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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    19962019
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    Personal profile

    General

    In June 2016, I joined Aston University as a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS).

    Before that I was a Research Fellow at Chemical Engineering Department, Instituto Superiror Tecnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal, post-doctoral researcher  and PhD student at Institute for Technology, Chemistry and Biology (ITQB), New University of Lisbon, Portugal and Teaching fellow at Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Serbia. 

    I am a co-author of over 50 publications in international peer-review journals, including four chapters in books, with h-factor of 20.

    From 2009-2014, at University of Lisbon, Portugal, I was a PI for a project "Green Meets Green – Sustainable Hybrid Solvents or Materials Based on Ionic Liquids, Glycerol and Liquid Polymers", funded by  Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (£120k). 

    Qualifications

    BSc in Chemical Engineering, University of Belgrade (Serbia), Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, 1988.

    MSc in Chemical Engineering, University of Belgrade (Serbia), Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, 1994.

     PhD in Chemical Engineering, New University of Lisbon (Portugal), Institute for Technology, Chemistry and Biology (ITQB), 2004.

    Employment

    2016 – Present: Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering and Applied Science (EAS), Aston University.

    2014-2016: self-employed as private tutor for GCSE and A-Level Chemistry and Maths.

    2009 – 2014: Research Fellow at Chemical Engineering Department, Instituto Superiror Tecnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

    2004 - 2009: Postdoctoral researcher at New University of Lisbon, Institute for Technology, Chemistry and Biology (ITQB).

    2000 - 2004: PhD student at New University of Lisbon, Institute for Technology, Chemistry and Biology (ITQB).

    1988 – 2000: Teaching fellow at Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

    Research Interests

    Use of sustainable solvents in lignocellulosic biomass treatment.

    Liquid-liquid phase behaviour and thermodynamic properties of industrially important liquid mixtures.

    Teaching Activity

    At the BEng course of Chemical Engineering I teach:

    Heat Transfer within the modules Introduction to Transfer Processes (year 1), Transfer Processes (year 2) and Advanced Transfer Processes (year 3),

    Introduction to Chemical Engineering within the module Process and Product Design (year 1).

    Project supervision:

    Design projects within the module Advanced Process Design (year 3) and research projects within the master course of Chemical Engineering.

    Responsibilities

    I am a Program Director of CEAC, subject (Chemistry) representative for the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), CEAC representative in the EAS Student Experience Working Group (SEWG) and a member of the CEAC Retention and Engagement Support Team (CREST). 

    Administrative Roles

    I am a Program Director for CEAC, in charge of the curriculum and program content construction and development, including the joint degree program in Chemical Engineering at Muscat University, Oman. Also, I am co-covering with Dr Sukhvinder Phull, the area of students' experience and satisfaction, including students' academic appeals, submition of exceptional circumstances and requests for program change. 

    Contact Details

    Phone Number: +44 (0) 121 204 3307

    Email: z.visak@aston.ac.uk

    Room Number: MB110B

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD

    MSc

    BSc

    Keywords

    • QD Chemistry
    • Chemical engineering
    • Heat transfer
    • Sustainable solvents

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    Research Output 1996 2019

    • 46 Article
    • 2 Conference contribution
    • 1 Review article

    Solutions of ionic liquids with diverse aliphatic and aromatic solutes – Phase behavior and potentials for applications: A review article

    Visak, Z. P., Calado, M. S., Vuksanovic, J. M., Ivanis, G. R., Branco, A. S. H., Grozdanic, N. D., Kijevcanin, M. L. & Serbanovic, S. P., Nov 2019, In : Arabian Journal of Chemistry. 12, 7, p. 1628-1640 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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    Ionic Liquids
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    Anions
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    Thermodynamic characterization of binary mixtures of poly(propylene glycol) 425 with toluene and o-, m- and p-xylenes

    Vuksanović, J., Soldatović, D., Radović, I., Višak, Z. & Kijevčanin, M., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. 131, p. 393-403 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Propylene Glycol
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    CO 2  + Methanol + Glycerol: Multiphase behaviour

    Carrera, G. V. S. M., Visak, Z. P., Lukasik, R. M. & Ponte, M. N. D., 1 Nov 2018, In : Journal of Supercritical Fluids. 141, p. 260-264

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    Carbon Monoxide
    glycerols
    Glycerol
    Methanol
    methyl alcohol

    Excess molar volumes and viscosity behaviour of binary mixtures of aniline/or N, N-dimethylaniline with imidazolium ionic liquids having triflate or bistriflamide anion

    Soldatović, D., Vuksanović, J., Radović, I., Višak, Z. & Kijevčanin, M., 1 Jun 2017, In : The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics. 109, p. 137-154

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    Ionic Liquids
    Aniline
    Binary mixtures
    aniline
    Ionic liquids

    Effects of solid poly (ethylene glycols) addition to the solutions of aniline or N,N-dimethylaniline with water: experimental measurements and modelling

    Soldatović, D., Grozdanić, N., Višak, Z., Radović, I. & Kijevčanin, M., 30 Apr 2016, In : Journal of the Serbian Chemical Society. 81, 7, p. 789-798 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Polyethylene glycols
    Water
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    Phase behavior
    Phase diagrams