Lidija Matija is an associate professor at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Mechanical Engineering where she received her PhD in Control Engineering in 1997. She has been working in the Institute for Chemical Power Sources, Belgrade, Serbia, in the field of fullerenes based materials, its production and application for battery production. In 2002 she has changed her field of research and moved to the Institute of Technical Sciences, Serbian Academy of Science and Arts, where she investigated fullerene and carbon based materials for biomedical applications. In 2005, Professor Lidija Matija moved back to the University of Belgrade Faculty of Mechanical Engineering where she joined the group for Biomedical Engineering within the department for control engineering and became the Chair of NanoLaboratory. In the period from 2008 - 2010 she was appointed as Seconded National expert (SNE) in European Commission, DG RTD, Marie Curie Networks, FP7 Framework Programme, Brussels, where she worked as scientific officer. Her main fields of research are: Control Systems, Early Detection of Skin Cancer and Melanoma, Intelligent Materials, Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes, STM/AFM, Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine. Professor Matija's fields of teaching are: Control Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Nanomedicine. She was several times awarded in her country for her research achievements in the field of nanotechnology and she was the coordinator of several national research projects of which more than half had industry involvement.