Irena Ciglenečki-Jušić

Irena Ciglenečki-Jušić

PhD in Chemistry

senior scientist
+385 1 456 1105


Krilo 3/307

Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička cesta 54
10000 Zagreb


1982-1986: gymnasium( high school) in Sisak,Croatia

1986-1990:University degree in Chemistry: Adsorption of elemental sulfur and sulfide at the boundary of Hg electrode/electrolyte, Faculty of Natural Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia

1991-1993:MSc degree in Oceanography-Chemistry: Electrochemical determination of sulfur species in natural waters, University of Zagreb, Croatia

1993-1997:PhD degree in Chemistry: Sulfur speciation in oxic and anoxic conditions in the seawater, University of Zagreb, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatia.

2000-2001:post- Doc study at University of Maryland, Chemistry and Biochemistry and Water Resources Research Center,College Park, Maryland, USA


2010-2012– coordinator of the international project “Nanoparticles in aqueous environment:  electrochemical, nanogravimetric, STM and AFM studies, funded by UKF in the frame of projects collaboration with diaspora; 120 000 EUR, 8 collaborators; 2 papers, 1 chapter in the book

2009-2011- coordinator of the billateral collaboration with China, Xiamen University: “Biogeochemistry of sulfur, carbon, nutrients and redox sensitive elements in hypoxic/anoxic aquatic environments“; 20000 EUR, 6 collaborators

2009-2011-coordinator of the billateral collaboration with Max-Planck-Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen,Germany: “ Study of biogeochemical sulfur cycling in water column of Rogoznica Lake (Croatia) by combination of chromatographic and electrochemical techniques”, 4 coworkers, budget of 7000 EUR; 2 contributions on the international conferences(OceanScience and Geotraces meeting); 1 CC paper

2009-2011- coordinator of the billateral collaboration with IPGP,Paris University, France: «Biogeochemical processes in anoxic environment: Characterization of metal sulfide nanoparticles by electrochemical methods”, 5 coworkers, budget of 7000 EUR; 4 contributions on the scientific meetings (ASLO, Pavin Lake meeting,ISE and Goldschmidt meetings); 2 CC papers


2007- up to date- Lecturer at Faculty of Natural Sciences in Zagreb,Croatia, Postgraduate study of Oceanology: Anoxia and Hypoxia in the seawater

2011-Lecturer at Faculty of Natural Sciences in Zagreb,Croatia, Postgraduate study of Analytical Chemistry: Electroanalytical methods

2011-Lecturer at University of Split, Postgraduate study of Chemistry of Mediterranean Environment:  Advanced inorganic and organic seawater chemistry

Membership in professional associations / societies

) Member of Commission for the scientific exploration of Mediterranean sea(CIESM, Monaco);

2) Member of the Croatian Chemical Society;

3) Member of International Electrochemical Society;

4)National contact point and member of management group for COST action “The ocean chemistry on bioactive trace elements and paleoclimate proxies', ES0801

5) Member of Scientific Council for Scientific exploration of Adriatic Sea in the frame of Croatian Academy of Science


Author of 29 scientific CC and 6 SCI papers, with more than 330 citations according to WEB of Science; more than 50 times participated on the scientific conferences with oral or poster presentations, 20 published proceedings, 14 invited lectures. Activities related to the environment protection, particularly Rogoznica Lake.Use of PC, using of different electrochemical instrumentation, use of car, van (SUV), CMAS diving course (1st star diver).

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