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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom


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    Personal profile


    I joined Aston University in February 2019 to work as a lecturer in the School of Engineering and Applied Science. The previous nine and a half years I have been employed by Newcastle University as a (senior) research associate. I have worked within the Newrail’s research centre, developing innovative concepts for rail freight and logistics orienated services. I have also been responsible the NewRail’s teaching and learning portfolio, including a PhD opportunity scheme in Organisation, Management and Economics of Train Movement and Rail systems design.

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

    Prior to my engagements at Newcastle University, I have 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.

    Teaching Activity

    • Simulation Modelling;
    • Transport and Logistics;
    • Rail Freight; 
    • Systems Design;
    • LT2318 – Module leader

    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

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • RailUniNet - International Academic Network of universities specialising in rail research and education;
    • UIC Rail Ambassadors Scheme;
    • The National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR);
    • The Science Advisory Board;
    • 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).
    • Rail Ambassador, within the UIC Rail Ambassadors schemes.


    • 2019 – date: Lecturer, Aston School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University.
    • 2017 – 2019: Senior Research Associate, School of Engineering, Newcastle University.
    • 2009 - 2017: Research Associate, School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Newcastle University

    Contact Details

    Phone Number: 0121 204 3886


    Room number: MB 222C

    External positions

    External Examiner, Sheffield Hallam University

    15 Sep 2015 → …


    • L Education (General)
    • Simulation Modelling, Logistics, Transport
    • Q Science (General)
    • Urban Rail Transit, Rail Freight
    • Logistics
    • Urban Freight
    • Skills development

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    Research Output

    An Analysis of the Effects on Rail Operational Efficiency Due to a Merger between Brazilian Rail Companies: The Case of RUMO-ALL

    Ferreira da Silva, F. G., Magalhães de Oliveira, R. L. & Marinov, M., 12 Jun 2020, In : Sustainability. 12, 12, 4827.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • A Study on Recent Developments and Issues with Obstacle Detection Systems for Automated Vehicles

    Yu, X. & Marinov, M., 17 Apr 2020, In : Sustainability. 12, 8, 3281.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • Data Analysis to study Sub-threshold Delays incurred by Tyne and Wear Metro Trains

    Screen, D., Parkinson, J., Shilton, C., Rjabovs, A. & Marinov, M., 1 Jun 2020, In : Urban Rail Transit. 6, 2, p. 93-103 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Evaluation of Actual Timetables and Utilization Levels of West Midlands Metro Using Event-Based Simulations

    Potti, P. & Marinov, M., 1 Mar 2020, In : Urban Rail Transit. 6, 1, p. 28-41 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Terrorist Threat Mitigation Strategies for the Railways

    Luxton, A. & Marinov, M., 22 Apr 2020, In : Sustainability. 12, 8, 3408.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access