Kurtanjek Želimir

 KurtanjekZelimir Kurtanjek, Želimir, Prof. PhD. (retired)
Born: 1946
Department of Chemical Engineering,
Emeritus of the Academy (admitted 1998)
B.Sc. chemistry (1971), Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, M.Sc. Chemical Engineering (1975), Faculty of Technology, University of Zagreb, Ph.D. Chemical
Engineering (1979), Chemical Engineering Department, University of Houston, TX, USA
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology,
Pierottijeva 6, 10000 Zagreb
tel: +385 1 4605294, fax: +385 1 4836083,
e-mail: cabeq@pbf.hr
Chemical Engineering, BioChemical Engineering, Food Engineering, Process
Control, Process ModellingMember of the HATZ Scientific Council (2017 – 2021)

Deputy-Member of the HATZ Scientific Council (2013 – 2017)

Selected publications:

1. Kurtanjek Z., (1994): Modeling and       control by artificial neural networks in biotechnology, Computers and Chemical Engineering,       18S627-S631,

2. Kurtanjek Z. (1997): Principal component analysis of       bioreactor fed-batch operation by computer simulation. Mathematics and Computers in       Simulation, 44(3) 287-294

3. Kurtanjek Z., (1998): Principal component ANN for modelling       and control of baker’s yeast production. Journal of biotechnology, 65,       (1) 23-25,

4. Kurtanjek Z., (1999) Modeling of chemical reactor dynamics by       nonlinear principal components, Chemometrics       and Intelligent Laboratory Systems, 46(2) 149-159,

5. Tusek A., Kurtanjek Z (2010): Lin-log model of E-coli central metabolism, Acta Chimica Slovenica, 57(1) 52-59,

6. Kurtanjek Z. (2010): Analysis of synergism in biochemical networks, Food Technology and Biotechnology, 48(3) 368-375,

7.Tusek , A. Tisma M.m Bregovic V. (2013), Enhancment of phenolic compounds oxidation using laccase from Trametes versicolor in a microreactor, Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering, 18(4) 686-696

8. Kurtanjek Z., Horvat D., Drezner G. (2013), Predictions of wheat baking quality based on gliadin fractions and HMW-GS data by chemometric analysis (PLS modelling), Acta Alimentaria, 42(4) 609-617.


Selected scientific work:

1. “Mathematical modelling, optimization and control in biotechnology”, Ministry of Science of Republic of Croatia, PN 058-1252086-0589, 2008-2013

2. Modelling and optimal control of nonstationary states”, Ministry of Science of Republic of Croatia, PN 4-07-017, 1991-1995,

3. “Mathematical modelling and control of biotechnological processes”, Ministry of Science of Republic of Croatia, PN 058201, 1996-2000,,

4. “Nutrition of Croatian army soldiers in 21 century”, Ministry of defense Republic of Croatia, PN: M3-0602-06-178, 2004-2008

5. “Neural network model of yeast production in company Podravka”, Podravka company, Croatia, 1996


Activity and work of common professional meaning:

Chairman of XIX Meeting of chemists and chemical engineers, Split, Croatia, 2001

President of the Croatian Association of Chemical Engineers and Technologies (HDKI), 1998-2000, 2000-2002

Editor in chief, “Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly”, 1997-2014

From 1993 reviewer of more than 10 research/technological projects for the Ministry of Science Republic of Croatia, Research Agency Republic of Slovenia, European FP 5 and FP7


Awards and honours:

Award “Rikard Podhorsky” of Croatian Academy of Engineering, 2007.







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