ICC Welcomes new Croatian National Delelegates!

ICC is happy to welcome the new National Delegates and Deputy National Delegate from Country Member Croatia:

Dr. Durdica Ackar - National Delegate

Đurđica Ačkar is an associate professor employed at Faculty of Food Technology Osijek, Department of Food Technologies, Sub-department of Carbohydrate Technology since 2005. She received her PhD degree in 2010 with PhD thesis “Isolation, Modification and Characterisation of Wheat Starch”. Her scientific field is food technology, primarily starch, extrusion and chocolate with respect to re-use of food industry by-products and food safety (HMF, acrylamide content, microbial quality). She has co-authored 6 book chapters, over 70 scientific articles, participated in scientific congresses with over 70 presentations. Professionally, she is also engaged in hygiene and sanitation of food premises. She has been through several seminars and workshops regarding food safety systems. She has experience in working in teams, both as a leader (several scientific projects, head of Department of Food Technologies since 2016, head of Sub-department of Carbohydrate Technologies 2013 – 2015, President of Society of Chemists and Chemical Engineers Osijek 2014 – 2018) and as a team member (scientific and professional projects, Faculty committees, scientific and organizing committees of professional and scientific conferences, etc.). She is a member of EHEDG, Croatian Association of Chemical Engineers, Asian Council of Scientific Editors.

Prof. Ivica STRELEC - Deputy National Delegate

Ivica Strelec is professor at the Faculty of Food Technology Osijek of the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia. He obtained MEng degree in the field of Food Technology at the Faculty of Food Technology Osijek of the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek in 1998, MSc degree in the field of Chemistry/Biochemistry at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Zagreb in 2004, and PhD degree in the field of Biotechnology at the Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology of the University of Zagreb in 2007. He was researcher/collaborator of several national research projects, and principal investigator of two national research projects, all related to Food Science and Technology with emphasis to Food Biochemistry. Professor Ivica Strelec was the President of the Organizing Committee of the 9th International Congress “Flour-Bread ‘17” held in Opatija, Croatia, and of the 10th International Congress “Flour-Bread ‘19” held in Osijek, Croatia. He was a Head of Department of Applied Chemistry and Ecology of the Faculty of Food Technology Osijek (2012-2014), and a Head of Sub-department of Biochemistry and Toxicology (2014-2016; 2018-onward). His research is oriented toward studying proteins and enzymes using various techniques (protein electrophoresis, enzyme kinetics, spectroscopic methods, chromatographic methods), both in the field of Basic and Food Biochemistry. He published more than 30 scientific articles in peer reviewed journals, 10 articles in Congress Proceedings, and had more than 40 oral and poster presentations at International meetings. He was an Editor of 3 Congress Abstract Books, 1 Proceeding and 1 Monography. Ivica is a member of Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI), Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Croatian Society of Chemical Engineers and Croatian Microbiological Society.

We look forward to a fruitful collaboration!