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Prof. Gordana Pavlović, Ph.D.

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Department of Applied Chemistry

 

Full Prof. Gordana Pavlović, Ph. D.

Department of Applied Chemistry

 

Personal data

Date and place of birth: June 7th, 1965, Zagreb


Web links:

Personal page:

https://www.ttf.unizg.hr/nastavnici-i-suradnici/gordana-pavlovic/24

Web link CROSBI base:

https://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=174402

CROSBI PROFIL: 13926

MBZ: 174402

 

ACADEMIC EDUCATION

  • 1994 – 1998 PhD degree, Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department, University of Zagreb, natural sciences, inorganic and structural chemistry, title of PhD Thesis Stereochemistry of polydentate Schiff bases and their complexes with vanadium, cobalt, nickel and copper.
  • 1990– 1993 MSc degree, Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department, University of Zagreb, natural sciences, inorganic and structural chemistry, title of MSc Thesis: Structures of molybdenum(V) and (VI) in coordination with oxygen and nitrogen donor atoms.
  • 1984 – 1989 BSc degree, teacher of chemistry and physics, Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department, University of Zagreb, title Chemistry of precipitation of chromium(III) dodecyl-benzenesulfonate.


SCIENTIFIC GRADES AND SCIENTIFIC-TEACHING GRADES WITH EMPLOYMENT

  • Scientific grades:

2002 research associate, scientific area of natural sciences, scientific field: chemistry

2006 senior research associate, scientific area of natural sciences, scientific field: chemistry

2011  scientific advisor,  scientific area of natural sciences, scientific field: chemistry

 

  • Scientific-teaching grades

1990 – 1998 University of Zagreb Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department, junior researcher

1998 – 2000 University of Zagreb Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department, senior assistant

2000 – 2002 Polytechnic of Karlovac, honorary lecturer

2002 – 2007 - Assistant Professor, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

2007 – 2012 - Associate Professor, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

2012 – 2017 Full Professor, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

2017 - Full Professor with tenure, University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

 

TEACHING ACTIVITY

  • BSc level:

Mandatory courses:

    • General Chemistry, (lectures, excersises, seminars), Laboratory Excersises of General Chemistry, Ecology in textile science and technology (lectures)

Optional courses:

    • Selected Topics of Inorganic Chemistry (lectures, seminars)
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  • MSc level:

Optional courses:

    • Methods of Matter Examination in the Solid State
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  • PhD level:

Optional courses:

    • Chemistry of materials and nanotechnology, (lectures, seminars)

MENTORSHIP

  • Undergraduate Thesis:

1.) Snježana Siketić: Ecotoxicology of mercury and cadmium, Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, 2010.

2.) Eva Šestić: Ecotoxicology of chromium and their compounds, Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, 2011.

3.) Ivana Anušić: Ecological aspects of chemistry of chlorinated aromatic hydrocarbons, Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, 2011.

4.) Danijela Drčić: Ecotoxicology of cadmium, Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, 2013.

5.) Valentina Petrak: Ecotoxicology of arsenic, Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, 2013.

6.) Ivana Grman: Pesticide in cotton cultivation, Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, 2014.

7.) Zvjezdana Jerković: Ecological aspects of nanomaterials application-nanoecology, Faculty of Textile Technology, University of Zagreb, 2014.

8.) Sanja Zrna: Some aspects of chemistry of freons and halons as greenhouse gases and ozone layer attenuators, TTF, 2015.

9.) Marina Dušković: Aromatic hydrocarbons as pollutants, TTF, 2015.

10.) Marta Dušković: Poly(halogenated) hydrocarbons as pollutants, TTF, 2015.

11.) Ivana Garić: Inorganic pigments of heavy metals, TTF, 2016.

12.) Irma Majstorović: Alotropic modifications of carbon – new materials, TTF, 2016.

13.) Petra Labazan: Cobalt(II) complexes with 2-(hydroxymethyl)benzothiazole as potential dyes, TTF, 2017.

14.) Tanja Krivec: Ecotoxicology of solvents used in dry cleaning, TTF, 2017.

15.) Elizabeta Seničar: Iron complexes as pigments, TTF 2017.

16.) Vedrana Katalinić: Ecotoxicology of nickel, TTF, 2017.

17.) Anja Judin, Solvothermal syntheisof cobalt complexes with 1H-benzimidazole-2-methanol, TTF, 2017.

