Dr Daniel Fabijanic

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Research Fellow

Faculty

Instit for Frontier Materials

Department

Instit for Frontier Materials

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Engineering), University of Wollongong, 1999
Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2004

Contact

Career highlights

2005- present: Research Academic, Institute of Technology Research and Innovation, Deakin University
2000 - 2004: PhD Candidate, STAMP program, Deakin University
1994 - 1999: Materials Engineering Cadet, BHP Steel

Research interests

Dr Fabijanic's research has been focused on the development novel duplex surface treatments for ferrous metals. Significant emphasis has been on the commercialisation of a patented low temperature duplex surface treatment for aluminium metal forming tooling. Other current research is centered on fluid bed reactor chemical vapour deposition processes (FBR-CVD) for the treatment of metal surfaces. Future research aims to expand the fluidized bed technology platform to include the surface engineering of light metals, coating of powders and fibres, and recycling of materials.

Publications

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2016

Microstructure and hardness characterisation of laser coatings produced with a mixture of AISI 420 stainless steel and Fe-C-Cr-Nb-B-Mo steel alloy powders

Shi Da Sun, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Dr Alireza Ghaderi, Martin Leary, Jimmy Toton, Shoujin Sun, Prof Milan Brandt, Dr Mark Easton

(2016), Vol. 296, pp. 76-87, Surface and coatings technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Structural evolution of spark plasma sintered AlFeCuCrMgx (x = 0, 0.5, 1, 1.7) high entropy alloys

Ornov Maulik, Devesh Kumar, Saurav Kumar, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Vinod Kumar

(2016), Vol. 77, pp. 46-56, Intermetallics, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Advances in tailored hot stamping – innovations in material and local patchwork topology

A/Prof Bernard Rolfe, Mr Amir Abdollahpoor, Dr Michael Pereira, Mr Hui Kong, Dr Erik Pavlina, Mr Minghui Cai, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, K. Hu, R. Han, L. Pan, Y. Bi, Z. J. Wang, Y. S. Zhang

(2016), pp. 413-418, Advanced high strength steel and press hardening: proceedings of the 2nd international conference (ICHSU2015), London, Eng., B1

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2015

Comparative study of the microstructures and mechanical properties of direct laser fabricated and arc-melted AlxCoCrFeNi high entropy alloys

Dr Jithin Joseph, Tom Jarvis, Prof Xinhua Wu, A/Prof Nicole Stanford, Prof Peter Hodgson, Dr Daniel Fabijanic

(2015), Vol. 633, pp. 184-193, Materials science and engineering: A, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Simultaneous improvement in the strength and corrosion resistance of Al via high-energy ball milling and Cr alloying

R. K. Gupta, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Dr Thomas Dorin, Y Qiu, Dr Jiangting Wang, Dr Nick Birbilis

(2015), Vol. 84, pp. 270-276, Materials and design, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Corrosion behaviour and hardness of in situ consolidated nanostructured Al and Al-Cr alloys produced via high-energy ball milling

R. K. Gupta, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, R Zhang, Dr Nick Birbilis

(2015), Vol. 98, pp. 643-650, Corrosion science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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Effect of single and double austenitization treatments on the microstructure and hardness of AISI D2 tool steel

Mr Santosh Salunkhe, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, J Nayak, Prof Peter Hodgson

(2015), pp. 1901-1906, ICMPC 2015: Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Materials Processing and Characterzation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, E1

conference

Qualitative assessment of bubble behaviour for central and asymmetric injection in 2D gas-solid fluidized bed using image analysis technique and CFD modelling

Mr Vishwanath Kumar Panangipalli, Dr Subrat Das, Mr Apurv Kumar, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Prof Peter Hodgson

(2015), pp. 1-6, CFD 2015 : 11th International Conference on CFD in the Minerals and Process Industries, Melbourne Vic., E1

conference

Machinability assessment of multi component high entropy alloys

Dr Ashwin Polishetty, Murali M. R. Barla, Prof Guy Littlefair, Dr Daniel Fabijanic

(2015), pp. 41-45, METMG 2015 : Proceedings of the Manufacturing Engineering and Technology for Manufacturing Growth 2015 International Conference, Singapore, Asia, E1

conference
2014

Investigating the effect of segregation of particles and pressure gradient on the quality of fluidisation at sub-atmospheric pressures

