WBC-RRI.NET coordinator reveals interesting facts about ongoing projects at the University of Novi Sad

Prof. Goran Stojanović confirms a great research potential in the Western Balkans.

Mar 4, 2022

Apart from WBC-RRI.NET, prof. Goran Stojanović and UNS are coordinators of three other ongoing Horizon 2020 projects. In a recent interview with a local Serbian portal, prof. Stojanović shares about the projects he manages and what they deal with, as well as what has been developed and what they are currently working on.

GREENELIT: Twinning for reaching sustainable scientific and technological excellence in the field of Green Electronics

GREENELIT deals with green electronics, including development of sensors and electronic components that do not pollute the environment and are made of edible materials.

So far, within this project are developed capacitors made of prunes and dried apricots and electrodes made of edible gold, coils whose core is made of nettle or spinach, resistors made of spicy sugar, sensors for measuring the pH in the mouth. For the first time in the world, sensors for measuring the strength of the bite from fondant and gummy candies, lokum (Turkish delight) and powdered sugar, gelatin and jam, pressure sensors from chewing gum and edible gold, antenna from chewing gum and edible silver, have been developed. The team is currently working on edible chips that will be able to deliver medicine or antiseptic or anesthesia locally in the oral cavity.

STRENTEX: ERA Chair for emerging technologies and innovative research in Stretchable and Textile Electronics

STRENTEX deals with development of components and devices on textiles, i.e. giving “intelligence” to the clothes we wear.

The already developed inventions in this project, some of which already patented, are sensors exported on face masks together with accompanying electronics and software applications that can detect the rhythm of our breathing and indicate preliminary on the condition of Covid, smart bandages that can detect wound status (bleeding, pH, bacterial concentration), textile antennas that can measure various parameters of our sweat. The current work in progress is the development of embroidered face mask heaters that will be able to heat cold air before inhalation, body temperature sensors that will be made on textiles and built into parts of our clothing for continuous monitoring of body temperature and mesh textile sensors to determine the quality and the degree of perishability of fruit.

SALSETH: Innovative bio-inspired sensors and microfluidic devices for saliva-based theranostics of oral and systemic diseases

SALSETH deals with the development of sensors for testing various parameters of our health in the oral cavity, and then the use of microfluidic chips for rinsing or treating dental and oral diseases.

Professor Goran Stojanović, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad

A big thank you to our coordinator prof. Stojanović and the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad for sharing their knowledge, expertise and experience through these great ideas and projects and proving that Western Balkan Countries have great research potential to serve the society and solve challenges of the mankind.

Read the whole interview on this link. (in Serbian language)