University of Belgrade

Institute for
Multidisciplinary Research

Zvezdana Baščarević
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Dr Zvezdana Baščarević

Research Fellow (Research Assistant Professor)

Department of Materials Science (MS)

Phone: +381-11/2085-049

E-mail: zvezdana@imsi.rs; zvezdana@imsi.bg.ac.rs

Curriculum vitae

Education

 

2015: Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade. Thesis title: “Effects of ammonium nitrate and sodium sulfate solutions on mechanical properties and structure of fly ash based geopolymers”.

 

2002: B.Sc. in Inorganic Chemical Technology, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade.

 

Work Experience

 

2015-present: Research Fellow, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.

 

2009-2015: Research Assistant, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.

 

2006-2009: Research Trainee, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.

 

2003-2006: Researcher, Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade.

 

Scholarships and Awards

 

• The Best Poster Award, “Characterization of Fly Ash from Serbian Power Plants: Morphology of the fly ash particles”, 3rd Serbian Congress for Microscopy, September 25-28, 2007, Belgrade, Serbia.

 

• The Best Poster Award, “SEM/EDS characterization of fly ash based geopolymers”, MC2009 Microscopy Conference, First Joint Meeting of Dreilaendertagung & Multinational Congress on Microscopy, August 30 – September 4, 2009, Graz, Austria.

 

Research Interests

 

• Valorization of industrial mineral waste in building materials industry.

• Geopolymers.

• Durability of geopolymers.

 

Other Professional Activities

 

• Participation in national projects:

 

2008-2010: TR19001 “Geopolymers – new materials based on fly ash from thermal power plants within the frame of sustainable development concept”, financed by the Ministry of Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia.

 

2005-2007: TR6720B “Development of new types of hydraulic binders based on coal fired power plants fly ash”, financed by the Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection, Republic of Serbia and Public Enterprise “Elektroprivreda Srbije”.

 

2003-2004: MNT.2.06.0053. “Research in the field of hydraulic materials in order to improve their quality and application”, financed by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Development, Republic of Serbia and three cement factories from Serbia.

 

 

• Participation in international projects:

 

2010-2013: “New generation of constructive materials based on industrial waste in the concept of sustainable development”, ЕUREKA Project E!5415, Acronym: NEWCOMAT.

 

2007-2009: “From industrial waste to commercial products”, ЕUREKA Project E!3824, Acronym: INWASCOMP.

 

2006-2008: “Sustainable application of selected industrial waste materials in cement and concrete industry”, ЕUREKA Project E!3688, Аcronym: SASIWAM.

 

2004-2006: “Economical And Ecological Utilisation Of Selected Residual Materials For Landscape Creation”, ЕUREKA Project E!2936, Аcronym: ECO-UTIRESMAT.

 

2003-2006: “Environmental Protection in the Balkan Countries: Reuse of Industrial Mineral Waste for Waste Water Treatment and Improvement of Landfills”, EU FP5 Project: ICA2-2001-10043, EN A 1 FP5RTD, Аcronym: REINTRO.

 

• COST TU1301 Short-term scientific mission at Department of Materials Engineering (supervisor Dr. Yiannis Pontikes), KU Leuven, Belgium (June-July 2014).

 

• Research visit to the Institute of Materials Science and Technology (supervisor Dr. Joerg Bossert), Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany (June – July 2006).

 

• Membership in scientific associations: Serbian Society for Microscopy, Serbian Ceramic Society, Serbian Zeolite Association.

 

Representative publications


International book chapters

1.

Z. Baščarević, “The resistance of alkali-activated cement-based binders to chemical attack”. Chapter 14 in “Handbook of Alkali-Activated Cements, Mortars, and Concretes”. Publisher: Woodhead Publishing, 2014. Edition: Series in Civil and Structural Engineering. Editors: F. Pacheco-Torgal, J. A. Labrincha, C. Leonelli, A. Palomo, P. Chindaprasirt, pp.373-397. – ID=1048

Peer-reviewed international journals

1.

Luković J., Babić B., Bučevac D., Prekajski M., Pantić J., Baščarević Z., Matović B. (2015) Synthesis and characterization of tungsten carbide fine powders, Ceramics International 41: 1271–1277 – ID=1098

2.

Marjanović N., Komljenović M., Baščarević Z., Nikolić V., Petrović R. (2015) Physical-mechanical and microstructural properties of alkali-activated fly ash-blast furnace slag blend. Ceramics International 41: 1421-1435 IF = 2.605 (2.540); Materials Science, Ceramics (4/26) – ID=1115

3.

