Assistant Professor

Multiphase Systems, Separation Processes, Process Intensification, Industrial Radiography

Office:
Frank Forward Building, Room 508D
Education
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Ph.D.
University of Novi Sad, M.Sc.
University of Novi Sad, B.Sc.
Biography

Dr. Sanja Miskovic received her Ph.D. degree in minerals engineering from Virginia Tech in 2011. Dr. Miskovic’s expertise is in the broad area of modeling, optimization, and control of multiphase processes. Her research work focuses on computational and experimental fluid dynamics of complex multiphase systems in macro-, meso-, and micro-scale. Currently, Miskovic’s research group is working on the development and utilization of advanced measurement techniques for the multiphase flow characterization and process diagnostics. In her work, she is utilizing both computational and experimental studies to understand the relationship between energy input, flow dynamics, machine design, and process efficiency of various particulate processing units.

Before joining UBC’s Norman B. Keevil Institute of Mining Engineering, she worked as a faculty at the University of Utah, Department of Metallurgical Engineering where her teaching efforts were recognized with the Outstanding Teacher Award. In addition, she was a recipient of the prestigious University of Utah Beacons of Excellence Award for creating transformational experiences that empower students.

Research Interests

Froth Flotation
Modeling, Scale-up, and Optimization of Multiphase Systems in Minerals Processing
Experimental and Computational Fluid Dynamics
Industrial Radiography and Application of Radiotracers
Process Intensification and Microreactor Technology
Critical Elements Extraction
Data Mining of Big Process Data
Embedded Sensors

Awards
University of Utah Beacons of Excellence Award
Outstanding Teacher Award, Metallurgical Engineering
Outstanding Teacher Award, Metallurgical Engineering
Henry DeWitt Smith Scholarship
Henry DeWitt Smith Scholarship
DAAD-German Academic Exchange Service Scholarship, University of Dortmund
National scholarship for talented students, Ministry of Education
National scholarship for talented students, Ministry of Education
National scholarship for talented students, Ministry of Education
National scholarship for talented students, Ministry of Education
Serbian Business Association “Entrepreneur” Scholar
Serbian Business Association “Entrepreneur” Scholar
Serbian Business Association “Entrepreneur” Scholar
Serbian Business Association “Entrepreneur” Scholar
Serbian Business Association “Entrepreneur” Scholar
Serbian Business Association “Entrepreneur” ScholarSerbian Business Association “Entrepreneur” Scholar
Serbian Business Association “Entrepreneur” ScholarSerbian Business Association “Entrepreneur” Scholar
Publications
  • Basavarajappa, M.*, Alopaeus, V., Yoon, R.H., Miskovic, S., “A high-order moment-conserving method of classes (HMMC) based population balance model for mechanical flotation cells”, Minerals Engineering, Volume 108, July 2017, Pages 36-52
  • Basavarajappa, M.*, Miskovic, S., “Investigation of gas dispersion characteristics in stirred tank and flotation cell using a corrected CFD-PBM quadrature-based moment method approach”, Minerals Engineering, Volume 95, September 2016, Pages 161–184
  • Basavarajappa, M.*, Draper, T. S., Toth, P., Ring, T. A., Miskovic, S., “Numerical and experimental investigation of single phase flow characteristics in stirred tanks using Rushton turbine and flotation impeller”, Minerals Engineering, Volume 83, November 2015, Pages 156–167
  • Miskovic, S., “Rare Earth Recovery from Western U.S. coals”, Project Report, NETL DOE, January, 2015
  • Miskovic, S., Deng, X., Basavarajappa, M., “A study of solids suspension homogeneity in agitated tanks fitted with disk type impellers using electrical resistance tomography”, 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 8 – 13, 2015
  • Basavarajappa, M., Miskovic, S., “Characterization of gas dispersion behavior in flotation cells using coupled CFD-PBM and direct PBM approaches”, 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 8 – 13, 2015
  • Feng H., Miskovic, I., Miskovic, S., “Numerical and experimental study of particle separation dynamics in arranged pillar arrays”, 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 8 – 13, 2015
  • Feng H., Miskovic, S., “A numerical study of fluid flow and permeability in directional locking pillar arrays”, 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 8 – 13, 2015
  • Feng, H., Qian, Q., An, X., Miskovic, I., Miskovic, S., “Numerical and experimental study on the packing densification of cubic-spherical particle mixtures under one-dimensional vibration”, 2015 AIChE Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, November 8 – 13, 2015
  • Basavarajappa, M., Miskovic, S., “Solid-liquid mixing and suspension studies in flotation cells”, 2015 SME Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, February 15 – 28, 2015
  • Brisset, P., Miskovic, S., “Development of Radiometric Methods for Exploration and Process Optimization in Mining and Minerals Industries”, IAEA INDC Consultants’ Meeting, Vienna International Centre, Austria, September 1-5, 2014
  • Chidester, J., Miskovic, S., “Investigation of detector efficiency by MCNP – Industrial radiotracer RTD”, American Nuclear Society 2014 Student Conference – Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, April 3-5, 2014
  • Feng H., Miskovic, S., “Numerical simulation of fluid flow in deterministic lateral displacement devices”, Proceedings of ASME 2013 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, Incline Village, NV, July 7-11, 2013
  • Basavarajappa, M., Miskovic, S., “Numerical study of single phase liquid mixing in stirred tanks fitted with Rushton turbine and flotation impeller”, Proceedings of ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, San Diego, CA, November 15-21, 2013
  • Miskovic, S., Luttrell, G., 61. Comparison of bubble sizing methods for performance evaluation of mechanical flotation cells, 2012, in Young, C., Luttrell, G., (Ed.) Separation Technologies for Minerals, Coal, and Earth Resources, Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME), 563-574
  • Miskovic, S., Luttrell, G., “A new modular pilot-scale setup for hydrodynamic and metallurgical flotation performance evaluation”, The 5th International Flotation Conference (Flotation ’11), Cape Town, South Africa, November 14-17, 2011
  • Miskovic, S., Luttrell, G., “Comparison of bubble generation mechanisms of forced-air and self-aerated mechanical flotation machines”, The 5th International Flotation Conference (Flotation ’11), Cape Town, South Africa, November 14-17, 2011
Teaching
MINE 331 Physical Mineral Processes
IGEN 430 Advanced Engineering Design Projects
METE 5670/6670 Minerals Processing I
METE 5680/6680 Minerals Processing II
METE 1610 Introduction to Extractive Metallurgy
METE 7910 Biomimetics – Invention Inspired by Nature
METE 5290 Nanoscience and Technology (co-instructor)
METE 3500 Fluid Flow
Services and Outreach Activities

Speaker, Women in Mathematics Summer School, University of British Columbia, 2016
Mentor, UBC Microgravity Team, SEDS Canada, 2016-
Mentor, UofU Zero-G Team, 2013-2014
U.S. Representative, Nuclear Data Section, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 2014
Event Coordinator, Utah State Science Olympiad 2014
Organization Committee, The University of Utah Engineering Day, 2013-2014