Berislav Marković

Berislav Marković

Assoc. Prof.

Head of the Department of Chemistry
Birthdate: September 9th 1957
Birthplace: Zagreb, Croatia
Teaching: General Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry 1; Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 1; Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory 2; Materials for 21st Century: Engineering and Environment; Magneto Thermal and Chemical Mmethods in Chemistry of Materials; Basics of Radiochemistry and Radiation Chemistry; Modern Spectroscopic Methods in Chemistry; Colloidal and Interfacial Chemistry
Office Hours: Tuesday 12 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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Research Interests

  • inorganic chemistry – crystallochemistry of small molecules and metal complexes;
  • colloid science – colloids (polymers, surfactants, particulates) in various applications (personal care, industrial, biotechnology, ceramics and mineral processing, environmental), Surface and particles characterization, dispersions, material science


  • PhD, Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia – experimental part conducted at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA (1996)
  • MSc, Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia (1985)
  • BSc, Chemistry Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia (1981)


  • Highlighted publications:
  1. Balić, T., Marković, B., Medvidović-Kosanović, M. Electrochemical and structural analysis of a novel symmetrical bis-Schiff base with herringbone packing motif. // Journal of molecular structure. 1084 (2015) 82-88;
  2. MacDonald, D., Deo, N., Marković, B., Stranick, M., Somasundaran, P. Adsorption and Dissolution Behavior of Human Plasma Fibronectin on Thermally and Chemically Modified Titanium Dioxide // Biomaterials. 23 (2002) ; 1269-1279;
  3. Rerek, M., Chen, H., Marković, B., Van Wyck, D., Garidel, P., Mendelsohn, R., Moore D. Phytosphingosine and Sphingosine Ceramide Headgroup Hydrogen Bonding: Structural Insights Through Thermotropic Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange // Journal of Physical Chemistry B. 105 (2001) 9355-9362;
  4. MacDonald, D., Marković, B., Allen, M., Somasundaran, P., Boskey, A. Surface analysis of human plasma fibronectin adsorbed to commercially pure titanium materials // Journal of biomedical materials research. 41 (1998) 120-130;
  5. Kamenar, B., Penavić, M., Marković, B. Structure of Potassium bis (isothiocyanato)octamolybdate(VI)-hexahydrate // Acta Crystallographica Section C-Crystal Structure Communications. 44 (1988) 1521-1523


  • Laboratory for Investigations of Dispersion and Material Properties, project leader, The National Foundation for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Croatia (NZZ), 2009. – 2010.;
  • Structural Investigations of Biological Macromoleculs Using X-ray Diffraction Methods; 119-1193079-1084 (Minstry of Science, Education and Sport of the Republic of Croatia, researcher, 2007.- 2013. , PI Dubravka Matković-Čalogović)
  • ECO-Inks, development project of new product line for lithographic printing, Chromos Samobor, 2003.;
  • Polymers for water-resistance and oil phase thickening in personal care products, ISP, New Jersey, USA, 2000. – 2003.;
  • Polymers in water treatment, Columbia University – Nalco Chemical Co., New York, USA, 1993. – 1996.

Professional Activities

  • Chairman – Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) of NSF=s Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for Advanced Studies in Novel Surfactants at Columbia University (1999-2001)
  • Reviewer for various agencies and international journals: NSF, Colloids and Surfaces, Langmuir, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, The National Foundation for Science, Higher Education and Technological Development of the Republic of Croatia (NZZ)
  • Organizer, Session Chairman and Organizing Committee Member at National and International Conferences (23rd Croatian Meeting of Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Osijek, 2013.; 223rd National American Chemical Society Meeting, Orlando, Florida, USA, 2002. etc.)