Dr. Lidija Mančić


Field of research

P 360 Inorganic chemistry

Т151 Optical Materials

Т153 Ceramical materials and powders

P 250 Condensed matter: structure, thermal and mechanical properties, crystallography, phase equilibria

P 260 Condensed matter: electronic structure, electrical, magnetic and optical properties, supraconductors, magnetic resonance, relaxation, spectroscopy 


Biography and education

Born in 1968, in Zaječar

  • MSc thesis: 1996. University of Belgrade - Technical Faculty Bor
    Title: Synthesis and characterization of superconducting Bi1,8Pb0,2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10 oxide
  • BSc thesis: 1992. University of Belgrade - Technical Faculty Bor
    Title: Synthesis and characterization of superconducting oxides


Research titles

2014-  Principal Research Fellow

2009-2014. Senior Research Associate

2004-2009. Research Associate

1997-2004. Research Assistant

Working at the Institute since  15 December 1996.


Research areas

Optically active materials, hierarchical structures, mesocrystallites and hybrid nanoparticles with controlled interfacial characteristics. Synthesis and characterization of 1D, 2D and 3D hierarchically organized structures with multifunctional properties.

Keywords: luminescent nanomaterials, mesocrystals, structural properties, optical characterization


Professional development

Post doctoral studies
  • 2006/2008/2009  Pontifical Catholic University Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
  • 2012  Softvare TOPAS, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • 2002  Latin-American Summer School of Crystal Growth, Madrid, Spain

Support to research career development

Visiting lecturer
  • 2012- Pontifical Catholic University Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering - DEQM
Mentoring work


National and international projects

  • 2021-2022 Serbian Science and Diaspora Collaboration Program: Knowledge Exchange Vouchers, Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, project Core-shell hybrid structures for efficient photocatalysis, COSH-PHOTO,  6421090  (Principal investigator)
  • 2021-2025 COST Action CA20130 European MIC Network – New paths for science,sustainability and standards (participant)
  • 2019 - Nanometric Ceramics with Thermal Expansion and Controlled Mechanical and Photochemical Properties (Cerâmicas Nanométricas com Expansão Térmica e Propriedades Mecânicas e Fotoquímicas Controladas),  Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico – CNPq Brazil (associate)
  • 2018 - Cultural, Education and Scientific Agreement between ITS SASA and Pontificial Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, PUUC-Rio, Brazil (coordinator)
  • 2018-2019 bilateral cooperation scientific project between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Slovenia, Nanostructured and mesoporous functional materials with pronounced photocatalytic properties in UV and visible part of the spectrum (participant)
  • 2011-2019 project OI172035 Rational design and synthesis of biologically active and coordinating compounds and functional materials relevant in (bio) nanotechnology, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia (participant)
  • 2011-2019 project III45020 Reduced dimensional materials for efficient light absorption and energy conversion, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia (participant
  • 2010-2020  project Hybrid functional nanomaterials in scope of Agreement on Academic and Technical Cooperation between Institute of Technical Sciences of SASA and Joining and Welding Research Institute (JWRI), Osaka University, Japan (participant)
  • 2014-2015 Evaluation and structural characterization of composites with polymer matrix reinforced with inorganic nanofillers (Avaliação e Caracterização Estrutural de Compósitos com Matriz Polimérica reforçados com Nanocargas Inorgânicas), project funded by Fundação Carlos Chagas Filho de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do RJ, FAPERJ Brazil (participant)
  • 2012-2013 Development of polymer matrix nanocomposites based on nanotubes and titanium nanowires (Desenvolvimento de Nanocompósitos com Matriz Polimérica à Base de Nanotubos e Nanofios de Titanatos), project funded by PETROBRÁS Brazil (participant)
  • 2011-2013 Research and Development Project No. 156/1, National Bank of Serbia - the Institute for Manufacturing Banknotes and Coins (participant)
  • 2010-2014 COST MP0904 Single- and multiphase ferroics and multiferroics with restricted geometries, SIMUFER (participant)
  • 2010-2014 R+D in Technology Funding applications, Appeal/2009 of the Regional Government of Madrid, Spain (ACT 679/2009, 19 February) project Durability and conservation of geomaterials in the built heritage, GEOMATERIALES (participant)
  • 2009-2012 Optimization of hydrothermal synthesis of nanotubes and nanowires based on TiO2 from mineral sand and development of polymer nanocomposites based on these nanomaterials (Otimização da Síntese Hidrotérmica de Nanotubos e Nanofios à base de TiO2 partindo de Areias Minerais e Desenvolvimento de Nanocompósitos Poliméricos à base destes Nanomateriais), project funded by Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico – CNPq Brazil (participant)
  • 2007-2008 TiO2-based nanotubes and nanowires synthesized through hydrothermal treatment starting from Rutile and Ilmenite Mineral Sands (Nanotubos e Nanofios à base de TiO2 sintetizados através de tratamento hidrotérmico partindo de Areias Minerais de Rutilo e Ilmenita), project funded by Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico – CNPq Brazil (participant)
  • 2006-2010 Project 142010  Synthesis, characterization and activity of organic and coordination compounds and their reception in (bio) nanotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology of Serbia, (participant)
  • 2006-2009 COST 539: Electroceramics from nanopowders produced by innovative methods, ELENA (participant)
  • 2005 bilateral cooperation scientific project between the Republic of Serbia and the Republic of Germany, MOE 05/R60, Ultrasonic synthesis of catalytically active nanoparticles of Cu and Pt/ZnO (Ultraschallspruhsynthese von katalytisch wirksamen Nanopartikeln aus Cu und Pt/ZnO) (participant)
  • 2005 Project 1123 Synthesis and structure of platinum (IV) complexes and similar coordination compounds as precursors of nanostructured materials, Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia (participant)
  • 2001-2005 Wettability of solid by liquid at high temperature, NEDO (New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization) Project, Japan (participant)
  • 2001-2004 project Synthesis of functional materials in accordance with the tetrad synthesis-structure-properties-application, Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia (participant)
  • 1996-1999 project Prediction of material properties from the aspect of the synthesis-structure-properties triad, Ministry of Science and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Serbia (participant)


