Dr Dusan Ilic

Dr Dusan Ilic

Senior Research Associate

School of Engineering

Career Summary

Biography

I joined the University of Newcastle as a Senior Research Associate in 2017, following 13 years of Engineering consultancy and contract R&D with TUNRA Bulk Solids, during which I completed 200 projects and 300 technical reports for more than 100 different industry partners globally. I am highly experienced in applying engineering mechanics and Discrete Element Modelling (DEM) to troubleshoot, optimise and design bulk solid materials handling systems. This skill set encompasses characterisation and preparation, design of process and plant layouts, handling, transportation and storage facilities.

The focus of my PhD was modelling bulk solid behaviour in belt conveying systems. This included field verification of flow models, techniques of bulk solid characterisation and calibration of micro-scale parameters. 

Within my current role, I am striving to lead and collaborate on strategic, multi-disciplinary projects and significantly increase the impact of my research. While advancing existing areas of strength, I am developing new capabilities that are aligned with making a considerable contribution to influencing society and the environment. My current research initiatives include:

  • ARC ITRH Advanced Technologies for Australian Iron Ore: Translation of numerical modelling expertise to site design management and processes 
  • Biomass and Waste to Resource: Characterisation, storage, handling, transportation and utilisation
  • Optimisation and Design: Minimising wear, increasing efficiency, improving performance, component and process selection
  • Maritime Regulation: Coal self heating assessment and evaluation
  • Dust and Particulates: Defining mechanisms for control, evaluation and management along the entire handling chain

I have supervised ten internship students (four undergraduates), and currently I supervise three honours and three PhD students. Over the last decade I have lectured as part of the final year technical major/elective MECH4220 at the School of Engineering as well as professional development courses held internationally. For the past three years I have delivered postgraduate coursework in collaboration with the Conveyor Manufacturers Association and the Engineering Council at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Recently, I have translated inaugural transfer chute design and numerical modelling knowledge and expertise to industry and academia in collaboration with GeoKrigagem and University of Sao Paulo (USP) in Brazil. The content I present draws on first hand experience applying engineering principles, simulation/modelling tools and reasoned judgement to meet stakeholder demands and solve challenging industry problems.


Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Applied Engineering Mechanics
  • Discrete Element and Numerical Modelling
  • Engineering Design
  • Dust and Particulate Matter
  • Biomass and Waste
  • Characterisation and Sample Preparation
  • Storage, Handling and Transportation

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Serbian (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified 40
090499 Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified 30
091399 Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Senior Research Associate University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
4/04/2016 - 16/06/2017 Conjoint Lecturer Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Australia
15/02/2016 - 4/04/2016 Conjoint Fellow Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
30/03/2013 - 16/06/2017 Senior Consulting Engineer The University of Newcastle Research Associates Ltd. (TUNRA)
TUNRA Bulk Solids
Australia
1/12/2003 - 30/03/2013 Consulting Engineer The University of Newcastle Research Associates Ltd. (TUNRA)
TUNRA Bulk Solids
Australia

Awards

Prize

Year Award
2003 Morison Prize in Mechanical Engineering (Senior Prize)
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)

Teaching

Code Course Role Duration
MECH3130 Mechanics of Bulk Solids and Particulates
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Laboratory Demonstrator/Supervisor 2/05/2006 - 11/04/2008
MECH4220 Bulk Materials Handling and Transportation
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Lecturer 13/08/2009 - 13/09/2017
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (14 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Ilic D, Williams KC, Ellis D, 'Assessment of biomass bulk elastic response to consolidation', CHEMICAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH & DESIGN, 135 185-196 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.cherd.2018.05.028
Co-authors Ken Williams
2018 Ilic D, Williams K, Farnish R, Webb E, Liu G, 'On the challenges facing the handling of solid biomass feedstocks', Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biorefining, 12 187-202 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/bbb.1851
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Ken Williams
2018 Shen J, Wheeler C, O'Shea J, Ilic D, 'Investigation of the dynamic deflection of conveyor belts via experimental and modelling methods', MEASUREMENT, 127 210-220 (2018) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.measurement.2018.05.091
Co-authors Craig Wheeler, Jayne Oshea
2017 Ilic D, Wheeler C, 'Transverse bulk solid behaviour during discharge from troughed belt conveyors', ADVANCED POWDER TECHNOLOGY, 28 2410-2430 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.apt.2017.06.024
Co-authors Craig Wheeler
2017 Ilic D, Wheeler C, 'Measurement and simulation of the bulk solid load on a conveyor belt during transportation', POWDER TECHNOLOGY, 307 190-202 (2017) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.powtec.2016.11.020
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Craig Wheeler
2012 Ilic D, Donohue T, 'Transfer chute analysis - current practices involving continuum, DEM and practical validation', Australian Bulk Handling Review, 17 52-56 (2012)
Co-authors Timothy Donohue
2012 Donohue TJ, Wensrich CM, Roberts AW, Ilic D, Katterfeld A, 'Analysis of a train load-out bin using combined continuum methods and discrete element modelling', 7th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids, CHoPS 2012, (2012)

