Bio-sketch

Education:
  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, USA                                        2014
  • Mr. SC. Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering), University of Zagreb, Croatia             2007
  • Mr.Eng. Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering), University of Zagreb, Croatia                 2000            
Academic Positions:
  • Assistant Research Scientist, University of California, San Diego, September              September 2014-present 
  • Visiting Research Scientist, University of Goettingen, Goettingen                                   Feb.-August 2015 (on leave)
  • Research Associate, Colorado University at Boulder                                                           May 2014 – August 2014
  • Post-doctoral Fellow, Colorado School of Mines                                                                  January 2014 – May 2014
  • Research Assistant, Colorado School of Mines                                                                     January 2011 - Dec. 2013
  • Teaching Assistant, Colorado School of Mines                                                                     August 2010 – Dec. 201
  • Teaching Associate, Polytechnics of Zagreb                                                                          Sept. 2008 – July 2009
Awards:
  • NSF Standard Grant: $354,435. "Multi-Physics Models for Proppant Placement in Energy Georeservoirs," PI: Ingrid Tomac, Co-PI: Daniel M. Tartakovsky. (July 15, 2016 and ends June 30, 2019)
  • NSF Travel Grant for "International Workshop on Education of Future Geotechnical Engineers in Response to Emerging Multi-scale Soil-Environment Problems", September 2014, Cambridge, UK
  • GSA Fall 2013 Graduate Continuance Fellowship $9000, Colorado School of Mines Graduate Student Association (GSA), 2013
  • GSA Presenter Travel Grant $500, Colorado School of Mines Graduate Student Association (GSA), 2013
Service:
  • Editorial board member: Geotechnical Testing Journal
  • ASCE Rock Mechanics Committee Member 
  • ASCE Earth Retaining Structures Committee Member, Student Subcommittee Chair
  • TC 308 ISSMGE Committee Member
  • TC105 ISSMGE Committee Member
  • Journal peer review: Géotechnique Letters (4), Géotechnique (1), Geotechnical Testing Journal (8), Granular Matter (2), Soils and Foundations (2), Journal of Fluid Mechanics (1), Philosophical Magazine (1) 
  • ASTM D18.12. Rock Mechanics Subcommittee Standards: Technical Contact (6)
Membership:
  • International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) 
  • International Society of Rock Mechanics (ISRM)
  • International Geothermal Association (IGA)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • ASTM International (Formerly American Society for Testing and Materials)
  • Croatian Geotechnical Society (HGD)
  • Croatian Chamber of Civil Engineers (HKIG)