Ass. Prof. Luke P. Djukic
Dr Luke Djukic is the CTO and an Executive Manager at Omni Tanker, an Australian engineering and technology company specialising in advanced Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) pressure vessels. He is also an Associate Professor (Adjunct) with the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He has a BE and PhD in Aerospace Engineering from UNSW.
Dr Djukic joined Omni Tanker in 2014 where he is responsible for the engineering and quality of all products, existing and emerging, including pressure vessels for the transport and aerospace markets. In this role he led the development of multiple world first products, including a CFRP United Nations (UN) Portable Tank container, a revolutionary baffle system wherein surge plates are integrated into tank walls, and CFRP tanks for cryogenic cargoes.
As a member of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts for the Transport of Dangerous Goods (SCE-TDG) FRP Working Group, he contributed to development of the FRP Portable Tank Chapter within the UN Model Regulations. In 2022 he was the recipient of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) Solomon Award.
Prior to working with Omni Tanker, Dr. Djukic was a Senior Engineer and Project Manager with Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures (CRC-ACS) and Advanced Composite Structures Australia (ACS-A).