AĆIM S. STEVOVIĆ
THE FIRST PROFESSOR OF MACHINE TOOLS AT THE TECHNICAL FACULTY
OF BELGRADE UNIVERSITY
Eng. Aćim Stevović (1866 – 1957) was born in Kotroman, Mokra Gora, County Užice. He attended high school in Užice but completed it in Belgrade. On completing his three-year studies at the Technical Faculty in Belgrade he went to Technical High School in Karlsruhe, being a fellowship holder of Serbian Ministry of Civil Engineering. He received his degree in 1894 and then went for three-year advanced training to German and French factories. On his return he was a practicing engineer in Railroad workshops in Niš, where he introduced innovations in locomotive maintenance and mechanization of labor. Prof. Aćim Stevović designed water-power plants on the rivers of Djetina and Nišava. In 1906 he was elected a professor of the subjects Encyclopaedia of Mechanical Engineering, Machine Tools and Construction Machines at the Technical Faculty of Belgrade University, and after World War I he taught Steam Machines. He is the author of a number of patents and articles in professional journals.
Although his attention was mainly focused on steam machines and power engineering, his role in introducing tool machines in university education in Belgrade is of great importance.
Prof. Eng. Aćim Stevović (1866 – 1957)