Prof. Tumbas

Ivana Ivančev-Tumbas, PhD

Full professor



Chair of Chemical Technology and 

Environmental Protection




University of Novi Sad Faculty of Sciences

Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Environmental Protection

Room: 15/IV

Adress: Trg Dositeja Obradovića 3

21000 Novi Sad, Serbia

Tel:+ 381 21 485 2746


SCOPUS Author ID: 6603313387 



  • 1998. PhD in Chemistry, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences
  • 1996. MSc in Chemistry University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences
  • 1993. BSc in Chemistry, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences


  • Since 2008: Full professor in the field of Environmental Protection, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences
  •  2004-2008 Associate professor in the field of Environmental Protection, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences
  • 1999-2004 Assistant professor in the field of Chemistry, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences
  • 1996-1999 Research assistant in Chemistry, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences
  • 1994-1996 Assistant Trainee in Chemistry,  University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences
  • 1993-1994 Associate, University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences


BSc level

  • Control of environmental quality
  • Environment and sustainable development
  • Environmental protection technologies (for students of ecology and geography)

MSc level

  • Adsorption and membrane filtration in water treatment
  • Modern techniques and processes in water treatment
  • Process materials in environmental protection
  • Fate and behaviour of chemicals in environment (for students of ecology)
  • Modelling of environmental processes

PhD level

  • Environmental quality control (advanced course)
  • Fate of specific pollutants in selected water treatment processes


  • Ivančev-Tumbas, J. Agbaba, S. Rončević, Environmental processes modelling (In Serbian: Modelovanje procesa u životnoj sredini), PMF, Novi Sad, 2008, ISBN 978-86-7031-175-6

Other didactic tools

  • Water analysis-quality control, data interpretation (In Serbian: Analiza vode-kontrola kvaliteta, tumačenje rezultata (urednici B. Dalmacija, I. Ivančev-Tumbas), autori: Dalmacija B., Bečelić M., Ivančev-Tumbas I., Teodorović I., Tamaš Z, Rončević S., Klašnja M.,, Krčmar D., Agbaba J., Tričković J., Karlović E., Gajin S., Petrović O., Čonkić Lj., Varga E., Bikit I., Prica M., Departman za hemiju Prirodno-matematički fakultet, Novi Sad, 2004, ISBN 86-7031-051-1
  • Ivančev-Tumbas Ivana (2009) Organic xenobiotics in drinking water treatment (In Serbian: Organski ksenobiotici u preradi vode za piće), Prirodno-matematički fakultet, Novi Sad, ISBN 978-86-7031-176-3
  • E-tools for education: GC/MS Method validation plan (I. Ivančev-Tumbas, 2019), Matrix interferences in the flame atomic absorption spectrofotometry (S. Maletić, I. Ivančev-Tumbas, 2019) and Method optimisation for analysis of anions by ion chromatography (S. Maletić and I. Ivančev-Tumbas, 2019), ERASMUS+ NETCHEM


  • Drinking and wastewater treatment (adsorption, membrane filtration, innovative hybrid processes)
  • Non-standard GC/MS water analysis
  • Fate and behaviour or organic contaminants in water cycle


  • “Water matrix and physico-chemical properties of relevant organic xenobiotics: implications on ecotoxicity and water treatment processes”, grant 172028, Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia (2011-2019), project leader
  • Erasmus+ grant 573885-EPP-1-2016-1-RS-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP ICT Networking for Overcoming Technical and Social Barriers in Instrumental Analytical Chemistry Education, NETCHEM, coordinator prof. dr Tatjana Anđelković, University of Niš (2016-2019), project leader at University of Novi Sad, prof. dr I.Ivančev-Tumbas
  • “Sustainable and cost-effective production of drinking water from eutrophic and micro-polluted water using a membrane hybrid process (SUPREMES)” University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Department of Process Engineering/Water Technology and the University of Novi Sad (project leader Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Panglisch (Germany)) and  University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences (Prof. Dr. Ivana Ivančev-Tumbas (Serbia)). German federal budget by the DLR Project Management Agency acting on behalf of Federal Ministry for Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung-BMBF), grant number 01DS21012A, funding period 06.2021-31.05.2024


