Dr Jelena Maletaskic, scientific secretary of Center for synthesis, processing and characterization of materials for application in extreme condition. She graduated, finished master (2008) and PhD studies (2015) at the Faculty of Mining and Geology, University of Belgrade. Since 2011 she has been permanently employed as research associate at the Institute of Nuclear Sciences Vinča at the Material Science Laboratory. Also, she is adjunct assistant professor at Tokyo Tech Institute in Japan from October 2016. Her research interests are oxide and non-oxide nano ceramics synthesis with various synthesis procedure such as: solid state reaction, wet chemistry, hydrothermal synthesis, crystal growth by flux method, crystal growth during temperature-pressure treatments, mechanochemistry, hidrotermal synthesis, sol-gel, combustion, SPRT, molten salt synthesis; sintering; densification; phase transformations and material characterization: powder X-ray diffractometry, Rietveld refinement, scanning electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, DTA/TGA/DSC (thermal analysis), FTIR, Raman spectroscopy, dilatometry, UV spectroscopy. She is author and coauthor of more than 20 papers in journals, and presented her work at many international and national conferences. She is a member of Serbian Ceramic and Crystallography Society. She has participated in bilateral projects and projects of basic research, technological development and innovation projects.