• Advanced Biomaterials in Demanding Applications
    Vol. 2 No. 1 (2024)

    The first dental prosthesis, which was a hybrid material from a cow's tooth connected to an Au wire, is attributed to the Etruscan civilization around 2600 years ago. It was used to replace upper incisors by connecting them to adjacent teeth with Au wire.

    The intensive development of biomaterials began in the 60s of the last centuries, with the founding of the American and European Societies for Biomaterials. They accepted the definition of biomaterials, which states that these are materials intended to replace a part or the entire organ in a living organism. The very definition dictates the challenge that knowledge from other scientific fields can be transferred to completely new possibilities of biomaterials, especially in the part of demanding applications. In the 21st century, biomaterials have become a fundamental subject in academic, specialist, and doctoral studies.

    In the current edition of Metallurgical and Materials Data, the goal is to show advanced biomaterials that, with an understanding of functional properties, are used for very demanding applications, if harmony is achieved in their interaction with tissue. This means that the biomaterial is a systematically and pharmacologically inert substance, designed for implantation inside or for inclusion in living systems.

    Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Rebeka Rudolf

    Vol. 1 No. 3 (2023)

    The Association of Metallurgical Engineers of Serbia proudly presents this special issue dedicated to the Fifth Metallurgical & Materials Engineering Congress of South-East Europe (MME SEE 2023), held in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina. As a reflection of the Congress's collaborative spirit and emphasis on groundbreaking research, the selected manuscripts encompass various metallurgical and materials engineering topics. Drawing from the expertise of seasoned academics, industry professionals, and emerging researchers, this issue is a testament to the dynamic and evolving landscape of metallurgy and materials in South-East Europe.

  • Hydrometallurgy: Extraction, Recovery, and Environment
    Vol. 1 No. 2 (2023)

    Guest Editor,

    Dr. Miroslav Sokić, Principal Research Fellow

    Institute for Technology of Nuclear and Other Mineral Raw Materials, Serbia

  • Advanced Functional Materials
    Vol. 1 No. 1 (2023)

    Dear Colleagues,

    Advanced Functional Materials have generated significant research and development interest in recent decades, as they are integral to numerous innovative and disruptive technologies, with the potential to transform manufacturing industries and the economy. We are delighted to announce the release of a new issue of the journal Metallurgy and Materials Data, which highlights the latest developments in the field of advanced functional materials.

    The issue includes an overview of a database for biocompatible titanium-based materials, highlighting their potential medical applications, accompanied by a research paper on the corrosion stability of anodized ultrafine-grained titanium in human body solutions. Also, a study on photocatalysis shows how well Sr0.9La0.1TiO3 and Sr0.25Ca0.25Na0.25Pr0.25TiO3 perovskite-based catalysts remove metoprolol and pindolol under different types of radiation (simulated solar, LED, and UV radiation). There is also a study of how the ratio of balls to powder affects the mechanical and structural properties of CuZrB composite materials made with powder metallurgy. Lastly, the review paper explores the applications of polyaniline-based composites in environmental protection engineering.

    We invite you to join us in exploring the fascinating world of advanced functional materials and to join the ongoing conversation about the future of this field.

    Guest Editor,

    Dr. Veljko Djokić, Principal Research Fellow