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Vlasta Piližota

Vlasta Piližota, Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Date of birth:

  • 07/21/1952

Place of birth:

  • Osijek

Addresses:

  • Address: Prehrambeno-tehnološki fakultet Sveučilišta J.J. Strossmayer u Osijeku, F. Kuhača 18, 31000 Osijek

Phones:

  • Phone: +385 (0) (31 )22 431 1
  • Phone: +385 (0) (31 )22 430 0
  • Fax: +385 (0) (31 )20 711 5

E-mails:

Academic titles:

  • Fellow of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (05/18/2006 - ...)
  • Doctor of Science (1985. - ...)

Institutions:

  • Professor - Faculty of Food Technology, University of J.J. Strossmayer in Osijek (1997. - ...)
  • Seconded National Expert - EU Commission, Brussels, Belgium, DG RTD, Unit E.3: Food-Health-Well being (10/01/2007 - 09/30/2008)

Functions at the Academy:

  • Honorary Director - The Institute for Scientific and Artistic Work in Osijek (01/28/2009 - ...)

Membership in Academy:

  • Full member - The Department of Technical Sciences (05/18/2006 - ...)
  • Associate member - The Department of Technical Sciences (01/30/1997 - 05/18/2006)

Biography

Date and place of birth

  •  July 21, 1952 – Osijek, Republic of Croatia

Education

  • Gymnasium, Osijek
  • 1976. B.Sc. in Food Technology, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Technology (Department for Food Technology), University in Osijek
  • 1983. M.Sc. in Chemistry (Analytical Chemistry), Faculty of Science and Mathematics, University of Zagreb 
  • 1985. Ph.D. in Biotechnology, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb

Employements

  • 1976. – 1979. : Gymnasium, Osijek, Professor of the Chemistry and the Physics
  • from 1979 till now: Faculty of Food Technology, University of J. J. Strossmayer in Osijek
  • 1979. – 1987.  Assistant
  • 1987. – 1992.  Assistant Professor
  • 1992. – 1997.  Associate Professor
  • 1997. – 2000. Full Professor
  • Since 2000. Full Professor  (second election)
  • 1.10.2007. – 30.09.2008. Seconded National Expert with EU Commission, Brussels, Belgium, DG RTD, Unit E.3: Food-Health-Well being

Scientific and educational profession

  • 1979. – 1987.  Assistant
  • 1987. – 1992.  Assistant Professor
  • 1992. – 1997.  Associate Professor
  • 1997. – 2000. Full Professor
  • Since 2000.  Full Professor (second  election)

Specialization:

  • 1988. i 1989. USDA/ARS/ ERRC, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA  (COCHRAN stipendija) / COCHRAN Grant
  • 1994., 1995., 1996., 1997., 1998/99., 2000., 2001/2002  - USDA/ARS/ERRC,  Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • 1998. i 2000., Stazione Sperimentale per l'Industria Dele Conserve Alimentari, Angri (SA), Italy
  • 1996., 2001., 2005. i 2007., Biotehniška fakulteta, Oddelek za živilstvo, Ljubljana, Slovenija / Biotechnology Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Membership and functions at scientific and professional societies

  • IFT (Institute of Food Technologists), Chicago Ill, USA (1988)
  • Uređivački odbor časopisa Food Technology and Biotechnology, Zagreb
  • (since 1993)Znanstveno vijeće za poljoprivredu i šumarstvo HAZU (član Nadzornog Odbora)
  • Savez kemijskih inženjera i tehničara Hrvatske (HDKI), Zagreb-član
  • Društvo kemičara i tehnologa Osijek-član
  • Tehnički pododbor za voće, povrće, gljive i prerađevine Državnog zavoda za normizaciju i mjeriteljstvo RH
  • Associate Member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU,
  • (1997-2006) Radni odbor za znanost i inovacije u sklopu Euroregija “Dunav-Drava-Sava” (predstavnik Gradskog Poglavarstva Grada Osijeka)
  • National (Croatian) Expert in SCAR (Standing Committee on Agricultural Research), EC, Brussels, Belgium (till 30 September 2007)
  • Member in three different boards for documents,preparation for negotiations for enrolement in European Union
  • United-Fresh, Alexandria, VA, USA (2003)
  • Predstojnik Sekcije za prehrambenu industriju Vijeća za tehnološki razvoj HAZU (od srpnja 2003.)
  • Associate Member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU,1997-2006)
  • Full Member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU, May 2006)

Awards

  • 1994. i 1997. USDA, USA : Certificate of Appretiation
  • 2001.  Award of Faculty of Food Technology, University of J. J. Strossmayer for contribution in renovation and development of the faculty (Anniversary of 30 years of faculty establishment)

Research activities

The activity is divided into the basic research of structure and composition of food and model systems, and the applied research for food processing (industry).

This includes:

    • Research on aroma composition of different food (and/or model systems),
    • Thermophysical an rheological properties of foodstuffs,
    • Inhibition of browning of fruit and vegetables,
    • Changes in minimally processed fruit and vegetables,
    • Sanitation and desinfection (microbial safety) of food, etc.

Organizing acivities

  • 1991. - 1994. Prodekan PTF u Osijeku (dva mandata) / Vice Dean
  • 1994. - 1998. Dekan PTF u Osijeku (dva mandata) / Dean (Two terms)
  • 2002. - 2004. Dekan PTF u Osijeku (jedan mandat) / Dean
  • 2005. - 2007.  Supervisor of Department of Food Technologies
  • 2004. President of Organising Committee of the Meeting 11. Ružičkini dani

Scientific and professional meetings

  • Participation (55)
  • Chairmanship (a numbers)
  • Organizing (12)

Scientific projects

Scientific leader

  • National projects (7)
  • International projects (7)

Researcher on other projects

  • National project (7)
  • International project (1)

Professional projects

  • Applicable Main Project(3)
  • Fisibility Study – Technical Project(23)

Educational activity

Lectures

She was the Vice-Dean (1991-1994) and Dean (1994-1998, 2002-2004) of Faculty of Food Technology, University of J. J. Strossmayer in Osijek, and Supervisor of the Department of Food Technology (2005-2007).

As a Professor of numerous of courses, at her faculty and other faculties (in Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina), she has taught many undergraduate and post-graduate courses related to the food technology, fruit and vegetable processing and preservation, raw material of vegetative origin, food chemistry, development of new food products, rapid methods for detection in food, waste management in food industry, management in agribusiness.

For educational purposes she has issued, as a co-author, one book for students.

She was supervisor for 63 diploma degree holders (B. Food Eng.), 5 postgraduate students (M.Sc.) and 5 doctoral theses (Ph.D.) in the field of Biotechnology, Food Technology.

Theses advising (undergraduate theses, M.A. theses, Ph.D. theses)

 Supervisor:

  • Undergraduate thesis (63)
  • Master of Sciences Thesis (5)
  • Doctor of Sciences Thesis (5)

Theses defense committees (a numerous)

Publication editing

    • Journals (3)


      Osijek, June 26, 2008.

date: 07/10/08
updated: 03/28/12; 07/22/08

edited by: D. Torbica

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