Sanja Stipičević

Division of Environmental Hygiene

PhD / Senior Scientific Associate; Science Popularisation and Promotional Activity Coordinator

Place and date of birth

Zagreb, 1 April 1974


  • 1988-1992  XI Gymnasium in Zagreb
  • 1992-1998  Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb;
  • 1998 Diploma in Chemistry
  • 1998-2003  Graduate studies in natural sciences, Chemistry/Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb.
  • 2003 MSc degree in natural sciences (chemistry)
  • 2009 PhD degree in natural sciences (chemistry)

Work Experience

  • Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia, since 1998

Fields of interest

  • Development of analytical methods for selective trace determination of organic pollutants and their degradation products in environmental and biological samples
  • Monitoring of temporal and spatial distribution of organic pollutants in soil and water
  • Studies on parameters affecting stability and mobility of organic pollutants in a soil/water system
  • Teaching: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Graduate studies – Phytomedicine, Course: Interaction of herbicides in soil (since 2015)
  • Supervisor of Diploma Theses in a field of Analytical Chemistry (since 2001) – Workshops for students in primary and secondary schools (“edutainment”) (since 2012)
  • Coordinator of Institute’s Open Door Days (since 2014) – Editor for IMI Annual report (since 2016)

Additional training

  • 2001    University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Department of Analytical Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2006 Workshop on Validation, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, University of Ljubljana and SENARC, Lipica, Slovenia
  • 2007    3rd International Summer School „Advances and Trends in Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology of Persistant Toxic Substances“, RECETOX, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
  • 2007 Statistics in validation of analytical methods, Croatian Metrology Society, Zagreb
  • 2011 S-B-4 STATISTICA BASIC Course, Systemcom Ltd, Zagreb
  • 2015 Application of standard HRN EN ISO/IEC 17025, Croatian Metrology Society, Zagreb
  • 2016 Application of microreactors in the determination of antioxidant activity of wild plants (MICRO-AA), University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, Zagreb


  • 2016. ACS Pittcon Travel Grant for Pittcon International Delegation, American Chemical Society (ACS), Atlanta, Georgia, US
  • 2016. Pittcon Delegate Grant, Joint Board-Council Committee on International Activities, American Chemical Society – Office of International Activities and 251st ACS National Meeting, San Diego, California, US

Select Publications

  • S. Stipičević et al., Persistence and mobility of green herbicides in agricultural soil. Extended Abstracts Database, Complete Communications of the 2nd International Conference on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Engineering / ScienceKNOW Conferences (ed.), Rome, Italy, 2016.
  • S. Stipičević et al., Distribution of terbuthylazine and atrazine residues in crop-cultivated soil: The effect of herbicide application rate on herbicide persistence. Geoderma 259/260 (2015); 300-309.


Croatian Chemical Society
American Chemical Society

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