Sanja Podunavac-Kuzmanović, PhD, full professor, Faculty of Technology Novi Sad
Professor Sanja Podunavac-Kuzmanović was born on October 25, 1963, in Odžaci, Republic of Serbia.
She graduated from the Faculty of Technology Novi Sad, University of Novi Sad, in 1987 in the course of study of Chemical Processing and Pharmaceutical Engineering, with an average grade 9.09 out of 10.00 and gained the title of a Graduate Engineer in Technology. Professor Sanja Podunavac-Kuzmanović defended the master thesis at the same Faculty in 1990 in the course of study of Applied Chemistry with average grade 10 out of 10 and gained the title Master of Technical Sciences. She completed her PhD studies in Chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, in 1999.
Professor Sanja Podunavac-Kuzmanović was employed at the Institute of Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, as a teaching assistant in the scientific field of Chemistry (subject: General and Inorganic Chemistry for the students of Faculty of Technology) from 1989 to 1997. She has been employed at the Faculty of Technology Novi Sad since October 1, 1997. In 2009 she obtained the title of full professor at the same faculty where she teaches at all levels of studies in the following subjects: General and Inorganic Chemistry (undergraduate studies), Laboratories for Quality Control (undergraduate studies), Chemometrics (master studies), Analysis and Computational Modeling of Molecules (PhD studies) and Chemistry of Coordination Compounds (PhD studies).
In the period from 2012 to 2017 she was the Head of Department of Applied and Engineering Chemistry. She was the member of the Council of the University of Novi Sad. She is a member of the University Senate Expert Council for Natural Sciences and Mathematics and a deputy president of the University Expert Council for Technical and Technological Sciences of the University of Novi Sad. Also, she is the president of the Expert Council for Technological Sciences at the Provincial Secretariat for Higher Education and Scientific Research of AP Vojvodina, as well as a member of the Teaching and Scientific Council of the Faculty of Technology Novi Sad in continuity since 2006.
Since 2016, Professor Sanja Podunavac-Kuzmanović is the Editor-in-Chief of the scientific Journal Acta Periodica Technologica (publisher: Faculty of Technology Novi Sad). She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly Journal since 2010.
She has reviewed numerous papers for the national and international scientific journals including Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Arabian Journal of Chemistry, Journal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Technologies, Acta Periodica Technologica, Chemical Industry & Chemical Engineering Quarterly, etc.
She speaks English language.
Professor Sanja Podunavac-Kuzmanović was the leader of the project of interest for sustainable development in AP Vojvodina, which was financed by the Provincial Secretariat for Science and Technological Development of AP Vojvodina. She is currently a participant of two national and two international scientific projects. Additionally, she contributed to the realization of more than ten national projects. Her research area has been related to the application of various chemometric methods in chemistry and technology engineering, as well as prediction of biological activity of natural and synthesized compounds.
Professor Sanja Podunavac-Kuzmanović is the author of 225 references. On 98 references she is the first or the only author, with a total competency index of 415.8. The total number of citation of her papers is 514 and Hirsch index is 12. She is the author of the monograph titled “Analysis of the dependence of antimicrobial activity on the structure of the benzimidazole derivatives” and co-author of three university textbooks and a chapter in a monograph. She is the mentor of the PhD thesis of the youngest doctor of science at the Faculty of Technology Novi Sad, who won the Dr Zoran Djindjić Award for the Young Scientist and Researcher.