Dr. Meisam Babaie

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Newton Building - Room G78

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Current positions



I joined the university of Salford as a Lecturer and currently hold this position in School of Science, Engineering and Environment. I completed my PhD in School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia. My PhD research was on emission reduction of diesel engines using a novel technique called non-thermal plasma technology and my BEng and MSc degrees were in mechanical and energy system engineering. I have an extensive teaching experience in higher education as the teaching assistant and lecturer spanning from mechanical and automotive engineering, petroleum and gas engineering and aerospace engineering. I also have industrial work experience in automotive industry, disposable products manufacturing and cement industry to complement my academic carrier.

As a Mechanical Engineer, my disciplines of expertise are in Automotive and Energy domains with the special interest on energy analytics and low emission and smart vehicles. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of my research, I also have worked with several universities and industries in other disciplines such as petroleum and gas engineering, aerospace engineering, environmental science, power engineering, robotics and computer science. My research has led to many publications in different prestigious journal of the field (e.g. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Energy Conversion and Management, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review, Chemical Engineering Journal, Energy, International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, PloS one, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, etc.) and several conference presentations, industrial reports and invited talks.

Since the establishment of Automotive and Autonomous Vehicle Technology (AAVT) laboratory at university of Salford, I was the lead academic developing the collaborative research in Modern Automotive Engineering in different areas for Conventional, EV/Hybrid and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs).

Areas of research

Modern automotive engineering, Air quality and emission control, Renewable fuels in transportation, Energy system analysis and modelling, Digitalisation of energy systems

Areas of supervision

Applied Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, Modern Automotive Engineering, Energy Systems , Emission Reduction


Powertrain, Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, Embedded Systems and Group Design, Energy and Power, Engineering Thermodynamics and Fluid and Hybrid Systems, CFD, Distribution Transmission Systems and Design, Petroleum Economics and Project Management

Research interests

  • Low emission and smart vehicles
  • Emission reduction
  • Real driving emission (RDE)
  • Waste heat recovery
  • Energy system analysis, modelling and optimization
  • Renewable/Alternative energy
  • Biofuel and hydrogen fuel
  • AI and Data Mining applications in automotive and energy systems

Qualifications and Memberships


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, 2017.
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, 2015.
  • M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering – (Energy Systems), 2009.
  • B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering – (Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics), 2006.


  • Member of the Aerosol Society