  • Diploma Thesis (mentorship: 50%:50%):

1.) M. Borovina: Preparation and structural characterization of copper(II) complexes, [CuL(CH3OH)]n (n = 2 ili 4) (L = tridentate Schiff base), University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, 2013, supervisors: Prof. M. Cindrić, Prof. G. Pavlović

2.) K. Krekić: Synthesis and identification of cobalt(III) complexes [CoL(D)3]+[CoL2]- (L = tridentate Schiff base, D = imidazole), University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, 2013, supervisors: Prof. M. Cindrić, Prof. G. Pavlović

3.) M. Majer: Synthesis and structural characterization of complex [Ni4L4(CH3OH)4], L = Schiff base, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, 2014, supervisors: Prof. M. Cindrić, Prof. G. Pavlović

  • Autonomous supervision

4.) Danijela Drčić: Synthesis and characterization of cobalt and iron complexes with 1H-benzimidazole-2-methanol, TTF, 2015.

  • PhD Thesis:

1.) Boris Marko Kukovec, BSc, Synthesis and characterization of cobalt, nickel and copper complexes with derivatives of picolinic acid, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, date of defence: 24th September 2009, supervisors: Prof. Z. Popović, Prof. G. Pavlović

2.) Edislav Lekšić, MSc, Supramolecular synthons of lamotrigine: model for lamotrigine cocrystals design, date of defence: 20th December 2013, at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, supervisors: Prof. E. Meštrović, Prof. G. Pavlović

  • Autonomous supervision

3.) Robert Katava, mag.chem., Vanadium complexes with 2-benzothiazolylhydrazone derivatives, date of defence: 27th February, 2020, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry, autonomous supervisor: Prof. G. Pavlović

 

2015 – 2016: Member of Expert working group for chemistry national curriculum for elementary and high education: http://www.kurikulum.hr/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Kemija.pdf

 

Lectures for chemistry high school teachers in Croatia: Zagreb, Slavonski Brod, Labin, Split, Mali Lošinj, Pakrac, Pazin and Otočac:

1.) “Conceptual approach in the interpretation of physical-chemical laws in chemistry teaching”

2.) "Metals of life, metals of death"

3.) "Bloom’s taxonomy in chemistry teaching of acids, bases and salts for high school”

4.) „From chemical experiment to tasks of higher cognitive levels“

5.) “Learning outcomes in chemistry teaching for 2nd high school class”

 

RESEARCH ACTIVITY

  • Scientific area: Natural sciences
  • Scientific field: chemistry (1.04.)
  • Scientific branch: inorganic and structural chemistry (1.04.04.)


Research areas:

  • Chemical crystallography, X-ray structural analysis, coordination and structure of transition metal complexes (molybdenum, copper, nickel, vanadium, cobalt) and mercury, organometallic complexes of iron, structure of small organic molecules in the solid state, noncovalent interactions, hydrogen bonds, supramolecular assembling of molecules in the solid state, supramolecular synthons, conformation, tautomeric effects, polyoxometalates, high nuclearity metal complexes, solid state isomerism.

 

SCIENTOMETRIC DATA

  • Citations: 2136 (Google Scholar), the most cited scientific article: 132 citations, h-index: 24 (March, 2021)
  • 11 high school textbooks and collections in chemistry
  • 1 chapter in book
  • 102 original scientific papers published in journal indexed in WoS (among them 100 journals indexed in Current Contents database); (52 articles in journals of Q1 and Q2 quartile)
  • 2 review scientific articles
  • 3 review professional papers
  • 4 professional papers
  • 6 refereed conference papers (1 of 6 professional)
  • 79 conference abstracts in Book of abstracts
  • 2 plenary lectures at international scientific conferences
  • LECTURES:

1.) "Mercury(II) coordination chemistry in the environment of ligands containing N, O and/or S donor set - through the eyes of crystallographer" na 17th Slovenian-Croatian crystallographic meeting, Ptuj, Slovenia, 2008.  

2.) "Environmental and toxicological context of the structural chemistry of mercury(II) complexes", invited lecture in the framework of CEEPUS programme, "St. Kliment Ohridski ”, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Sophia, Bulgaria, 2009.

3.) "Chemical aspects of toxicology of mercury and the role of structural chemistry"; 4th international conference of Croatian ergonomic society, Stubičke Toplice, Hrvatska, 2010.

