Dr. Nina Obradović


Field of research

P 400 Physical chemistry

P 360 Inorganic chemistry

T 153 Ceramic materials and powders


Biography and education

Born in 1977, in Belgrade

  • МSc thesis: 2005. Belgrade University – Faculty of Physical Chemistry
    Title: Sintering of ZnO-TiO2 system 
  • BSc thesis: 2001. Belgrade University – Faculty of Physical Chemistry
    Title: Investigation of dissociation constants of tyrosine and its complexing with Sn(II)-ion 


Research titles

2017- Principal research fellow

2012-2017 senior research associate

2008-2012 research associate

2005-2008 research assistant

2002-2005 junior research assistant

Working in the Institute since 1 October 2002.


Research areas

Dr. Nina Obradović’s research is mainly focused on powder processing, synthesis and the physico-chemical characterization of multifunctional ceramic materials. Ultra-strong ceramics find their application in armor and space crafts, while some of them are used in electro-industry. Porous ceramics are applicable as filters for waste-water purification. Dr. Nina Obradovic pays special attention to the relation between structure, electrical and mechanical properties of sintered materials.

Keywords: oxides, nanostructured powders, mechanical activation, sintering, characterization, properties, application


Professional development

  • 2023 three months, MS&T, Missouri, USA
  • 2022 three months, MS&T, Missouri, USA
  • 2021 three months, MS&T, Missouri, USA
  • 2020 three months, MS&T, Missouri, USA
  • 2017 DAAD stipend, three months at IFKB Stuttgart University, Germany
  • 2017 one month, NCCU, North Carolina, USA


Support to research career development

Mentoring work
Lecturer and professor in PhD courses
  • Courses Thermal Analysis-Methods and Applications and Processing of Ceramic Materials under the doctoral study Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of modern materials and technologies of the electronics, the Technical Faculty, Čačak, University of Kragujevac.


National and international projects


Scholarly publishing activities

  • Science of Sintering

Science of Sintering, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Ceramics International, Powder Technology, Journal of American Ceramic Society, Electrochemical and Solid State Letters, Processing and Application of Ceramics, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Journal of Material Science, Termochimica Acta, Journal of Advanced Ceramics, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Molecules, Materials, Tehnika, Journal of the Indian Chemical Society 


Membership and service

Conference bodies
Committees, councils, etc.
  • Member of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts Board on Materials, 2022-
  • Member of committee for promotions at the ITS SASA
  • Member of the committee for monitoring the research activities of the ITS SASA research staff
  • Member of the Scientific Council of Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, 2019-2021
  • Member of the Managing Board of the ITS SASA, 2011-2018
Learned societies
  • Serbian Ceramic Society (president)
  • Member of Society of Physical Chemists of Serbia 
  • Member of the American Ceramic Society 
  • Member of ETRAN


