Division of Materials Chemistry

The Division of Materials Chemistry is a Center of Excellence in materials science. The scientific team of this Division makes a significant effort to contribute to the overall economic development of Croatia through its knowledge. Its main research activities are funded by the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports. There are also numerous activities in cooperation with various industries, hospitals, state institutions and faculties.

Administration

Vesna Picak

Tel.: +385 145 61 175

Fax: +385 146 80 098

E-mail: vesna@irb.hr

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LIBM is pursuing fundamental and applied research in the fields of ichthyology, namely physiology of aquatic organisms, tissue biochemistry, patho/histology, phylogenetics, cytogenetic changes, application and impact of antibiotics, assessments and creation of rapid tests for bacterial pathogens.

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The Glass Laboratory deals with preparation and characterization of glasses, ceramics and bioactive materials. Staff of Laboratory  are engaged in research of mutal dependence between the composition-structure-electrical properties of materials. Special research interest is the chemical and thermal stability of iron phosphate glasses as a potencial candidate for the storage of special nuclear waste. Part of the research is related to the mechanism of crystallization of amorphous systems (phosphate, silicate, bioactive glasses), determination  of phase occurred, changes in the structure, particle size and volume fraction of crystal phases and their influence on the electrical conductivity and dielectrical permittivity. Part of the research is focused on the study of surface activity of bioactive materials using the method of electrical polarization

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Laboratory for solid state and complex compounds chemistry is the team of experts in the field of chemistry, solid state physics, magnetism, complex compounds and homogeneous catalysis.

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Research activities of LSNM are focused on the acquisition of fundamental knowledge on the relationship between structure, microstructure and properties of metal oxides, metals, oxide ceramics and alumosilicates.

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Lidija Androš Dubraja
Ph.D.

research assistent
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Tatjana Antonić Jelić
Ph. D.

research associate
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1390

Radha Dilip Banhatti
Ph.D.

NEWFELPRO Fellow
+385 1 457 1272
1275

Josip Barišić

+385 1 457 1232
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Nikola Biliškov
PhD

research associate
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1482
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Milan Blažević

+385 1 456 1125
1325

Sanja Bosnar
Ph. D.

research associate
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Đurđica Brlek

1583

Josip Bronić
Dr.

senior scientist
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Iva Buljan Meić
dr.sc.

Senior Research Assistant
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1338 1909

Rozelindra Čož-Rakovac
PhD

Senior scientist
+385 1 457 1232
1785

Antun Drašner

senior research associate
1483

Iva Džeba

+385 1 456 1070
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Margita Jadan

+385 1 456 1097
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Marijana Jurić
Dr

Senior Research Associates
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Tanja Jurkin
Ph. D.

Research associate
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Srećko Kirin
dr. sc.

senior research associate
laboratory head
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Andrea Knežević

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Željka Knežević Medija

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Zoran Kokan
dr. sc.

senior assistant
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Šebojka Komorsky-Lovrić

+385 1 456 1046
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Jasminka Kontrec
dr. sc.

research associate
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Damir Kralj
dr. sc.

senior scientist
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Stjepko Krehula
dr.

Senior research associate
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Ružica Legac

+385 1 456 0983
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Milivoj Lovrić
PhD

Senior researcher
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Marija Majer
Ph.D.

Research Associate
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Katarina Marušić
dr.sc.

+385 1 456 1154
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Branka Mihaljević
PhD

Scientific research
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1454 1375

Goran Miletić
dr. sc.

research associate
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1383 1274

Andrea Moguš-Milanković
Prof. dr. sc.

Senior Scientist
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Svetozar Musić
Dr.

senior scientist
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Branka Njegić Džakula
PhD

research associate
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Sandi Orlić
dr.sc.

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
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Ana Palčić
Ph.D.

assistant
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Luka Pavić
dr.sc.

Postdoctoral Researcher
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Berislav Perić
dr. sc.

research associate
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1897 1589

Željka Petrović
Ph.D.

Research associate
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Vesna Picak

+385 1 468 0098
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Helena Pilski

1584

Irina Pucić

+385 1 456 1166
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Anđela Pustak
Ph. D.

research associate
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Andreas Puškarić
mr.sc.

+385 1 456 1103
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Mira Ristić
dr. sc.

senior scientist
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1484 1294

Igor Sajko

+385 1 456 1125
1325

Ernest Sanders

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Kristina Sklepić
B.Sc.

Assistent / Ph.D. Student
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1910

Ivančica Strunjak-Perović
PhD

senior research associate
+385 1 457 1232
1785

Ana Šantić
Dr. sc.

Research Associate
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Lara Štajner

+385 1 457 1303
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Ivka Štefanić

+385 1 457 1301
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Silvano Štoković

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Natalija Topić Popović
DVM, PhD

senior research associate
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Vlatko Trputec

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Bioinspired asymmetric catalysis: backdoor induction of chirality using oxazoline based amino acid bioconjugates

Principal Investigator: Manish Kumar

NewFelPro scholarship (38/14), Marie Curie FP7-People-2011-Cofund; (2014.-2016.); leader: dr. Manish Kumar, mentor: dr. sc. Srećko Kirin

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Catalytic and biological properties of metal complexes with nitrogen ligands

Principal Investigator: Srećko Kirin

Croatian-Slovenian bilateral collaboration (2014-2015)

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Effect of natural acidic macromolecules on calcium carbonate precipitation

Principal Investigator: Branka Njegić Džakula

The study of the influence of natural acidic macromolecules, extracted from the skeleton of sea corals, on precipitation of CaCO3 polymorphs, calcite and aragonite.

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Functional metal complexes that bind to biomolecules

Functional metal complexes that bind to biomolecules

COST Action CM1105 (2012-2016); Management Committee member: dr. sc. Srećko Kirin

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Interactions of organic additives with calcite crystals of different morphologies

Principal Investigator: Marko Ukrainczyk

The objective of the project is to study the interactions of organic additives, particularly phosphonates and

carboxylates, with calcite crystals of different morphologies.

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Minimal Artificial Enzymes: Expanding the Application of "Backdoor Induction" through new Substrates and new Asymmetric Reactions

Principal Investigator: Srećko Kirin

This project aims at the development of chiral transition metal catalysts with particular emphasis on inspiration taken from nature.

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Preparation of perticipated calcium carbonate in semi continous process

Preparation of perticipated calcium carbonate in semi continous process

Institute Rudjer Boskovic expert team offers innovative service and expertise in controlled preparation of participated calcium carbonate with specific physical-chemical characteristics with semi continuous or batch process. Preparation process is done within multifunctional computer-controlled bench scale chemical reactor developed by scientists. Expert team also offers their services in developing products for basic chemical and pharmaceutical industry that are prepared through processes of crystallisation or participation.

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Viker

Viker Multifunctional pc-controlled bench scale chemical reactor

Viker is a multifunctionalcomputer-controlled bench scale chemical reactor developed by scientists from Rudjer Boskovic Institute. It has the possibility of controlling a number of technological parameters with PID regulation implemented.

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