Dr Dmitriy Makarov obtained his mechanical engineer degree from Bauman Moscow State Technical University in 1991, and PhD in computational fluid dynamics from the same university in 1995. Since then he has been working in the area of computational fluid dynamics specializing in modelling of turbulent and reacting systems.
In 1997-2000 he is a senior researcher at the All-Russian Research Institute for Fire Protection specialising in modelling of enclosure fire dynamics. He joined Ulster University in 2000, where he worked as a Research Fellow, Lecturer (2005), and Reader in Safety of Hydrogen Production and Storage (2009).
He contributed to the establishment of Hydrogen Safety Engineering and Research Centre (HySAFER) as an internationally leading provider of hydrogen safety research and education, building the centre's expertise in computational fluid dynamics, fundamentally based safety engineering strategies and fostering new generation of safety specialists.
He is an investigator and principal investigator in a number of European and UK funded projects, member of organising committee of International Conference on Hydrogen Safety and co-chair of "Hydrogen Bridge 2016: Safety of high-pressure hydrogen storage" conference (China, April 2016), contributor to IEA HIA Task 37 "Hydrogen safety", member of the Combustion Institute (British Section) and International Association for Fire Safety Science.