Selected publications


  • Obradović, N.; Feng, L.; Filipović, S.; Mirković, M.; Kosanović, D.; Rogan, J.; Fahrenholtz, W. G. Effect of Mechanical Activation on Carbothermal Synthesis and Densification of ZrC. Journal of the European Ceramic Society 2023, 43 (16), 7306–7313. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2023.08.007.
  • Stanfield, A. D.; Smith, S. M.; Filipović, S.; Obradović, N.; Buljak, V.; Hilmas, G. E.; Fahrenholtz, W. G. Final‐stage Densification Kinetics of Direct Current–Sintered ZrB 2. J Am Ceram Soc. 2023, 106 (10), 5654–5661. https://doi.org/10.1111/jace.19212.
  • Corlett, C. A.; Obradovic, N.; Watts, J. L.; Bohannan, E. W.; Fahrenholtz, W. G. Synthesis, Densification, and Cation Inversion in High Entropy (Co,Cu,Mg,Ni,Zn)Al 2 O 4 Spinel. Journal of Asian Ceramic Societies 2023, 11 (3), 330–337. https://doi.org/10.1080/21870764.2023.2227535.
  • Silvestroni, L.; Gilli, N.; Sangiorgi, A.; Corozzi, A.; Filipović, S.; Obradović, N.;  Ortiz-Membrado, L.; Jiménez-Piqué, E.; Fahrenholtz, W. G. Multi-phase (Zr,Ti,Cr)B2 solid solutions: preparation, multi-scale microstructure and local properties, Journal of Advanced Ceramics 2023, 12 (2), 414–431. https://doi.org/10.26599/JAC.2023.9220695.
  • Obradovic, N.; Fahrenholtz, W. G.; Corlett, C.; Filipovic, S.; Nikolic, M.; Marinkovic, B. A.; Failla, S.; Sciti, D.; Di Rosa, D.; Sani, E. Microstructural and Optical Properties of MgAl2O4 Spinel: Effects of Mechanical Activation, Y2O3 and Graphene Additions. Materials 2021, 14 (24), 7674. https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14247674.
  • Obradović, N.; Rusmirović, J.; Filipović, S.; Kosanović, D.; Marinković, A.; Radić, D.; Pavlović, V. Porous Cordierite-Supported Polyethyleneimine Composites for Nickel(II) and Cadmium(II) Ions Removal. DWT 2020, 192, 283–296. https://doi.org/10.5004/dwt.2020.25736.
  • Obradović, N.; Fahrenholtz, W. G.; Filipović, S.; Marković, S.; Blagojević, V.; Lević, S.; Savić, S.; Đorđević, A.; Pavlović, V. Formation Kinetics and Cation Inversion in Mechanically Activated MgAl2O4 Spinel Ceramics. J Therm Anal Calorim 2020, 140 (1), 95–107. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-019-08846-w.
  • Obradović, N.; Fahrenholtz, W. G.; Filipović, S.; Marković, S.; Blagojević, V.; Lević, S.; Savić, S.; Đorđević, A.; Pavlović, V. Formation Kinetics and Cation Inversion in Mechanically Activated MgAl2O4 Spinel Ceramics. J Therm Anal Calorim 2020, 140 (1), 95–107. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-019-08846-w.
  • Obradović, N.; Pavlović, V.; Kachlik, M.; Maca, K.; Olćan, D.; Đorđević, A.; Tshantshapanyan, A.; Vlahović, B.; Pavlović, V. Processing and Properties of Dense Cordierite Ceramics Obtained through Solid-State Reaction and Pressure-Less Sintering. Advances in Applied Ceramics 2019, 118 (5), 241–248. https://doi.org/10.1080/17436753.2018.1548150.
  • Obradović, N.; Gigov, M.; Ðorđević, A.; Kern, F.; Dmitrovic, S.; Matović, B.; Ðorđević, A.; Tshantshapanyan, A.; Vlahović, B.; Petrović, P.; Pavlović, V. Shungite - a Carbon-Mineral Rock Material: Its Sinterability and Possible Applications. PAC 2019, 13 (1), 89–97. https://doi.org/10.2298/PAC1901089O.
  • Obradovic, N. Synthesis of Cordierite-Based Ceramics: monograph; Belgrade : Academic Mind, 2016.


Other research outputs

Technological solutions


Antonije Đorđević, Jovana Perović, Nina Obradović, Dragan Olćan, Jelena Dinkić, Marija Stevanović, Slobodan Savić, Aleksandra Krneta, Miodrag Tasić, Nikola Basta, Milka Potrebić, Milan Ilić, Dejan Tošić, Branko Kolundžija, Chamber for measurement of relative permittivity and loss tangent of dielectrics, School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Project TR32005, 2018.


2021 award for the best poster presentation, ACA IX conference, Nebojša Mitrović, Borivoje Nedeljković, Nina Obradović, Magnetic features of MnZn ferrite for electronic applications, Advanced ceramics and application IX 

2021 Outstanding Young TA & C Researcher in Central & Eastern Europe Award, TEEC-TAC 6 conference, Split, Croatia

2016 ETRAN award for the best paper in session, Antonije Đorđević, Jelena Dinkić, Marija Stevanović, Dragan Olćan, Suzana Filipović, Nina Obradović, Measurement of permittivity of solid and liquid dielectrics in coaxial chambers.

2009 – Belgrade Chamber of Commerce Annual Award for the best PhD thesis in the 2007/2008 academic year

2005 Yugoslav Materials Research Society Award For the best MSc thesis

2004 The Top of Synthesis and Sintering for Successful Work in Sintering under Extreme Conditions Award for a paper presented at the International conference Mechanochemical synthesis and sintering, 2004, Novosibirsk, Russia

2001 Award for the best  research paper in 2000/2001 by the University of Belgrade , Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, entitled Marking of tyrosine with Tc99m, authors: D. Janković, D. Djokić, N. Mandić-Obradović, T. Maksin.