Melina Kalagasidis Krušić, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Head of the Department

Biography

Surname: Kalagasidis Krušić
Forename: Melina
Nationality: Greek
Place of birth: Belgrade (Serbia)
Date of birth: 11/07/1974
Melina

EDUCATION – PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013- Associate Professor, Department of Organic Chemical Technology, FTM-UB.
2012- Head of the Department of Organic Chemical Technology, FTM-UB.
2011-2013 Visiting Professor (3 semesters) at the Faculty of Metallurgy and Technology, University of Montenegro.
2007-2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Organic Chemical Technology, FTM-UB.
2004-2007 Senior Teaching Assistant, Department of Organic Chemical Technology, FTM-UB.
2006 Ph.D. degree, Department of Organic Chemical Technology, FTM-UB.

  • Ph.D. Thesis: “The synthesis and properties of stimuli-sensitive hydrogels”.
2002-2004 Teaching Assistant, Department of Organic Chemical Technology, FTM-UB.
1999-2004 M.Sc. degree, Department of Organic Chemical Technology, FTM-UB.

  • M.Sc. Thesis: “Polymer complexes of itaconic acid with polyacrylamide and polymethacrylamide”.
1997 IAESTE exchange student, 6 weeks duration, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary.
1993-1999 B.Sc. degree, Department of Organic Chemical Technology, FTM-UB.

  • B.Sc. Thesis: “Synthesis of poly(methylmetacrylate-co-methacrylic acid salts) copolymers”.

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

2012 European Patent Academy Seminar AW42-2012 “Train the Trainer Workshop – Lecturing on the Patent Teaching Kit”, Belgrade, Serbia.
2011 Traininig on how to design quality project proposals, CBIB-EU funded project, FTM-UB, Serbia.
2006 Cell and Tissue Engineering, International Summer School, FTM-UB.
2006 “Recycle-man your friendly neighbor”, BEST spring course 2006, FTM-UB.
2002 Internal Assesor for ISO 14001.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Polymer Engineering. Synthetic and natural polymers. Synthesis and characterization of stimuli-sensitive polymeric materials for medicine, pharmacy and food industry: encapsulation and controlled release of active substances. Polymeric sorbents for wastewater treatment: heavy metal ions removal; removal/photocatalytic degradation of textile dyes. Enzyme immobilization. Biocatalysts.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Undergraduate academic studies:

  • Technology of polymer synthesis (2007-)
  • Organic industrial synthesis (2007-)
  • Technology of cosmetic products (2007-)

Master studies:

  • Surface coatings (2009-)

Ph.D studies:

  • Surfactants (2008-)
  • Polymerization in heterogeniuos systems (2008-)
  • Structure and properties of polymeric materials (2013-)

AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

2007 Medal of the Serbian Chemical Society for Success and Dedication in Science.
1999-2002 Scholarship for M.Sc. Studies from Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of Serbia.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (OTHER ACTIVITIES)

Referee in journals: Desalination (5), Chemical Engineering Journal (4), Chemical Industry (4), Chemical Papers (2), Central European Journal for Chemistry (2), Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (3), Ionics (2), Desalination and Water Treatment (2), European Polymer Journal (2), Macromolecular Rapid Communication (2), Journal of Serbian Chemical Society (2), Journal of Molecular Catalysis B: Enzymatic (1), Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering (1), Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy (1), Journal of the American Oil Chemists (1), CLEAN – Soil, Air, Water (1), Polymer International (1), Journal of Polymer Research (1), Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics (1), Polymer (1), Express Polymer Letters (1), Iranian Polymer Journal (1). Supervisor in: 5 PhD thesis: N. Milosavljević (2007-2010), N. Milašinović (2007-2011), M. Lučić (2009-), J. Spasojević (2010-), T. Kovačević (2010-). 10 Master thesis: Lj. Tolić (2009-2010), J. Pantić (2010-2011), A. Stojkov (2010-2011), I. Gluhović (2010-2011), M. Djordjević (2010-2011), T. Lučić (2010-2011), D. Mitić (2011-2012), T. Nikolić (2011-), I. Vujović (2011-), M. Dimitrijević (2013-). 40 Diploma thesis (2007-). Member of the evaluation comitee in 1 Master thesis, 17 diploma thesis. Languages: English (fluent), Greek (basic)  linkedin-logo

