The Faculty of Science and Mathematics comprises five departments, each with a diverse range of research activities and interests:








Department of Mathematics comprises the following research areas:

Nonlinear functional analysis

Operator Theory

Semi-groups and groups of linear operators. Integrated semi-groups of operators and their application

Numerical methods for ordinary and partial differential equations

Linear and nonlinear boundary value problems

Semi-linear and quasi-linear singular-perturbation problems

Differential equations and differential equation systems

Modeling discrete dynamical systems

Bifurcation and Stability Theory

Riemannian and Pseudo-Riemannian differential geometry

Application of Riemannian and Pseudo-Riemannian differential geometry to Gravitation Theory


Department of Physics deals with systematic research of processes and laws of physics related to contemporary trends in science and technology development such as:

Research and development trends in interaction between electromagnetic radiation and substance and x-ray structure analysis

new material research and development, production and use

Polymer material research

Amorphous material research

Physical theoretical models and their use in computer simulation for description of particle interaction in multi-channel formalism

Nuclear research reactors, theory and use of the soft-computing method

Inverse problems in nuclear materials’ identification, diagnosing neutron sources

Positron annihilation spectroscopy

Gamma spectrometry of visualization and its use in radiation diagnostics

Nuclear methods in medicine

Application of the laws of physics in ecology and sustainable development, passive use of solar energy and alternative energy sources

Radiation in natural radioactivity in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Patient dosimetry research and its application in medical diagnostics

Solid-state lightning with focus on experimental HP LED hg performance check

Improving research activities, theoretical though and applicative studies intended to improve economic and social development using all human and material resources available at the Department with an aim of optimizing and assisting development of technological processes, power supply, telecommunication, mining, construction engineering, medicine, technology, ecology, etc.


Department of Biology comprises the following research areas:

Molecular genetics research of allelic gene frequencies in the population of B-H

Gene mutations in population and their impact on phenotype

Molecular genetics research of the MMR gene and tumor suppressor gene

STR genetypisation, mycro-variants and mutations in STR loci in the population of B-H

mtDNA polymorphism research

Population genetics research

Characterization of bacterial casts isolated from food and water

Microorganism genotype and phenotype

Microorganisms in industry

Bio-anthropology, population genetics and molecular evolution

Water ecosystem quality analysis in relation to phytobentos and zoobenthos composition

Trophic composition of stagnant water in relation to phytoplankton communities composition

Microbiological analysis of water ecosystems

Application of different index types in water quality assessment

Application of indexes in valorization of soil quality in relation to soil cover

Assessment of biodiversity of plant species in different types of ecosystems

Determining habitat types

Determining conservation potential in different habitat types

Phytocenose –related research of fauna communities

Water quality assessment on basis of microscope analysis of water samples

Water eco-systems microscope analysis

Microscope, macroscopic and HPTLC plant species research

Determining pollution levels in particular areas in relation to distribution of certain types of lichen

Determining plant species by patterns

Ecology and environment protection


Animal biosystematics and morphology

Biodiversity in invertebrate

Biodiversity in vertebrate

Parasite fauna


Animal Physiology

Animal histology and embryology

Biodiversity in the area of North-East Bosnia, focusing on vertebrate and invertebrate fauna

Genofonds research, focusing on organisms specific for this part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in particular on endemic, relict and endangered species in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Identifying types of conversion status and successive habitat in the area of Tuzla Canton and the region

Bio-monitoring the water in relation to saprobiological and biological indicators.


Department of Chemistry comprises the following areas of research:

Antioxidant capacity and composition of polyphenols, L-ascorbic acid, micro-biogenic elements, hydroxymethylfurfural, reducing and non-reducing sugar in honey, as a natural food product

Antioxidant capacity and crop polyphenols

Heavy metals in rivers and potable water

Bio-availability of microelements in medical herbs and their antioxidant capacity

Biomethic, optical biosensors for microbiological detection of product degradation (medical and food products)

The role of soil humic acid complexes and lignite dust in bio-availability of nickel and microelements

The effects and chemical characteristics of humic acid complexes in soil, lignite dust and flora systems

The effects of chemical properties of soil in determining the content of heavy metals in soil

The effects of surface active agents (surfactants) on solvency and morphological characteristics of pharmaceutically active compound fexofenadine hydrochloride

The effects of surface active agents (surfactants) on solvency and morphological characteristics of pharmaceutically active compound carbamazepine

Conversion of polymorph of the synthesized fexofenadine hydrochloride

Designing the process of obtaining the desired polymorph form 5-H-(b,f) azepine-5-carboxamide

Spectrophotometric measurement of metal ions in tenside mineral solutions

Chemical environment research – pollutant monitoring, chemical properties and interaction between pollutants and their environment

Quality control research – food, pharmaceutical and chemical products quality control


Department of Geography comprises the following areas of research:

Environmental protection, demographic and urban development research

Quantitative and qualitative research on geomorphological, hydrological and climate conditions in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Demographic research in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Food, energy, raw material and water production and possibilities of developing tertiary activities

Field research of the existing conditions in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Research of natural disasters, processes related to physical and anthropological geography in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Improving scientific knowledge and theoretical thought, applicative research which aim to improve economic and geographical development (optimal use of resources, regional planning and rational spatial division of economic activities, ecology).


Research activities are carried out through implementation of projects supported by:

Doctoral dissertations and masters’ theses research carried out as a part of doctoral and masters’ studies

Research projects supported by various organizations and funds such as: Tuzla Canton Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, Federal Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, B-H Ministry of Civil Affairs (joint research and development projects implemented through scientific and technological cooperation between the Republic of Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina), WUS, European Union and USA funds for science



Results of research activities are published in indexed journals (CC, SCI indexes) and other journals relevant for the scientific fields listed in the Register of relevant national publications of the Faculty of Science. Papers can be published in Faculty of Science Journal. Since 2005 the Collection is being published in five volumes: Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Geography. All published papers are reviewed.