Chemical Engineering


Dr Goran Vladisavljevic Pronouns: He/him PhD, MSc (Hons), BSc (summa cum laude)

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Graduated summa cum laude from the Department of Food Technology and Biochemistry of the University of Belgrade. Obtained his MSc and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from the University of Belgrade, where he worked as a Full-Time Teaching Fellow, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Visiting Professor.

Awarded a Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology from 2000 to 2002 and then moved to Japan from 2002 to 2003 to take up a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship at Miyazaki Prefectural Industrial Technology Centre. Worked at Leeds University with the Royal Society Fellowship in 2004 and received a Fulbright Fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2005. Awarded an Invitation JSPS Fellowship in 2006 to work at the National Food Research Institute in Japan. In 2007, he worked in the Department of Physics at Harvard University and in the Department of Microsystems Engineering at the University of Freiburg. In 2023 and 2013, he was awarded a UK-JSPS Bridge Fellowship in recognition of his excellent achievements towards Japan-UK academic collaboration. In 2021, he was awarded an International Excellence Fellowship from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

He became a Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Loughborough University in 2006 and Senior Lecturer in 2010.



  • PhD in Chemical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • MSc in Chemical Engineering, University of Belgrade, Serbia
  • BSc in Food Technology and Biochemistry, University of Belgrade, Serbia



  • International Excellence Fellowship, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, 2021.
  • UK-JSPS Bridge Fellowship, JSPS Office, London, 2013 - 2014.
  • Teaching Innovation Award, Teaching Centre, Loughborough University, 2010.
  • Advances in Colloid and Interface Most Cited Paper Award, Elsevier, 2004 – 2007.
  • Invitation JSPS Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo, 2006.
  • Fulbright Fellowship, Fulbright Scholar Program, Washington, 2005.
  • Royal Society Fellowship, Royal Society, London, 2004.
  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo, 2002 - 2003.
  • Humboldt Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2002 - 2002.
  • Scholarship from the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 1986 – 1988.

Outline of main research interests:

Droplet microfluidics and membrane emulsification

  • Droplet generation processes using microporous membranes and microfluidic devices, such as silicon microchannel arrays, coaxial glass capillaries, and PDMS devices.

Functional microparticles, microencapsulation, controlled drug release

  • Microfluidic and membrane emulsification methods for generation of smart functional microparticles and microcapsules with tuneable size and properties. Application areas: core-shell capsules from photocurable polymers for gas capture and sensing, biodegradable polymer particles for drug-coated balloons, pH-responsive microgels for encapsulation of bacteriophages, Janus particles, magnetic particles, surface-patterned particles decorated with surface dimples and patches.

Micromixing nanoprecipitation / antisolvent crystallisation

  • Microfluidic and membrane nanoprecipitation methods for fabrication of micro- and nanoparticles such as metal nanoparticles, liposomes, micelles, micro- and nano-crystals, and polymeric nanoparticles. Applications areas: Encapsulation and controlled release of bioactive materials and viruses, fabrication of crystal seeds.

Carbon capture

  • Synthesis and characterisation of porous polymeric materials for post-combustion carbon capture.

Membrane separation processes

  • Membrane-based solvent extraction, ultrafiltration and microfiltration, membrane-based bas absorption and stripping.                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Grants and contracts:

  • Solute-driven online preconcentration in lateral flow assay (SOP-LFA) devices for ultrasensitive biochemical testing, EPSRC New Horizons Grant, 2023 – 2024.
  • Novel cost-effective portable microfluidic platform: Self-optimised plug-and-play screening/production, EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account, 2019 — 2020.
  • Novel low-cost microfluidic platform for the next-generation manufacturing of designer droplets and capsules for sensing and screening applications, EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account, 2018 — 2019.
  • Microfluidic generation of water-in-oil emulsions for synthetic biology applications, funded by OxSyBio, Oxford, University Enterprise Limited project 8930.
  • Production of drug-loaded biodegradable coating for novel drug-eluting balloons, National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF), co-funded by Med-Alliance Switzerland, 2017 — 2021.
  • Production of uniform silica gel particles for purification of insulin, funded by Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S, Loughborough University Enterprise Limited project 8205, 2017.
  • Production of molecularly imprinted polymer particles for CO2 capture, funded by Cambridge Engineering Analysis & Design (CEAD), University Enterprise Limited project 7969, 2016.
  • Combined energy recovery & CO2 removal, Innovate UK, 2015 — 2016.
  • Encapsulation of sirolimus in poly(dl-lactide-co-glycolide) (PDLG) microspheres using microfluidic channel (MC) array device, Phases 1-4, funded by Med-Alliance, Switzerland, Loughborough University Enterprise Limited projects 7360, 7687, 7977, 8375, 2015 — 2017.
  • Formulated products by membrane emulsification, Knowledge Transfer Account, in collaboration with Micropore Technology Ltd, 2011 — 2012.
  • Brain Gain Programme, World University Service (WUS) Austria, 2010 — 2011.
  • Microfluidic methods for production of core/shell capsules using synthetic biodegradable polymers, EPSRC, EP/HO29923/1, 2010 — 2012.

Available PhD positions

PhD positions are available in the areas of bioengineering, carbon capture, environmental engineering, and thermal energy storage. Please contact me by email. 

