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Dr. Katarina Marušić

Research associate
+385 1 456 1154
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Bijenička cesta 54


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); Principal investigator

2021-2025 HRZZ DOK-2021-02-5502 Young Researchers' Career Development; Project leader/mentor

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-Principal investigator)


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“; Associate

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

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

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

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

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; ; Associate

2014-today 4 IAEA Technical cooperation projects, Coordinators: A. Kovacs, Z. Knežević, B. Mihaljević; Croatian national projects: 2007-2011; 2002-2006; 1996-2002 New non-toxic metal corrosion inhibitors (MZOŠ). PI: E. Stupnišek-Lisac; D. Marjan (2011); H. Otmačić Ćurković (2012); Associate

Awards and Achievements

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%.


Books and book chapters

Book chapters

Journal articles

Scientific and review papers

Conference proceedings papers

Scientific conference proceedings papers


Doctoral dissertation

Membership in professional associations / societies

Intenational Council of Museeums - ICOM

Croatian Radiation Protection Association - HDZZ

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