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Prof Khamid Mahkamov


Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Khamid Mahkamov has an MEng and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Bauman Moscow Technical University in the field of Thermal Power Engineering.  Prior to joining Northumbria University in 2011,  he worked in the Academy of Sciences (USSR, 13 years), at Leeds University (Research Fellow, two years) and in the Energy Group of the School of Engineering of Durham University (9 years) where he was Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Thermofluids and Director of MSc in Renewable Energy. 

Professor Mahkamov has served as a member of the Editorial Boards of several international journals in the Energy field. He is also a member of International Council for Stirling Cycle Machines and a part of Membership Committee of Energy Institute (UK). In 2010, he won the IMECHE Harold Disney Prize for the best 2009 paper in the power industry.

He teaches modules related to Thermo-Fluids and Renewable and Sustainable Energy Technologies.

Since joining Northumbria in  2011 Prof Mahkamov has won, as Principle Investigator, the following externally funded grants for the University: 


Research & Enterprise Projects

2023:  £202,688 -   Joule-Tesla Bridge, EPSRC (EP/Y023749/1), 26 Months.

2020:  £21,400 -     UK/Brazil Workshop on Renewable Energy    Technologies, British  Council.

2019:  £225,000 -   LA- SOLAR ENHANCE, The Royal Society, 36 months.

2018:  £150,000 -   GREEN REFUGE, British Council, 24 months.

2017:  £149, 789 -   ReFreshTEC, British Council, 24 months.

2016:  €4,000,000 - INNOVA MICROSOLAR, EU (Horizon 2020), 48 months (Project Coordinator).

2016:  €195,235 -   THERMOSTALL, EU, 24 months.

2014:  €309,235 -   ENTAS, EU, 24 months.

2013:  €299,558 -   BIO-GREEN IC ENGINE, EU, 24 months.

2012:  £128,104 –  KTP: Air fan and water pump improvements for automotive applications, TSB & AVID, 24 months.


Learning & Teaching Projects 

2019:  €121,083 -    ERASMUS PLUS/610258, EU, 36 months.

2017:  €1,000,000 - ERASMUS PLUS/585849, EU, 36 months (won as a Project Coordinator).

2015:  €1,000,000 - ERASMUS PLUS/561807, EU, 36 months (Project Coordinator).

2013:  €107,000 -    TEMPUS/544339, EU, 36 months.

2011:  €172,000 -    TEMPUS/511069, EU, 36 month.


Completed PhD supervision (at Northumbria as Principal Supervisor)

  1. Abba Mustafa. Improvement of the design of solar field of a small thermal power plant with linear Fresnel mirrors, 2022 (Funded by Ministry of Energy, Nigeria).
  2. John Nkor. Mathematical modelling and optimisation of the design of a solar thermal plant with Fresnel mirror concentrating field, 2022 (Self-funded, Nigeria).
  3. Mr Hassan Mahmood, Enchaining performance of a small solar thermal  Combined Heat and Power plant, 2021 (Self-Funded, Pakistan).
  4. Mohammed Ismail, Intensification of Heat Transfer in Thermal Storage Systems with Phase Change Materials, 2020 (RDF of Northumbria University).
  5. Atainu Ernest Mbikan, Development of a Small Biomass Gasifier for Production of Synthesis Gas with Enhanced Calorific Value, 2019 (Self-funded, Nigeria).
  6. Nabil Abd A Elsharif, Solar Water Desalination using Multistage Water Stills with Reduced Pressure, 2018 (Libyan Government Scholarship).
  7. Khaled M A Hossin, Dynamic Modelling and Experiments of a Small-Scale Solar Organic Rankine Cycle for Power Generation, 2017 (Libyan Government Scholarship).
  8. Gamal G S Hashem, Development of Solar Cooling Systems Based on a Fluid Piston Converter 2016, (Libyan Government Scholarship).
  9. Ayodeji Olubayo Sowale, Modelling and Optimization of Free Piston Stirling Engine for Micro-CHP Application, 2016 (Self-funded Nigerian student).
  10. Georgios Gkounis, Experimental and Theoretical Evaluation of mCHP Systems Based on Various Technologies, 2015 (Self-funded EU student).
  11. Maher Al-Maglhalseh. Compact Solar Thermal Energy Storage Systems using Phase Change Materials, 2014 (Funded by Northumbria).
  12. Athanasious Alexakis. CFD Modelling of Stirling Engines with Complex Design Topologies, 2013 (Self-funded EU student).
  13. Basim Belgasim. Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of the Dynamic Solar Water Desalination Unit, 2013 (Libyan Government Scholarship).
  14. Kwanchai Kraitong. Solar-Powered Low Temperature Difference Stirling Engine with Optimal Design for Energy Production  in Climatic Conditions of Thailand, 2012 (Thailand Government Scholarship).
Khamid Mahkamov

