Prof. Livija Cvetićanin, PhD

  • She was born in Senta on April 7, 1952.
  • She received her bachelor degree in mechanical engineering at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Novi Sad, in 1975. She got her Master Degree at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the Department of Mechanics, University of Belgrade, in 1977. She received her PhD from the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, in 1981.
  • Since 1975 she is employed at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad. She was elected Full Professor for Mechanism and Machine Theory in 1992 and in 1995 as Full Professor for Mechanics.
  • She was the vice-dean at the Faculty of Technical Sciences, director of the Institute of Mechanics and Design, head of the Department of mechanics, member of the Senate and of the Scientific Committee of the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad. She is one of the founders of graphical engineering and design at the University of Novi Sad and the first Head of the Department of Graphical Engineering and design. She was the President of the Yugoslav Society of Mechanics for two times. She was the member of the Management Board of the IFToMM for Serbia.
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Scientific interests:
Nonlinear vibrations, Analytical mechanics, Dynamics of machines and mechanisms with constant and variable mass, Deterministic chaos. She has published more than 300 papers; 100 in the most important international SCI journals. She published a monograph, as well as a Chapter in another monograph. Livija Cveticanin was the lecturer at the International school of Mechanics in Udine, Italy in 2012. She was awarded by the University of Novi Sad with the „Medal of National Heroes“, with acknowledgement „Rastko Stojanović” of the Yugoslav Society of Mechanics, October price of the town Novi Sad and she got the prize of the Faculty of Technical Sciences of Novi Sad for the highest number of the published papers in 2008. In 2011, she got the Thompson Routers award as the most cited author in Serbia. The citation number of SCI is more than 1000.

Selected publications:

  1. L. Cveticanin, Dynamics of Machines with Variable Mass, Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, London, p.236, 1998.
  2. L. Cveticanin, Resonant vibrations of nonlinear rotors, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 30, No. 4, pp. 581-588, 1995.
  3. L. Cveticanin, Self-excited vibrations of the variable mass rotor/fluid system, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol.212, No.4, pp.685-702, 1998.
  4. L. Cveticanin, Analytic approach for the solution of the complex-valued strong non-linear differential equation of Duffing type, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, Vol.297, No.3-4, pp. 348-360, 2001.
  5. L. Cveticanin, Homotopy-perturbation method for pure non-linear differential equation, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, Vol.30, 2006, 1221-1230.
  6. L. Cveticanin, Oscillator with fraction order restoring force, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol.320, 2009, 1064-1077
  7. L. Cveticanin, M. Zukovic, Melnikov’s criteria and chaos in systems with fraction order deflection, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Vol.326, 2009, 768-779.
  8. L. Cveticanin, Dynamics of body separation – Analytical procedure, Nonlinear Dynamics, Vol.55, Issue 3, 2009, 269-278.
  9. L. Cveticanin, T. Pogany, Oscillator with a sum of non-integer order non-linearities, Journal of Applied Mathematics, vol. 2012, art. no. 649050, 20 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/649050.
  10. L. Cveticanin, Oscillator with non-integer order nonlinearity and time variable parameters, Acta Mechanica, Vol.223, No.7, 2012, pp.1417-1429.

Undergraduate and graduate studies
Livija Cveticanin has lectures in: Statics, Kinematics, Dynamics, Oscillations, Chaos, Mechanism and Machine Theory, Power Transmission (for students of Mechanical engineering), Mechanics (for the student at Management, Civil engineering and Graphical design). In the period of 1999 to 2006 she has taught Statics at the Mechanical Engineering in Srpsko Sarajevo. She is the co-author of 4 textbooks. She was the leader of 30 bachelor works and a specialist paper. She was the mentor of 7 masterworks and 7 PhD students.

Transfer of the knowledge in the industry
Livija Cveticanin was the project manager or the researcher of 18 scientific projects, 10 technical and practical projects which were financially supported by the Ministry of Science of Serbia and the Province Secretariat of Science of Vojvodina. She realized 42 projects for the industry. As the licensed engineer she was the project manager for projects of bricks and ceramic plates producing. These factories are built and still produce bricks and ceramic plates. Besides, she managed the projects of machines in cable industry. She is an expert in vibrodiagnostics and dynamics of rotors and rotating machines.

Other important information
She is one of the Editors of two journals given at the SCI list: the Mechanism and Machine Theory and the Journal of Applied Mathematics. In 2012, she was the Leading Guest Editor of a special issue of the Journal of Applied Mathematics. She is the reviewer of a significant number of international journals.


  • Corresponding member of Academy of Sciences and Arts of Vojvodina since 2013.
  • Academician of the South-Slav Academy of Nonlinear Sciences since 2013.
  • External member of publicly society of Hungarian Academy of Sciences since 2000.
  • Member of the Serb Society of Mechanics.
  • Member of IFToMM for Serbia.
  • Member of GAMM etc.