Train load-out bins are generally large structures that employ flood loading chutes to rapidly load material into wagons. It is often important when designing these structures to ... [more]

Train load-out bins are generally large structures that employ flood loading chutes to rapidly load material into wagons. It is often important when designing these structures to consider the dynamic loads associated with the rapid unloading of the material as these loads can often cause vibrations. Typically, calculations for the dynamic loads are based on traditional continuum calculations coupled with site data, as the unloading rate depends on factors such as gate opening time, the corresponding outlet size, train speed, and material properties. The continuum approach has been previously illustrated in the past with a case study [1]. This paper will present results using the Discrete Element Method (DEM) on the same case study and will compare results in terms of instantaneous flow rates, as well as dynamic forces and accelerations of the flowing bulk solid during discharge.

Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Alan Roberts, Timothy Donohue, Christopher Wensrich
2011 Ilic D, Donohue TJ, Wheeler CA, 'Investigation of bulk solid material load profiles on a belt conveyor test rig', Bulk Solids Handling, 31 112-117 (2011) [C1]
Co-authors Craig Wheeler, Timothy Donohue
2010 Donohue T, Ilic D, Bell R, Newman L, 'The use of DEM in the Design and Analysis of WEARBACK Transfer Chutes', Australian Bulk Handling Review, 15 62-67 (2010)
Co-authors Timothy Donohue
2008 Ilic D, Wheeler CA, Roberts AW, 'An investigation of bulk solid stress states on a belt conveyor test rig', AI Aggregates International, 06 6-13 (2008)
Co-authors Craig Wheeler, Alan Roberts
2008 Wiche SJ, Wheeler CA, Krull T, Roberts AW, Ilic D, 'Dust generation during shiploading: Reducing emissions from ship holds', Bulk Solids Handling, 28 542-551 (2008) [C2]
Co-authors Alan Roberts, Craig Wheeler, Tobias Krull
2007 McBride W, Ilic D, 'Design of self compensating soft loading hood', Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 24 370-374 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/ppsc.200601124
Co-authors William Mcbride
2007 Ilic D, Wheeler CA, Roberts AW, 'Bulk solid interactions in belt conveying systems: Transition zone', Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 24 345-351 (2007) [C1]
DOI 10.1002/ppsc.200601132
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Craig Wheeler, Alan Roberts
2007 Ilic D, Wheeler CA, Roberts AW, 'Experimental investigation of bulk solid and conveyor belt interactions', Australian Bulk Handling Review, 12 76-81 (2007) [C2]
Co-authors Alan Roberts, Craig Wheeler
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Conference (25 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Roberts A, Donohue T, Ilic D, Wakeham G, 'An investigation into the performance of screw feeders used in bulk solid densification processes', The 12th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation (ICBMH 2016), Darwin, NT, Australia (2016) [E1]
Co-authors Alan Roberts, Timothy Donohue
2016 Ilic D, Planner J, Biswas S, Reid S, 'Revision of AS4156.6 ¿ Coal Preparation ¿ Part 6: Determination of Dust/Moisture Relationship for Coal', The 12th International Conference on Bulk Materials Storage, Handling and Transportation (ICBMH 2016), Darwin, NT, Australia (2016) [E1]
2016 Ilic D, Hicks T, 'Towards the Development of Design Criteria for Reduced Wear in Iron Ore Transfers', Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2016) [E1]
2015 Ilic D, Donohue T, 'On the Design and Analysis of Transfer Chute Systems', Palace Casino, Poços de Caldas, Minas Gerais, Brazil (2015)
Co-authors Timothy Donohue
2014 Donohue T, Wensrich C, Roberts A, Ilic D, Katterfeld A, 'Analysis of a Train Loud-Out Bin using combined continuum methods and Discrete Element Modelling', Proceedings of a meeting held 10-13 September 2012, Friedrichshafen, Germany, Friedrichshafen, Germany (2014)
Co-authors Christopher Wensrich, Alan Roberts, Timothy Donohue
2014 Ilic D, 'Transfer Chute Analysis Techniques Including Continuum Modelling and the Discrete Element Method', Forest Pines Conference Centre, Lincolnshire, UK (2014)
2013 Wheeler CA, Ilic D, Ausling D, 'Bulk solid and conveyor belt interactions during transport', Beltcon 17 Papers, South Africa (2013) [E1]
Co-authors Craig Wheeler
2013 Ilic D, Wheeler C, 'Investigation of Bulk Solids and Conveyor Belt Interactions', DEM 6: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Discrete Element Methods and Related Techniques, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado, USA (2013)
Co-authors Craig Wheeler
2013 Donohue T, Ilic D, Krull T, 'Modelling of iron ore in materials handling applications with a focus on wear', Proceedings Iron Ore 2013, Perth, WA (2013)
Co-authors Tobias Krull, Timothy Donohue
