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Shukri Afazov

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

Department of Engineering

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My role gravitates around educating the next generation of engineers through teaching, mentoring and inspiring.

Career overview

Shukri is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers who holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nottingham. He delivered fundamental and applied research during his PhD and postdoctoral period of six years at the University of Nottingham (TRL1-6).

Shukri spent two years in the railway industry consulting in life extension of railway vehicles, validation of designs, structural integrity and crashworthiness (TRL 6-9). He joined the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in 2014 and led industrial research projects for high-value manufacturing applications (TRL 3-7).

Shukri joined Nottingham Trent University in 2019 to support the development of the next generation of engineers in Mechanical, Materials, Manufacturing & Digital Engineering. His research vision is to deliver innovative solutions and their adoption in industry through collaboration.

Research areas

My research focus is in:

  • advanced manufacturing technologies
  • structural integrity of systems
  • advanced computer-aided engineering
  • digital twins for design, manufacture and product lifecycle management


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