Gordana Žauhar

   Prof. dr. sc. Gordana Žauhar
   Associate Professor

   Curriculum vitae (.pdf)

   Office O-015, phone: +385 51 584 647
   E-mail: gordana.zauhar@uniri.hr
   E-mail: gordana.zauhar@medri.uniri.hr
  • Medical physics and biophysics
  • Biophysics
  • Physics and biophysics
  • Biostatistics
  • Medical statistics and informatics
  • Statistics
  • Ionizing and nonionizing radiation
  • Physics and technology of medical ultrasound

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Born in 1963. Graduated in 1986 at Pedagogic Faculty, University of Rijeka and got B.Sc. in chemistry and physics.  Finished the postgraduate studies of medical physics at the Faculty of Science on the University of Zagreb, degree Master of Science in physics in 1994 and PhD degree in Physics in 2001. Married (1987), mother of two sons (1988, 1997).


10/1986 – 03/1987 - secondary school in Rijeka (teacher)
01/2000 – 05/2001 - Clinical Hospital Rijeka, Department of Radiology and Oncology (medical physicists)
From March 1987 until now - employed at Faculty of Medicine, University of Rijeka (Expert associate, Assistant, Senior Assistant, Assistant professor, Associate Professor)
From October 2015 - employed at Department of Physics, University of Rijeka as Associate Professor


Medical Physics.
Inonizing and nonionizing radiation
Medical ultrasound

  • 1996 - EFOMP Travel Award for Young Physicists – visit to Medical Physics Department at Royal United Hospital in Bath, UK
  • In 1996 and 1999 - The scholarships from The Primorsko-Goranska County (Republic of Croatia) - spend a period of four months at the Medical Physics Department at Royal United Hospital in Bath, UK. 
  • September 2003 - bursary from the IPEM (The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine) for attending 9th Annual Scientific Meeting of the IPEM in Bath, UK
  • visiting researcher at National Physical Laboratory (NPL), Acoustics Division, in London (Teddington, UK) in 2008 (6 months), 2010 (2 months), 2011 (2 months), 2012 (2 months) and in 2014 (2 months)

