Department of Materials Science

Department of Materials Science

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The Department of Materials Science has over 40 researchers working in  basic, developmental and applied research in the field of chemistry, physics, physical chemistry, electronics, materials engineering, chemical and biochemical engineering, biotechnology, electrochemistry, namely: development of electroceramics and films for use in electronics and renewable energy sources, mechanical properties of materials, ferroelectrics, varistors, multiferroics, magnetic and sensor materials, biopolymers and electrically conductive polymers, nanoencapsulation in essential oils, piezoelectric flexible films, materials for fuel cells and fuel cells by the deposition of alloys for use in water electrolysis processes and low-temperature fuel cells, semiconductor metal oxides for obtaining oxygen from water, nanostructured materials for the treatment of industrial water by photocatalysis and the development of sustainable and environmentally friendly construction binders, geopolymers and other alkali-activated materials.

Head of department: Dr Maria Vesna Nikolić

  1. Jovanović J., Ćirković J., Radojković A., Mutavdžić D., Tanasijević G., Joksimović K., Bakić G., Branković G., Branković Z. (2021) Chitosan and pectin-based films and coatings with active components for application in antimicrobial food packaging, Progress in Organic Coatings,
  2. Lačnjevac , Vasilić R., Dobrota A., Đurđić S., Tomanec O., Zbořil R., Mohajernia S., Nguyen N. T., Skorodumova N., Manojlović D., Elezović N, Pašti I., Schmuki P., (2020), High-Performance Hydrogen Evolution Electrocatalysis Using Proton-Intercalated TiO2 Nanotube Arrays as Interactive Supports for Ir Nanoparticles", Journal of Materials Chemistry A, accepted October 7th 2020.
  3. Ivanović T., Popović D. Ž. , Miladinović J., Rard, J. A., Miladinović P., Pastor F. (2020) Isopiestic Determination of the Osmotic and Activity Coefficients of {yK2HPO4 + (1 – y)KH2PO4}(aq) at T = 298.15 K, Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics 142 105945.
  4. Komljenović M., Tanasijević G., Džunuzović N., Provis J.L.: Immobilization of cesium with alkali-activated blast furnace slag (2020) J. Hazard. Mater. 388 121-765.
  5. Vukašinović J., Počuča-Nešić M., Luković Golić. D., Ribić V., Branković Z., Savić M. S., Dapčević A., Bernik S., Podlogar M., Kocen M., Rapljenović Ž., Ivek T., Lazović V., Dojčinović B., Branković G., The structural, electrical and optical properties of spark plasma sintered BaSn1-xSbxO3 ceramics, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc., 2020, 40 (15) 5566-5575
  6. Simović , Dapčević A., Zdravković J., Tasić N., Kovač S., Krstić J., Branković G. (2019) From titania to titanates: Phase and morphological transition in less alkaline medium under mild conditions Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 781:810-819.
  7. Krstajić Pajic M.N., Stevanovic S.I., Radmilovic V.V., Gavrilović-Wohlmuther A., Zabinski P., Elezovic N.R., Radmilovic V.R., Gojkovic S.Lj., Jovanovic V.M. (2019), Dispersion effect in formic acid oxidation on PtAu/C Nanocatalyst Prepared by Water-In-Oil Microemulsion Method, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental,243: 585-593,
  8. Golić, L., Radojković A, Dapčević A, Pajić D, Dragović J, Torić F, Ćirković J, Branković G, Branković Z (2019) Change in structural, ferroelectric, and magnetic properties of bismuth ferrite induced by doping with gadolinium, Ceramics International, 45, 19158-19165.
  9. Radojković A, Žunić M, Savić M S, Perać S, Luković Golić D, Branković Z, Branković G. (2019) Co-doping as a strategy for tailoring the electrolyte properties of BaCe9Y0.1O3–δ, Ceramics International, 45, 8279-8285.