2013 Katterfeld A, Donohue T, Ilic D, 'Application of the Discrete Element Method in Mechancial Conveying of Bulk Materials', Friedrichshafen, Germany (2013)
Co-authors Timothy Donohue
2013 Wheeler CA, Ilic D, Munzenberger PJ, Ausling DG, 'Design considerations to minimise energy consumption and cost of belt conveyors', Indian Power Stations O & M Conference, New Delhi, India (2013) [E2]
Co-authors Craig Wheeler
2012 Donohue T, Roberts A, Wheeler C, Ilic D, Katterfeld A, 'Effective transfer chute design including dust control for handling grains and other products', Valencia, Spain (2012)
Co-authors Alan Roberts, Timothy Donohue, Craig Wheeler
2012 Ilic D, Wheeler CA, Roberts AW, 'Investigation of transport loads in troughed belt conveying systems', Papers. Bulk Solids Europe 2012 International Conference on Storing, Handling and Transporting Bulk, Berlin, Germany (2012) [E1]
Co-authors Alan Roberts, Craig Wheeler
2011 Ilic D, Donohue TJ, Katterfield A, Wheeler CA, 'Application of DEM in the analysis of bulk solid interactions in belt conveying systems', Proceedings of the 2nd International FLAC/DEM Symposium: Continuum and Distinct Element Numerical Modeling in Geomechanics, Melbourne, Australia (2011) [E1]
Co-authors Craig Wheeler, Timothy Donohue
2011 Donohue TJ, Ilic D, McBride W, 'Comparative particle attrition study for transfer chutes using DEM', Proceedings of the 2nd International FLAC/DEM Symposium: Continuum and Distinct Element Numerical Modeling in Geomechanics, Melbourne, Australia (2011) [E1]
Co-authors William Mcbride
2010 Williams K, Donohue T, Roberts A, Jones M, Ilic D, 'Particulate flow analysis in inclined pipes and transfer chutes using tomography imaging,discrete element simulations and continuum modeling approaches', Proceedings of the Fourth Baosteel biennial academic conference : BAOSTEEL BAC 2010, Shanghai, China (2010)
Co-authors Timothy Donohue, Mark Jones, Alan Roberts, Ken Williams
2010 Ilic D, Donohue TJ, Wheeler CA, 'Investigation of bulk solid material load profiles on a belt conveyor test rig using DEM', Bulk Solids India 2010 Proceedings, Mumbai, India (2010) [E1]
Co-authors Timothy Donohue, Craig Wheeler
2009 Donohue TJ, Ilic D, Roberts AW, Wheeler CA, McBride W, 'A coupled continuum and CFD model to investigate the effects of dust generation', 6th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids with 10th ICBMH and BULKEX: Conference Proceedings, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Craig Wheeler, Timothy Donohue, Alan Roberts, William Mcbride
2009 Ilic D, Donohue TJ, Wheeler CA, 'Discrete element modeling of bulk solid active and passive stress states on a belt conveyor test rig', 6th International Conference for Conveying and Handling of Particulate Solids with 10th ICBMH and BULKEX: Conference Proceedings, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E1]
Co-authors Timothy Donohue, Craig Wheeler
2008 Ilic D, Wheeler CA, Roberts AW, 'Investigation of bulk solid stress states on a belt conveyor test rig', International Conference on Storing, Handling and Transporting Bulk, Prague, Czech Republic (2008) [E1]
Co-authors Alan Roberts, Craig Wheeler
2008 Wiche SJ, Wheeler CA, Krull T, Roberts AW, Ilic D, 'Reducing dust emissions from ship holds during loading of bulk solids', International Conference on Storing, Handling and Transporting Bulk, Prague, Czech Republic (2008) [E1]
Co-authors Alan Roberts, Craig Wheeler, Tobias Krull
2007 Ilic D, McBride W, Katterfield A, 'Validation of continuum methods utilising discrete element simulations as applied to a slewing stacker transfer chute', ICBMH 2007. 9th International Conference on Bulk Materials Handling Storage, Handling and Transportation. Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2007) [E1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors William Mcbride
2007 Ilic D, Wheeler CA, Roberts AW, 'Investigation of bulk solid and conveyor belt interactions', ICBMH 2007. 9th International Conference on Bulk Materials Handling Storage, Handling and Transportation. Proceedings, Newcastle, NSW (2007) [E1]
Co-authors Alan Roberts, Craig Wheeler
2006 Ilic D, Wheeler CA, Roberts AW, 'Bulk Solid and Conveyor Belt Interactions in Belt Conveying Systems: Transition Zone', CHoPS-05, 2006 Conference Proceedings CD-Rom, Sorrento, Italy (2006) [E2]
Co-authors Craig Wheeler, Alan Roberts
2004 Roberts AW, Wiche SJ, Illic D, Plint SJ, 'Flow Dynamics and Wear Considerations in Transfer Chute Design', Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Bulk Materials, Storage, Handling and Transportation, University of Wollongong (2004) [E1]
Co-authors Alan Roberts
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Report (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Ilic D, Planner J, Roberts A, 'Revision of AS4156.6 Dustiness Test - Final Report (C23054)', Australian Coal Research Limited, 104 (2015)
Co-authors Alan Roberts

