The Team

Our Expert Team

The CNT team is formed by experts with a vast experience in innovation management support of multinational companies, SMEs and research institutions, individually or in European & UK funded consortiums, especially related to commercialisation of nanomaterials.

If you would like for your organisation to have a virtual exhibition booth in one of our existing exhibition halls or pavilions, or if you would like us to prepare a dedicated exhibition hall or exhibition pavilion, related to your project or thematic of your interest, we invite you to contact us. We would be happy to arrange for one of our experts to contact you to discuss how we can build a dedicated virtual exhibition space for you, according to your needs.

Dr Boskovic

Dr Bojan Boskovic is a Founder, Managing Director and Principal Consultant of the company. He has more than 20 years of hands-on experience with carbon nanomaterials and composites from industry and academia in the UK and Europe. Previously, he worked as a R&D Manager at Nanocyl, one of leading carbon nanotube Dmanufacturing companies in Europe. He also worked on carbon nanotube synthesis and applications as a Principal Engineer-Carbon Scientist at Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems, as a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, and as a Senior Specialist at Morgan Advanced Materials. During his PhD studies at the University of Surrey he invented low temperature synthesis method for production of carbon nanomaterials that has been used as a foundation patent for the start-up company Surrey Nanosystems. He was a member of the Steering and Review Group for the Mini-IGT in Nanotechnology that advised the UK Government on the first nanotechnology strategy policy document.

Dr Boskovic was working as an advisor for the European Commission (EC) on Engineering and Upscaling Clustering and on setting up of the European Pilot Production Network (EPPN) and European Materials Charaterisation Cluster (EMCC). He has experience in exploitation and dissemination management on a number of FP7 and H2020 European projects, including UltraWire, NanoLeap, OYSTER, M3DLoC, Genesis, nTRACK, APOLO, TriAnkle, Carbo4Power, DOME 4.0 and NanoMECommons, and also in UK Government Innovate UK funded projects, such as UltraMAT and GRAPHOSITE. He is also a leader of a private Nano-Carbon Enhanced Materials (NCEM) consortium and Advanced Materials for Additive Manufacturing (AMAM) consortium. Dr Boskovic has experience of advising VC investors with their investments of over $20M to nanomaterials-based product development companies.

Dr Jelena Aleksic is a Head of Innovation Strategy at CNT Ltd. She has wide project management, R&D and teaching experience. While she was working as a scientific associate at the University of Applied Sciences in Stralsund, Germany she taught subjects Fluid Mechanics, Gas Dynamics and Mathematics. During her PhD studies in fluid mechanics related to crystal growth at the University of Rostock, Germany, she developed a new temperature measurement method for fluids based on thermochromic liquid crystals (TLC). Her thesis was awarded with the first prize at the South-eastern Conference on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics in Orlando, FL, USA. She organised scientific conferences and edited an internationally published science magazine.

At the CNT Ltd. she has been working extensively on developing business strategies, and preparation of customised patent landscaping and market research reports in the field of nanomaterials.

Dr Aleksic has also been working on management of European collaborative R&D EC FP7 & H2020 projects (UltraWire, NanoLeap, EPPN, nTRACK, OYSTER, M3DLoC, Genesis, Repair3D, APOLO, TriAnkle, Carbo4Power, DOME 4.0 and NanoMECommons) involving tasks such as innovation management, Business Model and Plan development, identification and analysis of Key Exploitable Results, mapping and engagement with stakeholders and other relevant exploitation and dissemination tasks. She is also acting as Exploitation and Innovation Manager on the EC H2020 n-TRACK and as Exploitation Manager on the EC H2020 Genesis project. Through her business development activities, Dr Aleksic raised around €2M funding for CNT Ltd. Previously she worked in many different industries including renewable energies, construction and social media and she is fluent in English, German, Spanish and Serbo-Croatian. She joined CNT in August 2012. 

Dr Ana Bankovic Cassidy is a Senior Innovation Consultant. She joined CNT team in February 2021. Ana graduated from the Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade Serbia, winning the award for the best BSc (Honors) Thesis of the year 2007. The main aim of her PhD study and further research was to identify and explain specific kinetic phenomena that occur in positron transport in electric and magnetic field due to non-conservative nature of positronium formation. Ana applied the basic phenomenology of charged particle swarms to study the interaction of positrons with biologically relevant molecules, in order to develop and establish a benchmark for Monte Carlo codes used in positron emission tomography (PET) modelling. Her research activities were undertaken in Centre for Non-Equilibrium Processes at the Institute of Physics in Belgrade, Serbia, a large interdisciplinary group with interests ranging from theoretical, numerical and experimental studies of low temperature plasmas, to studies of positron swarms and their applications, modelling particle detectors and conducting experiments at applying plasma physics methodologies to medicine and biological applications.
As a Visiting Researcher at the Open University, Milton Keynes in 2014/15, she worked on quantum chemistry treatment of positron interactions with atoms and molecules using the UKRmol quantum chemistry software.

Mónica Spreadbury is a bilingual (Spanish and English) Senior Administrative Officer at the CNT Ltd with large experience gained within a variety of organisations in the private and public sector, both internationally and in the UK. In CNT Ltd. she has been working for NCEM and AMAM private consortiums, UK funded Projects and EC projects preparing Open Day Workshops, meeting agenda, coordinating administrative activities, communicating with project partners and meeting guests and speakers, facilitating and supervising exhibition stands and taking care of the registration desk. Before joining CNT Ltd she worked as a Regional Service Assistant/Officer for the British Council in Cambridge and for the BirdLife International, as Office Manager in the Americas Division (Ecuador) and as a regional co-ordinator of the World Bird Festival (UK). She joined CNT in August 2014.

Let us help you with your virtual exhibition

We would be happy to arrange for one of our experts to contact you to discuss how we can build a dedicated virtual exhibition space for you, according to your needs.