Ivanka Popović, Ph.D.

Full Professor

Biography
Surname : Popović
Forename : Ivanka
Nationality : Serbian
Place of birth: Rio de Janeiro (Brasil)
Date of Birth: 01/27/1959
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EDUCATION – PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2012- Vice-Rector for Science of the University of Belgrade.
2009-2013 President of the Serbian Chemical Society
2006-2012 Dean of the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, UB.
2004-2006 Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, UB
2001- Currently Full Professor, Department of Organic Chemical Technology, FTM-UB.
1996-2001 Associate Professor, Department of Organic Chemical Technology, FTM-UB.
1992-1996 Assistant Professor, Department of Organic Chemical Technology, FTM-UB.
1987-1992 Teaching Assistant, Department of Organic Chemical Technology, FTM-UB.
1983-1987

Junior Teaching Assistant, Department of Organic Chemical Technology, FTM-UB.

1987-1991 Ph.D. degree, Department of Organic Chemical Technology, FTM-UB.

  • Ph.D. Thesis: ‘Thermal degradation of poly(di-n-alkyl itaconates)’.
1983 Junior Researcher at the VINČA Institute of Nuclear Sciences, 10 months duration, Material Laboratory, Belgrade, Serbia
1982-1986 .Sc. degree, Department of Organic Chemical Technology, FTM-UB.

  • M.Sc. Thesis: ‘Degradation of poly(dimethyl itaconate)’.
1978-1982 B.Sc. degree, Department of Organic Chemical Technology, FTM-UB.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

UNIDO national expert for Cleaner Production.
2003 JUAT (Accreditation Body of Serbia and Montenegro) Assesor for Laboratory Accreditation.
2001 Internal Assesor for ISO 9001-2000.
2000 Institute fur Physikalishe Chemie der Universitat Gottingen (host Prof. Michael Buback).
1985-1994 Hahn-Meitner-Institute Berlin GmbH, Berlin (hosts Prof. Wolfram Schnabel, Prof. Arnim Henglein, Dr. Horst Weller).

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND ACTIVITIES

Polymer science and engineering (polymerization kinetics, polymer characterization by thermogravimetric analysis, polymer degradation and recycling, polymeric nanocomposites). Sustainable development.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate academic studies:

  • Introduction to Chemical Engineering
  • Polymer Proccessing
  • Recycling of polymer materials

Master studies:

  • Extrusion

Ph.D. studies :

  • Degradation and stabilization of polymers
  • Organic wastematerials as a secondary raw materials

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

1994 Medal of the Serbian Chemical Society for Success and Dedication in Science
2004 Award of the Ministry of Science and Environmental protection of Serbia for ScientificAchievements

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (OTHER ACTIVITIES)

-JUAT Assesfor for Laboratory Accreditation -Member of the Editorial Board of ‘Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly’ -English Editor for the Journal ‘Chemical Industry’ -Member of the American Chemical Society -Member of the Executive Board of the Society of Plastics and Rubber Engineers of Serbia Supervisor in: 3 PhD thesis: S.Veličković (2006), B. Fidanovski (2009-), B. Vukadinović (2009). 6 Master thesis: M. Milovanović, M. Avramović, S.Veličković, T. Đakov, M. Žagar, Lj. Kljajević 40 Diploma thesis (1992-2009). Languages: Serbian and English (as mother tongues), German(fluent), French (passive knowledge), Slovenian (basic) — ——– * Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy – University of Belgrade (FTM-UB)

Publications

Projects

2011-2014 Heading the project No. 172062, “Synthesis and characterization of novel functional polymers and polymeric nanomaterials”, funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.
2010-2012 Headed work package WP3-Strengthening the human potential, NANOTECH FTM (FP7-REGPOT 2009-10) “Reinforcing of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials Centre”.
2006-2010 Headed the project No.142023, “The synthesis and characterization of polymers and polymer(nano) composites of defined molecular and supermolecular structure”, funding from the Ministry of Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.
2005 Headed the projects for the Recycling Agency of the Republic Serbia: “Prefeasibility Study and General Project for a Plant for the Produciton of r-PET Granulate of Food Packaging Quality from PET Secondary Material”.
2004 Headed the projects for the Recycling Agency of the Republic Serbia: “Strategy of Collecting the Secondary Raw Material PET and Public Education about the Reutilization of PET”.
2004 Headed Bilateral project Slovenia-Serbia and Montenegro “Biodegradable Polymers”.
2003 Headed the projects for the Recycling Agency of the Republic Serbia: “The Recycling of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) or PET as a Secondary Raw Material”.
2002-2004 Headed the project No. 1948, “The Synthesis, modification and characterization of synthetic and natural polymeric materials”, funded by the Ministry of Sciences, Technologies and Development of the Republic of Serbia.

Contact info

Ivanka Popović, Ph.D.

Vice Rector for Science University of Belgrade Studentski trg 1, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia Tel: +381 11 32 07 Fax: +381 11 32 07 481 E-mail: ivanka.popovic@rect.bg.ac.rs Internet: www.ctt.bg.ac.rs UB Full Professor Faculty of the Technology and Metallurgy Department of Organic Chemical Technology University of Belgrade Karnegijeva 4, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia Tel: +381 11 33 03 E-mail: ivanka@tmf.bg.ac.rs Internet: www.tmf.bg.ac.rs

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