4.) "Hybrid organic-inorganic POM's of Lindqvist and Keggin hybrid organic-inorganic POM's of Lindqvist and Keggin type": 1st European conference about polyoxometalate chemistry in molecular nanoscience.; Tenerife, Spain, 16th  – 19th  May, 2013.

5.) “Supramolecular design of magnetic properties of tetranuclear Ni(II) complexes”, scientific  meeting: “Contemporary crystallography in Croatia” 30/9/2014, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

  • Referee more than 70 manuscripts in chemical scientific journals indexed in Current Contents database (Journal of Molecular Structure (34), Structural Chemistry (7), Journal of Chemical Crystallography (5), CrystEngComm (2), Croatica Chemica Acta (2), Polyhedron (8), Applied Organometallic Chemistry (1), Acta Chimica Slovenica (5), Molecular Crystals, Liquid Crystals (1), Inorganic Chemistry Communications (2), Crystal Growth&Design (1), Heliyon (2), Dalton (1) i Journal of Coordination Chemistry (2).
  • Referee of papers for Book of papers 3rd Scientific-professional conference “Textile science and economy”, 2010; 6th Scientific-professional conference “Textile science and economy”, 2014.
  • Referee of project proposals for Foundation of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • Referee of papers of monography “Contemporary crystallography in Croatia”; publisher: Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 2014
  • Referee of bilateral scientific project proposals of Bulgarian National Science Fund
  • Referee for national journal Chemistry in industry

SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION

  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Department of Organic Chemistry
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology
  • Pliva company (R&D)
  • Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski ”, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy, Department of Analytical Chemistry

 

 List of the most cited scientific papers with number of citations

I. Ćaleta, M. Kralj, M. Marjanović, B. Bertoša, S. Tomić, G. Pavlović, K. Pavelić and G. Karminski-Zamola, Novel Cyano- and Amidino- Benzothiazole Derivatives: Synthesis, Antitumor Evaluation, X-ray and QSAR Analysis, J. Med. Chem. 52 (2009) 6, 1744-1756. Q1 IF 4.802  130

M. Hranjec, G. Pavlović, M. Marjanović, M. Kralj  and G. Karminski-Zamola, Benzimidazole derivatives related to 2,3-acrylonitriles, benzimidazo[1,2-a]quinolines and fluorenes: Synthesis, Antitumor Evaluation in vitro and Crystal Structure Determination, Eur. J. Med. Chem., 45 (2010) 2405-2417. Q1 IF 3.346  103

B. Kaitner and G. Pavlović, A Reinvestigation of the Quinoidal Effect in N-n-Propyl-2-oxo-1-naphthylidenemethylamine, Acta Cryst. C52 (1996) 2573-2575.Q3 IF 0.518, 1996 103

Z. Popović, G. Pavlović, D. Matković-Čalogović, Ž. Soldin, M. Rajić, D. Vikić-Topić & D. Kovaček, Mercury(II) complexes of heterocyclic thiones Part 1. Preparation of 1:2 complexes of mercury(II) halides and pseudohalides with 3,4,5,6-tetrahydropyrimidine-2-thione. X-ray, thermal analysis and NMR studies. Inorg. Chim. Acta, 306 (2000) 142-152. Q2 IF 1.2 82

I. Jarak, M. Kralj, L. Šuman, G. Pavlović, J. Dogan, I. Piantanida, M. Žinić, K. Pavelić & G. Karminski-Zamola,  Novel Cyano- and N-Isopropylamidino-Substituted Derivatives of Benzo[b]thiophene-2-carboxanilides and Benzo[b]thieno[2,3-c]quinolones: Synthesis, Photochemical Synthesis, Crystal Structure Determination, and Antitumor Evaluation. 2 J. Med. Chem. 48 (2005) 2346-2360. Q1 IF 4.926 79

G. Pavlović, L. Racané, H. Čičak and V. Tralić-Kulenović, The synthesis and structural study of two benzothiazolyl azo dyes. X-ray crystallographic and computational study of azo-hydrazone tautomerism, Dyes and Pigments 83 (2009) 354–362; doi:10.1016/j.dyepig.2009.06.002 Q1 IF 2.855 70

Z. Popović, D. Matković-Čalogović, Ž. Soldin, G. Pavlović, N. Davidović, D. Vikić-Topić, Mercury(II) compounds with  1,3-imidazole-2-thione and its 1-methyl analogue. Preparative and NMR spectroscopic studies. The crystal structures of di-m-iodo-bis[iodo(1,3-imidazolium-2-thiolato-S)mercury(II)], bis[bromo(1,3-imidazolium-2-thiolato-S)]mercury(II) and bis[m-(1-N-methyl-1,3-imidazole-2-thiolato-S)]mercury(II), Inorg. Chim. Acta, 294 (1999) 35-46.Q2 IF 1.295, 1999 68

