Dr. V. D. Krstic, Professor, PhD., P.Eng.

Professor

Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Queen's University
Kingston, Ontario
K7L 3N6
Tel: (613) 533–2760
Fax: (613) 533–6610
e-mail: krsticv@queensu.ca

Education Background:

Ph.D., McMaster University, Canada
M.Sc., University of Nis, Yugoslavia
B.Sc., University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Research Areas:

  • Processing, microstructure mechanical properties of ceramics and particulate composites
  • High electrical and thermal conductivity ceramics for solid oxide fuel cells
  • Single layer capacitors for high frequency microwave applications
  • Electrostrictive ceramics and lead–free piezoelectric ceramics
  • Ceramic thin films

Recent Publications:

  • Publications - Refereed Journal Publications
    • C.R. Zhou, Z.B. Yu and V.D. Krstic, "Pressureless Sintered Self-Reinforced Y-a-SiAlON Ceramics", J. European Ceram. Soc., 27, 437-443 (2007).
    • A. Vuckovic, S. Boskovic, B. Matovic, M. Vlajic, V.D. Krstic, "Effect of b-Si3N4 Seeds on Densification and Fracture Toughness of Silicon Nitride", Elsevier, Ceramics International 32 (2006) 303-
    • C.R.Dyck, R.C.Paterson, Z.B.Yu, V.D.Krstic, Crystal Structure, Thermal Expansion and Electrical Conductivity of Dual-Phase Gd
    • 8Sr
    • 2Co3-yFeyO3-d(0£y£
    • 0), Solid State Ionics, 176(2005)103-
    • V.D. Krstic, Unified Model for Fracture of brittle Solids, Key Engineering Materials, 280-283(2005)1739-
    • Z. Yu, V.D. Krstic and J. Ng, Development of BaTiO3 Based X7R Wafers for Single-Layer Capacitors, Key Engineering Materials, 280-283(2205)69-72
    • B. Matovic, S. Boskovic, Lj. Zivkovic, M. Vlajic and V.D. Krstic, Lattice parameters of Gd-Doped Ceria Electrolytes, 4 Materials Science Forum 94(2005)175-
    • Z. Yu, Z. Krstic and V.D. Krstic, Laminated Si3N4/SiC Composites with Self-Sealed Structure, Key Engineering Materials, 280-283(2005)1873-
    • V.D. Krstic, Unified Model for Fracture of brittle Solids, Key Engineering Materials, 280-283(2005)1739-
    • B. Matovic, S. Boskovic, Lj. Zivkovic, M. Vlajic and V.D. Krstic, Lattice parameters of Gd-Doped Ceria Electrolytes, Materials Science Forum 494(2005)175-
    • Z. Yu, Z. Krstic and V.D. Krstic, Laminated Si3N4/SiC Composites with Self-Sealed Structure, Key Engineering Materials, 280-283(2005)1873-
    • C.R. Dyck, Z.B. Yu and V.D. Krstic, "Thermal Expansion Matching of Gd1-xSrxCoO3 Composite Cathodes to Ce
    • 8Gd
    • 95 IT-SOFC Electrolytes", Solid State Ionics, 171 (2004) 17-
    • Z.B. Yu and V.D. Krstic, "Fabrication and Characterization of Laminated Ceramics with Self-sealed Ring Structure", J. Mater. Sci., 38 (2003)
    • M.D. Vlajic and V.D. Krstic, "Sintering and Characterization of CaMnO3-Based Compounds Synthesized by Modified GNA", to be published.
    • K. Wang and V.D. Krstic, "Mechanical Properties of Reaction Sintered TiN Ceramics with B4C Addition", J. of Materials Sci., 38 (2003) 1-
    • K. Wang and V.D. Krstic, "Reaction Sintering of TiN-B4C Ceramics", Acta Metallurgica et Materialia, Vol. 51, [6] 1809-19 (2003).
    • M.D. Vlajic and V.D. Krstic, "Strength and Machining of Gelcast SiC Ceramics", J. Mat. Sci., 37, 2943-2947, (2002).
