Contact Professor Vasilije Manovic

Areas of expertise

  • Biomass and Waste
  • Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Conventional & Advanced Fuels
  • Energy and the Environment


Professor Manovic received his PhD from the University of Belgrade (Faculty of Chemistry) in 2003 and was then appointed as an Assistant Professor at the same university (Faculty of Mining and Geology). He was also an associate researcher with Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences (Department of Thermal Engineering and Energy). In 2005 he joined Natural Resources Canada (CanmetENERGY), first as a post-doctoral fellow, and then as a research scientist, and finally in 2013 he joined Cranfield University.

He has gained international recognition by developing new methods for re-activation and pre-activation of lime-based sorbents for high-temperature CO2 capture. He has also developed new lime-based materials for CO2 capture and extensively explored their performance under different conditions including the presence of steam and SO2.

At the beginning of his career, he carried out extensive studies on the utilization of a wide range of fuels, such as coal, renewable and waste fuels employing technologies such as fluidized bed and pulverized coal combustion. He also developed original models for coal combustion processes, including processes such as drying, devolatilization, pyrolysis, char combustion, and inherent SO2 capture by ash.

He has led several studies in the area of CO2 capture including two multimillion projects for the Office of Energy Research and Development (OERD), Government Canada: (i) Ca Looping Technology for Post-Combustion Capture of CO2 and Hydrogen Production with CCS, and (ii) Integration of Chemical and Calcium Looping. He has published more than 60 papers in the best peer-reviewed journals in the area, and his work has been presented at more than 50 conferences.

Current activities

Professor Manovic is a leading authority in the area of calcium looping - a new technology for CO2 capture, and he is an internationally recognised authority in several other CO2 capture areas including chemical looping combustion, oxy-fuel combustion, and CO2 capture from low-CO2-concentration sources such as industrial gases, natural gas, and air.

His research interests also include the areas of SO2 capture, NOx reduction from fossil fuel, biomass, and waste combustion. He has also studied pyrolysis, and gasification, and been responsible for the modelling of these processes. In addition, his expertise includes chemistry, geochemistry, and analytical chemistry of fossil fuels.

He is currently a guest editor for Fuel (Elsevier): Fluidized Bed Combustion and Gasification - CO2 and SO2 capture: Special Issue in Honour of Professor E.J. Anthony.


Office of Energy Research and Development (OERD), Government Canada

Foster Wheeeler

Endesa Generacion

Carbon Engineering

Serbian Ministry of Science and Technology

Oil Industry of Serbia

Electric Power Industry of Serbia.


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