Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Research Associate







609City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Hafiz is a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Thermofluids Division at Imperial College London.

He is working in Hazelab with Prof. Guillermo Rein in the area of smouldering Combustion, in the ERC funded project HAZE. He is involved in lab scale and field scale experiments and his work focuses on understanding the smouldering combustion dynamics using optical diagnostics. 

He completed his PhD studies at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) where he investigated the influence of pressure on soot using intrusive and non-intrusive diagnostics. He used multi-angle light scattering, laser induced incandescence, PAH-PLIF and thermophoretic sampling followed by transmission electron microscopy in pressurised environment to study soot morphology.



Hu Y, Christensen EG, Amin HMF, et al., 2019, Experimental study of moisture content effects on the transient gas and particle emissions from peat fires, Combustion and Flame, Vol:209, ISSN:0010-2180, Pages:408-417

Amin HMF, Roberts WL, 2019, An experimental apparatus to measure soot morphology at high pressures using multi-angle light scattering, Measurement Science and Technology, Vol:30, ISSN:0957-0233

Amin HMF, Bennett A, Roberts WL, 2019, Determining fractal properties of soot aggregates and primary particle size distribution in counterflow flames up to 10 atm, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, Vol:37, ISSN:1540-7489, Pages:1161-1168

Li Z, Amin HMP, Liu P, et al., 2018, Effect of dimethyl ether (DME) addition on sooting limits in counterflow diffusion flames of ethylene at elevated pressures, Combustion and Flame, Vol:197, ISSN:0010-2180, Pages:463-470

Bennett A, Amin HMF, Cenker E, et al., 2018, Measurements of Pressure Effects on PAH Distribution and 2D Soot Volume Fraction Diagnostics in a Laminar Non-premixed Coflow Flame, Energy & Fuels, Vol:32, ISSN:0887-0624, Pages:10974-10983

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