Faculty

William L. Roberts, Ph.D.

Director of Clean Combustion Research Center | Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research Scientists

Deoras Prabhudharwadkar, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Carbon capture, Thermal Storage, Advanced Power Cycles, Multi-phase Flows

Moez Ben Houidi, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interest: Internal Combustion Research Engines, HCCI, PPC, Optical Diagnostic Techniques, Thermo-kinetic interaction, Combustion Propagation Regimes

Peng Liu, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Interest: Laser Diagnostics, combustion chemistry, PAHs and soot formation

Saumitra Saxena, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Postdoctoral Fellows

Amit Katoch, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Felipe Campuzano-Diosa, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Renewable Energy, Thermochemical Processes, Chemical kinetics

Guoqing Wang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jianguo Du, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jiyuan Fan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Shixing Wang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interest: Ammonia Combustion, Kinetic Modelling, Turbulent Burning Velocity, Optical diagnostics

Xuren Zhu, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD Students

Aibolat Dyuisenakhmetov

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Diesel Engines, Sprays, Turbochargers

Akhmad Faruq Alhikami

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Spray Ignition, Alternative Fuel Combustion, Optical diagnostics

Alfaisal Albalawi

Ph.D Student

Research Interest: High pressure combustion, Lifted flames, Autoignition, MILD Combustion

Alin Marius Iordache

MS/ Ph.D. Student

Ana Antunes

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Carbon capture, Air Pollution

Bassam S. Aljohani

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Combustion Engines

Christopher Wagstaff

Ph.D. Student

Cristian Avila Jimenez

​Ph.D. Student

Fahad Almatrafi

MS | Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Internal Combustion Engines, Machine Learning

Farha Khan

Ph.D. Student

Gianmaria Viciconte

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Heavy Fuel (HFO) Valorization, Oxidative Desulfurization of HFO, Sonochemistry

Joel Lisanti

Ph.D. student

Manuel Alejandro Echeverri Marquez

​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: ICE, Combustion, CFD Simulations

Michael A. Oyinloye

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Cryogenic Carbon Capture, Desublimation, Fluid-flow Modelling

Nicole Laws

MS | Ph.D. Student

Omar Alqahtani

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer, Energy, Thermal Systems

Omar Zaki Arab

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Laminar and Turbulent Flame Speed, High pressure combustion, Experimental Combustion, Computational Fluid Dynamics

Paolo Guida

Ph.D. Student

Raul Andres Serrano Bayona

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Autothermal Reforming, Experimental Set-up, Kinetic Modelling

Sumit Maharjan

Ph.D. Student

Masters Students

Benjamin Horne

MS/Ph.D. Student

Research Interest: Clean Energy, Combustion, Heavy Fuel Oils, Process Control, Optimization

Ibrahim Alsheikh

MS Student

Visiting Students

Chiara Canciani

Visiting MS Student

Research Interest: Multiphase CFD, VOF

Glenda Terán Cuadrado

Visiting MS Student

Research Interest: Clean Fuels, Ammonia cracking, Hydrogen