University of Belgrade - Institute for Multidisciplinary Research

Milan Žunić

PhD in Material Science

Research Associate Professor

Address: Volgina 15, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Telephone: (+381) 11 2085 059

Research area

  • General research interest: Material science, renewable sources of energy, solid state physics and chemistry, microstructural and electrical characterization of materials.
  • Specific research interest: Synthesis and characterization electroceramic materials based on zinc oxide, titania dioxide, tin oxide etc. obtained by chemical or sol-gel synthesis.
  • Current research activities: solar cells based on TiO2 and ZnO, photocatalysis, synthesis and characterization of pure and doped ceramics material based on ZnO i TiO2.


  • Deposition and optimization of thick and thin films
  • Synthesis of electroceramics and optimization of synthesis parameters
  • Sintering
  • Electrical characterization
  • Microstructural and optical characterization
  • Biography
  • Projects
  • Selected publications

1.Work experience: 

  • Senior Research Fellow (Apr 2017 – today), Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.
  • Assistant professor (Mar 2016 – Mar 2017)    at University of Business and Technology (UBT), College of Engineering and Information Technology (CEIT), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Teaching: General Physics 1 and General Physics 1 Laboratory

Administrative positions: Scientific Chair Coordinator, NanoLab Coordinator

  • Postdoc Research Fellow (Aug 2014- Mar 2016) at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Physical Science and Engineering, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • Pós-Doutorado da FAPESP (May 2011- May 2014), Instituto de Química, Araraquara, Brazil.
  • Research Fellow (Jul 2009 – Jul 2011), Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.
  • Studente di Dottorato (Oct 2006 – Jul 2009)in Scienze e Tecnologie presso Università di Tor Vergata di Roma,
  • Research Assistant (May 2004 – Oct 2006), Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.


  • PhD in Materials Science (Materials for Environment and Energy) Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy, October 2006-February 2010.
  • MSc in Materials Science – Materials Science Department of Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade, October 2004-October 2006.
  • BSc in Physics, Faculty of Physics, Department of Applied Physics, University of Belgrade, February 2002.

3.Other professional activities


  • Serbian Society for Ceramic Materials


  • Photoreactor based on electrospun nanofibers of samarium-doped titanium dioxide, Proof of concept, project no. 5076, Inovation fond, Republic of Serbia.


  • 2011-present “Zero- to Three-Dimensional Nanostructures for Application in Electronics and Renewable Energy Sources: Synthesis, Characterization and Processing”.
  • 2011-2014 “Thick electrolyte films based on chemically stable high temperature proton conductors for IT-SOFC application”, FAPESP – Brasil.
  • 2019-2020 Innovation voucher No. 538, “Investigation of materials for plastification of Al-panels to be upgraded toward realization of photovoltaic coating”.
  1. Radojković, M. Žunić, S. M. Savić, S. Perać, D. Luković Golić, Z. Branković, G. Branković, Co-doping as a strategy for tailoring the electrolyte properties of BaCe0. 9Y0. 1O3–δ, Ceramic International 45 (7) (2019) 8279-8285.
  2. Tasic, Z. M. Stanojevic, Z. Brankovic, U. Lacnjevac, M. Zunic, T. Novakovic, M. Podlogar, G. Brankovic, Mesoporous films prepared from synthesized TiO2 nanoparticles and their application in dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), Electrochimica Acta 210 (2016) 606-614.
  3. Zunic, G. Brankovic, F. Basoli, M. Cilense, E. Longo, J. A. Varela, Stability, characterization and functionality of proton conducting NiO-BaCe0.85-xNbxY0.15O3-δ cermet anodes for IT-SOFC application, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 609 (2014) 7-13.
  4. Zunic, G. Brankovic, C. R. Foschini, M. Cilense, E. Longo, J. A. Varela, Influence of the indium concentration on microstructural and electrical properties of proton conducting NiO-BaCe0.9-xInxY0.1O3-δ cermet anodes for IT-SOFC application, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 563 (2013) 254-260.
  5. Radojkovic, M. Zunic, S. M. Savic, G. Brankovic, Z. Brankovic, Chemical stability and electrical properties of Nb doped BaCe0.9Y0.1O3-δ as a high temperature proton conducting electrolyte for IT-SOFC, Ceramics International 39 (2013) 307-313.
  6. Zunic, L. Chevallier, E. Di Bartolomeo, A. D’Epifanio, S. Licoccia, E. Traversa, Anode Supported Protonic Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Fabricated Using Electrophoretic Deposition, Fuel Cells 11 (2011) 165-171 .
  7. Zunic, L. Chevallier, A. Radojkovic, G. Brankovic, Z. Brankovic, E. Di Bartolomeo, Influence of the ratio between Ni and BaCe0.9Y0.1O3-δ on microstructural and electrical properties of proton conducting Ni-BaCe0.9 Y0.1 O3-δ anodes, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 509 (2011) 1157-1162.
  8. Zunic, L. Chevallier, F. Deganello, A. D’Epifanio, S. Licoccia, E. Di Bartolomeo, E. Traversa, Electrophoretic deposition of dense BaCe0.9Y0.1O3−x electrolyte thick-films on Ni-based anodes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources 190 (2009) 417-422.
  9. Chevallier, M. Zunic, V. Esposito, A. D’Epifanio, E. Di Bartolomeo, S. Licoccia, E. Traversa, A wet-chemical route for the preparation of Ni-BaCe0.9Y0.1O3 – δ cermet anodes for IT-SOFCs, Solid State Ionics 180 (2009) 715-720.
  10. Esposito, M. Zunic, E. Traversa, Improved total conductivity of nanometric samaria-doped ceria powders sintered with molten LiNO3 additive, Solid State Ionics 180 (2009) 1069-1075.