School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Ali Bakhshandehrostami

Research Associate


Honour and awards:

  • 2019Special prize of 2050 Innovation Hub awarded for development a software for Port Management activity
  • 2019First prize of Ozires Silva (the Most prestigious prize in Brazil for Entrepreneurs) for invented turbine which is called VAACT (Vertical Axis Autorotation Current Turbine)
  • 2018: Awarded as “Top 1% reviewer for engineering” by Publons, 
  • 2017: Best reviewer award by Journal of Renewable energy (Awarded in August 2017)


  • Bakhshandeh rostami A., Fernandes A.C. "Turbina de Autorrotação Para Extração de Energia Hidrocinética (Autorotated turbine for hydrokinetic energy harvesting)" (Patent number: BR 10 2015 030885 0).

International contribution:

  • Membership: Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (AMRINA); UK Fluid Network, Decarbonizing the UK Freight Network,
  • Editorial board: member of editorial board in journal of BMC Mechanical engineering, and in Journal of Water in a special issue entitled “Pipeline Fluid Mechanics
  • Chair: OMAE 2018, chair of a session “Wind Loads and Turbines”/Ocean Engineering, Madrid, Spain
  • Reviewer: the referee of over 100 papers in top tier journals, i.e. J. Renewable energy, J. Applied energy, J. Nonlinear Dynamics, J. Clean Production, J. Ocean engineering [My contributions towards review of papers can be found in:]



Research Interests:

·         Marine Renewable energy, offshore wind and hydrokinetic turbines; Design and analysis of Offshore structures, mooring lines, and risers; design of novel ships; Marine hydrodynamics (analytical, experimental, and numerical investigation). 
·         Mathematical modelling, Nonlinear dynamics and applied mathematics; Viscous flow and viscous-Inviscid Interaction (VII) method; Vortex Dynamics and Vortex Induced Motions
·         Thermo-fluid analysis, Energy efficiency, Energy management in Marine engineering, emission reduction and green shipping, Big data analysis.

Mentoring and supervising:

·         Co-supervisor: (May 2012 to September 2013), Department of Ocean Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, an undergraduate student.
·         Co-supervisor: (January 2008 to January 2012), Department of Marine Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran, two master and two undergraduate students.




·         School of Engineering, Newcastle University, United Kingdom, September 2018 to August 2019.

-          MAR3037: Marine Engineering III (Undergraduate): Thermodynamics and Refrigeration

-          MAR8067: Marine Machinery System (Postgraduate): Control engineering in marine technology


·         Department of Ocean Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil, September 2013 to August 2014.

-          COV725: Dynamics of floating body II (Postgraduate): Linear Dynamics and vibration

-          COV828, Dynamics of floating body III (Postgraduate): Non-linear dynamics

Teaching assistant:

·         Faculty of Engineering, Persian Gulf University, Iran, September 2003 to Jun 2005.

-          Engineering Dynamics and Vibrations (Undergraduate)

-          Hydrostatics of floating body (Undergraduate)

-          Marine Hydrodynamics II (Undergraduate)

-          Fluid Mechanics (Undergraduate)