Dr. Ivan Djordjevic


School of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
Office: N3-01C-10
50 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639798

email: idjordjevic@ntu.edu.sg


Dr Ivan Djordjevic earned his BSc in Applied Chemistry from the University of South Australia (UniSA) in 2002. After that he was employed as an analytical chemist at the Australian Water Quality Center where he was working with GC-MS analysis of organic pollutants in water. In 2006 he started his research work in development of biodegradable polyester elastomers based on citric acid for his PhD at the Ian Wark Research Institute (UniSA). Ivan was awarded with PhD in 2010 and soon after graduation he took a post at University of Belgrade as a Research Associate. In 2012 he moved to Malaysia where he was employed as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Malaya. Apart from his full-time undergraduate teaching commitments, he supervised several PhD and MSc projects. His research work involved development of polymer composite tissue engineering scaffolds and biodegradable polymer coatings. Ivan was also involved in synthesis and processing of polyacrylate systems into coatings and microspheres for biosensor applications and dengue virus detection. In June 2015 Ivan started his post as a Senior Research Fellow in Professor Terry Steele's group at NTU.

Research Interests

Dr Ivan Djordjevic’s research work is focused on development of elastomeric biodegradable polymer systems for bioadhesion, tissue engineering and drug delivery applications. In particular, the major objective of his work is investigation of processes that occur at the interface between synthetic materials and biological systems such as tissue specific cells, stem cells, blood and living tissues.


[20]E. Zeimaran et al., "Fabrication and characterization of poly(octanediol citrate)/gallium-containing bioglass microcomposite scaffolds", Journal of Materials Science, vol. 50, no. 5, 2015, pp. 2189-2201. [doi]
[19]M. M. Aeinehvand et al., "Biosensing enhancement of dengue virus using microballoon mixers on centrifugal microfluidic platforms", Biosensors and Bioelectronics, vol. 67, 2015, pp. 424-430. [doi]
[18]S. Hosseini et al., "Polypyrrole conducting polymer and its application in removal of copper ions from aqueous solution", Materials Letters, vol. 149, 2015, pp. 77-80. [doi]
[17]E. Zeimaran et al., "Bioactive glass reinforced elastomer composites for skeletal regeneration: A review", Materials Science and Engineering: C, vol. 53, 2015, pp. 175-188. [doi]
[16]S. Hosseini et al., "Polymethacrylate coated electrospun PHB fibers: An exquisite outlook for fabrication of paper-based biosensors", Biosensors and Bioelectronics, vol. 69, 2015, pp. 257-264. [doi]
[15]S. Hosseini et al., "Aging effect and antibody immobilization on COOH exposed surfaces designed for dengue virus detection", Biochemical Engineering Journal, vol. 99, 2015, pp. 183-192. [doi]
[14]E. H. Mirza et al., "Chondroprotective effect of zinc oxide nanoparticles in conjunction with hypoxia on bovine cartilage-matrix synthesis", Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A, 2015, pp. n/a-n/a. [doi]
[13]S. Hosseini et al., "Synthesis and processing of ELISA polymer substitute: The influence of surface chemistry and morphology on detection sensitivity", Applied Surface Science, vol. 317, 2014, pp. 630-638. [doi]
[12]S. Hosseini et al., "Structural and end-group analysis of synthetic acrylate co-polymers by matrix-assisted laser desorption time-of-flight mass spectrometry: Distribution of pendant carboxyl groups", Polymer Testing, vol. 40, 2014, pp. 273-279. [doi]
[11]K. Kompany et al., "Polyoctanediol citrate–ZnO composite films: Preparation, characterization and release kinetics of nanoparticles from polymer matrix", Materials Letters, vol. 126, 2014, pp. 165-168. [doi]
[10]S. Hosseini et al., "Synthesis and characterization of methacrylic microspheres for biomolecular recognition: Ultrasensitive biosensor for Dengue virus detection", European Polymer Journal, vol. 60, 2014, pp. 14-21. [doi]
[9]S. Hosseini et al., "Polymethyl methacrylate-co-methacrylic acid coatings with controllable concentration of surface carboxyl groups: A novel approach in fabrication of polymeric platforms for potential bio-diagnostic devices", Applied Surface Science, vol. 300, 2014, pp. 43-50. [doi]
[8]H. S. Shirazi et al., "Processing and characterization of elastomeric polycaprolactone triol–citrate coatings for biomedical applications", Progress in Organic Coatings, vol. 77, no. 4, 2014, pp. 821-829. [doi]
[7]S. Hosseini et al., "Recent advances in surface functionalization techniques on polymethacrylate materials for optical biosensor applications", Analyst, vol. 139, no. 12, 2014, pp. 2933-2943. [doi]
[6]A. Moradi et al., "Fabrication and characterization of elastomeric scaffolds comprised of a citric acid-based polyester/hydroxyapatite microcomposite", Materials & Design, vol. 50, 2013, pp. 446-450. [doi]
[5]I. Djordjevic et al., "Poly[octanediol-co-(citric acid)-co-(sebacic acid)] elastomers: novel bio-elastomers for tissue engineering", Polymer International, vol. 60, no. 3, 2011, pp. 333-343. [doi]
[4]I. Djordjevic et al., "Osteoblast Biocompatibility on Poly(octanediol citrate)/Sebacate Elastomers with Controlled Wettability", Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition, vol. 21, no. 8-9, 2010, pp. 1039-1050. [doi]
[3]I. Djordjevic et al., "Polyoctanediol Citrate/Sebacate Bioelastomer Films: Surface Morphology, Chemistry and Functionality", Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition, vol. 21, no. 2, 2010, pp. 237-251. [doi]
[2]I. Djordjevic et al., "Synthesis and characterization of novel citric acid-based polyester elastomers", Polymer, vol. 50, no. 7, 2009, pp. 1682-1691. [doi]
[1]I. Djordjevic, L. G. Britcher and S. Kumar, "Morphological and surface compositional changes in poly(lactide-co-glycolide) tissue engineering scaffolds upon radio frequency glow discharge plasma treatment", Applied Surface Science, vol. 254, no. 7, 2008, pp. 1929-1935. [doi]