Andreja Lesac

Andreja Lesac


Krilo 2/138

Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička cesta 54
10000 Zagreb

List of publications


1996 -1997 Postdoc -University of Exeter, Exeter, Great Britain 

1993 Ph.D. in organic synthesis -Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austrija, and Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia

1990 Master of science - University of Zagreb,Faculty of science, Croatia

1986 Diploma in Chemistry - University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Croatia


"Chirality from achiral liquid crystals" (Croatian Science Foundation, 2015- , project leader)

"Chiral organic materials – synthetic, structural and functional research " (Ministry of Science, Education and Sport, Republic of Croatia, 2007. investigator on the project)

"New functional dendritic materials: synthesis and self-organization" (Croatian-french bilateral program  "Cogito", 2007 - 2008, project leader)

“Liquid Crystals of Bent-core Mesogens” (Anglo-Croatian Joint Project, 2003 - 2005, project leader)

“Synthesis and Characterisation of New Chiral Liquid-crystalline Materials” (Anglo-Croatian Joint Project, 2000 - 2002, principal investigator on the project),

"Porphyrin Based Liquid Crystals" (Academic links and interchange scheme - ALIS, 1996 - 1999, project leader)

Featured Publications

T. Ivšić, M. Vinković, U. Baumeister, A. Mikleušević, A. Lesac, " Towards understanding the NTB phase: a combined experimental, computational and spectroscopic study ", RSC Adv6 (2016) 5000-5007.

M. Šepelj, U. Baumeister, T. Ivšić, A. Lesac, "Effects of Geometry and Electronic Structure on the Molecular Self-Assembly of Naphthyl-Based Dimers", J. Phys. Chem. B 117 (2013) 8918−8929.

A. Lesac, B. Donnio, D. Guillon, "Polycatenar bows with single carbon atom elbow" Soft Matter 5 (2009) 4231-4239.

M. Šepelj, A. Lesac, U. Baumeister, S. Diele, H. L. Nguyen and, D. W. Bruce "Intercalated Liquid-crystalline Phases Formed by Symmetric Dimers with an a,w-Diiminoalkylene Spacer", J. Mater. Chem.17 (2007) 1154 – 1165.

M. Šepelj, A. Lesac, U. Baumeister, S. Diele, D. W. Bruce, Z. Hameršak "Dimeric Salicylaldimine-based Mesogens with Flexible Spacers: Parity-dependent Mesomorphism" Chem. Mater.18 (2006) 2050-2058.

A. Lesac, S. Narančić, H. L. Nguyen, U. Baumeister, S. Diele, D. W. Bruce, “Bent-core Mesogens based on Semi-flexible Dicyclohexylmethane Spacers” Liq. Cryst33 (2006) 167-174.

Membership in professional associations / societies

The Croatian Chemica lSocety