In the course of the previous months, the RIS RESTORE project facilitated numerous activities on the dissemination of the obtained experimental results of students from Chemistry Department, as well as the very idea of the project – valorization of red mud, tailings resulting from bauxite processing. Our team’s innovative ideas on transforming the hematite component of this secondary material into magnetic types of iron oxides were presented at several conferences and events.
Prof. Dr. Suzana Gotovac Atlagić together with B.Sc. Eng. Dragan Dragojlović, team leader of the industrial partner “Alumina” d.o.o. presented part of the results orally at the 9th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management in Corfu, Greece.
Sunčica Sukur, a researcher on the project, together with Dajana Cvijić, our student whose graduate thesis was supported by the project funds, presented at the prestigious international conference JUNIOR EUROMAT 2022, of the Federation of European Materials Societies. Dajana’s participation was also co-financed by the support of the city of Gradiška and KP “Vodovod” Gradiška, where Dajana found employment as a chemical analyst.
Also, right before the beginning of the academic year, a summer school was held for graduate students, as well as students of the second and third cycles at the company “Alumina” d.o.o. in which our students Marija Stojaković and Ana Marković participated, together with 16 other students from Slovenia, Serbia, Greece and Austria. The educational material that our team prepared for the students and exhibited at this three-day event was co-financed from the funds of project 19.032/966-20/21 of the Ministry of Scientific and Technological Development, Higher Education and Information Society.
The combination of support from European funds, domestic industry, as well as from the local and republican levels, improved the scientific and research work of students in this project in the past 3 years.