Vasić-Rački Ðurđa

 Vasic-RackiDurda Vasić-Rački, Ðurđa, Prof. Emer. PhD. (retired)
Born:  1946
Department of Chemical Engineering,
Emeritus of the Academy (admitted 1995)
B.Sc. Chemical Engineering (1971), M.Sc. Chemical Engineering (1976), Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (1981), all from the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, University of Zagreb
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Savska cesta 16, 10000 Zagreb
tel: +385 1 4597104, fax: +385 1 4597133,
e-mail: dvracki@fkit.hr,
Djurdja.Vasic-Racki@hatz.hrHead of the HATZ Center for Environmental Protection and Development of Sustainable Technologies (2009 – 2013) (2013-2016)Chairwoman of the Council of the HATZ Centers (2009-2013) (2013-2017)

Enzyme Reaction Engineering, Computer Modeling, Biochemical Engineering, Ecological Engineering

Selected publications:

1. Wichmann, R; Vasic-Racki, D, : Cofactor regeneration at the lab scale,TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER IN BIOTECHNOLOGY: FROM LAB TO INDUSTRY TO PRODUCTION  Book Series: Advances in Biochemical Engineering-Biotechnology   Volume: 92   Pages: 225-260   DOI: 10.1007/b98911   Published: 2005- Citations: 124 – IF=3.966

2. KRAGL, U; VASICRACKI, D; WANDREY, C,: CONTINUOUS-PROCESSES WITH SOLUBLE ENZYMES, CHEMIE INGENIEUR TECHNIK  Volume: 64   Issue: 6   Pages: 499-509   DOI: 10.1002/cite.330640605   Published: JUN 1992- Citations.42 – IF = 0.698

3. Findrik, Z; Vasic-Racki, D; Lutz, S; et al.: Kinetic modeling of acetophenone reduction catalyzed by alcohol dehydrogenase from Thermoanaerobacter sp.: BIOTECHNOLOGY LETTERS  Volume: 27   Issue: 15   Pages: 1087-1095   DOI: 10.1007/s10529-005-8455-y   Published: AUG 2005-Citations:39 – IF = 1.853

4. Vasić-Rački, Đurđa; Findrik, Zvjezdana; Vrsalović Presečki, Ana. Modelling as a tool of enzyme reaction engineering for enzyme reactor development. // Applied microbiology and biotechnology. 91 (2011) , 4; 845-856, Citations: 5 IF= 3.689

5. Gardossi, Lucia; Poulsen, Poul B.; Ballesteros, Antonio; Hult, Karl; Švedas, Vytas K.; Vasić-Rački, Đurđa; Carrea, Giacomo; Magnusson, Anders; Schmid, Andreas; Wohlgemuth, Roland; Halling, Peter J.Guidelines for reporting of biocatalytic reactions. // Trends in biotechnology. 26 (2010) , 4; 171-180. Citations: 27 – IF= 9.644

6.VASIĆ-RAČKI, ĐURĐA. HISTORY OF INDUSTRIAL BIOTRANSFORMATIONS-DREAMS AND REALITIES // INDUSTRIAL BIOTRANSFORMATIONS / Liese, Andreas ; Seelbach, Karsten ; Wandrey, Christian (ur.).Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, 2 nd editions , 2006.

7. ZELIĆ, BRUNO; VASIĆ-RAČKI, ĐURĐA. PROCESS DEVELOPMENT FOR ESCHERICHIA COLI BASED PYRUVATE PRODUCTION // TRENDS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH / Hearns, Edwin C. (ur.).HauppaugeNY : Nova Science Publishers, Inc, 2006.

8. VASIĆ-RAČKI, ĐURĐA. HISTORY OF INDUSTRIAL BIOTRANSFORMATIONS-DREAMS AND REALITIES // INDUSTRIAL BIOTRANSFORMATIONS / Liese, Andreas ; Seelbach, Karsten ; Wandrey, Christian (ur.).Weinheim : Wiley-VCH, 2000.

9. VASIĆ-RAČKI, ĐURĐA; BEROVIČ, MARIN. INTEGRIRANI BIOREAKTORJI // BIOTEHNOLOGIJA / Raspor, Peter (ur.).Ljubljana : BIA, 1996.

 

Selected scientific projects

1. MODELLING OF STEREOSPECIFIC REACTION IN ENZYME MEMBRANE REACTOR – 32.6 KOA 2.A. Biokatalyse – (Bilaterale Zusammenarbeit mit Kroatien) German Federal Ministry of Education and Research-Germany,

1990-2005.

2. Enzymatic synthesis of chiral molecules – Bilateral cooperation with Slovenia, Ministry of Science Republic of Croatia, 01.01.2003. -01.01.2005.

3. STUDY ON BIOTRANSFORMATIONS OF INDUSTRIAL INTEREST IN AQUEOUS AND NON-CONVENTIONAL MEDIA. CRO-28/2006:Bilateral Cooperation with Hungary,  Ministry of ScienceRepublic of Croatia, 01.08.2007. – 31.07.2009

4. ERA-Net IB-Industrial Biotechnology, FP6 2006-2011.  2nd call – Microreactor technology for continuous enzymatic reactions catalyzed by C-C-bond forming enzymes, Ministry of Science Republic of Croatia, German Federal Ministry of Education and

Research-Germany and Spanish council for scientific research, 01.03.2011. – 28.02.2014

5. Biocatalyst/Biotransformstiond-125-1252086-2793- Ministry of Science Republic of Croatia, 2007-2013.

 

Activity and work of common professional meaning

President of Croatian Society of Chemical Engineers (1995-1999).

Vice-president of Croatian Association of Engineers (1999-2008).

Co-chairwomen of two international scientific meetings (Enzyme reaction      engineering 1997 and 2005).

Chairwomen of XX Croatian Meetings of Chemists and Chemical Engineers.

Head of the Centre for environmental protection and the development of sustainable technologies in CroatianAcademy of Technical Sciences.

Member of Editorial Advisory Boards for: Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly (1986-  ), Acta Chemica Slovenica (1996-  ), Engineering in Life Science (2000-2005), Bioprocess and Biosystem Engineering (2006-  )

 

Awards and honors  

Golden diploma of University of Maribor, Slovenia, 2003

Central European Initiative Award “FromResearch to Enterprise”, 2004, Italia.

National Science Awards-Annual Science Award for 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

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