Tomislav Josip Mlinarić was born on May 14, 1969 in Zagreb. He is a citizen of the Republic of Croatia. He finished elementary and high school - Mathematics-informatics education center in Zagreb. He graduated at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences at the University of Zagreb in 1994. As a student, he participated in several projects and studies, and in the last year of study was awarded a scholarship by the Rector of the University of Zagreb. Since October 1, 1994, he has been working full time at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences at the University of Zagreb.On November 15, 2002, he finished his doctoral dissertation entitled Long-Term Quality Assessment of Track Geometry in order to identify maintenance requirements. In 2004 he was elected Assistant Professor in the field of Technical Sciences.From April 22, 2004 to September 29, 2005, he acted as President of the Management Board and General Director of Croatian Railways. He is the founder of the Intermodal Promotional Center IPC Danube - Adriatic (2004) and its first president. He is currently a board member of IPC.Since 2007 he has been a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Traffic - Traffic and Transportation.He acted as a Vice-Dean for Science and External Cooperation for two terms since 2013/14. to 2018./19. During this period he was also chairman of the Scientific Committee of the International Scientific Conference “Science and Development of Transport” (ZIRP).In October 2015 he was elected to the scientific-teaching title of full professor (first choice) in the field of technical sciences, field of transport technologies and transport.As of October 1, 2018, he is the Dean of the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences, University of Zagreb. At the same time, he is a permanent member of the Technical Council and the Senate of the University of Zagreb. By decision of the Rector of the University of Zagreb in February 2019, he was appointed to the Committee on Science and International Cooperation of the University of Zagreb.Since February 2019 he has been the Head of the Land Transport Section of the Scientific Council for Transport at the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.In May 2019 he was elected to the scientific title of scientific advisor in the permanent profession in the scientific field of technical sciences - the field of traffic technologies and transport.He has published twenty papers in scientific journals and 45 papers in proceedings of international conferences. He has presented papers at scientific conferences in Opatija, Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Maribor, Ljubljana, Portorož, Vienna, Bragenz, Jena, Dresden and Seoul.He speaks fluent English, German and Slovenian.He is married and the father of two children.