-Matiere Organique Naturelle en Milieu Sale“. Groupement de Recherche. Multipartitna suradnja s Universite de Toulon et du Var, Universite Aix-Marseille III, Universite de Bordeaux I, i IFREMER-a., Universite de Toulon et du Var, Universite Aix-Marseille III, Universite de Bordeaux I, and IFREMER-a, (Collaborator)
  • 2003-2005: "Environmental sono-electroanalysis: Manganese speciation and determination". Institute "Ruđer Bošković" and Oxford University, Physical and theoretical chemistry laboratory. (Collaborator)
  • 1993-1996: "Electroanalytical instrumentation development for physico-chemical characterisations of trace metals in the marine environment." EUREKA project EU-493 EUROMAR – ELANI. (Collaborator)
  • 1998-2000: „Development and application of methods for trace metals speciation“ , Croatian governmental project (PI)

Awards and Achievements

University award for the best student research work, University of Zagreb, 1993.


  • Doctoral study of Engineer Chemistry at Faculty of Chemical Engineering end Technology: “Electrochemical determination and speciation of trace elements in aquatic systems: from modelling to in-situ measurements”
  • Graduate study at Faculty of Chemical Engineering end Technology: „The basics of electroanalytical chemistry“
  • Doctoral study of Chemistry - Analytical chemistry at Faculty of Science: „Environmental electrochemistry“
  • Interdisciplinary doctoral study in Oceanology, at Faculty of Science: „Analysis of trace elements in marine environment

Membership in professional associations / societies

  • Croatian Society of Chemical Engineers (CSCE)
  • International Commission for the Scientific Exploration of the Mediterranean Sea (CIESM)
  • 2015-2019:    COST Action TD1407: Network on technology-critical elements - from environmental processes to human health threats, member
  • 2013-2015:   COST Action ES1201, Networking Lake Observatories in Europe (NETLAKE), member
  • 2014-2016:      COST Action ES1302, European Network on Ecological Functions of Trace Metals in Anaerobic Biotechnologies, member


computer programming – development of software and algorithms for treatment of electrochemical signals; automation of electroanalytical measurements, development of equipment for measurement automation

Author of several programs for data treatment and processing: