Marina Ilakovac Kveder

Ph. D.

senior scientist
+385 1 456 1136


01 468 02 45

Krilo 3/116

Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Bijenicka 54, 10000 Zagreb,Croatia


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1981. graduated physics at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb;

1985. master degree in medical physics at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb;

1988. Ph.D. degree in physics at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb


Principal investigator HRZZ project DESiRe (2013-2017)

Alexander von Humboldt research group linkage project entitled The study of soft condensed matter by EPR: dynamics in glassy and crystalline matrices (2011-2014);

MC member, COST actions:

MP1302 NanoSpectroscopy (2013-2017)

CM1005 Supramolecular chemistry in water (2011-2015).

long term member of the organizational committee of  International Summer School on Biophysics: Supramolecular structure and Function, Rovinj; 


various subjects at undergraduate and doctoral studies at the Faculty of science (Depts. of Physics, Chemistry, Biology), Medical School, Univ. of Zagreb, Univ.of Osijek and Dubrovnik

Featured Publications

M.Kveder, Ž.Bajzer: Theoretical approach to discrimination of atrial and ventricular septal defects when the left-to-right cardiac shunt is diagnosed by radionuclide angiography, Phys.Med.Biol. 31 (1986) 663-68

M.Kveder, G.Lahajnar, R.Blinc, I.Zupančič: Non-Brownian water self-diffusion in lung tissue, Magn. Reson. Med. 6 (1988) 194-98

D.Carić, V.Tomišić, M.Kveder, N.Galić, G.Pifat, V. Magnus, M.Šoškić: Absorption and fluorescence spectra of ring-substituted indole-3-acetic acids, Biophys. Chem. 111 (2004) 247-257

M.Kveder, A.Kriško, G.Pifat, H.-J. Steinhoff: The study of structural accessibility of free thiol groups in human low-density lipoproteins, Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1631(3) (2003) 239-245

M. Kveder, Ž, Marinić, A. Kriško, D. Vikić-Topić, G. Pifat: Lipid-Protein Interactions in Human Plasma LDL Evidenced by Magnetic Resonance. Chem. Phys. Lipids 141 (2006) 225-229

M. Kveder, D. Merunka, M Jokić, B. Rakvin: Low temperature electron-spin relaxation in the crystalline and glassy states of solid ethanol. Phys. Rev. B 77 (2008) 094202

M. Kveder, D. Merunka, M Jokić, J. Makarević, B. Rakvin: Electron spin-lattice relaxation in solid ethanol: Effect of nitroxyl radical hydrogen bonding and matrix disorder. Phys. Rev. B 80 (2009) 052201

M. Kveder, M. Jokić, B. Rakvin: Fast motion in molecular solids at low temperatures: evidence from a pulsed EPR study of nitroxyl radical relaxation. J. Chem. Phys. 134 044531 (2011).

M. Kveder, D. Merunka,  A. Ilakovac,  B. Rakvin: A multi-frequency EPR spectroscopy approach in the detection of boson peak excitations. J. Magn. Reson. 213 (2011) 26-31.

M. Kveder, M. Jokić, B. Rakvin: Fast motion in molecular solids at low temperatures: evidence from a pulsed EPR study of nitroxyl radical relaxation. J. Chem. Phys. 134  (2011) 044531.

M. Kveder, I. Šarić, D. Merunka, M. Jokić, S. Valić, B. Rakvin: The anhydrous solid trehalose: low-temperature EPR study of glassy and boson peak modes. J. Non-Crys. Solids. 375 (2013) 19-24. 

M. Kveder, B. Rakvin, Jokić, E. Reijerse: A comparative study of electron spin decoherence at X- and W- band frequencies as a function of local disorder. J. Non-Crys. Solids. 414 (2015) 27-32. 

Membership in professional associations / societies

Croatian Society for Biophysics

Croatian Physical Society

Croatian Humboldt Club

Croatian-Austrian Society



Directly contributed ca 120.000 USD in terms of the purchase of the scientific equipment (Alexander von Humboldt donation for  EPR instrumentation and participation in the purchase of fluorimeter and spectrophotometer from NIH project).

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