Current teaching responsibilities:

  • GC034/CGC051 – Transfer Processes (Responsible Examiner)
  • CGC059/CGC959 – Data Analysis (Responsible Examiner
  • CGB921/CGB021 – Food Engineering
  • CGP077 – Drug Delivery and Targeting
  • CGD045 – Individual Process Design Project
  • CGD046 – Team Process Design Project
  • CGC033 – Research Project
  • CGC037 – Literature Review
  • CGC002 – Professional Development Project
  • CGP056 – MSc Project

Current administrative responsibilities:

  • CGP056 – MSc Project
  • Leader of Particle Microfluidics Group, Particle Manufacturing 

GT Vladisavljević, RA Williams (2005): Recent developments in manufacturing emulsions and particulate products using membranes, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 113 (1), 1-20. Cited more than 400 times.

GT Vladisavljević, I Kobayashi, M Nakajima (2012): Production of uniform droplets using membrane, microchannel and microfluidic emulsification devices, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 13, 151-178. Cited more than 350 times.

DJ Malik, IJ Sokolov, GK Vinner, F Mancuso, S Cinquerrui, GT Vladisavljević, MRJ Clokie, NJ Garton, AGF Stapley, A. Kirpichnikova, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 249, 100-133. Cited more than 300 times.

GT Vladisavljević, N Khalid, MA Neves, T Kuroiwa, M Nakajima, K. Uemura, S. Ichikawa, I. Kobayashi (2013): Industrial lab-on-a-chip: Design, applications and scale-up for drug discovery and delivery, Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews 65 (11-12), 1626-1663. Cited more than 250 times.

KAG Katsogiannis, GT Vladisavljević, S Georgiadou (2015): Porous electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) fibres by phase separation, European Polymer Journal 69, 284-295. Cited more than 250 times.

GT Vladisavljević, H Schubert (2003): Influence of process parameters on droplet size distribution in SPG membrane emulsification and stability of prepared emulsion droplets, Journal of Membrane Science 225 (1), 15-23. Cited more than 150 times.

J Surh, GT Vladisavljević, S Mun, DJ McClements (2007): Preparation and characterization of water/oil and water/oil/water emulsions containing biopolymer-gelled water droplets, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 55 (1), 175-184. Cited more than 150 times.

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Industrial collaborators:

  • M.A. Med-Alliance, Switzerland (drug-eluting balloons)
  • Dolomite (Microfluidic emulsification)
  • EP. Tech. Co. Ltd, Hitachi, Japan (silicon microchips)
  • Cambridge Engineering Analysis & Design (polymer particles for carbon capture)
  • Novo Nordisk Pharmatech A/S (silica particles)
  • OxSyBio and Revenant Bio (synthetic biology)
  • Micropore Technologies Ltd (membrane micromixing and emulsification)
  • SPG Technologies Co., Ltd (membrane emulsification)

Academic collaborators:

  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Food Process Engineering (Germany), Prof. Helmar Schubert, Prof. Heike Schuchmann, and Dr Nico Leister.
  • Miyazaki Prefectural Industrial Technology Center, SPG Research Laboratory (Japan), Dr Tadao Nakashima and Dr Masataka Shimizu.
  • National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO), National Food Research Institute, Tsukuba (Japan), Prof. Mitsutoshi Nakajima and Dr Isao Kobayashi.
  • Freiburg University, Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK), Laboratory for MEMS Applications (Germany), Prof. Roland Zengerle.
  • Harvard University, Experimental Soft Condensed Matter Group (U.S.A.), Prof. David Weitz.
  • University of Belgrade, Department of Food Technology and Biochemistry (Serbia), Prof. Predrag Vukosavljević.
  • Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Laboratory of Physics (Serbia), Dr Tatjana Trtić-Petrović and Dr Ksenija Kumrić.
  • Seville University (Spain), Prof. José Muñoz and Dr Jennifer Santos.
  • Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Laboratoire d’Automatique et de Génie des Procédés (LAGEP) (France), Dr Catherine Charcosset.
  • Birmingham University, Department of Chemical Engineering, Prof. Zhibing Zhang.  
  • Queen Mary University London (UK), Prof. Stoyan Smoukov.

External roles and appointments:

  • External Examiner for the subject area Chemical and Energy Engineering at London South Bank University, 2019-2023.
  • Guest Editor of the Molecules journal for the special Issue "Droplet Microfluidics: A Tool for Biology, Chemistry and Materials Engineering", 2020.
  • Visiting Professor, Beihang University, Beijing, China, 2019
  • Principal Research Fellow, Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade, appointed by the Ministry of Science and Technological Development, Serbia, Appointment No: 06-00-69/1148, from 2010.
  • Visiting Professor, University of Belgrade, appointed by the University Senate, Appointment No: 150-20/XIV-6.4, from 2007.
  • External Examiner for PhD degrees for Birmingham University (2020), ETH Zurich (2018), London South Bank University (2018), Lyon University (2013 and 2018), Leeds University (2010, 2017, and 2022), King’s College London (2015), University of the Arts London (2010), Wageningen University (2009), and University of Belgrade (2004).
  • Proposal reviewer for the National Priorities Research Programs (NPRP) of the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia, the National Center of Science and Technology Evaluation of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Royal Society’s Newton International Fellowships, EPSRC, and the National Science Centre, Poland.