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* Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy – University of Belgrade (FTM-UB)

Publications

  • Bojana B. Vidović,N. Milašinović, Jelena M. Kotur-Stevuljević, Sanda P. Dilber, Melina T. Kalagasidis-Krušić, Brižita I. Đorđević, Zorica D. Knežević-Jugović, “Encapsulation of α-lipoic acid into chitosan and alginate/gelatin hydrogel microparticles and its in vitro antioxidant activity”, Hemijska industrija, DOI:10.2298/HEMIND141119010V.
  • M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Hidrogelovi i kontrolisano otpuštanje lekovitih supstanci, Biblioteka Dissertatio, Zadužbina Andrejević, Beograd (2007), 86 str, ISBN: 978-86-7244-620-3, ISSN:0354-7671

International Conference Presentations and Abstracts: International Conference Presentations

  • Trifković, K.T., Milašinović N., Kalagasidis Krušić M., Knežević-Jugović Z., Milosavljević N., Djordjević V., Bugarski B., “FT-IR spectroscopy characterization of gelatin/chitosan hydrogels for encapsulation of polyphenols from Thymus Serpyllum L.” IV International Congress: “Engineering, Environment and Materials in Processing Industry”, CD Proceedings, Jahorina, Bosnia and Herzegovina (2015) 326-335. DOI: 10.7251/EEMSR1501326T, ISBN 978-99955-81-18-3.
  • M. Lučič Škorć, N. Milosavljević, M. Radetić, Z. Šaponjić, M. Radoičić, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, TiO2/alginate based hydrogel nanocomposite for photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue, 15th International Conference Polymers and Organic Chemistry (2014), Timisoara, Romania, Book of Abstract, 105.
  • I. Terzić, J. Antić-Stanković,M. Lučić Škorić, N. Milosavljević,N. Milašinović, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Antimicrobial activity of zinc ions crosslinked alginate/gelatin hydrogels, 15th International Conference Polymers and Organic Chemistry (2014), Timisoara, Romania, Book of Abstract, 119.
  • K. Trifković, N. Milašinović, B. Isailović, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, V. Djordjević, Z. Knežević-Jugović, B. Bugarski, Encapsulation of Thymus Serpyllum L. Aqueous extract in chitosan and alginate-chitosan microbeads, 6th Central European Congress on Food (2012), Novi Sad, Serbia, Proceedings, 1052-1058.
  • J. Čolić, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, J. Jovanović, B. Adnadjević, Effect of synthesis parameters on poly(acrylic acid)-gelatin xerogel structures and equilibrium swelling, 10th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry (2010), Belgrade, Serbia, Proceedings, Vol. II, 491-493.
  • N. Milosavljević, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, J. Filipović, Swelling Behaviour and Mechanical Properties of Semi-IPNs of Chitosan and Poly(Ethylene Glycol), 20th Congress of Chemists and Technologists of Macedonia (2008), Ohrid, Macedonia (CD Rom-KL-07-E).
  • M. Kalagasidis Krušić, M. Ilić, J. Filipović, Stimuli-sensitive hydrogels based on itaconic acid, European Polymer Congress (2007), Portorož, Slovenia, Proceedings (CD Rom).
