Dr Marin Marinov
Rail Education Group Manager

Introduction

Dr. Marin Marinov is the Rail Education Group Manager, responsible for NewRail's teaching and learning profile.

His educational background includes Technology, Organisation and Management of Train Movement. His Ph.D thesis was on Analysis and Evaluation of Formation Yard Performances.

He has worked as a teaching assistant and researcher in the Transportation Systems branch of the MIT/Portugal programme, where he lectured on Transportation Planning and Performance Assessment, Freight Transport and Logistics Processes as well as Railway Engineering.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Transportation;
  • MSc in Technology, Organisation and Management of Rail Transport;
  • International Economist.

Previous Positions

  • Teaching Assistant at Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon;
  • Collaborator with TIS.pt;
  • Researcher at Higher School of Transport, Sofia.

Memberships

  • The Research Cooperative;
  • Rail Research UK Association (RRUKA);
  • Tyne and Wear Freight Partnership;
  • International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR);
  • Rail Alliance: networking organisation in the rail sector;
  • RailFuture: the UK's leading independent organisation campaigning for better rail services for both passengers and freight;
  • Rede de Pesquisa em Transportes (RPT);
  • ITS-Conference, "POLITEHNICA" University of Bucharest (PUB) – special guest, member of  the scientific committee;
  • Eurasian Economic Club of Scientists (EECSA);
  • International Conference of Logistics, Economics and Environmental Engineering (ICLEEE);
  • Transport Problems, International Scientific Journal (TP);
  • Action 11 - Sustainability, Newcastle University;
  • Centro de Sistemas Urbanos e Regionais (CESUR).

Recognition

  • Joined the Editorial Board of the scientific-analytical peer reviewed journal “Upravlenets”, which was founded in 2009 at Urals State University of Economics as a leading scientific periodical to reflect on developments in economic management and related fields.
  • Joined the Scientific Committee of the International Sudents Conference ITS 2012, organised by the Telematics and Electronics for Transport Department of "POLITEHNICA" University of Bucharest, Romania.
  • Invited as a special guest to give a speech on rail freight problems in “International student conference ITS” 2011, December, 8 -9, "POLITEHNICA" University of Bucharest, Rumania;
  • Invited to the Editorial Board of IT4L' 12 - Workshop on information Technologies for Logistics, September 9-12, 2012, Wrocław, Poland;
  • Named in TOP100 Young Bulgarian Scientists - "Veritas - N.Y." Veliko Tarnovo' 2012.

Working with Visiting Fellows

  • Prof. Ing. Antonín Kavička, Ph.D., Department of Software Technologies, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics, University of Pardubice, Pardubice, The Czech Republic;
  • Prof. Luiz Antonio Silveira Lopes of Military Institute of Engineering (IME), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  

  • Project Management Appreciation - a 10 Credit module owned by Mechanical & Systems Engineering School.

 

Research Interests

  • Rail Organisation and Management;
  • Rail Yards and Terminals;
  • Rail Systems Design;
  • Rail Performances;
  • Rail Economics;
  • Rail Services;
  • Safety and Security of Rail Systems;
  • Rail Marketing;
  • Rail Pricing;
  • Rail Freight;
  • Freight Logistics;
  • Urban Freight;
  • Rail Education and Training.

PhD opportunites in Organisation, Management and Economics of Train Movement are available within NewRail. Apart from the systems engineering aspect of the problem, the aim is also to look at innovative concepts for sustainable rail transport with a particular focus on services, production patters and system designs where the interface between the technical, strategic, tactical, operational and commercial aspects of the service needs to be captured. Applicants must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application form selecting PhD School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering (full time or part time). A PDF of applicant’s covering letter and CV should be sent to: newrail-education@newcastle.ac.uk

For further information, visit: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/mech/research/dmm/dmmstudentprofiles.htm 

 

