Associate professor, Faculty of Technical Sciences Čačak, University of Kragujevac
Dr Pavle Spasojević early work (PhD) was focused on the investigation of the replacement of petrochemical monomers by biobased ones for the production of dental based materials. During this work, Dr Spasojevic recognized the great potential of itaconic acid and its derivates as potential replacements for petrochemical monomers. In the recent years, he showed that itaconates are good candidates as reactive diluents for the preparation of biobased unsaturated polyester resins. During this work he became very familiar with itaconate chemistry; its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.