Department of Process Engineering


Davor Valinger, PhD

Phone: +385 1 4605 294


1. floor

At the Department of Process Engineering, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, upon completion of undergraduate and graduate study programmes, students are awarded academic titles of Bachelor or Master. Students acquire knowledge from various fields of process engineering, mathematical modelling, management and optimization and control of technological processes, thermodynamics, measurements, regulation and automation, transition phenomena, unit operations, but also determining material and energy balances in biotechnology and food engineering. Postgraduate studies are also included in the curriculum of the Department for Process Engineering for the doctoral academic degree. Development of new methods of management, control and safety of technological processes in the food industry, characterization of the mixing degree for powdered materials, determination of particle size distribution, analysis of textural properties of food products, application of ultrasound and high hydrostatic pressure in food technology and biotechnology are an integral part of the work done by the Department’s staff. The Department conducts research activities in numerous scientific and technological projects.

The staff of the Department are active members of international organizations (ISEKI - Integrating Food Science and Engineering Knowledge Into the Food Chain; EAFE - European Academy of Food Engineering and international projects (FP6, UNIDO, COST, TEMPUS, ERASMUS, EU Structural Funds and Bilateral projects) with the aim of connecting with research teams in the European research area.

In this way, they develop and improve the technological processes of food processing and production. Over the last few years, the laboratories of the Department for Process Engineering have collaborated with numerous food companies through technology projects.



Laboratories and Cabinets
Laboratory for Unit Operations
Laboratory for Thermodynamics
Laboratory for Measurement, Control and Automatisation
Section for Fundamental Engineering
Section for Mathematics


Name and surname Academic title Job title
Mladen Brnčić PhD Full Professor
Mirjana Čurlin PhD Full Professor
Jasenka Gajdoš Kljusurić PhD Full Professor
Julije Jakšetić PhD Full Professor
Damir Ježek PhD Full Professor
Ana Vukelić PhD Full Professor
Maja Benković PhD Associate Professor
Tomislav Bosiljkov PhD Associate Professor
Filip Dujmić PhD Associate Professor
Tamara Jurina PhD Associate Professor
Ana Jurinjak Tušek PhD Associate Professor
Sven Karlović PhD Associate Professor
Marjan Praljak PhD Associate Professor
Davor Valinger PhD Associate Professor
Goran Dražić PhD Senior Scientific Assistant
Marko Škegro PhD Senior Scientific Assistant
Mirna Tadić mag. ing. Scientific Assistant
Darjan Pipić Technical Associate
Goran Bosanac Eng. Technical Associate


Name and surname Academic title Job title
Karlo Lelas PhD Assistant Professor
Blaž Ivšić mag. Scientific Assistant
Noah Somun mag. Scientific Assistant

Courses (preddiplomski)

Course Title Course number ECTS
Basic informatics 24091; 24116; 37961; 239331; 239470; 240347 2
Mathematics 32167; 240345 6
Mathematics 1 24080; 24112; 239328; 239464 5
Mathematics 2 24094; 24119; 239337; 239475 5
Measurement and Process Control 39807 3
Modeling and Optimization in Nutrition 32441 4
Numerical methods and programming 32418; 252773 5/4
Physics 253854 3
Physics (new program) 253855, 253856 6
Powder Technology 39801 3
Principles of Engineering 24087; 24122 5
Principles of Engineering (BT) 239476 5
Principles of Engineering (PT) 239340 3
Principles of Thermodynamics 239342 -
Process Measurement and Control in Food Engineering 39769 3
Statistics 32168; 252795 5
Statistics 32407; 252766 5
Statistics 32428; 252780 5/4
Technological Procedures for Food Waste and By-Products Processing 252761 3
Transport Phenomena 252723; 252772; 32410; 32442 5
Unit Operations 252765(PT); 252779(BT); 32414; 32424 5

Courses (diplomski)

Course Title Course number ECTS
Applied Data Analysis 66790; 239621 3
Basics of Measurement Methods in Nutrition 239456; 66826 3
Modelling in Food Engineering 53291 3
Modelling in food engineering 239545 3
Modelling of Biotechnology Processes 53228 (ADBI09) 4
Process Control in Food Industry 239544; 53736 4
Reactor Engineering 53225 4
Robotics in Food Engineering 53293 3
Ultrasound in Food Engineering 253083; 66830 5

Courses (poslijediplomski)

Course Title Course number ECTS
Disperse systems 165612 3

Courses (doktorski)

Course Title Course number ECTS
Energy in biotechnology and food production 165600 3
Modelling and optimization in menu planning 165645 3
Ultrasound in biotechnology and food technology 165599 3

Courses ()

Course Title Course number ECTS
Computational Tools for Human Nutrition Modeling 253099 3
Energy in biotechnology 3
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