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University of Fribourg

Adolphe Merkle Institute

Chemin des Verdiers 4

1700 Fribourg


Research Interests

smart materials, supramolecular engineering, energy conversion, photovoltaics; sustainable development; science for policy and diplomacy


Topics to speak on:

smart and bioinspired materials, supramolecular chemistry, photovoltaics; sustainable development; science for policy and diplomacy

Words of Wisdom

“Making a difference is a state of mind”


Jovana is Assistant Professor and Smart Energy Materials Group Leader at the Adolphe Merkle Institute of the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. Her research focuses on the development of soft stimuli-responsive materials for energy conversion in smart and sustainable nanotechnologies, with a particular interest in photovoltaics. This involves international collaborations and multidisciplinary research at the interface of chemistry, physics, material science, and engineering. She has also been invested in science outreach, policy, and diplomacy, such as through activities and partnerships within the Swiss Young Academy (SYA) and the Swiss Young Network for Science Policy and Diplomacy (SYNESPOD), European Young Chemists’ Network (EYCN), and International Younger Chemists Network (IYCN), connecting and supporting young scientists globally.

For more information, please refer to Jovana’s website, LinkedIn, Google Scholar, and ORCID profiles.


Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship Award 2023

Zeno Karl Schindler Prize 2021

Green Talent Award 2020

CAS Future Leader 2019

Element (Db) on the Periodic Table of Younger Chemists 2019

Helvetica Prize 2018/2019