under the auspices of
Ministry of science and education of the Republic of Croatia
Ministry of environment and energy of the Republic of Croatia
University of Zagreb
Croatian Engineering Association
Croatian Chamber of Economy
On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committee, it is a great honour and real pleasure to welcome you to Poreč on the occasion of the 25th Croatian Meeting of Chemists and Chemical Engineers (25HSKIKI) with international participation, held from 19-22 April 2017.
The meeting offers a total of 15 half-day sessions on all aspects of chemistry, chemical engineering and chemical education, 7 plenary talks on cutting-edge topics by internationally renowned leaders in their fields, followed by 27 invited talks, 40 oral contributions, and almost 180 poster presentations to stimulate interdisciplinary discussions. In addition, there are several lunchtime events and a social programme with many opportunities to meet, connect and exchange ideas. In this 25th edition of the main and most important biennial gathering of chemists and chemical engineers in Croatia, special attention is paid to strengthening the relationship between academia and industry and to nurturing a new generation of scientists, for which reason two new sessions are introduced, I can do it – science and business and How to succeed in science.
We hope that 25HSKIKI will thus be a vibrant and intensive three-day scientific meeting with many learning opportunities in every current aspect of chemistry and related fields. We believe, it will provide for all of us, more than 400 participants from 21 countries, an exciting forum for exchanging ideas and making new contacts to initiate future collaborations.
We are also grateful to more than 35 sponsors, donors and exhibitors for their support, and to IUPAC for supporting the attendance of young scientists. And, to all of you for your participation, making this meeting a success!
Chair of the Scientific and Organizing Committee
Poreč, one of the most beautiful Croatian and Istrian resorts, is a town of rich cultural and historical heritage and a seductive charm, all embraced by the untouched nature and crystal clear Adriatic sea. It is easy to reach Poreč either by a brand new Croatian motorway network, or by a plane. Two international airports are located at a distance of less than an hour of pleasant drive – Airport in Trieste and Pula airport. Poreč is at just 2.5 hours of a pleasant drive from Zagreb or Ljubljana, and seven(ish) hours of comfortable drive will get you there from, for example, Vienna, Budapest, Belgrade or Milan.
Valamar Diamant Hotel is located in the charming bay along the beach Brulo, at only 200 m from the sea and 900 m (a 10-minute of a relaxing stroll) from the historic downtown Poreč. Conference Centre in the Valamar Diamant Hotel, which will host the Meeting, is designed to the most modern way and has top-quality equipment for the maintenance of medium-sized meetings. HS wireless internet is available throughout the hotel, all the conference rooms are equipped with a state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, and 25HSKIKI will have its own entrance and reception desk.
During the three days the conference, organizers have prepared an extremely comprehensive scientific and social programme. In addition to the opening ceremony and gala dinner, social programme will be enriched with a “student mixer”, entertainment for young researchers with the DJ performance.
Welcome to 25HSKIKI with international participation, Croatian chemical meeting of the new generation.