• Milan Jovanović - Memorial Issue
    Vol 26 No 4 (2020)

    Prof. dr. Milan T. Jovanović


    Scientific Advisor in retirement

    Vinča Institut of Nuclear Sciences

    Member of the Scientific Society of Serbia

    Long-term Editor-in-Chief of the national scientific journal “Metallurgical & Materials Engineering”


    On March 4, 2020, the big heart of an exceptional man and great scientist stopped beating, leaving us, his friends, students and colleagues, with ever-lasting memories on one admirable life of a great man.

    Prof. dr. Milan T. Jovanović, Scientific Advisor in retirement, was born in Kragujevac in 1939. He graduated at the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade in 1962. That same year he became a researcher at the Department of Materials Science of the Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences where he stayed until the end of his days. As a scholarship holder of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) he spent one year at the Department of Physical Metallurgy, University of Birmingham, UK, where he obtained his M.Sc. degree in 1969. He obtained his Ph.D. degree at the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade in 1978. Twice, in the year 1985 and year 1986, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science, University of Toronto, Canada. From the year 1993 till the year 1996 he held the Invited Professor position at the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. The entire scientific activity of Prof. dr. Milan T. Jovanović was focused on the fundamental and applied research in the fields of physical metallurgy and materials science including research in the field of nuclear technology and metallic materials for nuclear reactors, processes of strengthening of non-ferrous alloys (copper, aluminum and precious-based alloys), metallic materials for high-temperature applications (superalloys and intermetallics), metal matrix composites and metallic materials for orthopedic and dental implantology. During his scientific career Prof. dr. Milan T. Jovanović published a total of 208 papers of which 86 were published in leading and highly-respected international journals, 16 in national journals, whereas a total of 106 papers were presented at international and national scientific conferences. He supervised numerous bachelor, master and doctoral theses. He was a member of the Scientific Society of Serbia, long-term Editor-in-Chief of the national scientific journal “Metallurgical & Materials Engineering” and a member of the Center of Excellence „Center for the synthesis, processing and characterization of materials for use in extreme conditions - CEXTREME LAB”.

    Prof. dr. Milan T. Jovanović will always be remembered by all who knew him as a great teacher, innovator and friend always ready to help, listen and laugh with his fellow workers and companions. His name will forever be closely tied to his loving metallurgy and Vinča Institute of Nuclear Science, his second house.

    After more than forty years, he spent as a researcher at the Department of Material Science, Vinča Institute of Nuclear Science, University of Belgrade, the indelible mark of his excellence and knowledge left behind.

    Even though he will be forever remembered as an outstanding metallurgical engineer and material scientist respected and recognized from his colleagues all over the world, he was much more than that.

    During his career, he introduced numerous young researchers to the fascinating world of science and engineering and for all of them, he will always remain their loving teacher prepared to unselfishly share his knowledge and excitement regarding the discoveries and innovative technological solutions.

    All of us who entered his fascinating and exciting world of material science will be forever grateful for the opportunity and privilege to share our ideas and discussions with such an exceptional person.

    Prof. dr. Milan T. Jovanović was and always will be loved and respected by all who knew him.


    Guest Editors,  

    Dr. Ivana Cvijović-Alagić

    Dr. Vesna Maksimović

  • Hydrometallurgical operations and processes
    Vol 26 No 2 (2020)



    Dear Colleagues,


    Hydrometallurgy is an important part of the extractive metal industry involved in the recovery of metals from ores, concentrates, technogenic and other secondary and urban mining sources; it plays an interesting role in the expansion of minerals processing industry. There are numerous hydrometallurgical process technologies used for recovering metals, such as leaching, solvent extraction/ion exchange, metals electro recovery and raffination; stabilization and remediation of tailings/waste.

    Modern hydrometallurgical processes to extract metals from their raw materials are faced with many issues related to both the chemistry, thermodynamics, kinetics, and engineering aspects of the processes involved. These issues include polymetallic and refractory character of ore, declining ore grade, fluctuation in mineralogy throw the deposits body; which would influence the hydrometallurgical route chosen. The above mentioned also applies to urban mining sources, which are complex, multimetal, with the content of toxic and hazardous substances, difficult to liberate and crucially not friendly in the processes of refining and obtaining commercially pure metals. The development of technologies to improve cleaner production, primary through energy efficiency, water/resources consumption and waste stabilization/remediation across the circuit is also an important factor to be considered. Therefore, there is an increasing scientific need to develop novel solutions to these existing problems, to implement solid environmentally sustainable practices in the recovery of these valuable metals.

    Papers on recent advances, and review articles, particularly concerning the fundamental mechanism of a chemical reaction and the development of novel techniques and technologies in the commercial processing of mineral resources from their primary and secondary sources, are selected for inclusion in this Special Issue on Hydrometallurgical operations and processes.

    Our guest editor Dr. Miroslav Sokić, Science advisor and Director of the Institute for Technology of Nuclear and Other Mineral Raw Materials (ITNMS). Dr. Sokic is an expert in extractive metallurgy. During his scientific work, he is active in the investigation domain of hydrometallurgical and pyrometallurgical processing of non-standard polymetallic ores, concentrates of non-ferrous, rare and secondary raw materials.


    Editor in Chief

    Prof. Dr Željko Kamberović

  • Djordje Drobnjak - Memorial Issue
    Vol 25 No 04 (2019)

    "Our teacher, Professor Djordje Drobnjak, died in late April 2017. He died quietly, as he had lived. We, his students and collaborators, took two and a half years to collect our contributions to this memorial issue of the journal “Metallurgical & Materials Engineering”. Our modest tribute expresses our gratitude to Professor Drobnjak for his teaching numerous classes of students at the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy (FTM), University of Belgrade and for his excellent research in physical metallurgy."

  • Special issue - 20 year of publishing Special Issue
    Vol 20 No 4 (2014)
    20 years of Journal publishing
  • Borivoje Mišković Vol 18 No 4 (2012)
    Special Issue dedicated to Prof. Dr. Borivoje Mišković
  • 2012-1995 Most cited

    All papers published from 1995 to the 2012 year can be viewed on the website: http://www.metalurgija.org.rs/mjom/index.htm

    Here, we selected the most cited Articles.