University of Belgrade - Institute for Multidisciplinary Research

Maria Vesna Nikolic

PhD in Materials Science

Research Professor

Address: Volgina 15, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Telephone: (+381) 11 2085 036


SEM/EDS microscopy, AFM microscopy, XRD Rietveld analysis, Impedance spectroscopy, UV/Vis spectroscopy, Electrospinning, FTIR spectroscopy.

  • Biography
  • Projects
  • Selected publications

1.Work experience:

  • Research Professor 2012-;
  • Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, Senior Research Associate, 2007-2012;
  • Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade, Research Associate, 2004-2007;
  • Research Assistant, 1991-2003;
  • Head of Scientific Council, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade 2013-2020;
  • Head of Department of Materials Science, 2020-;


  • 2003: Ph.D. in Materials Science, University of Belgrade.
  • 1996: M.Eng. in Architecture and organization of computer systems and networks, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade.
  • 1990: B.Eng. in Computer engineering and information theory, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade.

3.Awards and certificates:

  • 1989-1991: Student Scholarship, Republic of Serbia Foundation for the Development of Young Scientists and Artists.

4.Other professional activities

  • Reviewer, National Entity for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (NEAQA), Republic of Serbia

Courses taught:

  • 2008: Teacher on Doctoral Studies of the Technical Faculty, University of Kragujevac. Subject: Mechanochemical Synthesis and Sintering of Materials.

Editorial and Reviewer’s activity (journals, books, projects):

  • Remote evaluator Horizon 2020 FET Open project applications
  • External Expert for COST actions 2018, 2019.
  • Reviewed Polish national Project Applications.
  • Associate Editor „Science of Sintering“, 2006-2010;
  • Co-editor of Conference Proceedings: “Advanced Science and Technology of Sintering”, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 1999.
  • Topic Editor: Frontiers in Materials, Magnetic spinel ferrite nanoparticles – from synthesis to applications, 2020
  • Topic Editor: Sensors, Humidity Sensors for Industrial and Agricultural Applications, 2021
  • Reviewed for Journal of American Ceramic Society, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Ceramics International, Materials Science and Engineering B, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Nanotechnology, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, IEEE Sensors Journal, IEEE Access, Thin Solid Films, Journal of Electronic Materials, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Colloids and Surfaces A, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Applied Physics A, Scientific Reports, Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Processing and Application of Ceramics, Materials Research Express, Royal Society Open Science, Materials Characterization, Science of Sintering etc.
  • Reviewer of extended abstracts for ISSE 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 conferences,
  • Reviewer of extended abstracts for IEEE Sensors 2019, 2020 Conference,
  • Reviewer of extended abstracts for FLEPS 2020 Conference


  • IEEE Senior member, 2019 -;
  • Full member International Institute for the Science of Sintering 2006-;
  • International Society of Electrochemistry;
  • Serbian Society for Ceramic Materials;


  • III45007 “0-3D nanostructures for application in electronics and renewable energy sources: synthesis, characterization and processing”, leader of subproject IV: ”Thick film/PIM technologies and microelectronics” 2011-2019 financed by the Ministry for Education, Science and Technological Development.
  • III45014 “Lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells, 2011-2019; financed by the Ministry for Education, Science and Technological Development.
  • MagnetoPIM – Fabrication of complex shaped, magnetically soft and hard parts using PIM (Powder Injection Moulding), CIRCE action, Austria, 2008-2010;
  • “Investigating dependencies in the “synthesis-structure-properties” triad”, 142011G, 2005-2010, financed by the Ministry for Science and Technology,
  • 6150B “Development of new semiconducting materials and thick film sensors”, 2005-2007; financed by the Ministry for Science and Technology
  • 1832 “Synthesis of functional materials from the viewpoint of the “synthesis-structure-properties-application” tetrade”, 2001-2005; financed by the Ministry for Science and Technology
  • 02E19 “Prediction of materials properties from the “synthesis-structure-properties” triad”, 1996-2000; financed by the Ministry for Science and Technology
  1. Nikolic M. V., Vasiljevic Z. Z, Auger S., Vidic J., Metal oxide nanoparticles for safe active and intelligent food packaging (2021) Trends in Food Science and Technology 116 655-668
  2. Marin M., Nikolic M. V., Vidic J. (2021) Rapid point-of-need detection of bacteria and their toxins in food using gold nanoparticles, Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety 20 5880-5900
  3. Vasiljevic Z.Z., Dojcinovic M.P., Vujancevic J.D., Spreitzer M., Kovac J., Bartolic D., Markovic S., Jankovic-Castvan I., Tadic N.B., Nikolic M. V. (2021) Exploring the impact of calcination parameters on the structure, morphology and optical properties of electrospun Fe2TiO5 nanofibers, RSC Advances 11: 32358-32368
  4. Dojcinovic M.P., Vasiljevic Z. Z., Krstic J.B., Vujancevic J.D., Markovic S., Tadic N.B., Nikolic M.V. (2021) Electrospun nickel manganite (NiMn2O4) nanocrystalline fibers for humidity and temperature sensing, Sensors 21 4351
  5. Dojcinovic M. P, Vasiljevic Z.Z., Pavlovic V. P., Barisic D., Pajic D., Tadic N. B., Nikolic M. V. (2020) Mixed Mg-Co spinel ferrites: structure, morphology, magnetic and photocatalytic properties, J. Alloys Compd. 855 (2021) 157429
  6. Nikolic M. V. Milovanovic V., Vasiljevic Z. Z., Stamenkovic Z. (2020) Semiconductor gas sensors: Materials, Technology, Design and Application Sensors, 20:6694
  7. Vasiljevic Z. Z., Dojcinovic M. P, Krstic J. B., Ribic V., Tadic N. B., Ognjanovic M., Auger S. Vidic J., Nikolic M. V. (2020) Synthesis and antibacterial activity of iron manganite (FeMnO3) particles against the environmental bacterium Bacillus subtilis, RSC Adv.,10: 13879-13888,
  8. Nikolic M. V., Dojcinovic M. P., Vasiljevic Z. Z., Lukovic M. D., Labus N. J. (2020), Nanocomposite Zn2SnO4/SnO2 thick films as a humidity sensing material, IEEE Sensors Journal, 20:7509-7516
  9. Nikolic M. V., Krstic J. B., Labus N. J., Lukovic M. D., Dojcinovic M. P., Radovanovic M., Tadic N. B. (2020) Structural, morphological and textural properties of iron manganite (FeMnO3) thick films applied for humidity sensing, Mat. Sci. Eng. B, 257:114547
  10. Nikolic M. V., Vasiljevic Z. Z., Lukovic M. D., Pavlovic V. P., Vujancevic J., Radovanovic M., Krstic J. B., Vlahovic B., Pavlovic V. B., (2018) Humidity sensing properties of nanocrystalline pseudobrookite (Fe2TiO5) thick films, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 227: 654-664