Dr. Jovana V. Milić is a scientist at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. She obtained her doctoral degree in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at ETH Zurich in 2017 under the supervision of Prof. François Diederich. Her research focused on the development of photoredox-switchable molecular grippers as prospective molecular machines. Since October 2017, she works as a postdoctoral researcher with Prof. Michael Grätzel in the Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces at EPFL on the engineering of novel materials for dye-sensitized and hybrid perovskite solar cells, striving to implement the concepts of supramolecular chemistry in photovoltaics.

Jovana’s research interests encompass (supra)molecular engineering of functional organic and hybrid nanomaterials for energy conversion. She has authored high-impact international peer-reviewed publications and has been recognized as a speaker and contributor to international meetings and conferences, teaching assistant and supervisor of young researchers, as well as a recipient of a number of fellowships and awards. As a collaborative research advocate, Jovana has contributed to advancing interdisciplinarity and collaboration by coordinating a multidisciplinary collaborative network of research groups across Europe. Furthermore, she has actively taken part in promoting diversity, improving education, and science outreach through her engagements as a committee member of the Society for Women in Natural Sciences of ETH Zurich, a junior assistant at the Petnica Science Center, and team leader at the European Young Chemists’ Network. She strives to redefine leadership in academia while contributing to a more diverse and collaborative world in chemistry and science in general.

For more details on Jovana’s background and activities, refer to her LinkedIn profile (linkedin.com/in/jovanavmilic), ORCID (0000-0002-9965-3460) and Twitter (@jovana_v_milic).