Suzana Sopčić

Division of Environmental Hygiene

PhD / Professional Associate in Science


  • 2014 PhD in Engineering Chemistry, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb
  • 2009 MSc in Chemical Engeenering, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb

Work Experience

  • 2018–present Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2009–2018 Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia

Research projects

  • 2024–2027 Environment Pollution and Human Health: Physico-Chemical Analysis, Toxicity and Machine Learning Models – EnvironPollutHealth, NextGenerationEU (collaborator)
  • 2023–2027 Pollen in the Adriatic Sea: Input Dynamics, Chemical Characterization and Effects on Primary Production – POLLMAR, HrZZ (collaborator)
  • 2021–2023 Molecular Markers of Organic Carbon – Biomass Burning Indicators, IMROH (leader)
  • 2018–2023 Organic Content of PM1 Particle Fraction, IMROH (collaborator)
  • 2018–2023 Expansion and Modernisation of the National Network for Continuous Air Quality Monitoring – AIRQ, ERDF (collaborator)
  • 2016–2017 Supercapacitors High Power Based on Graphene/Pseudocapacitive Materials, Croatian-Serbian Bilateral Grant (collaborator)
  • 2014–2018 High Power-High Energy Electrochemical Supercapacitors for Hybrid Electric Vehicle, Croatian Science Foundation (collaborator)
  • 2014–2015 Development of High Power and Energy Supercapacitor Based on Lithium Anode Materials and Pseudocapacitive Cathode, Croatian-Slovenian Bilateral Grant (collaborator)

Professional projects

  • 2018–present Monitoring of Air Pollution in the City of Zagreb, City Office for Economy, Environmental Sustainability, and Strategic Planning, Zagreb, Croatia (collaborator)
  • 2018–present Monitoring of Air Pollution at National Network Stations for the Purpose of Continued Air Quality Monitoring, Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of the Republic of Croatia and Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia (collaborator)


  • 2009–2018 Undergraduate & Graduate study, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology University of Zagreb. Modules: Analytical chemistry I, Chemical analysis of materials, Process and instrumental analysis, Electrochemical and corrosion engineering, Electrochemistry, Electrochemical organic synthesis, Electrochemical converters and energy storage, Conductive polymers, Construction materials and protection, Corrosion and the environment, Chemical technological laboratory, Material engineering laboratory, Chemical engineering laboratory (practicum supervisor)

Fields of interest

  • Analytical chemistry,
  • development of analytical methods,
  • air pollution,
  • electroanalytical and electrochemical methods,
  • electrochemical synthesis of materials,
  • electrochemical characterization of materials

Additional training

  • 2023 Safe work in the laboratory, HMD, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2022 Reference Materials, Their Preparation and Application (Experiences and Practical Advice), HMD, Zagreb, Croatia
    Ensuring the Validity of Test Results, HMD, Zagreb, Croatia
    Measurement Uncertainty for Practitioners, HMD, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2021 Validation and Verification of Analytical Methods, HMD, Zagreb, Croatia
    Environmental Science School 2021 „Comprehensive Approach to the Research of Anthropogenic Pressures on the Environment, IRB, online
    Virtual Workshop on Air Pollution and Health in Southeast Europe, online
  • 2019 International Summer School XIX International Chromatography School, FKIT, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2017 Assembling of Carbon-Based Supercapacitors and Electrochemical Testing Procedure, Kemijski inštitut Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Microwave Synthesis of Composite Materials, Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2012 6th European Summer School of Electrochemical Engineering, European Federation on Chemical Engineering, Zadar, Croatia
  • 2011 Postgraduate Course on Enhanced Electrochemical Capacitors, Poznan University of Technology, Poznan, Poljska
  • 2009 Electrochemical Investigation of Electrode Materials for Supercapacitors Using Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance, Eötvös Loránd University, Department of Physical Chemistry, Budapest, Hungary

List of publications