Ivan Bešlić

Division of Environmental Hygiene

PhD / Scientific Advisor


  • 2009 PhD in Physics – Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics
  • 2004 MSc in Physics – Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics
  • 1999 BSc in Physics – Solid State Physics
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics

Work Experience

  • 1999–present Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia

Research projects

  • 2024-2027 Environment Pollution and Human Health: Physico-Chemical Analysis, Toxicity and Machine Learning Models – EnvironPollutHealth, NextGenerationEU (collaborator)
  • 2020–2023 Development of Functional Beverage in Sustainable Packaging – JamINNO+, ERDF (collaborator)
  • 2020–2023 Deployment of Lower-Cost Ambient Air Quality Sensor System in Urban Air, JRC (collaborator)
  • 2020–2022 Determining Long Term Time Trends of Air Pollution Source Tracers by Nuclear Techniques, IAEA (national coordinator)
  • 2018–2023 Biochemical Response of Oligotrophic Adriatic Surface Ecosystems to Atmospheric Deposition Inputs – BiREADI, Croatian Science Foundation (collaborator)
  • 2017–2023 Expansion and Modernisation of the National Network for Continuous Air Quality Monitoring – AIRQ, ERDF (collaborator)
  • 2017–2019 Enhancing the Inventory of Aerosol Source Profiles Characterized by Nuclear Analytic Techniques in Support of Air Quality Management, IAEA (national coordinator)

Fields of interest

  • Air quality, PM10 and PM2.5 particle fractions analysis

Additional training

  • 2014 Regional Training Course on Source Identification and Apportionment of Air Particulate Matter (APM), Lisbon, Portugal
    Regional Training Course on Methods and Models to Assess Transboundary Transport of Atmospheric Air Particulate Matter, Debrecen, Hungary
  • 2013 Regional Training Course on Methods and Tools to Identify Trans-Boundary Movements and Sources of APM, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2012 Application of Isotopes and Radiation in Biology and Environmental Studies, Krakow, Poland
    Regional Training Course on Air Sampling and Nuclear Analytical Characterization of Atmospheric Particulate Matter (APM), Including Quality Assurance/Quality Control, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2009 Regional Training Course on Evaluation of Analytical data, Source Identification and Source Apportionment, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2008 Regional Training Course on Validation, Evaluation and Interpretation of Data Generated from Airborne Particulate Matter Measurements, Tirana, Albania
  • 2006 Validation of Analytical Methods, Lipica, Slovenija
  • 2005 Regional Training Course on Heavy Metal Monitoring, Zagreb, Croatia



  • Croatian Air Pollution Prevention Association
  • European Network of National Air Quality Reference Laboratories

Other engagements

  • Croatian Standards Institute: TO 146 Committee Member
  • Croatian Accreditation Agency: Technical Assessor
  • Journal Archives of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology: Executive Editorial Board Member

List of publications