Dusan P. Sekulic, Ph.D.

Secat-J.G. Morris Aluminum Professor

Research Areas: Heat Exchanger Theory and Design, Thermodynamics, Transport phenomena for materials processing

University of Kentucky, College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering - ME
414F RMB
Lexington, KY 40506-0108
Phone: 859-257-2972
Fax: 859-323-1071
Email: dusan.sekulic@uky.edu

Professional Preparation

D.Sc Eng., Mechanical Engineering University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Belgrade and University of Novi Sad
B.S., Physics, University of Novi Sad
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Novi Sad


2015 – Present Secat J.G. Morris Aluminum Professor, Dept. of Mech. Eng., Uni. of Kentucky

2015 – Present Foreign Expert Plan 1000 Professor, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

2015 – Present Visiting Professor, University of Belgrade

2013 – Present Visiting Professor, Zhejiang Province Key Laboratory of Soldering & Brazing Materials and Technology, Hangzhou, China

2006 – 2010 Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Kentucky

2007 – 2013 Professor (consulting), Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

2000 – 2006 Adjunct Professor, College of Engineering, UK, Lexington, Kentucky,

1997 – 2006 Senior Scientist, CRMS, College of Engineering, UK, Lexington, Kentucky

1996 – 1997 Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, UK, Lexington

1994 – 1996 Visiting Professor, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

1993 – 1995 Professor with tenure, University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

1993 – 1994 Visiting Research Professor, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

1988 – 1993 Associate Professor with tenure, University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

1988 – 1989 Senior Fulbright Scholar, Duke University, Durham

1989 Visiting Scholar, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1977 – 1987 Assistant professor and subsequently Docent, University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

1977 Visiting Researcher (DAAD), Technical University Munich, LATUM, Germany

1972 – 1977 Research Fellow, College of Engineering, University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia


(i) Recent publications (selection)

(1) D.P. Sekulic (2013) Advances in Brazing: Science, Technology and Applications, Woodhead Publ., Cambridge, UK; ISBN 0 85709 423 8.

(2) Bakshi, B. R., Gutowski, T. G., and Sekulic, D.P. (2011) Thermodynamics and the Destruction of Resources, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge; ISBN-13: 9780521884556

(3) Shah, R.K. and Sekulic, D.P. (2003) Fundamentals of Heat Exchanger Design, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, USA ISBN 0-471-32171-0, English edition; China Machine Press, Beijing, 2010. ISBN 978-7-111-28881-7 (translated by Cheng Lin into Mandarin, C(M))

(4) W. Liu, L. Li, Y. Cai and D. P. Sekulic (2011) Capillary Rise of Liquids over a Microstructured Solid Surface, Langmuir, 27(23), pp 14260-14266.

(5) W. Liu, L. Lu, Y. Li, Y. Cai and D. P. Sekulic (2012) Preferential Spreading of Molten Metal on an Anisotropic Microstructured Surface, Europhysics Letters, 2012, Vol. 97, pp. 46003-p1-p6

(ii) Other significant publications (selection)

(1) W. Liu, D.P. Sekulic (2011) Capillary driven molten metal flow over topographically
complex substrates, Langmuir, Vol. 27, pp. 6720–6730

(2) Li, Y., Liu, W., He., P., Jicai, F., Sekulic, D.P. (2013) Dissolution of TiAl alloy during high temperature brazing, Journal of Materials Science, March 19, 2013 On Line DOI 10.1007/s10853-013-7315-8; J. Mater. Sci. (2013) Vol. 48, pp. 5247–5252

(3) Sekulic, D.P., Galenko, P.K., Krivilyov, M.D., Walker, L, and Gao, F. (2005) Dendritic Growth in Al-Si Alloys During Brazing. Part 2: Computational Modeling, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 48, 2005, pp. 2385-2396

(4) Sekulic, D.P., Zellmer, B., and Nigro, N. (2001) Influence of Joint Topology on the Formation of Brazed Joints, Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 9, pp. 357 – 369.

(5) T. G. Gutowski, M.S. Branham, J.B. Dahmus, A.J. Jones, A. Thiriez, and D.P. Sekulic (2009), Thermodynamic Analysis of Resources Used in Manufacturing Processes, Environmental Science & Technology, Vol. 43, pp. 1584-1590