University of Belgrade - Institute for Multidisciplinary Research

Bojana Simović

PhD in Materials Science

Research Associete

Address: Karnegijeva 4, 11000 Beograd

Telephone: (+381) 11 3303784

Research area

• Precipitation, hydro- and solvothermal synthesis of photocatalytic active nanomaterials/nanocomposites, adsorbents, humidity sensors, etc.
• Characterization of materials: X-ray Powder Diffraction, Thermal Analysis, UV-Visible Spectroscopy
• Application photocatalysts for the degradation of diverse organic pollutants
• Kinetics of photocatalytic reactions


• Hydrothermal and mechanochemical processing of nanomaterials (TiO2, titanates, ZnO, Ag/ZnO, CeO2 CeO2/ZnO,etc.)
• X-ray powder diffraction analysis (XRPD) using various crystallographic databases and softwares for qualitative and quantitative analysis of materials such as PowderCell program, MDI Jade 5.0, MDI Jade 6, UnitCell, FindIt
• Thermal analysis TA (TGA/DTA/DSC) using the TA Universal Analysis program
• Monitoring the photodegradation of pollutants and determination of band gap in semiconductors using the UVProbe 2.42 program
• Knowledge of GatanDigitalMicrograph program for micrograph processing.

  • Biography
  • Projects
  • Selected publications

1.Work experience:

• Aug 2022–present: Research Associate, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade
• 2014– 2022: Research Assistant, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade
• 2012– 2014: Research Trainee, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade
• 2005–2012: Simovic D.O.O.


•2022. PhD in Materials Science, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Department of Materials, University of Belgrade

Title of thesis: “Synthesis and characterization of nanostructural materials based on zinc oxide, titanium dioxide and cerium dioxide for application in photocatalysis

• 2011. M.Sc. in Materials Engineering, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade.

Title of thesis: “The influence of temperature and duration of hydrothermal treatment on the structural, microstructural and photocatalytic characteristics of titanium(IV) oxide”

3.Other professional activities
• Participation in the startup company B-fresh Technologies for the production and sale of active packaging
• Research аssistant at the Center Green Technology.

Courses taught:
• Exercises at the course of Solid State Chemistry at Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy
• Training and education of students of the final year of basic studies at Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy

• Society for Ceramic Materials of Serbia, Serbian Crystallographic Society, Serbian Chemical Society


  • The ICDD’s award at EPDIC17 (PDF-4 database by The International Centre for Diffraction Data), (Šibenik, RH, 2022).
  • Fondation “Docent dr Milena Dalmacija” (Novi Sad, RS, 2023), The doctoral thesis which has made the great scientific contribution in the field of environmental protection at the universities in the Republic of Serbia.


  • “A novel fuel-flexible high-performance solid oxide fuel cell based on bismuth(III) oxide”, Bilateral project with Austria, 337-00-577/2021-09/49, participent, Research Associete, (2022-2024).


  • “Mini Grants Program”, project financed by Innovation Fund of RS, (2022-2023).
  • “Zero-to three-dimensional nanostructures for application in electronics and renewable energy sources: synthesis, characterization and processing, III45007”, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, participant, Junior Research Assistant and Research Assistant, (2011-2019).
  • “Synthesis and photocatalytic properties of nanostructured TiO2-based materials”, bilateral cooperation with University of Zagreb, Croatia, financed through Serbian-Croatian bilateral cooperation, participant, Research Assistant, (2016-2017).
  • “N-doped TiO2 and ZnO for application in photovoltaics and photocatalysis”, Bilateral project with Italia, participant, Research Assistant, (2016-2017).
  • Bilateral project with Slovenia (451-03-3095/2014-09/32 and BI-RS-18-19-026), participant, Research Assistant.
  1. Simović B, Radovanović Ž., Branković G., Dapčević A., (2023) Hydrothermally synthesized CeO2/ZnO nanocomposite photocatalysts for the enhanced degradation of Reactive Orange 16 dye, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 162, 107542/1-12. (ISSN: 1369-8001, IF 4,644)
  2. Padilla Jr. L.R., Stojilovic N., Grujić-Brojčin M., Šćepanović M., Tomić N., Simović B., Potratz G.R., Gopalakrishnan G. (2023) Composite nanofibers electrospun from cerium, titanium, and zinc precursors, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 179, 111410/2-9. (ISSN: 0022-3697, IF: 4,383)
  3. Radovanović. L., Radovanovic Ž., Simović B., Vasić M.V., Balanč B., Dapcević A., Dramićanin M., Rogan J. (2023) Structure and properties of ZnO/ZnMn2O4 composite obtained by thermal decomposition of terephthalate precursor, Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society, 88, 313-325. (ISSN: 0352-5139, IF: 1,240)
  4. Radovanović , Zdravković J. D., SimovićB., Radovanović Ž., Mihajlovski K., Dramićanin M. D., Rogan J. (2020) Zinc oxide nanoparticles prepared by thermal decomposition of zinc benzenepolycarboxylato precursors: photoluminescent, photocatalytic and antimicrobial properties, Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society, 85, 1–14. (ISSN: 0352-5139, IF:1,097)
  5. Simović B., 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. (ISSN: 0925-8388, IF: 3,779)
  6. Golubović A., Simović B., Gašić S., Mijin D., Matković A., Babić B., Šćepanović M. (2017) Sol-gel Synthesis of Anatase Nanopowders for Efficient Photocatalytic Degradation of Herbicide Clomazone in Aqueous Media, Science of Sintering, 49, 319-33 (ISSN: 0350-820X, IF: 0,781)
  7. Simović B., Poleti D., Golubović A., Matković A., Šćepanović M., Babić B., Branković G. (2017) Enhanced photocatalytic degradation of RO16 dye using Ag modified ZnO nanopowders prepared by the solvothermal method, Processing and application of ceramics, 11, 27-38. (ISSN: 1820-6131, IF: 1,070)
  8. Zdravković J., Simović B.,Golubović A., Poleti D., Veljković I., Šćepanović M., Branković G. (2015) Comparative Study of CeO2 Nanopowders Obtained by Hydrothermal Method from Various Precursors, Ceramics International, 41, 1970-1979. (ISSN: 0272-8842, IF: 2,758)
  9. Tomić N., Grujić-Brojčin, M., Finčur N., Abramović B., Simović B., Krstić J., Matović B., Šćepanović M. (2015) Photocatalytic degradation of alprazolam in water suspension of brookite type TiO2nanopowders prepared using hydrothermal route, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 163, 518-528. (ISSN: 0254-0584, IF: 2,259).
  10. Golubović А., Simović B., Šćepanović M., Mijin D., Matković A., Grujić-Brojčin, M., Babić B. (2015) Synthesis of Anatase Nanopowders by Sol-gel Method and Influence of Temperatures of Calcination to Their Photocatalitic Properties, Science of Sintering, 47, 41-49. (ISSN: 0350-820X, IF: 0,781)
  11. Simović B., Golubović A., Veljković I., Poleti D., Zdravković J., Mijin D., Bjelajac A. (2014) Hydro- and solvothermally-prepared ZnO and its catalytic effect on photodegradation of Reactive Orange 16 dye, Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society, 79, 1433-1443 (ISSN: 0352-5139, IF: 0,912).