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Ilic D, Bulk solid interactions in belt conveying systems, University of Newcastle Australia (2013)
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 23
Total funding $3,258,260

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20186 grants / $84,741

Technical Assistance to Develop and Specify Materials Handling Simulation Design Criteria$33,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd

Funding body BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd
Project Team Doctor Dusan Ilic, Associate Professor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Jayne O'Shea, Doctor Jie Guo, Doctor Peter Robinson, Doctor Ognjen Orozovic
Scheme Research Gant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1800591
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y

Iron ore blending operations and homogeneity improvement assessment$20,000

Funding body: Vale Metals (Shanghai)

Funding body Vale Metals (Shanghai)
Project Team Doctor Dusan Ilic, Doctor Jayne O'Shea, Doctor Peter Robinson, Doctor Jie Guo, Doctor Ognjen Orozovic, Associate Professor Kenneth Williams
Scheme Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1800670
Type Of Funding C3211 - International For profit
Category 3211
UON Y

Industry research translation and education: Transfer chute design and modelling$13,501

Funding body: GEO Krigagem

Funding body GEO Krigagem
Project Team Doctor Dusan Ilic, Associate Professor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Jayne O'Shea, Ms Priscilla Freire
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1801050
Type Of Funding C3211 - International For profit
Category 3211
UON Y

Improving performance of an iron oxide distribution system$7,000

Funding body: New Steel S.A.

Funding body New Steel S.A.
Project Team Doctor Dusan Ilic, Conjoint Associate Professor Andre Katterfeld, Associate Professor Kenneth Williams
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1800359
Type Of Funding C3211 - International For profit
Category 3211
UON Y

Concept development for a novel iron ore pneumatic vacuum extraction system$6,240

Funding body: Scott Automation and Robotics Pty Ltd

Funding body Scott Automation and Robotics Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Kenneth Williams, Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Ognjen Orozovic, Doctor Dusan Ilic
Scheme Small Research Consultancy
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1800740
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y

Characterisation of biomass feedstocks$5,000

Funding body: FEBE Faculty Research Committee

Funding body FEBE Faculty Research Committee
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2018
Funding Finish 2018
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

