Ivana Aleksić, PhD

Ivana Aleksić

Position: Assistant Professor
Organizational unit: Depatment of Pharmaceutical Technology and Cosmetology
Room: B301b
Telefon:+381 11 3951-356
Fax: +381 11 3972-840


Ivana Aleksić (maiden name Mašić) was born in 1982 in Šabac. She graduated at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Pharmacy in 2007. She received a PhD degree from the same faculty in 2013. Doctoral dissertation was entitled: “The influence of formulation factors and process parameters on the characteristics of granulates obtained by melt granulation in fluid bed apparatus”. From 2015, she has been enrolled in Specialized Academic Studies – Industrial Pharmacy.

In 2010, she was granted a scholarship for an exchange PhD – 6 months mobility period at Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Ljubljana, in the framework of the Basileus Project (funded by the European Commission).

Since 2007 she is employed at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Pharmacy as: teaching associate (2007−2009), teaching assistant (2009-2016), and assistant professor (from 2016 – to date) at the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Cosmetology. She is involved in teaching activities in the following courses (integrated academic studies): Pharmaceutical Technology 2, Pharmaceutical Technology 3, Industrial Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicines.

Ivana participated in two national projects of technological development:"Development and application of in vitro and in silico methods in biopharmaceutical characterization of BCS class 2 and 3 drugs" (2008-2010), funded by the Ministry of Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia, and "Advanced Technologies for Controlled Release from Solid Drug Delivery Systems" (2011-2016), funded by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia. She also participated in Slovenia – Serbia bilateral project"Optimization of Fluid Bed Hot Melt Granulation" (2012-2013). From 2010 to 2012, she participated in the project: "Postgraduate Qualification in Pharmacy – The Way Forward" (Tempus Programme), and from 2013 to 2015 in the project "Linking Industry and Academia in Teaching Drug Development and Manufacture (LIAT-Ph) " (Lifelong LearningProgramme).

She is the author or co-author of a number of publications: one book chapter in a book of international scientific interest, 6 research papers in international scientific journals, 2 papers in national scientific journals, 14 abstracts presented in international meetings, 5 abstracts presented in national meetings, one technical solution. She is the coauthor of one textbook and one multimedia publication. She is a reviewer for international scientific journals.

Research interest: formulation and characterisation of liquisolid systems, melt granulation, preparation and characterization of granules and pellets, agglomeration mechanisms, optimization of fluidized bed processes, spray congealing process, formulation development and biopharmaceutical characterization of solid dosage forms.

  • Drašković M, Medarević Đ, Aleksić I, Parojčić J. In vitro and in vivo investigation of taste-masking effectiveness of Eudragit® E PO as drug particle coating agent in orally disintegrating tablets. Drug Dev Ind Pharm 2016, in press. DOI: 10.1080/03639045.2016.1220572
  • Aleksić I, Đuriš J, Ibrić S, Parojčić J. An investigation into the usefulness of different empirical modeling techniques for better control of spray-on fluidized bed melt granulation. Int J Pharm 2015; 496(2): 627-635. DOI: 10.1016/ j.ijpharm.2015.11.001

  • Aleksić I, Đuriš J, Ilić I, Ibrić S, Parojčić J, Srčič S. In silico modeling of in situ fluidized bed melt granulation. Int J Pharm 2014; 466(1-2): 21-30. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2014.02.045.

  • Mašić I, Ilić I, Dreu R, Ibrić S, Parojčić J, Srčič S. Melt granulation in fluidized bed: a comparative study of spray-on versus in situ procedure. Drug Dev Ind Pharm 2014; 40(1): 23-32. DOI: 10.3109/03639045.2012.744415.

  • Mašić I, Parojčić J, Đurić Z. Computational fluid dynamics: applications in pharmaceutical technology. In: Computer-aided applications in pharmaceutical technology. Ed. Đuriš J, Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomedicine No. 52, Woodhead Publishing Limited, Cambridge, 2013, p. 233-260. (ISBN 1 907568 27 1)

  • Mašić I, Ilić I, Dreu R, Ibrić S, Parojčić J, Đurić Z. An investigation into the effect of formulation variables and process parameters on characteristics of granules obtained by in situ fluidized hot melt granulation. Int J Pharm 2012; 423: 202-212. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2011.12.013

  • Đuriš J, Medarević Đ, Krstić M, Vasiljević I, Mašić I, Ibrić S. Design space approach in optimization of fluid bed granulation and tablets compression process. The Scientific World Journal 2012; vol. 2012, ID 185085. DOI: 10.1100/2012/185085.

  • Aleksić I, Đuriš J, Cvijić S, Ibrić S, Parojčić J. Melt granulation as an alternative technique in solid dosage forms manufacture. ArhFarm 2015; 65: 159-177.

  • Mašić I, Ilić M, Petrović Lj, Trajković S, HomšekI, Parojčić J, Đurić Z. Comparative dissolution study of commercially available metformin hydrochloride immediate release tablets.ArhFarm 2009; 59: 279-293.

  • Mašić I, Mašić R, Parojčić J, Ibrić S, Đurić Z. Modifikacija uređaja tipa fluidizirajućeg sistema za izvođenje postupka granulacije topljenjem, Technical Solution, 2011.