Patents & Awards

Achievements & Awards

  • EPA’s 2007 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, joint recipient with Cargill, Inc.
  • United Soybean Board Award for industrial use of vegetable oils
  • American Oil Chemists Society Award for glycerin use in 2009
  • American Chemical Society Industrial Innovation Award


Patents & Patent Applications

  1. Petrovic, Zoran S., Javni Ivan, Zlatanic Alisa, Guo Andrew, Modified vegetable Oil-based Polyols, WO 2006/012344 A1 also US Pat. 8153746 B2 (April 10, 2012).
  2. Zoran Petrovic, Wei Zhang, Ivan javni and X.Andrew Guo, Polymer Concrete and method for Preparation Thereof, US.Pat. 7,977,424 B2 (Jul. 12 2011)
  3. Zoran S Petrovic,  Mihail Ionescu, Ivan Javni, Polyglycerol based polyols and polyurethanes and methods for producing polyols and polyurethanes, US Pat. Appl. 2009/0082483 A1.
  4. Mihail Ionescu, Zoran S Petrovic, Cationic Polymerization of Biological Oils with superacid Catalysts, US Pat 7,501,479 (2009).
  5. M. Ionescu, Z.S. Petrovic, I.Javni, Biobased Petrochemical Hybrid Polyols, US Patent Application 11/407,521
  6. Z. Petrovic, A. Guo, I. Javni and Wei Zhang, Method of Making natural oil-based polyols and polyurethanes therefrom” US Pat. 6,686,435 (Feb. 3, 2004).
  7. Z. Petrovic, A. Guo, and I. Javni , “Process for the preparation of vegetable oil-based polyols and electroinsulating casting compounds created from vegetable oil-based polyols. US patent 6,573,354 (2003)
  8. Z. Petrovic, A. Guo, and I. Javni, “Process for the preparation of vegetable oil-based polyols and electroinsulating casting compounds created from vegetable oil-based polyols,” U. S. Patent 6,107,433 (2000).
  9. Z. Petrovic, W. Zhang, A. Guo, and I. Javni, “Composite material using vegetable oil-based polyols and the composite material resulting therefrom,” U.S. Patent Application 10/005,973 (2002).
  10. Z.S. Petrovic and I.J. Javni, “Process for the synthesis of epoxidized natural oil-based isocyanate prepolymers for application in polyurethanes,” U.S. Patent 6,399,698 (2002).
  11. Z. Petrovic, I. Javni, A. Guo, and W. Zhang, “Method of making natural oil-based polyols and polyurethanes therefrom,” U. S. Patent 6,433,121 (2002).
  12. Allen Bernie, Petrovic Zoran, Gel cushion comprising rubber polymer and oil, U.S. Pat. 5,756,195 (1998).
  13. Allen Bernie, Petrovic Zoran, Javni Ivan, Conforming shoe construction and gel compositions therefor, U.S. Pat. 5,766,704 (1998).
  14. Allen Bernie, Petrovic Zoran, Shoe sole, U.S. Pat. 5,932,336 (1999).
  15. Allen Bernie, Petrovic Zoran, Javni Ivan, Goldman Neil M., Conforming shoe construction using gels and method of making the same, U.S. Pat. 5,955,159 (1999).
  16. Allen Bernie, Petrovic Zoran, Javni Ivan, Goldman Neil M., Conforming shoe construction and gel compositions therefor, U.S. Pat. 5,985,383 (1999).
  17. Allen Bernie, Petrovic Zoran, Golf shoe having spike socket spine system, U.S. Pat. 5,987,783(1999).