IHTM PLAVI
Scientific Institution

Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy

grb BUUniversity of Belgrade

Sanja Šešlija, MSc

Research Apprentice

 

 

 

 

 

Address:

Karnegijeva 4, Laboratory – Faculty of Technology, Karnegijeva 4, 3rd floor, office 305
Telephone: +381113370389
Fax: +381113370389
GSM: +381641969156
E-mail: sanja.seslija@ihtm.bg.ac.rs; sseslija@tmf.bg.ac.rs

Education:

2010 Bachelor of Science, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade
2011 Master of Science, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade
2011- PhD student at the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Department of Organic
Chemical Technology

Research Ranks:

2011-2014 Research Trainee
2014- Research Apprentice

Memberships: Serbian Chemical Society

Professional Experience:

2011-2014 Research Trainee, Innovation Centre of the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of
Belgrade
2014- Research Apprentice, Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade
2013,2014- One month stay at the Institute of Chemistry and Technology of Polymers (Pozzuoli, Italy) within
the framework of bilateral project: Innovative pectin-based films for food packaging: preparation and
characterization; Evidence no. 680-00-566 / 2013-09 / 4

Research Interests:

Natural polymers and polymeric materials from renewable sources: synthesis, modifications and
characterisation. Development of bio-based polymeric films intended for agricultural and food packaging
application.

Language Skills: English, French

Projects: 2011-
Basic research:

Project No. 172062 ‘’Synthesis and characterization of new functional polymers and polymer
(nano) composites" funded by Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic
of Serbia
2012-2015- Bilateral project between Italy and Serbia,“Innovative pectin-based films for food packaging:
preparation and characterization” (No. 680-00-566/2013-09/4), funded by the Ministry of Education, Science
and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Italy
2016-
Development and improvement of polysaccharide-based films for potential
application in food packaging

Major Publications:

Published papers:

  1. S. Seslija, Dj. Veljovic, M. Kalagasidis-Krusic, J. Stevanovic, S. Velickovic and I. Popovic, Cross-linking of highly
    methoxylated pectin with copper: The specific anion influence, New Journal of Chemistry, 40, (2016) 1618-
    1625 (IF: 3.086)
  2. P. Spasojevic, M. Zrilic, V. Panic, D. Stamenkovic, S. Seslija, S. Velickovic, The Mechanical Properties of a
    Poly(methyl methacrylate) Denture Base Material Modified with Dimethyl Itaconate and Di-n-butyl Itaconate,
    International Journal of Polymer Science, 2015, Article ID 561012 (IF: 1.195)
  3. P. Spasojevc, V. Panic, S. Seslija, V. Nikolic, I. Popovic, S. Velickovic, Poly(methyl methacrylate) denture base
    materials modified with ditetrahydrofurfurylitaconate: Significant applicative properties, Journal of the Serbian
    Chemical Society, 80 (2015) 1-18 http://www.shd.org.rs/JSCS/JSCS_OnLine_First/6230_AM.pdf (IF: 0.871)
  4.  V. Panid, S. Šešlija, A. Nešid, S. Veličkovid , Adsorption of azo dyes on polymer materials, Hemijska industrija,
    67(2013) 881-900 (IF: 0.364

International Conference Presentations and Abstracts: International and National Conference Presentations