  10. Radojković A, Luković Golić D, Ćirković J, Marinković Stanojević Z, Pajić D, Torić F, Dapčević S, Vulić P, Branković Z, Branković G. (2018) Tuning of BiFeO3 multiferroic properties by light doping with Nb, Ceramics International, 44, 16739-16744.
  11. Nikolic, M. V., Lukovic, M. D., Vasiljevic, Z. Z., Pavlović, V.P., Vujančević, J. Radovanović, M., Krstić, J., Vlahović, B., Pavlović, V.B. (2018) Humidity sensing properties of nanocrystalline pseudobrookite (Fe2TiO5) based thick films Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 227: 654-664
  12. Lačnjevac U., Vasilić R, Tokarski T., Cios G., Żabiński P., Elezović N., Krstajić N. (2018), Deposition of Pd nanoparticles on the walls of cathodically hydrogenated TiO2 nanotube arrays via galvanic displacement: A novel route to produce exceptionally active and durable composite electrocatalysts for cost-effective hydrogen evolution, Nano Energy, 47: 527–538
  13. Djokić, V., Ristić Trajković J., Furundžić, D., Krstić, V., Stojiljković, D. (2018) Urban garden as lived space: Informal gardening practices and dwelling culture in socialist and post-socialist Belgrade, Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 30, p247-259.
  14. Vijatović Petrović M.M., Grigalaitis R., Dzunuzovic A., Bobić J.D., Stojanović B.D., Šalaševičius R., Banys J. (2018) Positive influence of Sb doping on properties of di-phase multiferroics based on barium titanate and nickel ferrite, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 749 1043-1053
  15. Bobić, D., Ivanov, M., Ilić N.I., Dzunuzović A.S., Vijatović Petrović M.M., Banys J., Ribic A., Despotovic Z., Stojanovic B.D. (2018) PZT-nickel ferrite and PZT-cobalt ferrite comparative study: structural, dielectric, ferroelectric and magnetic properties of composite ceramics, Ceramics International, 44 6551-6557
  16. Dzunuzovic, A.S., Vijatovic Petrovic M.M., Bobic J.D., Ilic N.I., Ivanov M., Grigalaitis R., Stojanovic B.D. (2018) Magneto-electric properties of xNi7Zn0.3Fe2O4-(1-x)BaTiO3 multiferroic composites, Ceramics International, 44, 683-694
  17. Tomasevic T., Jovanovic Dj., Popov I., Fandan R., Pedros J., Spasenovic M., Gajic R. (2018) Reducing sheet resistance of self-assembled transparent graphene films by defect patching and doping with UV/ozone treatment, Appl. Surf. Sci. 458, 446-453
  18. Nikolić V.,Komljenović M, Džunuzović N., Ivanović T., Miladinović Z. (2017) Immobilization of hexavalent chromium by fly ash-based geopolymers. Composites Part B 112C: 213-223.
  19. Dzunuzovic,  Komljenovic M.,  Nikolic V.,  Ivanovic T. (2017), External sulfate attack on alkali-activated fly ash-blast furnace slag composite, Construction and Building Materials 157 737–747.
  20. Damljanovic M., Popov I., Gajic R. (2017) Forune teller fermions in two-dimensional materials, Nanoscale 9, 19337-19346
  21. Mastilovic S. (2016) Molecular-dynamics simulations of the nanoscale Taylor test under extreme loading conditions. Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids 21(3): 326-338.
  22. Milovanović M., Tomić B. M. (2016) Fractality and self-organization in the orthodox iconography, Complexity 21 (S1), 55–68. doi:10.1002/cplx.21710
  23. Savić, S.M., Stojanović, G., Vasiljević D., Vojisavljević K. , Dapčević, A., Radojković, A., Pršič, S., Branković G. (2016) Nanoindentation study of nickel manganite ceramics obtained by a complex polymerization method”, Ceramics International 42 12276-12282.
  24. Luković Golić D., Radojković A., Ćirković J., Dapčević A., Pajić D., Tasić N., Savić M. S., Počuča-Nešić M., Marković S., Branković G., Marinković Stanojević Z., Branković Z. (2016) Structural, ferroelectric and magnetic properties of BiFeO3 synthesized by sonochemically assisted hydrothermal and hydro-evaporation chemical methods, J. Eur. Ceram. Soc., 36, 1623-1631


