Expert in Energy Fundamentals and Applications: Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, and Nanotechnology
Expert has significant experience in both academia and industry. He has authored a number of patents and professional publications, including invited articles in prestigious energy encyclopedias. He has a number of professional awards and recognitions and is also a frequent keynote plenary speaker at international conferences and at different educational and public institutions. He also maintains active membership in several professional societies and scientific advisory boards.
Expert has consulted independently since 2014, conducting research and placing an emphasis on both national and international collaboration. He also delivers speeches and lectures.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Naperville, Illinois - Peoria, Illinois - Joliet, Illinois - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin - Gary, Indiana - Davenport, Iowa
|Year: 1984||Degree: Ph.D||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Year: 1978||Degree: MS||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: University of Belgrade|
|Year: 1975||Degree: Diploma Engineer (extended BS program)||Subject: Mechanical Engineering||Institution: University of Belgrade|
|Years: 2015 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Professor Emeritus||Department: Mechanical Engineering||Responsibilities: Retired as full professor in 2014. Expert earned the title of Professor Emeritus in 2015.|
|Years: 2014 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Professor||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert is currently "post-retired" and conducts consulting and research in his areas of expertise surrounding thermodynamics and heat transfer.|
|Years: 1988 to 2014||Employer: Prestigious University||Title: Professor||Department: Mechanical Engineering||Responsibilities: Expert taught undergraduate and graduate courses in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and experimental methods and design. His research interests included thermal/fluid/energy sciences, including heat transfer and viscoelastic fluid flow, as well as development of new measurement techniques and fluid properties investigation, e.g., LabVIEW with computerized data acquisition, CFD simulation, and nanotechnology with development of new-hybrid, POLY-nanofluids with enhanced properties.
Expert was Assistant Professor and Associate Professor from 1988 to 2008, moving on to a Professor position in 2008.
|Years: 1986 to 1988||Employer: University of Illinois at Chicago||Title: Research Associate||Department: Energy Resources Center||Responsibilities: Expert coordinated the research of engineering students. He also assumed a key role in several research projects concerning non-Newtonian fluid flow and heat transfer.|
|Years: 1985 to 1986||Employer: Copper and Aluminum Rolling Mills Corporation (Sevojno)||Title: Chief Researcher: Energy and Thermal Engineering||Department: Center for Research and Development||Responsibilities: Expert designed and analyzed industrial apparatus and processes with the objective of improving energy conservation and efficiency. He also developed energy policy during this time.|
|Years: 1982 to 1984||Employer: University of Illinois at Chicago||Title: Research and Teaching Assistant||Department: Energy Resources Center||Responsibilities: Expert contributed to the design and utilization of flow loop apparatus, heat transfer test section, and an apparatus for heat conduction measurements.|
|Years: 1978 to 1981||Employer: University of Belgrade||Title: Faculty||Department: Mechanical Engineering||Responsibilities: Expert taught courses in thermodynamics and heat transfer. He also conducted the design of research apparatus and equipment.|
|Years: 1976 to 1978||Employer: Vinca Institute for Nuclear Sciences at Vinca-Belgrade||Title: Researcher||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert worked in the area of macrokinetics of pulverized coal combustion, heat exchanger and thermal properties investigations. During this time, he designed an apparatus for the investigation of pulverized coal combustion in conditions similar to real furnaces in thermal power plants.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 2009 to Present||Country / Region: China, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Spain, Serbia, Portugal and Mexico||Summary: Expert has lectured extensively in China, as well as in Norway, Greece, Sweden, Serbia, Spain, Portugal and Mexico.|
|Associations / Societies|
| Expert maintains active membership in the following:
Scientific and Research Board of Advisors, Kaney Aerospace, Inc.
AgTech Technical Advisory Board, Growth Dimensions
NIU’s Institute for NanoScience, Engineering & Technology
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): active in Fluids Engineering, Heat Transfer, Advanced Energy Systems, and Solar Energy Divisions
Society of Rheology, a member society of the American Institute of Physics (AIP)
American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
|Licenses / Certifications|
|Expert is a registered Professional Engineer (Illinois, U.S.).|
| Expert has conducted practical research at NASA's Glenn Research Center; Fermi National Laboratory; and Argonne National Laboratory.
He is past Editor-in-Chief of Thermodynamics of Entropy Journal.
He has been Editorial Board member of Transactions of AcademEnergo and of Entropy journal.
In the past, Expert has been appointed to serve on the National Science Foundation (NSF)’s Nanoscale Interdisciplinary Research Team (NIRT) Review Panel.
He was also appointed to the International Scientific Advisory Board for the UNESCO sponsored 4th to 9th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems.
Expert has served as Faculty Research Participant with the Argonne National Laboratory (2004, 2005).
He has served also as Fermilab Guest Scientist with the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
Expert held the NASA Faculty Fellowship at Glenn Research Center (2003).
|Awards / Recognition|
|ME Department Nomination for CEET Faculty of the Year
Inclusion in "Best Professor Series" Directory for (college speakers for high schools or via interactive TV network), WSPSC-West Suburban Post-Secondary Consortium
Cited among the world's most outstanding individuals in the Who's Who in the World book series (multiple editions)
Cited in Who's Who in Science and Engineering
Belgrade Chamber of Commerce Prize for M.S. Thesis
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert's current scholarly and research interests include thermodynamics applications, caloric theory, energy degradation and loss, entropy, and nanofluids research and applications. He has a large number of publications in peer-refereed journals in these fields. He holds three U.S. patents as well.
Expert has also been an invited keynote and plenary speaker and lecturer at a number of international conferences and meetings. He has done the same at a variety of educational and public institutions, too.