Silva Žužul

Division of Environmental Hygiene

PhD / Senior Scientific Associate


  • 2011 PhD in Chemistry, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry
  • 2002 BSc in Chemistry, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry

Work Experience

  • 2002–present Institute for Medical Research and Occupational Health, Zagreb, Croatia

Research projects

  • 2024–2027 Environment Pollution and Human Health: Physico-Chemical Analysis, Toxicity and Machine Learning Models – EnvironPollutHealth, NextGenerationEU (collaborator)
  • 2020–2023 Development of Functional Beverage in Sustainable Packaging – JamINNO+, ERDF (collaborator)
  • 2018–2023 Biochemical Response of Oligotrophic Adriatic Surface Ecosystems to Atmospheric Deposition Inputs – BiREADI, Croatian Science Foundation (collaborator)
  • 2018–2021 Levels of platinum group elements (PGE) near roads, IMROH (collaborator)
  • 2017–2023 Expansion and Modernisation of the National Network for Continuous Air Quality Monitoring – AIRQ, ERDF (collaborator)

Professional projects

  • 2002–present Monitoring of Air Pollution in the City of Zagreb, City Office for Economy, Environmental Sustainability, and Strategic Planning, Zagreb, Croatia (collaborator)
  • 2015–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)

Science popularization projects

  • 2022 IMImobile 2022, IMROH, Zagreb, Croatia (collaborator)

Fields of interest

  • analytical chemistry,
  • development of analytical methods,
  • particulate matter,
  • environmental samples,
  • metals,
  • microplastics,
  • human health risk assessment

Additional training

  • 2023 Training program for Operator and filler of containers with compressed gases, ZIRS, Zagreb, Croatia
  • 2021 Ultrafine Particles – Air Quality and Climate, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, online
  • 2020 Education for ICP-MS 7900, Waldbronn, Germany
  • 2019 Understanding and Applying the Norm HRN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2017, IMROH, Zagreb, Croatia


  • 2023 Annual award for scientific paper published in the top scientific journal according to the Web of Science, IMROH, Zagreb, Croatia


  • Croatian Air Pollution Prevention Association (Member of the Supervisory Bord, 2019–present)

List of publications