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Dr. Ana Sunčana Smith

Senior scientist
E-mail
Telephone
+385 1 457 1366
Internal phone number
1675
Academic title
Professor
Address

Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička 54
HR-10000 Zagreb

Education

2004.    Doctorate in Physics, “Physical Models for Cell Adhesion”, Technishe Universität München, Germany,  Supervisor: Prof. E. Sackmann

2000.   Diploma in Physics at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural       Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Employment

10/2018. - Scientific Adviser, Department of Physical Chemistry, Ruđer Bošković Institute
10/2012. - Professor (W2) at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, FAU Nürnberg-Erlangen, Germany, Head of PULS Group

Previous employment

07 / 2013-09 / 2018 - Senior Research Associate, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
09 / 2009-09 / 2012 - W1 Professor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, FAU-Erlangen, Germany
01 / 2006-07 / 2008 - Research Associate at the 1st Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Stuttgart.

Research Areas

Specific research interests

Projects

2021 -    CLINT  Catalysis in liquid Interfaces

https://www.sfb1452.research.fau.eu/rtg-programme/

2013 - 2019 ERC Stg - 337283 MEMBRANESACT (1.500,000 EUR)

https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/337283 - PI

2017-2019 Emerging Field Initiative Big Thera (80.000 EUR)

https://bigthera.fau.de/index.php/2018/11/03/big-thera-project-in-next-round-of-funding/ - associate
 

2017-2019 DAAD Project (FAU Erlangen-lRB Zagreb): Multi-scale modeling
"Supported Ionic Liquid Phase Catalysis", value: (16.000 Euros) / PI
 

2013-2018 Cluster of Excellence - EAM, FAU, Erlangen, Germany (500,000 EUR)
https://www.eam.fau.eu/ -PI
 

2014-2019 DFG RTG1862 Processes on Biological Membranes (200,000 EUR)

30.06.2015.-29.09.2016. MIPOMAT (270,000 EUR)
http://mipomat.irb.hr

2015-2017 HrZZ CompSoLS: MolFlex (120,000 EUR)

Awards and Achievements

2016 - Order of the Croatian Daystar for contributions to Croatian science

2013 - ERC StG 337283 MEMBRANESACT

2011 - Member of the Collegium of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

2009 - Rising Star of the Excellence Cluster EAM

Classes

2013 - Professor of Theoretical Physics
FAU Nuremberg-Erlangen, Hotel Germany

2009 - Lecturer at the Postgraduate Study of Biophysics, Department of Physics, University of Zagreb, Croatia - Introduction to Soft Matter Physics

Publications

Books and book chapters

Book chapters

  • Heger, L., Lühr, J., Amon, L., Smith, A., Eissing, N. & Dudziak, D. (2021) Six-Color Confocal Immunofluorescence Microscopy with 4-Laser Lines. U: Eli, Z. (ur.) Multiplexed Imaging Methods and Protocols. New York, NY, Springer US, str. 21-30 doi:10.1007/978-1-0716-1593-5_2.

    doi
  • Sengupta Kheya & Smith, A. (2018) Adhesion of Biological Membranes. U: Bassereau, P. & Sens, P. (ur.) Physics of Biological Membranes. Cham ; Switzerland, Springer ature Switzerland AG, str. 499-536 doi:10.1007/978-3-030-00630-3_18.

    doi
  • Pickl, K., Hofmann, M., Preclik, T., Köstler, H., Smith, A. & Rüde, U. (2014) Parallel Simulations of Self-propelled Microorganisms. U: Bader, M., Bode, A., Bungartz, H., Gerndt, M., Joubert, G. & Peters, F. (ur.) Advances in Parallel Computing. Volume 25: Parallel Computing: Accelerating Computational Science and Engineering (CSE). Amsterdam, IOS Press Ebooks, str. 395-404.

Journal articles

Scientific and review papers

Conference proceedings papers

Scientific conference proceedings papers

Membership in professional associations / societies

2010 –             Member of the Croatian Biophysical Society

2006 –             Member of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft

2005 –             Member of the Croatian Physical Society

Employment
10/2018. - Scientific Adviser, Department of Physical Chemistry, Ruđer Bošković Institute
10/2012. - Professor (W2) at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, FAU Nürnberg-Erlangen, Germany, Head of PULS Group
Previous employment
07 / 2013-09 / 2018 - Senior Research Associate, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
09 / 2009-09 / 2012 - W1 Professor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, FAU-Erlangen, Germany
01 / 2006-07 / 2008 - Research Associate at the 1st Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Stuttgart.

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