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Scientists at National Laboratories

Dr. Radoslav Adžić

  • Position: Senior Chemist, Chemistry Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA.
  • Research areas: surface electrochemistry and electrocatalysis, metal and metal oxide-supported platinum monolayer electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction, atomic-level surface characterization with x-rays, hydrogen fuel cells.
  • Education: Ph.D. University of Belgrade, Serbia; B.S. University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Miomir Vukmirović

  • Position: Assistant Chemist, Chemistry Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA.
  • Research areas: metal and metal oxide-supported platinum monolayer, electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction
  • Education: Ph.D. Arizona State University, USA; B.S. University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Nada M. Dimitrijević

  • Position: Scientist, Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory, USA.
  • Research areas: photo-induced electron transfer, photochemical energy conversion in heterogeneous (semiconductor) systems, bio-inorganic interfaces for energy conversion, heterogeneous photocatalysis, characterization and studies of charge transfer reactions in heterogeneous systems using electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy.
  • Education: Ph.D. University of Belgrade, Serbia; B.S. University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Nenad M. Marković

  • Position: Group Leader of the Energy Conversion and Storage Group, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, USA.
  • Research areas: surface electrochemistry and electrocatalysis, surface processes at the electrified metal-solution interfaces, activity pattern of metal nanoparticles employed in energy conversion and storage systems.
  • Education: Ph.D. University of Belgrade, Serbia; B.S. University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Nikola Pekas

  • Position: Research Associate, National Institute for Nanotechnology, National Research Council, Canada.
  • Research areas: nanotechnology, molecular electronics, microtechnologies, sensors, actuators, giant magnetoresistance, microfluidics, surface chemistry.
  • Education: Ph.D. Iowa State University, USA; B.S. University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Tijana Rajh

  • Position: Scientist, Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory, USA.
  • Research areas: synthesis and study of colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals, colloidal quantum dots, electron transfer reactions in colloidal semiconductors (photoelectrochemistry) and solar energy conversion into chemical fuels, surface modification of nanoparticles for light induced metal sequestration, deposition of metallic nanocircuits and integration with biomolecules.
  • Education: Ph.D. University of Belgrade, Serbia; B.S. University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Vojislav Stamenković

  • Position: Scientist, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, USA..
  • Research areas: functional nanomaterials, catalysis/electrocatalysis and reaction mechanisms, spectroelectrochemistry, surface science, and and bioactive molecules.
  • Science outreach: weekly magazin "Vreme" interviews Dr. Vojislav Stamenković for their serial on "Presenting Serbian scientists abroad".
  • Education: Ph.D. University of California Berkeley, USA; B.S. University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Jasmina Hranisavljević

  • Position: Scientist, Chemistry Division, Argonne National Laboratory, USA.
  • Research areas: photosynthesis, nanophotonics.
  • Education: Ph.D. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA; B.S. University of Belgrade, Serbia.

University Professors

Dr. Ksenija Glušac

  • Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Bowling Green State University, USA.
  • Research areas: hydrogen fuel cells, flavin-based water oxidation catalysts, femtosecond optical and mid-IR transient absorption spectroscopy.
  • Education: Ph.D. University of Florida, USA; B.S. University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Gordana Duković

  • Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Colorado Boulder, USA.
  • Research areas: synthetic chemistry, time-resolved femtosecond spectroscopy, solar cells.
  • Education: Ph.D. Columbia University, USA; B.S. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick, USA.

Dr. Mire Zloh

  • Position: Senior Lecturer, Department of Pharmaceutical and Biological Chemistry, University of London, UK.
  • Research areas: mechanism of MDR inhibition, ligand binding sites in proteins and DNA by NMR & molecular modelling, computer assisted molecular design of biodegradable polymers.
  • Education: Ph.D. University of London, UK; B.S. University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Dragan Isailović

  • Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, The University of Toledo, USA.
  • Research areas: microscopy and spectroscopy, separation techniques, mass spectrometry, biotechnology for analysis of biomolecules in cells and tissues.
  • Education: Ph.D. Iowa State University, USA; B.S. University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Nenad M. Kostić

  • Position: Full Professor, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University Commerce, USA.
  • Research areas: kinetics and mechanism of electron-transfer reactions of metalloproteins and metalloprotein complexes, theoretical analysis of protein docking and electron tunneling, metal complexes as artificial enzymes, catalyzing selective hydrolysis of peptides and proteins, reactions of proteins and organic compounds encapsulated in sol-gel glass, selective transformation of organic substrates by enzymes encapsulated in sol-gel glass.
  • Education: Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, USA; B.S. University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Gojko Lalić

  • Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington, USA.
  • Research areas: transition-metal catalyzed transformations in the synthesis of complex organic molecules, enantioselective fragment coupling reactions, transition metal-catalyzed transformations of strained heterocycles, natural product synthesis.
  • Education: Ph.D. Harvard University, USA; B.S. University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Ognjen Š. Miljanić

  • Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston, USA.
  • Research areas: organometallic chemistry, crystal engineering, supramolecular chemistry, nanospace engineering through the assembly of nucleobases, novel metallocenic scafolds for catalysis and sensing.
  • Education: Ph.D. University of California Berkeley, USA; B.S. University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Zoran Petrović

  • Position: Full Professor, Department of Chemistry, Kansas Polymer Research Center, Pittsburgh State University, USA.
  • Research areas: polyurethanes, networks and gels, and polymer characterization, soy-based polyols.
  • Education: Ph.D. University of Glasgow, UK; B.S. University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Vojislava Pophristić

  • Position: Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, USA.
  • Research areas: molecular interactions within biological Systems, computational chemistry, inorganic clusters.
  • Education: Ph.D. Rutgers University, USA; B.S. University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Ivana Radosavljević-Evans

  • Position: Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, Durham University, UK.
  • Research areas: solid state chemistry, structure-property relationships of functional materials across the chemical spectrum, new oxide ion conductors, functional hydrogenous materials and short strong hydrogen bonds, polymorphism of pharmaceutical solids.
  • Education: Ph.D. Oregon State University, USA; B.S. University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Dr. Tanja Ćuk

  • Position: Assistant Professor, University of California Berkeley, USA.
  • Research areas: experimental physical chemistry, inorganic and materials chemistry, solar energy conversion, transient spectroscopy techniques.
  • Education: Ph.D. Stanford University, USA; B.S. Princeton University, USA.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dr. Tijana Jovanović-Talisman

  • Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Health, USA.
  • Research areas: cell biology and metabolism.
  • Education: Ph.D. Columbia University, USA; B.S. University of Belgrade, Serbia.