About employee
doc. dr. sc. Marija Kušter Marić
Title:assistant professor
Location: 128
Public phone number:+385 1 4639 467
Internal phone number:467
E-mail: E-mail
Department : Structures
Graduation year:2007
PhD graduation year:2013
Employed in this institution since:2007


Marija Kušter Marić works at the Structures Department of the University of Zagreb Faculty of Civil Engineering since 2007. Between 2009 and 2013 she worked at University of Stuttgart Institute for construction materials as guest scientist. Her main research fields are durability of structures; service life prediction and numerical simulation of concrete structure degradation due to mechanical (static, dynamic, cyclic loading) and environmental actions (chlorides, winds, etc. ); application of the NDT testing in evaluation of the bridge in-service performance; influence of climate changes on structures.


  • The outstanding paper honour for the best oral presentation at 8th CCC Congress, 2012
  • 1st award on public competition for preliminary design of Bundek Bridge in Zagreb, 2008
  • Award of the Faculty of Civil Engineering to the most successful students in the academic year 2004/2005.
Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)
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List of select publications

List of publications is given in Croatian Scientific Bibliography

  • Editor's books (2)
  • Book chapters (1)
  • Journal articles in CC journals (2)
  • Scientific papers in other journals (2)
  • Plenary/Keynote talks (8)
  • Published invited lectures (3)
  • Scientific conference papers with international peer-review (14)
  • Other refereed conference papers (1)
  • Abstracts in Book of abstracts (1)
  • Unpublished papers (1)
  • Dissertation (1)
  • Graduation thesis (1)
Professional memberships
  • IABSE – International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering, 
  • fib  – fédération internationale du béton,
  • European Federation of Corrosion - WP11 „Corrosion of Steel in Concrete“
  • HDGK  – Croatian Society of Structural Engineers,
  • AMCA-FA  –  Almae Matris Croaticae Alumni -Facultas Aedificandi
List of select projects

Projects worked on as project leader or collaborator

  • Influence of concrete damage on reinforcement corrosion - computer simulation and in service performance of bridges, Leader: Marija Kušter Marić, co-leader: Joško Ožbolt, Unity trough knowledge fund Croatia, 2017 – 2019, https://www.grad.unizg.hr/codebridges
  • Numerical modelling of corrosion of reinforcement in concrete, Leader: Joško Ožbolt, DFG Germany, 2011 – 2013
  • Numerical modelling of corrosion of reinforcement in concrete, Leader: Joško Ožbolt, DFG Germany, 2013 – 2016
  • Limit states and sustainable bridge engineering, Leader: Jure Radić, Ministry of Science and Education of Republic of Croatia, 2007-2012

Research grants awarded so far

  • Evaluating reliability of existing bridges, Leader: Jure Radić/Ana Mandić Ivanković, University of Zagreb – short-term financial support, 2013-2016
  • „Exploring the limits of the reinforced concrete arch bridges“ - collaboration between the College of Civil Engineering, Fuzhou University, China and Faculty of Civil Engineering University of Zagreb, Croatia financed by the Chinese and Croatian Ministries of science, 2008-2013, Leaders: Baochun Chen and Jure Radić; 
  • COST Action TU 1402: Quantifying the Value of Structural Health Monitoring, Action Chair: Sebastian Thöns, 2014-2018
  • COST Action TU 1406: Quality Specifications for Roadway Bridges, Standardization at EU Level, Action Chair: Jose Matos; 2015-2019
  • University of Zagreb – Grant for the Staff mobility, 2016