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Dr. Aleksandar Mitrašinović


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He graduated from the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, in 1997, with the title Numerical modeling and computer simulation of the BOF process.  He completed his M.Sc. studies at the University of Windsor with the thesis title Development of Thermal Analysis and Analytical Techniques for the Assessment of Porosity and Metallurgical Characteristics in 3xx Aluminum Alloys.  In 2010 he defended his PhD dissertation Characterization of the Copper-Silicon System and Utilization of Metallurgical Techniques in Silicon Refining for Solar Cell Applications at the University of Toronto.

His research areas are materials characterization, development of eco-friendly sustainable processes, refining&recycling valuable metals and harvesting energy from renewable resources.


  1. A. M. Mitrašinović, M. Tomić, Functional and Environmental Advantage of Cleaning Ti5B1 Master Alloy, International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green Technology, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40684-021-00339-2.
  2. A.M. Mitrašinović,Photovoltaics advancements for transition from renewable to clean energy, Energy, 2021, 121510. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2021.121510
  3. A.M. Mitrašinović, D. B. Momčilović, Z. Odanović, Assessment of Grain Size and Grain Refinement Efficiency by Calculation of Released Heat Attributed to Formation of Primary Aluminum Crystals During Solidification of Al7Si4Cu Alloy, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals (2021) 74: 1917–1922, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12666-021-02279-6.
  4. A. M. Mitrašinović, Z. Odanović, Thermodynamic and kinetics investigation of elemental evaporation from molten Al7Si4Cu alloy. Thermochimica Acta (2021) 695: 178816. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tca.2020.178816
  5. A. Mitrašinović, Effect of Temperature and Graphite Immersion Method on Carbothermic Reduction of Fayalite Slag, JOM, (2017) 69(9):1682-1687. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-017-2455-y
  6. A. M. Mitrašinović and R. J.C.D'Souza, Effect of initial temperature on actual elemental evaporation rate in Al-Si-Cu mixture during free cooling in near-vacuum conditions, Vacuum, (2016) 134:99-102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vacuum.2016.10.008
  7. Wolf and A.M. Mitrašinović, NIckel, copper and cobalt coalescence in copper-cliff converter slag, Journal of Mining and Metallurgy B, (2016) 52(2):143-150. https://doi.org/10.2298/JMMB150823024W
  8. A. M. Mitrašinović, On the assimilation mechanism of additives used in non-ferrous metals extraction processes, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, (2015) 54(4):494-49. https://doi.org/10.1179/1879139515Y.0000000027
  9. A. M. Mitrašinović and A. Wolf, Separation and Recovery of Valuable Metals from Nickel Slags Disposed in Landfills, Separation Science and Technology, (2015) 50(16):2553-2558. https://doi.org/10.1080/01496395.2015.1056360
  10. A. M. Mitrašinović and F. Robles Hernandez, Comparison of solar Si feedstock, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, (2014) 115(1):177-183. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-013-3245-6
  11. A.M. Mitrašinović and A. Wolf, Effect of reductants on valuable metals recovery from Copper Cliff Converter Slag, High Temperature Materials and Processes, (2014) 33 (2):123-129. https://doi.org/10.1515/htmp-2013-0048
  12. L. Pershin, A. Mitrasinovic and J. Mostaghimi, Treatment of Refractory Powders by a Novel, High Enthalpy DC Plasma, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, (2013) 46(22):224019.https://doi.org/10.1088/0022-3727/46/22/224019
  13. K. Visnovec, C. Variawa, T. Utigard and A.M. Mitrašinović, Elimination of impurities from the surface of silicon particles using hydrochloric and nitric acid, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, (2013) 16:106-110. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mssp.2012.06.009
  14. A. M. Mitrašinović, R. D'Souza, T. Utigard and J. Z. Wen, Modeling of high temperature low pressure silicon refining process, Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review, (2013) 34(5):331-339. https://doi.org/10.1080/08827508.2012.684191
