The mission of ITS SASA is to encourage and promote fundamental and applied research in those areas of engineering and natural sciences that focus on the development of multifunctional nanostructured materials, biomaterials, sensor systems and photovoltaic power sources, as well as the storage of power obtained from those sources.
The aim of the research conducted at ITS SASA is to develop innovative technologies that can be applied in the industry and society, and to promote high technologies nationally and internationally. Having identified the relevance of the global power crisis and environmental pollution, ITS SASA has undertaken research in the area of photovoltaic energy. Its ultimate goal is to develop methods for the characterization of photovoltaic systems and introduce photovoltaic energy in the Serbian power system, in the context of the transition to renewable power sources and the global striving to reduce carbon emissions. In order to achieve this goal, many problems must be solved. They are largely related to the unmanageable character of solar energy production and require a multidisciplinary approach in the areas of electronics, power industry, chemistry and materials science. These requirements allow ITS SASA to show its quality and diversity in relation to other research organizations in Serbia.
The activities of ITS SASA rest upon high academic and ethical values, the principles of Open Science, social responsibility, as well as on the full awareness of the institute’s strengths and weaknesses and readiness to seek solutions.
- Positioning ITS SASA as the leading research organization in Serbia specializing in photovoltaic energy, with expertise in the production and storage of photovoltaic energy.
- Research and development of multifunctional materials (luminescent, semiconductor, photocatalytic), multiferroic materials, sensors, sintered ceramic materials, polymer composite materials, biomaterials and materials for application in medicine and pharmacy (scaffolds, tissue engineering, hydrogels, controlled drug delivery), as well advanced materials and technologies seeking to increase the efficiency of photovoltaic elements (perovskites, photon conversion, heat extraction, etc.), and innovative energy conversion and storage technologies and methods (biofuel cells and lithium-ion batteries, hydropower, off-river systems, etc.) with the aim of enabling the transition of Serbia’s power system to renewable power sources.
- Ensuring additional funding for research and development through cooperation with the industry, especially in the development of systems for monitoring solar plants and power production forecasting, as well as through accreditation of laboratories for the calibration of specific measuring tools and certification of solar power components and devices.