Dr. Nenad Filipović


Naučne oblasti 

P 400 Physical chemistry

T 410 Pharmaceuticals and related technologies 

T 390 Polymer technology, biopolymers

T 350 Chemical technology and engineering


Biography and education

Born in1984, in Niš

  • PhD thesis: 2018, University of Belgrade - Faculty of Physical Chemistry
    Title: Synthesis and characterization of poly (epsilon-caprolactone) / selenium nanoparticles biocomposite 
  • MSc thesis: 2011 University of Belgrade - Faculty of Physical Chemistry
    Title: Mechanism of first crystallization stage of amorphous alloy Fe89.8Ni1.5Si5.2B3C0.5
  • BSc thesis (master's equivalent): 2011 University of Belgrade -  Faculty of Physical Chemistry
    Title: Thermical stability and crystallization of amorphous alloy  Fe89.8Ni1.5Si5.2B3C0.5

Research and academic titles

2019-  Research Associate

2012-2018 Research Assistant 

2011-2012 Junior Research Assistant

Working in the Institute since November 2011.


Research areas

The main research interests of Nenad Filipović are focused on biomaterials, from the synthesis and characterization, through interaction with biological entities, and finally application. In particular, these include micro- and nano- biodegradable systems for the controlled delivery of versatile active components, designing and functionalization of the scaffolds for tissue engineering, and development of the theranostic platforms for simultaneous cell therapy and enhanced imaging. From the material aspect, Nenad’s research involves the study of biodegradable polymers (both synthetic and natural), metallic and metallic-like nanoparticles, natural bioactive compounds, composite materials, and hydrogels. In addition,  Nenad is especially interested in the antimicrobial and anticancer activity of nanomaterials and their composites.


National and international projects

International projects
  • 2020-2021. Serbian - Germany Science & Technology Cooperation for years 2020-2021, bilateral project ITS SASA – University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (DAAD project number 57514776), Biocompatible engineered therapeutics based on bioactive glass scaffolds.
  • 2017-2021. European Cooperation in Science and Technology - COST Action CA16217 - European network of multidisciplinary research to improve the urinary stents (ENIUS). 
  • 2018-2020. Serbian - Austria Science & Technology Cooperation for years 2018-2020, Bilateral project ITS SASA - Technical University of Vienna Faculty of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering  (Project number: 451-03-02141/2017-09/15), Scaffolds with controlled 3-D architecture designed by photopolymerization.
  • 2016-2020. European Cooperation in Science and Technology - COST Action CA15114 -Anti-Microbial Coating Innovations to prevent infectious diseases (AMICI).
  • 2016-2018. Research project of particular relevance selected within the frame of the executive programme of scientific and technological cooperation between the Italian Republic and the Republic of Serbia, Mobilita & Grande Rilevanza, Farnesina, Ministero Degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale - Imaging labelled biomaterials for cell-therapy follow-up by Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
  • 2016-2017. Serbian - Slovenian Science & Technology Cooperation for years 2016-2017, Bilateral project ITS SASA- National Institute of Biology Ljubljana, Biocompatible engineered particles and scaffolds for drug delivery and regenerative medicine.
  • 2014-2015. Bilateral project ITS SASA-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (Serbian - Germany Science & Technology Cooperation for years 2014-2015,  project ID 57060741), Scaffolds with therapeutic functionality
  • 2011-2015. European Cooperation in Science and Technology - COST Action TD 1004 - Theragnostics Imaging and Therapy: An Action to Develop Novel Nanosized Systems for Imaging-Guided Drug Delivery. 

National projects

  • 2011-2019. Molecular designing of nanoparticles with controlled morphological and physicochemical characteristics and functional materials based on them, Grant number: 45004


Scholarly publishing activities

Peer-reviewer for several journals: Express polymer letters, Micro & nano letters, Peer J, Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology.


Membership and service

  • Society of Physical Chemists of Serbia.


