International projects

International cooperation is one of the key segments of the work of the Institute of Physics, Belgrade. Since its foundation, the Institute has fostered various forms of this kind of cooperation, and for many years, it has been one of the most active and successful scientific and research institutions in Serbia, in terms of the number of international projects. In the period since 2011, the Institute of Physics, Belgrade has participated in more than 130 international scientific projects and collaborations. In this period the following projects were completed: 56 bilateral projects, 19 FP6/FP7/X2020 projects, three projects of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SCOPES), eight projects with academies of science, two projects of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, one project of NATO – Partnership for Peace (PfP), one project in cooperation with the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), three commercial projects and 44 COST actions. With a considerable experience in international cooperation and having ties with numerous scientific research and educational institutions, the Institute of Physics, Belgrade has constantly fostered this type of cooperation through international projects.

Active projects


COST is a European programme of cooperation in the sphere of science and technology which ensures coordination of nationally-funded research at the European level. Financial support is primarily focused on the organization of conferences, seminars, meetings and short scientific exchanges.


Indoor Air Pollution Network


A member of the Institute of Physics is Dr Mirjana Perišić.

The project aims to improve the understanding of the cause of f high concentrations of indoor air pollutants. The network brings together experts in various fields to further this field of science.


Molecular Dynamics in the GAS phase


A member of the Institute of Physics is Dr Jelena Maljković.

The goal of the action is the development and exploitation of the potential of the above range of tools for unravelling the connection between the initial energy transfer in interactions between isolated molecules or clusters and photons, electrons, or heavy particles and the molecular dynamics in unexplored time domains.


Oxygen sensing a novel mean for biology and technology of fruit quality


A member of the Institute of Physics is Dr Maja Rabasović

By bringing together researchers in various fields, the action aims to contribute to the understanding of fruit physiology, thus leading to better quality control and post-harvest shelf life. The research implements advanced methodologies and concepts and promotes training in the use of cutting-edge technologies in the early stages of research.


Mechanochemistry for Sustainable Industry


A member of the Institute of Physics is Dr Jelena Trajić.

The action focuses on the potential of mechanochemistry in the context of the chemical-pharmaceutical industry and engineering. The purpose is the alignment of fundamental and applied research with technological innovations and industry needs.


Europe Through Textiles: Network for an integrated and interdisciplinary Humanities


Members of the Institute of Physics are Dr Branislav Cvetković and Dr Jasmina Ćirić.

The idea of the project is to interpret the past through the prism of textile use, i.e. research of technologies, economy and culture of Europe. The project is to facilitate the formulation and visualization of new notions of how technology developed and how a textile became the expression of identity.


Mobilising Data, Policies and Experts in Scientific Collections


Members of the Institute of Physics are Dr Vladimir Srećković and Dr Jelena Petrović

European Natural Science Collections contains around 1.5 billion biological and geological collection objects, which represent the Earth’s biodiversity. The action aims to foster a cooperative network in Europe to support research activities and facilitate knowledge and technology transfer around natural science collections.




A member of the Institute of Physics is Dr Igor Franović.

The goal of the action is to connect research teams across Europe to stimulate new, innovative and interdisciplinary research in the field of chemobrionics. It can be achieved by building bridges between the various communities to allow understanding physical, chemical, and biological properties of self-organized precipitation processes.


LEukaemia GENe Discovery by data sharing, mining and collaboration


A member of the Institute of Physics is Dr Jelena Ćirić.

Lymphoblastic leukaemia and lymphoma account for ~40% of all childhood cancers, but the causes remain unknown. Studying basic biological mechanisms in patients with genetic predisposition should further its understanding. International collaboration is crucial, and this action focuses on biology, epidemiology, treatment, counselling, psychological impact and ethical-legal-social implications.