  1. Bogunović M., Ivančev-Tumbas I., Česen M., Đaković-Sekulić T., Prodanović J., Tubić A., Heath D., Heath E. (2021) Removal of selected emerging micropollutants from wastewater treatment plant effluent by advanced non-oxidative treatment – A lab scale case study from Serbia, Science of the Total Environment, 765, 142764.
  2. Bogunović M., Marjanović T., Ivančev-Tumbas I. (2021) Fate of Benzophenone, Benzophenone-3 and Caffeine in Lab scale direct river water treatment by hybrid processes, J. Environ. Res. Public Health18(16), 8691;
  3. Ivančev-Tumbas I., Landwehrkamp L., Hobby R., Vernillo M., Panglisch S. (2020) Adsorption of organic pollutants from the aqueous phase using graphite as a model adsorbent, Adsorption Science & Technology, 0(0), 1-18, DOI 10.1177/0263617420945847. Article accepted for publication.
  4. Rizzo L., Malato S., Antakyali D., Beretsou V.G., Djolić M.B., Gernjak W., Heath E., Ivančev-Tumbas I., Karaolia P., Ribeiro A.R.L., Mascolo G., McArdell C.S., Schaar H., Silva A.M.T., Fatta-Kassinos D. (2019) Consolidated vs new advanced treatment methods for the removal of contaminants of emerging concern from urban wastewater, Science of the Total Environment 655, 986-1008.
  5. Ivančev-Tumbas I., Hoffmann G., Hobby R., Kerkez Đ., Tubić A., Babić-Nanić S., Panglisch S. (2018) Removal of diclofenac from water by In/Out PAC/UF hybrid process, Environmental Technology 39 (18), 2315-2320.

additional information

  • References:
  • Award of Executive Council of Vojvodina “Dr Zoran Djindjic Prize” for young academic achievement in natural sciences.
  • Mentor in 3 finished PhDs and 1 ongoing PhD, more than 50 diploma and 10 master thesis.
  • Editor Water Science and Тechnology, IWA Publishing (SCI list), 2009-2018.
  • Vice Dean for International Cooperation, Science and Development at the Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics (2004-2009), Coordinator of Centre for Sustainable Development and Environment within Association of Centres for Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Studies and Research at University of Novi Sad, ACIMSI (2012-2014).
  • Humboldt fellowship, University Duisburg Essen, Germany (host Dr.-Ing, Rolf Gimbel) (2005-2006), 3 month renewal (Prof. Dr.- Ing, Stefan Panglisch, 2018), short scientific visits: DME German Desalination workshop, Membrane Technology for Saline Waters including Pre- and Post-Treatment, Essen (2011), Jožef Stefan Institut, Slovenija (Prof. Dr Ester Heath) (2016-2017)
  • Project leader in 7 projects (2010-2022) (bilateral, national, Tempus MCHEM, Erasmus+ NETCHEM); since 2003 participant in 10 international (FP5, FP6, IPA, SCOPES, 2 COST Actions) and 4 national projects including preparation for implementation of EU legislation related to environmental protection in Serbia
  • Organisation of local Water Workshop (1997-2005), 7th Meeting for COST Action 636, 6-8th October 2006, Novi Sad, Srbija; Bilateral Serbian-German workshop Application of Membrane and Hybrid Processes in Water Treatment for the Removal of Pollutants, Novi Sad, Srbija, 26-27 March 2014, 7th EuCheMS Chemistry Congress, 26-30 August 2018 Liverpool, UK, sub-topic Clean Water and Air; 17th ICCE, Satellite event “University Education in Environmental Sciences”, 16-20 June 2019, Thessaloniki, Greece; 58th Meeting of the Serbian Chemical Society, Belgrade, June 2022
  • Member of scientific boards at conferences:Xenobiotics in the Urban Water Cycle, Pafos, Cyprus; 15thEuCheMS ICCE, 2015, Leipzig, Germany, 16th ICCE, 2017, Oslo, Norway, XENOWAC II, 2018, Limassol, Cyprus, 17th ICCE, Thessaloniki, Greece, EMEC21, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Member of FP7 PC “Research potential, Regions of knowledge and Coherent Development Policies” (2008-2013), Member of the Interdisciplinary  Scientific Board for Environmental Protection at Ministry of Education, Research and Technological Development of Republic of  (2010-2016), Reviewer in programmes of European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) and Swedish Research Council (Formas).
  • Member of Serbian Chemical Society,Chemical Society of Vojvodina, Serbian Society for Water Technology and Sanitary Engineering, Serbian Society for Water Protection, IAD, GDCh. Vice president of Section for Environmental Chemistry of Serbian Chemical Society, Serbian representative in EuCheMS DCE. Since 2015 Member of the Administrative Committee of AvH , Serbia (Humboldt- Club Serbien Präsidium).