University of Belgrade - Institute for Multidisciplinary Research

Zvezdana Baščarević

PhD in Chemical Engineering

Research Associate Professor

Address: Volgina 15, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Telephone: (+381) 11 2085 049

Research area

  • Development of new building materials based on industrial waste materials
  • Characterization of building materials and products, durability
  • Synthesis and characterization of new silicate and aluminosilicate materials based on natural and waste raw materials
  • Mechanical and structural characterization of new materials, composites, alloys and metals
  • Biography
  • Projects
  • Selected publications

1.Work experience:

  • 2007-today: Institute for Multidisciplinary Research, University of Belgrade
  • 2003-2007: Center for Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Belgrade


  • 2015: PhD in Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade
  • 2002: Sc. in Inorganic Chemical Technology, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade

3.Awards and certificates:

  • The Best Poster Award, Multinational Congress on Microscopy 2009, Graz, Austria
  • The Best Poster Award, 3rd Serbian Congress for Microscopy 2007, Belgrade, Serbia

4.Other professional activities


  • The Serbian Society for Ceramic Materials


  • 2019-2022: E! 13305 INSOLT-CHR “Innovative solutions for the treatment of chromates-containing wastewaters”, participant


  • 2016-2020: Е! 9980 INBYCOM “Innovative use of local by-products for environmentally friendly construction products”, Project leader
  • 2011-2019: III45012 “Synthesis, processing and characterisation of nanostructural materials for application in energetics, mechanical engineering, environmental protection and biomedicine”, participant
  • 2011-2017: ТР34026 “Geopolymers – Technology for converting the industrial waste into functional materials”, participant
  • 2013-2017: TU1301 NORM4BUILDING. “NORM for Building materials”, MC substitute
  • 2010-2013: Е! 5415- “New generation of constructive materials based on industrial waste in the concept of sustainable development”, participant
  • 2008-2010: TR19001, “Geopolymers – New materials based on fly ash within sustainable development concept”, participant
  • 2007-2009: E! 3824 INWASCOMP. “From industrial waste to commercial products”, participant
  • 2004-2006: E! 2936 ECO-UTIRESMAT. “Economical And Ecological Utilisation Of Selected Residual Materials For Landscape Creation”, participant
  • 2003-2006: ICA2-2001-10043, EN A 1 FP5RTD “Environmental Protection in the Balkan Countries: Reuse of Industrial Mineral Waste for Waste Water Treatment and Improvement of Landfills”, participant
  1. Omerašević M., Lukić M., Savić-Biserčić M., Savić A., Matović Lj., Baščarević Z., Bučevac D. (2020) Permanent disposal of Cs ions in the form of dense pollucite ceramics having low thermal expansion coefficient. Nuclear Engineering and Technology 52: 115-122 (
  2. Avramović Lj., Maksimović M.V., Baščarević Z., Ignjatović N., Bugarin M., Marković R., Nikolić D.N. (2019) Influence of the Shape of Copper Powder Particles on the Crystal Structure and Some Decisive Characteristics of the Metal Powders. Metals 9, 56: 1-15 (doi:10.3390/met9010056)
  3. Omerašević M., Ružić J., Nedić Vasiljević B., Baščarević Z., Bučevac D., Orlić J., Matović Lj., (2017) Transformation of Cs-excganged clinoptilolite to CsAlSi5O12 by hot-pressing. Ceramics International 43: 13500-13504 (
  4. Nikolić V., Komljenović, Baščarević Z., Marjanović N., Miladinović Z., Petrović R. (2015) The influence of fly ash characteristics and reaction conditions on strength and structure of geopolymers. Construction and Building Materials 94: 361-370 (
  5. Baščarević Z., Komljenović, Miladinović Z., Nikolić V., Marjanović N., Petrović R. (2015) Impact of sodium sulfate solution on mechanical properties and structure of fly ash based geopolymers. Materials and Structures 48: 683-697 (DOI 10.1617/s11527-014-0325-4)
  6. Marjanović N., Komljenović, Baščarević Z., Nikolić V. (2014) Improving reactivity of fly ash and properties of ensuing geopolymers through mechanical activation. Construction and Building Materials 57:151-162 (
  7. Baščarević Z., Komljenović M., Miladinović Z., Nikolić V., Marjanović N., Žujović Z., Petrović R. (2013) Effects of the concentrated NH4NO3 solution on mechanical properties and structure of the fly ash based geopolymers. Construction and Building Materials 41: 570-579 (
  8. Komljenović, Baščarević Z., Marjanović N., Nikolić V. (2012) Decalcification resistance of alkali-activated slag. Journal of Hazardous Materials 233-234: 112-121 (doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2012.06.063)
  9. Komljenović M., Baščarević Z., Bradić V. (2010) Mechanical and microstructural properties of alkali-activated fly ash geopolymers. Journal of Hazardous Materials 181 (1-3): 35-42 (doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2010.04.064)
  10. Komljenović M., Petrašinović-Stojkanović Lj., Baščarević Z., Jovanović N. (2009) Fly Ash as the Potential Raw Mixture Component for Portland Cement Clinker Synthesis. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 96 (2): 363-368 (DOI: 10.1007/s10973-008-8951-0)