Prof. dr Kolaković (Risto) Srđan is a full-time professor at the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Technical Sciences in the field of hydraulic engineering. He is author and co-author of 4 textbooks, 9 monographs and over 80 scientific articles in domestic and foreign journals and conferences. He was mentor on 6 doctoral dissertations. In the last ten years, he has led or participated in 9 international projects financed by the EU. He was Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Subotica, and since 2006 he performs the function of a Vice-Dean for Investment and Cooperation with the Economy in the Faculty of Technical Sciences. He was President of the Council of the University of Novi Sad in two mandates and he was appointed by the Government of the APV as acting director of the newly formed NTP Novi Sad in March 2019.