Igor Pašti, PhD
Full Professor
Email: igor@ffh.bg.ac.rs

Research field/areas:

Materials science for energy related applications; electrocatalysis; materials modelling; materials design; carbon materials

Education

  • 2007 – 2009: PhD in Physical Chemistry University of Belgrade – Faculty of Physical Chemistry, GPA 10/10 (Thesis title: Correlation of electronic and electrocatalytic properties of transition metal surfaces. Defended: 28.12.2009. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Slavko Mentus)
  • 2004 – 2007: BSc in Physical Chemistry, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Physical Chemistry, GPA 10/10 (Final paper title: Determination of iodide concentration in equilibrium and nonequilibrium systems. Defended: July 2007. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ljiljana Kolar-Anić)

Employment history

  • 2016 – present: Associate Professor, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Physical Chemistry
  • 2011 – 2016: Assistant Professor, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Physical Chemistry
  • 2008 – 2011: Teaching assistant, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Physical Chemistry
  • 2007 – 2008: Junior teaching assistant, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Physical Chemistry

List of selected publications

IAP has published 2 university books, over 100 papers in international scientific journals indexed by Scopus and WOS

  1. I.A. Pašti, E.  Fako, A.S. Dobrota, N. Lopez, N.V. Skorodumova, S.V. Mentus. Atomically Thin Metal Films on Foreign Substrates: From Lattice Mismatch to Electrocatalytic Activity. ACS Catal. 9(4) (2019) 3467-3481 (ISSN: 2155-5435, Impact Factor (2018): 12.221, Category: M21a), https://doi.org/10.1021/acscatal.8b04236
  2. S.J. Gutić, A.Z. Jovanović, A.S. Dobrota, D. Metarapi, L.D. Rafailović, I.A. Pašti, S.V. Mentus. Simple routes for the improvement of hydrogen evolution activity of Ni-Mo catalysts: From sol-gel derived powder catalysts to graphene supported co-electrodeposits. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy 43(35) (2018) 16846-16858 (ISSN: 0360-3199, Impact Factor (2018): 4.084, Category: M22), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2017.11.131
  3. I.A. Pašti, A. Jovanović, A.S. Dobrota, S.V. Mentus, B. Johansson, N.V. Skorodumova, Atomic adsorption on graphene with a single vacancy: systematic DFT study through the periodic table of elements, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 20(2) (2018) 858-865 (ISSN: 1463-9076, Impact Factor (2018): 3.567, Category: M21), https://doi.org/10.1039/C7CP07542A
  4. S.J. Gutić, A.S. Dobrota, M. Leetmaa, N.V. Skorodumova, S.V. Mentus, I.A. Pašti. Improved catalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction in alkaline solutions through the electrochemical formation of nickel-reduced graphene oxide interface. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 19(20) (2017) 13281-13293 (ISSN: 1463-9076, Impact Factor (2017): 3.906, Category: M21), https://doi.org/10.1039/C7CP01237C
  5. I.A. Pašti, M. Leetmaa, N.V. Skorodumova. General principles for designing supported catalysts for hydrogen evolution reaction based on conceptual Kinetic Monte Carlo modeling. Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 41(4) (2016) 2526-2538 (ISSN: 0360-3199, Impact Factor (2016): 3.582, Category: M21), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.12.026

Citation

  • Citation number: 1655 (SCOPUS, 15-12-2019), 1974 (Google Scholar, 15-12-2019);
  • Hirsch index: 21 (SCOPUS, 15-12-2019), 23 (Google Scholar, 15-12-2019).

Project history

  • 2011 – present: Lithium ion batteries and fuel cells – research and development, Ministry of  Education,  Science  and  Technological  Development  of  the Republic of Serbia (III45014) (participant);
  • 2018 – 2019: Theoretical and experimental development of novel sensor based on graphene composites for the detection of organophosphate pesticides, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and Deutcher Akademischer Austauschdienst DAAD (participant);
  • 2015 – 2018: DURAPEM – Novel materials for durable proton exchange membrane fuel cells (G4925), NATO Emerging Security Challenges Division, SPS Programme (participant);
  • 2017 – 2018: Conducting polymer composites, DANUBE REGION project, Serbian funding body – Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development (participant);
  • 2013 – present: Modelling of Complex Materials, Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing, grant for computational resources, yearly renewed (participant);
  • 2014 – 2017: SCOPES (Scientific cooperation between Eastern Europe and Switzerland) project Conducting polymers synthesized by enzymatic polymerization (No. IZ73ZO_152457), Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC); (participant)
  • 2013 – 2014: New materials and devices based on conducting polymers and their composites, Danube States R&D network project, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research; (participant)
  • 2012 – 2015: EURECA (Efficient use of energy converting applications), FP7 JTI FCH-JU project, reference 303024; (participant)
  • 2010 – 2011: Distributed simulation of biomolecules dynamics on computer grid, bilateral project: University of Belgrade – Faculty of Physical Chemistry (Belgrade, Serbia) and Insititute Ruđer Bošković (Zagreb, Croatia); (participant)
  • 2008 – 2010: Structure, thermodynamic and electrochemical properties of contemporary materials for energy conversion and new technologies (No. 142047), Serbian Ministry of Science and Technological Development (participant)
  • 2007 – 2008: Agreement on Research Cooperation on the Electrode Materials for Lithium Polymer Batteries, Varta Microbattery GmbH / University of Belgrade – Faculty of Physical Chemistry. (participant)

