Ivana Novak Jovanović

Division of Toxicology

PhD / Scientific Advisor

Place and date of birth

Osijek, 24 December 1979


  • 2010. doctor of science in the scientific domain Biotechnical sciences, scientific field Food technology, Characterization of catechins in green and black teas using electrochemical methods [PhD thesis] J. J. Strossmayer University in Osijek: Faculty of Food Technology
  • 2004. graduate in Food Technology and Process Engineering, J. J. Strossmayer University in Osijek: Faculty of Food Technology

Work Experience

  • 2011- until now Unit of Toxicology, Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia
  • January 2011- August 2011 Researcher/Analyst at Pliva Pharmaceutical Company, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2005 – 2011 Department for Applied chemistry and Ecology of the Faculty of Food Technology, J. J. Strossmayer University, Osijek, Croatia

Fields of interest

  • Development and evaluation of electrochemical methods for determination of bioactive compounds in real samples.
  • Investigation of electrochemical oxidation/reduction mechanisms of bioactive compounds using voltammetry.
  • Investigation of antioxidant properties of naturally occurring antioxidants.

Additional training

  • May 2016 – November 2016. Laboratory for biotechnology in aquaculture, “Ruđer Bošković” Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
  • June 2007 – December 2008 Laboratory for Electroanalysis and Corrosion, Pedro Nunes Institute, Coimbra, Portugal


  • 2009 Annual Science Award of the Republic of Croatia for Junior Researchers

Select Publications

  1. I. Novak Jovanović, L. Čižmek, Š. Komorsky-Lovrić: Electrochemistry-based determination of pungency level of hot peppers using the voltammetry of microparticles. Electrochimica Acta, 208, 273-281, 2016.
  2. Š. Komorsky-Lovrić, I. Novak: Abrasive stripping voltammetry of myricetin and dihydromyricetin. Electrochimica Acta, 98, 153-156, 2013.
  3. I. Novak, M. Šeruga, Š. Komorsky-Lovrić: Electrochemical characterisation of epigallocatechin gallate using square-wave voltammetry. Electroanalysis, 21(9), 1019-1025, 2009.
  4. I. Novak, M. Šeruga, Š. Komorsky-Lovrić: Square-wave and cyclic voltammetry of epicatechin gallate on glassy carbon electrode. Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 631(1-2), 71-75, 2009.
  5. I. Novak, P. Janeiro, M. Šeruga, A. M. Oliveira-Brett: Ultrasound extracted flavonoids from four varieties of Portuguese red grape skins determined by reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection. Analytica Chimica Acta. 630(2), 107-115, 2008.


  • International Society of Electrochemistry

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