Mladen Brnčić, PhD

Mladen Brnčić

Contact information

Phone: + 385 1 4605 223
Fax: + 385 1 4605 200
Email: mbrncic@pbf.hr

Location: Second floor

Consultations

Full Professor

Biography

Organizational skills and competencies

HEAD

  • R&D CENTER FOR ULTRASOUND APPLICATIONS IN FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • LABORATORY FOR THERMODYNAMICS

HEAD - DEPARTMENT OF PROCESS ENGINEERING

EDITORIAL DUTIES IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS

DEPUTY EDITOR IN-CHIEF / EXECUTIVE EDITOR

  • CROATIAN JOURNAL OF FOOD TECHNOLOGY, BIOTECHNOLOGY AND NUTRITION

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

  • JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY LETTERS
  • AFRICAN JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCES

EDITORIAL BOARD MEMBER

  • BRITISH BIOTECHNOLOGY JOURNAL
  • AFRICAN JOURNAL OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE, FOOD SYSTEMS, AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
  • CROATIAN JOURNAL OF FOOD TECHNOLOGY, BIOTECHNOLOGY AND NUTRITION
  • INDIAN JOURNAL OF FUNDAMENTAL AND APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

MEMBER

  • INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF CROATIAN SOCIETY OF FOOD TECHNOLOGISTS, BIOTECHNOLOGISTS AND NUTRITIONISTS
  • CROATIAN SOCIETY OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS - MEMBER OF MANAGEMENT BOARD
  • WORLD ACADEMY OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY – MEMBER OF SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL COMMITTEE & EDITORIAL BOARD ON NATURAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES
  • ASIA-PACIFIC CHEMICAL, BIOLOGICAL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING SOCIETY
  • EFFOST – EUROPEAN FEDERATION OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
  •  Division - TT Events with IFT Nonthermal Processing
  •  Division - TT Liaision with Europe Cooperation with European Organisations
  •  Division - TT Editorial Support

 

Technical skills and competencies

USAGE OF HI-INTENSITY ULTRASOUND IN FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

  • Ultrasound assisted extraction
  • Ultrasound assisted drying
  • Ultrasound assisted homogenization and emulsification
  • Ultrasound assisted tenderization
  • Ultrasound assisted inactivation of microorganisms
  • Ultrasound assisted filtration
  • Ultrasound assisted cleaning
  • Ultrasound assisted sieving

USAGE OF LOW-INTENSITY ULTRASOUND IN FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

DETERMINATION OF TEXTURAL PROPERTIES OF VARIOUS FOODS

DRYING OF FOODS

EXTRUSION PROCESSING IN FOOD TECHNOLOGY

DISSERTATION THESIS (November, 2006):

Influence of Ultrasound on Properties of Raw Material for Extrusion and Finished Extruded Product

MASTERS THESIS (November, 2002):

Influence of Extrusion processing on Mechanical Hardness of Extruded Product Type Flips

Scientific activity:

Published papers indexed in SCI/CC: 20

Published papers indexed in CAB abstracts, Geobase, FSTA: 12

Published papers as conference proceedings: 22

Participation at international and host conferences: 33

Professional papers: 7

Feasibility studies: 2

CHAIRPERSON at International Conferences and Events - Invited 

  1. Rome, Italy, May, 2009 - International conference on Chemical and Process Engineering (ICheaP9)  Chairperson - Section BIOTECHNOLOGY
  2. Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, October 2009, 11th ASEAN FOOD CONFERENCE – Chairperson - Section FOOD PROCESSING AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
  3. Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, October 2009, 11th ASEAN FOOD CONFERENCE – Chairperson - Section SENSORY EVALUATION
  4. Zagreb, Croatia, February 2011 - 22nd CROATIAN MEETING OF CHEMISTS AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERS - Chairperson - Section FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
  5. Sremska Kamenica, Serbia, May 2012 – NEWENVIRO 2012 NEW APPROACHES FOR ASSESSMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL STATUS IN BALKAN REGION: INTERACTIONS BETWEEN ORGANISMS AND ENVIRONMENT – Chairperson – Section NEW MATERIALS AND METHODS IN ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
  6. Vukovar, Croatia, September 2012, 14th “RUŽIČKA DAYS” – INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE “TODAY SCIENCE-TOMORROW INDUSTRY” - Chairperson – SECTION FOOD ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS

