Staff profile - Daniel Fabijanic

Dr Daniel Fabijanic

Position: Senior Research Fellow
Faculty or Division: Instit for Frontier Materials
Department: Instit for Frontier Materials
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 522 72413 +61 3 522 72413



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

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.

Research page



D.M. Fabijanic, G.L. Kelly, J. Long, P.D. Hodgson, "A nitrocarburising and low-temperature chromising duplex surface treatment", Material Forum, 29, 77-82, 2005
T. Hilditch, S. Toman and D. Fabijanic, "Post-form heat treatment of dual phase steel components for automotive applications using a fluid bed furnace", Material Forum, 31, 24-30, 2007
D.M. Fabijanic, G.L. Kelly, P.D. Hodgson, "A new low temperature duplex surface treatment", Industrial Heating, October 2005, 29-32.
W.M. Gao, L.X. Kong, D.M. Fabijanic and P.D. Hodgson, "Computational Investigation into the Roles of Inert Solid Particles in a Gas-Solid Fluidization System", The Fifth International Conference
on Engineering Computational Technology, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, 12-15 September 2006
Gao, W., Kong, L., Fabijanic, D. and Hodgson, P., "Computational Simulation of the Influence of Moving Solid Particles on Species Diffusion and Chemical Reactions", Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Engineering Computational Technology, 1-14, Scotland, 2006
Fabijanic, D., Kelly, G., Cardew-Hall, M.* and Hodgson, P. Galling reduction through die surface treatment - Testing three treatments for sheet metal stamping, Stamping Journal, 14(2), 30-31, (2003)
Fabijanic, D. and Hodgson, P., "A New Duplex Surface Modifcation Process Using Fluid Bed CVD", Proceedings 16th International Federation for Heat treatment and Surface Engineering (IFHTSE) Congress Thermal Processing and Surface Engineering: Key Activities in the Global Knowledge Economy, 115, Materials Australia, Australia, 2007.

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