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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 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.

External activity

Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE)

Member of the NAFEMS Manufacturing Process Simulation Working Group

Member of the NAFEMS Computational Structural Mechanics Working Group