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Research Areas:

  • Kinesiology / Sports Sciences
  • Exercise physiology


Damir Zubac is a sports scientist whose expertise lies in the evaluation and interpretation of physiological processes related to physical training and elite athletic performance.

He completed his thesis in 2016 at the University of Split, Faculty of Kinesiology, Split, Croatia. Portions of his thesis were recently published in high impact factor journals including European Journal of Sports Sciences, Journal of Sport Sciences and International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance. Over the last couple of years, he had published more than ten peer-review papers in international journals and book chapters.

In 2017 he was awarded “The Youth Research of the Year Award” in Croatia, as well as the “Rectors award” for exceptional academic achievements (University of Split, Croatia, EU). As the leading author of the paper entitled “Fluid balance and hydration status in Olympic combat athletes: A systematic review with meta-analysis of controlled and uncontrolled studies” he was invited as one of five best youth candidates to participate in the prestige “Pitch your Science!” contest at the 10th Annual Hydration for Health Scientific Conference, which was held in Evian-les-Bains, France, form 26th – 28th of June 2018.
In 2018, he received a post-doctoral grant with the Slovenian Research Agency (ARRS: Z7-9420: The effects of variable load exercise on aging atrophy – randomized controlled trial).

Currently, he is a member of the Institute for Kinesiology Research (IKARUS) research group at Science and Research Centre Koper, Slovenia that was placed among best 150 in the Shanghai list of research institutes in 2016.