Vedran Milanković

Research Trainee

Research interest: environmental protection, environmental health, neurotoxicology, nanomaterials, carbon materials, adsorption, sensor development, pesticides, acetylcholinesterase, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, neurotoxicology, Alzheimer’s disease.


BSc in Physical Chemistry (2020), University of Belgrade, Faculty of Physical Chemistry, BSc thesis title: “Comparation of electrochemical sensors for detection of pesticides with bioanalitical and convetional methodes”.

MSc in Physical Chemistry (2021), University of Belgrade, Faculty of Physical Chemistry, MSc thesis title: “Carbon materials derived from biomass as adsorbents for chlorpyrifos from water”.

PhD studies 2021 – present, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Physical Chemistry


2022 -present, Department of Physical Chemistry, Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences.

Active projects:

Program topic: „A chemico-biological approach to the characterization of bioactive compounds – strategies for improving health and the environment“ (2021- present); participant.

List of five selected publications:

  1. Katnić, Đ. B., Porobić, S. J., Vujčić, I., Kojić, M. M., Lazarević-Pašti, T., Milanković, V., Marinović-Cincović, M. and Živojinović, D. Z. (2024) Irradiated fig pomace pyrochar as a promising and sustainable sterilized sorbent for water pollutant removal. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 214(111277), 10.1016/j.radphyschem.2023.111277
  2. Milanković, V.; Tasić, T.; Pejčić, M.; Pašti, I.; Lazarević-Pašti, T. Spent Coffee Grounds as an Adsorbent for Malathion and Chlorpyrifos—Kinetics, Thermodynamics, and Eco-Neurotoxicity. Foods 2023, 12, 2397.
  3. Tasić, T.; Milanković, V.; Batalović, K.; Breitenbach, S.; Unterweger, C.; Fürst, C.; Pašti, I.A.; Lazarević-Pašti, T. Application of Viscose-Based Porous Carbon Fibers in Food Processing—Malathion and Chlorpyrifos Removal. Foods 2023, 12, 2362.
  4. Anićijević, V., Tasić, T., Milanković, V., Breitenbach, S., Unterweger, C., Fürst, C., Bajuk-Bogdanović, D., Pašti, I.A., Lazarević-Pašti, Т. How Well Do Our Adsorbents Actually Perform?—The Case of Dimethoate Removal Using Viscose Fiber-Derived Carbons. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20, 4553. 
  5. Lazarević-Pašti, T., Tasić, T., Milanković, V., Potkonjak, N. Molecularly Imprinted Plasmonic-Based Sensors for Environmental Contaminants—Current State and Future Perspectives. Chemosensors 2023, 11, 35.