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Personal information
M-r Milena Taseska-Gjorgjijevski
Assistant
UKIM Institute of Agriculture Skopje
Department of Winemaking
Laboratory for wine and alcoholic beverages
Aleksandar Makedonski bb, 1000
Skopje
Tel: +389 2 2658605
Fax:+389 2 2658604
e-mail: m.taseska@zeminst.edu.mk

Research interests
– Developing of classical and instrumental analytical methods for different parameters in wine and strong alcoholic beverages

Current projects
-Inorganic natural solid substances and their synthetic analogues – Spectra-structural
correlations and comparison with chemical composition, Ministry of Education and
Science of Macedonia, Skopje, 2010-2012.

Academic qualifications
2009- Now
Ph.D Student
Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty od Science, Department of Chemistry, Skopje
Working title: “Methods for determination of trace elements in minerals and salts by spectroscopic and radiochemical techniques”
2009
Master degree
Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty od Science, Department of Chemistry, Skopje
“Methods for determination of trace elements in minerals and salts by spectroscopic and radiochemical techniques”
2006
Specialist degree
Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty od Science, Department of Chemistry, Skopje
“Separation of trace elements from copper and iron minerals and their determination by atomic absorption spectrometry”
2004
Bachelor degree
Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty od Science, Department of Chemistry, Skopje

Training and research experience
– Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia (nov.-dec. 2005, sep.-dec. 2006, oct. 2007, mar. 2010)
– Babes-Bolyai University, Kluj, Napoka, Romania (jul. 2005)
– Faculty of Chemistry Kliment Ohridski, Sofia, Bulgaria (may 2009)
– Faculty od Science, Novi Sad, Serbia (sep. 2010)

Employment and work experience
2011-now
UKIM Institute of Agriculture Skopje
Department of Winemaking
Laboratory for wine and strong alcoholic beverages
2009-2011
“Farmahem”, Environment Laboratory, Skopje, collaborator
2007-2009
“Skopski leguri”, Factory for metallurgy, Skopje, Chemical engineer and Head of The Laboratory for x-ray spectroscopy
2005
Sts. Cyril and Methodius University, Faculty od Science, Department of Chemistry, Skopje-
Assistant in preparatory laboratory for exercises in physical chemistry
2004
“Nova Makedonija”, Skopje, jurnalist

Past projects
– Elemental composition of minerals from the Republic of Macedo¬nia, Slove¬ni¬an-Macedonian Intergovernmental S&T Cooperation, Skopje-Ljubljana, 2005-2006 (principal investigator).

– Silicates minerals from Macedonia – Mineralogical charac¬te¬riza¬tion, Croatian-Macedonian Intergovernmental S&T Cooperation, Skopje-Zagreb, 2006-2007.

– Elemental composition of minerals from the Republic of Macedo¬nia, Slove¬ni¬an-Macedonian Intergovernmental S&T Cooperation, Skopje-Ljubljana, 2007-2008 (principal investigator).

– Silicates minerals from Macedonia- identification and systematization, Faculty of Science, Government for Education and Science of Macedonia, Skopje, 2006-2009.

-Teaching and learning bioanalysis, CEEPUS (Central European Exchange Prog¬ram for University Studies), CII-HU-0010-03-0809, 2008-2009.

Presented articals
-M. Taseska, T. Stafilov, P. Makreski, G. Jovanovski, Determination of trace ele¬ments in some copper minerals by atomic absorption spectrometry, 3rd Black Sea Basin Conference on Analytical Chemistry, Constanta, Book of Abstracts, p. 99, 2005.

-M. Taseska, T. Stafilov, P. Makreski, R. Jaćimović, V. Stibilj, G. Jovanovski, Lıquıd-lıquıd extractıon and determınatıon of trace elements ın ıron mı¬nerals by atomıc absorptıon spectrometry, 5th Inter¬na¬tional Con¬fe¬ren¬ce of the Chemical Societies of the South-East European Countries – ICOSECS-5, Book of Abstracts, Vol. 1, ACH–48, p. 94, Ohrid, 2006.

-M. Taseska, I. Karadjova, T. Stafilov, Determination of trace elements in man¬ga¬ne¬se salts after preliminary matrix separation, 4rd Black See Basin Conference on Ana¬ly¬ticasl Chemistry (4th BBCAC), Abstracts and Programme, P132, Sunny Beach, Bulgaria, 2007.

Scientific publications
1. M. Taseska, P. Makreski, V. Stibilj, R. Jacimović, T. Stafilov, Is extraction of fe from iron based reference materials an appropriate method for determi-nation of trace elements?, Radiochimica Acta, 100(1), 57-63 (2012).

2. M. Taseska, R. Jaćimović, V. Stibilj, T. Stafilov, P. Makreski, G. Jovanovski, Determination of trace elements in some copper minerals by k0-instrumental neutron activation analysis, Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 70, 35-39 (2012).

3. M. Taseska, R. Jaćimović, V. Stibilj, T. Stafilov, P. Makreski, G. Jovanovski, Is copper removal by electrolysis from copper minerals appropriate method for determination of trace elements?, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A, 622, 449-452 (2010).

4. M. Taseska, P. Makreski, V. Stibilj, R. Jaćimović, T. Stafilov, Determination of trace elements in hematite’s iron reference material JSS-804-1 using k0-INAA, Geologica Macedonica,22, 43–48 (2008).

5. M. Taseska, P. Makreski, V. Stibilj, R. Jaćimović, T. Stafilov, G. Jovanovski, Deter¬mi¬na¬tion of trace elements in chalcopyrite (CuFeS2) by neut¬ron acti¬va¬tion analysis after matrix elements removal, Macedonian Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 27(2), 141-147 (2008).

6. M. Taseska, I. Karadjova, T. Stafilov, Determination of trace elements in man¬ganese salts after preliminary matrix separation, Eurasian Jour¬nal of Analytical Chemistry, 3, 1-9 (2008).

7. P. Naumov, Lj. Pejov, G. Jovanovski, T. Stafilov, M. Taseska, E. Stojanovska, Uni¬la¬te¬ral exclusion of Jahn-Teller-inactive d5 Mn(H2O)4(C7H4NO3S)22+ guests by strongly distorted host d9 Cu(H2O)4(C7H4NO3S)22+ lattice, Crystal Growth & Design, 8, 1319-1326 (2008).

8. R. Jaćimović, M. Taseska, V. Stibilj, P. Makreski, T. Stafilov, G. Jovanovski, Element com¬position of some copper minerals from the Republic of Mace¬do¬nia, Geologica Macedonica, 21, 87-91 (2007).

9. M. Taseska, T. Stafilov, P. Makreski, R. Jaćimović, V. Stibilj, G. Jovanovski, Liquid-liquid extraction and determination of trace elements in iron minerals by atomic absorption spectrometry, Geologica Macedonica, 20, 33–38 (2006).

10. M. Taseska, T. Stafilov, P. Makreski, G. Jovanovski, Determination of trace ele¬ments in some copper minerals by atomic absorption spectro-met¬ry, Ovidius University, Annals of Chemistry, 16(1), 43-46 (2005).

11. V. M. Petruševski, M. Taseska, M. Monković, Reaction of copper with fuming nitric acid: a novel lecture experiment in passivation, Chemical Educator, 10(3), 208-210 (2005).

12. V. M. Petrusevski, M. Taseska, Demonstrations as a tool for ironing-out miscon¬cep¬tions. 1. On the catalytic reduction of potassium permanganate solution with atomic hydrogen, Bull. Chem. Technol. Macedonia, 23(1), 47-51 (2004).