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19th International Chromatography School

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

Zagreb, Croatia.
10 - 11 June 2019


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prof. dr. sc. Krunoslav Žižek

Title: Full professor

Function: full professor

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Department of Mechanical and Thermal Process Engineering
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Full professor Krunoslav Žižek, PhD

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology

Identification number of scientist: 252296 ORCID ID: 0009-0003-8963-3153; Scopus ID: 22982533800


Krunoslav Žižek, PhD was born on 3rd April 1977 in Zagreb, Republic of Croatia. He graduated at Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology (FCET), University of Zagreb in 2002. He enrolled in postgraduate study course on Chemical Engineering at FCET in 2002, obtained his Ph.D. title in 2010 within the same institution and with kind mentorship of academician Marin Hraste. His dissertation entitled Comparative study of the granulation process provides great insight in the meso-scale of wet granulation process of previously unreported formulation system. Currently, Krunoslav Žižek is an associate professor at Department of Mechanical and Thermal Process Engineering (FCET), and an experienced researcher too with main field of interest: granulation processes and population balance modelling of inherent physical transformations.

Constantly, he is dealing with knowledge transfer to domestic and foreign students on various undergraduate study programmes. He provides lectures and seminars for many courses: Transport Phenomena (on both languages, domestic and English), Transport Phenomena and Separation Processes and Unit Operations. Additionally, he actively participates in realization of many lab tutorials. He mentors students at courses Chemical Engineering Tutorials and Material Engineering Laboratory and at their Bachelor's and Master's thesis as well. He is a co-author of the chapter in English for the book Environmental engineering, Basic principles, and aimed to undergraduate students in the field of technical sciences. He is an author of teaching material for the course Transport Phenomena and Separation Processes.

His scientific and research activities are strongly related to the field of chemical engineering, particle technology area. Particularly, Krunoslav Žižek deals with granulation processes in diverse lab scale units and additionally with population balance modelling of inherent physical transformations and defining of scale up strategies. Primarily, he deals with preparation and characterization of single- and multiparticulate systems for oral drug delivery. In design of mini-tabs and orally disintegrating tablets with targeted end-use properties, he uses principles of green chemistry and methodology of chemical engineering.

He published thirty three scientific papers, twenty two in CC, SCI and SCIExp listed journals, four papers published in journals indexed in secondary publications and seven papers reviewed and published in the summaries of international scientific congresses. Totally, he participated with seventeen scientific contributions at international congresses and with twenty five presentations at domestic scientific meetings. He reviewed many scientific papers and was an editor of three scientific summary.

He is an associate member of Croatian Society of Chemical Engineers and Technologists and alumni society. He is also one of the founders and member of Association for development of competencies and innovation skills in science, founded in 2012, whose mission is to serve as a vehicle for innovative projects proposed by young scientists and to work on development of new products. He acted in expert work team of Faculty for the TARGET project (2015 up to 2016).

Krunoslav Žižek actively participated on four national scientific projects as an associate (2002 up to 2013). He successfully collaborated with Chemical Institute Ljubljana within bilateral Croatian-Slovenian scientific project. Also, he was a team member of bilateral Croatian-France scientific project. He was also involved as an associate on expert project Separation of asbestos fibers on zeolites using adsorption (2011 up to 2013) financed by Environmental Protection Foundation. From 2012 to 2014 he co-led the research project kindly approved by Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. Krunoslav Žižek was involved in project Development of materials for 3D printing of microreactors financed and approved by Croatian Science Foundation.