Zorica Brankovic

Research Professor
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 processing of 0-3 D nanostructures and functional materials in general for application 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 (60 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 nanostructures for solid oxide fuel cells, photovoltaics, photocatalysis, electronic devices, nano-fertilizers, nanostructures as carriers of specific compounds for targeted delivery in the plants, encapsulation and controlled release of drugs, pesticides and herbicides, biopolymers and active packaging, etc. Research infrastructure was significantly improved by several new instruments installed in the last ten years. 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: - structural aspects of nano and other advanced materials, - electronic materials (such as ferroelectrics, varistors, multiferroics, magnetic materials, sensors...), - materials for renewable energy sources (such as materials for solid oxide fuel cells, thermoelectrics and photovoltaics), -photocatalysis, - thick film technology and microelectronics. The Department has the theoretical and experimental capabilities to solve scientific and engineering problems of crucial importance to the development of the science of ceramics, glasses, electronic materials, biomedical materials, composites, and many others materials. Department of Life Sciences: The Department of Life Sciences is multidisciplinary in its nature, enabling the co-operation of researchers from different fields with a meeting point at stress physiology and biophysics. The Department congregate a substantial research staff (23) specializing in a number of disciplinary areas: - 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. Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences: Plant Nutrition Group focuses on nutrient acquisition in the rhizosphere and utilization by higher plants as well as on plant response mechanisms to mineral stresses, from nutrient deficiency to the excess of essential and other mineral elements. Group for ichthyology and aquaculture conducts ecological and ecophysiological research of fish populations and their environment, fish biochemistry, research and monitoring of the invasive introduced fish species, fish population genetics, geometric morphometry of fish, fish histopathology, genotoxicity, heavy metal accumulation in fish etc.
Organization Type University,
CityBelgrade, Kneza Viseslava 1 Google map
Areas of Activities

Material Science



        Research and development