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Dr Konstantin Volkov

School/Department: Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
Position: Senior Lecturer


Dr K Volkov holds a PhD in fluid mechanics and his dissertation was on simulation of thermal processes in energy systems (St Petersburg State University, Russia, 1998). He also holds two Master degrees. The first one is in thermal engineering and his dissertation concerned simulation of internal flows in engineering applications (Baltic State Technical University, Russia, 1996). The other one is in mathematics and computer science, and his dissertation was on modelling and simulation of turbulent two-phase flows in energy systems (St Petersburg State University, Russia, 1997). He has been working as a lecturer and researcher in multidisciplinary areas. After completion of his PhD, Dr K Volkov worked as a researcher and lecturer at the Baltic State Technical University in Russia for 6 years, the Centre for Research in Fire and Explosion Studies of the University of Central Lancashire in UK for 2.5 years followed by 6.5 years at the Rolls Royce University Technology Centre in Thermofluids Systems of the University of Surrey. He joined the Kingston University team in August 2009.

His areas of expertise cover multidisciplinary areas: from applied engineering problems related to design and optimization of energy systems to fundamental problems focused on computational fluid dynamics and mathematical modelling. Dr K Volkov worked in close collaboration with industrial companies (Rolls-Royce plc, CADFEM GmbH, Lotus Engineering) and was actively involved in bidding for funding from national and international organizations (Department of Trade and Industry, Royal Academy of Engineering, European Commission, European Society of Mechanics). He develops scientific direction related to design, development and optimisation of energy systems, aero-engines, internal combustion engines. He is a member of the Institute of Physics, UK Explosion Liaison Group and International Association of Engineers. He is expert of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) supported by the European Commission for research, technological development and demonstration. He is reviewer of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS) and scientific and engineering journals of Springer Verlag. He is included in the 10th Anniversary Edition of "Who's Who in Science and Engineering" (Marquis Who's Who, 2008-2009) and "Who's Who in the World" (Marquis Who's Who, 2009).

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • MEng MSc PhD MInstP CEng MIMechE

Research Interests

Computational Fluid Dynamics, Turbulence, Propultion Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Computational and Applied Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Combustion and Detonation, Aero-optic, Turbomachinery, Solid Rocket Motors

Teaching Area

Termodynamics and Fluid Dyanmics, Energy Systems, Heat Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Combustion, Gas Turbines, Internal Combustion Engines, Project Engineering, PhD and MSc Projects, Groupd Design Projets, CEng and IEng Projects.

Other Professional Activity

Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Member of the Institute of Physics, Member of the International Association of Engineerins, Member of UK Explosion Liaison Group


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