Suzana Šegota

Suzana Šegota


Senior Research Associate
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Ruđer Bošković Institute
Bijenička cesta 54
10000 Zagreb


    • 2003., PhD., Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, "Fractal clusters of associated colloids", supervisor prof. Đ. Težak
    • 1998., Master of Science, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, "Investigation of Amphiphilic Triblock–Copolymer by Light- and X-Ray Scattering Methods", supervisor prof. Đ. Težak
    • 1993., Bachelor of Science Th., Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, "Investigation of Angular Light Scattering on Polydispersed particles", supervisor prof. Đ. Težak


2013 - 2014., "Study of the Interaction of Ligand Coated Nanoparticles with the Lipid Membranes", S. Šegota, Lj. Fruk, DAAD German-Croatian Collaboration Projects, Principle Investigator

Protective mechanisms and effects of nano-delivered flavonoids in model cell membranes and neurons (NanoFlavNeuroProtect), project supported by Croatian science foundation, PI. S. Šegota.

Nanostructured carriers for controlled release of flavonoids as a potential therapeutics for treatment of Alzheimers' disease, Croatian- Serbian bilateral project, PI. S. Šegota.

Biocompatible nanoparticles with enhanced therapeutic efficacy of flavonoids in food, project supported by BICRO POC 6, PI S. Šegota


AFM method was applied in realization of three PhD in collaboration with School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb; Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, and  two Bachelor of Science Ths., in collaboratio with Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb

1. Sanja Štefančić "Efect of corrosive medium on the structure and properties of dental ceramics"
    School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagrebu, 2013., PhD

2. Sanja Ercegović: "Target modification of textile material properties using plasma and metal compounds", Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, 2010., PhD

3. Boris Klaić: "Analysis of the Co/Cr i Ni/Cr alloy surface using Atomic force microscopy at nanometer scalei", School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb, 2009., PhD

4. Križan, Ivan: "Characterization of sol-gel TiO2 films on glass substrate", Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, 2010., Bachelor of Science Thesis

5. Simara Matija: "Preparation and photocatalytic activity of sol-gel TiO2 coatings",  Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb, 2009., Bachelor of Science Thesis

Featured Publications

  • 1. D. Risović, A. Penezić, V. Čadež, S. Šegota, B. Gašparović, Surface free energy tuning of supported mixed lipid layers, RSC Adv.6(2016) 52475–52484.


    2. Z. Hajdari Gretić, E. Kristan Mioč, V. Čadež, S. Šegota, H. Otmačić Ćurković, S.  Hosseinpour, The Influence of Thickness of Stearic Acid Self- Assembled Film on Its Protective Properties. ‎J. Electrochem. Soc.163(2016) C937-C944.


    3. Z. Hajdari, H. Otmačić Ćurković, V. Čadež, S. Šegota, Corrosion Protection of Cupronickel Alloy by Self-Assembled Films of Fatty Acids, ‎J. Electrochem. Soc.163(2016) C145–C155.


    4. A. Selmani, I. Coha, K. Magdić, B. Čolović, V. Jokanović, S. Šegota, S. Gajović, A. Gajović, D. Jurašin, M. Dutour Sikirić, Multiscale study of the cationic surfactants influence on amorphous calcium phosphate precipitation, Cryst. Eng. Comm.17(2015) 8529–8548.


    5. M. Jazvinšćak Jembrek, G. Šimić, P. R. Hof, S. Šegota, Atomic force microscopy as an advanced tool in neuroscience, Transl. Neurosci.6(2015) 117–130.


    6. M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, H. Zorc, S. Šegota, P. Dubček, S. Bernstorff Optical and structural characterization of gold island films on glass substrates, Thin Solid Films591(2015) 204–209.


    7. S. Šegota, D. Vojta, D. Kendziora, I. Ahmed, Lj. Fruk, G. Baranović, Ligand-Dependent Nanoparticle Clustering within Lipid Membranes Induced by Surrounding Medium, J. Phys. Chem. B119(2015) 5208–5219.


    8. C. Bianco, S. Kezić, M. Crosera, V. Svetličić, S. Šegota, G. Maina, C. Romano, F. Larese, G. Adamo, In vitro percutaneous penetration and characterization of silver from silver- containing textiles, Int. J. Nanomed.10(2015) 1899-1908.


    9. S. Šegota, D. Vojta, G. Pletikapić, G. Baranović, Ionic strength and composition govern the elasticity of biological membranes, Chem. Phys. Lipids186(2015) 17–29.


    10. L. Ćurković, D. Ljubas, S. Šegota, I. Bačić, Photocatalytic degradation of Lissamine Green B dye by using nanostructured sol–gel TiO2 films, J. Alloy.  Comp.604 (2014) 309–316.


    11. L. Ćurković, H. Otmačić Ćurković, S. Salopek, M. Majić Renjo, S. Šegota, Enhancement of corrosion protection of AISI 304 stainless steel by nanostructured sol-gel TiO2 films, Corros. Sci.77 (2013) 176–184.


    12. L. Ćurković, S. Salopek, S. Šegota, M. Majić Renjo, T. Tomić, AFM characterisation of sol-gel TiO2 films deposited on stainless steel Materialwiss. Werkst.44 (2013) 650–654.


    12. A.Štimac, S. Šegota, M. Dutour Sikirić, R. Ribić, L. Frkanec, V. Svetličić, S. Tomić, B. Vranešić, R. Frkanec, Surface Modified Liposomes by Mannosylated Conjugates Anchored via the Adamantyl Moiety in the Lipid Bilayer, Biochim. Biophys. Acta: Biomembranes1818(2012) 2252–2259.

Membership in professional associations / societies

  • 2015 – Croatian Biophysical Society

    2015 - National representative and MC member, COST Action ES1205

    1998 - European Colloid and Interface Society

    1995 - Croatian Microscopy Society

    1993 - Croatian Chemical Society 


Other research interests:

  • structural adaptation of nanoparticles and organic molecules (e.g. flavanoids) within different model membranes
  • molecular structure, thermodynamics, elastic properties of mixed model membranes using AFM and FTIR spectroscopy

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