KAUST


Farooq's group for Advanced Sensing Technology and Energy Research (FASTER)


F A S T E R (3)

Research Group Staff

Binod Giri, Ph.D.

Senior Member of Scientific Staff, Brandenburg Technical University, Cottbus-Seftenberg, Germany

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion

Hanfeng Jin, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion, Laser diagnostics

Postdoctoral Fellows

Ahmed Elwardany, Ph.D.

Professor (Associate), Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion

Ettouhami Essebbar, Ph.D.

Research Infrastructure Manager, CCRC, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests: Sensors, Fuels and combustion

Guangle Zhang, Ph.D.

Post Doctoral Associate, University of Minnesota, USA

Research Interests: Laser diagnostics

Jihad Badra, Ph.D.

AI for Science, Innovation & Discovery Team Lead, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia​​

Research Interests: Catalysis, Fuels and combustion

Mohammad Khaled Shakfa, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Khalifa University, UAE

Research Interests: Laser diagnostics, Chemical Kinetics

Robin Chrystie, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests: Sensors, Fuels and combustion

Utsav KC, Ph.D.

Research And Development Scientist, ABB , USA

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion

PhD Students

Ali Elkhazraji

Ph.D. Student

Awad Alquaity

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion, Sensors

Bidoor AlSaif

Researcher, Mechanical Engineering, King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests: Sensors, Spectroscopic and Microscopic imaging system

Dapeng Liu

Post Doctoral Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion

Ehson Fawad Nasir

Optical Scientist, MetroLaser, USA

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion, Environment modeling

Emad Al Ibrahim

Ibn Rushd Fellow (Post-Doctoral Researcher), MIT, USA

Research Interests: Chemical Kinetics

Fethi Khaled

Lab Scientist, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion

Gani Issayev

Post Doctoral Fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion

Khaiyom Hakimov

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Pre-chamber Combustion, Chemical Kinetics, Future Fuels

Khalid Aljohani

Assistant Professor, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University

Research Interests: Chemical Kinetics, Laser diagnostics

Mhanna Mhanna

Post doctoral fellow, University British Colombia, Canada

Research Interests: Laser diagnostics, Absorption Spectroscopy, Combustion Kinetics

Miguel Figueroa Labastida

Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Stanford University, USA

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion, Materials modeling

Mohammad Adil

Post doctoral Fellow, University of Galway

Research Interests: Chemical Kinetics

Mohammad AlAbbad

Research Scientist, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion

Muhammad Bilal Sajid

Professor (Associate), National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion, Sensors

Tamour Javed

eFuels Project Lead, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion, Sensors

Masters Student

Alber Popov

Graduate Student, Stockholm University, Sweden

Research Interests: Sensors

Ana Luiza Slama de Freitas

PhD candidate at University of Groningen, Netherlands

Research Interests: Clean Fuels, Chemical Kinetics, Catalysis

Chengyu Zhou

Research Interests: Chemical Kinetics, Laser diagnostics

Hassan Irshad Bhatti

Phd Student, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests: Clean Combustion, Combustion Diagnostics, Laser diagnostics, Laser Sensing, Laser Spectroscopy, Personalized Medicine, High Performance Engines

Kolin Loveless

Director of Development, Energy Storage Systems, Novis Renewables, USA

Research Interests: Environment modeling

Kuanysh Khabibullin

Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company,

Research Interests: Sensors

Kyle Owen

ICOS Technical Lead , ABB, USA

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion, Sensors

Lining Liu

​Engineer, China Energy

Research Interests: ​Low pressure, charged species, temperature

Majed Abdullah Alrefae

Assistant Professor, Royal Commission Yanbu Colleges and Institutes (RCYCI), Yanbu

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion, Sensors

Mohammed Dayili

Project Engineer, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests: Combustion, Chemical Kinetics, Fuel additives, Laser diagnostics, Machine Learning

Myriam Belmekki

PhD student, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests: Chemical Kinetics, Shock tube Studies, Laser Absorption Spectroscopy, Theoretical Rate Calculations

Sarvarkhodzha Nematulloev

PhD student, KAUST, KSA

Research Interests: Combustion, Chemical Kinetics, Ignition Delay Time, Future Fuels