Full Professor at the University of Zagreb
Zrinka Tarle was born on the 28th of August 1969. She is a full professor, permanent position in the field of restorative dentistry and endodontics at the School of Dental Medicine, University of Zagreb. Her field of expertise is based on the investigation of properties and possible improvements of materials and procedures in restorative dental medicine. She obtained a PhD degree in 1995 with the doctoral dissertation “The evaluation of polymerization effect of pulsed laser light source in the composite resin sample”.
She was the principal investigator of the top graded project funded by the Ministry of Science “Nanostructure of restorative materials and interactions with hard dental tissues”, the principal investigator of the program (2012-2015) of Croatian Science Foundation: “Evaluation of new bioactive materials and procedure in restorative dental medicine“ and IADR project: Bulk versus incremental layering of composite: a practice-based, randomized, controlled, prospective clinical study: ‘CED-IADR PBRN project’ and from 2020 principal investigator of the project of Croatian Science Foundation: “Biomimetic intelligent composite materials”.
She is a Dean of the School od Dental Medicine University of Zagreb since 2018 and she was a Vice dean for Science and Research since 2007 and a head of Postgraduate Doctoral Study Dental Medicine. She is a head of Restorative dental medicine I and II.
She was a mentor on 29 graduate theses, 2 master and 11 doctoral dissertations. She is the author of more than 230 publications, lecturer at numerous national and international meetings and organizer of different courses, symposia and congresses.
She is a Board member of CED IADR (2008-2016, President 2013-2014), PER IADR (2014-; Treasurer 2016-), AODES (2015-) and a member of IADR Nominating Committee (2014-2016), Tellers Committee (2017-1019) and Tuition Committee (2021-Chair) a member of many international and national scientific associations, as well as boards and committees of University, Ministry of Science, Ministry of Health, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts and Croatian Science Foundation.
She got many national and international awards for her scientific work but the most important one was the National Award for Science in 2012. The biggest privilege was her choice in the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. She is married and the mother of two sons.