Bratoljub H. Milosavljevic

Bratoljub H. Milosavljevic

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  • Associate Teaching Professor
  • Director of Physical Chemistry Laboratory Instruction
Office:
331C Whitmore Lab
University Park, PA 16802
Email:
(814) 865-7481

Education:

  1. BS., University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia. 1975
  2. Ph.D., University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia and University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA. 1985

Selected Publications:

G. Merga, R. Wilson, G. Lynn, B. H. Milosavljevic, D. Meisel
Redox Catalysis on “Naked” Silver Nanoparticles
J. Phys. Chem. C, 111, 12220-12226 (2007)

G. Merga, B. H. Milosavljevic and D. Meisel
Radiolytic Hydrogen Yields in Aqueous Suspensions of Gold Particles
J. Phys. Chem. B, 110, 5403-5408 (2006)

B. H. Milosavljevic  and  J. A. LaVerne
Pulse Radiolysis of Aqueous Thiocyanate Solutions.
J. Phys. Chem. A, 109, 165-168 (2005)

B. H. Milosavljevic  and  D. Meisel
Kinetic and Thermodynamic Aspects of Adsorption on Silica Nanoparticles. A Pulse Radiolysis Study.
J. Phys. Chem. B, 108, 1827-1830 (2004)

B. H. Milosavljevic  and  J. K. Thomas
Reactions of Electrons on the Surface of g-Al2O3. A Pulse Radiolytic Study with 0.4 MeV Electrons
J. Phys. Chem. B, 107, 11907-11910 (2003)

B. H. Milosavljevic and J. K. Thomas
The Photophysics of 1-Hydroxypyrene, the Acidity of Its Singlet Excited State, and the Nature of Its Photoionization Process in Polar Media
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 1, 100-104 (2002)

M. Vuckovic,  S. V. Mentus,  E. Janata,  and  B. H. Milosavljevic
Fast Dimerisation of the Triparaquat Radical Dication
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 3, 4310-4315 (2001)

J. Kuljanin,  G. M. Vujicic,  M. Radojcic  and  B.H. Milosavljevic
The Relations between Absorbed Dose, Molecular Mass Distribution and Viscosity Studied on Aqueous Solution of Ovalbumin Agglomerated by Gamma-Irradiation
J. Polym Sci. Polym. Phys., 38(13), 1729-1733 (2000)

Information:

Pedagogically oriented

  • Undergraduate research as a tool for improving the chemistry students' proficiency
  • Designing new experiments that will offer clear illustrations of the concepts and principles of physical chemistry as well as to provide experience with precise laboratory measurements

Fundamental and applied

  • Photophysics and photochemistry in homogenous and heterogeneous systems
  • Nanoparticles growth, surface characterization and redox properties
  • Kinetics and mechanism of ionizing radiation induced reactions in aqueous solutions, polymers, metal oxides, and biologically relevant systems
  • Sonochemistry of organic and biologically important molecules in aqueous solutions
  • Chemical dosimetry (of ionizing radiation) and actinometry (UV – Vis light).
  • Applied aspects of radiation chemistry, photochemistry and sonochemistry such as radiation processing of polymers, radiation sterilization of pharmaceuticals and food, solar energy storage, water purification, etc.

Teaching

CHEM 450, Physical Chemistry I (Chemical Thermodynamics)
CHEM 457, Experimental Physical Chemistry
CHEM 459W, Advanced Experimental Physical Chemistry

Research Interests:

Physical
  • High energy chemistry
  • Thermodynamics of phase transitions
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