Dr. Darko Kosanović


Field of research

P 400 Physical chemistry

T 130 Production technology

T 150 Material technology

T 151 Optical materials

T 152 Composite materials

T 153 Ceramic materials and powders


Biography and education

Born in Belgrade on 10 May 1982


Research titles

2024 - Principal Research Fellow

2019-2024. Senior Research Associate

2014-2019 Research Associate

2010-2014 Research Assistant

Working at the Institute since May 2010


Research areas

Dr. Darko Kosanović's research activities are focused on the field of materials science, primarily the field of synthesis and characterization of oxide nanomaterials (nanopowders and consolidated forms) that have applications in electronics. His research activities have specifically been related to the development of the controlled synthesis of electroceramics (titanium dioxide oxide systems, solid-phase reactions, the study of mechanochemical reactions, consolidation processes, pressing, study of nucleation, and crystal growth during sintering). He explores new materials based on barium strontium titanate, i.e. its synthesis under controlled conditions of mechanical activation and sintering for further functional application in the electronics industry.

Keywords: ceramic materials, sintering, electrical conductivity, powder technology, BST, ferroelectrics and multiferroelectrics 


Support to research career development

Teaching Assistant
  • Nano Technologies, Electron Microscopy, Microstructural Characterization, University of Belgrade, Institute of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Agriculture, 2009.

  • Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Agriculture, 2009.


Jelena Živojinović, PhD thesis, Influence of mechanical activation on the structure and properties of strontium-titanate ceramics, University of Belgrade - Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, 2020 (Co-advisor)


National and international projects


Scholarly publishing activities

Editorial work
  • 2015 - present. Science of Sintering, Associate Editor


Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, Science of Sintering, Journal of Materials Science, Materials Research, Ceramics International and Materials Chemistry and Physics


Membership and service

Conference bodies
Committees, councils, etc.
  • Member of committee for promotions at the ITS SASA

Learned societies


Selected publications

  • Kosanović, D. Dielektrična keramika barijum‑stroncijum‑titanata; Beograd : Zadužbina Andrejević, 2021.
  • Kosanovic, D.; Labus, N.; Zivojinovic, J.; Peles-Tadic, A.; Blagojevic, V.; Pavlovic, V. Effects of Mechanical Activation on the Formation and Sintering Kinetics of Barium Strontium Titanate Ceramics. Sci Sintering 2020, 52 (4), 371–385. https://doi.org/10.2298/SOS2004371K.
  • Terzić, A.; Obradović, N.; Kosanović, D.; Stojanović, J.; Đorđević, A.; Andrić, L.; Pavlović, V. B. Effects of Mechanical-Activation and TiO2 Addition on the Behavior of Two-Step Sintered Steatite Ceramics. Ceramics International 2019, 45 (3), 3013–3022. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2018.10.120.
  • Pavlović, V. P.; Vujančević, J. D.; Mašković, P.; Ćirković, J.; Papan, J. M.; Kosanović, D.; Dramićanin, M. D.; Petrović, P. B.; Vlahović, B.; Pavlović, V. B. Structure and Enhanced Antimicrobial Activity of Mechanically Activated Nano TiO 2. J Am Ceram Soc 2019, 102 (12), 7735–7745. https://doi.org/10.1111/jace.16668.
  • Obradović, N.; Fahrenholtz, W. G.; Filipović, S.; Kosanović, D.; Dapčević, A.; Đorđević, A.; Balać, I.; Pavlović, V. B. The Effect of Mechanical Activation on Synthesis and Properties of MgAl2O4 Ceramics. Ceramics International 2019, 45 (9), 12015–12021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2019.03.095.
  • Kosanović, D.; Blagojević, V. A.; Maričić, A.; Aleksić, S.; Pavlović, V. P.; Pavlović, V. B.; Vlahović, B. Influence of Mechanical Activation on Functional Properties of Barium Hexaferrite Ceramics. Ceramics International 2018, 44 (6), 6666–6672. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2018.01.078.
  • Živojinović, J.; Pavlović, V. P.; Kosanović, D.; Marković, S.; Krstić, J.; Blagojević, V. A.; Pavlović, V. B. The Influence of Mechanical Activation on Structural Evolution of Nanocrystalline SrTiO3 Powders. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 2017, 695, 863–870. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.10.159.
  • Kosanović, D.; Obradović, N.; Pavlović, V. P.; Marković, S.; Maričić, A.; Rasić, G.; Vlahović, B.; Pavlović, V. B.; Ristić, M. M. The Influence of Mechanical Activation on the Morphological Changes of Fe/BaTiO3 Powder. Materials Science and Engineering: B 2016, 212, 89–95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mseb.2016.07.016.
  • Kosanović, D.; Živojinović, J.; Obradović, N.; Pavlović, V. P.; Pavlović, V. B.; Peleš, A.; Ristić, M. M. The Influence of Mechanical Activation on the Electrical Properties of Ba0.77Sr0.23TiO3 Ceramics. Ceramics International 2014, 40 (8), 11883–11888. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2014.04.023.
  • Obradović, N.; Đorđević, N.; Filipović, S.; Nikolić, N.; Kosanović, D.; Mitrić, M.; Marković, S.; Pavlović, V. Influence of Mechanochemical Activation on the Sintering of Cordierite Ceramics in the Presence of Bi2O3 as a Functional Additive. Powder Technology 2012, 218, 157–161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2011.12.012.