Nadica Ivošević DeNardis

Nadica Ivošević DeNardis


Senior Research Associate
+385 1 456 1128


+385 1 4680 242

Krilo 3/207

Ruđer Bošković Institute
POB 180, 10 000 Zagreb, Croatia


  • 1997, Ph. D. in chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. Thesis: "Wetting and spreading of organic droplets at a charged, conductive interface"
  • 1995, M. Sc. in oceanograpy, Graduate Study in Oceanography, University of Zagreb. Thesis: "Organic particles in seawater: Interaction with the mercury electrode"
  • 1993, B. Sc. in chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb. Thesis: "Interaction of droplets of organic liquids at a charged, conductive interface"

Specific research interests

application of complementary surface methods (electrochemical and atomic force microscopy) and mathematical modeling for better understanding of adhesion and spreading of soft particles at the interface, • surface and structural properties of organic microparticles and cells in seawater


International Visegrad Fund, 2017-2018., Algal cell biophysical properties as markers for environmental stress in aquatic systems (koordinator projekta: N. Ivošević DeNardis, partneri: Czech Technical University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Prague, Czech Republic; Faculty of Science and Informatics, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary;  Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Trnava, Slovakia)

Croatia-France Program Cogito Partners Hubert Curien, 2013/2014: Electrotransfer of plasmid DNA in vesicles and cells by application of atomic force microscopy, electrochemical methods and mathematical modeling (project leaders N. Ivošević DeNardis, Marie-Pierre Rols,Institut de Pharmacologie et de Biologie Structurale, Toulouse, France)

Croatia-Montenegro bilateral cooperation in science, technology, 2013/2014: Impact assesment and determination of organic pollutants in the waters of the Boka Kotorska (project leaders: N. Ivošević DeNardis, Zoran Kljaić, Institute of Marine Biology, Kotor, Montenegro)

Croatia-Slovenia Cooperation in Science and Technology, 2010/2011: Adhesion of liposomes at electrode (project leaders: N. Ivošević DeNardis, P. Ziherl, Institute of Jožef Stefan, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Featured Publications

G. Pletikapić, N. Ivošević DeNardis, Application of surface analytical methods for hazardous situation in the Adriatic Sea: monitoring of organic dynamics and oil polution. Natural hazards and earth system sciences. 17 (2017) 31-44.

Z. A. Levine, N. Ivošević DeNardis, P. Thomas Vernier, Phospholipid and Hydrocarbon Interactions with a Charged Electrode Interface. Langmuir 32 (2016) 2808–281.

N. Ivošević DeNardis, J.Pečar Ilić, I.Ružić, G. Pletikapić, Cell Adhesion and Spreading at a Charged Interface: Insight into the Mechanism using Surface Techniques and Mathematical Modelling. Electrochim. Acta176, (2015) 743-754.

N. Ivošević DeNardis, S. Šegota, V. Svetličić, G. Pletikapić, Z. Kljajić, Persistence of dispersed diesel fuel in water column in the Boka Kotorska bay: Case study. Studia Marina 27 (2014).43-64.

N. Ivošević DeNardis,S. Šegota, V. Svetličić, A. Castelli, Z. K ljajić, Characterization of marine organic matter in the bay of the Boka Kotorska by electrochemical and atomic force microscopy imaging. Studia Marina 26 (2013) 5-22.

N. Ivošević DeNardis, I. Ružić, J. Pečar-Ilić, S. El Shawish, P. Ziherl, Reaction kinetics and mechanical models of liposome adhesion at charged interface. Bioelectrochemistry 88 (2012) 48–56. 

N.IvoševićDeNardis, V. Žutić, V. Svetličić, R. Frkanec, Adhesion signals of phospholipid vesicles at an electrified interface. J. Membrane Biol. 245 (2012) 573-582.

V.Svetličić, N. Ivošević, S. Kovač, V. Žutić, Charge displacement by adhesion and spreading of a cell: Amperometric signals of living cells. Langmuir, 16 (2000) 8217-8220. 

F. Baldi, N. Ivošević, A. Minacci, M. Pepi, R. Fani, V. Svetličić, V. Žutić, Adhesion of Acinetobacter venetianus to diesel fuel droplets studied by in situ electrochemical and molecular probes. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 65 (1999) 2041-2048.

N. Ivošević, V. Žutić, Spreading and detachment of organic droplets at an electrified interface. Langmuir 14 (1998) 231-234.

Membership in professional associations / societies

COST Action CA15126, 2015/2019, Between Atom and Cell: Integrating Molecular Biophysics Approaches for Biology and Healthcare (MOBIEU), MC member

COST Action TD1104, 2011/2016, European network for development of electroporation-based technologies and treatments (EP4Bio2Med), substitute MC member

International Society for Electroporation-Based Technologies and Treatments

International Society of Electrochemistry

Croatian biophysical society

Croatian chemical society

Croatian society of chemical ingeeners and technologist


Research abroad

2002, Fellowship, Department of Biochemistry,  Biophysics and Chemistry of Macromolecules, University of Trieste, Italy

1999-2000,  Fulbright postdoctoral fellowship, Department of Marine Science, University of Connecticut, CT, USA

1996, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA