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     Date Submitted:10-02-2013
     Last Modified:11-02-2013 (10:12)
    Job information
     Current job:Research Assistant
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Launch Systems, Space Tourism
     KeywordsGeneral fluid dynamics, CFD & smooth particle hydrodynamics, propulsion (air-breathing, rocket), advanced propulsion (electric, nuclear thermal, nuclear fusion), nuclear fusion and plasma physics, aerodynamics, thermo and aerothermodynamics, steam and gas
    CV

    Personal information

     

    Citizenship

    Dual: Croatian and Serbian

     

    Education & training

     

     

    Universities

    2010 - 2012          University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama, USA (PhD)

    2008 - 2009          University of Novi Sad, Serbia (MSc)

    2007 - 2008          University of Alabama in Huntsville, Alabama, USA (exchange)

    2004 - 2007          University of Novi Sad, Serbia

    Title of qualification awarded

    PhD in Mechanical Engineering

    (dissertation defense: 20th Dec 2012, official graduation: May 2013)

    Seminars & extracurricular education

    2011                       High Energy-Density Plasma Summer School, San Diego, CA

    2005                       ProEngineer: creating milling sequences with Pro/NC

    2004                       ProEngineer: surface and advanced surface design

    2003                       ProEngineer: 3D modeling basics, generating technical drawings and assembly module

    2001-2004            Petnica Science Center, seminar of astronomy

     

    Skills & competences

     

     

    Languages

    Serbian (mother), English (highly proficient)

    English language certificates

    2007       TOEFL internet-based test            106/120 points

    2005       Cambridge FCE                                grade A

    Specialties

    General fluid dynamics, CFD & smooth particle hydrodynamics, advanced propulsion, nuclear fusion and plasma physics, aerodynamics, thermo and aerothermodynamics, steam and gas turbines, Matlab, C and C++, OpenFOAM, adept at ProEngineer and similar CAD software packages, Adapco Star-CCM+ and Ansys Fluent basics, proficient in computer use under all three major operational systems: Windows, Unix and MacOS.

    Experience

    2010 - present      Head of Fuel and Fuel Acquisition module for Project Icarus

    2010 - present      Graduate research assistant at University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL, USA

    2009 (Jun-Dec)    Research and teaching assistant at Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia

    2003 - 2009          Part-time engineer at Metalohem d.o.o., Temerin, Serbia

     

    Research experience

    ·    Associated with Plasma Liner Experiment (PLX) project on modeling of plasma liner implosions for high-energy density plasmas and plasma-jet driven magneto-inertial nuclear fusion (PJMIF)

    ·    Smooth particle hydrodynamics modeling

    ·    Implementation of tabular equation of state, electron-thermal and radiation conduction and radiation losses into the SPHC code

    ·    Nuclear fusion and nuclear fusion propulsion systems (associated with Project Icarus)

    ·    Numerical analysis of Richtmyer-Meshkov instability in the non-linear regimes

    ·    OpenFOAM CFD software package

    ·    3D numerical analysis of optimum pipe elbows

    ·    Minor work in river-ship hull and industrial valve CFD analysis

     

    Publications

    ·   Stanic, M., Project Icarus: Nuclear Fusion Propulsion Concept Comparison, Journal of British Interplanetary Society, Vol.65 (7), p.232-243, 2013.

    ·   Stanic M., Cassibry, J.T., Adams, R.B., Project Icarus: Analysis of Plasma Jet Driven Magneto-Inertial Fusion as Potential Primary Propulsion Driver for Project Icarus, Vol.86, p.47-54, 2013.

    ·   Stanic, M., Analysis and Comparison of Inertial Confinement Fusion Lasers and Predictions for Future Use in Space Propulsion, 63rd International Astronautical Congress, session: C4.7.-C3.5.9,Naples, Italy, 2012.

    ·   Hatcher, R.B., Stanic, M., Cassibry, J.T., Loverich, J., Kundrapu, M., Project Icarus: Analysis of Magnetic Nozzle Design for Pulsed-Fusion Propulsion System, 63rd International Astronautical Congress, session: C4.8.4.,Naples, Italy, 2012.

    ·   Cassibry, J.T., Cortez, R., Stanic, M., Seidler II, W., Adams, R., Statham, G., Fabisinski, L., The Case and Development Path for Fusion Propulsion, 48th AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Atlanta, GA, 2012.

    ·   Stanic, M., Cassibry, J.T., Stellingwerf, R.F., Abarzhi, S.I., Scale coupling in Richtmyer-Meshkov flows induced by strong shocks, Physics of Plasmas, Vol.19, Issue 8,  2012.

    ·   Hsu, S.C., Awe, T.J., Brockington, S., Case, A., Cassibry, J.T., Kagan, G., Messer, S.J., Stanic, M., Tang, X., Welch, D.R., Whitherspoon, F.D., Spherically imploding plasma liners as a standoff driver for magneto-inertial fusion, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science,Vol.19, Issue 5,2012.

    ·   Cassibry, J.T., Stanic, M., Hsu, S.C., Witherspoon, F.D., Abarzhi, S.I., Tendency of spherically imploding plasma liners formed by merging plasma jets to evolve toward spherical symmetry, Physics of Plasmas, Vol.19, Issue 5, 2012

    ·   Cassibry, J.T., Stanic, M., Hsu, S.C., Scaling laws for peak pressure of an imploding plasma liner formed by an array of spherically convergent plasma jets, submitted to Physics of Plasmas, 2012.

    ·   Stanic, M., Cassibry, J.T., Stellingwerf, R.F., Chou, C-C., Fryxell, B.J., Abarzhi, S.I., Validation of SPHC and CRASH Codes in Modeling of Linear and Non-linear Richtmyer-Meshkov Instabilities, 20th AIAA Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, 2011

    ·   Stanic, M., Cassibry, J.T., Scaling Laws for Plasma-Jet Driven Magneto Inertial Fusion, 61st International Astronautical Congress, session: C4.7.-C3.5.3,Prague, Czech Republic, 2010.

    ·   Stanic, M., Determination of an Optimal Pipe Elbow Geometry by Numerical Simulations, Master thesis, Zbornik Radova Fakulteta Tehnickih Nauka, ###, 2009.

     

    Lectures & media

    ·   Basics of nuclear fusion with special look at magneto-inertial fusion (Osnove nuklearne fuzije s osvrtom na  magnetno-inercionu fuziju), Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, Dec 2010

    ·   Magneto-inertial fusion: idea, concept, development(Magnetno-inerciona fuzija: ideja, koncept, razvoj), Petnica Science Center, Oct 2009

    ·   Towards Technological Singularity: Fascinating World of Modern Science and Technology(U susret tehnološkom singularitetu: Fascinantni svet moderne nauke i tehnologije), Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, Dec 2011, May 2012

    ·   Dialog of the Cultures: Towards Technological Singularity (Dijalog kultura: U susret tehnološkom singularitetu), Radio-Television Vojvodina, Radio 1; http://media.rtv.rs/sr_lat/dijalog-kultura/2191; 5th Feb 2011.

    ·   Icarus: Star Paths (Ikar: Zvezdane Staze), Petnica Science Center, May 2011.

    ·   Icarus: Pioneer of Interstellar Flight (Ikar: Pionir Zvezdanog Leta), Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, May 2011, May 2012

    ·   Several crash-course lectures on use of SimpleFoam module in OpenFOAM CFD package, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, Fall 2009

    ·   YouTube video #1:Sheila Kanani Interviews Milos Stanic of Icarus Interstellar on PJMIF

    ·   YouTube video #2: PJMIF as a Primary Propulsion Driver for Project Icarus

     

    Additional information

     

     

    Associated work-groups or memberships

    University of Alabama in Huntsville Propulsion Research Center, Project Icarus, student member of AIAA & APS, Sigma Gamma Tau Aerospace Honor‘s Society, Petnica Science Center alumni, FORECAST student exchange alumni

    Main interests

    Fluid dynamics,CFD, smooth particle hydrodynamics, aerodynamics, nuclear fusion, advanced propulsion & hypersonics,SSTO vehicles, high-end physics, advanced materials & general cutting-edge engineering.

    Hobbies

    Philosophy, sociology, astronomy/astrophysics, Formula 1, football (soccer) and swimming.

    Awards & honors

    ·   The best mechanical engineering student of Fall 2009 Commencement, Faculty of Technical Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia 2009.

    ·   Certificate of merit from His Royal Highness Prince Aleksandar Karadjordjevic II; Belgrade, Serbia 2004

    ·   Honorary citizen of Huntsville, Alabama, USA, 2008

    ·   3rd place on “National Championship of Mechanical Engineering Colleges”, material mechanics; Ohrid, FYR Macedonia 2006

    ·   2nd place on the “National Championship of Mechanical Engineering High-schools in Computer Modeling”; Sombor, Serbia 2004

    ·   Gold medal on the “Tesla Fest 2004” innovation fair in the category of young talents for a project: sport car chassis; Novi Sad, Serbia 2004

    ·   Gold medal on the “Tesla Fest 2006” innovation fair in the category of young talents for a project: submarine “Flipper”; Novi Sad, Serbia 2006

    ·   Certificate of Achievement for successful completion of the ‘US AID FORECAST’ student exchange program; Belgrade, Serbia 2008

     

    Links

    http://prc.uah.edu/Propulsion_Research_Center/Welcome.html

    http://www.icarusinterstellar.org/

    http://www.uns.ac.rs/en/



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