Professor Vasily Novozhilov is Director of the Centre for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering (CESARE) in the College of Engineering and Science.
His research expertise is in the areas of Fire Safety Science, Combustion, Heat Transfer, Computational Fluid Dynamics, and Applied Mathematics.
Vasily started his career at the Russian Academy of Sciences, and later moved to Australia with research appointments at the University of Sydney. He subsequently held academic appointments at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and University of Ulster, United Kingdom (as Chair in Fire Dynamics).
He has contributed over 100 technical publications, delivered a number of invited and keynote presentations, and is a recipient of a number of international awards for this research activities. He is also an Editorial Board member of several international journals.
Vasily's major research achievements relate to the development of comprehensive CFD models for prediction of fire dynamics and suppression in buildings, analytical models for heat transfer, and combustion theory studies.
He has recently held a Visiting Professorship appointment with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and served as a member of Singapore Government Committees on the development of Performance-Based Fire Safety regulations.