Nikola Kallay's CV

Professor Nikola Kallay was born in 1942, in Zagreb, Croatia. In 1967 he received diploma in Chemical Engineering from the Faculty of Chemical Technology at the University of Zagreb, Zagreb. In 1972 he received Mr. Sc., and in 1973 Ph. D., in chemistry, from Faculty of Science at the University of Zagreb, Zagreb. In 1978 he completed there his habilitation.

Since 1969 he is member of Laboratory of Physical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, where he became research full professor in 1984, and full professor in 1988. He served as Vice Dean of the Faculty (1982), Chairman of the Department of Chemistry (2001-2005), and is now Head of the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry (2007-).

As Research Fellow, he spent academic year 1980/81 at Clarkson University (Potsdam, NY, U.S.A.), and later as visiting professor three months each year (1983-90). In addition, he is/was associated with Jozef Stefan Institute (Ljubljana, Slovenia), Institute for Applied Physical Chemistry, Forschungszentrum-Jülich (Jülich, Germany), Forschungszentrum-Karlsruhe (Karlsruhe, Germany), and Faculty of Environmental Sciences (Nova Gorica, Slovenia), where he is visiting professor. He also collaborates with members of Maria Curie Skłodowska University (Lublin, Poland).

He was/is member of numerous national and international organizations: Croatian Chemical Society (1973- ; member of the Board 1976-78, 1996-98; president 1994-96), International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (titular member 1977-85; secretary 1983-85; associate member 1985-89); IDCNS 1985-89), Institute of Colloid and Surface Science, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA (1980-), Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia (associate member 1990- ), Journal of Colloid and Interface Science (Advisory Board 1990-92), Croatica Chemica Acta (Editorial Board; since 2005 Editor-in-chief).

He is teaching Physical Chemistry, Colloid and Interface Chemistry and Laboratory courses in Physical Chemistry for graduate and undergraduate students. He is active in chemical education, and wrote several textbooks for high schools. Within International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry he initiated work, and is co-author, of the most famous IUPAC Green Book (Quantities, Units and Symbols in Physical Chemistry), which was first published in 1988, and later had several editions and translations.

His research is devoted to physical chemistry of colloids and surfaces, i.e. to development of experimental methods and theoretical models. He was dealing with electrical interfacial layer, adsorption, aggregation – colloid stability, adhesion, surface active agents, crystal growth - dissolution, electrolyte solutions, applied research, and education.

He published several monographs and textbooks, and is editor (and co-author) of Interfacial Dynamics. He is author of more than hundred thirty scientific articles in prestigious international journals, several articles in the field of education and numerous professional articles. He was invited to present numerous lectures at international conferences and institutions in different countries.

For his scientific achievements he received "Ruđer Bošković" award of the State of Croatia (1992), award from Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (1999), and award of the City of Zagreb (2000). In 2008 he was elected as Full member of Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

On the occasion of the 65th birthday of Professor Kallay, Croatica Chemica Acta have published the Festschrift (Vol. 80, No. 3-4, 2007). This issue includes detailed description of his activities and achievements.

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