  • M. Ilić, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, M. Stupar, J. Filipović, Swelling and paracetamol release from copolymer hydrogels of itaconic acid with acrylamide and N-isopropylacrylamide, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Science (2005), 25:119-121.
  • M. Stanojević, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, M. Stupar, J. Filipović, Swelling and paracetamol release studies of poly(acrylamide-co-itaconic acid) hydrogels, Journal of Controlled Release (2005), 101:1-3:305-307.
  • M. Stanojević, M. Stupar, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, J. Filipović, Swelling behaviour and mechanical properties of poly(acrylamide-co-itaconic acid) hydrogels and their semi-IPNs with poly(ethylene glycol), Journal of Controlled Release (2005), 101:1-3:307-309.
  • M. Ilić, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, J. Filipović, M. Stupar, Swelling and paracetamol release from copolymer hydrogels of itaconic acid with acrylamide and N-isopropylacrylamide, 6th Central European Symposium on Pharmaceutical Technology and Biotechnology (2005), Siófok, Hungary, 119-121.
  • M. Stanojević, M. Stupar, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, J. Filipović, Swelling behaviour and mechanical properties of poly(acrylamide-co-itaconic acid) hydrogels and their semi-IPNs with poly(ethylene glycol), The 8th European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery (2004), Noordwijk, Netherland 95-98.
  • M. Stanojević, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, M. Stupar, J. Filipović, Swelling and paracetamol release studies of poly(acrylamide-co-itaconic acid) hydrogels, The 8th European Symposium on Controlled Drug Delivery (2004), Noordwijk, Netherland, 91-94.
  • S. Veličković, D. Andjelkoski, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, I. Popović, The viscometric investigation of poly(itaconic acid) in solution, The 7th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry (2004), Belgrade, Serbia, 2:616-618.
  • M. Kalagasidis Krušić, J. Filipović, Hydrogels of N-isopropylacrylamide, acrylamide and itaconic acid, The 7th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry (2004), Belgrade, Serbia, 2:613-615.
  • M. Stanojević, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, J. Filipović, J. Parojčić, M. Stupar, An investigation into the influence of crosslinking agent concentration and monomers content on swelling behaviour of poly(acrylamide-co-itaconic acid) hydrogels, 12th International Pharmaceutical Technology Symposium (2004), Istanbul, Turkey, Proceedings, 265-267.
  • M. Kalagasidis Krušić, N. Milić, J. Filipović, Swelling behaviour of semi-interpenetrating networks based on polyacrylamide and poly(itaconic acid), The 6th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry (2002), Belgrade, Serbia, 2:592-595.
  • M. Kalagasidis Krušić, D. Petrović-Djakov, L. Katsikas, J. Vuković, J. Filipović, Poly(methacrylamide)/poly(itaconic acid) Complexes, The 6th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry (2002), Belgrade, Serbia, 2:595-598.

