Dr. Marina Šekutor
Bijenička cesta 54
10 000 Zagreb, Croatia
2009-2013 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Graduate doctoral study of chemistry (organic chemistry) / Ph.D.
2004-2008 Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia / B.Sc.Eng.
2000-2004 Sesvete Secondary School, Zagreb, Croatia / Secondary School Diploma
2022-2023 "Influence of intermolecular forces on self-assembly of diamondoid derivatives in helium nanodroplets" / Bilateral Project, Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia (MZO) and Österreichische Austauschdienst (OeAD)
2018-2023 UIP-2017-05-9653 "Diamondoid scaffolds containing heteroatoms – preparation and application in development of advanced materials" (DiamMat) / Installation Research Project, Croatian Science Foundation
2018-2019 "Self-assembly of bulky diamondoid molecules on metal surfaces" / Humboldt Return Fellowship, Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation
2018-2019 "Application of Diamondoid Ammonium Salts in Supramolecular Architectures" / Bilateral Project, Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia (MZO) and German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2015-2016 "Diamondoid Amines – New Ligands in Supramolecular Systems" / Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
Awards and Achievements
2019 - awarded with the Award for organic chemistry "Vladimir Prelog"
2018 - awarded with the Annual award of the Ruđer Bošković Institute for the best scientific paper published in 2017
2015 - awarded with the Annual award of the Society to young scientists and artists in 2014 by the Society of University Teachers, Scholars and Other Scientists – Zagreb
2008 - awarded with the medal of the Department of Chemistry in recognition of achievements in studies by the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb
Medizinische Chemie – in German language, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Clinical Chemistry – 2021/22
Methods in Organic Synthesis – University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry – 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22
Advanced organic chemistry laboratory – University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry – 2012/13, 2010/11, 2009/10
Organic chemistry laboratory 2 – University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry – 2010/11, 2009/10
M. Alešković, S. Roca, R. Jozepović, N. Bregović, M. Šekutor, Unravelling Binding Effects in Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complexes with Diamondoid Ammonium Salt Guests, New. J. Chem. 2022, 46, 13406–13414.
J. Alić, I. Biljan, Z. Štefanić, M. Šekutor, Preparation and characterization of non-aromatic ether self-assemblies on a HOPG surface, Nanotechnology 2022, 33, 355603.
J. Alić, R. Messner, F. Lackner, W. E. Ernst, M. Šekutor, London dispersion dominating diamantane packing in helium nanodroplets, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2021, 23, 21833–21839.
H.-Y. Gao, M. Šekutor, L. Liu, A. Timmer, H. Schreyer, H. Mönig, S. Amirjalayer, N. A. Fokina, A. Studer, P. R. Schreiner, H. Fuchs, Diamantane Suspended Single Copper Atoms, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 315–322.
D. Ebeling,1 M. Šekutor,1 M. Stiefermann, J. Tschakert, J. E. P. Dahl, R. M. K. Carlson, A. Schirmeisen, P. R. Schreiner, Assigning the absolute configuration of single aliphatic molecules by visual inspection, Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 2420.
D. Ebeling,1 M. Šekutor,1 M. Stiefermann, J. Tschakert, J. E. P. Dahl, R. M. K. Carlson, A. Schirmeisen, P. R. Schreiner, London Dispersion Directs On-Surface Self-Assembly of Tetramantane Molecules, ACS Nano 2017, 11, 9459–9466.
D. Sigwalt, M. Šekutor, L. Cao, P. Y. Zavalij, J. Hostaš, H. Ajani, P. Hobza, K. Mlinarić-Majerski, R. Glaser, L. Isaacs, Unraveling the Structure–Affinity Relationship between Cucurbit[n]urils (n = 7, 8) and Cationic Diamondoids, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 3249–3258.
J. Hostaš, D. Sigwalt, M. Šekutor, H. Ajani, M. Dubecký, J. Řezáč, P. Y. Zavalij, L. Cao, C. Wohlschlager, K. Mlinarić-Majerski, L. Isaacs, R. Glaser, P. Hobza, A Nexus between Theory and Experiment: Non-empirical Quantum Mechanical Computational Methodology Applied to Cucurbit[n]uril•Guest Binding Interactions, Chem. Eur. J. 2016, 22, 17226‒17238.
L. Cao, M. Šekutor, P. Y. Zavalij, K. Mlinarić-Majerski, R. Glaser, L. Isaacs, Cucurbituril•Guest Pair with an Attomolar Dissociation Constant, Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2014, 53, 988‒993.
M. Šekutor, K. Molčanov, L. Cao, L. Isaacs, R. Glaser, K. Mlinarić-Majerski, Design, Synthesis, and X-ray Structural Analyses of Diamantane Diammonium Salts: Guests for Cucurbit[n]uril (CB[n]) Hosts, Eur. J. Org. Chem. 2014, 2533‒2542.
Membership in professional associations / societies
2021- Secretary of the Croatian Chemical Society
2019-2021 Delegate of Croatia to the European Young Chemists’ Network (EuChemS)
2019- Board of directors member and Treasurer of the Croatian Humboldt-Club
2015- Croatian Humboldt-Club member
2008- Croatian Chemical Society member
fluent in English (C1)
fluent in German (C1)
good knowledge of Spanish (B2)