Professor Vladimir Molkov
Professor of Fire Safety Science
- School of the Built Environment
- Research Institute
- Built Environment
- 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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- Modelling heat transfer in an intumescent paint and its effect on fire resistance of on-board hydrogen storageInternational Journal of Hydrogen EnergyDate: (2016)
- THE PRESSURE PEAKING PHENOMENON: VALIDATION FOR UNIGNITED RELEASES IN LABORATORY-SCALE ENCLOSUREDate: (2015)
- HIGH PRESSURE HYDROGEN TANK RUPTURE: BLAST WAVE AND FIREBALLDate: (2015)
- Towards the development of the European hydrogen safety training platform for first respondersWorld of Energy Solutions 2015Date: (2015)
- Blast wave from a high-pressure gas tank rupture in a fire: Stand-alone and under-vehicle hydrogen tanksInternational Journal of Hydrogen EnergyDate: (2015)
- CFD benchmark on hydrogen release and dispersion in a ventilated enclosure: Passive ventilation and the role of an external windInternational Journal of Hydrogen EnergyDate: (2015)
- H2FC SUPERGEN: An overview of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell research across the UKInternational Journal of Hydrogen EnergyDate: (2015)
- CFD benchmark on hydrogen release and dispersion in confined, naturally ventilated space with one ventInternational Journal of Hydrogen EnergyDate: (2015)
- Hydrogen-air deflagrations: Vent sizing correlation for low-strength equipment and buildingsInternational Journal of Hydrogen EnergyDate: (2015)
- Rayleigh-Taylor instability: Modelling and effect on coherent deflagrationsInternational Journal of Hydrogen EnergyDate: (2014)