Dr. Rer. Nat. Branko Matovic, scientific advisor and head of Center for synthesis, processing and characterization of materials for application in extreme condition. He finished dissertation in Materials Science at the Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research and the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He did postdoctoral research at the Center for Manufacturing of Advanced Ceramics and Nanomaterials, Quins University, Canada. He is a guest professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan, as well as Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India. He is director of Materials Science Laboratory since 2005. Research interests: oxide and non-oxide ceramics, mechanochemistry, densification, phase transformations and crystal growth during temperature-pressure treatments and material characterization. Especially he works in area of ultra-high temperature materials (> 3000 ºC). B. Matovic, published more than 200 papers, and about 50 papers were presented at international and national conferences. He is cited more than 1600 times (h-index 21 and i10 factor 49). He was a mentor four master’s theses, 10 PhD and currently mentors 4 PhD students (young researchers from the Center for the synthesis, processing and characterization of materials for application in extreme conditions). He managed the projects of basic scientific research (2) innovative projects (4), and international projects (5). Currently he is leader of a project of integral and interdisciplinary research and two international projects. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal with SCI list (Processing and Application of Ceramics). B. Matovic is president of the Serbian Society for Ceramic Materials, which is a member of the European Ceramic Society.