University of Belgrade - Institute for Multidisciplinary Research

Sreten Mastilovic

PhD in Technical Sciences

Research Professor

Address: Volgina 15, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Telephone: (+381) 11 2085 057

Research area

  • Mechanics of materials (damage and fracture mechanics, micromechanics, constitutive modeling, dynamic behavior of materials, penetration mechanics).
  • Structural analysis and design & Finite element analysis (FEA).
  • Computational mechanics of discontinuа.
  • Analysis of wind and solar radiation potential (measurements, data processing, yield assessment, project development).


  • FEA software: LS-Dyna, Ansys, Algor, Abaqus.
  • Software development: C, FORTRAN and BASIC.
  • UNIX/X-Windows and DOS/Windows: Software development tools, TrueGrid, AutoCAD, Mathematica, CorelDraw.
  • Statistical analysis: Execustat, Statistica.
  • Software packages in wind energy: Alwin, WindRose.
  • Biography
  • Projects
  • Selected publications

1.Work experience:

  • 2022-present: Principal Research Fellow, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.
  • 2018-2022: Senior Research Associate, Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade.
  • 2012-2018: Full Professor, Union – Nikola Tesla University, Belgrade.
  • 2007-2012: Associate Professor, Union University, Belgrade.
  • 2004-2007: Research Associate, Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade.
  • 2001-2004: Engineer/Scientist, Bechtel SAIC Company, Las Vegas, NV, USA.
  • 1998-2001: Engineer/Scientist, Framatome, Lynchburg, VA, USA.
  • 1997-1998: Visiting Professor, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.
  • 1992-1997: Assistant, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.
  • 1989-1992: Research Engineer, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade (Laboratory for Structural Dynamics, Jet Propulsion Laboratory).


  • 1997: Ph.D., Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA.
  • 1994: M.Sc., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade.
  • 1989: B.Sc., Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade.

3.Other professional activities

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


  • International Journal of Damage Mechanics
  • Journal of Engineering Mechanics
  • Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
  • Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics
  • Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics
  • Experimental Mechanics
  • Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures;
  • Physica A
  • Engineering Fracture Mechanics


  • Serbian Society of Mechanics
  • The International Research Center for Mathematics & Mechanics of Complex Systems (M&MoCS)


  • Mathematical models and methods of optimization of large systems, Ministry of Science of Republic of Serbia, OI 174010, 2011–2019.
  • Welding technology of austenitic materials, Ministry of Science of Republic of Serbia, ТR 14067, 2008–2011.
  • SEEWIND – South-East Europe Wind Energy Exploitation. Framework Programme 6 of European Commission – Contract Number 038489. 2008–2014. (Subproject leader).
  • SYNENERGY – Wind Potential Measurements and Micrositting Study in Serbia, Hellenic Aid, US Agency for International Development and Center for Renewable Energy Sources, Greece. 2009–2011. (Subproject leader).
  • Atlas of Wind and Sun Energy in Serbia, Ministry of Science of Republic of Serbia, TD 7042B, 2005–2008.
  • Development of technologically advanced wind turbines optimized for low wind speeds, Ministry of Science of Republic of Serbia, IP 8123B, 2006.
  • Mechanics of damage anf failure, Ministry of Science of Republic of Serbia, OI 1793, 2004–2005.
  • Yucca Mountain Project, US Department of Energy, 1998–2004.
  • Modeling of Process Defects in Composites, Engineering and Science Division of the Army Research Office, AASERT- DAAH0493G0398, 1994–1997.
  • Continuum Damage Mechanics II Micromechanical Based Phenomen, Office of Basic Energy Research, Division of Engineering and Geosciences, US Department of Energy. DEFG0290ER14111-M006, 1994–1995.
  1. Mastilovic S., Djordjevic B., Sedmak A. (2022) A scaling approach to size effect modeling of Jc CDF for 20MnMoNi55 reactor steel in transition temperature region. Engineering Failure Analysis 131: 105838.
  2. Mastilovic S. (2018) Damage-fragmentation transition: Size effect and scaling behavior for impact fragmentation of slender projectiles. International Journal of Damage Mechanics 27 (2): 201-217. DOI: 1177/1056789516671775.
  3. Mastilovic S. and Rinaldi A. (2015) Two-Dimensional Discrete Damage Models: Discrete Element Methods, Particle Models, and Fractal Theories; in Handbook of Damage Mechanics: Nano to Macro Scale for Materials and Structures, Ed. Voyiadjis G., Springer Science+Business Media, New York DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-5589-9_23, ISBN 978-1-4614-5588-2), pp.273-304.
  4. Gburčik V, Mastilović S, Vučinić Ž (2013) Assessment of solar and wind energy resources in Serbia. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 25: 489-501. DOI: 10.1063/1.4819504.
  5. Mastilovic S. (2013) On strain-rate sensitivity and size effect of brittle solids: transition from cooperative phenomena to microcrack nucleation. Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics 25: 489-501. DOI: 10.1007/s00161-012-0279-0.
  6. Krajcinovic D., Mastilovic S. (2001) Model of quasi-ductile deformations that bridges the scales. Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics 37: 167-182. DOI: 1016/S0167-8442(01)00084-2.
  7. Mastilovic S., Krajcinovic D. (1999) Statistical Models of Brittle Deformation, Part Two: Computer Simulations. International Journal of Plasticity 15: 427-456. DOI: 1016/S0749-6419(98)00068-0.
  8. Mastilovic S., Krajcinovic D. (1999) High Velocity Expansion of a Cavity within a Brittle Material. Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids 47: 577-610. DOI: 1016/S0022-5096(98)00040-4.
  9. Lubarda V.A., Mastilovic S., Knap J. (1996) Brittle-Ductile Transition in Porous Rocks by Cap Model, Journal of Engineering Mechanics 122 (7): 633-642. DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)0733-9399.
  10. Krajcinovic D., Mastilovic S. (1995) Some Fundamental Issues of Damage Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials 21: 217-230.DOI: 10.1016/0167-6636(95)00010-0.