Dr. Andrei Chamchine

Principal Lecturer and Academic Lead in Fire Safety Engineering

School of Engineering

JB Firth Building, JBF104

+44 (0) 1772 89 3207

Subject Areas: Fire and Fire Safety

Andrei is member of the Institution of Fire Engineers (MFireE) and the Energy Institute (MEI). He is a chartered engineer with the Engineering Council (UK), special designatory title: Chartered Energy Engineer, EI. Over 50 scientific papers since 1996.

Andrei is research active within the area of fire and hazards science and is a member of the Centre for Fire and Hazards Science.

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Andrei gained his MSc in Physics from Saint Petersburg State Marine Technical University (SMTU), Russia, followed by PhD in Engineering. He completed a training programme for young scientists sponsored by the Russian President and spent one year in the University of Reading, UK, and gained his MA in Economy in Business School. 

Andrei started his career at SMTU as a physics lab technician following his appointment as a lecturer in physics. After completion of his PhD, he undertook 3 years postdoctoral research in energy and the environment funded by the Russian Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Higher Education.

He joined the academic staff at the University of Central Lancashire at the Centre for Research in Fire and Explosion Studies, Department of Built Environment, in 2001 after having spent some period in industry in the UK and Russia.


1992-1997 MEng Physics, Sevmashvtuz, St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University, Russia

1999-2000 MA Development Beyond Central Planning at Business School, University of Reading

1997-2001 PhD Engineering, Department of Energy and Environment, St. Petersburg State Marine Technical University, Russia


G. M. Makhviladze, A.V. Chamchine, S. E. Yakusn, A. P. Zykov, Experimental and Numerical Study of Transient Compartment Fires. Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves. 2006, Vol. 42, No. 6, pp. 723-730.

A. V. Chamchine, G. M. Makhviladze and O. G. Vorobyev, Thermodynamic Indicators for Integrated Assessment of Sustainable Energy Technologies. Int. Journal of Low Carbon Technologies, 1/1, 69-78, 2006.

A. Yu. Snegirev, G. M. Makhviladze, V. A. Talalov and A. V. Chamchine, Turbulent Diffusion Combustion under Conditions of Limited Ventilation: Flame Projection Through an Opening. Combustion, Explosion and Shock Waves, 39(1), 1-10, 2003.

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External Activities

External examiner for PhD students (University of Nottingham), BSc(Hons) Fire and Rescue (University of Wolverhampton) and Foundation degree in Fire Scene Investigation (Teesside University)


Teaching Fire Safety Engineering and Sustainability in Preston campus and School of Continuing and Professional Education, Hong Kong City University (SCOPE, HKCityU)


Energy Institute (EI) and Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE)


Over 30 presentations on scientific conferences and symposiums, including Int. Symposium on Safety Science and Technologies, Int. Symposium and Exhibition on Environmental Pollution in Central and Eastern Europe, Int. Conference on Sustainable Energy Technology, Int. Symposium on Fire Safety Science, Int. Conference on Fire Science and Engineering, Int. Seminar on Fire and Explosion Hazards and others.


Fire Safety Engineering, Fire Modelling, Engineering Sustainability, Risk Science and Engineering.


2010-2012 Member of the Steering Committee and UCLan Team Leader, EC Seventh Framework Programme Critical Response in Security and Safety Emergencies (FP7-261682 CRYSIS), FP7-SEC-2010-1, Security, 4.1-1: Aftermath Crisis Management (Phase I). Consortium of 15 organisations, project co-ordinator: European Organisation for Security, Brussels, Belgium

2007-2008 Project Manager, British Council ‘British Degrees in Russia’ BRIDGE 3.5 Project for joint MSc in Fire Safety for Oil and Gas Industries with Samara State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Russia)

2004-2005 UK Representative to Management Committee of Co-operation in Science and Technology (COST) Action 628 ‘Life Cycle Assessment of Textile Products, Eco-efficiency and Definition of Best Available Technology (BAT) of Textile Processing’, European Union Scientific Foundation (appointment by the DTI in 2004)

2004-2007 Researcher, EPSRC Research Grant GR/S69122/01 ‘Critical and Transient Phenomena in Self-Sustained Buoyant Turbulent Diffusion Flames’

2004-2007 Researcher, EC FP6 INTAS Project ‘The Search for Effective and Eco-Friendly Fire Suppressants and Development of a Model of Fire Extinguishment’

2004-2005 Researcher, DEFRA Small Environmental Projects (SEPS-3) Programme in Russia: ‘Educational Centre ‘Energy and Sustainability’ at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology’

2005-2006 Principal Investigator, DEFRA Small Environmental Projects (SEPS-2) Programme in Ukraine: ‘Joint Development, Adaptation and Introduction of the Distance Learning Course in Energy and the Environment’, Ukrainian Partner: Association of Lifelong Education for Adults

2005-2006 Project Manager, Carbon Trust Project for the First, Second and Third North West Sustainable Construction Conference, 10th March 2005, 16th March 2006 and 14th March 2007, UCLan

2004-2005 Project Manager, DTI Solar Photovoltaic Demonstration Project for Computer and Technology Building, UCLan

2001-2002 Principal Investigator, Russian Ministry of Higher Education grant for joint research with UK universities (Universities of Central Lancashire and Reading) entitled ‘An Application of Economical Mechanisms for Environmental Protection. Case Study: Russian North West’