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Prof Khamid Mahkamov


Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Khamid Mahkamov has MEng and PhD  in Mechanical Engineering  from Bauman Moscow Technical University in the field of Heat Engines.  Prior to joining Northumbria University in 2011  he worked in the Academy of Sciences (USSR, 13 years),   at Leeds University (Research Fellow, 2 years) and  in the Energy Group of the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences of Durham University (9 years) where he held various academic positions. 

Professor Mahkamov is a member of Editorial Board of the Journals of Renewable Energy (Elsevier) and Energetika - Proceedings of CIS Higher Education Institutions (Minsk, Belarus). He is also a member of International Council for Stirling Cycle Machines and a part of Membership Committee of Energy Institute (UK). In 2010 he won IMECHE Harold Disney Prize for the best 2009 paper in the power industry.

He teaches modules related to Thermo-Fluids  and Renewable and Sustainable Energy Technologies.

Since joining Northumbria in  2011 Prof Mahkamov has won, as Principle Investigator, the following externally funded grants for the University: 

Research & Enterprise Projects

  • 2016: €4,000,000 – INNOVA MICROSOLAR, EU (Horizon 2020), 48 months (Project Coordinator)
  • 2016: €195,235 -  THERMOSTALL, EU, 24 months
  • 2014: €309,235 -  ENTAS, EU, 24 months
  • 2013: €299,558 - BIO-GREEN IC ENGINE, EU, 24 months
  • 2012: £128,104 – KTP: Air fan and water pump improvements for automotive applications, TSB & AVID ,  24 months

Learning & Teaching Projects 

  • 2017: €1,000,000 - ERASMUS PLUS/585849, EU, 36 months (Project Coordinator).

  • 2015: €1,000,000 - ERASMUS PLUS/561807, EU, 36 months (Project Coordinator)
  • 2013: €107,000 -  TEMPUS/544339, EU, 36 months
  • 2011: €172,000 -  TEMPUS/511069, EU, 36 months


  • Engineering PhD January 01 1984
  • Member American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) 2014

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Multi-Country Analysis on Energy Savings in Buildings by Means of a Micro-Solar Organic Rankine Cycle System, Arteconi, A., Del Zotto, L., Tascioni, R., Mahkamov, K., Underwood, C., Cabeza, L., Maldonado, J., Manca, R., Mintsa, A., Bartolini, C., Gimbernat, T., Botargues, T., Halimic, E., Cioccolanti, L. 2 Nov 2018, In: Environments
  • Optical fibre sensors for monitoring phase transitions in phase changing materials, Kumar, R., Han, W., Liu, D., Ng, W., Binns, R., Busawon, K., Fu, R., Ghassemlooy, F., Underwood, C., Mahkamov, K., Wu, Q. 14 Sep 2018, In: Smart Materials and Structures
  • Methods of heat transfer intensification in PCM thermal storage systems: Review paper, Al-maghalseh, M., Mahkamov, K. Sep 2018, In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
  • Development of a small solar thermal power plant for heat and power supply to domestic and small business buildings, Mahkamov, K., Pili, P., Roberto, M., Leroux, A., Mintsa, A., Lynn, K., Mullen, D., Halimic, E., Bartolini, C., Pirro, M., Costa Pereira, C., Cabeza, L., de Gracia Cuesto, A., Kenisarin, M., Makhkamova, I. 27 Jun 2018, ASME 2018 Power and Energy Conference
  • Numerical Simulation of Sub-cooled Boiling Flow with Fouling Deposited Inside Channels, Liu, X., Zhang, X., Lu, T., Mahkamov, K., Wu, H., Mirzaeian, M. 25 Jun 2016, In: Applied Thermal Engineering
  • Passive thermal control in residential buildings using phase change materials, Kenisarin, M., Mahkamov, K. Mar 2016, In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
  • Salt hydrates as latent heat storage materials:Thermophysical properties and costs, Kenisarin, M., Mahkamov, K. Feb 2016, In: Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells
  • Performance Analysis of Multi-Layer Thermoelectric Generators to be Used in a Thermoelectric Generator-Stirling Engine Hybrid System, Rahman, M., Mahkamov, K. Nov 2015, Volume 6A: Energy, American Society of Mechanical Engineers(ASME)
  • A novel small dynamic solar thermal desalination plant with a fluid piston converter, Mahkamov, K., Orda, E., Belgasim, B., Makhkamova, I. 15 Oct 2015, In: Applied Energy

PGR Supervision

  • Nabil Elsharif Solar water desalination using multi-effect water stills with reduced internal pressure Start: 02/01/2015
  • John Nkor Start: 01/10/2017
  • Abba Mustafa Start: 01/06/2018
  • Hassan Mahmood Start: 01/03/2017
  • Mohammad Ismail Start: 06/01/2017
  • Atainu Mbikan Mathematical Modelling of a Small Biomass Gasifier for Synthesis Gas Production Start: 30/10/2013


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