INVITED PLENARY LECTURES at International Conferences and Events

  1. Ankara, Turkey, February, 2008 -„New Technologies in Food Sector“, in organisation of „MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (METUTECH).„Innovative Solutions for Food Sector“
  2. Ankara, Turkey, February, 2008 -„New Technologies in Food Sector“, in organisation of „MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (METUTECH) „Application of Novel Metods and Technologies in Food Engineering“
  3. Zagreb, Croatia, October, 2010 - "International Conference of Process Technologies" - "Applications of Ultrasound in Food Technology and Biotechnology"
  4. Sremska Kamenica, Serbia, May 2012 – “Newenviro 2012 new approaches for assessment and improvement of environmental status in balkan region: interactions between organisms and environment” – “Novel Food processing Technologies for Environmental Protection”

 INVITED LECTURES at International Conferences and Events 

  1. Polanica Zdroj, Poland, September, 2002 - „19th Danubia-Adria Symposium on Experimental Methods in Solid Mechanics“ in organization of „Danubia-Adria Society“ (DAS) and „Polish Society of Experimental Mechanics“ (PSEM) An Invented Stress-Deformation Analysis of Food Extrudates“
  2. Cork, Ireland, October, 2004. - „Food Structure and Food Quality“ in organization of „American Oil Chemists Society“ (AOCS) „Mechanical Hardness Determination of Extruded Snack Food Type Flips“
  3. Rome, Italy, May, 2009 - International conference on Chemical and Process Engineering (ICheaP9) „Thermal gelation of whey protein at different pH values“
  4. Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, October, 2009, 11th ASEAN FOOD CONFERENCE “Effect of power ultrasound treatment on homogenization of milk”
  5. Zagreb, Croatia, June, 2010 - "Proffesional meeting - Functional Food" - "Ultrasonic Assisted Extraction of Bioactive Compounds"

Scientific and Proffesional Training and Education:

  • Zagreb, Croatia; 12.04.-21.05.1999; English language centre – Brighton school of English language (Short Course of Business English)
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia; 26.06.-01.07.2000; NMR in Food
  • Teltow, Germany; 05.02.-11.02.2002; “Hielscher”; Hi Ultrasound in food technology and laboratory
  • Ringwood, Great Britain; 25.02.-03.03.2002; “Armfield” – Heat exchangers course
  • Ringwood, Great Britain; 2003; “Armfield”; Solids handling study bench course
  • Godalming, Great Britain; 18.02.-25.02.2005; “Stable Mycro Systems”; Texture analysis in Food technology
  • Zagreb, Croatia; April, 2007; “Renewable Energy Course”
  • Zagreb, Croatia; October, 2007, FP7 Training Course
  • Zagreb, Croatia; October, 2008; “Functional Food in Croatia”
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia, September, 2008, Innovations in thermal analysis and dynamical mechanical analysis.
  • Budapest, Hungary; 21.06.-26.06.2010; "CEEPUS" PROGRAM; "Applications of Ultrasound in Food Technology and Biotechnology"
  • Wien, Austria, 05.07.-09.07.2010., ERASMUS, Training Programme at “BOKU” – University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences; Department of Food Science and Technology; Division of Food Technology.

