Tomislav Bituh

Division of Radiation Protection

PhD / Senior Research Associate

Place and date of birth

Zagreb, 1979


  • Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb (1998-2004)
  • Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb (2004-2012)

Work Experience

  • Croatian Academy of Engineering (2005-2006)
  • Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health (2006-today)

Fields of interest

Radiation protection; Radioecology, Radiochemistry; Accreditation

Additional training

  • IAEA:
    • Training Course on Radioecology and Radiation Protection of the Environment
    • Training Course on Rapid Assessment Methods for Environmental Radioactivity
    • Characterization of Radioactively Contaminated Land
    • ALMERA Training Workshop on Advanced Topics in Radiochemistry Techniques: QA/QC and Integrated Quality Management for Environmental Radioanalytical Laboratories with ISO 17025
    • Management and Control of Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM)
    • Physical protection and safety assurance for radioactive sources
  • HMD:
    • The use of Standard HRN EN ISO/IEC 17025
    • Interlaboratory comparisons
    • Personnel competence
    • How to obtain accreditation of sampling
    • CROLAB and EU funds
    • Drafting declarations of conformity and uncertainty of measurement
  • SCK CEN Academy
    • Basic training in radiation protection
    • Train-the-trainers


  • Young scientist Award for the best scientific/professional article in the field of radiation protection sciences awarded by Croatian Radiation Protection Association (2013)
  • Annual award for scientific article published in the best ranged scientific journal according to JCR, WoS; awarded by IMROH (2013)
  • Annual award for scientific article published in the best ranged scientific journal according to JCR, WoS; awarded by IMROH (2009)

Select Publications

  1. Bituh T, Vučić Z, Marović G, Prlić I. (2013) A new approach to determine the phosphogypsum spread from the deposition site into the environment. Journal of Hazardous Materials 261, 584-592.
  2. Bituh T, Marović G, Franić Z, Senčar J, Bronzović M. (2009) Radioactive Contamination in Croatia by Phosphate Fertilizer Production. Journal of Hazardous Materials 162, 1199-1203.
  3. Bituh T, Marović G, Petrinec B, Senčar J, Franulović I. (2009) Natural Radioactivity of 226Ra and 228Ra in Thermal and Mineral Waters in Croatia. Radiation Protection Dosimetry 133, 119-123.
  4. Bituh T, Petrinec B, Skoko B, Vučić Z, Marović G. (2015) Measuring and modelling the radiological impact of a phosphogypsum deposition site on the surrounding environment. Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju. 66, 31-40.
  5. Kovler K, Friedmann H, Michalik B, Schroeyers W, Tsapalov A, Antropov S, Bituh T, Nicolaides D. Basic aspects of natural radioactivity. In: Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials in Construction. Wouter Schroeyers (ur.); UK, Elsevier, 2017. P.13-36.
  6. Bituh T, Petrinec B, Skoko B, Babić D, Rašeta D. Phosphogypsum and its potential use in Croatia: challenges and opportunities. (2021) Arhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju. 72 (2), 93-100.


  • Croatian Radiation Protection Association
  • Croatian Air Pollution Prevention Association


International Projects

  • BeeWatch Using Honeybees, Honey and Other Hive Products for Biomonitoring of Low-radioactive Phosphogypsum Tailings  (Bridge2Era – German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (2023-2025)
  • IAEA RER7014 Improving Environmental Monitoring and Assessment for Radiation Protection in the Region – (Role: Country counterpart) (2020-2025)
  • ENRAS –Ensuring Radiation Safety, INTERREG V-A SLOVENIJA-CROATIA (2018 – 2020)
  • TU1301: COST NORM4Building (NORM in buildings materials) (WG3)

List of publications