International Conference Abstracts

  • M. Lučič Škorć, N. Milosavljević, M. Radoičić, Z. Šaponjić, M. Radetić, N. Milašinović, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Immobilization of TiO2 nanoparticles onto chitosan-based microparticles for photodegradation of C.I. Acid Orange 7, International Symposium on Amphiphilic Polymers, Networks, Gels and Membranes (2015), Budapest, Hungary, Book of Abstract, 70.
  • I. Terzić, M. Lučič Škorć, N. Milašinović, N. Milosavljević, J. Ivanović, I. Žižović, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Supercritical CO2 impregnation of chitosan based xero- and aerogels with thymol, International Symposium on Amphiphilic Polymers, Networks, Gels and Membranes (2015), Budapest, Hungary, Book of Abstract, 69.
  • M. Lučić, N. Milašinović, N. Milosavljević, B. Vidović, J. Antić Stanković, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Chitosan-based hydrogels containing silver for antimicrobial application, “ICOSECS 8“ (2013), Belgrade, Serbia, Book of Abstracts, 219.
  • N. Milašinović, N. Milosavljević, M. Lučić, Z. Knežević-Jugović, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Chitosan/Gelatin based hydrogels for controlled release of lipase form Candida rugosa, “ICOSECS 8“ (2013), Belgrade, Serbia, Book of Abstracts, 222.
  • M. Lučić, N. Milosavljević, N. Milašinović, J. Filipović, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Superporous Hydrogels of Chitosan, Itaconic Acid and Methacrylic Acid, “YUCOMAT 2012” (2012), Herceg Novi, Montenegro, Book of Abstracts, 98.
  • M. Lučić, N. Milosavljević, M. Radetić, Z. Šaponjić, M. Radojičić, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Photocatalytic degradation of C.I. Acid Orange 7 by TiO2/hydrogel nanocomposite, First International Conference on Processing, characterization and application of nanostructured materials and nanotechnology NanoBelgrade (2012), Belgrade, Serbia, Book of Abstracts, 114.
  • M. Lučić, N. Milosavljević, N. Milašinović, J. Filipović, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Synthesis of superabsrobent hydrogels based on chitosan, First International Conference of Young Chemists of Serbia (2012), Belgrade, Serbia, 75.
  • J. Čolić, P. Spasojević, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, J. Jovanović, B. Adnadjević, The effect of reaction conditions on structural properties of poly(acrylic acid)-gelatin xerogels, Second International Symposium “Frontiers in Polymer Science” (2011), Lyon, France, Book of Abstracts (CD Rom; http://www.frontiersinpolymerscience.com/).
  • M. Ilić, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, J. Filipović, M. Stupar, pH and temperature-sensitive hydrogels based on itaconic acid as controlled release drug delivery systems, Pharmaceutical Science Fair and Exhibition (2005), Nice, France, Book of Abstracts, 88.
  • M. Kalagasidis Krušić, M. Stanojević, M. Stupar, J. Filipović, Paracetamol release studies of pH-sensitive hydrogels, 4rd International Conference of the Chemical Societies of the South-Eastern European Countries on Chemical Sciences in Changing times: Visions, Challenges and Solutions (2004), Belgrade, Serbia, 2:53.
  • M. Kalagasidis Krušić, J. Filipović, Copolymer hydrogels based on N-isopropylacrylamide and poly(itaconic acid), 40th World Polymer Congress (WPC Macro 2004) of the Macromolecular Division of IUPAC (2004), Paris, France, Book of Abstracts, 171.
  • M. Kalagasidis Krušić, E. Džunuzović, S. Tomić, J. Filipović, Swelling Kinetics of Acrylamide-Itaconic acid Copolymer Hydrogels, The Fifth Yugoslav Materials Research Society Conference “YUCOMAT 2003” (2003), Herceg Novi, Montenegro, Book of Abstracts, 121.
  • S. Tomić, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, E. Džunuzović, J. Filipović, Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(itaconic acid) and Poly(ethylene glycol) Complexes, The 5th Yugoslav Materials Research Society Conference “YUCOMAT 2003” (2003), Herceg Novi, Montenegro, Book of Abstracts, 121.
  • M. Kalagasidis Krušić, J. Filipović, Polyacrylamide-Poly(itaconic acid) semi-IPNs, I, 8th European Symposium on Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (2002), Barcelona, Spain, 73.
  • M. Kalagasidis Krušić, J. Filipović, Polyacrylamide-Poly(itaconic acid) semi-IPNs, II, 3rd Interantional Conference of the Chemical Societies of the South-Eastern European Countries on Chemistry in the New Millennium – an Endless Frontier (2002), Bucharest, Romania, 1:67.
  • J. Filipović, M. Kalagasidis, D. Petrović-Djakov, L. Katsikas, Template Polymerization of Methacrylamide in the Presence of Poly(itaconic acid), Proceedings of the 7th European Conference on Advanced Materials and Processes (2001), Rimini, Italy, 1:381.
  • J. Filipović, D. Petrović-Djakov, M. Kojić, M. Kalagasidis, Methacrylic ionomers, 2nd Interantional Conference of the Chemical Societes of the South-Eastern European Countries: Chemical Sciences for Sustainable Development (2000), Halkidiki, Greece, Book of Abstracts, 2:389.

National Conference Presentations and Abstracts: National Conference Presentations

