Ljiljana Fruk

Group Leader

Ljiljana obtained International Baccalaureate from United World College of the Adriatic (Italy), studied chemistry at the University of Zagreb and then went on to explore advanced biospectroscopy (PhD at the Universtiy of Strathclyde, Glasgow) and DNA structuring and artificial enzyme desing (postdoc in group of Prof. Niemeyer at Technical University of Dortmund). She was a group leader at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany for 7 years before joining Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology in 2015. She is Associate Professor of  BioNano Engineering and teaches Bionanotechnology, Chemical Product Design and Engineering Ethics. She very much enjoys science fiction books, any activity that involves walking, nature and gardens, thinking about the next chocolate design and devising strategies to make science more approachable and people around her more curious about life, universe and everything.