About the Author
Bojan Calija was born in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina). He graduated from the University in Belgrade - Faculty of Pharmacy in 2007. In 2013, he received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Belgrade - Faculty of pharmacy with his PhD thesis entitled: "Functionality of chitosans in formulation of alginate-chitosan microparticles as carriers for nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs". He completed postgraduate academic specialist studies in Industrial Pharmacy at the University of Belgrade - Faculty of Pharmacy in 2015. During his master and PhD studies, he was awarded with the scholarships of the Ministry of Science and Technology of Republic of Srpska and the Ministry of Education and Culture of Republic of Srpska. In 2009, as a DAAD scholar, he was a guest researcher at the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology at the University of Technology Carolo-Wilhelmina in Braunschweig (Germany). Since 2007, Bojan Calija is employed at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Belgrade as a: teaching associate, teaching assistant and assistant professor at the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Cosmetology. His teaching activities are involved in the Integrated Academic Studies for Pharmaceutical Technology I, Pharmaceutical Technology II, Novel Pharmaceutical Dosage Forms, as well as Doctoral Studies in Pharmaceutical Technology and Specialist Studies in Industrial Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology. From 2008 to 2010, he was engaged in the national project of technological development: "Development and characterization of colloidal carriers for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs." Since 2011, Bojan Calija has participated in the national project of technological development: Development and characterization of micro and nano drug delivery systems for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs" and in the project of basic research: "Synthesis of molecules with anti-inflammatory and cardio protective activity: structural modifications, modeling, physicochemical characterization and formulational investigation". From 2010 through 2012, he was engaged in the international Tempus project: "Postgraduate Qualification in Pharmacy - The Way Forward". His research is focused on formulation and characterization of polymeric microparticulate drug carriers. Bojan Calija is the author or the co-author of more than 60 original articles, professional papers and short communications papers. He is a peer reviewer for several international scientific journals. He is the co-author of one textbook in the field of Pharmaceutical Technology, one workbook and one multimedia publication in the field of Industrial Pharmacy.