  15. A. M. Mitrašinović and S. Stopić, Silicon growth in slow cooled Si-Cu mixtures, METALL-FORSCHUNG, (2013) 3, 34-37.
    Mitrašinović, Refining silicon for photovoltaic applications, Lambert Academic Publisher, ISBN:978-3-659-22240-5, (2012) 128 pages.
  16. A. M. Mitrašinović, R. D'Souza and T. Utigard, Impurity Removal and Overall Rate Constant during Low Pressure Treatment of Liquid Silicon, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, (2012) 212:78-82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2011.08.006
  17. A. M. Mitrašinović and F. Robles Hernandez, Determination of the Growth Restriction Factor and Grain Size for Aluminum Alloys by a Quasi-Binary Equivalent Method, Materials Science and Engineering A, (2012) 540:63-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2012.01.072
  18. A. M. Mitrašinović and T. Utigard, Cu Removal from Hypereutectic Cu-Si Alloys by Heavy Liquid Media Separation, Metallurgical Transactions B, (2012) 43(B):379-387. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11663-011-9614-2
  19. A. M. Mitrašinović and R. D'Souza, Hydrogen effervescence from the aluminum alloy melts, JOM, (2012) 64(12):1448-1452. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-012-0472-4
  20. Z. Wang, A. Mitrašinović and J. Wen, Investigation on Electrostatically Breaking-up of Bio-oil Droplet, Energies, (2012) 5:4323-4339. https://doi.org/10.3390/en5114323
  21. L. Pershin, A. Mitrasinovic and J. Mostaghimi, Spheroidization of the tungsten carbides with CH4/CO2 plasma, 12th European Plasma Conference, Bologna, Italy, June 24-29, 2012.
  22. A. M. Mitrasinovic L. Pershin, J. Mostaghimi, and J. Wen, Feasibility of biomass treatment with carbon containing plasma gases, Proc. of Combustion Institute - Canadian Section, Toronto, May 13-16, 2012
  23. Z. Wang, A. Mitrašinović and J. Wen, Theoretical analysis and experimental investigation of the breakup mechanism of bio-fuel droplets in the electrostatic field, Proc. of Combustion Institute - Canadian Section, Toronto, May 13-16, 2012.
  24. A. M. Mitrasinovic and T. Utigard, Process design for production of solar grade Si utilizing metallurgical methods, Int. Conf. on Engineering and Applied Science, Beijing, China, July 24-27, 2012
  25. A. M. Mitrasinovic and T. Utigard, Solidification of hypoeutectic Si-Cu alloys, Materials Science & Technology 2012, Pittsburgh, US, October 7-11, 2012.
  26. A.M. Mitrašinović, Photo-catalytic Properties of Silicon and Its Future in Photovoltaic Applications, Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, (2011) 15:3603-3607.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2011.05.017
  27. A. Mitrasinovic, L. Pershin, J. Wen and J. Mostaghimi, Recovery of Cu and Valuable Metals from E-waste Using Thermal Plasma Treatment, JOM, (2011) 63(8):22-26. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-011-0132-0
  28. A. M. Mitrašinović and T. Utigard, Trace element distribution in Cu-Si alloys, Chemical Physics Letters, (2011) 515:72-77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cplett.2011.08.080
  29. A. M. Mitrasinovic, Letter to Editor: The promise of silicon, Silicon (2011) 3:1. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12633-011-9083-x
  30. A. M. Mitrašinović, L. Pershin, J. Wen and J. Mostaghimi, Electronic Waste Treatment by High Enthalpy Plasma Jet, 20th Int. Symposium on Plasma Chemistry, Philadelphia, US, July 24-29, 2011. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-011-0132-0
  31. L. Pershin, A. Mitrasinovic, J. Wen and J. Mostaghimi, E-waste treatment by CO2/CH4 plasma, Proceedings of the XXV International Conference on Surface Modification Technologies, Trollhättan, Sweden, June 20-22, 2011.
  32. A. M. Mitrašinović and T. Utigard, Refining Si for Solar Cell Application by Cu Alloying, Silicon (2010) 1:239-248. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12633-009-9025-z
  33. M. Li, A. Mitrasinovic, G. Plascencia, A. Warczok and T. Utigard, Silicon Rod Heat Generation and Current Distribution, Journal of Crystal Growth, (2010) 312:141-145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2009.09.048
  34. A. Mitrasinovic, F. Robles Hernandez, M. Djurdjevic and J. Sokolowski, On-line prediction of the melt hydrogen and casting porosity level in 319 aluminum alloy using thermal analysis, Materials Science and Engineering A, (2006) 428:41-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2006.04.084


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