He was born on April 3, 1944, in Cetinje , Montenegro , where he finished primary school in 1958 and grammar school in 1962. He finished his studies at the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy in 1967 in Belgrade, his master's thesis in 1971 and in 1974 his doctoral dissertation named Study of Basic Processes Occurring During Sintering of Crystalline Materials. He started his research work at the Institute for Nuclear Sciences Vinca in 1968. In July of 1974, just before finishing his doctoral dissertation, he transferred to the Institute of Technical Sciences of the SASA. He was elected in all scientific and university titles. He was the director of the Institute beetween 2001 and 2011.
He is a long-term Member of the International Institute for the Science of Sintering, where he is a General Secretary. He was the Secretary, a co-editor and finally a regional editor of the international journal of Science of Sintering. He was a Coordinator of our programmes with European Union, as well as a Programme Committee Member of many international conferences and journals (Mat. Sci. Forum, Key Engineering Materials, Advances in Applied Ceramics-Structural, Functional and Bioceramics, J. Bionanoscience, The Open Biomedical Engineering Journal and Poroshkovaya Metallurgiya). He was a referee for several international journals. He is a President of Yugoslav Materials Research Society (since 2007, Materials Research Society of Serbia), which held 14 Conferences in Herceg Novi, between 1995 and 2012. The Proceedings were published in English by Trans Tech Publications Ltd, Zurich, in Materials Science Forum Edition, and the journals Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Surface Engineering and Acta Physica Polonica.
Until now, he published one monograph of international reputation, co-edited two books published by Plenum Press, Sintering '85 and Science of Sintering: New Directions for Materials Processing and Microstructural Control , and eight books published by Trans Tech Publications. He published more than 240 articles in international periodicals, many of which in high-ranking journals, held more than 100 lectures worldwide, out of which 50 Plenary Lectures at different international conferences or world-leading research centers. Article The Kinetics of Contact Formation During Sintering by Diffussion Mechanisms with H.E. Exner was included in the book Sintering Key Papers (Elsevier, 1990) which comprises of 50 papers that especially influenced the development of this discipline. He is author of numerous articles published locally. He managed more than 20 scientific-research projects in basic and technological research and also several international projects with leading scientific-research organizations in the world (Max-Planck Institut, Stuttgart, Germany, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, USA, Korean Institute for Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea, and many Academy Institutes of ex-Soviet Union and Russia and Ukraine ). Under his guidance more than 20 Master Theses and the same number of Ph.D. dissertations were done. He is a co-author of monography Activated Sintering (G.V. Samsonov, M.M. Ristic), cited more than 100 times in other monographies and non-ISI publications. According Scopus, his articles published in ISI publications were cited more than 2600 times (h-index = 27). According to Google Scholar, his papers are cited more than 3600 times (h-index=31, G-index=60).