Our Team

  • Dr. Benjamin Durakovic
  • Dr. Ena Kazic
  • Dr. Ramo Palalic
  • Dr. Ali Abd Almisreb
  • MSc. Jasmin Sutkovic
  • MSc. Mirza Ljubovic
  • MSc. Hamza Preljevic

Benjamin Durakovic is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, International University of Sarajevo. His research interests include energy storage using phase change materials for passive building design, building energy efficiency, design of experiments, and data analysis.  He has authored or co-authored four books and many research papers on the aforementioned topics and published in a variety of leading journals including Sustainable Cities and Society, the International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, and the Journal of Materials and Environmental Science. He teaches courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and has participated in more than 20 R&D innovation projects with Bosnian and US companies. Dr Durakovic is actively involved as a reviewer for leading journals and as a journal editor of Periodicals of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sustainable Engineering and Innovation and Heritage and Sustainable Development.

Ramo Palalić is an Assistant Professor at the Economics and Management Department, Faculty of Business and Administration (FBA), International University of Sarajevo (IUS), Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. His research interests include entrepreneurship, leadership, marketing, and management. Dr. Palalić teaches in the above listed areas at undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate study cycles. He is a Coordinator of Leadership and Entrepreneurship Centre (LEC) at IUS. Apart from this, he is actively involved in business projects in the areas of entrepreneurial leadership and marketing management, in private and public organizations. He has authored and co-authored many articles and books in the above areas with internationally recognized publishers. Additionally, Dr. Palalić is serving as the reviewer/editor board member in several international journals.

Ali Abd Almisreb obtained his PhD degree in electrical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi MARA-Malaysia in 2016, MSc in Computer Science from the same university in 2012 and Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering from Ittihad Private University-Syria in 2008. He joined the School of Graduated Studies-Universiti Tenaga Nasional-Malaysia as a Postdoctoral Researcher in 2017. Currently he is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering-Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences-International University of Sarajevo-BiH.

Jasmin Šutković was born on September 23, 1984. He received his BSc degrees in Biological Science and Bioengineering from International University of Sarajevo (IUS) in 2009, and Master degree in 2014. Currently is Senior teaching assistant at IUS, and working on his PhD in the field of Bioengineering. Since 2010 until now he has been engaged in many lab-bases research projects that are resulted with number of publications in reputable journals.  His administrative work is related to Research and Development Center. Since 2013 he has been engaged in various administrative positions in R&D Center and currently he is vice manager of the center. 

Hamza Preljević was born on August 14, 1991. in Brčko, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He got his bachelor degree in International Relations from the International University of Sarajevo in 2015, where he also defended his master thesis in International Relations in 2016. In period from March 2015 to September 2016 he was a demonstrator at the Faculty of Business and Administration, International University of Sarajevo. On October 2016 Mr. Preljević was appointed at the position of Senior Assistant at the Faculty of Business and Administration, Department of International Relations. He is an associate of the Balkan Studies Center (BSC), whose secretary he became in January 2019. Moreover, since March 2019 he also serves as Managing Editor of Epiphany – Journal of Transdisciplinary Studies – published by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). His areas of interest are the politics of Bosnia and Herzegovina, issues of Bosnian Muslims, Western Balkan studies, EU integration, and security studies – with an active research focus on various aspects of transatlantic relations and NATO’s relations with the Western Balkans. His referred journal articles and reviews have appeared in several internationally recognized publications, including Insight TurkeyCroatian International Relations ReviewJournal of Muslim Minority Affairs and the European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology. Also, he participated in several expert projects (drawing and constructing research studies, analysis and other project documents). Mr. Preljević taught on Diplomacy, Foreign Policy Analysis and the Political System of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and assisted on courses Politics in Europe, EU Sysetm, Political Geography and Geopolitics, and Security Studies.  He participated in a significant number of seminars, summer schools, workshops and academic exchanges in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Slovakia, Sweden, France and Turkey. Moreover, he performed a number of administrative duties, and was involved in different committees and professional bodies of the faculty and university.