Institution name and department

University of Banja Luka,

Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics,

Department of Chemistry

Position held


Associate Professor



Mladena Stojaovića 2,

78 000 Banja Luka,

Bosnia and Herzegovina



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Key words 


Areas of Research/Expertise

 Ph.D. in Chemistry with extensive teaching, research and development  experience in inorganic materials (multifunctional oxides, ceramics and nanomaterials). Currently, working as an Associate professor and researcher on several projects dealing with solvent deficient synthesis method, mechanochemistry and (circular economy) micro-silica utilization.

5 Most representative publications related to mechanochemistry

Hiraku Maruyama, Saša Zeljković and Juan C. Nino, Solvent-deficient method lowers grain boundary resistivity of doped ceria, Journal of American Ceramic Society (2020) in press. DOI:10.1111/jace.16779

Saša Zeljković, Toni Ivas, Hiraku Maruyama, Juan C. Nino, Structural, magnetic and

optical properties of BiFeO3 synthesized by the solvent-deficient method, Ceramics

International 45 - 16 (2019) 19793-19798. DOI:10.1016/j.ceramint.2019.06.234


Saša Zeljković, Dijana Jelić,  Hiraku Maruyama, Juan C. Nino, Solvent-deficient

synthesis of cerium oxide: characterization and kinetics, Ceramics International 45 - 8

(2019) 10063-10071. DOI:10.1016/j.ceramint.2019.02.052


Toni Ivas, Milica Balaban, Vedrana Došen, Jin Miyawaki, Kazuki Ito, Dragoljub

Vranković, Gordana Ostojić, Saša Zeljković, Optimization of the calcination temperature

for the solvent-deficient synthesis of nanocrystalline gamma-alumina, Chemical Papers

73 - 4 (2019) 901-907. DOI:10.1007/s11696-018-0637-x


Saša Zeljković, Jin Miyawaki, Dragoljub Vranković, Elena Tervoort, Roland Hauert,

Toru Kotegawa, Toni Ivas, Solvent-deficient synthesis of nanocrystalline

Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ powder, Processing and Application of Ceramics 12 - 4 (2018)

342 - 349. DOI:10.2298/PAC1804342Z





5 Most representative publications non-related to Mechanochemistry

Dijana Jelić, Saša Zeljković, Branko Škundrić and Slavko Mentus, Thermogravimetric study of the reduction of CuO-WO3 oxide mixtures in the entire range of molar ratios,

Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry 132 (2018) 77-90. DOI:10.1007/s10973-



Il Jeon, Sasa Zeljkovic, Kei Kondo, Michito Yoshizawa, Yutaka Matsuo, Interface Engineering of Metal Oxides using Ammonium Anthracene in Inverted Organic Solar

Cells, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8 - 44 (2016) 29866-29871.



Saša Zeljković, Jelena Penavin-Škundrić, Dijana Jelić, Slavica Sladojević, Ljubica Vasiljević, Interaction of hexavalent chromium and BSCF perovskite in water solutions,

Materials Protection, 56 - 3 (2015) 340 - 344. DOI:10.5937/ZasMat1503340Z


S. Zeljković, T. Ivas, A. Infortuna, Ludwig J. Gauckler, Optimization of parameters and microstructural properties of Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3 − δ thin films grown by pulsed

laser deposition (PLD), Journal of New Materials for Electrochemical Systems 17

(2014) 257 - 263. DOI:10.14447/jnmes.v17i4


S. Zeljković, T. Ivas, S. Vaucher, L. J. Gauckler, The changes of Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-δ perovskite oxide on heating in oxygen and carbon dioxide

atmospheres, Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society 79 - 9 (2014) 1141-1154.



T. Ivas, A. N. Grundy, E. Povoden, S. Zeljkovic, L. J. Gauckler, Experimental phase diagram determination and thermodynamic assessment of the Gd2O3-CoO system,

Acta Materialia 58-12 (2010) 4077-4087. DOI:10.1016/j.actamat.2010.03.019



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Sasa Zeljkovic


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Primary focus in mechanochemical research 


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  • Université de Montpellier & Institut Charles Gerhardt de Montpellier (UMR 5253)
    c/o 8, Rue de l’Ecole Normale
    34296 Montpellier, Cedex 5 (France)

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