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Dr. Tanja Jurkin

Senior research associate
+385 1 457 1255
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Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička 54
10 002 Zagreb


  • 2003.  Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, University of Zagreb, B. Sc. in Chemistry
  • 2010.  Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, University of Zagreb, Ph. D.

Research Areas

Specific research interests


Project leader of:

  •  Research Project of Croatian Science Foundation: IP-2022-10-3687Radiolytically synthesized magnetic nanoparticles for hyperthermia effect on cancer cells (RadMagnNanoHyperT) (2023 - 2027)

         project website:

Project leader of:

  •  HRZZ DOK-NPOO-2023-10-1868 project Young Researchers' Career Development (2024 - 2028)

Project leader of:

  •  Installation Research Project of Croatian Science Foundation: UIP-2017-05-7337 The impact of polymers on the radiolytic synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles (POLRADNANOP) (2018 - 2023)

         project website: POLRADNANOP

Project leader of:

  •  the Croatian-Slovenian bilateral project: Radiolytic synthesis of magnetic d-FeOOH@Au nanoparticles designed for biomedical applications  (2020 - 2022)
Researcher (associate) on:
  • IAEA regional project RER1024 Enhancing the Use of Radiation Technology for Improved Resource Efficiency (2024 - 2028)
  • IAEA Coordinated Research Project “Face masks recycling with the use of radiation technologies” (Contract number 25169) under “Recycling of polymer waste for structural and non-structural materials by using ionizing radiation” (2022 - 2026)
  • Croatian-Hungarian bilateral project: Platinum decorated iron tin oxide solid solutions for hydrogen gas sensing  (2021 - 2023)
  • Research Project of Croatian Science Foundation: IP-2019-04-1195 Platinum decorated iron tin oxide solid solutions for hydrogen gas sensing (HydGasSens) (2020 - 2024)
  • regional IAEA project RER2018025/RER102: Enhancing the Use of Radiation Technologies in Industry and Environment (2020 - 2024)
  • scientific research project “Support for Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials and Sensing Devices cutting-edge research (CEMS)”; financed by MSES of Republic of Croatia and European Union through The European Regional Development Fund - Operational Program for Competitiveness and Cohesion (KK. (2017 - 2023)
  • Croatian-Serbian bilateral project: Radiolytic degradation of some drugs in dilute aqueous solution (2016 - 2017)
  • Croatian-Slovenian bilateral project: Synthesis and microscopic characterisation of metallic nanoparticles designed for the application in biomedicine (2014 - 2015)
  • BICRO project (Proof of Concept - PoC5 programme): Bioreactor-based engineering of bone tissue using novel system of differentiation (2014 - 2015)
  • IAEA TC project Upgrading of 60Co panoramic irradiation facility in Croatia (2014 - 2015)
  • IAEA project RER 0039 Extending and Diversifying the Application of Nuclear Technology in Cultural Heritage (2014 - 2015)
  • Regional IAEA TC project RER/1/010 Radiation synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for advanced technology, environment and healthcare products applications (2012 - 2013)
  • regional IAEA TC project RER/0/034 Enhancing the characterization, preservation and protection of cultural heritage artefacts in the European region (2012 - 2013)
  • Croatian-German bilateral project: The influence of metal properties on nanoparticle-cell-interaction: cellular effects induced by noble metal nanoparticles (2012 - 2013)
  • project: Structure-property relationships of modified polymer materials, financed by Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia (2007 - 2014)
  • Croatian-Hungarian International project of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Hungarian Academy of Sciences: Investigation of the effects of high-energy radiation on polymeric systems (2010-2012)
  • Croatian-German bilateral project: Nanoparticle cell interactions: Molecular signalling events induced by synthesized new nanomaterials (2010 - 2011)
  • Croatian-Slovenian bilateral project: Design of polymer blends and composites (2010 - 2011)
  • Regional IAEA TC project C7-C7-RER-8.014-001/2009 – Radiation synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for health care, environment protection and clean energy applications (2009 - 2011)
  • Croatian-Slovenian bilateral project: Polymer micro and nanocomposites (2005 -2011)
  • project: Synthesis, characterization and modification of polymers by ionizing radiation, financed by Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia (2003 - 2006)

Awards and Achievements

  • member of the Committee of international charity - The Miller Trust for Radiation Chemistry Committee (since 2017.)
  • six RBI Institute’s Annual Awards for the best scientific publications in 2020, 2019 and 2018 for papers: Appl. Surf. Sci. 476 (2019) 1086; Mater. Sci. Eng. C 91 (2018) 486; Nanomaterials 10 (2020) 1823.; Mater. Char. 159 (2020) 110038; Rad. Phys. Chem. 170 (2020) 108657; Rad. Phys. Chem. 170 (2020) 108648.

Publications - book chapters

Izvorni znanstveni rad

  • Gotić, Marijan ; Jurkin, Tanja ; Dražić, Goran | Hematite nanotubes and nanorings // Hematite : sources, properties and applications / Morel, Deniz (ur.). New York (NY): Nova Science Publishers, 2013. str. 85-108

Publications - journal articles

Izvorni znanstveni rad

Pregledni rad (znanstveni)

Publications - conference proceedings

Sažetak izlaganja sa skupa

Publications - Conference journals


Publications - Conference unpublished

Neobjavljeni prilog sa skupa

Publications - Graded papers

Diplomski rad

Doktorska disertacija

Sveučilišni preddiplomski završni rad

Other Publications


Membership in professional associations / societies

  • Croatian Radiation Protection Association
  • Croatian Society for Electron Microscopy
  • Croatian Chemical Society
  • Croatian Crystallographic Association
  • European Microscopy Society
  • Member of Organising and Scientific Committee of „Miller Online Workshop on Radiation Chemistry” – Virtual conference, February 10 – 12, 2022
  • Member of Organising Committee of „Regional Workshop on the Status, Advances and Applications of Ionizing Radiation on Biomedical Materials“ (inside the framework of IAEA RER1019 project) – Zagreb (Croatia), June 11 - 14, 2019
  • Organization of "Regional Meeting for Decision Makers on Feasibility of Radiation Processing Technologies " (inside the framework of IAEA TC Project 1017) – Zagreb (Croatia), October 23 – 25, 2017
  • member of Organising Committee of Ninth Symposium CRPA with international participation – Krk (Croatia), 10 – 12 April 2013
  • organization of Professional meeting for teachers in Educational sector Forestry, processing and treatment of wood "Radijacijske metode u zaštiti antikviteta i predmeta kulturne baštine" ("Radiation methods in protection of antiques and cultural heritage artefacts") – Zagreb (Croatia), November 16, 2012
  • member of Local Organising Committee of COST Action CM0603: “Free Radicals in Chemical Biology” – Zagreb, 14 – 17 June 2011

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