Speakers(Updating) » Dr. Aleksandra Daković

Aleksandra Daković has studied Physical Chemistry at the University of Belgrade, Serbia, where she received a diploma in 1992. She defended her master thesis in 1998 and obtained her doctoral degree in 2001. From 1994, she has worked in the Institute for Technology of Nuclear and Other Mineral Raw Materials in Belgrade, Serbia as a principal research fellow. Her main area of research is preparation, characterization, and inorganic or organic modifications of the natural mineral raw materials (zeolites, bentonites, and clay minerals) to obtain materials for adsorption of mycotoxins and drugs. She is also involved in studies on surfactant-modified minerals as carriers of pharmaceutically active ingredients. Related to the investigations on mycotoxins adsorption by different minerals, she was a guest researcher at the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Animal Science Department at the University of Missouri in the US. She was the principal investigator of one national project (OI 142057 in 2006-2010), one innovation project, and two bilateral projects between Serbia and Croatia funded by the Ministry of Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia. Currently, she is the principal investigator of the project “Composite clays as advanced materials in animal nutrition and biomedicine” (AniNutBiomedCLAYS), funded by the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia. She published 70 papers in the refereed international journals. Aleksandra Daković was the President of the International Natural Zeolite Association (INZA) from 2014 to 2018, and she is a member of the International Zeolite Association (IZA), Serbian Zeolite Association (SZA), and Croatian Zeolite Association (CROZA). She was also a member of the Organizing Committees of several conferences. She was the Chair of the Organizing Committee of the 9th International Conference on the Occurrence, Properties, and Utilization of Natural Zeolites (Belgrade, Serbia 2014).

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