Selected publications

  • Ušjak, D.; Dinić, M.; Novović, K.; Ivković, B.; Filipović, N.; Stevanović, M.; Milenković, M. T. Methoxy‐Substituted Hydroxychalcone Reduces Biofilm Production, Adhesion and Surface Motility of Acinetobacter Baumannii by Inhibiting OmpA Gene Expression. Chem. Biodiversity 2021, 18 (1). https://doi.org/10.1002/cbdv.202000786.
  • Filipović, N.; Ušjak, D.; Milenković, M. T.; Zheng, K.; Liverani, L.; Boccaccini, A. R.; Stevanović, M. M. Comparative Study of the Antimicrobial Activity of Selenium Nanoparticles With Different Surface Chemistry and Structure. Front. Bioeng. Biotechnol. 2021, 8, 624621. https://doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2020.624621.
  • Stevanović, M.; Lukić, M. J.; Stanković, A.; Filipović, N.; Kuzmanović, M.; Janićijević, Ž. Biomedical Inorganic Nanoparticles: Preparation, Properties, and Perspectives. In Materials for Biomedical Engineering; Elsevier, 2019; pp 1–46. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-102814-8.00001-9.
  • Filipović, N.; Veselinović, L.; Ražić, S.; Jeremić, S.; Filipič, M.; Žegura, B.; Tomić, S.; Čolić, M.; Stevanović, M. Poly (ε-Caprolactone) Microspheres for Prolonged Release of Selenium Nanoparticles. Materials Science and Engineering: C 2019, 96, 776–789. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msec.2018.11.073.
  • Catanzaro, V.; Digilio, G.; Capuana, F.; Padovan, S.; Cutrin, J. C.; Carniato, F.; Porta, S.; Grange, C.; Filipović, N.; Stevanović, M. Gadolinium-Labelled Cell Scaffolds to Follow-up Cell Transplantation by Magnetic Resonance Imaging. JFB 2019, 10 (3), 28. https://doi.org/10.3390/jfb10030028.
  • Dinić, M.; Pecikoza, U.; Djokić, J.; Stepanović-Petrović, R.; Milenković, M.; Stevanović, M.; Filipović, N.; Begović, J.; Golić, N.; Lukić, J. Exopolysaccharide Produced by Probiotic Strain Lactobacillus Paraplantarum BGCG11 Reduces Inflammatory Hyperalgesia in Rats. Front. Pharmacol. 2018, 9, 1. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2018.00001.
  • Stevanović, M.; Filipović, N.; Djurdjević, J.; Lukić, M.; Milenković, M.; Boccaccini, A. 45S5Bioglass®-Based Scaffolds Coated with Selenium Nanoparticles or with Poly(Lactide-Co-Glycolide)/Selenium Particles: Processing, Evaluation and Antibacterial Activity. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 2015, 132, 208–215. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2015.05.024.
  • Stevanović, M.; Bračko, I.; Milenković, M.; Filipović, N.; Nunić, J.; Filipič, M.; Uskoković, D. P. Multifunctional PLGA Particles Containing Poly(l-Glutamic Acid)-Capped Silver Nanoparticles and Ascorbic Acid with Simultaneous Antioxidative and Prolonged Antimicrobial Activity. Acta Biomaterialia 2014, 10 (1), 151–162. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2013.08.030.
  • Filipović, N.; Stevanović, M.; Nunić, J.; Cundrič, S.; Filipič, M.; Uskoković, D. Synthesis of Poly(ɛ-Caprolactone) Nanospheres in the Presence of the Protective Agent Poly(Glutamic Acid) and Their Cytotoxicity, Genotoxicity and Ability to Induce Oxidative Stress in HepG2 Cells. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 2014, 117, 414–424. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.colsurfb.2014.03.015.
  • Filipović, N.; Stevanović, M.; Radulović, A.; Pavlović, V.; Uskoković, D. Facile Synthesis of Poly(ε-Caprolactone) Micro and Nanospheres Using Different Types of Polyelectrolytes as Stabilizers under Ambient and Elevated Temperature. Composites Part B: Engineering 2013, 45 (1), 1471–1479. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2012.07.008.