Silvije Davila

Division of Environmental Hygiene

PhD / Scientific Associate


  • 2016 PhD in Computer Science – Software Engineering
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing
  • 2009 Professor of physics and computer science
    University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science and Mathematics, Department of Physics

Work Experience

  • 2009 – today. Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Environmental Hygiene Unit, senior research assistant

Research projects

  • 2024-2027 Environment Pollution and Human Health: Physico-Chemical Analysis, Toxicity and Machine Learning Models – EnvironPollutHealth, NextGenerationEU (collaborator)
  • 2022–2026 Evidence Driven Indoor Air Quality Improvement – EDIAQI, HORIZON Europe (collaborator)
  • 2021–2025  Air Pollution and Biomarkers of Effect in Humans – HUMNap, Croatian Science Foundation (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 (national coordinator)
  • 2020–2022 Determination of Long-Term Weather Trends for Monitoring Sources of Air Pollution by Nuclear Techniques, UNEP (collaborator)
  • 2017–2023 Expansion and Modernisation of the National Network for Continuous Air Quality Monitoring – AIRQ, ERDF (collaborator)
  • 2014–2015 European Joint Programme for the Integration of Radiation Protection Research – CONCERT, EURATOM HORIZON 2020 (collaborator)

Professional projects

  • 2017-present Ecological Map of the City of Zagreb, City of Zagreb (leader)
  • 2014-present Air Quality Monitoring at the CUPOVZ Construction Site in Zagreb (collaborator)
  • 2014-present Monitoring of Air Pollution at the Stations of the State Network for Permanent Monitoring of Air Quality, Contract with the Ministry of Environment and Nature Protection and the State Hydrometeorological Institute (collaborator)
  • 2014-present Monitoring Air Pollution in the Area of the City of Zagreb, City Office for Energy, Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, Zagreb (collaborator)


  • 2023-present Undergraduate and Graduate study at the Algebra University – Goldsmiths, University of London, Erasmus+. Courses: Object-oriented programming; Programming in Python; .NET practicum; Database (associate)

Fields of interest

  • Air quality monitoring of gaseous pollution using automatic methods and sensors,
  • monitoring of particle pollution,
  • creation and maintenance of an information system for monitoring air quality in real time,
  • creation of computer applications, web applications and websites,
  • use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the field of air quality monitoring

Additional training

  • 2023 Intro to Deep Learning, Kaggle, Zagreb
    Feature Engineering, Kaggle, Zagreb
    Data Visualization, Kaggle, Zagreb
    Intermediate Machine Learning, Kaggle, Zagreb
    Pandas, Kaggle, Zagreb
    Intro to Machine Learning, Kaggle, Zagreb
    Python programming language, Kaggle, Zagreb
    Introduction to Machine Learning, Great Learning Academy, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2020 Rigaku EDXRF NEX CG, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2019  Horiba – PFS-ONE, Zagreb, Croatia; Regional Training Course on Recent Advances in Receptor Models for Source Identification and Apportionment of Air Particulate Matter, IAEA, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2018 Regional Training Course on Quality Assurance in Using Nuclear Techniques for Elemental Analysis of APM, IAEA, Seibersdorf, Austria
    Copernicus User Workshop, DHMZ, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2017  RTC on Advanced Methods in PMF and PSCF, IAEA, Lisbon, Portugal
    AirSensEUR, JRC, Ispra, Italy
  • 2016  Regional Training Course on  Advanced Methods for Air Pollution Source Apportionment, IAEA, Athens, Greece
  • 2014  IAEA Technical Cooperation Project RER/1/008 – RER1013 9001 01 Task Force Meeting to Define Modifify the RER APM Database Design, IAEA, Athens, Greece
  • 2012  Regional Training Course on Air Sampling and Nuclear Analytical Characterisation of Atmospheric Particulate Matter (APM), Including Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC), IAEA, Zagreb, Croatia
    Application of the Norm HRN EN ISO/IEC 17025, HMD, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2010  Traceability and Measurement Uncertainty, HAA, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2008  Javascript, Algebra College, Zagreb, Croatia
    SQL Basic, Algebra College, Zagreb, Croatia
    SQL Advanced Use, Algebra College, Zagreb, Croatia
    Java 2 Programming Language, Algebra College, Zagreb, Croatia
    Java 5 Advanced Programming, Algebra College, Zagreb, Croatia
    Java Web Programming, Algebra College, Zagreb, Croatia
    XML Programming, Algebra College, Zagreb, Croatia
    HTML, Algebra College, Zagreb, Croatia
    ECDL Advance, Algebra College, Zagreb, Croatia


  • European Network of National Air Quality Reference Laboratories (Representative of the Reference laboratory for air particulate matter of the Republic of Croatia since 2017)
  • Croatian Air Protection Association (Member of the Board of Directors since 2009)

Other engagements

  • 2020-present Head of accredited methods: HRN EN 14212:2012, HRN EN 14625:2012, HRN EN 14211:2012, HRN EN 14626:2012

List of publications