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Želimir Kurtanjek, Ph.D.  
 
 
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Personal Želimir Kurtanjek was born in 1946 in Zagreb, Croatia. He graduated in 1971 . with the engineering degree in physics from the Department of Sciences, University of Zagreb. After graduation has was employed as an assistant in the Laboratory for Process Control at the Faculty of Technology, Department in Sisak, University of Zagreb. He completed postgraduate studies in Technical Cybernetics at Faculty of Technology, University of Zagreb. In 1975 he enrolled at the postgraduate study at the Department of Chemical Engineering, The University of Houston, TX, USA, where he completed his doctoral thesis with his mentor Prof. Dan Luss in the Laboratory for Reaction Engineering. In 1979 he received his Ph.D. degree in chemical engineering.


In 1980. he was employed at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb.


As a postdoctoral student he spent with Prof. G. Froment at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Gent, Belgium.


Through the EU project TEMPUS during 1991. he was a visiting professor at the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland.


Presently he is employed at Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb as a professor of chemical engineering and is teaching reactor engineering, mathematical modelling and process control to students of biotechnology.


In his scientific work he is interested in modelling and control of reactors, modelling of bioprocesses and food engineering, and application of AI methods in process control. He has published over 50 papers in international and national journals.


Since 1976. he is a member of American Institute of Chemical Engineers, he is a delegate of Croatia in European Federation of Biotechnology, and also is a member in Croatian Society of Chemical Engineers, Croatian Society of Biotechnology, and Croatian Technical Academy.


Starting from 1.1.2000. he is acting as chief editor of international journal Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Quarterly, and is a member of editorial board of Food Technology and Biotechnology journal.

 

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