201714 grants / $1,385,384

ACARP Project C27001 - Maritime Regulation Project for Coal Serf Heating Research and Assessment$872,046

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Associate Professor Kenneth Williams, Associate Professor Merrick Mahoney, Associate Professor Tom Honeyands, Associate Professor Jianglong Yu, Doctor Peter Robinson, Doctor Jie Guo, Doctor Wei Chen, Doctor Dusan Ilic
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1700798
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Characterising the epidemiological and biological effects of particulate matter exposures in coal mining to protect and improve the health of workers$171,061

Funding body: Coal Services Health and Safety Trust

Funding body Coal Services Health and Safety Trust
Project Team Professor Phil Hansbro, Associate Professor Jay Horvat, Associate Professor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Dusan Ilic, Associate Professor Carole James
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1700782
Type Of Funding C3112 - Aust Not for profit
Category 3112
UON Y

Revised Dustiness and DEM Test Method (Update of AS4156.6): Part 2 Prepartion$80,000

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Doctor Dusan Ilic, Associate Professor Kenneth Williams, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Professor Mark Jones
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1700800
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Development of an innovative conveyor belt lifting technology and associated belt clamps.$49,327

Funding body: TS Global

Funding body TS Global
Project Team Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Doctor Dusan Ilic, Dr Paul Munzenberger, Professor Mark Jones
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1700934
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y

Development of an innovative conveyor belt lifting technology and associated belt clamps.$49,326

Funding body: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Funding body Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Project Team Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Doctor Dusan Ilic, Dr Paul Munzenberger, Professor Mark Jones
Scheme Entrepreneurs' Programme: Innovation Connections
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1701088
Type Of Funding C2110 - Aust Commonwealth - Own Purpose
Category 2110
UON Y

Research to evaluate the application and improve the fidelity and repeatability of the dust extinction moisture (DEM) method to iron ore$44,000

Funding body: BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd

Funding body BHP Billiton Iron Ore Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Dusan Ilic, Doctor Jayne O'Shea, Professor Mark Jones
Scheme Industrial Transformation Research Hubs Partner Funding
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701559
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y

Pneumatic conveying research on the transportability parameters for stone dust conveying to the coal long wall$37,780

Funding body: Oaky Creek Coal Pty Ltd

Funding body Oaky Creek Coal Pty Ltd
Project Team Associate Professor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Ognjen Orozovic, Doctor Dusan Ilic, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Jie Guo, Doctor Jayne O'Shea
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2018
GNo G1701626
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y

UoN Technical Assistance for the PacWaste Contingency for Disaster Waste (Green Waste Utilisation)$28,967

Funding body: Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)

Funding body Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
Project Team Doctor Dusan Ilic, Associate Professor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Wei Chen, Doctor Jie Guo, Professor Behdad Moghtaderi, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Geoffrey Doherty
Scheme Request for Tender
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1601540
Type Of Funding C3212 - International Not for profit
Category 3212
UON Y

Assessment of the NIR moisture sensor and hyperspectral unit $21,400

Funding body: BHP Billiton Limited

Funding body BHP Billiton Limited
Project Team Doctor Peter Robinson, Associate Professor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Jie Guo, Doctor Jayne O'Shea, Doctor Dusan Ilic
Scheme Research Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1701625
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y

Characterisation of particulate matter exposure using a combination of engineering and biological testing principles to improve safety standards for workers$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment
Project Team

Dr Dusan Ilic, Dr Jay Horvat, A/Prof Craig Wheeler

Scheme 2017 Strategic Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Assessment of bulk elastic response to consolidation$9,977

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Dusan Ilic, Associate Professor Kenneth Williams
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1601380
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Characterisation of particulate matter exposure using a combination of engineering and biological testing principles to improve safety standards for workers$5,000

Funding body: The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body The University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team

Dr Jay Horvat, Prof. Phil Hansbro, Conj. Prof. Peter Wark, Dr Dusan Ilic, A/Prof Craig Wheeler, A/Prof. Ken Williams

Scheme Strategic Pilot Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

Newcastle Meal Shed - Investigation into the Permeability of Oilseed Meal$4,000

Funding body: Cargill Australia Limited

Funding body Cargill Australia Limited
Project Team Doctor Wei Chen, Doctor Jayne O'Shea, Associate Professor Kenneth Williams, Doctor Dusan Ilic
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo G1700622
Type Of Funding C3111 - Aust For profit
Category 3111
UON Y