Mr Apurv Kumar, Prof Peter Hodgson, Dr Weimin Gao, Dr Subrat Das, Dr Daniel Fabijanic

(2014), Vol. 254, pp. 137-149, Powder technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Improved contact load-bearing capacity of ultra-fine grained titanium : Multilayering and grading

Mr Dengke Yang, Dr Jiangting Wang, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, J. Z. Lu, Prof Peter Hodgson

(2014), Vol. 58, pp. 217-225, Materials and Design, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Analytical model to locate the fluidisation interface in a solid-gas vacuum fluidised bed

Mr Apurv Kumar, Prof Peter Hodgson, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Dr Weimin Gao, Dr Subrat Das

(2014), Vol. 266, pp. 463-474, Powder technology, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal
2013

Internal material 'architecture' for a kink-resistant metal tube

Filip Siska, Mr Mahendra Ramajayam, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Prof Matthew Barnett

(2013), Vol. 61, pp. 331-340, Acta materialia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Characterization and tribological performance of Cu-based intermetallic layers

Dr Jithin Joseph, Dr Daniel Fabijanic

(2013), Vol. 533, pp. 195-200, Key engineering materials, Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland, C1

journal

Ti-based amorphous/nanocrystal composite with high ductility and strain-hardening

Mr Dengke Yang, Dr Jiangting Wang, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Dr Pavel Cizek, Bingshan Li, J. Z. Lu, Prof Peter Hodgson

(2013), Vol. 560, pp. 339-342, Materials science and engineering A, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Drag models comparison by single injection in vacuum fluidised beds

Mr Apurv Kumar, Prof Peter Hodgson, Dr Weimin Gao, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Dr Subrat Das

(2013), pp. 1-6, ICMF 2013 : Proceedings of the International Conference on Multiphase Flow, Jeju, Korea, E1

conference

The influence of Al2O3 reinforcement on the properties of stainless steel cold spray coatings

K. Spencer, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, M. X. Zhang

(2013), Vol. 206, pp. 3275-3282, Surface & coatings technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Work hardening in ultrafine-grained titanium : multilayering and grading

Mr Dengke Yang, Dr Pavel Cizek, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Dr Jiangting Wang, Prof Peter Hodgson

(2013), Vol. 61, pp. 2840-2852, Acta materialia, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Nanoporous transition metal oxynitrides as catalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction

Dr Cristina Pozo-Gonzalo, Ms Olga Kartachova, Dr Angel Torriero, A/Prof Patrick Howlett, Dr Alexey Glushenkov, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Prof Ying (Ian) Chen, Sylvie Poissonnet, Prof Maria Forsyth

(2013), Vol. 103, pp. 151-160, Electrochimica acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Influence of surface mechanical attrition treatment attrition media on the surface contamination and corrosion of magnesium

Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Dr Adam Taylor, Kevin D. Ralston, M. X. Zhang, Dr Nick Birbilis

(2013), Vol. 69, pp. 527-535, Corrosion, Houston, Tex., C1

journal

On the deformation mechanism of ultrafine-grained titanium with multilayered hierarchical structure

Mr Dengke Yang, Dr Pavel Cizek, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Prof Peter Hodgson

(2013), Vol. 582, pp. 162-169, Materials science and engineering A, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Bubble-wall interaction for asymmetric injection of jets in solid-gas fluidized bed

Mr Apurv Kumar, Dr Subrat Das, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Dr Weimin Gao, Prof Peter Hodgson

(2013), Vol. 101, pp. 56-68, Chemical Engineering Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2012

Numerical solution of gas–solid flow in fluidised bed at sub-atmospheric pressures

Mr Apurv Kumar, Prof Peter Hodgson, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Dr Weimin Gao

(2012), Vol. 23, pp. 485-492, Advanced powder technology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Effect of carburising on geometrical control during quenching of martensitic sheet steel channels

Dr Daniel Fabijanic, A/Prof Tim Hilditch

(2012), Vol. 212, pp. 1802-1809, Journal of materials processing technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal
2011