Non-scientific projects

  • 2015, 2016, 2018. Science around us, devoted to science promotion, funded by Serbian Center for the Promotion of Science (project leader)
  • SCIMFONICOM 2.018 – H2020-MSCA-2018-NIGHT (Researchers Night) (participant)
  • SCIMFONICOM 2.019 – H2020-MSCA-2019-NIGHT (Researchers Night) (participant)

Awards and prizes

  • 2012 – Award by Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts for chemistry, biology and related fields
  • 2015 – Best patent in 2013/2014, awarded by Belgrade Chamber of Commerce (patent “Electrolytic supercapacitor based on carbon nanoparticles and aqueous electrolytic solution”)
  • Member of the Editorial board of Catalysts (IF = 3.444), section Computational Catalysis (since 2019)
  • November 2019, affiliated researcher, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden (Department of Materials Science and Engineering)

Reviewing

Over 250 papers in the following journals:

Nature Communications, ACS Catalysis, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Chemical Communications, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Chemistry of Materials, Electrochimica Acta, Computational Material Science, Chemical Physics, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Applied Surface Science, Synthetic Metals, Ionics, Match, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, Analytical Letters, Journal of Computational Science, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Catalysis Science & Technology, Sustainable Energy & Fuels, Helyon, Electrocatalysis, Molecules, Materials, International Journal of Electrochemical Sciences, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Journal of Nanostructure in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering Science, Journal of Serbian Chemical Society.

Grants

  • 2019 – 2020: New approaches to the understanding of the electrochemical properties of nanocarbons under operating conditions, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and Deutcher Akademischer Austauschdienst DAAD (PI);
  • 2018 – 2019: Fundamental insights into fuel cell electrocatalysis – combination of modelling and experiment, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia and Slovenian Research Agency ARRS (PI);
  • 2012 – 2015: Catalysis by metal clusters supported by complex oxide systems (collaborative grant), Swedish Research Council, Sweden. (Co-PI)

International scientific collaboration and mobility

Collaboration: IAP has intense international collaboration with: KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden), Uppsala University (Sweden), Brandenburg Technical University (Germany), CEST – Center for Electrochemical Surface Technology (Austria), University of Vienna (Austria), Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Prague (Czech Republic), National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana (Slovenia), Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana (Slovenia), ICIQ – Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (Spain), Faculty of Science – Department of Chemistry, Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Mobility (visiting researcher):

  • July 2019 – Brandenburg Technical University (Germany)
  • September 2017 – February 2018 – KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Uppsala University (Sweden)
  • July 2017 – CEST – Center for Electrochemical Surface Technology (Austria)
  • May 2017 – Brandenburg Technical University (Germany)
  • December 2016 – January 2017 – KTH – Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)
  • October 2015 – Brandenburg Technical University (Germany)

Other mobility:

  • August – September 2007 – Heidelberg University, Institute for Physical Chemistry (Germany), IAESTE scholar

Links

ORCID profile:

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1000-9784

SCOPUS profile:

https://www2.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=26326498300

Google Scholar profile:

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=_8Xt-bUAAAAJ&hl=sr&oi=sra

ResearchGate profile:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Igor_Pasti

Publons profile:

https://publons.com/researcher/1506193/igor-a-pasti/

Supervision of final papers/theses

He has supervised 8 defended PhD theses and over 30 M.Sc. and B.Sc. final papers.

Other management activities

  • 2015 – present – Vice-dean for Research and PhD studies, Faculty of Physical Chemistry, Belgrade
  • ECTS coordinator for student mobility and ERASMUS+ projects, Faculty of Physical Chemistry, Belgrade
  • 12th International Conference on Fundamental and Applied Aspects of Physical Chemistry PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY 2014, September 22–26, Belgrade; (organizing committee)
  • 1st Workshop on Materials Science for Energy Related Applications, Belgrade, September 26-27, 2014.
  • 2nd International Meeting on Materials Science for Energy Related Applications, Belgrade, September 29-30, 2016 (scientific committee)
  • 3rd International Meeting on Materials Science for Energy Related Applications, Belgrade, September 25-26, 2018 (organizing committee – chair)
  • Petnica Science Center, Chemistry program committee (member)
  • President of the section for young scientist of the Society of Physical Chemists of Serbia

Curriculum Vitae