Dr Omid Doustdar PhD, MEng, AMIMechE

Dr Omid Doustdar

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Research Fellow in Mechanical Engineering
IMechE Birmingham Automobile Division Committee Member (UoB) Coordinator

Contact details

University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Omid Doustdar is a Research Fellow at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He obtained MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2012 and PhD in area of Alternative Fuels and Aftertreatment systems for low emissions engine in 2019 from University of Birmingham under supervision of Professor Athanasios Tsolakis and Professor Miroslaw Wyszynski.

He has 10 years of experience in area of Alternative Fuels, Lubrication and Tribological mechanisms of Fuels, Combustion, After-treatment Systems, Emission, and Particulate Matter Characterisation (Hydrocarbon Speciation, Particulate Matter Morphology and Nano-structure, Soot Oxidations, etc.).


  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK, 2019
  • MEng in Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK, 2012
  • Diploma and Pre University, National Organization of Developing Elite Talents, Tabriz, IRAN


Teaching Assistants in the fields of:
• Fluid Flow, Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer Year 1
• Thermodynamics and Fluids Year 2
• Engineering Mathematics II Year 2
• Mechanical Design A Year 2
• Mechanical Design B Year 3
• Turbomachinery and Compressible Flows Year 3
• Advanced Thermal Systems Year 4
• Biofuels and Combustion Year 4

Other activities

IMechE Birmingham Automobile Division Committee Member (UoB) Coordinator

Associate Editor in Journal of Biofuels Engineering

Awards and Achievements

  • University of Birmingham School PhD Scholarship (2015)
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineering Best MEng Project Award (2012)
  • Birmingham Skills Series Certificate (2011)
  • Amirkabir University of Technology Master Scholarship (2010)

Foreign Languages

  • English, Farsi, Turkish, Azari, Italian (Limited Working Proficiency), French (Limited Working Proficiency)


Recent publications


Hamedi, M, Doustdar, O, Tsolakis, A & Hartland, J 2019, 'Thermal energy storage system for efficient diesel exhaust aftertreatment at low temperatures', Applied Energy, vol. 235, pp. 874-887. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.11.008

Davies, C, Thompson , K, Cooper, A, Golunski, S, Taylor, S, Bogarra Macias, M, Doustdar, O & Tsolakis, A 2018, 'Simultaneous Removal of NOx and Soot Particulate from Diesel Exhaust by in-situ Catalytic Generation and Utilisation of N2O', Applied Catalysis B Environmental, vol. 239, pp. 10-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apcatb.2018.07.072

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