Professor Vladimir Molkov
Professor of Fire Safety Science
- Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment
- Research Institute
- Built Environment Research Institute
- Jordanstown campus
- +44 28 9036 8731
Prof Vladimir Molkov is a physicist graduated Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (1977). PhD in Chemical Physics, including Physics of Combustion and Explosion (1984). DSc in Fire and Explosion Safety (1997). Head of Fire Modelling Department in All-Russian Fire Research Institute (before 1999). Professor of Fire Safety Science at Ulster since 1999.
In 2008 he established Hydrogen Safety Engineering and Research Centre (HySAFER), one of the key providers of safety research and education globally. Prof Molkov coordinated/participated in major European hydrogen safety projects. He champions hydrogen safety research in the UK. External funding during 2004-2015 is £4.3M. The thrust is on analytical and numerical studies, and strong international collaboration with experimental centres of excellence. Prof Molkov initiated research-led World's first MSc course in Hydrogen Safety Engineering (2007), since 2016 teaches module "Principles of hydrogen safety" at the University of Birmingham.
The main vocational training is a short course series "Progress in Hydrogen Safety". In 2012 he published the textbook "Fundamentals of hydrogen safety engineering". Member, IEA HIA Task 37 "Hydrogen safety". UK expert, ISO/TC197 "Hydrogen technologies". Represents Ulster in General Assembly of International Association for Hydrogen Safety, and Research Grouping of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking.
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- Simulations of Blast Wave and Fireball Occurring Due to Rupture of High-Pressure Hydrogen TankSafetyDate: (2017)
- Modelling heat transfer in an intumescent paint and its effect on fire resistance of on-board hydrogen storageInternational Journal of Hydrogen EnergyDate: (2017)
- Guidelines and recommendations for indoor use of fuel cells and hydrogen systemsInternational Journal of Hydrogen EnergyDate: (2017)
- Mixed e-learning and virtual reality pedagogical approach for innovative hydrogen safety training of first respondersInternational Journal of Hydrogen EnergyDate: (2017)
- Modelling and simulation of high-pressure hydrogen jets using notional nozzle theory and open source code OpenFOAMInternational Journal of Hydrogen EnergyDate: (2017)
- Simulation of Fireball and Blast Wave from a Hydrogen Tank Rupture in a FireNONEQUILIBRIUM PROCESSES IN PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY Volume 2 Combustion and DetonationDate: (2016)
- Numerical Simulations of Experimental Fireball and Blast Wave from a High-Pressure Tank Rupture in a FireDate: (2016)
- Experimental and Analytical Study of Hydrogen Jet Fire in a Vented EnclosureProc. of the Eighth International Seminar on Fire & Explosion Hazards (ISFEH8)Date: (2016)
- Lift-off and blow-out of under-expanded hydrogen jets: experiments versus simulationsProc. of the Eighth International Seminar on Fire & Explosion Hazards (ISFEH8),Date: (2016)
- THE PRESSURE PEAKING PHENOMENON: VALIDATION FOR UNIGNITED RELEASES IN LABORATORY-SCALE ENCLOSUREDate: (2015)