  • M. Lučić, N. Milosavljević, S. Grujić, M. Laušević, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Chitosan hydrogels for controlled drug release of diazepam, paracetamol and diclofenac, XLIX Meeting of Serbian Chemical Society (2011), Kragujevac, Serbia, 159-162.
  • N. Milašinović, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Z. Knežević-Jugović, J. Filipović, Synthesis of n-amyl-isobutirate catalyzed by Candida rugosa lipase immobilized onto copolymer hydrogel of N-isopropylacrylamide and itaconic acid, XLVIII Meeting of Serbian Chemical Society (2010), Novi Sad, Serbia, 200-203.
  • N. Milosavljević, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, J. Filipović, pH-sensitive hydrogels of chtiosan, itaconic and methacrylic acid, XLVIII Meeting of Serbian Chemical Society (2010), Novi Sad, Serbia, 237-239.
  • N. Milosavljević, M. Ristić, A. Perić-Grujić, J. Filipović, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Equilibrium Sorption Isotherm for Cu2+ Ions on Hydrogels Based on Chitosan, Itaconic Acid and Methacrylic Acid, Biotechnology for Sustainable Development (2010), Belgrade, Serbia, Book of Abstracts, 85-88.
  • N. Milašinović, N. Milosavljević, J. Filipović, Z. Knežević, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, The effect of poli(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-itaconic acid) hydrogel on controlled release of Candida rugosa lipase, Biotechnology for Sustainable Development (2010), Belgrade, Serbia, Book of Abstracts, 73-76.
  • M. Kalagasidis Krušić, N. Milašinović, Z. Knežević-Jugović, J. Filipović, The effect of pH and temperature on Candida rugosa lipase activity immobilized onto hydrogels of N-isopropylacrylamide and itaconic acid, XLVII Meeting of Serbian Chemical Society (2009), Belgrade, Serbia, 176-179.
  • N. Milosavljević, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, J. Filipović, Synthesis and properties of semi-interpenetrating networks of chitosan and poly(vinyl pyrrolidone), XLVII Meeting of Serbian Chemical Society (2009), Belgrade, Serbia, 206-209.
  • N. Milašinović, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Z. Knežević, J. Filipović, Effect of composition of poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-itaconic acid) hydrogel on immobilized Candida rugosa lipase activity, XLVI Meeting of Serbian Chemical Society (2008), Belgrade, Serbia, 63-66.
  • N. Milosavljević, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, J. Filipović, Semi-interpenetrating polymer networks of chitosan and poly(ethylene glycol), XLVI Meeting of Serbian Chemical Society (2008), Belgrade, Serbia, 255-258.
  • N. Milašinović, N. Milosavljević, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Z. Knežević, J. Filipović, Immobilization of Candida rugosa lipase onto hydrogels of N-isopropylacrylamide and itaconic acid, XLV Meeting of Serbian Chemical Society (2007), Novi Sad, Serbia, 61-64.
  • M. Kalagasidis Krušić, M. Ilić, M. Stupar, J. Filipović, Application of experimental design methodology in investigation of the swelling process of the poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-itaconic acid) hydrogels, 44. Meeting of Serbian Chemical Society (2006), Belgrade, Serbia, 93-97.
  • M. Kalagasidis Krušić, M. Stanojević, M. Stupar, J. Filipović, Influence of hydrogel composition on the swelling and release of the model drug, 43. Meeting of Serbian Chemical Society (2005), Belgrade, Serbia, 181-184.
  • M. Kalagasidis Krušić, J. Točilovac, J. Filipović, Polymer complexes of poly(itaconic acid) and polyacrylamide, “YU-Polimeri 2002” (2002), Čačak, Serbia, 34-37.
  • J. Filipović, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, E. Džunuzović, J. Bajić, D. Petrović-Djakov, Polymeric hydrogels, “YU-Polimeri 2002”, Čačak, Serbia, KP 1-4.
  • J. Filipović, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Template polymerization of acrylamide and methacrylamide in the presence of itaconic acid, XIII Symposium of macromolecular chemistry and techmology (2001), Zlatibor, Serbia 107-109.

