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July 18, 2012




The first conference of the Serbian Ceramic Society – ADVANCED CERAMICS AND APPLICATIONS, organized by the Serbian Ceramic Society and the Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Serbia was held at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (Belgrade) on May 10-11, 2012th.

The event was held for the first time and it brought together about one hundred researchers who deal with the synthesis and characterization of advanced ceramic materials. The conference began with the welcome speeches of Prof. Vojislav Mitić, SCS President, Dr. Olivera Milošević, SCS Board President, Academician Ljubiša Rakić, and Prof. Tibor Sabo, Assistant Minister for Science. In addition, Prof. Vojislav Mitić conveyed greetings and congratulations from the former president of the American Ceramic Society, Dr. David Johnson, who is also the editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society Editor, and from the President of the European Ceramic Society, Prof. Danilo Suvorov.



After the opening ceremony, plenary lectures were held. They covered the following topics:

  1. Nanomaterials: Research, Development and Technology (R & D & T) Roadmaps - 2020
    Marcel H. Van de Voorde, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  2. Preparing and Application of TiO2 Based Semiconductors as Photocatalysts Activated Under UV and Visible Light Irradiation
    S. Rakovsky, Institute of Catalysis, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
  3. Third Transition Metals in ZnO Nanocrystals - Magnetic and Structural Properties
    I. Kuryliszyn-Kudelska, Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
  4. Fractals in Powder Technology
    Ljubiša M. Kocić, University of Niš, Serbia

The lectures about latest theoretical and experimental research, but also about the practical application of advanced ceramics were presented and discussed during the conference. In most of the papers, results obtained in the framework of interdisciplinary and basic research were presented. One part of the studies were carried out within the scope of the international interdisciplinary projects, mostly funded by the EU.

The conference brought together researchers from academia and industry to present the latest advances in synthesis and characterization in the field on new ceramic structures. The chosen Conference topics open the new frontiers in designing of advanced ceramic materials since they cover fundamental theoretical research, modeling and simulation, controlled nanostructured materials synthesis and optimization of the consolidation process, which all together should provide device miniaturization and better perspective in energy-materials-information integration process.

The following topics were highlighted:

  • Basic Ceramic Science
  • Multifunctional Ceramics
  • Nanostructural Ceramics
  • Bio and Opto Ceramics
  • Constructive and Eco Ceramics
  • Magnetic and Amorphous Materials
  • Composite Materials
  • Catalysis and Electrocatalysis
  • Artistic Ceramic and Design.

A committee whose members were of Dr. Nina Obradovic, Dr. Lidija Mančić, Vesna Lojpur and Suzana Filipović awarded the best presentations, the last two of which were given to young researchers:  

  1. Jelena D. Nikolić, Institute for the Technology of Nuclear and other Mineral Raw Materials, Belgrade, Serbia
    Dendritic Growth of Nonlinear Optical LiNbO3 Crystals in Litium Niobate Silicate Glass Matrix

  2. Zorica. Ž. Lazarević, Institute of Physics, University of Belgrade, Zemun, Serbia
    Raman Study of Ferroelectric Bismuth Titanate

  3. Radomir Samardžić, University of Arts in Belgrade, Faculty of Applied Arts, Belgrade, Serbia
    Conservation, Restoration and Reconstruction of Wall Paintings in St. Nikola Church - Palez, near Studenica

  4. Željka Kesić, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Belgrade, Serbia
    Characterization of Mechanochemically Synthesized CaO•ZnO/K2O Mixed Oxides

  5. Marija Žunić, University of Belgrade - Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, Center for Catalysis and Chemical Engineering, Belgrade, Serbia,
    Amino-modified Poly(glycidyl methacrylate) Based Nanocomposites: Textural Properties   and Application

The conference was organized with the help of the Ministry of Education and Science, Serbian Academz of Sciences and Arts and the Institute if Technical Sciences of SASA. Also, we would like to express our gratitude to the other Institutions that supported the Conference: PTT Communications Serbia, Dunav Insurance, Nisal Niš, Institute of Physics Zemun, Belgrade and the Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, Belgrade.


Programme and the Book of Abstracts (PDF)

Website of the Serbian Ceramic Society




Dr. Lidija Mančić
Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA, Belgrade
Phone: +381 2636 994, ext. 107

Dr. Nina Obradović
Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA, Belgrade
Phone.: +381 11 20 27 203


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