Dr. Damir Kralj

Head of laboratory
Head of division
E-mail
Telephone
+385 1 468 0207
Mobile
091/456-1900
Internal phone number
1346
1402
Address

Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička 54
HR-10000 Zagreb

Curriculum vitae

Education

1990 Ph. D. in Chemistry from the Ruđer Bošković Institute and the University of Zagreb (Lj. Brečević supervisor)

1986 M.Sc. in Physical and Analytical Chemistry, from the University of Zagreb (Lj. Brečević supervisor)

1983 B.Sc. in Chemical Technology (Engineering), from the University of Zagreb (C. Mažuranić supervisor)

Research Areas

Projects

SELECTED PROJECTS

2014 – 2018 Croatian Science Foundation, Bioinspired Materials - Formation Mechanisms and Interactions (Bio-Mat-Form) IP-2013-11-5055: Principal investigator D. Kralj

2006 - 2011: Scientific project supported by MSES, Precipitation mechanism of inorganic biocompatible and related materials, Principal Investigator D. Kralj

2005 - 2006: Scientific project supported by Ministry of Science Education and Sport, Processes and interactions in heterogeneous solid/liquid systems, Principal Investigator D. Kralj

2005 - 2007: Bilateral project Croatia - Slovenia, The influence of magnetic field on calcium carbonate precipitation, Principal investigator D. Kralj

2007: Scientific project supported by Hrvatske vode d.d., Fundamental research on kinetics and mechanism of calcium carbonate polymorphs precipitation in artificial karst water, Principal investigator D. Kralj

2002 - 2007: Technological project supported by MSES: Development of an Adaptable Procedure for the Preparation of Precipitated Calcium Carbonate (PCC), Principal investigator D. Kralj

2010 - 2014 D. Kralj, subcontract for analysis of the role of the soluble organic matrix from coral skeletons in the control of the kinetics of calcium carbonate deposition, FP7 IDEAS – ERC Advanced Grant, Task 5.4, Corals and global warming: The Mediterranean versus the Red Sea (CoralWarm);

Awards and Achievements

1994 The Award of the Croatian Chemical Society for the colloid and interface chemistry

2005 The Award for VIKER - Multifunctional PC Controlled Bench Scale Chemical Reactor, Golden ARCA at THE 3rd ARCA – International Exhibition of Innovations, New Ideas, Product and Technologies, Zagreb, 2005

2005 The Award for VIKER - Multifunctional PC Controlled Bench Scale Chemical Reactor, GENIUS CUP- AWARD FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF HUNGARIAN INVENTORS at THE 3rd ARCA – International Exhibition of Innovations, New Ideas, Products and Technologies, Zagreb, 2005

2009 The Award for Procedure for preparation of precipitated calcium carbonate by semicontinuous process, Silver ARCA at The 7rd International Fair of inventions, new ideas, products and technologies, Zagreb, 2009

Classes

Currently supervising 1 PhD students (N. Matijaković)

5 students completed PhDs (J. Kontrec, B. Njegić Džakula, M. Ukrainczyk. L. Štajner, A. Šter), 2 students completed diploma degrees (R. Vukoja and K. Kovač).

 

1998 - 2002 Assistant at the Physical chemistry course at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb

2014 - 2015 Doctoral Course at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science (Lj. Brecevic and D. Kralj: Equilibrium and kinetics of heterogeneous processes)

2015 – 2019 Doctoral Course at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science (D. Kralj: Equilibrium and kinetics of heterogeneous processes).

2008 - 2013 Doctoral Course at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology (D. Kralj: Precipitation processes in aqueous solutions)

2015 - 2019 Doctoral Course at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology (D. Kralj and J. Prlic Kardum: Crystallization)

2009 - 2013 Undergraduate course at University of Rijeka, Department for Biotechnology (Precipitation and Crystallization)

2009 - 2013 Undergraduate course at University of Rijeka (Lecturer, Introduction to Bioinorganic Chemistry)

Publications

Knjige i poglavlja u knjigama

Poglavlja u knjigama

  • Brečević, L. & Kralj, D. (2000) Kinetics and mechanisms of crystal growth in aqueous systems. U: Kallay, N. (ur.) Interfacial dynamics. New York, Marcel Dekker.

  • Škrtić, D., Kralj, D. & Brečević, L. (1989) Precipitation and transformation of calcium oxalate hydrates. U: Tucak, A., Radonić, M., Füredi-Milhofer, H., Dekanić, D. & Čećuk, L. (ur.) Urolitijaza. Osijek, IC Revija, str. 176-182.

Radovi u časopisima

Znanstveni i pregledni radovi

Radovi u zbornicima skupova

Znanstveni radovi u zbornicima skupova

Membership in professional associations / societies

1985 - Member of the Croatian Chemical Society

1995 - Member of the Croatian Society of Natural Sciences

2005 - Member of the Croatian Society of Chemical Engineers

2009 - Member of the Croatian Academy of Engineering, Department for Chemical Engineering

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

1995 - 1998 Member of the Executive Committee and Secretary General of the Croatian Society of Natural Sciences

2003 - 2004 Member of the Executive Committee of the Croatian Chemical Society

2005 - 2009 Member of the Executive Committee and Secretary General of the Croatian Society of Chemical Engineers

2005 - 2009 Member of the Advisory board of the Director of the Rudjer Boskovic Institute

2006 - Member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Kemija u industriji"

2007 - Director of BioZyne d.o.o., RBI spin-off company

2009 - 2011 Member of the Advisory board of the Director of the Rudjer Boskovic Institute

2009 2013 Member of the Executive Committee of the Croatian Society of Natural Sciences

2008 – 2010 Member of the Committee for National innovation system, Government of the Republic of Croatia

2009 - Member of the Croatian Academy of Engineering, Department for Chemical Engineering

2017 – Member of the Committee for cooperation with industry of the Croatian Academy of Engineering

2017 – Member of the Committee for chemistry, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

2011 - Croatian representative in the Council of European Network on Crystal Growth

2012 – 2016 Member of the Governing Board of the Ruđer Bošković Institute

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