M. Hranjec, I. Sović, I. Ratkaj, G. Pavlović, N. Ilić, L. Valjalo, K. Pavelić, S. Kraljević Pavelić, G. Karminski-Zamola, Antiproliferative potency of novel benzofuran-2-carboxamides on tumor cell lines: cell death mechanisms and determination of crystal structure. Eur.J.Med. Chem. 59 (2013) 111-119. Q1 IF 3.346 56

Z.Popović, V. Roje, G. Pavlović, D. Matković-Čalogović and G. Giester, The first example of coexistence of the ketoamino-enolimino forms of diamine Schiff base naphthaldimine parts: The crystal and molecular structure of N,N'-bis(1-naphthaldimine)-o-phenylenediamine chloroform (1/1) solvate at 200 K, J. Mol.Struct. 597(1-3) (2001) 39-47. Q3 IF 0.907 44

Z. Popović, G. Pavlović, D. Matković-Čalogović, V. Roje and I. Leban, On tautomerism of two 5-methoxysalicylaldimine structural isomers in the solid state: Structural study of N-(o-hydroxyphenyl)-5-methoxysalicylaldimine and N-(m-hydroxyphenyl)-5-methoxysalicylaldimine; J. Mol. Struct. (2002) 615, 23-31. Q3 IF 1.122 43

Z.Popović, V. Roje, G. Pavlović, D. Matković-Čalogović and G. Giester, The first example of coexistence of the ketoamino-enolimino forms of diamine Schiff base naphthaldimine parts: The crystal and molecular structure of N,N'-bis(1-naphthaldimine)-o-phenylenediamine chloroform (1/1) solvate at 200 K, J. Mol.Struct. 597(1-3) (2001) 39-47. Q3 IF 0.907 38

J. Lapić, G. Pavlović, D. Siebler, K. Heinze, and V. Rapić, Structural, Spectroscopic, and Theoretical Study of Ferrocene Ureidopeptides, Organometallics 27 (2008) 726-735. Q1 IF 3.815 37

G. Pavlović, Z. Popović, Ž. Soldin, D. Matković-Čalogović, 1:2 Complex of mercury(II) chloride with 1,3-imidazole-2-thione, Acta Cryst. C56 (2000) 61-63. Q3 IF 0.543 36

M. Hranjec, E. Horak, M. Tireli, G. Pavlović, G. Karminski-Zamola, Synthesis, crystal structure and spectroscopic study of novel benzimidazoles and benzimidazo[1, 2-a]quinolines as potential chemosensors for different cations.  Dyes and Pigments. 95 (2012), 3; 644-656. Q1 IF 3.126 34

N. Perin, M. Hranjec, G. Pavlović and G. Karminski-Zamola, Novel aminated benzimidazo[1,2-a]quinolines as potential fluorescent probes for DNA detection: microwave-assisted synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and crystal structure determination, Dyes and Pigments, 91 (2011) 79-88. Q1 IF 3.126 34

L. Barišić, V. Rapić, H. Pritzkow, G. Pavlović & I. Nemet, Ferrocene compounds. Part XXXIII. Synthesis and characterization of amino acids containing skeletal 1,1’-ferrocenylene unit, J. Organomet. Chem. 682 (2003) 131-142. Q2 IF 2.042 32

G. Pavlović and J. Matijević Sosa, 3-[2-Oxo-1-naphthylidene)methylamino]benzoic acid, Acta Cryst. C56 (2000) 1117-1119. Q3 IF 0.543 32

Z. Popović, Ž. Soldin, G. Pavlović, D. Matković-Čalogović, D. Mrvoš-Sermek and M. Rajić, Mercury(II) Compounds with 1,3-Benzothiazole-2-thione. Spectral, Thermal and Crystal Structure Studies. Struct. Chem. (2002) 13(5/6), 425-436. Q2 IF 0.652 30

 

PROJECTS (COLLABORATOR)

