Natalija Koprivanac obtained B.Sc. degree at Faculty of Technology, University of Zagreb, 1967., M.Sc. degree at the Faculty of Natural Science, University of Zagreb, 1974. In academic year 1974/1975 she performed doctoral work in ''Institut für Farben Chemie'', Basel, Switzerland. In 1980 she obtained a PhD. degree at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology. She is Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb, since 1996. She spent the academic year 1999/2000 as guest professor-researcher at FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Tallahassee, Florida, USA, as Fulbright Fellow. From 2000, she is appointed as tenured professor position at the same Faculty. She published more than 100 scientific papers in international journals, or as book chapters. The main fields of scientific interests are chemical and environmental engineering as well as environmental management, particularly industrial wastewater treatment and corporate systems of environmental management. Her occupation is also environmental engineering connected with reactive dyestuffs particularly, and organic processes in general, based on methodology of Cleaner Production. An intensive research work in the field of Advanced Oxidation Processes for the decolorisation and mineralisation of wastewaters loaded with hazardous organic compounds and investigation of toxicity of nanoparticles in surface, groundwater and wastewater. She was awarded with the State Prize for Science in the field of technical science particularly for application of chemical engineering methodology in the field of environmental engineering, Zagreb 2007. For many years she has been collaborating with the University of Wales, UK and University of Jackson, USA. She was Chair of Croatian Council for Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection from 2005-2012.
Biography Updated on 10 March 2013