National Conference Abstracts

  • N. Milašinović, Z. Knežević-Jugović, N. Milosavljević, M. Lučić Škorić, J. Filipović, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Production of n-amyl isobutyrate using lipase from Candida rugosa immobilized into N-isopropylacrylamide and itaconic acid hydrogel, 51. Meeting of Serbian Chemical Society (2014), Belgrade, Serbia, Book of Abstract, 83.
  • M. Lučić, N. Milosavljević, M. Radetić, Z. Šaponjić, M. Radoičić, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Removal and photocatalytic degradation of C.I. Acid Orange 7 from aqueous solution, L Meeting of Serbian Chemical Society (2012), Belgrade, Serbia, 141.
  • N. Milašinović, J. Filipović, Z. Knežević-Jugović, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Ester production using lipase from Candida rugosa immobilized into poly(N-isopropylacrylamide-co-itaconic acid) hydrogel, L Meeting of Serbian Chemical Society (2012), Book of Abstracts, Belgrade, Serbia, 124.
  • N. Milašinović, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Z. Knežević, J. Filipović, The application of pH-sensitive hydrogels of itaconic acid for controlled release of lipase from Candida rugosa, “Cleaner Technologies and New Materials – Sustainable Development, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy (2008), Belgrade, Serbia, 69.
  • N. Milosavljević, N. Milašinović, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, J. Filipović, Synthesis of hydrogels of itaconic acid and chitosan, XLV Meeting of Serbian Chemical Society (2007), Book of Abstracts, Novi Sad, Serbia, 114.
  • J. Spasojević, J. Krstić, A. Radosavljević, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Z. Kačarević-Popović, Thermoresponsive silver/poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogel nanocomposites synthesized by gamma irradiation, X Young Researches Conference-Material Science and Engineering (2011), Belgrade, Serbia, 44.
  • M. Kalagasidis Krušić, M. Ilić, M. Stupar, J. Filipović, pH and temperature-sensitive hydrogels of itaconic acid and N-isopropylacrylamide: kinetics and mechanical properties, XIV Symposium of macromolecular chemistry and technology (2006), Vršac, Serbia, 57.
  • N. Milosavljević, N. Milašinović, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, Z. Knežević, J. Filipović, Immobilization of lipase onto hydrogels based on itaconic acid and N-isopropylacrylamide, XIV Symposium of macromolecular chemistry and technology (2006), Vršac, Serbia, 48.
  • M. Kalagasidis Krušić, R. Mihajlov, D. Danković, J. Filipović, Swelling Kinetics of Semi-Interpenetrating Polymer Networks Based on Poly(N-Vinyl Pyrrolidone), XLII Meeting of Serbian Chemical Society (2004), Belgrade, Serbia, 93.
  • M. Kalagasidis Krušić, A. Babović, J. Filipović, Complexes of poly(itaconic acid) and poly(ethylene glycol), XLI Meeting of Serbian Chemical Society (2003), Belgrade, Serbia, 118.
  • M. Kalagasidis Krušić, I. Karaklajić, E. Džunuzović, J. Filipović, Complexes of polyacrylamide and partially neutralized poly(itaconic acid), XLI Meeting of Serbian Chemical Society (2003), Belgrade, Serbia, 109.
  • S. Veličković, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, J. Filipović, I. Popović, Synthesis of poly(itaconic acid) in the presence of N,N-dimethylethanolamine (DMEA), XLI Meeting of Serbian Chemical Society (2003), Belgrade, Serbia, 107.
  • J. Filipović, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, D. Petrović-Djakov, J. Vuković, L. Katsikas, Template polymerization of methacrylamide in the presence of poly(itaconic acid), XVIII Symposium of macromolecular chemistry and technology (2001), Zlatibor, Serbia, 129.
  • J. Filipović, M. Kalagasidis Krušić, D. Petrović-Djakov, B. Popović, L. Katsikas, Synthesis and characterization of polyacrlymide and poly(itaconic acid) complexes, XVIII Symposium of macromolecular chemistry and technology (2001), Zlatibor, Serbia, 130.

Projects

2016-2018 Bilateral Project Italy-Serbia, No. 451-03-01231/2015-09/5, “Development and improvement of polysaccharide-based films for potential application in food packaging”, funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and Ministry of Foreign Affair of Italy.
2012-2015 Bilateral Project Italy-Serbia, No. 680-00-566/2013-09/4, “Innovative pectin-based films for food packaging: preparation and characterization”, funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and Ministero degli affari esteri, Italy.
2011-2014 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.
2011-2014 Project No. III 46010, “Novel encapsulation and enzyme technologies for designing of new biocatalysts and biologically active compounds targeting enhancement of food quality, safety and competitiveness”, funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.
2009-2012 Reinforcing of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials Centre, FP7-REGPOT 2009-1.
2006-2010 Project No. 142023, “The synthesis and characterization of polymers and polymer (nano)composites of defined molecular and supermolecular structure”, funded by the Ministry of Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.
2002-2004 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.
1999-2001 Project No. S.3.11.27.0063, “Development of production procedure for raw materials and products for pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries”, funded by the Ministry of Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia.

Contact info

Melina Kalagasidis Krušić, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy,University of Belgrade
Department of Organic Chemical Technology
Karnegijeva 4, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Tel: +381 11 33 03 730
E-mail:
meli@tmf.bg.ac.rs

Linkedin: melina-kalagasidis-krusic
Internet: www.tmf.bg.ac.rs

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