Mentorship at Graduated and Final Works

  1. Graduate Work – Tomislav Zalar – Influence of Hi-Intensity Ultrasound on Physical Properties of Corn Starch Suspension (May 2009)
  2. Graduate Work – Danijela Žalac – Determination of Ultrasonic Intensity Under Various Powers of Ultrasonic Device (July 2009)
  3. Graduate Work – Kornelija Tot – Influence of Hi-Intensity Ultrasound With Different Probe Diameter on Degree of Homogenization and Physical Properties of Cow Milk (December 2009)  
  4. Graduate Work – Gordana Budanović – Calorimetric Method for Determination of Ultrasonic Intensity and Acoustic Power in Water and Milk Using Sonotrodes With Different Diameter (March 2010)
  5. Graduate Work - Ivana Jagušt – Influence of Hi-Intensity Ultrasound on Temperature and Stability of Cow Milk Expressed by the Emulsion Stability Index (May 2010)
  6. Graduate Work - Ana Žutić - Application of Hi-Intensity Ultrasound as Pre-treatment for Enhanced Drying of Apple Cultivar "Granny Smith" (July 2010)
  7. Graduate Work - Maja Milutin - Defining Optimal Process Parameters of a Hi-Intensity Ultrasound for Changes in Physical Properties of Soy Milk Using Probes with Different Diameter (July 2010)
  8. Graduate Work - Zinka Pirija - Influence of Hi-Intensity Ultrasound Process Parameters Interactions on Physical Properties of Sheep Milk (July 2010)
  9. Graduate Work - Tatjana Đunđuš - Effect of High Intensity Ultrasound on the Determination of Particle Size by Laser Diffraction Method (October 2010)
  10. Graduate Work - Ivana Cugelj - Sieving of Powdered Materials Using High Intensity Ultrasound (December, 2010)
  11. Graduate Work - Dragana Travica - Influence of High Intensity Ultrasound on Physical and Rheological Properties of Cow,s and Soy Milk (February, 2011)
  12. Graduate Work - Ana Skupnjak - Design of Mathematical Model of Drying Apple "Golden Delicious" in the Infrared Dryer With Ultraound Pre-Treatment (April, 2011)
  13. Graduate Work - Sanja Rogić - Influence of High Intensity Ultrasound With Different Probe Diameters on the Stability of Soy Milk Expressed by the Emulsion Stability Index (April, 2011)
  14. Graduate Work – Jovana Tintor – Application of Ultrasound as Method for Extraction of Bioactive Compounds From Sediment Residue of Wine (July, 2012)
  1. Final Work – Andrijana Horvat – Hi-Intensity Ultrasound Aided Apple Drying (July 2009)
  2. Final Work – Igor Čiković – Influence of Hi-Intensity Ultrasound on Microorganisms Growth (July 2009) 
  3. Final Work – Jelena Maraš - Application of Ultrasound During Freezing and Monitoring Food Freezing Processes (July 2008)
  4. Final Work – Antonija Penava - Application of Hi-Intensity Ultrasound in Food Processing (July 2008)
  5. Final Work - Dijana Lakoš - Ultrasound Extraction of Bioactive Compounds (February 2011)
  6. Final Work – Katarina Hviezd - Solubilisation of Waste-Activated Sludge by Ultrasonic Treatment (July, 2012)

