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

Vehicle Technology Research Centre
Department of Mechanical Engineering
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 the area of Alternative Fuels and Aftertreatment systems for low emissions engine in 2019 from the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Professor Athanasios Tsolakis and Professor Miroslaw Wyszynski.

He has ten years of experience in the area of alternative fuels, lubrication and tribological mechanisms of fuels, combustion, fuel reforming, after-treatment systems, gaseous and particulate matter characterisation and emission control technologies in indoor and outdoor application.


  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK, 2019
  • MEng in Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK, 2012
  • Diploma and Pre University, National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents, Sampad, Tabriz, IRAN, 2007

Other activities


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


Recent publications


Torres, FA, Doustdar, O, Herreros, JM, Li, R, Poku, R, Tsolakis, A, Martins, J & Melo, SABVD 2021, 'A comparative study of biofuels and fischer–tropsch diesel blends on the engine combustion performance for reducing exhaust gaseous and particulate emissions', Energies, vol. 14, no. 6, 1538. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14061538

Hamedi, MR, Doustdar, O, Tsolakis, A & Hartland, J 2021, 'Energy-efficient heating strategies of diesel oxidation catalyst for low emissions vehicles', Energy, vol. 230, 120819. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2021.120819

Torres, FA, Doustdar, O, Herreros, JM, Li, R, Poku, R, Tsolakis, A, Martins, J & Melo, SABVD 2021, 'Fischer-Tropsch diesel and biofuels exergy and energy analysis for low emissions vehicles', Applied Sciences, vol. 11, no. 13, 5958. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11135958

Doustdar, O, Zeraati-Rezaei, S, Herreros, JM, Tsolakis, A, Dearn, KD & Wyszynski, ML 2021, 'Tribological Performance of Biomass-Derived Bio-Alcohol and Bio-Ketone Fuels', Energies, vol. 14, 5331. https://doi.org/10.3390/en14175331

Mahmoudi, H, Jahangiri, H, Doustdar, O, Akbari, N, Wood, J, Tsolakis, A & Wyszynski, ML 2020, 'Maximizing paraffin to olefin ratio employing simulated nitrogen-rich syngas via Fischer-Tropsch process over Co3O4/SiO2 catalysts', Fuel Processing Technology, vol. 208, 106477. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuproc.2020.106477

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

Doustdar, O, Wyszynski, M, Tsolakis, A & Mahmoudi, H 2017, 'Bio-ketones from lignocellulosic biomass: experimental investigation on fuel properties, combustion and emissions characteristics of cyclopentanone blend with diesel in compression ignition engine', Combustion Engines . https://doi.org/10.19206/PTNSS-2017-414

Bogarra Macias, M, Doustdar, O, Fayad, F, Wyszynski, M, Tsolakis, A & Pacek, A 2016, 'Performance of a drop-in biofuel emulsion on a single-cylinder research diesel engine', Combustion Engine PTNSS, vol. 3, no. 166, pp. 9-16. https://doi.org/10.19206/CE-2016-324

Conference article

Doustdar, O, Wyszynski, ML, Mahmoudi, H & Tsolakis, A 2016, 'Enhancing the properties of Fischer-Tropsch fuel produced from syngas over Co/SiO2 catalyst: Lubricity and Calorific Value', IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, vol. 148, no. 1, 012092. https://doi.org/10.1088/1757-899X/148/1/012092

Doctoral Thesis

Doustdar, O 2019, 'Alternative fuels and aftertreatment systems for low emissions engines'. https://doi.org/https://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/9333/

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