Dr Fabijanic is a senior research fellow in surface engineering at the Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University. His research focuses on the development of novel duplex surface treatments for ferrous metals.
Over the past five years he has built up a research team in the field of surface engineering and thermal treatment of metals. He has worked as a senior investigator in the CRC for Advanced Manufacturing, the Energy Pipelines CRC and the Centre for Design in Light Metals. A significant focus of his research has been the commercialisation of a patented low temperature duplex surface treatment for aluminium metal forming tooling.
Other research is centred on fluid bed reactor chemical vapour deposition processes (FBR-CVD) for the treatment of metal surfaces. Future research aims to expand the fluidized bed technology platform to include the surface engineering of light metals, coating of powders and fibres, and recycling of materials.