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Dr. Ivanka Popovic is a Professor and Dean at the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade. She graduated in 1982, completed both her M.Sc. thesis (in 1986) and Ph.D. thesis (in 1991) at the same institution. Her research has focused on carbon-carbon composites, polymer degradation and stabilisation, thermal properties of polymers, polymerisation kinetics, polymer recycling and polymer composites. She has published more than 50 scientific papers in international and domestic journals and has headed 5 projects in the field of polymer science. Visiting Scientist Positions: 1985-1994 Hahn-Meitner-Institut Berlin GmbH, Berlin (hosts Prof. Wolfram Schnabel, Prof. Arnim Henglein, Dr. Horst Weller), 2000 Institut fur Physikalische Chemie der Universitat Gottingen (host Prof. Michael Buback). She has long-term collaboration with the University of Hamburg, the National Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana and the Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy in Skopje. Professional Activities: Vice-President of the Serbian Chemical Society, English Editor for the journal "Chemical Industry", JUAT Assessor for Laboratory Accreditation (ISO 17025). She is a leader of the polymer group at NFMC FTM UB.