PhD Magdalena Stevanović was born on August 04, 1974 in Belgrade, Serbia. She graduated from the Faculty of Physical Chemistry at the Belgrade University in 2002 with theme “Determining the hormone of thyroid gland T3 and T4 using a method of radioimmunology analysis with different systems for separating loose from linked radioactivity”. Magdalena Stevanović completed her M.Sc. studies at the same Faculty in 2006 with thesis “Obtaining, morphology and structure of poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide) powder and biocomposite poly(DL-lactide-co-glycolide)/biphasic calcium phosphate”. The fields of expertise covered by the thesis are controlled delivery of medicaments in the body, biomaterials and polymers. She was elected a Research Assistant in 2006. She took her PhD degree in December 2007 at the Faculty of Physical Chemistry in Belgrade by defending the PhD thesis titled "Synthesis, characterization and degradation of poly (DL-lactide-co-glycolide) nanospheres containing ascorbic acid". In 2008, she was elected a Research Associate, in 2012 a Senior Research Associate and in 2017 a Principla Research Fellow.
Research Interests: nanotechnology, nanomedicine, biomedical engineering, biomaterials, micro and nanoparticles, drug delivery, colloids, biomacromolecules, polymers, scaffolds, bioactive glass, polyesters, structure-property relationships of polymers, nanotoxicity, characterization of materials
She is a member of the International Association of Physical Chemists, Controlled Release Society (CRS), American Nano Society, Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), Bioencapsulation Research Group (network on microencapsulation), Society of Physical Chemists of Serbia, Materials Research Society of Serbia, Association of Italian and Serbian scientists and researchers, Serbian Chemical Society
She is a reviewer for the following international journals with Impact Factor (IF): Materials Research Bulletin (Outstanding Reviewer Status), Nanomedicine-UK, Macromolecular Chemistry & Physics, Journal of Biomaterials Science: Polymer Edition, Nanotechnology, Langmuir, Biomedical Materials, Science of Advanced Materials, Physica Scripta, Journal of Hazardous Materials, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, BioInorganic Reaction Mechanisms, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, Electrochemistry Communications, Scientific Reports (Nature publishing group), as well as for the national journals Hemijska industrija and Tehnika – Novi materijali.
Magdalena Stevanović has been employed at the Institute since 2003.