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Division of Physical Chemistry

The mission of the Division of Physical Chemistry is the discovery, exploitation, and dissemination of fundamental knowledge in the fields of protein science, coordination chemistry, spectroscopy, and computational and theoretical chemistry, in order to emerge as an internationally recognized Center of Excellence in selected areas of molecular scientific research.

The Division of Physical Chemistry is one of the oldest units of the Ruđer Bošković Institute and, indeed, several departments have evolved from it.

Our research teams have expertise and exceptional research productivity in atmospheric chemistry, chemical kinetics, structural chemistry, spectroscopy, theoretical chemistry, modeling of substance properties as well as physical and chemical processes, risk assessment, and structural and chemical analyses. Several research teams have applied their expertise and extended research activities into various areas of the biosciences.

In addition to exceptional research productivity, Division members have contributed extensively to undergraduate and graduate education in Croatia. Division members provide over 30 undergraduate and graduate courses annually at universities in Zagreb, Split, Rijeka and Osijek.

The Division of Physical Chemistry also has a rich tradition in organizing well-known international scientific conferences, workshops and summer schools. With 28 events organized since 1986, Division members clearly have the leading role within the Institute in this eminent area of scientific endeavor.

Laboratories (10)

Group for Computational Life Sciences

Head: Borislav Kovačević

Theoretical Chemistry Group

Head: Ivan Ljubić

Laboratory for biocolloids and surface chemistry

Head: Maja Dutour Sikirić

Laboratory for electron spin spectroscopy

Head Nadica Maltar Strmečki

Laboratory for Magnetic Resonances

Head: Dijana Žilić

Laboratory for Applied and Sustainable Chemistry

Head: Krunoslav Užarević


Head: Krešimir Rajaković

Staff (84)

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