Dr. Nebojša Labus


Fields of Research

P 400 Physical chemistry

T 150 Material technology

T153 Ceramic materials and powders

P 250 Condensed matter: structure, thermal and mechanical properties, crystallography, phase equilibria

P260 Condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic and optical properties, supraconductors, magnetic resonance, relaxation, spectroscopy


Biography and education

Born in Novi Sad, on 21 January 1967

  • PhD thesis: 2011, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Physical Chemistry
    Title: Sintering and Properties of Sintered ZnTiO3 
  • MS thesis (non-Bologna compliant), 2005, University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Technical Sciences in Čačak
    Title: The Influence of Mechanical Activation on the Synthesis of Zinc Metatitanate 
  • BSc thesis: 1999, University of Belgrade - Faculty of Physical Chemistry
    Title: Preliminary investigations of the perturbation of the Bray-Liebhafsky system by iodides in different stages of reaction development using the potentiometric method with a Pt electrode in stationary conditions 


Research titles

2023 - Principal Research Fellow

2018 - Senior Research Associate

2013-2018  Research Associate

2006-2013  Research Assistant


Research areas

The research of Nebojša Labus focuses mainly on dilatometric measurements. Dilatometric measurements are used to investigate the dimensional changes of various materials obtained by different synthetic routes in a wide temperature range.

His expertise is also related to different types of materials obtained by various synthetic techniques - zinc titanate ZnTiO3 and Zn2TiO4 obtained by grinding in a high-energy mill, sintering conditions by changing the heating temperature, their influence on the structure of the resulting material and on the properties of polycrystalline metal oxides by sintering BaTiO3, BaSrTiO3, amorphous oxide materials lithium germanate phosphate glasses LiGe2(PO4)3 by cooling the melt, thin films Fe2TiO5 by screen printing, bismuth telluride alloys doped with zirconium BiSbTeSe:Zr by extracting single crystals using the Bridgman method, massive samples of amorphous metal alloys - metal glasses based on iron molybdenum chromium gallium phosphorus carbon   boron alloy Fe65.5%Cr4%Mo4%Ga4%P12%C5%B5.5% by ultra-fast cooling.


Selected publications

  • Matijasevic, S.; Topalovic, V.; Grujic, S.; Savic, V.; Nikolic, J.; Labus, N.; Zildzovic, S. The Thermophysical Properties of Primary Phase in Lithium Germanium Phosphate Glass. Sci Sintering 2021, 53 (3), 301–310. https://doi.org/10.2298/SOS2103301M.
  • Nikolić, M. V.; Labus, N. J.; Pavlović, V. P.; Marković, S.; Lukovic, M. D.; Tadić, N. B.; Vujančević, J. D.; Vlahovic, B.; Pavlovic, V. B. Nanocrystalline Zn2SnO4/SnO2: Crystal Structure and Humidity Influence on Complex Impedance. J Electroceram 2020, 45 (4), 135–147. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10832-021-00232-z.
  • Nikolić, M. V.; Krstić, J. B.; Labus, N. J.; Lukovic, M. D.; Dojčinović, M. P.; Radovanovic, M.; Tadić, N. B. Structural, Morphological and Textural Properties of Iron Manganite (FeMnO3) Thick Films Applied for Humidity Sensing. Materials Science and Engineering: B 2020, 257, 114547. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mseb.2020.114547.
  • Kosanović, D.; Labus, N.; Zivojinović, J.; Peleš-Tadić, A.; Blagojević, V.; Pavlović, V. Effects of Mechanical Activation on the Formation and Sintering Kinetics of Barium Strontium Titanate Ceramics. Sci Sintering 2020, 52 (4), 371–385. https://doi.org/10.2298/SOS2004371K.
  • Živojinović, J.; Pavlović, V. P.; Labus, N. J.; Blagojević, V. A.; Kosanović, D.; Pavlović, V. B. Analysis of the Initial-Stage Sintering of Mechanically Activated SrTiO3. Sci Sintering 2019, 51 (2), 199–208. https://doi.org/10.2298/SOS1902199Z.
  • Nikolić, M. V.; Luković, M. D.; Labus, N. J. Influence of Humidity on Complex Impedance and Dielectric Properties of Iron Manganite (FeMnO3). J Mater Sci: Mater Electron 2019, 30 (13), 12399–12405. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-019-01598-1.
  • Nikolić, M. V.; Luković, M. D.; Vasiljević, Z. Z.; Labus, N. J.; Aleksić, O. S. Humidity Sensing Potential of Fe2TiO5—Pseudobrookite. J Mater Sci: Mater Electron 2018, 29 (11), 9227–9238. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-018-8951-1.
  • Matijašević, S.; Grujić, S.; Topalović, V.; Nikolić, J.; Smiljanić, S.; Labus, N.; Savić, V. Non-Isothermal Crystallization of Lithium Germanophosphate Glass Studied by Different Kinetic Methods. Sci Sintering 2018, 50 (2), 193–203. https://doi.org/10.2298/SOS1802193M.
  • Kosanović, D. A.; Blagojević, V. A.; Labus, N. J.; Tadić, N. B.; Pavlović, V. B.; Ristić, M. M. Effect of Chemical Composition on Microstructural Properties and Sintering Kinetics of (Ba,Sr)TiO3 Powders. Sci Sintering 2018, 50 (1), 29–38. https://doi.org/10.2298/SOS1801029K.
  • Labus, N.; Vasiljević, Z.; Aleksić, O.; Luković, M.; Marković, S.; Pavlović, V.; Mentus, S.; Nikolić, M. Characterisation of Mn0.63Zn0.37Fe2O4 Powders after Intensive Milling and Subsequent Thermal Treatment. Sci Sintering 2017, 49 (4), 455–467. https://doi.org/10.2298/SOS1704455L.