Maja Kokunešoski

Principal Research Fellow

Research interest: Materials, Ceramics, Synthesis and characterization of meso and macro porous oxide ceramic powders, Synthesis and characterization of carbon replicas based on sucrose, Green machining of alumina ceramics.


Dipl. ing. in Technology (1993), University of Belgrade, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, thesis title, Synthesis and characterization of poly (di-2- monochloroethyl itaconic).

MSc in Technology (1998), University of Belgrade, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, thesis title, degradation of poly (di-2-monochloroethyl methacrylate) in the presence of antioxidants.

PhD in Geology (2011), University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mining and Geology, thesis title, Synthesis and characterization of mesoporous silicate carbon materials and their application in adsorption organic pollutants.


1993 – 1997, Department of Organic Chemical Technology, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Belgrade University.

2000 – 2016, Department of Material Science,”VINČA” Institute of nuclear science National Institute of the Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade.

2016 – present, Department of Physical Chemistry, “VINČA” Institute of Nuclear Science  National Institute of the Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade.

Active projects:      

Transfer technology program funding by The Innovation Fund of The Republic of Serbia:  „Modified clay as separation media“ (2023-2024); project leader.

Program topic: “Structure and dynamics of telomeres under conditions of cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway activation and inhibition in peripheral blood lymphocites” (2023- present); participant.

List of five selected publications:   

  1. M. Kokunešoski, Dj. Janaćković, D. Kićević, S. Ilić, A. Šaponjić, The effect of acrylate on the properties and machinability of alumina ceramics, Science of Sintering, 55 (1) (2023) 103-113.
  2. M. Kokunešoski, M. Stanković, M. Vuković, J. Majstorović, Đ. Šaponjić, S. Ilić, A. Šaponjić, Macroporous monoliths based on natural mineral sources, clay and diatomite, Science of Sintering, 52 (2020) 339-348.
  3. M. Kokunešoski, Z.  Baščarević, Z. Rakočević, A.  Šaponjić, Đ. Šaponjić, D. Jordanov, B. Babić, Influence of synthesis conditions on morphological features of the SBA-15 containing only elongated and rounded/spherical grains, Science of Sintering, 50 (2018) 111-121.
  4. M. Kokunešoski, A. Šaponjić, M. Stanković, J. Majstorović, A. Egelja, S. Ilić, B. Matović, Effect of boric acid on the porosity of clay and diatomite monoliths, Ceramics International 42 (2016) 6383-6390.
  5. M. Kokunešoski, A. Šaponjić, V. Maksimović, M. Stanković, M. Pavlović, J. Pantić, J. Majstorović, Preparation and characterization of clay-based porous ceramics with boric acid as additive, Ceramics International 40 (2014) 14191-14196.