International Conference on Processing, Handling & Characterization of Particulate Materials (PARMAT2017) & World Congress of Chemical Engineering (WCCE10)$2,500

Funding body: Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)

Funding body Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment - The University of Newcastle (Australia)
Project Team

Dr Dusan Ilic

Scheme Faculty Conference Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

20143 grants / $1,788,135

ACARP Project C24001 - Transportable Moisture Limit of Coal – Stage 2$1,381,000

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Associate Professor Kenneth Williams, Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Doctor Wei Chen, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Professor Mark Jones, Mr TOBIAS Krull, Doctor Dusan Ilic
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400689
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Transportable Moisture Limit of Coal Bulk Cargoes$277,135

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Associate Professor Kenneth Williams, Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Associate Professor Tristan Perez, Associate Professor Craig Wheeler, Professor Mark Jones, Doctor Tobias Krull, Doctor Dusan Ilic
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301436
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

Revised dustiness and dust extinction moisture testing method (update of AS 4156.6)$130,000

Funding body: Australian Coal Research Limited

Funding body Australian Coal Research Limited
Project Team Emeritus Professor Alan Roberts, Doctor Dusan Ilic, Mr John Planner
Scheme Australian Coal Association Research Program (ACARP)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1400429
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current3

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD0.45

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2018 PhD Characterising the Epidemiological and Biological Effects of Particulate Matter Exposures in Coal Mining to Protect and Improve the Health of Workers PhD (Immunology & Microbiol), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Multi-scale Characterisation and Modelling of Biomass Bulk Materials PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2014 PhD Analysis of the Bulk Material Flexure Resistance of Belt Conveyors PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
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Research Opportunities

Characterisation of biomass feedstocks

The project aims to evaluate properties of biomass and waste. Benchmark testing will be performed to assess the suitability of existing methods for the characterisation of lignocellulosic feedstocks (greenwaste) and may include market waste and plastics. The test program will investigate influence of cut-size, cut-energy, uniaxial test methods, a scale model hopper, image analysis and algorithm development as a means of quantifying the hysteretic response (compaction/dilation), arching and flowability.

Honours

School of Engineering/Mechanical Engineering

26/02/2018 - 30/11/2018

Contact

Doctor Dusan Ilic
University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
dusan.ilic@newcastle.edu.au

Engineering Characterisation of Particulate Matter (PM) to inform workplace exposure and health

The aim of the project is to investigate the physiochemical properties of Particulate Matter (PM) in health significant size fractions (i.e. below 2.5 and 10µm) found in dust. The screened dust samples would be evaluated for biological relevance through in vivo and in vitro studies by medical researchers.

Honours

School of Engineering/Mechanical Engineering

26/02/2018 - 30/11/2018

Contact

Doctor Dusan Ilic
University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
dusan.ilic@newcastle.edu.au

Design of a Particulate Matter (PM) exposure system for health studies

The aim of the project is to investigate existing methods and specify a design to generate and disperse fine particulates in an air stream, control and assess the flowrate, concentration and exposure to mouse models. The outcomes will be used in research studies on safe dust exposure standards and inform regulatory guidelines on safe workplace exposures and practices. The study will involve evaluation of the design of an existing Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) Individually Ventilated Cage (IVC), specification of necessary modification and/or the development and design of a new specific chamber with dedicated storage rack and supply system.

Honours

School of Engineering/Mechanical Engineering

26/02/2018 - 30/11/2018

Contact

Doctor Dusan Ilic
University of Newcastle
School of Engineering
dusan.ilic@newcastle.edu.au

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Research Collaborations

The map is a representation of a researchers co-authorship with collaborators across the globe. The map displays the number of publications against a country, where there is at least one co-author based in that country. Data is sourced from the University of Newcastle research publication management system (NURO) and may not fully represent the authors complete body of work.

Country Count of Publications
Australia 15
Germany 2
United States 2
United Kingdom 1
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Dr Dusan Ilic

Position

Senior Research Associate
Centre for Bulk Solids and Particulate Technologies
School of Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

Contact Details

Email dusan.ilic@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4033 9010
Fax (02) 4033 9044

Office

Room A709
Building NIER
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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