Đukić A., Kumrić K., Vukelić N., Dimitrijević M., Baščarević Z., Kurko S., Matović Lj. (2015) Simultaneous removal of Pb2+, Cu2+, Zn2+ and Cd2+ from highly acidic solutions using mechanochemically synthesized montmorillonite–kaolinite/TiO2 composite, Applied Clay Science 103: 20–27 – ID=1097

4.

Nikolić V., Komljenović M., Baščarević Z., Marjanović N., Miladinović Z., Petrović R. (2015) The influence of fly ash characteristics and reaction conditions on strength and structure of geopolymers, Construction and Building Materials 94: 361-370 – ID=1096

5.

N. Marjanović, M. Komljenović, Z. Baščarević, V. Nikolić, R. Petrović (2015), Physical–mechanical and microstructural properties of alkali-activated fly ash–blast furnace slag blends, Ceramics International 41, 1421– 1435. – ID=1046

6.

Marjanović N., Komljenović M., Baščarević Z., Nikolić V. (2014) Improving reactivity of fly ash and properties of ensuing geopolymers through mechanical activation, Construction and Building Materials 57:151-162. – ID=915

7.

Nikolić V., Komljenović M., Marjanović N., Baščarević Z., Petrović R. (2014) Lead immobilization by geopolymers based on mechanically activated fly ash, Ceramics International 40(6): 8479–8488 – ID=914

8.

Baščarević Z., Komljenović M., Miladinović Z., Nikolić V., Marjanović N., Petrović R. (2014) Impact of sodium sulfate solution on mechanical properties and structure of fly ash based geopolymers, Materials and Structures, 48, 683–697. – ID=916

9.

Baščarević Z., Komljenović M., Miladinović Z., Nikolić V., Marjanović N., Žujović Z., Petrović R. (2013) Effects of the concentrated NH4NO3 solution on mechanical properties and structure of the fly ash based geopolymers. Construction and Building Materials 41: 570-579. Construction & Building Technology 7/57, Materials Science, Multidisciplinary 54/241, 2.293 – ID=34

10.

Komljenović M., Baščarević Z., Marjanović N., Nikolić V. (2013) External sulfate attack on alkali-activated slag. Construction and Building Materials 49: 31–39. Construction & Building Technology 7/57, Materials Science, Multidisciplinary 54/241, 2.293 – ID=883

11.

Pantić J., Kremenović A., Došen A., Prekajski M., Stanković N., Baščarević Z., Matović B. (2013) Influence of mechanical activation on sphene based ceramic material synthesis. Ceramics International 39: 483-488.Ceramics International 39: 483-488. Materials Science, Ceramics, 3/27, 1.789 – ID=33

12.

Komljenović M., Baščarević Z., Marjanović N., Nikolić V. (2012) Decalcification resistance of alkali-activated slag. Journal of Hazardous Materials 233-234: 112-121. Engineering, Civil 2/122, Engineering, Environmental 5/42, Environmental Sciences 16/210, 3.925 – ID=32

13.

Kurko S., Raskovic Ž., Novakovic N., Paskaš-Mamula B., Jovanović Z., Baščarević Z., Grbovic-Novakovic J., Matovic Lj. (2011) Hydrogen storage properties of MgH2 mechanically milled with alpha and beta SiC. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 36(1): 549-554. Energy & Fuels 12/81, Electrochemistry 5/27, Chemistry, Physical 29/134, 4.054 – ID=31

14.

Komljenović M., Baščarević Z., Bradić V. (2010) Mechanical and microstructural properties of alkali-activated fly ash geopolymers. Journal of Hazardous Materials 181(1-3): 35-42. Engineering, Civil 2/115, Engineering, Environmental 6/45, Environmental Sciences 18/193, 3.723 – ID=30

15.

Lačnjevac U., Jović B.M., Baščarević Z., Maksimović V.M., Jović V.D. (2009) Morphology and phase composition of as-deposited and recrystallized Ni-Mo-O powders. Electrochimica Acta 54: 3115-3123. Electrochemistry 4/24, IF2009=3.325 – ID=297

16.

Komljenović M., Petrašinović-Stojkanović Lj., Baščarević Z., Jovanović N. (2009) Fly Ash as the Potential Raw Mixture Component for Portland Cement Clinker Synthesis. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 96(2): 363-368 – ID=29

 

Current projects

Project ID
Project Title
Financial Source
My Status
TR34026 GEOPOLYMERS – Technology for converting the industrial waste into functional materials Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia Member
III45012 Synthesis, processing and characterisation of nanostructural materials for application in energetics, mechanical engineering, environmental protection and biomedicine Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia Member
COST Action TU 1301 NORM for Building Materials (NORM4BUILDING) COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Management Committee Substitute Member