Scholarly publishing activities

  • Member of the editorial board for journal Bakar

Biocell, ACS Appplied Energy Materials, MatChemPhys, Ceramic International, Molecular Pharmaceutics, Material Science and Engineering C, Advanced Powder Technology, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, Physica E Low-dimensional Systems and Nanostructures, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, Journal of Luminescence, Powder Technology, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, The Scientific World Journal, Journal of Material Chemistry, Material Research Bulletin, Optical materials, Science of Sintering, Tehnika– Novi materijali


Membership and service

Conference bodies
  • Member of the scientific and organizational boards of ACA Conferences (Serbian Ceramic Society 
  • Member of the scientific board of Young Researchers' Conference Materials Sciences and Engineering
  • Member of the Committee for Nanotechnology at the Institute for Standardization of Serbia
  • Member of the Committee for Monitoring Research Career Development at ITS SASA
Learned societies


Selected publications

  • Vuković, M.; Dinić, I.; Jardim, P.; Marković, S.; Veselinović, L.; Nikolić, M.; Mančić, L. The Low-Temperature Sonochemical Synthesis of up-Converting β NaYF4:Yb,Er Mesocrystals. Advanced Powder Technology 2022, 33 (2), 103403. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apt.2021.103403.
  • Dinić, I.; Vukovic, M.; Nikolic, M.; Tan, Z.; Milošević, O.; Mančić, L. Up-Converting Nanoparticles Synthesis Using Hydroxyl–Carboxyl Chelating Agents: Fluoride Source Effect. J. Chem. Phys. 2020, 153 (8), 084706. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0016559.
  • Ignjatović, N. L.; Mančić, L.; Vuković, M.; Stojanović, Z.; Nikolić, M. G.; Škapin, S.; Jovanović, S.; Veselinović, L.; Uskoković, V.; Lazić, S.; Marković, S.; Lazarević, M. M.; Uskoković, D. P. Rare-Earth (Gd3+,Yb3+/Tm3+, Eu3+) Co-Doped Hydroxyapatite as Magnetic, up-Conversion and down-Conversion Materials for Multimodal Imaging. Sci Rep 2019, 9 (1), 16305. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-52885-0.
  • Alkan, G.; Mancic, L.; Tamura, S.; Tomita, K.; Tan, Z.; Sun, F.; Rudolf, R.; Ohara, S.; Friedrich, B.; Milošević, O. Plasmon Enhanced Luminescence in Hierarchically Structured Ag@ (Y0.95Eu0.05)2O3 Nanocomposites Synthesized by Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis. Advanced Powder Technology 2019, 30 (7), 1409–1418. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apt.2019.04.024.
  • Mančić, L.; Đukić-Vuković, A.; Dinić, I.; Nikolić, M. G.; Rabasović, M. D.; Krmpot, A. J.; Costa, A. M. L. M.; Marinković, B. A.; Mojović, L.; Milošević, O. One-Step Synthesis of Amino-Functionalized up-Converting NaYF4 :Yb,Er Nanoparticles for in Vitro Cell Imaging. RSC Adv. 2018, 8 (48), 27429–27437. https://doi.org/10.1039/C8RA04178D.
  • Habran, M.; Pontón, P. I.; Mančić, L.; Pandoli, O.; Krambrock, K.; da Costa, M. E. H. M.; Letichevsky, S.; Costa, A. M. L. M.; Morgado, E.; Marinković, B. A. Visible Light Sensitive Mesoporous Nanohybrids of Lepidocrocite-like Ferrititanate Coupled to a Charge Transfer Complex: Synthesis, Characterization and Photocatalytic Degradation of NO. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 2018, 365, 133–144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jphotochem.2018.07.038.
  • Mančić, L.; Nikolić, M.; Gomez, L.; Rabanal, M. E.; Milošević, O. The Processing of Optically Active Functional Hierarchical Nanoparticles. Advanced Powder Technology 2017, 28 (1), 3–22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apt.2016.09.018.
  • Mančić, L.; Pontón, P. I.; Letichevsky, S.; Costa, A. M.; Marinković, B. A.; Rizzo, F. C. Application of Silane Grafted Titanate Nanotubes in Reinforcing of Polyamide 11 Composites. Composites Part B: Engineering 2016, 93, 153–162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2016.03.028.
  • Lojpur, V.; Nikolić, M.; Mančić, L.; Milošević, O.; Dramićanin, M. Y2O3:Yb,Tm and Y2O3:Yb,Ho Powders for Low-Temperature Thermometry Based on up-Conversion Fluorescence. Ceramics International 2013, 39 (2), 1129–1134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2012.07.036
  • Mančić, L.; Marinković, K.; Marinković, B. A.; Dramićanin, M.; Milošević, O. YAG:Ce3+ Nanostructured Particles Obtained via Spray Pyrolysis of Polymeric Precursor Solution. Journal of the European Ceramic Society 2010, 30 (2), 577–582. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2009.05.037.