KAUST


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


F A S T E R (3)

Principal Investigator

Aamir Farooq, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator, Professor, Mechanical Engineering​​​​

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion, Sensors

Research Group Staff

Hassnain Abbas Khan, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Heterogeneous Catalysis, Automotive exhaust After-treatments, Sustainable Energy with Low Carbon and Low Pollutant Emissions

Janardhanraj Subburaj, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Research Interests: Laser diagnostics, Chemical Kinetics

Khalil Djebbi

Research and Technical Support Engineer

Research Interests: Chemical Kinetics

Postdoctoral Fellows

Dapeng Liu ,PhD

Post Doctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Fuels and combustion

Jiabiao Zou, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Combustion and Atmospheric Chemistry, Laser diagnostics, Theoretical Calculations

Tajammul Syed, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests: Laser diagnostics, Optical Atomic Clocks, mmW and RoF generation, Gain Switched Combs, Optical Networks, Dual Comb Spectroscopy

PhD Students

Ahmad Alsewailem

PhD Student

Research Interests: Fuels, Hydrogen Carriers, Chemical Kinetics

Ihsan Farouki

Phd Student

Research Interests: Sensors, Fuels and combustion

Md Zafar Ali Khan

MS | Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Clean Combustion, Machine Learning, Optimization, Decarbonization

Mohamad Abou Daher

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: ​Heterogeneous Catalysts, Clean Fuels, Chemical Kinetics

Mohamed Sy

MS | Ph.D. student

Research Interests: Machine Learning, Laser Sensing, Laser diagnostics, Laser Absorption Spectroscopy

Mohammad Adil

Ph.D Student

Research Interests: Chemical Kinetics, Heat Transfer

Mohammed Almomtan

Ph.D. Student​​

Research Interests: Machine Learning, Numerical Optimization

Mohammed Sami Uddin Khan

Ph.D Student

Research Interests: Laser Sensors, Absorption Spectroscopy

Shams Musheer

MS | PhD Student

Research Interests: Laser diagnostics, Combustion, Clean Energy, Efuels, Carbon Capture

Touqeer Anwar Kashif

MS | Ph.D. Student

Research Interests: Chemical Kinetics, Fuels and combustion

Yada Leo Li

Ph.D Student

Research Interests: Fuels, Spectroscopy, Laser Sensors

Masters Student

Mohanad Shamsan

MSc Student

Visiting Students

Ahmed Habib

Project: Enhancing the capabilities of a novel diaphragmless shock tube.
Duration: June - August 2024
Institute: Pennsylvania State University, USA

Danyaal Alam

Project: Sustainable Aviation Fuels.
Duration: July - September 2024
Institute: City, University of London, United Kingdom

Fakhrianda ASwin Luthfia Zufar

Project: Hydrogen / NOx chemistry.
Duration: June - December 2024
Institute: Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Haia Alzoubi

Project: SiC supported catalyst for methane catalytic combustion.
Duration: April - September 2024
Institute: University of Prince Edward Island, Canada

Sara Darwish

Project: Methanol to Gasoline (MtG) studies.
Duration: June - August 2024
Institute: AlFaisal University, Saudi Arabia

Congjie Hong

Project: Experimental and modelling study on targeted regulation of Jet fuel ignition under engine-relevant condition.
Duration: September 2023 - September 2025
Institute: Xi'an Jiaotong University, China

El Mehdi Kharkhache

Project: Machine learning methodologies for jet fuels properties prediction.
Duration: April - August 2024
Institute: ESPCI Paris, France

Farhath Syed

Project: Laser based sensor design and development.
Duration: June - September 2024
Institute: University of Western Ontario, Canada

Norah Alsharif

Project: Exploring the behavior of nanomaterial under shockwave exposure.
Duration: June - August 2024
Institute: University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA