Vasily Novozhilov, PhD

Editorial Board Member

Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE),
Victoria University,

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Dr. Vasily Novozhilov is a Director of the Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE), College of Engineering and Science.He graduated from the Russian State Academy of Oil and Gas with MSc in Applied Mathematics (1986), and later received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Moscow Aviation Institute (1993). He started his career at the Russian Academy of Sciences, and later moved to Australia with the research appointments at The University of Sydney. He subsequently held academic appointments at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and University of Ulster, United Kingdom (as Chair in Fire Dynamics). He contributed over 130 technical publications, delivered a number of invited and keynote presentations, and is a recipient of a number of international awards for this research activities. He is an Editorial Board member of several international journals.Major research achievements of Prof. Novozhilov are related to the development of comprehensive CFD models for prediction of fire dynamics and suppression in buildings, analytical models for heat transfer, and combustion theory studies.He  held a Visiting Professorship appointment with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). He served profession as a member of Singapore Government Committees on the development of Performance-Based Fire Safety regulations.

Research Interest

Dr. Vasily Novozhilov research expertise is in the areas of Fire Safety Science, Combustion, Heat Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Applied Mathematics.

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