Serbian inventions and discoveries are objects, processes or techniques invented or discovered by Serbian people.


Invention/discovery Inventor/discoverer
Hair clipper (and buzz cut)[1] Nikola Bizumić
Ćuk converter Slobodan Ćuk
Strawberry Tree (solar energy device) Strawberry Energy

Graph energy Matching polynomial

Iván Gutman
Jovan Karamata
Kurepa tree Đuro Kurepa
Migma Bogdan Maglich

Milankovitch cycles Revised Julian calendar[2] (second most accurate calendar ever written)

Milutin Milanković
Tihomir Novakov
Loading coil[5] Mihajlo Pupin
Mihajlo Pupin Institute
Quantum discord (one of discoverers) Vlatko Vedral


Vladimir Vukićević

Powered exoskeleton(developed at the same time as the General Electric / US Armed Forces "Hardiman")[6]

Miomir Vukobratović

Prostethic five-fingered hand [7]

Rajko Tomović
Nikola Tesla

Galaksija (computer)

Voja Antonić

Early plastics

Ognjeslav Kostović Stepanović

Karst and a number of geographical theories related to the Balkans

Jovan Cvijić

Apollo (spacecraft); A team of 7 Serb engineers and scientists (known as Serbo-7) largely contributed to the Apollo project.[11]


Pioneer in the sociology of law and sociological jurisprudence.

Valtazar Bogišić

Pioneering work in hypothermia.

Ivan Đaja

Pioneering research in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

Pioneering work in the field of systems theory.

Mihajlo D. Mesarovic

Inventor and constructor of the first railway air brake.

Dobrivoje Božić

Invented and built the first known mechanical public clock in Russia in 1404.

Lazar the Serb

Co-creator of Azithromycin.

Slobodan Đokić

Research on interactions of neutrons in chemical physics of heavy elements. which turned out to be an important step in the discovery of nuclear fission.

Pavle Savić

He led the first successful laboratory cultivation and serial propagation of Measles and Hepatitis B virus.[12]

Milan Milovanović

Serbian Cyrillic alphabet

Vuk Karadžić

See also



  1. ^ Scali-Sheahan, Maura; Roste, Leslie; Linquest, Linnea; Burness, Amy; Mitchell, Dennis (2017). Milady Standard Barbering (6th ed.). New York City: Cengage Learning. p. 20. ISBN 978-1-3051-0055-8.
  2. ^ "Is There a Perfect Calendar?". Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Tihomir Novakov, 1929-2015". Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  4. ^ Hansen, Anthony D. A; Rosen, H; Novakov, Tihomir (1 January 1984). "The aethalometer: an instrument for the real-time measurement of optical absorption by aerosol particles". 36: 191–196. OCLC 813625680. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ Bošnjak, Marija. "PUPIN COILS AND PUPINIZATION OF THE TELEPHONE LINES" (PDF). Retrieved 2021-04-30.
  6. ^ Baldovino, Renann; Jamisola, Rodrigo Jr. (2017). "A survey in the different designs and control systems of powered-exoskeleton for lower extremities" (PDF). Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Biomechanics, Rational Publication. 1 (4): 103–115. doi:10.24243/JMEB/1.4.192.
  7. ^ Бркић, Александра. "Колико вреди српска диплома у свету". Politika Online (in Serbian). Retrieved 2016-11-16.
  8. ^ Doppelbauer, Martin (25 September 2014). "A short history of electric motors, 1800-1893". Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.
  9. ^ "How Does a Plasma Ball Work?". Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  10. ^ "Violet Ray: A Handy Healing Device". Retrieved 14 November 2016.
  11. ^ Bilić, Meri. "Hjustone, imamo problem: jel' ono beše Mesec ili Mars". Politika Online. Retrieved 2019-09-06.
  12. ^ "Milovanovic, Milan". Retrieved 2020-04-23.