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Dr Ulugbek Azimov

Senior Lecturer

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

I joined Northumbria University in September 2013 after serving at Curtin University in Malaysia as a Senior Lecturer and a Head of Mechanical Engineering department.

EE Ulugbek Azimov Staffprofile 255I joined Northumbria University in September 2013 after serving at Curtin University in Malaysia as a Senior Lecturer and a Head of Mechanical Engineering department. I also worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Leeds in the UK, Okayama University in Japan, and Chonnam National University in South Korea. In addition, I have spent 5 years of my career working for automotive industry as an engineer and manager. During my academic career I have obtained a few awards and fellowships such as Global scholarship for PhD studies, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science postdoctoral research fellowship, and the Postdoctoral research fellowship under the award of Technology Strategy Board. I was also awarded the Felix Weinberg Prize for best research paper presentation at the Forum for Research Students and Early Career Researchers organized by the Institute of Physics.  

0191 243 7663


BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My research area focuses on experimental research in combustion along with combustion modeling and simulation. I am also interested in alternative and bio fuels such as hydrogen, biomass gas, Biodiesel, GTL, DME, etc. I have also developed an interest in renewable energy generation technologies. 

I teach modules related to Thermofluids. These include: Engineering Thermodynamics, Internal Combustion Engines, Heat Transfer, and Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Key Publications

U.Azimov, N.Kawahara, E.Tomita. UV-Visible Light Absorption by Hydroxyl and Formaldehyde and Knocking Combustion in DME-HCCI Engine. Fuel, Vol. 98, 2012, pp.164-175.

U.Azimov, M.Okuno, K.Tsuboi, N.Kawahara, E.Tomita. Multidimensional CFD Simulation of Syngas Combustion in a Micro-pilot-ignited Dual-fuel Engine Using Constructed Chemical Kinetics Mechanism. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36, 2011, pp. 13793-13807. 

U.Azimov, E.Tomita, N.Kawahara, Y.Harada. Effect of Syngas Composition on Combustion and Exhaust Emission Characteristics in a Pilot-ignited Dual-fuel Engine Operated in PREMIER Combustion Mode. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36, 2011, pp. 11985-11996.

U.Azimov, E.Tomita, N.Kawahara, Y.Harada. PREMIER (Premixed Mixture Ignition in the End-gas Region) Combustion in a Natural Gas Dual-Fuel Engine: Operating Range and Exhaust Emissions. International Journal of Engine Research, Vol.12, 2011, pp.484-497.

U.Azimov, K.S. Kim, C.S. Bae. Modelling of Flame Lift-off Length in Diesel Low-Temperature Combustion with Multi-Dimensional CFD Based on the Flame Surface Density and Extinction Concept. Combustion Theory and Modelling, Vol. 14, No.2, 2010, pp. 155-175.

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My Google Scholar page can be found here


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