PROfiling the atmospheric Boundary layer at European scale


A member of the Institute of Physics is Dr Maja Kuzmanoski

The atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) is the layer closest to the Earth’s surface within which most human activities take place. Although its impact is important on weather conditions, air quality and climate, surface sensor networks and satellite observations do not provide sufficient information about it. The gap occurs mainly due to the lack of networking of instruments located in various locations in Europe. This action aims to bridge that gap by connecting the users’ and experts’ needs.


Nanoscale coherent hybrid devices for superconducting quantum technologies


A member of the Institute of Physics is Dr Jelena Pešić

Superconducting technologies are the main candidates to advance quantum effects into devices and applications. The accumulated knowledge obtained in decades of work in understanding superconductivity enables scientists to make experiments in design, by controlling relevant parameters in devices. A new field is on the rise, and the ultimate goal is to improve devices taking advantage of quantum effects.


European network for the promotion of portable, affordable and simple analytical platform


A member of the Institute of Physics is Dr Goran Isić.

The goal of the project is the networking of researchers studying separation processes, chemometricians, engineers and other scholars with end-users without expertise in analytical chemistry and instrument manufacturers. The action aims to provide a platform where analytical needs in applied fields meet expertise. Thus, it also promotes awareness regarding the potential of low-cost analytical techniques.


PHAROS: The multi-messenger physics and astrophysics of neutron stars


A members of the Institute of Physics are Dr Vladimir Srećković and Dr Ljubinko Ignjatović

The recent discovery of gravitational waves will allow a view of previously invisible parts of the Universe in the following years. This will uncover the physics of neutron stars which represent unique laboratories where various phenomena can be researched. The study of these objects necessitates a multidisciplinary approach, so the action aims to bring together researchers in diverse fields.


Attosecond Chemistry


A member of the Institute of Physics is Dr Sanja Tošić

The network coordinates experimental and theoretical efforts to use its grand potential of attosecond techniques in chemistry for the purpose of designing new strategies for the control of charge migration in molecules. This ability will be used to selectively break and form chemical bonds, thus opening new paths for the control of chemical reactions.


Reliable roadmap for certification of bonded primary structures


A member of the Institute of Physics is Dr Nataša Tomić.

As the pressure to meet eco-efficiency demands grows, the aircraft industry turns to superlight structures and thus composite materials are replacing aluminium. A similar thing is happening in other fields of industry, but the use of these materials still brings about certain challenges, particularly in their assembling. The action is focused on scientific challenges which these structures generate, and the accent is put on the aircraft design.


Accelerating Global science In Tsunami HAzard and Risk analysis


A member of the Institute of Physics is Dr Aleksandra Nina.

The large tsunamis, which took place in 2004 and 2011, caused catastrophes which surpassed expectations by a large margin. One of the reasons for the under-estimated risk assessment was the lack of hazard and risk analysis methods and related uncertainties. There was an enormous number of methods suggested in the past, however, it was necessary to involve experts in various fields in the analysis of tsunami hazards and risk, which is the goal of this action.


Towards understanding and modelling intense electronic excitation


A member of the Institute of Physics is Dr Andrej Bunjac

The action aims to identify and propose experiments for validation of simulations in the field of intensive electronic excitation. Additionally, it should identify the specific role of different radiation sources and strategies for the connection of computational methods on different timescales.


European Network to connect research and innovation efforts on advanced Smart Textiles


A member of the Institute of Physics is Dr Nevena Puač

The project brings together European researchers, producers and interested stakeholders to develop common ideas related to smart textile products. This is a functional textile material which actively interacts with its environment and adapts to changes in the environment.


European Network for Chemical Elemental Analysis by Total Reflection X-Ray Fluorescence


A member of the Institute of Physics is Dr Mira Aničić Urošević.

The goal of the action is the coordination of research and capacity building in the field of elementary analysis, to develop new tools and methodologies for a precise determination of potentially toxic but also beneficial elements. The action will result in a new technological portfolio for TXRF applications which will be of use to science, economy and society.


Plasma applications for smart and sustainable agriculture


A member of the Institute of Physics is Dr Nikola Škoro.

