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Velimir Pravdić

Velimir Pravdić, Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Date of birth:

  • 08/11/1931

Place of birth:

  • Zagreb

Date of death:

  • 01/13/2011

Place of death:

  • Zagreb

Academic titles:

  • Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
  • Doctor of Science

Institutions:

  • Scientific adviser (retired) - Institute Ruđer Bošković

Membership in Academy:

  • Full member - The Department of Natural Sciences (01/30/1997 - 01/13/2011)
  • Born: August 11, 1931, Zagreb
  • Elementary school, 1937 - 1941 in Zagreb
  • Secondary School - Classical Gymnasium, 1941 -1949
  • B.Sc in Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Technology, Univ. of Zagreb, 1949 - 1955.
  • Ph.D. Faculty of Science, Univ. of Zagreb, 1959.

Professional carreer:

  • “Elektroda” industrial enterprise, Zagreb, April - September 1959.
  • (compulsory military service: September 1955 - September 1956)
  • Rudjer Bošković Institute, Zagreb 1956 - 1998.
  • Postodoctoral fellowship: Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. USA. 1964 - 1966.
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Lehigh University, 1966 -1967.
  • Visiting Professor of Chemistry, NSF Senior Foreign Scholar Fellowship, Lehigh University, 1976 -1977.

Membership and positions in learned socities

  • Croatian Chemical Society,
    member 1957 -
    honorary secretary 1960 -1962
    chairman 1980 -1982.
    Assistant Editor, journal Croatica Chemica Acta, 1958- 1964; & 1967 - 1974.
  • The Electrochemical Society, Princeton, N.J. 1968 - 2000. Member Emeritus 2000 -
  • International Society of Electrochemistry,
    member  1969 -
  • International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists, member 1977 -
  • Croatian Biological Society,
    member 1991 -
  • Croatian Society of Natural Sciences,
    member 1984 -
    vicechairman 1992 - 1996
    chairman 1996 - 2000.
    member, Editorial Board, Periodicum Biologorum 1997-
  • Croatian Society for Energy Matters,
    member 1994 -
  • IUCN - The World Conservation Union, 1994 - 2000
    predstavnik HPD / representative of the Society for Natural Sciences 1994-
  • IUCN Commission on environmental education and communication,
    member 1994 -
  • IUCN Commission on environmental economic and social strategy and planning,
    member 1992 -
  • IUCN Commission of ecosystem management,
    member 1997 -
  • UN Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Protection (GESAMP),
    representative of  FAO 1976-1986 &1992-1996
    chairman 1978 - 1981.
  • Council for Spatial Planing and Environmental Protection, Chairman 2000 - 2004.
  • Council for Environmental Protection of the Government of Republic of Croatia; Vice Chariman, 2004 - 2007.