Microstructure and mechanical properties of nitrided and chromized short steel fiber reinforced aluminum based P/M composites

Sidharth Jain, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Kamlesh Chandra, Vijaya Agarwala

(2011), Vol. 690, pp. 335-338, Materials science forum, Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland, C1

journal

Achieving a chromium rich surface upon steels via FBR-CVD chromising treatments

Kevin D. Ralston, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, R. T. Jones, Dr Nick Birbilis

(2011), Vol. 53, pp. 2835-2842, Corrosion ccience, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Integrated fluid-thermal-structural numerical analysis for the quenching of metallic components

Dr Weimin Gao, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, A/Prof Tim Hilditch, Prof Lingxue Kong

(2011), Vol. 16, pp. 137-140, Shanghai Jiaotong university (science), Shanghai, China, C1

journal

Effect of grain size on corrosion of high purity aluminium

Kevin D. Ralston, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Dr Nick Birbilis

(2011), Vol. 56, pp. 1729-1736, Electrochimica acta, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2010

Surface modification for enhanced corrosion resistance using fluid bed reactor chemical vapour deposition (FBR-CVD)

Kevin D. Ralston, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Dr Nick Birbilis

(2010), Vol. 654-656, pp. 1956-1959, Materials science forum, Switzerland, C1

journal
2007

Post-forming heat treatment of dual phase steel components for automotive applications using a fluid bed furnace

A/Prof Tim Hilditch, Stephen Toman, Dr Daniel Fabijanic

(2007), Vol. 31, pp. 24-30, Materials forum, North Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2006

Computational simulation of the influence of moving solid particles on species diffusion and chemical reactions

Dr Weimin Gao, Prof Lingxue Kong, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Prof Peter Hodgson

(2006), pp. 467-468, Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology, Kippen, E1

conference
2005

A nitrocarburising and low-temperature chromising duplex surface treatment

Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Dr Georgina Kelly, Dr John Long, Prof Peter Hodgson

(2005), Vol. 29, pp. 77-82, Materials forum, North Melbourne, Vic, C1

journal
2001

Combating adhesive wear in automotive stamping

Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Dr Georgina Kelly, Prof Peter Hodgson

(2001), pp. 237-242, Engineering materials 2001 : 23-26 September 2001, Melbourne, Australia : proceedings, Melbourne, Vic., E1

conference

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

ARC Research Hub for Transforming Australia's Manufacturing Industry through High Value Additive Manufacturing

Prof Xinhua Wu, Prof Peter Hodgson, Prof Christopher Davies, Dr Wenyi Yan, Dr Mark Easton, Prof Yi-Bing Cheng, Dr Matthew Dargusch, A/Prof Bernard Rolfe, Prof Lyndon Edwards, Mr Damien Miller, Mr Gavin Becker, Emilie Herny, Robert Hobbs, Dr Roger Lumley, Thomas Hawkes, Kevin Lee, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Dr Andrey Molotnikov, Dr Paul Rometsch

ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs

  • 2016: $140,000
  • 2015: $130,000

ARC Training Centre in Alloy Innovation for Mining Efficiency

Prof Matthew Barnett, Prof Peter Hodgson, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, A/Prof Ming-Xing Zhang, Dr Jeffrey Gates, A/Prof Christopher Hutchinson, Dr Christopher Solnordal, Dr Balamurali Hebbar Majil, Mr Kuno Brautigam, Mr Tony Klein, Mr Alexander Lewis-Gray, Mr Kevin Dolman, Dr Santiago Corujeira Gallo

ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres

  • 2017: $283,856
  • 2016: $1,003,961

Other Public Sector Funding

Process proving of boronizing in a fluid bed reactor

Dr Daniel Fabijanic

  • 2014: $50,000

Towards Copper-free friction materials

Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Dr Minoo Naebe

  • 2016: $24,953

Towards the optimisation of a novel titanium surface modification process

Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Prof Matthew Barnett

  • 2017: $17,664

Industry and Other Funding

Novel Fluidised Bed Duplex Surface Treatments for Ferrous Materials

Prof Peter Hodgson, Dr Daniel Fabijanic

  • 2009: $122,929
  • 2008: $61,732

The carburising resistance of nickel and iron aluminide surface layers

Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Prof Peter Hodgson, Mr Jeremy Reuben