  1. S. Šešlija, A. Nešid, R. Avolio, M. Errico, M. Malinconico, S. Veličkovid, Novel pectin biobased films for food
    packaging application, 51st Meeting of the Serbian Chemical Society, Nis, Serbia, 2014, Book of papers (CD) 67-
    70
  2. S. Šešlija, J. Stevanovic, T. Volkov-Husovic, S. Velickovic, ''Influence of anion type on the structure of pectin
    gels crosslinked with copper'', Tenth young researchers conference-Materials science and engineering, 2011,
    Belgrade, Book of Abstracts, p.11
  3. S. Šešlija, J. Stevanovid, Z. Stevid, S. Veličkovid, Electrical behavior of pectin hydrogels, Proceeding, XIIIth
    International scientific-practical conference, Modern information and electronic technologies, 2012, Odessa,
    Ukraine, Book of Abstracts, p. 299
  4. S. Šešlija, A. Nešid, S. Veličkovid, “Nanocomposite membranes based on pectin and zeolite A for application
    in direct methanol fuel cells’’, First International Conference on Processing, characterization and application of
    nanostructured materials and nanotechnology, 2012, Belgrade, Book of Abstracts, p.120
  5. S.Šešlija, S. Veličkovid, Complexes of pectin and poly(ethylene glycol), First conference of young chemists of
    Serbia, 2012, Beograd, Book of Abstracts, p.100
  6. S. Šešlija, Jasmina Stevanovid, Tatjana VolkovHusovid, Sava Veličkovid, Surface modification of pectin spheres
    crosslinked in lead(IV) and copper(II) solutions, Eleventh young researchers conference-Materials science and
    engineering, 2012, Belgrade, Book of Abstracts, p.83
  7. S. Šešlija, J. Stevanovic, S. Velickovic, ''Influence of the type and concentration of metals on the electrical
    conductivity of pectin hydrogels'', First Metallurgical & Materials Engineering Congress of South-East Europe
    (MME SEE), 2013, Belgrade, Book of Abstracts, p.446
  8. M. Plavša, A. Nešid, S. Šešlija, D. Stojanovid, S. Veličkovid, Synthesis and characterization of membranes
    based on chitosan modified by organoclay, 8th International Conference of the Chemical Societies of the
    South-East European Countries - ICOSECS 8, 2013, Belgrade, Serbia, Book of Abstracts, p.136
  9. S. Šešlija, M. Plavša, S. Veličkovid, FTIR characterization of pectin modified with dicarboxylic acids, 8th
    International Conference of the Chemical Societies of the South-East European Countries - ICOSECS 8, 2013,
    Belgrade, Serbia, Book of Abstracts, p.156
  10. S. Šešlija, G. Zebid, S. Veličkovid, Pectin as biosorbent for the removal of copper ions from aqueous salt
    solutions, Twelfth young researchers conference-Materials science and engineering, 2013, Belgrade, Serbia,
    Book of Abstracts, p.39
  11. S. Šešlija, A. Nešid, R. Avolio, M. Errico, M. Malinconico, S. Veličkovid, Pectin and poly(ethylene glycol)
    based films: mechanical and structural properties, Twelfth Young Researchers Conference – Materials Science
    and Engineering, 2013, Belgrade, Serbia, Book of abstracts, p. 7
  12. S. Šešlija, A. Nešid, R. Avolio, M. Errico, M. Malinconico, S. Veličkovid, M. Kalgasidis Krušid, I. Popovid,
    Synthesis and characterizaton of modified pectin films intended for food packaging application, Thirteenth
    young researchers conference-Materials science and engineering, 2014, Belgrade, Serbia, Book of Abstracts,
    p.30
  13. V. Nikolid, A. Popovid, S. Šešlija, P. Spasojevid, V. Panid, Degradation of PS-g-starch copolymers in waste
    water, 51st Meeting of the Serbian Chemical Society, Nis, Serbia, 2014, Book of abstracts, p. 78
  14. S. Šešlija, A. Nešid, R. Avolio, M. Errico, M. Malinconico, M. Kalgasidis Krušid, I. Popovid, Synthesis and
    characterizaton of films based on pectin and glycidyl methacrylate obtained in photopolymerization reaction,
    52st Meeting of the Serbian Chemical Society, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2015, Book of abstracts, p. 60
  15. S.Seslija, A. Nesic, M. Kalgasidis Krusic, G. Santagata, M. Malinconico, Innovative pectin based films for
    food packaging: Preparation and characterization, XXI IUPAC CHEMRAWN CONFERENCE, Rome, Italy, Book of
    abstracts, p.42
  16. S. Seslija, V. Panic, P. Spasojevic, I. Popovic, Modification of pectin in the reaction of conventional
    esterification using chlorides of renewable carboxylic diacids, ECO-BIO, 2016, Rotterdam, Nederlands, Book of
    abstracts, P1.17
  17. S. Seslija, V. Panic, P. Spasojevic, I. Popovic, Novel Approach in Improvement of Native Pectin Properties:
    Modification Using Chlorides of Renewable Carboxylic Diacids, Polychar, 2016, Poznan, Poland, Book of
    abstracts, P3.32st Meeting of the Serbian Chemical Society, Novi Sad, Serbia, 2015, Book of abstracts, p. 60