Center will be headed by prof.dr.dr.h.c. Vlasta Bonačić-Koutecký, Interdisciplinary Center for Advanced Science and Technology (ICAST) at University of Split (UNIST) whose research excellence in theoretical design of nanoclusters with unique catalytic and optical properties as well as visionary leadership in research community, developing network of collaborative projects with experimental groups, has been internationally recognized (h-index: 51, over 260 publications and 9000 citations). She will be simultaneously responsible for Advance technology at nanoscale Area of Advance.
The worldwide expertise in the field of renewable energy and fuel cells will be represented by prof. dr. Frano Barbir, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture (FESB) at UNIST. The cooperation will be extended by contribution of prof. dr. Ante Bilušić, Faculty of Science (PMF) at UNIST. Additional worldwide expertise in life science will be provided by prof. dr. Miroslav Radman/dr. Anita Kriško, Mediterranean Institute for Life Sciences (MedILS), Split, which is of significant importance for the field of biosensing and medical diagnostics.
Within Water and Environment Area of Advance, active members are prof. dr. sc. Roko Andričević (FGAG, UNIST), prof. dr. sc. Darko Koračin (PMF, UNIST), including dr. Sandi Orlić and dr. Tvrtko Smital from Ruđer Bošković Institute (IRB), Zagreb, having rich experience in research on water and environment as well as in international cooperations.
Prof. dr. Mile Dželalija (PMF, UNIST) is participating within Education and transfer of knowledge and technology due to his recognized engagement within European Union.
All together, the research team including international cooperations and Areas of Advance should have strong driving force for sustainability of STIM guaranteeing increasing creativity and innovation within Croatia.