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Ivan Videnovic
Assistant Professor , University of Belgrade, Faculty of Physics
Belgrade, Serbia
Experienced professional in international technical cooperation and development assistance, programme and project management, nuclear safety, security and non-proliferation, scientific research and higher education, science and technology policy and management, public policy and diplomacy. PhD in Physics, Assistant Professor at Belgrade University. Former IAEA officer, Deputy/Assistant Minister.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Infrastructure, Technology, Engineering, Science
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
Positions held:

1. Programme Management Officer (P-4) at the INternational Atomic Energy Agency.

Main responsibilities:

• Needs analysis, planning, designing, budgeting, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of technical cooperation projects in developing IAEA Member States to meet their socio-economic and development goals by using results-based management (RBM) principles and logical framework approach (LFA). Partnerships building with stakeholders.
• Serving as Programme Manager and Country Officer for Belarus, Cyprus, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Ukraine.
• Serving as Project Manager for multilateral technical cooperation projects in Europe region.

Main achievements:

• Established a cyclotron facility and provided capacity building to the Warsaw University to enhance radiopharmaceutical production in Poland;
• New linear medical accelerator provided and staff trained of the North Estonia Regional Hospital in Tallinn to further improve radiotherapy services in the country;
• Introduced a new linear medical accelerator to improve radiotherapy services at the Gomel Regional Oncology Centre (south-east Belarus, heavily affected by the Chernobyl catastrophe in 1986);
• Supported decommissioning and safe management of radioactive waste at the Chernobyl NPP, Ukraine.
• Reviewed status of nuclear power infrastructure in advanced embarking countries in Europe: Belarus, Poland and Turkey. Peer-review of the nuclear safety infrastructure in Poland.
• Recognitions of the governments of Belarus, Poland and Ukraine, as well as the University of Warsaw for the achievements in technical cooperation with the IAEA.

2. State Secretary / Assistant Minister, Ministry of Science of Serbia

Main responsibilities:

• Government official at the highest professional / political level, Head of the Department. Advisor to the Minster and a member of the Ministers’ Cabinet. Managing and leading the team of professional civil servants and support staff, providing a leadership to the team, acting as a role model and setting the professional and working standards.
• Designing, budgeting and implementation of the Ministry’s Programme of International Cooperation in Science and Technology. Adviser to the Minister and member of the Minster’s Cabinet. Participation in relevant inter-ministerial bodies and working groups. Participation in Government sessions.
• Executive responsibilities (supervisor, chief negotiator, member of delegation) in international bilateral and multilateral cooperation in science and technology, nuclear safety, security and nonproliferation; diplomacy and partnership building with bilateral and multilateral international stakeholders.
• Budgeting and supervising the national Nuclear Decommissioning Programme, including the spent nuclear fuel return to the country of origin and intergovernmental agreement with the Russian Federation.
• Country representative in international and regional initiatives and executive bo
Ph.D., University of Basel, Switzerland (2003):

Faculty of Philosophy and Natural Sciences, Institute of Physics. Major: Experimental Solid State Physics – Material Science – Nanoscience. Thesis: "Surface characterization of amorphous hydrogenated carbon thin films containing nanoclusters of noble metals."

M.Sc University of Belgrade, Serbia (1996):

Faculty of Physics. Major: Experimental Plasma Physics – Quantum Optics. Thesis: "Spectroscopic investigations of abnormal glow gas discharge relevant for metal-vapor lasers."

University Diploma, University of Belgrade, Serbia (1990):

Faculty of Physics. Major: Experimental Physics. Graduation Thesis: "Sagnac Interferometer"
Affiliations and Achievements:

2016 - Member of the Ministry’s Commission for Introduction of Radiopharmaceutical Production in Serbia.

2015 - Advising Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development on nuclear issues.

2015- Member of Milocer Development Forum, Przno, Montenegro – invited speaker.

2014 - Member of Baku International Humanitarian Forum, Baku, Azerbaijan – invited speaker.

2004 - Deputy Chair of the Management Council of the Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade.

2004 - Member of the Management Board of the VINCA Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade.

2002 -Member of the Material Research Society, USA.


Serbian - Mother tongue (also Serbo-Croatian, Croatian, Bosnian, Montenegrin)

English - Fluent – UN Language Proficiency Certificate (2009)

Russian - Working - UN Conversation Level

German - Limited - UN Level 2


MS Office Proficiency: Word-processing, Spreadsheets, Presentation/Desktop publishing, Databases, Internet, E- mail/Communication

Other software: Web design (HTML, MS FrontPage), Image editing (Photoshop), Scientific software (Microcal Origin, LabView).

Hardware: Basic hardware skills - connecting peripherals, expanding memory.


Music, theatre, film, paintings, sports (biking, skiing, volleyball).

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Russian, Serbian (native), German
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