Published papers cited in SCI and CC data bases

  • Dujmić F., Brnčić M., Karlović S., Bosiljkov T., Ježek D., Tripalo B., Mofardin I. (2012) Ultrasound-Assisted Infrared Drying of Pear Slices: Textural Issues, Journal of Food Process Engineering, DOI: 10.1111/jfpe.12006.
  • Jeličić I., Božanić R., Brnčić M., Tripalo B. (2012) Influence and comparison of thermal, ultrasonic and thermo-sonic treatments on microbiological quality and sensory properties of rennet cheese whey, Mljekarstvo, 62, 165-178.
  • Sarajlija H., Čukelj N., Novotni D. Mršić G., Brnčić M., Ćurić D. (2012) Preparation of flaxseed for lignan determination by gas chromatography–mass spectrometry method, Czech Journal of Food Sciences, 30 (1) 45-52.
  • Drača N., Tikvica A., Eljuga D., Semenski D., Brnčić M., Vukičević S. (2011) Biomechanical Properties of Bones from Rats Treated with Sevelamer, Collegium Antropologicum 35 (2) pg. 557-563.
  • Bosiljkov T., Tripalo B., Brnčić M., Ježek D., Karlović S., Jagušt I. (2010) Influence of High Intensity Ultrasound With Different Probe Diameter on the Degree of Homogenization (variance) and Physical Properties of cow Milk, African Journal of Biotechnology 10 (1) pg. 34-41.
  • Brnčić M., Bosiljkov T., Ukrainczyk M., Tripalo B., Rimac B.S., Karlović S., Karlović D., Ježek D., Vikić T.D. (2010) Influence of Whey Protein Addition and Feed Moisture Content on Chosen Physicochemical Properties of Directly Expanded Corn Extrudates; Food and Bioprocess Technology: an International Journal, DOI10.1007/s11947-009-0273-0
  • Brnčić M, Karlović S, Rimac Brnčić S, Penava A, Bosiljkov T, Ježek D, Tripalo B (2010) Textural properties of infra red dried apple slices as affected by high power ultrasound pre-treatment. African Journal of Biotechnology, 9 (41) pp.6907-6915.
  • Herceg I.L., Jambrak A.R., Šubarić D., Brnčić M., Brnčić S.R., Badanjak M., Tripalo B., Ježek D., Novotni D., Herceg Z. (2010) Texture and Pasting Properties of Ultrasonically treated Corn Starch. Czech Journal Of Food Sciences, 28, 83-93.
  • Jambrak, A.R., Herceg Z., Šubarić D., Babić J., Brnčić M., Brnčić S.R., Bosiljkov T., Čvek D., Tripalo B., Gelo J. (2010) Ultrasound effect on physical properties of corn starch. Carbohydrate Polymers, 79, Pg. 91-100.
  • Ježek D., Brnčić M., Rimac B.S., Karlović S., Bosiljkov T., Tripalo B., Karlović D., Šipušić J., Pukec D (2009) Porosity of deep fried breaded chicken meat. Food Technology and Biotechnology, 47, (4), 389-395.
  • Brnčić M., Tripalo B., Rimac Brnčić S., Karlović S., Župan A., Herceg Z. (2009) Evaluation of textural properties for whey enriched direct extruded and puffed corn based products, Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science, Vol 15 (3), Pg.204-213.
  • Sampath T.K., Šimić P., Moreno S., Bukanov N., Drača N., Kufner V., Tikvica A., Brnčić M.,Blair A., Semenski D., Burke S.K.. Vukičević S. (2008) Sevelamer Restores Bone Volume and Improves Bone Microarchitecture and Strength in Aged Ovariectomized Rats, Endocrinology, 149, (12); 6092-6102.
  • Ježek D., Tripalo B., Brnčić M., Karlović, D., Rimac Brnčić, S., Vikić-Topić D., Karlović, S. (2008) Dehydration of celery by infra red drying, Croatica Chemica Acta, 81, (2), 325-331.
  • Brnčić M., Ježek D., Rimac Brnčić S., Bosiljkov T., Tripalo B. (2008) Utjecaj dodatka koncentrata proteina sirutke na teksturalna svojstva izravno ekspandiranog kukuruznog ekstrudata, Mljekarstvo 58 (2); 131-149.
  • Brnčić M., Karlović S., Bosiljkov T., Tripalo B., Ježek D., Cugelj I., Obradović V. (2008) Obogaćivanje ekstrudiranih proizvoda proteinima sirutke, Mljekarstvo, 58, (3) 275-295.  
  • Ježek D., Tripalo B., Brnčić M., Karlović D., Vikić-Topić D., Herceg Z. (2006) Modelling of convective carrot drying, Croatica Chemica Acta, 79, (3), 385-391.
  • Brnčić M., Tripalo B., Ježek D., Semenski D., Drvar N., Ukrainczyk M. (2006) Effect of twin-screw extrusion parameters on mechanical hardness of direct-expanded extrudates, Sadhana, Vol.31, part 5, pg. 527-536.
  • Herceg Z., Lelas V., Brnčić M., Tripalo B., Ježek D. (2004) Fine Milling and Micronization of Organic and Inorganic Materials Under Dynamic Conditions, Powder Technology, 139 Pg. 111-117.
  • Herceg Z., Lelas V., Brnčić M., Tripalo B., Ježek D. (2004) Tribomechanical micronization and activation of whey protein concentrate and zeolite, Sadhana, Vol.29, part 1, Pg 13-26.

