Nenad Zrnic

Curriculum Vitae CV – Univ. associate prof.  dr.-ing. Nenad Zrnić (SEPTEMBER 2010)

Name and Surname: Nenad Zrnić, Dipl.-Ing., Magistar, PhD – DrSc ME

Address: University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Belgrade,

Department of Mechanization (Material Handling, Constructions and Logistics)

Kraljice Marije 16, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia


Place and Date of Birth:

Belgrade, 19/07/1966 (Serbia)

Current Position:

Univ. Associate Professor for Material Handling and Conveying Machinery and Eco                                                                                   Design since March 2009

Marital Status:

Married, one child (son)

Foreign Languages:

English, French, German (reading technical literature)


1986-92 Student of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the

University of Belgrade, 10 semesters + diploma work (student of the generation at the Department of Mechanization)

1992 Dipl.-Ing., University of Belgrade

1992-96 Post-graduate studies at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Belgrade, 4 semesters + Mag. Sc. thesis (Candidate of Technical Sciences)

1996 Magistar of Tech. Science (equivalence to Russian Candidate of Technical Sciences), University of Belgrade

2005 – Dr. Tech. Sc. Dissertation, University of Belgrade


Mag. Tech. Sc. thesis: “Contribution to the identification of dynamic behavior of gantry crane during its motion”

Dr. Tech. Sc. dissertation: “Influence of trolley motion to dynamic behavior of ship-to-shore container cranes (awarded by the Belgrade chamber of commerce as the most significant dissertation for industry in 2005)

Main Research Themes:

Structural analysis, dynamics and design of material handling machines, conveyors, construction and mining  machinery (particularly overhead travelling cranes, gantry cranes, quayside container cranes, port equipment in container and bulk port terminals, bucket wheel excavators, conveyors), moving load problems, dynamics of mobile elevating platforms, finite element method analysis, failure analysis, eco design and life cycle assessment.

Publications (1992-2010):

7 papers in the world’s leading journals (Journal of Citation Reports, SCI)

1 survey paper in the thematic proceedings of the world’s leading publisher (Kluwer)

7 chapters in international monographs

25 papers published in English in international journals and periodicals

7 invited plenary papers in international conferences

46 papers published and presented in English in proceedings of international                                                   scientific Conferences

9 papers published in Serbian in national journals

15 papers published in Serbian in proceedings of national scientific                                                                                                    conferences

3 international projects and networks (TEMPUS, INTERREG III B CADSES, CEEPUS, WATERMODE – contractor of WP)

1 national monograph in Serbian

15 projects sponsored by the national Ministry of Science

25 projects for the purpose of national industry (3 of them financed by                                                                                                           German companies Thyssen Krupp Foerdertechnik and MAN Takraf)

150 technical reports for the purpose of national industry

Membership: Europäischen Konferenz der Professoren des Fachkreises                                                                                                                     Fördertechnik (European Association of German speaking professors in the field of                                                                      Material Handling and Logistics), since 2006, IFToMM TC for Transportation Machinery                                                           since 2009, Serbian Society of Mechanics, Serbian Society for Structural Integrity and Life.

Reviewer in Journals: Mechanics Research Communications (SCI), Mechatronics (SCI), Natural Hazards and                                                                              Earth System Sciences (SCI), Computer and Mathematical Modelling of Dynamical                                                                    Systems (SCI), Nonlinear Dynamics (SCI), FME Transactions

Editorial work: Editor of 2 Proceedings of the International MHCL’09 Conference, editor of special                                                                     issues of the journal FME Transactions 2006 and 2009.

Chairman and Organizer: President of the Organizing Committee and member of the Scientific Committee                                                                           Conferences MHCL’06 and MHCL’09, Chairman of the Session and reviewer IFToMM                                                                            World Congress 2007 (Besancon, France)

Visiting Researcher: Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), 2003 – 2009.




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