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Asoc Prof Bojan Podgornik

Head KMT
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041/793 146
Researchers

bojan.podgornik[@]imt.si

Education


• 2000 University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, PhD
PhD thesis: »Influence of substrate pre-treatment on the tribological properties of hard coatings during sliding«

 

• 1998 University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc. Master thesis: »Mechanical and tribological properties of hard surface layers«

 

• 1994 University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, B.Sc.
Diploma work »Teoretical basis for contact temperature prediction«

 

Work experience:

 

• 2011- Head of Metallic materials and technologies department, Institute of Metals and Technology

 

• 2008-2011 Associate professor for tribology and maintenance systems, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Centre for Tribology and Technical Diagnostics

 

• 2002-2008 Assistant professor for tribology, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Centre for Tribology and Technical Diagnostics

 

• 2001 Guest researcher, Uppsala University, Angstrom laboratory, Sweden

 

• 1996-2001 Assistant for tribology, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Centre for Tribology and Technical Diagnostics

 

• 1994-1996 Researcher, University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Centre for Tribology and Technical Diagnostics

Research fields:

 

• Mechanoical properties of metallic materials

• Effect of residual stresses 

• Fatigue, fracture and impact toughness, creep
• Fracture and contact mechanics
• Surface engineering and galling resistance
• Wear and friction properties of hard coatings
• Compatibility of lubricants and hard coatings

 

Other activities:

 

• 1999-2011 author and administrator of Centre for tribology and technical diagnostics homepage and local network (www.ctd.fs.uni-lj.si)
• 2002 coordinator and head of organizing committee for SLOTRIB 2002 international conference on Tribology, Portorož, November, 2002
• 2002-2012 lecturer at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering; Subjects: Contact Mechanics, and Power Transmissions
• 2004 organizer and coordinator of »Surface Engineering« workshop, Ghent, Belgium, October 2004
• 2004-2007 coordinator of WG3 workgroup: Tribochemistry; EU project COST 532 - Triboscience and Tribotechnology
• 2007 coordinator of “European Conference on Tribology ECOTRIB 2007 & Final COST 532 conference”, Ljubljana, June 2007
• 2009 guest editor for special issue of WEAR journal »Tribology of Engineered Surfaces« (Vol. 266, No. 3-4, 2009)
• 2010 guest editor for special issue of Journal of Mechanical Engineering (Vol. 56, No. 4, 2010)
• 2010,2012 guest professor at the Uppsala University; graduate course on Tribological Materials and Coatings, »Tribological coatings«, April 2010 & December 2012
• 2011-2012 coordinator of Wear processes area in Austrian COMET project Xtribology
• 2011 - Chairman of Scientific board at Institute of Metals and Technology


Awards:

 

• 1999, 7th Conference on Materials and Technologies, Portorož: Award for the best young researcher contribution in the field of metalic materials
• 1999, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering: Award for high-qualitaty international publications
• 2000, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering: Award for finishing PhD study ahead of time
• 2001, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering: Award for high-qualitaty international publications
• 2003, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering: Award for distinguished scientific and research work and its presentation to the international community
• 2005, American Biographical Institute: Diploma of Expertise in Coatings Tribology
• 2005, No. 1 article in Top 25 Hottest Articles in Materials Characterization (Jul.-Sept. 2005) »An experimental method for coating-substrate interface investigation«
2006, American Vacuum Society: Bunshah Award for the paper presented at the international conference ICMCTF’05
• 2009, No. 2 article in Top 25 Hottest Articles in Wear (Jan.-March 2009) »Influence of surface preparation on roughness parameters, friction and wear«
• 2010, Slovenian Society for Tribology; »Award for activ contribution to Slovenian Siciety for Tribology and stimulating tribology progress in Slovenia«
• 2010 Elsevier, Journal of Materisal Procesing Technology, Award for one of the most cited article in period 2005-2010: »Surface modification to improve friction and galling properties of forming tools«

Selected publications:

 

1. B. Podgornik, B. Zajec, N. Bay, J. Vižintin
Application of hard coatings for blanking and piercing tools
Wear. 270(11/12) (2011) 850-856

 

2. B. Podgornik, V. Leskovšek, M. Kovačič, J. Vižintin
Residual stress field analysis and prediction in nitrided tool steel
Mater. manuf. process. 26(9) (2011) 1097-1103

 

3. B. Podgornik, V. Leskovšek, J. Vižintion
Influence of deep-cryogenic treatment on tribological properties of P/M high-speed steel
Mater. manuf. process. 24(7/8) (2009) 734-738

 

4. B. Podgornik
Tribological behavior of DLC films in various lubrication regimes. in: C. Donnet, A. Erdemir (eds.). Tribology of diamond-like carbon films : fundamentals and applications. New York: Springer, cop. 2008, 410-453.

 

5. B. Podgornik, O. Wanstrand
An experimental method for coating-substrate interface investigation
Mater. charact. 55(3) (2005) 173-178

Personal Bibliography (COBISS)