    • G. Wang and V.D. Krstic, "Effect of Y2O3 on Densification of b-SiC with Al2O3 Addition", J. Canadian Ceram. Soc., 71, 19-24 (2002).
    • C.R. Dyck and V.D. Krstic, "Direct Synthesis of Lead Nickel Niobate-Lead Titanate via Single-Step Calcination", J. Canadian Ceram. Soc., 71, 25-28 (2002).
  • Other Refereed Publications
    • V.S. Urbanovich, M.D. Vlajic, V.D. Krstic, V.D. Chuevsky, S.S. Turbinsky and V.V. Nichipor, "High Pressure Sintering of Silicon Nitride Based Ceramics", NATO ARW Innovative Super-hard Materials and Sustainable Coating, Kiev, Ukraine, May 12-15, 2004, p.
    • W. Ren, Z. Yu, V.D. Krstic and B.K. Mukherjee, "Structure and Properties of High Dielectric Constant CaCu3Ti4O12 Ceramics", 2004 IEEE Int. Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Joint 50th Anniversary Conference, August 23-27, 2004, Montreal Canada.
    • T. Gilbert, V. Krstic and G. Zak, "Laser Machining of Single-Layer Pockets in Aluminum Nitride Plates", CSME 2004, Forum
    • O.B. Zgalat-Lozyuskyy, A.V. Ragylya, M. Hermann and V.D. Krstic, "Nanostructured Composites Based on High Melting Point Nitrides", Proc. Int. Conf. "Sintering 03", Kiev, Ukraine, Sept. 17,
    • O.B. Zgalat-Lozyuskyy, A.V. Ragulya, M. Hermann and V.D. Krstic, "Fracture of High Melting Point Nanocomposite Ceramics", Proc. Int. Conf., "Sintering 03", Kiev, Ukraine, Sept. 15-17,
  • Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings
    • C. Zhou, Z. Yu and V.D. Krstic, "Self-Reinforcement of a-Sialon Based Ceramics Obtained by Pressureless Sintering", 101st Technical Form of the Canadian Ceramics Society, September 7-9, 2005, Burlington, Ontario.
    • S.R. McLaughlin and V.D. Krstic, "Synthesis and Characterization of Lead Magnesium Niobate-Lead Titanate Ceramics", 101st Technical Forum of the Canadian Ceramic Society, September 7-9, 2005, Burlington, Ontario.
    • Z. Krstic, G. Yu and V.D. Krstic, "The Effect of Processing Parameters on Mechanical Properties of Si3N4 Ceramics", 101st Technical Forum of the Canadian Ceramic Society, September 7-9, 2005, Burlington, Ontario.
    • C. Dyck and V.D. Krstic, "Synthesis and Characterization of Gd(1-x)Sr(x)Co(1-y)Fe(y)O(3) as a Cathode Material for Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells", MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibition, Boston, MA, December 1-5,
    • W. Jeing and V.D. Krstic, "Sr Doped LaM.O3 (M=Mn,Fe) Based Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell", 100th Annual Meeting and Technical Forum, Canadian Ceram. Soc., Niagara Falls, Canada,
    • C.R. Dyck and V.D. Krstic, "Direct Synthesis of Lead Nickel Niobate Lead Titanate via Single-Step Calcination", 100th Annual Meeting and Technical Forum, Canadian Ceram. Soc., Niagara Falls, Canada,
    • B.V. Brkic and V.D. Krstic, "CVD of SiC Thin Films from Trimethylsilane or Quertz Substrates", 100th Annual Meeting and Technical Forum, Canadian Ceram. Soc., Niagara Falls, Canada,
    • C. Zhou, Z. Yu and V.D. Krstic, "Development of High Hardness and Toughness Si3N4 Based Ceramics", 100th Annual Meeting and Technical Forum, Canadian Ceram. Soc., Niagara Falls, Canada,
