Ayman M. Elbaz Elhagrasy, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist


Research Interests

​My interest is in fundamental combustion related to energy, environment and fuel issues. This includes studies on partial premixed and diffusion flame structure, combustion instability, flame stabilization, laser diagnostics, NOx formation, single droplet combustion, Heavy fuel oil combustion, and spray combustion. This research is directed toward the applications to internal combustion engines, gas turbines, and burners. Combustion diagnostics which include laser techniques such as high speed OH PLIF), 2D and 3D-PIV, PDI, Tomographic PIV, LIBS, Hot wire, TGA, SEM.

Selected Publications


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Power Engineering, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt, 2008.
  • M.Sc., Master in Mechanical Power Engineering, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt, 2003.

Professional Profile

  • 2014-present: Research Scientist, CCRC, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012-2013: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2010-2011: Postdoctoral fellow, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, USA
  • 2008-2009: Lecturer, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences (NILS).
  • Institute of Liquid atomisation and Spray Systems since 2005


  • Fulbright postdoctoral grant, USA
  • MTCP grant for PhD visiting student, Malysia

KAUST Affiliations

Clean Combustion Research Center (KAUST)

Faculty of Engineering, Helwan University.