A constant increase in food expenditure represents a serious challenge to humankind. The improvement of agriculture sustainability and reduction of its harmful effects necessitates efficient technologies. This action aims to study the potential of low-temperature plasmas as a green alternative to chemicals in agriculture.


Хоризонт 2020

Horizon 2020 ( is a framework programme of the European Union for funding research and innovations which Serbia joined in 2014. The purpose is to maintain global European competitiveness.

QGP tomography

QGP tomography


The project leader is Dr Magdalena Đorđević of the Institute of Physics.

Quark-Gluon plasma is a primordial state of matter consisting of quarks and gluons interacting. In order to understand the properties of Quark-Gluon plasma, researchers on this project have been developing a new precise tomographic tool. Using this tool, they test their hypothesis on the medium (i.e. whether mass acts as an almost perfect fluid close to critical temperatures, and as a weakly-paired system at higher temperatures), map ‘soft-to-hard’ borders for Quark-Gluon Plasma and test types of system in which it forms.


National Initiatives for Open Science in Europe


The project leader at the Institute of Physics is Dr Antun Balaž.

National Initiatives for Open Science in Europe aims to be a key building block to the formation of the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC) service portfolio. The project employs a strong human network covering a wide range of interested parties. It is committed to facilitating access to infrastructure, data, resources and services to users to exchange knowledge and providing possibilities to increase the innovative capacity of regional science.




The project leader at the Institute of Physics is Dr Nevena Puač.

The primary goal of the project is to set up a platform which is to provide high-tech training opportunities for the education of future experts in water treatment. The research programme consists of 14 individual projects which aim to develop innovative technologies for water treatment. These technologies should enable the control of contamination by organic micro pollutants and improve the recovery of water.


Direct Experimental probe of the Lorenz invariance violation in the Top-quark physics at the ATLAS experiment


The project leader is Dr Jelena Jovićević

The Standard Model of particle physics describes three of four fundamental interactions: strong, weak and electromagnetic. However, the model does not account for gravity at the quantum level. The effects of quantum gravity can be manifested through the Lorenz invariance violation (LIV), the basic space-time symmetry. With the support of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the project plans to identify signatures of Lorenz invariance and develop a framework for detecting them using the experiments at the existing high-energy particle colliders.


ATLAS Collaboration – cooperation with the CERN since 2005 – coordinator Dr Đorđe Šijački

LHC GRID Collaboration – cooperation with the CERN since 2012 – coordinator Dr Aleksandar Belić

Истраживања кохерентно популисаних атомских тамних стања са циљем реализације минијатурних фотоничних сензора – Project of cooperation with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences – coordinator Dr Brana Jelenković

Наноструктурисани танкослојни полупроводници погодни за сензорске и меморијске апликације – project of cooperation with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences – coordinators: Dr Zoran Popović and Dr Maja Šćepanović

Динамички оптогалвански сигнали у пражњењима са шупљом катодом као техника за дијагностику плазме – project of cooperation with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences – coordinator: Dr Zoran Petrović

‘Хибридни модели разлагања гаса и формирање плазме’ – Project of cooperation with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences – coordinator: Dr Zoran Petrović

“Елементарне екситације код полумагнетних кристала и структура” – Project of cooperation with the Polish Academy of Sciences – coordinator Dr Nebojša Romčević

“Истраживање основа квантне теорије информација и квантног рачунања са аспекта примене у квантним технологијама” – Project of cooperation with the Russian Academy of Sciences – coordinators: Dr Mirjana Popović Božić and Dr Dušan Arsenović

“Најновија изучавања ласерске плазме: спектроскопске дијагностике и примене за депозицију танких филмова и њихова карактеризација” – Project of cooperation with the Romanian Academy of Sciences – coordinator Dr Nikola Konjević

“Sr, Mgдопирани LaGaO3 системи перовскитне структуре као јонски проводници у чврстим горивним ћелијама” – Project of cooperation with the Румунском Academy of Sciences – coordinator: Dr Zorana Dohčević Mitrović and Dr Zoran Popović