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Mira Ristić (1959 - 2019)

Dr. Mira Ristić was born on January the 4th 1959. in small place near Imotski in Dalmatia, Croatia. She completed high-school (gymnasium) in Imotski and attended the Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology at the University of Zagreb. Upon graduation Mira was for some time teaching assistant in thermodynamics, then she employed at the Ruđer Bošković Institute. In this Institute she started to work on the problem of denitration of simulated radioactive waste liquids followed with the investigation of glasses for immobilization of radioactive wastes. After she obtained MSc and PhD degrees her primary scientific interest was chemistry of metal oxides. Mira was creative scientist and published about 150 scientific articles. In her research she used different spectroscopic, electron-microscopic and structural methods with specific emphasize on capabilities of Mössbauer spectroscopy in metal oxide chemistry.
She started with organization of the first Mediterranean Conference on the Applications of the Mössbauer Effect (MECAME 2015) in Zadar (Croatia) in the honour to Svetozar Musić. The second MECAME 2016 was organized in Cavtat (Croatia) in the honour of Philipp Gütlich. The third MECAME 2017 was organized in Jerusalem (Israel) in the honour of Rivka Bauminger and Rolfe Herber. The fourth MECAME 2018 was organizes in Zadar (Croatia) in the honour of Frank Berry and the fifth MECAME-GFSM 2019 was organized in Montpellier (France) in the honour of Jean-Claude Jumas. The aims of these conferences are to establish better relationships between Mössbauer spectroscopist in Mediterranean countries and to give honour to the scientists which gave special contribution to the development of Mössbauer spectroscopy in their own countries as well as internationally. Many thanks to Mira that now MECAME conferences became tradition.
Mira was also an excellent person. She was hard worker, responsible and she never complained. In many occasions she was also saying that society must benefit from science. Mira was socially sensitive person and always ready to help others. Suddenly, on the
April 19th this year, her heart stopped beating.
We shall always remember Mira!
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