Maja Jovanović

Research Associate

Research interest: air pollution, respirable particles, oxidative potential, reactive oxygen species, carbonaceous species.


BSc in Chemistry (2011), University of Belgrade, Faculty Chemistry, BSc thesis title: “Synthesis of new heterocyclic compounds of the aminoquinoline type”.

Msc in Chemistry (2012), University of Belgrade, Faculty Chemistry, MSc thesis title: “Theoretical research of the equilibrium constant for various derivatives of 3-ciano-2-pyridin”.

PhD in Chemistry (2020), University of Belgrade, Faculty Chemistry, PhD thesis title: “Chemical content and oxidative potential of respirable particulate matter in urban and in industrial environments”.


2013 – 2015, professor of chemistry, VI Belgrade grammar school

2016 – present, Department of Physical Chemistry, Institute of Nuclear Sciences Vinča

Active projects:

Program topic: Air pollution of the outdoor environment and indoor space – measurement and modeling of the spatio-temporal distribution of air pollution and exposure assessment (2021- present); participant.

2020-2023(4), Horizon Europe project H2020, „Virtual centre for distributed atmospheric sensing for reduction of pollution pressures’“ – VIDIS, participant.

2022-2025, Horizon Europe project H2022 „Research reinforcing in the western Balkans in offline and online monitoring and source identification of atmospheric particle”- WeBaSOOP, participant.

2020-2022, Serbian science and diaspora collaboration program – „Holistic investigation of the toxicity of the air we breathe“ – АIRTOX, participant.

2021-2023, UNICEF initiative in Serbia, “Schools for better air quality, as a part of unicef serbia initiative” schools for better air quality: citizens-based monitoring, stem education, and youth activism in serbia”, participant.

2021-2022, “ Spatial and temporal variations of the level of respirable particles in the urban area of Novi Sad – mobile monitoring, modeling and creation of high-resolution maps“, participant.

2022-2023, ” Mapping air pollution by atmospheric particles in near-real time in Novi Sad using data from sensor networks and statistical/physical modeling “, participant.

2018-2022, COST action 17136 ,,Indoor air pollution network”- INDAIRPOLLNET.

List of five selected publications:

  1. Jovanović M., Savić J., Kovačević R., Tasić V., Todorović Ž., Stevanović S., Manojlović D., Jovašević-Stojanović M. (2019). Comparison of fine particulate matter level, chemical content and oxidative potential derived from two dissimilar urban environments. Science of the Total Environment, 708: 135209.
  2. Jovanovic, M.V., Savic, J.Z., Salimi, F., Stevanovic, S., Brown, R.A., Jovasevic-Stojanovic, M., Manojlovic, D., Bartonova, A., Bottle, S., Ristovski, Z.D. (2019). Measurements of Oxidative Potential of Particulate Matter at Belgrade Tunnel; Comparison of BPEAnit, DTT and DCFH Assays. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(24): 4906.
  3. Topalović B. D., Davidović D. M., Jovanović M., Bartonova A., Ristovski Z., Jovasević-Stojanović M. (2019). In search of an optimal in-field calibration method of low-cost gas sensors for ambient air pollutions: Comparison of linear, multilinear and artificial neural network approaches. Atmospheric Environment, 213: 640-658.
  1. Davidović D. M., Dmitrašinović S., Jovanović M., Radonić J., Jovasević-Stojanović M. (2021). Diurnal, temporal and spatial variations of main air pollutants before and during emergency lockdown in the city of Novi Sad (Serbia), Applied Sciences, 11 (1212), 
  2. RančićM., Stojiljković I., Milošević M., Prlainović N., Jovanović M., Milčić M. K., Marinković A. D.(2019). Solvent and substituent effect on intramolecular charge transfer in 5-arylidene-3-substituted-2,4-thiazolidinediones: experimental and theoretical study. Arabian Journal of Chemistry, 12(8): 5142-5161.