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19th International Chromatography School

Zagreb, Croatia, 9. and 10. June 2016.

Zagreb, Croatia.
10 - 11 June 2019


About employee

prof. dr. sc. Hrvoje Kušić

Title: Full professor

Function: Professor

Public phone number:
01 4597 160
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Department of Polymer Engineering and Organic Chemical Technology
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Prof. Hrvoje Kušić is born in Zagreb, Croatia. He is employed at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology since 2001, currently as Professor, while since 2021 he is also employed at the University North. He received a BSc and PhD diplomas in 2001 and 2006, respectively, from University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology. He is head of research group on advanced oxidation technologies and solar-active materials, while his research interests include: (i) advanced water treatments, particularly advanced oxidation technologies; (ii) nanotechnology, particularly design and development of solar-active materials for water treatment and energy conversion; (iii) process simulation and optimization including mechanistic/phenomenological modeling; (iv) fate and behavior of contaminants of emerging concern using QSA/PR modeling; (v) waste management, particularly thermal treatment technologies; and from recently, (vi) microplastics. Prof. Kušić is recipient of National Annual Science Award for 2011 from Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia for his outstanding scientific research performance. He teaches courses on environmental engineering, water quality and treatment, and waste management. Besides pedagogic work, he is/was involved in >20 national and international research projects, 7 as a principal investigator. He is (co)author of >110 publications (>90 papers in peer-review journals) and holds >2900 citations (h-index 28), and participated at >100 national and international conferences, including plenary and invited lectures. Prof. Kusic is/was also editor in several journals, including one of the leading journals in the field of interest: Chemical Engineering Journal.

Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)

List of select projects

    • Solar-assisted photocatalytic degradation of perfluorinated compounds in water, IPS-2022-02-4780, Croatian Science Foundation, Croatia, and Slovenian Research Agency, Slovenia, ongoing: 2022-(2025), project co-leader
    • Microplastics in water; fate and behavior and removal, IP-2020-02-6033, Croatian Science Foundation, Croatia, ongoing: 2020-(2024), associate (PI: dr. Ana Lončarić Božić)
    • Biodegradable 3D printed structures for bone augmentation European Structural and Investment Funds (Croatia), ongoing: 2020-(2023), associate (PI: dr. Hrvoje Ivanković)
    • Danube Hazard m3c, DTP3-1-299-2.1, European Regional Development Fund, 2020-2022, associate (PI: dr. Matthias Zessner, TU Wien, Austria)
    • Water Purification and Energy Conversion using Novel Composite Materials and Solar Irradiation, European Structural and Investment Funds (Croatia), KK., ongoing: 2019-2023, project leader
    • Photocatalytic water treatment - development of immobilized catalysts and compact reactor systems, L7-1848, ARRS, 2019-2022, associate (PI: dr. Urška Lavrenčič Štangar, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
    • Developemnt of solar-active nanocatalysts for the treatment of contaminants of emerging concern, APOSTD2019, 80160312-E, Fondo Social Europeo Spain, 2019-2021, associate (PI: dr. Sara Garcia Ballestros, University of Valencia, Spain)
    • Joint PhD Laboratory for New Materials and Inventive Water Treatment Technologies. Harnessing resources effectively through innovation project (NOWELTIES), EC, H2020-MSCA-ITN-EJD-812880, ongoing: 2019-(2023), associate (PI: Dr. Mira Petrovic, Catalan Institue for Water Research – ICRA, Spain)
    • Nano-sized Solar-active Catalysts for Environmental Technologies (NaSCEnT), Croatian Science Foundation, IP-2018-01-1982, 2018-2022, project leader
    • Development of novel catalytic materials for simultaneous water purification and energy conversion under solar irradiation, Bilateral HR-SLO project (MZO and ARRS), 2018-2019, project leader
    • Novel Catalysts for Solar driven Water treatment; Quantum-chemical and Experimental Approach, Ministry of Science and Education, Croatia, and Campus France, France; COGITO, Croatia-France bilateral project- Hubert Curien Partnership, 2017-2018, project leader
    • Development of Photocatalytic Polymer Nanocomposites for Wastewater Treatment (DePoNPhoto), Croatian Science Foundation, Croatia, 2014-2018, associate (PI: dr. Zlata Hrnjak Murgić)
    • Environmental Implications of the Application of Nanomaterials in Water Purification Technologies (NanoWaP), Croatian Science Foundation, Croatia, 2014-2017, project leader
    • Modular Wastewater Treatment System, Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovations and Investments (HAMAG BICRO), Croatia, 2016-2017, associate (PI: dr. Ana Lončarić Božić)