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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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    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 2009 2020

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

    Screen, D., Parkinson, J., Shilton, C., Rjabovs, A. & Marinov, M., 3 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Urban Rail Transit.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    data analysis
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    A Check-In and Bag Drop Service Onboard Light Rail Vehicles for Passengers Travelling to the Airport

    Toal, J. & Marinov, M., 25 Jul 2019, Sustainable Rail Transport. Springer, Vol. 3. p. 1-82 (Lecture Notes in Mobility).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Wear of materials

    Analysis of training programmes and education schemes for skills development on marine transport

    Hu, Z., Marinov, M. & Robinson, M., 10 May 2019, In : Journal of Educational Research and Review. 7, 5, p. 100-113

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    information management
    advanced technology
    statistical data

    An evaluation of training courses and programmes in various management level job categories for road transport: A quantitative data analysis

    Ulianov, A., Marinov, M. & Robinson, M., 15 Feb 2019, In : Journal of Educational Research and Review. 7, 2, p. 31-56

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    course of training
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    A simulation study on the potential of moving urban freight by a cross-city railway line.

    Potti, P., Marinov, M. & Sweeney, E., 1 Nov 2019, In : Sustainability. 11, 21, 6088.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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