  • 2017 – 2018 Metallosupermolecular architectures and inorganic-organic polyoxometalete based hybrides (MOLART) (ID: HRZZ-IP-2016-06-4221; (PI: Full Prof. V. Vrdoljak, Ph.D., University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry
  • 2013 – MC member on COST project Polyoxometalate Chemistry for Molecular Nanoscience (CMST COST Action CM1203)
  • 2008 – 2013 Investigator on the project Protein-ligand interactions at atomic level, No. 098-1191344-2943, founded by Ministry of Science, Education and Sport (PI: M. Luić, PhD, Institute “Rudjer Bošković”, Zagreb)
  • 2007 – 2008 Investigator on the project Chemistry of metal complexes in the reactions of biological importance and new materials, No. 119-1193079-1332, founded by Ministry of Science, Education and Sport(PI: prof. Z. Popović, Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department, University of Zagreb)
  • 2000 – 2007 Investigator, on the project Chemistry of 12th group metals in molecular systems of biological importance, No. 119633, founded by Ministry of Science, Education and Sport (PI: prof. Z. Popović, Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department, University of Zagreb)
  • 1993 – 1998 Junior researcher, on the project Coordination compounds and coordination polymers, No. 119409; founded by Ministry of Science, Education and Sport (PI: prof. B. Kaitner, Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department, University of Zagreb)
  • 1990 – 1993 Junior researcher, on the project Compounds of specific properties-synthesis and structure No. 1-07-019; founded by Ministry of Science, Education and Sport (PI: prof. B. Kamenar, Faculty of Science, Chemistry Department, University of Zagreb)


 

PUBLIC AND INSTITUTIONAL CONTRIBUTION - MEMBERSHIPS

Out of Faculty of Textile Technology

2015 – 2018 member of Scientific Field Committee for Chemistry

2015 member of Working Group for reconceptualization of State Matura (Chemistry)

2018 – 2020 member of the Field Council for Technical Sciences of the University of Zagreb

 2018 – 2020 member of the Senate of the University of Zagreb

2019 –  member of the Committee for innovation and technology transfer at the University of Zagreb

At the Faculty of Textile Technology

2007 - 2014 ECTS Faculty coordinator

2007 - 2014 Deputy of the Faculty ERASMUS coordinator

2008 – Deputy of the Committee for Master of Science study programme in English at Faculty

2009 - 2013 Head of Centre of Lifelong- Learning (COBRA) at Faculty

2011 - 2015 member of the Commission for Transitions and Development of the Course Equivalence Register

2014-2015 member of the Re-accreditation Evaluation Committee (Ch. Science) at Faculty

24/9/2014 – 24/9/2016 Head of the Division for Applied Chemistry at Faculty

2014- 2018 member of Committee for Scientific Research and Artistic Work

2014 President of the Committee for best e-course at Faculty

2018   the main commissioner  of  the Faculty branch of  the Independent Union of Research and Higher Education Employees of Croatia  

2018 - 2019 member of the Scientific Committee of 12th Textile Science & Economy International Scientific-Professional Symposium

2019 president of the Organizational Committee for “Tehnologijada” 2019.

2018 – 2020 Dean of University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

2018 – 2020 member of the Doctoral Study Council at Faculty

2019 member of the Advisory Board for Strategic Development of Faculty

2019 – 2020 member of the Commission for study programs at the Faculty

2019 – 2020 the deputy of President of Commission for the development of new study programs of undergraduate studies at the Faculty

2019 – 2020 president of Occupational Safety Board at Faculty

2019 -2020 member of the Scientific Committee of 13th Textile Science & Economy International Scientific-Professional Symposium

2019 representative of University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology at AUTEX

2018 - 2020 member of expert commission for Rule book of the grades and working positions at University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

2018-2019 member of expert commission for design and making of web site of University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

2019-2020 member of Coordination group “COVID-19” at University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

2020 – member of Working group for Development of Professional Practice of EU project Development and implementation of professional practice – RAST (UP.03.1.1.04.0024; ESF) at University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology

 

WORK IN SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Croatian chemical society
  • Croatian crystallographic association
  • Society of chemical engineers and technologist of Republic of Croatia
  • Society of academic teachers (2002 – 2014)
  • AMCA of Faculty of Textile Technology


 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND REWARDS

  • Recognition for participation at Open day of Faculty of Textile Technology, January, 2011.
  • Dean’s Award for scientific paper published in scientific journal indexed in Q1 quartile and with the largest IF 2016. at institution on the occassion of Faculty Day 2016.

Prof. Gordana Pavlović, Ph.D.