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Dr Amin Paykani is a Senior Lecturer in Automotive Engineering specialising in Automotive Propulsion Systems at the Department of Engineering, University of Hertfordshire. He received his PhD in Automotive Engineering from Iran University of Science and Technology.  Prior to joining the University of Hertfordshire, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) responsible for studying "optimal fuel blends in natural gas-fuelled SI engines". He has published more than 30 papers in international refereed journals and has been invited as a guest-editor and peer-reviewer for more than 10 Journals.

He is currently the PI of an EPSRC project (EP/T033800/1) under the new investigator award scheme to work on high-efficiency low emission thermal propulsion systems. He has been recognised as a "Global Talent" by the Royal Academy of Engineering in the field of Transport and Mechanical.

He is always looking for high-quality PhD students and postgraduate visitors. If you are interested in any of the topics/areas, please contact me for more details.  Please visit my personal webpage for more information.




Research interests

Amin's research interests include:

  • IC engines and advanced combustion
  • Alternative fuels—including zero/low carbon fuels
  • Multiphase and reactive flows
  • Reduced order modelling
  • Thermal management

Teaching specialisms

  • Thermofluids
  • Automotive powertrain technology
  • Design of reciprocating engine 
  • Principles of CFD
  • Advanced engines & powertrain systems
  • Technologies for future mobility

Education/Academic qualification

Automotive Engineering, PhD, Iran University of Science and Technology

Award Date: 6 Jun 2016


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