    • Z. Yu and V.D. Krstic, "New Design of Laminar SiC/Graphite Composites by Slip Casting", 100th Annual Meeting and Technical Forum, Canadian Ceram. Soc., Niagara Falls, Canada,
    • Z. Krstic and V.D. Krstic, "Effect of Microstructure and Grain Morphology in Toughening in Si3N4 Ceramics Pressureless Sintered with Y2O3-Al2O3 Sintering Aids", 100th Annual Meeting and Technical Forum, Canadian Ceram. Soc., Niagara Falls, Canada,
    • S. McLaughlin and V.D. Krstic, "Single-Step Synthesis of Lead Magnesium Niobate-Lead Titanate Ceramics", 100th Meeting and Technical Forum, Canadian Ceram. Soc., Niagara Falls, Canada,
  • Invited Papers
    • V.D. Krstic, "Effect of Microstructure on Fracture of Brittle Materials: Unified Approach", Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 45(2006) 212-
    • G. Wang and V.D. Krstic, "Effect of Y2O3 and Total Oxide Addition and Mechanical Properties of Pressureless Sintered b-SiC", J. Materials Science and Technology, 19[3]193, (2003).
    • S. Chaterjee, Z.B. Yu, V.D. Krstic and A. Smovzh, "Effects of Sintering Temperature and Annealing in N2 Atmosphere on the Dielectric Properties of BaTiO3 Based X7R Dielectric Materials", Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, 42, [2]142 (2003).
    • K. Wang and V.D. Krstic, "Reaction Sintering of TiB2 Ceramics", Acta Materialia, 51, 1809 (2003).
    • K. Wang and V.D. Krstic, "Mechanical Properties of Reaction Sintered TiN Ceramics with B4C Addition", J. Mater. Sci., 38, 1-5 (2003).
    • Z.B. Yu and V.D. Krstic, "Fabrication and Characterization of Laminated SiC Ceramics and Self-Sealed Ring Structure", J. Mater. Sci., 38, 4735 (2003).
  • Reports
    • Final Report: Development of High Dielectric Constant Single Layer Capacitors for Microwave Applications-Interact Project, MMO with Nanowave.
    • Yearly Report on Nanocrystalline Composites – NATO Science for Peace.
    • Final Report: Development of Fuel Cell Connector Material Based on Doped CaMnO3, MMO with Fuel Cell Technologies.
  • Patents
    • V.D. Krstic, "Method of Making Silicon Carbide", US Patent No. 5,021,230, June 4,
    • V.D. Krstic, "Method of making Microtungsten Carbide and Mixtures of Monotungsten Carbide Titanium Carbide Powders", US Patent No. 5,166,103 Nov. 4,
    • V.D. Krstic and L. Zhang, "High Toughness Carbide Ceramics by Slip Casting and Method Thereof", US Patent No. 5,443,770, Aug. 22,
    • V.D. Krstic and M.D. Vlajic, "Making of Sintered Silicon Carbide Bodies", US Patent No. 5,470,806, No. 28,
    • M.D. Vlajic and V.D. Krstic, "Process for the Production of Dense Boron Carbide and Transition Metal Carbides", US Patent No. 5,720,
  • Journal Editorships
    • Associate Editor, J. Canadian Ceramic Soc.; 2) Contributing Editor, J. Am. Ceramic Society.
  • Referee for the Following Journals
    • American Ceram. Soc.; J. Canadian Ceram. Soc.; Acta Metallurgica and Materialia; J. Materials Science; U.S. National Science Foundation; J. Materials Processing Technology.

Other Contributions

  • Reviewer for NSERC Grant Committee
  • Member, International Team for Science of Sintering
  • Member, Canadian Ceramic Society
  • Member, Technical Committee of the International Standard Organization (ISO).
  • Member, CIM/METSOC – Materials Science Section