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Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Mathematical methods of mechanics and chemical physics
  • Fire safety engineering

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About Vasily Novozhilov

Professor Vasily Novozhilov's research expertise is in mathematical methods of mechanics and chemical physics.

In particular, he made contributions to development, as well as theoretical and numerical investigation of mathematical problems in fluid mechanics, heat transfer and combustion. His research career in this area spans over 35 years.

Professor Novozhilov also has 35 years practical experience in fire safety engineering, including fire modelling, fire testing and consultancy. He conducted pioneering studies in computational fluid dynamics modelling of compartment fire dynamics and suppression, large scale fires and explosions.

Professor Novozhilov has contributed over 140 technical publications, delivered 15 invited and keynote lectures, and is a recipient of a number of international awards and honours. He is an Editorial Board member of leading international journals.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Moscow Aviation and Aerospace University, 1993
  • M.Sc., Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Russia, 1986

Key publications

Year Citation
2018 Novozhilov, V. (181201). Kinetic effects in thermal explosion with oscillating ambient conditions. Scientific Reports, 8(1),

doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-22341-6

2016 Novozhilov, V. (160722). Thermal explosion in oscillating ambient conditions. Scientific Reports, 6

doi: 10.1038/srep29730

2013 Novozhilov, V., & Byrne, C. (130601). Lattice boltzmann modeling of thermal explosion in natural convection conditions. Numerical Heat Transfer; Part A: Applications, 63(11), (824-839).

doi: 10.1080/10407782.2013.756779

2010 Novozhilov, V. (100101). Nonlinear dynamical model of compartment fire flashover. Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 67(4), (387-400).

doi: 10.1007/s10665-009-9333-8

2008 Novozhilov, V. (080601). Critical conditions for conjugate thermal explosion. Combustion Theory and Modelling, 12(3), (433-449).

doi: 10.1080/13647830701750939

2004 Kulish, V. V., & Novozhilov, V. B. (041001). An integral equation for the dual-lag model of heat transfer. Journal of Heat Transfer, 126(5), (805-808).

doi: 10.1115/1.1797034

2004 Novozhilov, V., & Koseki, H. (040801). CFD prediction of pool fire burning rates and flame feedback. Combustion Science and Technology, 176(8), (1283-1307).

doi: 10.1080/00102200490457484

2003 Karpov, A. I., Bulgakov, V. K., & Novozhilov, V. B. (030918). Quantitative Estimation of Relationship between the State with Minimal Entropy Production and the Actual Stationary Regime of Flame Propagation. Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, 28(3), (193-205).

doi: 10.1515/JNETDY.2003.012

2001 Novozhilov, V. (011001). Flashover control under fire suppression conditions. Fire Safety Journal, 36(7), (641-660).

doi: 10.1016/S0379-7112(01)00019-4

2001 Novozhilov, V. (010101). Computational fluid dynamics modeling of compartment fires. Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 27(6), (611-666).

doi: 10.1016/S0360-1285(01)00005-3

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Review of Final Report for ACARP Project C26004 CFD Modelling of Reverse Thermal Oxidisers for VAM Abatement
From: Australian Coal Research Limited
For period: 2019-2019
Not disclosed

Fire Spread Prediction Across Fuel Types
From: Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Ltd
Investigators: Mr Duncan Sutherland, Prof Khalid Moinuddin, Prof Graham Thorpe
For period: 2017-2020
Not disclosed
Experimental and numerical investigations on the efficacy of water mist systems for active suppression of fires involving lithium-ion batteries in enclosures.
From: Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Australia
Investigators: Prof Khalid Moinuddin, Dr Paul Joseph
For period: 2017-2020
$263,065

Calibrating EPA Particle Monitors (CALPAM)
From: Environment Protection Authority Victoria
Investigators: Dr Paul Joseph
For period: 2016-2016
Not disclosed

Supervision of research students at VU

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Completed supervision of research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
1 PhD Associate supervisor

Completed supervision of research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (1) Associate supervisor

Other supervision of research students

Successfully graduated 6 PhD and over 40 MSc students as a principal supervisor. One of these PhD students was awarded the First Prize at the Postgraduate Research Conference at the University of Ulster in 2012.

Teaching activities & experience

Supervising research students in the "Masters in Building Fire Safety and Risk Engineering" course, Unit VQT6061 "Building Fire Research A", Victoria University, 2014 - 
 
 
Contributed to teaching the following courses, including curriculum development, course accreditation and module coordination.
Combustion and Fire Safety - University of Sydney (1999 – 2000)
 
 
Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Mathematics, Building Services Engineering, Engineering Design, C++ Programming, Mechanical Engineering Laboratory projects  -  Nanyang Technological University (2001-2003)
 
 
Fire Dynamics, Active Fire Control Systems,  Building Environmental Engineering, Building Science and Materials, Fire Laboratory projects – University of Ulster (2003-2014)
 
 
Developed and delivered also a number of short courses for fire industry professionals.

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jan 2018 - Dec 2020
Professor of Mathematics
Victoria University
Jul 2014 - Dec 2017
Director, Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE)
Victoria University
Mar 2014 - Jul 2014
Professor and Research Leader, Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE)
Victoria University
Jul 2003 - Mar 2014
Chair Professor in Fire Dynamics
University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Dec 2002 - Jun 2003
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical and Production Engineering
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jun 2000 - Dec 2002
Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical and Production Engineering
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2018 -
Dec 2020
Professor of Mathematics
Victoria University
Jul 2014 -
Dec 2017
Director, Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE)
Victoria University
Mar 2014 -
Jul 2014
Professor and Research Leader, Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE)
Victoria University
Jul 2003 -
Mar 2014
Chair Professor in Fire Dynamics
University of Ulster, United Kingdom
Dec 2002 -
Jun 2003
Associate Professor, School of Mechanical and Production Engineering
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Jun 2000 -
Dec 2002
Assistant Professor, School of Mechanical and Production Engineering
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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Key industry, community & government roles

Dates Role Department/Organisation
Sep 2000 - Dec 2004
Committee member: Committee on the Development of the Performance Based Fire Code for Singapore
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)
Jun 2002 - Dec 2005
Committee member: Committee on the Development of the Performance Based Structural Design Guide for Singapore
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)
Jan 2006 - Dec 2006
Scientific advisor to the Office of Deputy Prime Minister, United Kingdom, on implementation of fire sprinkler technology
Office of Deputy Prime Minister, United Kingdom
Jul 2018 - Dec 2022
Research Grant Proposal Review Panel member
Research Foundation - Flanders (Belgium)
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Sep 2000 - Dec 2004
Committee member: Committee on the Development of the Performance Based Fire Code for Singapore
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)
Jun 2002 - Dec 2005
Committee member: Committee on the Development of the Performance Based Structural Design Guide for Singapore
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)
Jan 2006 - Dec 2006
Scientific advisor to the Office of Deputy Prime Minister, United Kingdom, on implementation of fire sprinkler technology
Office of Deputy Prime Minister, United Kingdom
Jul 2018 - Dec 2022
Research Grant Proposal Review Panel member
Research Foundation - Flanders (Belgium)

Awards

Year Award
1995

Certificate for the Best Paper The Second Asia-Oceania Symposium on Fire Science and Technology, 1995 - Asia-Oceania Association for Fire Science and Technology

2009

Visiting Professor - Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

1997

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellowship - Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

2001

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellowship - Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)

1997

The D.R. Warren Travel Grant - The Combustion Institute

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Keynote and invited speeches

Year Title/Description
2004

Flame Suppression

Zeldovich Memorial II. International Conference on Combustion and Detonation, Moscow, 2004.

2017

Boris Novozhilov: Life and Contribution to the Physics of Combustion

The XXXXXXVIII International Astronautical Congress, Adelaide, 2017.

Professional memberships

  • Academic Member, The Combustion Institute
  • Academic Member, International Association for Fire Safety Science
  • Academic Member, Asia-Oceania Association for Fire Science and Technology