  1. The Innovation Fund/ Proof of Concept 5033: “Microalgal cell wall-based composites for biosorption of metals from polluted waters”, Participants from Department of Materials Science: Gordana Tanasijevic, project leader: dr Ivan Spasojevic
  2. The Innovation Fund/ Proof of Concept 5076:” Photoreactor based on electrospun nanofibers of samarium-doped titanium-dioxide”, Participants from Department of Materials Science: dr Milan Zunic, dr Goran Brankovic, dr Zorica Brankovic, dr Jovana Cirkovic, Sanita Ahmetovic
  3. The Innovation Fund/ Proof of Concept 5262:” Zinc encapsulated in biodegradable polymers: a sustainable solution for cereals boosting: Participants from Department of Materials Science: dr Jovana Cirkovic
  4. The Innovation Fund/ Proof of Concept 5776: “Non-toxic flexible piezoelectric films for vibration energy harvesting”, Participants from Department of Materials Science: dr Mirjana Vijatovic Petrovic (project leader), dr Jelena Bobic, dr Nikola Ilic, dr Adis Dzunuzovic
  5. Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia/PROMIS 6062244:” Rational design of multifunctional electrode interfaces for efficient electrocatalytic hydrogen production (RatioCAT)”, Participants from Department of Materials Science: dr Uros Lacnjevac


  1. UNDP 00094603/07/2020: “LIQUID 3”, Participants from Department of Materials Science: dr Danica Stojiljjkovic
  2. Bilateral project between the Republic of Serbia and Italy, “Lead-free piezoelectric and multiferroic flexible films for nanoelectronics and energy harvesting”, Mirjana Vijatovic Petrovic (Project leader), Members: Jelena Bobic, Nikola Ilic, Adis Dzunuzovic
  3. Bilateral project between the Republic of Serbia and Austria, “Lead free Aurivillius-based materials: close-line between Raman spectroscopy and ferro/multiferroic properties”, Jelena Bobic (Project leader) Members: Mirjana Vijatovic Petrovic, Nikola Ilic, Adis Dzunuzovic
  4. Bilateral project between the Republic of Serbia and Germany: "Nanostructured semiconducting metal-oxides as gas sensors for medical diagnostics by breath analysis", Katarina Vojisavljević (Project leader) members: Zorica Branković, Goran Branković, Milica Počuča-Nešić, Jelena Vukašinović, Olivera Zemljak
  5. Bilateral project between the Republic of Serbia and Germany:” TiO2 nanotube arrays decorated with platinum group nanoparticles for electro catalysis applications”, members Nevenka Eleyovic, Uros Lacnjevac
  6. Bilateral project between the Republic of Serbia and Croatia “Microstructural and mechanical characteristics of concrete with recycled materials", member: Jelena Jovanovic
  7. COST Action CA 17123 “Ultrafast opto-magneto-electronics for non-dissipative information technology” Management committee member: Mirjana Vijatovic Petrovic, Members: Jelena Bobic, Nikola Ilic, Adis Dzunuzovic
  8. Cost Action CA20116 “European Network for Innovative and Advanced Epitaxy”, Management committee member: Nikola Ilic, Members: Mirjana Vijatovic Petrovic, Jelena Bobic, Nikola Ilic, Adis Dzunuzovic
  9. Bilateral project between the Republic of Serbia and Germany, Engineering of TMDCs for solar cells, member Igor Popov
  10. Bilateral project between the Republic of Serbia and France, Mxene nanostructures for clean energy storage, member Igor Popov
  11. Project of the National Qatar Research Organization, NPRP11S-1126-170033, “Self-organized optical structures in semiconductor heterojunctions, nanocomposites, metamaterials, photovoltaics and plasmonics, for applications in energy and information technologies” member Igor Popov