Rail Freight Research Papers highly ranked 

Recent publication on Analysis of Urban freight by Rail using Event-Based Simulation by Motraghi A. and Marinov M. published by the  Journal Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 2012, 25, 73 - 89, cited 5 times, has been identified as being of especial interest to the Engineering Community managing Advances in Engineering Series. (Featured online on Advances in Engineering: http://advancesinengineering.com/?s=Marinov);

A rail freight research paper on Steady State Analysis of Rail Freight Yard Performances by Marin Marinov el. al. has arrived in the top 3 of the RELIT Ranking List. RELIT stands for Review of Transport Literature (Revista de Literatura dos Transportes) and is a Brazilian Open Journal (ISSN: 2177-1065) managed by SBPT, Brazilian Society of Transport Planing (Sociedade Brasileira de Planejamento dos Transportes - www.pesquisaemtransportes.net.br);

The following paper by Marinov M and Viegas J published in 2009 has been cited 5 times in Scopus: Marinov M., Viegas J., A simulation modelling methodology for evaluating flat-shunted yard operations (2009) Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, 17 (6) , pp. 1106-1129. 

The rail freight research paper on "A mesoscopic simulation modelling methodology for analyzing and evaluating freight train operations in a rail network", by Marinov, M., Viegas, J., Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, volume 19, issue 1, year 2011, pp. 516 - 539 has been cited 12 times in Scopus

 

Reviews for

  • Transportation Science;
  • Journal of Mechanical Engineering;
  • Journal of Transportation Engineering;
  • Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory (SIMPAT);
  • Review of Transport Literature (RELIT);
  • Transportation Research Part E (TRE);
  • Journal and Intelligent Transportation Systems (J-ITS);
  • Transactions and Magazine Intelligent Transportation Systems (IEEE);
  • International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management (IJPDLM);
  • Transport Problems (TP);
  • Upravlenets”, Urals State University of Economics;
  • WCTR;
  • FedCISIS. 

 

Supervision

  • PhD project on new designs for Rail Freight Interchanges;

 

  • BEng Student (2013 - 2014) - project: An Analysis of delays and mitigation of delays, metro systems;
  • BEng Student (2013 - 2014) - project: An Analysis of emissions of rolling stock;
  • BEng Student (2013 - 2014) - project: A Study on most suitable manufacturer of rolling stock for the UK rail network;
  • BEng Student (2013 - 2014) - project: Movement of freight trains in a line;
  • BEng Student (2013 - 2014) - project: Design of a baggage handling system;
  • BEng Student (2013 - 2014) - project: Design and evaluation of next generation interchanges, CR vs. HSR;
  • SwB (Science without Borders) Students' Research Projects (2013): Capacity of a Rail Line and Devlopment of a Metro System;
  • RailNewcastle Reserach Project (2013): Methods and Models for Rail Capcity Reserach (completed with merit);
  • RailNewcastle Research Project (2014): Light Rail and customer comfort;
  • RailNewcastle Research Project (2014): Analysis of customer services in rail passenger stations;
  • RailNewcastle Research Project (2013): ICT for Rail Freight;
  • RailNewcastle Research Project (2012): Analysis of Rail Yard Performances (completed with a good Honours level);
  • BEng Student (2011 - 2012) - project: Research-based Teaching Material for Rail Education;
  • BEng Student (2010 - 2011) - project: Urban Freight Movement by Rail (completed with merit).

Projects

  • RailNewcastle
    Project Leader(s): Dr. Marin Marinov
    RailNewcastle developed, organised and conducted a three week intensive summer school in railway logistics held at Newcastle University in 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • SPECTRUM
    Project Leader(s): Tom Zunder
    Designed to help rail freight rise to the challenge of availability and reliability, as well as complying with other market demands in particular the time sensitive delivery of lower density and higher value goods.
  • SUSTRAIL
    Project Leader(s): Dr. Francis Franklin
    The purpose of the SUSTRAIL project is to contribute to the rail freight system to allow it to regain position and market.