Sonja Veljovic Jovanovic

Director
Institute for multidisciplinary research

Bilateral Meetings

  • Wednesday 12:00-15:00
  • Thursday 12:40-14:40
DescriptionInstitute for Multidisciplinary Research-University of Belgrade Institute for Multidisciplinary Research - University of Belgrade (IMSI) is a unique institution in Serbia that successfully develops advanced and innovative techniques for materials processing applicable in electronics, energy conversion, plant science, agriculture and aquaculture. Research quality has been proved by more than 270 publications in leading scientific journals in the last five years, several international patents and prototypes, new materials, and numerous international projects with partners from EU, USA, Brazil, and China. IMSI staff includes 94 researchers (58 with Ph.D. degree) organized in 3 departments: Materials Science, Life and Environmental Sciences. Broad spectrum of research expertise within one institution enables us to perform interdisciplinary and cross-cutting research such as synthesis of materials for different applications: active packaging, nanostructures for electroceramics, nano-fertilizers, nanostructures as carriers of specific compounds for targeted delivery in the plants, encapsulation and controlled release of drugs, pesticides and herbicides. Processing techniques include thin and thick films deposition, sintering in electric and magnetic fields, encapsulation, and sintering of porous ceramic scaffolds. Research infrastructure was significantly improved by many new instruments installed in the last ten years. The proposed project will be realized in close cooperation between Departments of Materials Science and Life Sciences. Department of Materials Science: Research ranges from the purely scientific to applied studies and involves perspectives of chemistry, physics, electronics etc. The areas of particular interest include: gas sensors and their application, materials and sensors for active and intelligent packaging, structural aspects of nano and other advanced materials, materials applicable in electronics and materials for renewable energy sources. Department of Life Sciences: The Department of Life Sciences is multidisciplinary in its nature, enabling the cooperation of researchers from different fields with a meeting point at stress physiology and biophysics. The areas of particular interest include: plant biology (plant biochemistry and bioenergetics, antioxidant metabolism and free radicals, carbohydrate metabolism), human physiology (redox biochemistry, neurodegenerative diseases, neuromotor control), biomaterials, mathematical and computer modeling. The Department has facilities for performing proteins, RNA and DNA analysis, enzyme and metabolite analysis, redox research and electrophysiology. Description of existing equipment in these two departments: • Synthesis and processing: Well-equipped chemical laboratory, Hydrothermal reactors with temperature and pressure control, High voltage electrophoresis setup, Furnaces with temperature and atmosphere control, Spin-coater, Screen printing equipment, Dr. Blade setup, Planetary ball mills, Glove boxes, Freez dryer, Climate chamber. • Microscopy: AFM (contact AFM/ LFM/ Phase Imaging/ MFM/ EFM/ Adhesion Force Imaging/AFM Lithography-Force, Voltage/Spreading Resistance Imaging/Scanning Capacitance Imaging/Scanning Kelvin probe microscopy/PFM/STM/ferroelectric measurements/contact SCM mode), Scanning electron microscope with BSE and EDS; • BioLaboratory: Spectrofluorimeter, HPLC (UV/Vis, Fluorescence, electrochemical and single quadrupole mass detectors), ICP, PAM fluorimeter for chl fluorescence, proteomic equipment, growth chambers for plants, fungi and insects. • Equipment for molecular biology (PCR and electrophoresis), Nitrogen dry box, various microscopes (including confocal fluorescence microscope) • Electrical characterization: LCR meter (40Hz-5 MHz, dc bias up to 200 V), dc source-meter (1100 V, 10 mA), potentiostat (10 µHz-1 MHz ), femtostat (10-6 Hz-100 kHz, dc bias 0 - 8V), equipment for ferroelectric measurements up to 4 kV; high voltage source up to 10 kV. • Other: Thermal analysis (TGA, DTA), Equipment for magnetic measurement (soft magnetic materials), X-ray diffractometer; EPR spectrometer; UV-VIS-NIR spectrometer.
Organization Type University,
CountrySerbia
CityBeograd, Kneza Viseslava 1 Google map
Areas of Activities

Material Science

    Nanotechnology

      Biotechnology

        Research and development