Experience & Education


1. Assistant Professor

2019 April – 2022 March

Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan
Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering
Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering Program
Chess Laboratory
Topic: Development of Early Warning System for real-time forecasting of rainfall-induced and related river and ocean disasters
Lab Head: Han Soo Lee

 2. Postdoctoral Project Researcher

2017 May – 2019 March

Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Disaster Prevention Research Institute
Coastal Engineering Laboratory
Social Implementation Program on Climate Change Adaptation Technology (SI-CAT)
Topic: Downscaling of coastal current up to 200 m scale from JAMSTEC FORA-WNP30 in the regional scale using COAWST
Lab Head: Nobuhito Mori

 3. Research Assistant

2015 October – 2016 November

Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Disaster Prevention Research institute
Takara Laboratory
Topic: Assistance in research activities within Takara Lab
Advisor: Kaoru Takara

 4. Student’s Tutor

2008 March – 2010 July

University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Topic: Teaching Structural Mechanics I, II courses
Advisor: Dragan Ribaric

 5. IAESTE student’s internship     

2009 August – 2009 September

Centrum Technologiczne Budownictwa Przy Politechnice Rzeszowskiej Sp. z o.o., Rzeszow,  Poland
Topic: Participation in testing of many concrete parameters both on construction sites and in a laboratory
Advisor: Grzegorz Bajorek


1. Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering) (Dr. Eng.)

2012 – 2016

Global COE Human Security Engineering Program
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Graduate School of Engineering
Department of Civil and Earth Resources Engineering
Takara Laboratory
Thesis title: Fluvial Influence on Estuarine Sediment Transport Processes and Linkage of Its Outflow Data to Coastal Modeling
Thesis advisors: Kaoru Takara, Yosuke Yamashiki, Takahiro Sayama

      2. Master of Engineering (M. Eng.)

2004 – 2011

Integrated Bachelor and Master program
University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
Faculty of Civil Engineering
Specialization: Hydraulic
Thesis title: Influence of planned reservoir “Zoretici” to water balance of Rjecina river’s upper flow
Thesis advisor: Nevenka Ozanic

      3. GCOE-HSE Advanced Capstone Project

2012 – 2013

GCOE-HSE Human Security Engineering Program Student’s Internship
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokohama, Japan
Earth Simulator Center
Multi-scale Simulation Research Group
Topic: Land-Ocean Mutual Interaction: Sediment Transportation Processes Induced by River Runoff Nearshore
Advisor: Shinichiro Kida

      4. AutoCad Designer

2011 – 2012

IVORA, Rijeka, Croatia
Topic: Advanced principles of 2D and 3D AutoCAD
Completed AutoCAD 3D Course and obtained license for 2D and 3D AutoCAD Designer

      5. National Football Referee 


Croatian Football Association, Zagreb, Croatia
Topic: Fulfilled requirements and passed the test for licensed Croatian national football referee

      6. Business School


PUMA program for Manager’s training
Croatian Employers’ Association, Rijeka, Croatia
Topics: Presentation and communication skills, Marketing, Teamwork, Sales skills, Fundamentals of finance and business planning, Business ethics and corporate social responsibility, Management tools, Entrepreneurship and leadership, Human resource management, Labor law in practice

      7. Cambridge Key English Test

1999 – 2000

National University of Rijeka, Rijeka, Croatia
Topic: Additional course of English language “Project English III”
Completed with passing the Cambridge Key English Test