Published papers cited in CAB Abstracts, FSTA, AGRICOLA and CA data bases

  • Brnčić M., Mrkić V., Ježek D., Tripalo B. (2000) Modeli reakcija za vrijeme ekstruzije pšeničnog škroba, Kemija u Industriji 49 (3); 101-110.
  • Kovaček D., Ninčević A., Miljević I., Vikić-Topić D., Brnčić M., Ćurić D., Tripalo B., Ježek D., Karlović D., Fegeš M. (2003) Utjecaj temperature na kemijske promjene tijekom postupka ekstruzije, Kemija u Industriji 52 (10); 495-499.
  • Brnčić M., Bradač I., Tripalo B., Ježek D., Obradović V., Karlović S., Bosiljkov T. (2009) Ultrasonically Improved Sieving of Food Materials for Manufacturing of Direct Expanded Extrudates; Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus 74 (3); 149-153.
  • Obradović V., Brnčić M., Ježek D. (2009) Influence of the Sieving Amplitude on the Particle Size Distribution of Corn Flour for Direct Expanded Extrudates Manufacturing; Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus 74 (3); 249-252.
  • Karlović S., Ježek D., Blažić M., Tripalo B., Brnčić M., Bosiljkov T., Šimunek M. (2009) Influence of Refrigeration and Ageing Time on Textural Characteristic of Fresh Meat; Croatian Journal of Food Science and Technology; 1 (2) 1-6.
  • Tripalo B., Ježek D., Brnčić M., Bosiljkov T., Karlović S. (2009) Spouted Bed, Theory and Applications; Croatian Journal of Food Technology, Biotechnology and Nutrition; 1-2 (4) 5-8.
  • Bosiljkov T., Tripalo B., Ježek D., Brnčić M., Karlović S. (2010) The Working Principle and Use of High Pressures in the Food Industry; Chemistry in Industry, 59 (11) 539-545.
  • Trontel A., Penava A., Sučević J., Slavica J., Brnčić M., Rimac Brnčić S. (2011) Implementation of Ultrasound in Innovative Highly-efficient Bioprocesses;  Croatian Journal of Food Technology, Biotechnology and Nutrition, 5, 3-4, 106-113.
  • Vidić B., Vukušić T., Herceg I.LJ., Šubarić D., Ačkar Đ., Brnčić M., Rimac Brnčić S., Režek Jambrak A., Karlović S., Herceg Z. (2011) Influence of High Intensity Ultrasound on Physical and Textural Properties of Wheat Starch; Croatian Journal of Food Technology, Biotechnology and Nutrition, 5, 3-4, 134-140.
  • Bosiljkov T., Tripalo B., Ježek D., Brnčić M., Karlović S., Dujmić F. (2012) Influence of High Intensity Ultrasound Treatments on Physical Properties of Sheep Milk; Croatian Journal of Food Technology, Biotechnology and Nutrition, 7 (SI), 44-48.
  • Šic Žlabur J., Voća S., Dobričević N., Brnčić M., Dujmić F., Karlović S. (2012) Possibilities of Using High Intensity Ultrasound Technology with Stevia – a Review; Croatian Journal of Food Technology, Biotechnology and Nutrition, 7 (3-4), 152-158.
  • Šic Žlabur J., Voća S., Dobričević N., Ježek D., Bosiljkov T., Brnčić M. (2013) Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni – A Review of Nutritional and Biochemical Properties of Natural Sweetener; Agriculturae Conspectus Scientificus 78 (1); 25-30.