Institution name and department

University of Banja Luka Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Department of Chemistry

Position held


Associate Professor



Mladena Stojanovića 2, Banja Luka 78000, Bosnia and Herzegovina



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Key words 


·       polymers

·       PDMS


Areas of Research/Expertise 

Milica Balaban is a professor of organic chemistry at University of Banja Luka. A narrow area of expertise relates to the synthesis and characterization of poly(dimethylsiloxane), PDMS, based polymeric materials. This includes the structural (NMR, FTIR) characterization of polymers and precursors, as well as the thermal, surface and mechanical properties of materials with special emphasis on the influence of material morphology on its properties. A significant part of scientific interest is focused on the migration of polymeric materials and other organic residues and pollutants in the environment. The third area of ​​interest relates to the improvement of chemistry curriculum, as well as education methods in the field of organic chemistry and science in general at the home university.

5 Most representative publications related to mechanochemistry 

1.  Ivas T, Balaban M, Dosen V, Miyawaki J, Ito K, Vrankovic D, Ostojic G & Zeljkovic S. Optimization of the calcination temperature for the solvent-deficient synthesis of nanocrystalline gamma-alumina. Chem Pap. 2019;73:901-907.

5 Most representative publications non-related to Mechanochemistry 

1.   Balaban M, Antić V, Pergal M, Godjevac D, Francolini I, Martinelli, A, Rogan J & Djonlagić J. Influence of the chemical structure of poly(urea-urethane-siloxane)s on their morphological, surface and thermal properties. Polym Bull. 2013;70:2493-2518.

2.   Samelak I, Balaban M, Antić M, Knudsen Šolević T & Jovančićević, B. Geochromatographic migration of oil pollution from a heating plant to river sediments. Environ Chem Lett. 2019;1-8.

3.   Stojanović B, Radović L, Natić D, Dodevska M, Vraštanović-Pavičević G, Balaban M, Lević S, Petrović T & Antić V. Influence of a storage conditions on migration of bisphenol A from epoxy–phenolic coating to canned meat products. J Serb Chem Soc. 2019;84:377-389.

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Primary focus in mechanochemical research (enter as bullet points)

·      PDMS based copolymers

·      block copolymers

·      polyurethanes

·      metal oxides

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