Dr. Ivana Dinić


Fields of research

  • T 151 Optical materials

  • T 350 Chemical technology and engineering

  • T 490 Biotechnology 


Biography and education

Born in 1987, in Zaječar

  • PhD thesis: 2019. University of Belgrade - Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy
    Title:  Synthesis and characterization of biocompatible optically active rare-earth fluorides
  • MSc thesis: 2012. University of Belgrade - Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy
    Title: Optimization of enzymatic synthesis of floridzyl oleate by the method of response surfaces
  • BSc thesis: 2011. University of Belgrade -  Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy
    Title: Influence of copper ions on diffusion properties of copper/poly (2-hydroxyethyl acrylate/itaconic acid) hybrid hydrogels


Research titles

2020 - Research Associate

2017-2020 Research Assistant

Working in the Institute since 1 September 2020


Research areas

Dr. Ivana Dinić's research is focused on the synthesis and characterization of hierarchical and hybrid optically active nanostructured materials with potential application in biomedicine, forensics, photocatalysis, as well as for the production of solar cells.

Keywords: up-converter particles, hydro / solvothermal synthesis, nanomaterials, photoluminescence


National and international projects


Scholarly publishing activities

Peer-reviewer for the journals Zeitschrift fur Anorganische und Allgemeine Chemie, Materials Characterization, Science of Sintering


Membership and service

Conference bodies
Committees, councils, etc.
  • Member of the Committee for normative acts of ITS SASA

Learned societies
  • Materials Research Society of Serbia

  • The Serbian Ceramic Society

  • American Ceramic Society


Selected publications

  • Vukovic, M.; Dinic, I.; Jardim, P.; Marković, S.; Veselinović, L.; Nikolić, M.; Mancic, L. The Low-Temperature Sonochemical Synthesis of up-Converting β NaYF4:Yb,Er Mesocrystals. Advanced Powder Technology 2022, 33 (2), 103403. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apt.2021.103403.
  • Vukovic, M.; Mancic, L.; Dinic, I.; Vulic, P.; Nikolic, M.; Tan, Z.; Milosevic, O. The Gadolinium Effect on Crystallization Behavior and Luminescence of Β‐NaYF4 :Yb,Er Phase. Int J Appl Ceram Technol 2020, 17 (3), 1445–1452. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijac.13363.
  • Vukovic, M.; Dinic, I.; Nikolic, M. G.; Marinkovic, B. A.; Costa, A. M. L. M.; Radulovic, K.; Milosevic, O.; Mancic, L. The effects of different polymers and solvents on crystallization of NaYF4:Yb/Er phase. Bull Mater Sci 2020, 43 (1), 2. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12034-019-1975-1.
  • Dinić, I.; Vuković, M.; Nikolić, M.; Tan, Z.; Milošević, O.; Mančić, L. Up-Converting Nanoparticles Synthesis Using Hydroxyl–Carboxyl Chelating Agents: Fluoride Source Effect. J. Chem. Phys. 2020, 153 (8), 084706. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0016559.
  • Mančić, L.; Đukić-Vuković, A.; Dinic, I.; Nikolic, M. G.; Rabasovic, M. D.; Krmpot, A. J.; Costa, A. M. L. M.; Marinkovic, B. A.; Mojovic, L.; Milosevic, O. One-Step Synthesis of Amino-Functionalized up-Converting NaYF4 :Yb,Er Nanoparticles for in Vitro Cell Imaging. RSC Adv. 2018, 8 (48), 27429–27437. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8RA04178D.
  • Mančić, L.; Đukić-Vuković, A.; Dinić, I.; Nikolić, M. G.; Rabasović, M. D.; Krmpot, A. J.; Costa, A. M. L. M.; Trišić, D.; Lazarević, M.; Mojović, L.; Milošević, O. NIR Photo-Driven Upconversion in NaYF4:Yb,Er/PLGA Particles for in Vitro Bioimaging of Cancer Cells. Materials Science and Engineering: C 2018, 91, 597–605. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2018.05.081.
  • Dinić, I. Z.; Mančić, L. T.; Rabanal, M. E.; Yamamoto, K.; Ohara, S.; Tamura, S.; Koji, T.; Costa, A. M. L. M.; Marinković, B. A.; Milošević, O. B. Compositional and Structural Dependence of Up-Converting Rare Earth Fluorides Obtained through EDTA Assisted Hydro/Solvothermal Synthesis. Advanced Powder Technology 2017, 28 (1), 73–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apt.2016.09.021.
  • Dinić, I. Z.; Rabanal, M. E.; Yamamoto, K.; Tan, Z.; Ohara, S.; Mančić, L. T.; Milošević, O. B. PEG and PVP Assisted Solvothermal Synthesis of NaYF4:Yb3+/Er3+ up-Conversion Nanoparticles. Advanced Powder Technology 2016, 27 (3), 845–853. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apt.2015.11.010.
  • Dinić, I. Z.; Mančić, L. T.; Milošević, O. B. Hydrothermal Synthesis of Optically Active Fluoride Particles Doped with Rare Earth Ions in the Presence of Ethylenediaminetetra Acetic Acid (EDTA). Tehnika 2016, 71 (4), 513–518. https://doi.org/10.5937/tehnika1604513D.