About me

“There are two ways through life – the way of nature and the way of grace. You have to choose which one you will follow.
Grace doesn’t try to please itself. Accepts being slighted, forgotten, disliked. Accepts insults and injuries.
Nature only wants to please itself. Get others to please it too. Likes to lord it over them. To have its own way. It finds reasons to be unhappy when all the world is shining around it. And love is smiling through all things.
No one who loves the way of grace ever comes to a bad end.”
~The Tree of Life~

My greatest skill and advantage as a researcher is conceiving creative and original ideas to construct innovative science and engineering solutions with important societal impact and their applications which can be beneficial for people, environment and nature in general. As my ideas are often expanding beyond the scope of my formal educational background, I welcome curious collaborators with strong theoretical background from the particular fields.

I am currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering Program, Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Hiroshima University with research topic “Development of Early Warning System for real-time forecasting of rainfall-induced and related river and ocean disasters”, and collaborating on the project by the Disaster Prevention Research Institute (DPRI) of Kyoto University and Hiroshima University as well as the ‘TOUGOU’ (Integrated Research Program for Advancing Climate Models) project.

I was working as a Postdoctoral Project Researcher in the Coastal Engineering Laboratory, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, under the ‘SI-CAT’ (Social Implementation Program on Climate Change Adaptation Technology) Project with research topic “Downscaling of coastal current from JAMSTEC FORA-WNP30 in the regional scale using COAWST”, under supervision of Associate Professor Nobuhito Mori.

I completed my Dr.Eng. program in November 2016 in Kyoto University, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering, under supervision of Professor Kaoru Takara, on invitation from Professor Yosuke Yamashiki. Title of my Doctoral thesis is “Fluvial Influence on Estuarine Sediment Transport Processes and Linkage of Its Outflow Data to Coastal Modeling”. Before that, I graduated integrated Bachelor and Master program in November 2011 in the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Civil Engineering, hydrotechnical course, under supervision of Professor Nevenka Ozanic. Title of my Master thesis is “Influence of planned reservoir “Zoretici” to water balance of Rjecina river’s upper flow”.

My hobby is every way of interaction and socialization with interesting people, mostly if it includes playing interesting games. My favorite games are table tennis and board strategic game “Risk”, in which I am the best player in the world on its the most popular online gaming site conquerclub.com.

“Nothing compares to a beautiful conversation with a beautiful mind.”