Vita Miro Duhovic

Dr. Miro Duhovic, born 1976 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, completed his Bachelor of Engineering Degree (First Class Honors) in the department of mechanical engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand in November 1998; here he also earned his doctorate degree in August 2005. From August 2005 until November 2008 he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (supported by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology) at the Centre for Advanced Composite Materials (CACM), University of Auckland. His research here involved modeling the deformation behavior of knitted fabrics and their composites as well as the development of natural fiber based biodegradable thermoplastic composite prepreg materials.

In December 2008 he came to the Institute for Composite Materials through the support of the German Research Foundation (DFG). Here his research included the development of finite-element based simulation models to predict and study the thermoforming deformation behavior of thermoplastic fiber-reinforced semi-finished prepreg components.

Since January 2012 he is research manager of the competence field "Process Simulation" which covers the simulation of a wide variety of polymer composite manufacturing processes

He is married and has a son and a daughter.

Offices and Memberships

  • Honorary Staff Member, University of Auckland, New Zealand, (since 2008)
  • Journal Reviewer (Composites Part A&B, Journal of Composite Materials, Polymer Composites, Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer and Composites Science, International Journal of Material Forming, Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering)
  • Reviewer (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific research (NWO) and the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada)


Miro Duhovic

Manager Process Simulation

Special Expertise: Finite element-based multiphysics simulation of complex composite manufacturing processes, material and process characterization, composite model development


  • Nominated Researcher Foundation for Research Science and Technology (FRST) (2006-2008)
  • University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering Teaching Award (2008)
  • Maurice Paykel Graduate Scholarship (1999-2002)

Research focus and interests

  • Composites manufacturing processes
  • Material and process characterization
  • Finite element based modeling and simulation


The list of publications is available here.