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Numerical study of the melting process of a novel phase change material using a rectangular shell-coil heat exchanger, Cabrera, N., Alexis Lizcano-González, V., Kafarov, V., Mahkamov, K. 1 Jun 2024, In: Thermal Science and Engineering Progress
  • Low and high-temperature phase change materials, Kenisarin, M., Mahkamov, K., Combrinck, M., Makhkamova, I. 17 Mar 2023, Multifunctional Phase Change Materials, Oxford, Woodhead Publishing
  • Production of Fatty Esters from Palm Oil By-Products for use as Phase Change Materials, Lizcano-González, V., Kafarov, V., Mahkamov, K. 1 Sep 2022, In: Chemical Engineering Transactions
  • Analysis of labour market needs for engineers with enhanced knowledge in sustainable renewable energy solutions in the built environment in some Asian countries, Cioccolanti, L., Moglie, M., Mahkamov, K., Paksoy, H., Chen, C., Lin, J., Li, C., Guan, Y., Zhou, W., Abdullah, E., Mohd Radzi, M., Shafie, S., Alimuddin, Z., Yusof Idroas, M., Yew Heng, T., Azmier Ahmad, M., Azman Miskam, M., Kraitong, K., Wongsapai, W., Chaichana, C., Damronsak, D. 16 Feb 2021, In: E3S Web of Conferences
  • Black box modelling of a latent heat thermal energy storage system coupled with heat pipes, Arteconi, A., Ferracuti, F., Tascioni, R., Mahkamov, K., Kenisarin, M., Costa, C., Cabeza, L., de Gracia, A., Halimic, E., Mullen, D., Lynn, K., Cioccolanti, L. 1 Apr 2021, In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
  • Development and experimental investigation of a novel solar-powered cooling system, Hashem, G., Mahkamov, K., Belgasim, B., Benghazi, U., Makhkamova, I. 15 Sep 2021, In: Energy Conversion and Management
  • Experimental Investigations of a Solar Water Treatment System for Remote Desert Areas of Pakistan, Jamil, M., Yaqoob, H., Farooq, M., Teoh, Y., Xu, B., Mahkamov, K., Sultan, M., Ng, K., Shahzad, M. 13 Apr 2021, In: Water
  • Integration and optimisation of high-penetration Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems for fulfilling electrical and thermal demand for off-grid communities, Kahwash, F., Maheri, A., Mahkamov, K. 15 May 2021, In: Energy Conversion and Management
  • Prediction of the time constant of small-scale concentrated solar CHP plants, Tascioni, R., Pirro, M., Arteconi, A., Del Zotto, L., Bartolini, C., Mahkamov, K., Makhkamova, I., Cabeza, L., De Gracia, A., Pili, P., Mintsa, A., Gimbernat, T., Botargues, T., Mullen, D., Cioccolanti, L. 16 Feb 2021, In: E3S Web of Conferences
  • Selection and testing of phase change materials in the physical models of buildings for heating and curing of construction elements made of precast concrete, Yu, N., Chen, C., Mahkamov, K., Makhkamova, I., Li, Q., Ma, J. 15 Sep 2021, In: Solar Energy

  • Abba Mustafa Theoretical and experimental studies for improving the design of the solar field and organic Rankine cycle turbine in a small Linear Fresnel reflector solar thermal power plant Start Date: 01/06/2018 End Date: 24/02/2023
  • Atainu Mbikan Mathematical Modelling of a Small Biomass Gasifier for Synthesis Gas Production Start Date: 30/10/2013 End Date: 18/03/2020
  • Georgios Gkounis Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of the Performance of Micro Co-Generation Systems Based on Various Technologies Start Date: 18/04/2011 End Date: 23/04/2015
  • Maher Al-Maghalseh Compact Solar Thermal Energy Storage Systems Using Phase Change Materials Start Date: 24/10/2011 End Date: 17/09/2014
  • Hassan Mahmood Theoretical Modelling of Components of a Solar Thermal Power Plant for Performance Enhancement Start Date: 01/03/2017 End Date: 21/04/2021
  • Nabil Elsharif Solar water desalination using multi-effect water stills with reduced internal pressure Start Date: 02/01/2015 End Date: 07/03/2019
  • Basim Belgasim Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of the Dynamic Solar Water Desalination Unit Start Date: 18/05/2011 End Date: 20/06/2013
  • Ayodeji Sowale Modelling and Optimization of a Free Piston Stirling Engine for Micro-CHP Application Start Date: 08/11/2012 End Date: 13/06/2016
  • Athanasios Alexakis CFD Modelling of Stirling Engines with Complex Design Topologies Start Date: 18/04/2011 End Date: 20/06/2013
  • Khaled Hossin Dynamic Modelling and Thermo-Economic Optimization of a Small-Scale Hybrid Solar/Biomass Organic Rankine Cycle Power System Start Date: 08/01/2013 End Date: 15/06/2017
  • Gamal Hashem Numerical and Experimental Study of Dynamic Solar Cooling System with a Liquid Piston Converter Start Date: 08/01/2013 End Date: 28/10/2016
  • Mohammad Ismail Intensification of Heat Transfer in Thermal Energy Storage Systems With Phase Change Materials Start Date: 06/01/2017 End Date: 23/04/2020
  • John Nkor Comparative Life Cycle and Technical-Economic Analysis of Renewable Energy Technologies and Numerical Modelling of Heat Pipes for Application in Solar Thermal Plants Start Date: 01/10/2017 End Date: 21/01/2022

  • Engineering PhD January 13 1992
  • CEng UK Engineering Council 2001
  • Member Energy Institute (UK) 2001
  • Member American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) 2000

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