Thibault Guiberti, Ph.D.

Research Scientists
Research Scientist ​

Research Interests

  • Turbulent flames at atmospheric and elevated pressures
  • Stabilization of hydrogen-enriched premixed and lean swirling flames
  • Combustion dynamics
  • Chemiluminescence properties of flames
  • Syngas production by methane auto-thermal reforming
  • Plasma-assisted combustion and ignition
  • Laser-based optical diagnostics (PLIF, Rayleigh scattering, PIV, LIP, etc…)

Selected Publications

  • Influence of Pilot Flame Parameters on the Stability of Turbulent Jet Flames
    T. F. Guiberti, H. Cutcher, W. L. Roberts, A. R. Masri
    Energy Fuel, (2016)
  • Fuel Effects on the stability of turbulent flames with compositionally inhomogeneous inlets
    2. T. F. Guiberti, M. Juddoo, D. L. Lacoste, M. D. Dunn, W. L. Roberts, A. R. Masri
    Proc. Combust. Inst., (2016)
  • Experimental and numerical study of premixed swirled combustion: influence of thermal boundary conditions on flame ...
    4. R. Mercier, T. F. Guiberti, A. Chatelier, D. Durox, T. Schuller, O. Gicquel, N. Darabih...
    Combust. Flame, 171, 42-58, (2016)
  • Experimental and numerical analysis of non-catalytic partial oxidation and steam reforming of CH4/O2/N2/H2O mixture...
    5. T. F. Guiberti, C. Garnier, P. Scouflaire, J. Caudal, B. Labegorre, T. Schuller, and N....
    Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 4I, 8616-8626, (2016)
  • Analysis of topology transitions of swirled flames interacting with the combustor side wall
    T. F. Guiberti, D. Durox, L. Zimmer, and T. Schuller
    Combust. Flame, 162, (2015), 4342-4357, (2015)
  • Impact of heat loss and hydrogen enrichment on the shape of confined swirling flames
    7. T. F. Guiberti, D. Durox, P. Scouflaire, and T. Schuller
    Proc. Combust. Inst. 35, 1385-1392, (2015)
  • Stabilization of a methane-air swirl flame by rotating nanosecond spark discharges
    8. J. P. Moeck, D. A. Lacoste, D. Durox, T. F. Guiberti, T. Schuller, and C. O. Laux
    IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 42(10/1), 2412-2413, (2014)
  • Effect of light irradiation on townsend breakdown in helium at 5.2 K. Plasma Sources Science and Technology
    9. D. A. Lacoste, H. Muneoka, T. F. Guiberti, D. Z. Pai, K. Urabe, S. Stauss, and K. Teras...
    Plasma Sources Science and Technology, 23(1):012002, (2014)


  • ​2011-2015: Ph.D., Ecole Centrale Paris, EM2C.

  • 2010-2011: Msc. – Thermal Sciences, Ecole Centrale Paris, Department of Energetics.

  • 2008-2010: Master of Civil Engineering, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, Department of Civil Engineering.

  • 2007-2008: BSc. – Mechanics, University Paris VI & Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan.

Professional Profile

  • ​2017-current: Research Scientist, Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC), KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2017: Post Doctoral Fellow, Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC), KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011-2015: Ph. D. Student, EM2C, Ecole Centrale Paris, France
  • 2010-2011: Research Intern, EM2C, Ecole Centrale Paris, France​


  • ​Ph. D. Thesis award (2016), Biennal competition (AFVL) awarding remarkable Ph. D. studies realized in France on laser-based optical diagnostics for fluid mechanics.

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)