University of Belgrade - Institute for Multidisciplinary Research

Nataša Džunuzović

PhD in technical-technological sciences (Chemistry and Chemical Technology)

Research Associate Professor

Address: Volgina 15, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Telephone: (+381) 11 2085 047

Research area

  • Materials science.
  • Alkali-activated industrial waste materials (fly ash from thermal power plants and blast furnace slag) as environmentally friendly alternative building materials


Chemical and physical methods of synthesis of binders based on industrial mineral waste, alkali- and mechanical activation of industrial waste, experience in methodology of testing physical-mechanical and structural properties of alkali-activated binders, characterization of binders, ceramic, composite and other materials by X-ray powder diffraction (XRD )analysis, microstructural characterization of binder, ceramic, composite and other material materials by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy dispersive spectroscopic (EDS) analysis.

  • Biography
  • Projects
  • Selected publications

1.Work experience:

  • 2016-present: Research Fellow, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.
  • 2009-2016: Research Assistant, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.
  • 2001-2009: Research Trainee, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.


3.Awards and certificates:

  • The Best Oral Presentation Award, “Microstructure Investigation of Portland Cement Clinker Synthesized With Fly Ash from “Nikola Tesla” Power Plant”, 3rd Serbian Congress for Microscopy, September 25-28, 2007, Belgrade, Serbia

4.Other professional activities

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

  • Reviewer in prominent peer-reviewed international journals: Construction and Building Materials, Science and Engineering of Composite


  • Member of the Serbian Microscopy Society, Serbian Ceramic Society and Serbian Zeolite Association.


  • ТR34026: GEOPOLYMERS – Technology for converting the industrial waste into functional materials
  • ТR19001: Geopolymers – new materials based on fly ash from thermal power plants within the frame of sustainable development concept
  • ТR6720B: Development of new types of hydraulic binders based on fly ash from thermal power plants
  • МНТ.2.06.0053: Research in the field of hydraulic materials to improve their quality and application
  • Е!9980 INBYCON: Innovative use of local by-products for environmentally friendly construction products
  • E!5415 NEWCOMAT: New generation of constructive materials based on industrial waste in the concept of sustainable development
  • E!3688 SASIWAM: Sustainable Application Of Selected Industrial Waste Materials In The Cement And Concrete Industry
  • E!3824 INWASCOMP: From Industrial Waste To Commercial Products
  • E!2936 ECO-UTIRESMAT: Economical And Ecological Utilisation Of Selected Residual Materials For Landscape Creation
  • COST Action TU 1301 NORM4BUILDING: Norm for building materials
  1. Komljenović M., Tanasijević G., Džunuzović N., Provis J.L. (2020): Immobilization of cesium with alkali-activated blast furnace slag, Journal of Hazardous Materials 388, 121765. IF = 9.038.
  2. Nikolić V., Komljenović M., Džunuzović N., Miladinović Z. The influence of Pb addition on fly ash-based geopolymers”, Journal of Hazardous Materials (2018) 350: 98–107. IF = 2.265.
  3. Džunuzović N., Komljenović M., Nikolić V., Ivanović T. (2017): External sulfate attack on alkali-acitvated fly ash-blast furnace slag composite, Construction and Building Materials 157: 737-747. IF = 3.485.
  4. Nikolić V., Komljenović M., Džunuzović N., Ivanović T., Miladinović Z. Immobilization of hexavalent chromium by fly ash-based geopolymers”, Composites Part B: Engineering (2017) 112: 213-223. IF = 2.265.