Jasminka Kontrec

dr. sc.

+385 1 456 1004

research associate

Krilo 6/104 i 106

Ruđer Bošković Institute
Division of material chemistry
Laboratory for precipitation processes
Bijenička c. 54
10 000 Zagreb



1991. Faculty of  Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, B. Sc.degree In Chemistry

1994. Faculty of  Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Mr. Sc.degree In Chemistry

2001. Faculty of  Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Dr. Sc.degree In Chemistry


1998. Principal investigator of stimulative project for young scientists financed from The Ministry of Science and Technology, Republic of Croatia: Applicability of liquid membrane extraction on the removal of heavy metal ions from calcium sulphate (098442)

Awards and Achievements

ZLATNA ARCA 2005 and GENIUS CUP 2005 for VIKER-Multifunctional Chemical Reactor which is made as a part of technological project Development of an Adaptable Procedure for the Preparation of Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (TP-01/0098-30) with coworkers: Damira Kralj, Marko Ukrainczyk, Vesna Babić-Ivančić, Ljerka Brečević (principal investigator Damir Kralj)


1992. Assistant in the Physical chemistry course, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia

2004.- 2008. Assistant in the Analytical chemistry course, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Featured Publications

Kralj D., Kontrec J., Brečević Lj., Falini G., Nöthig-Laslo V.: Effect of inorganic anions on the morphology and structure of magnesium calcite, Chem. Eur. J., 10 (2004) 1647-1656.

Kontrec J., Kralj D., Brečević Lj., Falini G., Fermani S., Nöthig-Laslo V., Mirosavljević K.: Incorporation of inorganic anions in calcite, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 23 (2004), 4597-4585.

V. Babić-Ivančić, J. Kontrec, Lj. Brečević, D. Kralj: Kinetics of struvite to newberyite transformation in the precipitation system MgCl2–NH4H2PO4–NaOH–H2O, Water Res., 40 (2006) 3447-3455.

J. Kontrec, D. Kralj, Lj. Brečević, G. Falini, Influence of some polysaccharides on the production of calcium carbonate filler particles, J. Cryst. Growth, 310 (2008) 4554-4560.

J. Kontrec, M. Ukrainczyk, V. Babić-Ivančić, D. Kralj, Synthesis of Calcium Carbonate by Semicontinuous Carbonation Method in the Presence of Dextrans, Croat. Chem. Acta, 84 (2011) 25-32.

Membership in professional associations / societies

1995.- Member of the Croatian Chemical Society

2009.- Member of the Croation Zeolite Association