  • 2010: $6,600

VCAMM DMTC Project 7.1.2 - High Curvature Armour Systems

Prof Bronwyn Fox, Dr Minoo Naebe, Dr Daniel Fabijanic

  • 2013: $120,107
  • 2012: $240,111
  • 2011: $236,000
  • 2010: $112,000

Technical consultancy

Dr Daniel Fabijanic

  • 2013: $1,800

VCAMM DMTC Project 7.1.2 - High Curvature Armour Systems

Dr Minoo Naebe, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Prof Bronwyn Fox

  • 2014: $133,297
  • 2013: $38,739

Process proving of boronizing in a fluid bed reactor

Dr Daniel Fabijanic

  • 2013: $12,500

Strategies to improve the ductibility of Zn6AI3Mg coatings

Dr Daniel Fabijanic

  • 2014: $26,500
  • 2013: $10,000

A method for developing steels for wear resistance in ground engaging applications - student project for Gourab Saha

Prof Matthew Barnett, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Mr Gourab Saha

  • 2017: $5,000
  • 2016: $20,000
  • 2015: $15,000
  • 2014: $25,000

VCAMM DMTC Project 7.1.2 - High Curvature Armour Systems -2014-2015

Dr Minoo Naebe, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Prof Bronwyn Fox

  • 2015: $160,571
  • 2014: $49,133

DMTC Project 7.1.2 - High Curvature Armour Systems

Dr Minoo Naebe, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Prof Bronwyn Fox

  • 2016: $137,819
  • 2015: $48,709

Towards Copper-free friction materials

Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Dr Minoo Naebe

  • 2016: $37,430

Towards the optimisation of a novel titanium surface modification process

Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Prof Matthew Barnett

  • 2017: $20,461

Other Funding Sources

Project 1.9a Novel Fluidised Bed Reactor Surface Modification Technology for Ferrous and Light Metals.

Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Prof Peter Hodgson, Mr Ivi Cicak

  • 2011: $105,728
  • 2010: $283,899

Microstructure and properties of bulk high entropy alloys formed by direct laser sintering

Dr Daniel Fabijanic

  • 2014: $31,985
  • 2013: $25,414

ARC Research Hub for Transforming Australia's Manufacturing Industry through High Value Additive Manufacturing

Prof Xinhua Wu, Prof Peter Hodgson, Prof Christopher Davies, Dr Wenyi Yan, Dr Mark Easton, Prof Yi-Bing Cheng, Dr Matthew Dargusch, A/Prof Bernard Rolfe, Prof Lyndon Edwards, Mr Damien Miller, Mr Gavin Becker, Emilie Herny, Robert Hobbs, Dr Roger Lumley, Thomas Hawkes, Kevin Lee, Dr Daniel Fabijanic, Dr Andrey Molotnikov, Dr Paul Rometsch

  • 2016: $142,567
  • 2015: $127,065

Determination of the role of pipe wall surface finish and contaminants in the development of conditions the enable the initiation of Stress Corrosion Cracking

Dr Daniel Fabijanic

  • 2015: $196,400
  • 2014: $36,600

Understanding SCC initiation on gas pipelines Phase 2

Dr Daniel Fabijanic, EPCRC Robert Newton

  • 2016: $60,000

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2016

Jithin Joseph

Thesis entitled: Study of Direct Laser Fabricated High Entropy Alloys

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2014

Ivica Cicak

Thesis entitled: The study of metal nitride layer formation by Solid-State Reactions

Master of Engineering, Institute for Frontier Materials

Associate Supervisor
2016

Hassan Ramadan Faraj Zaid

Thesis entitled: The Effect of Nb Addition on the Annealing Behaviour of Fe-30Mn-TWIP Steel.

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Keivan Alhoeinazari

Thesis entitled: Mechanical characterisation of advanced biomedical materials

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), School of Engineering

2014

Apurv Kumar

Thesis entitled: Investigations into hydrodynamics and heat transfer characteristics of vacuum fluidised beds

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Mohamad Irwan Yahaya

Thesis entitled: Manufacture and Properties of TWIP Steels with a Carbon Gradient

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials