Scientific Institution

Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy

grb BUUniversity of Belgrade

Stevanovic Sanja, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor





University of Belgrade, Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy
Department of Electrochemistry
11000 Beograd 6, PAK 125213, Serbia
Laboratory: Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy,
Karnegijeva 4, 3rd floor, room 305, 11120 Belgrade 35, Pak 135804, Serbia Telephone: + 381 11 3370389
Fax: +381 11 3370389
GSM: +381 69 552 66 43
E-mail: sanjas@ihtm.bg.ac.rs


2002 B. Sc Faculty of Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade
2007 M. Sc Faculty of Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade
2013. Ph. D. Faculty of Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade

Research Ranks:

01.10.2002. Research Trainee
17.12.2007. Research Assistant
28.10.2015. Assistant Research Professor


Serbian Chemical Society,
International Society of Electrochemistry

Professional Experience: 2002 - Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy – Department of Electrochemistry, University of Belgrade

Research Interests:

Development and electrochemical characterization of catalysts for fuel cells; Kinetics and mechanism of electrochemical oxidation reaction of small organic molecules. Electrochemical characterization and catalytic properties of modified carbon materials

Professional Skills: Surface characterization by AFM and STM

Language Skills: Serbian, English and Russian


Basic Research:

"Electrocatalysis on nano-particles: from model system to supported catalyst" (Ministry for Science and Technology, Serbia) 2001-2005
"Advanced Materials for PEM fuel cells application" (Ministry for Science and Environmental Control, Serbia), 2006-2010
"Composite materials based on metal carbides and metal oxides in electrocatalysis and energy storage processes", (Ministry for Science and Environmental Control, Serbia) 2006-2010
"New approach in designing materials for energy storage and conversion", (Ministry for education and science), 2011-2014

Major publications:

  1. Mila N Krstajic-Pajic, Sanja I Stevanovic, Vuk V Radmilovic, Aleksandra Gavrilovic-Wohlmuther, Velimir R Radmilovic, Snezana Lj Gojković, Vladislava M Jovanovic, "Shape evolution of carbon supported Pt nanoparticles: From synthesis and application" Applied Catalysis B: Enviromental, 196 (2016) 174-184.
  2. Marijana Ponjavic, Marija S Nikolic, Sanja Jevtic, Jelena Rogan, Sanja Stevanovic, Jasna Djonlagic, "Influence of a Low Content of PEO Segment on the Thermal, Surface and Morphological Properties of Triblock and Diblock PCL Copolymers"Macromolecular Reasearch, Vol 24, (2016), 323-335.
  3. Danijela V. Brkovic , Vladimir B. Pavlovic , Vera P. Pavlovic, Nina Obradovic, Miodrag Mitric, Sanja Stevanovic, Branislav Vlahovic , Petar S. Uskokovic, Aleksandar D. Marinkovic, "Structural properties of the multiwall carbon nanotubes/poly(methyl methacrylate) nanocomposites: Effect of the multiwall carbon nanotubes covalent functionalization", Polimer Composites, 2016, DOI10.1002/pc.23996
  4. M.M.Vasić, P.Roupcova, N. Pizurova, S.I.Stevanović, V.A.Blagojević, Z.Tomas, D.M.Minić "Thermally Induced Structural Transformations of Fe40Ni40P14B6 Amorphous Alloy", Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A -PHYSICAL METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE, (2016), vol. 47A br. 1, str. 260-267.
  5. N. D. Nikolić, E. R. Ivanović, G. O. Branković, U. C. Lačnjevac, S. I. Stevanović, J. S. Stevanović, M. G. Pavlović, Electrochemical and Crystallographic Aspectrs of Lead Granular Growth, Metallurgical and materials Transactions B-Process Metallurgy and Materialls Processimg Science, 2015;  46: 1760-1774.
  6. N.D. Nikolić, K.I. Popov, E.R. Ivanović, G. Branković, S.I. Stevanović, and P.M. Živković, “The potentiostatic current transients and the role of local diffusion fields in formation of the 2D lead dendrites from the concentrated electrolyte”, J. Electroanal. Chem.739 (2015) 137–148. doi: 10.1016/j.jelechem.2014.12.020.
  7. J.L.Lović, S.I.Stevanović, D.V.Tripković, V.V.Tripković, R.M.Stevanović, K.Đ.Popović, V.M.Jovanović: "Formic acid oxidation at platinum-bismuth clusters" Journal of the Electrochemical Society vol. 161 br. 9, (2014) H547-H554.
  8. :²Catalytic activities of Pt thin films electrodeposited onto Bi coated glassy carbon substrate toward formic acid electrooxidation² Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry 735 (2014) 1-9.
  9. ²Protective properties of cataphoretic epoxy coating on aluminum alloy AA6060 modified with electrodeposited Ce-based coatings: effect of post-treatment², Proces in Organics Coaings  79 (2015) 43-52.
  10. S.Stevanović, D.Tripković, V.Tripković, D.Minić, A.Gavrilović, A.Tripković, V.M. Jovanović: "Insight into the Effect of Sn on CO and Formic Acid Oxidation at PtSn Catalysts" The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 118 (2014) 278-289.
  11. B.V.Kaluđerović, V.M.Jovanović, S.I.Stevanović, Ž.D.Bogdanov: "Characterization of nanoporous carbon fibrous materials obtained by chemical activation of plane tree seed under ultrasonic irradiation" Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 21 (2014) 782–789.
  12. S.I.Stevanović, D.V.Tripković, V.V.Panić, A.B.Dekanski, V.M.Jovanović:"Platinum electrocatalyst supported on glassy carbon:a dynamic response analysis of Pt activity promoted by substrate anodization" RSC Advances 4 (2014) 3051.
  13. N.Ž.Prlainović, D.I.Bezbradica, Z.D.Knežević-Jugović, S.I.Stevanović, M.L.Avramov Ivić, P.S.Uskoković, D.Ž.Mijin:" Adsorption of lipase from Candida rugosa on multi walled carbon nanotubes" Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 19 (2013) 279–285.
  14. M.Bučko, J.Rogan, S.I.Stevanović, S.Stanković, J.B.Bajat:" The influence of anion type in electrolyte on the properties of electrodeposited Zn\Mn alloy coatings" Surface & Coatings Technology 228 (2013) 221–228.
  15. S.Stevanović, D.Tripković, J.Rogan, K.Popović, J.Lović, A.Tripković, V.M.Jovanović: "Microwave-assisted polyol synthesis of carbon-supported platinum-based bimetallic catalysts for ethanol oxidation" Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry (2012) 16:3147–3157.
  16. Z.Ž. Stoiljković, M.L.Avramov Ivić, S.D.Petrović, D.Ž.Mijin, S.I.Stevanović, U.Č.Lačnjevac, A.D. Marinković:" Voltammetric and Square-Wave Anodic Stripping Determination of Amlodipine Besylate on Gold Electrode" Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 7 (2012) 2288 – 2303
  17. B.Petković, S.Stevanović, M.Budimir, S.P.Sovilj, V.M.Jovanović: "Electrochemical Examination of Copper(II) Complexes with Octaazamacrocyclic Ligand and Heterocyclic Dithiocarbamate" Electroanalysis 2012, 24, No. 7, 1605 – 1612
  18. S.I.Stevanović , V.V.Panić , A.B. Dekanski, A.V.Tripković, V.M.Jovanović:
  19. "Relationships between structure and activity of carbon as a multifunctional support for electrocatalysts" Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2012, 14, 9475–9485
  20. B.V.Jegdić, J.B.Bajat, J.P.Popić, S.I.Stevanović, V.B.Mišković-Stanković: ″The EIS investigation of powder polyester coatings on phosphated low carbon steel: The effect of NaNO2 in the phosphating bath″ Corrosion Science 53 (2011) 2872–2880.
  21. M. Bučko, J.Rogan, S.I.Stevanović, A.Perić-Grujić, J.B.Bajat: ″Initial corrosion protection of Zn–Mn alloys electrodeposited from alkaline solution", Corrosion Science 53 (2011) 2861–2871.
  22. J.P.Popić, B.V.Jegdić, J.B.Bajat, Đ.Veljović, S.I.Stevanović, V.B.Mišković-Stanković:    ″The effect of deposition temperature on the surface coverage and morphology of iron-phosphate coatings on low carbon steel″ Applied Surface Science 257 (2011) 10855– 10862.
  23. S.Stevanović, D.Tripković, V.Tripković, D.Minić, A.Gavrilović, A.Tripković, V.M.Jovanović: "Enhanced Activity in Ethanol Oxidation of Pt3Sn Electrocatalysts Synthesized by Microwave Irradiation" Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2011, Vol. 85, No. 13, pp. 2299–2304.
  24. Lj. Kljajević, V.M. Jovanović, S.I.Stevanović, Ž.Bogdanov, B.Kaluđerović:" Influence of chemical agents on the surface area and porosity of active carbon hollow fibers" J. Serb. Chem. Soc. 76 (9) 1283–1294 (2011).
  25. J.Bajat, S.I.Stevanović, B.M.Jokić: "Microstructure and corrosion behaviour of Zn–Co alloys deposited from three different plating baths" J. Serb. Chem. Soc. 76 (11) 1537–1550 (2011)
  26. S.Stevanović, D.Tripković, D.Poleti, J.Rogan, A.Tripković, V.M.Jovanović:"Microwave synthesis and characterization of Pt and Pt–Rh–Sn electrocatalysts for ethanol oxidation" J. Serb. Chem. Soc. 76 (12) 1673–1685 (2011)
  27. Mihael M. Bučko, Sanja I. Stevanović, Milorad V. Tomić, Miomir G. Pavlović, Jelena B. Bajat: "Specifičnosti elektrohemijskog taloženja i morfologija Zn–Mn prevlaka dobijenih iz pirofosfatnog elektrolita" Hem. Ind. 65 (3) 295–303 (2011)
  28. J.B.Bajat, S.Stanković, B.M.Jokić, S.I.Stevanović: ″Corrosion stability of Zn–Co alloys deposited from baths with high and low Co content — The influence of deposition current density", Surface & Coatings Technology, 204 (2010) 2745–2753.
  29. S. Stevanović, K. Babić-Samardžija, S.P. Sovilj, A. Tripković and V.M. Jovanović: "Oxidation of formic acid on platinum surfaces decorated with cobalt(III) macrocyclic complexes ", Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A 83(9) (2009)
  30. S.Stevanović, V.Panić, D.Tripković, V.M.Jovanović: "Promoting effect of carbon functional groups in methanol oxidation on supported Pt catalyst", Electrochem.Comm., 11 (2009) 18-21.
  31. A.V.Tripković, K.Đ.Popović, J.D.Lović, V.M.Jovanović, S.I.Stevanović, D.V.Tripković, A.Kowal: "Promotional effect of Snad on the ethanol oxidation at Pt3Sn/C catalyst",  Electrochemistry Communications 11 (2009) 1030-1033.
  32. M.D.Obradović, G.D.Vuković, S.I.Stevanović, V.V.Panić, P.S.Uskoković,A.Kowal, S.LJ.Gojkovic: "A comparative study of the electrochemical properties of carbon nanotubes and carbon black",  Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 634 (2009) 22-30.
  33. S. Stevanović, D. Tripković, A. Kowal, D. Minić, V.M. Jovanović and A. Tripković: "Influence of surface morphology on methanol oxidation at a glassy carbon-supported Pt catalyst", J.Serb.Chem.Soc., 73 (8-9) 845-859, 2008.
  34. V.V. Panić, S.I. Stevanović, V.B.Misković Stanković, B.Z. Jovanović, B.Z. Nikolić:
  35. "Photoelectrochemical properties of sol-gel obtained titanium oxide", J.Serb.Chem.Soc.,73 (12) 1139-1269, 2008.
  36. D.Tripković, S.Stevanović, A.Tripković, A.Kowal,V.M.Jovanović:″Structural effect in electrocatalysis: formic acid oxidation on Pt electrodeposited on glassy carbon support″, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 155 (3)B281-B289 (2008).
  37. S.Terzić, D.Tripković, V.M.Jovanović, A.Tripković, A.Kowal, “Effect of glassy carbon properies on electrochemical deposition of platinum nano-catalyst and its activity for methanol oxidation“ J.Serb.Chem.Soc., 72 (2007) 165-181.
  38. V.V. Panić, V.M.Jovanović, S.I.Terzić, M.W. Barsoum, V.D.Jović, A.B.Dekanski"The properties of electroactive ruthenium oxide coatings supported by titaniu-based ternary carbides", Surface and Coatings Technology, 202, (2007), 319-324.
  39. V.M.Jovanović, S.Terzić and A.Dekanski: “Characterisation and electrocatalytic application of silver modified polypyrrole electrodes”, J.Serb.Chem.Soc., 70 (2005) 41-49
  40. V.M.Jovanović, S.Terzić, A.V.Tripković, K.Dj.Popović, J.D.Lović: "The effect of electrochemically treated glassy carbon on the activity of supported Pt catalyst in methanol oxidation", Electroceh.Comm., 6 (2004) 1254-1258. 

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