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Alexey Burluka

Professor of Future Engineering

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Hls Staff Profile Alexey Burluka 255Alexey Burluka is a Professor of Future Engineering within the department of Mechqanical and Construction Engineering. Alexey joined Northumbria University in August 2016.

Campus Address

Wynne Jones room 204

0191 227 3754


MInstP, CPhys,

Docteur es Sciences (University of Rouen, France)

Diploma Engineer-physisist (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Turbulence, combustion, internal combustion engines, two-phase flows.

Current/Recent Projects

Mahle UK(DHPA award),

Siemens Ind. Turbomachinery at Lincoln,

Continental Automotive SA.

TSB funding for projects with Stopford,

TSB “UltraBoost” in consortium with Jaguar-LandRover/Lotus/Shell.

KTS schemes (2 with GE Precision Eng).

Ind. CASE asward with Afton Chemicals Corp

Key Publications

  1. K. Liu, A. A. Burluka, C.G.W. Sheppard (2013) Turbulent flame and mass burning rate in a spark ignition engine Fuel, vol. 107, pp. 202-208.
  2. A.A. Burluka, A.M.T.A. El-Dein Hussin, Z.-Y. Ling, (2012) Effects of large-scale turbulence on cyclic variability in spark-ignition engine, Exp.  Thermal Fluid Sci., vol. 43, pp. 13 22
  3. Burluka A. A. (2010) Combustion in a Spark Ignition Engine in: M. Lackner, F. Winter and A.K. Agarwal (Eds.) Handbook of Combustion, vol. 3: Gaseous and Liquid Fuels, pp.389-414. WILEY-VCH Verlag, Weinheim, ISBN 978-3-527-32449-1.
  4. A.A. Burluka, M. Harker, H. Osman, C.G.W. Sheppard, and A.A.  Konnov (2010) Laminar burning velocities of three C3H6O isomers at atmospheric pressure, Fuel,  vol. 89, pp. 2864–2872. 
  5. A.A. Burluka, J.F. Griffiths, K. Liu, and M. Ormsby (2009) Experimental Studies of the rôle of Chemical Kinetics in Turbulent Flames, Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves, vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 383–391.
  6. M.S. Sidhu, A.A. Burluka (2008) Average vaporisation rate in turbulent subcritical two-phase flow, Combustion Science and Technology, vol. 180, pp. 975-996.

PGR Supervision

Degrees and year awarded:  (Sole supervision):

  1. D.      Moffat, (2016) EPSRC/Siemens industrial CASE award
  2. N.      Chen, (2016) CSC/Siemens
  3. Z.-Yang      Ling, (2015) CSC/ small grants
  4. A.F.      Khan (2015), Dorothy Hodgkin studentship
  5. G.T.      Conway (2013), CASE/Univ. of Leeds studentship
  6. A.M.T.A.      El-Dein Hussin (2012) Egyptian Government
  7. P.      Nicolas, 2009, supported by the University of Leeds studentship
  8. M.      Singh Sidhu, (2008) PhD degree awarded in 2007, self-funded.
  9. N.      Beheshti, (2006), EPSRC grant.
  10. K.      Liu, (2002), ORS award.


  1. D.      Uguru-Okorje (2015), TEF studentship
  2. Ph.      Roberts (2010) EPSRC studentship
  3. T.      Hattrell (2008), CASE studentship Mahle Powertrain UK


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