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Dr. Katarina Marušić

Senior research associate
Internal phone number
Bijenička cesta 54
10000 Zagreb


20.05.2010: PhD thesis “Protection of patinated bronze by non-toxic inhibitors”, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, Croatia, comentors: H. Takenouti (Pierre and Marie Curie University, Paris, France) and E. Stupnišek-Lisac (University of Zagreb)

2005-2010: Postgraduate student at Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, Croatia 

1998-2004: Undergraduate student at Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Research Areas

Specific research interests



2021-2025 HRZZ IP-2020-02-4344 Irradiated Polymer Nano-Coatings for Metal Protection (RadMeNano)

2021-2025 HRZZ DOK-2021-02-5502 Young Researchers' Career Development

2023-2025 Scientific-Technological Cooperation with Slovenia "Durability study of bronze protection for outdoor application"

2023-2028 IAEA Coordinated Research Project (CRP F22082) "Development and Implementation of Cultural Heritage Preservation using Ionozing Radiation Technology" project entitled "The Multipurpose Application of Radiation Technology for the Protection and Preservation of Cultural Heritage" 

2015-2021 IAEA Coordinated Research Project (CRP 2077) “Disinfection and Consolidation of Archived Materials and Cultural Heritage Artefacts by Radiation Processing Techniques”; Contract number 18960 and title „Assessment of optimal irradiation conditions for gamma-radiation treatment of common fungi on selected cultural heritage objects“ (Co-PI)


2020-2023 IAEA Technical Cooperation Project RER2018025/RER1021 “Enhancing the Use of Radiation Technologies in Industry and Environment”, lead project coordinator: A. Kovacs, Hungary; Coordinator for Croatia


2019-today IP-2019-04-5030 HRZZ „Development of New Solutions for Characterization and Protection of Bronze Cultural Heritage Exposed to Outdoor Environment“

2012.-2015 HRZZ 09.01/253, “Environment friendly protection of metallic structures exposed to seawater“,PI: H. Otmačić Ćurković

2010- 2011 Development of ecologically acceptable methods for protection of bronze artifacts, Bilateral Croatian-Slovenian project, PI: H. Otmačić Ćurković

2005-2007 Organic copper corrosion inhibitors – can we reduce environmental risk, Bilateral Croatian-Hungarian scientific project; MZOŠ, Project leader: E. Stupnišek-Lisac

2005-2006 Ecologically acceptable corrosion inhibitors, Bilateral Croatian-French scientific project Cogito; Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (MZOŠ), Project leader: Ema Stupnišek-Lisac

2005-2006 Etude des inhibiteurs organiques non-nocifs a la protection des patines de bronzes archéologiques, International (French-Croatian-Romanian) project Eco-Net, French Ministry of foreign affairs, PI: E. Stupnišek-Lisac, H. Takenouti


4 IAEA Technical cooperation projects, Coordinators: A. Kovacs, Z. Knežević, B. Mihaljević;

Croatian national projects financed by the Croatian Ministry of Science: 2007-2011; 2002-2006; 1996-2002 New non-toxic metal corrosion inhibitors (MZOŠ). PI: E. Stupnišek-Lisac; D. Marjan (2011); H. Otmačić Ćurković (2012)

Awards and Achievements

2022: 6 months consultancy Section Head in Radioisotope Products and Radiation Technology Division, at International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna, Austria

2021: Expert status from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for the fields of radiation chemistry and technology

2015: Award for the best poster presented at the 10th Symposium of the Croatian Radiation Protection Association (CRPA) with international participation, Šibenik, Croatia;

2010: Annual award of the Society of University Teachers and Other Scientists in Zagreb;

2004: Chancellor’s Award of the University of Zagreb;

2003: Internship awarded by „The International Association for Exchange of Students for Technical Experience“ (IAESTE);

1998-2003: Croatian state scholarship for the students in the top 5%.

Publications - book chapters

Izvorni znanstveni rad

Publications - journal articles

Izvorni znanstveni rad

Publications - conference proceedings

Izvorni znanstveni rad

Sažetak izlaganja sa skupa

Stručni rad

  • Tadić, Katarina ; Otmačić, Helena ; Cajner, Franjo ; Landek, Darko ; Takenouti, Hisasi ; Stupnišek-Lisac, Ema | Korozijska otpornost modificiranih metalnih površina // 17. savjetovanje o zaštiti materijala i industrijskom finišu KORMAT 2006. : zbornik radova / Rajhenbah, Darko (ur.). Zagreb: Hrvatsko društvo za zaštitu materijala (HDZaMa), 2006. str. 87-94

Neobjavljeni prilog sa skupa

Diplomski rad

Doktorska disertacija

Sveučilišni preddiplomski završni rad

Ostali članci/prilozi

Radovi sa studija

Membership in professional associations / societies

Intenational Council of Museeums - ICOM

Croatian Radiation Protection Association - HDZZ

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