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Dr. Filip Radovanović, Grad. Chem. Eng.


Filip Radovanović was born on April 14, 1954, in Belgrade. He graduated from the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, in 1978, at the Department of Chemical Engineering and acquired his MSc degree in 1981 from the same faculty by defending the thesis The analysis of the characteristic of double membrane separation. He enrolled in doctoral studies in 1985 at the University of Cincinnati, USA, where he defended his doctoral thesis in 1990 (the title of the thesis: Asymmetric structure formation during membrane preparation by immersion precipitation). He was elected a Research Associate in 2012.

Filip Radovanović has been employed at the Institute since 2016. Before that, he worked as a researcher and consultant (1980-1985) at the Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy in Belgrade. From 1990 to 1999, he worked at the Central Research Laboratory of the company 3M in St. Paul, MN in the USA, and from 1999 to 2009 at the European research laboratory of the company 3M in Germany. During this period, he was involved in the development and commercialization of microporous laminates for surgical gowns used as a barrier against viruses and other pathogens. He invented and developed a new process for the production of membranes as separators for lithium batteries with enhanced security features. He also developed a new production procedure for filter materials for the adsorption of harmful emissions, based on which several products have been commercialized for the needs of one of the leading passenger car manufacturers. He is listed among the inventors of 11 international patents. From 2010 to 2012, he worked at the Technical University in Vienna, Austria, where he invented and developed a new production procedure for asymmetric proton-conductive membranes, which was patented in 2012 in Austria. From 2012 to 2016 he worked as a research associate at the Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, where he invented a new production procedure for asymmetric membrane adsorbers, which is a subject of a patent application submitted to the Intellectual Property Office of Serbia.

Fields of research and interest: the development, scale-up and manufacturing of membranes via thermally induced phase separation and other processes aimed at forming membranes; separators for lithium-ion batteries; fluorinated ionomer and proton-conducting membranes; microporous films for protective clothing; functional membranes; membrane separation for water purification; other membrane processes (pervaporation, gas separation); pressure-sensitive adhesives; filters for air purification in car cabins.

He is a member of the European Membrane Society and the Serbian Chemical Society.

Filip Radovanović is a reviewer for the following international journals: Journal of Membrane Science (1994-2005) and Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering.


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