List of publications indexed in CC:
  1. Žauhar, Gordana; Smilović Radojčić, Đeni; Dobravac, Denis; Jurković, Slaven. Quantitative testing of physiotherapy ultrasound beam patterns within a clinical environment using a thermochromic tile. // Ultrasonics. 58 (2015); 6-10.
  2. Kaliman, Zoran; Žauhar, Gordana; Jurković, Slaven. Cross section calculations of photoabsorption and Compton scattering contributions to He single and double ionization via recoil momentum observable. // Radiation physics and chemistry. 95 (2014) ; 34-37.
  3.  Zeqiri, Bajram; Žauhar, Gordana; Rajagopal, Srinath; Pounder, Adam. Systematic evaluation of a secondary method for measuring diagnostic-level medical ultrasound transducer output power based on a large-area pyroelectric sensor. // Metrologia. 49 (2012) , 3; 368-381 
  4.  Butterworth, Ian; Barrie, Jill; Zeqiri, Bajram; Žauhar, Gordana; Parisot, Benjamin. Exploiting thermochromic materials for the rapid quality assurance of physiotherapy ultrasound treatment heads. // Ultrasound in medicine & biology. 38 (2012) , 5; 767-776.
  5. Zeqiri, Bajram; Žauhar, Gordana; Hodnett, Mark; Barrie, Jill. Progress in developing a thermal method for measuring the output power of medical ultrasound transducers that exploits the pyroelectric effect. // Ultrasonics. 51(2011),  420-424.
  6. Jurković, Slaven; Žauhar, Gordana; Faj, Dario; Smilović Radojčić Đeni; Švabic, Manda. Radiation therapy photon beams dose conformation according to dose distribution around intracavitary applied brachytherapy sources. // Medical dosimetry. 35 (2010), 1; 49-52.
  7. Kaliman, Zoran; Žauhar, Gordana; Jurković, Slaven. Polarization effects in the nuclear excitation by positron–electron annihilation. // Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: accelerators, spectrometers, detectors and associated equipment. 619 (2010), 18-20.
  8. Dubrović, Igor; Klepac, Damir; Valić, Srećko; Žauhar, Gordana. Study of natural rubber crosslinked in the state of uniaxial deformation. // Radiation Physics and Chemistry. 77 (2008), 6; 811-817.
  9. Batinac, Tanja; Zamolo, Gordana; Hadžisejdić, Ita; Žauhar, Gordana; Brumini, Gordana; Ružić, Alen; Peršić, Viktor. Expression of Bcl-2 Family Proteins in Psoriasis. // Croatian medical journal. 48 (2007), 3; 319-326.
  10. Jurković, Slaven; Žauhar, Gordana; Bistrović, Matija; Faj, Dario; Kaliman, Zoran; Smilović-Radojčić, Đeni. An alternative approach to compensators design for photon beams used in radiotherapy. // Nuclear instruments & methods in physics research. Section A. 580 (2007), 1; 530-533.
  11. Batinac, Tanja; Zamolo, Gordana; Čoklo, Miran; Hadžisejdić, Ita; Stemberger, Christophe; Žauhar, Gordana. Expression of cell cycle and apoptosis regulatory proteins in keratoacanthoma and squamous cell carcinoma. // Pathology, research and practice. 202 (2006), 8; 599-607.
  12. Batinac, Tanja; Zamolo, Gordana; Hadžisejdić, Ita; Žauhar, Gordana. A comparative study of granzyme B expression in keratoacanthoma and squamous cell carcinoma. // Journal of dermatological science. 44(2) (2006); 109-112.
  13. Žauhar, Gordana; Duck F.A.; Starritt, H.C. Comparison of the acoustic streaming in amniotic fluid and water in medical ultrasonic beams. // Ultraschall in der Medizin. 27 (2006.), 2; 152-158.
  14. Kaštelan, Marija; Prpić Massari, Larisa; Gruber, Franjo; Zamolo, Gordana; Žauhar, Gordana; Čoklo, Miran; Rukavina, Daniel. The role of perforin-mediated apoptosis in lichen planus lesions. // Archives of dermatological research. 296 (2004), 5; 226-230.
  15. Kaštelan, Marija; Prpić Massari, Larisa; Gruber, Franjo; Zamolo, Gordana; Žauhar, Gordana; Čoklo, Miran; Rukavina, Danijel. Perforin expression is upregulated in the epidermis of psoriatic lesions. // British journal of dermatology. 151 (2004), 4; 831-836.
  16. Prpić Massari, Larisa; Kaštelan, Marija; Gruber, Franjo; Laškarin, Gordana; Sotošek Tokmadžić, Vlatka; Štrbo, Nataša; Zamolo, Gordana; Žauhar, Gordana; Rukavina, Daniel. Perforin expression in peripheral blood lymphocytes and skin-infiltrating cells in patients with lichen planus. // British journal of dermatology. 151 (2004), 2; 433-439.
  17. Cvjetković, N.; Velepič, S.M.; Velepič, M.M.; Komljenović, D.; Žauhar, G.The Quantitative Analysis of the Vascularization Following Two Basic Auditory Canal Skin Incisions. // Collegium antropologicum. 27 (2003), 1; 279-284.
  18. Milotić, Franko; Fučkar, Željko; Gazdik, Miljen; Cicvarić, Tedi; Milotić, Irena; Žauhar, Gordana. Inflamed urachal cyst containing calculi in an adult. // Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. 30 (2002), 4; 253-255.
  19. Žauhar, Gordana; Starritt, Hazel; Duck, Francis. Studies of acoustic streaming in biological fluids with an ultrasound Doppler technique. // British Journal of Radiology. 71 (1998), 843; 297-302.
  20. Miletić, Damir; Fučkar, Željko; Šustić, Alan; Mozetič, Vladimir; Štimac, Davor; Žauhar, Gordana. Sonographic measurement of absolute and relative renal length in adults.// Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. 26 (1998), 4; 185-189.
  21. Marić Brumini, Gordana; Šolić, Franjo; Žauhar, Gordana. Membrane potential of Nitella as an indicator of chemical contamination of water. // Periodicum Biologorum. 92 (1990); 453-454.