Dr. Jovana V. Milić is a scientist at the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces at EPFL in Switzerland. She obtained her Ph.D. in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at ETH Zurich through her research on the development of photoredox-switchable molecular grippers. Her research is presently focused on bioinspired supramolecular nanomaterials for energy conversion, with a particular interest in dye-sensitized and hybrid perovskite solar cells.
She is actively engaged in interdisciplinary research collaborations with some of the leading European institutions, including Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, University of Strasbourg, and the Delft University of Technology, among others. She has further experienced diverse working environments in both academia and industry, such as through projects at F. Hoffmann-La Roche and the University of Houston. Furthermore, Jovana has been recognized as a presenter and organizer of international meetings and conferences, supervisor and mentor, as well as a recipient of scholarships and awards. She has been selected to represent one of the Elements (Db) on the IUPAC Periodic Table of Younger Chemists and the CAS Future Leader in 2019.
In addition to her research and collaborative engagements, Jovana is invested in education and empowering young scientists, in particular through science outreach and policy. She is presently a governance team member at the International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN) and Networks team leader at the European Young Chemists’ Network (EYCN), as well as a committee member of the Swiss Young Chemists’ Association (SYCA). She has previously served as president and committee member of the Society for Women in Natural Sciences of ETH Zurich (WiNS) and senior associate at the International Petnica Science Center (ISP). As an active member of these associations, she has led and contributed to a number of activities as well as establishing partnerships with academic, industrial and governmental bodies, dedicated to providing opportunities for development and support of young scientists.