Research Interests

​HCCI is an operating technique for CI engines which is controlled by chemical kinetics. HCCI is mainly considered because of its high efficiency and low NOx emissions.  A well-developed mechanism which describes the low and temperatures heat release regimes of the fuel would help in accurate modelling of an engine cycle. Coupling the mechanism with a CFD model would allow predicting the behavior of the engines at different operating conditions.


Selected Publications

  • Mass and heat transfer at an array of horizontal cylinders placed at the bottom of a square agitated vessel
    N. M. Atef, M. H. Abdel-Aziza, Y. O. Fouad, H. A. Farag, G. H. Sedahmed
    Chemical Engineering Research and Design, Vol 94, , 449-455, (2015)

Education Profile

  • M.Sc., Chemical Engineering department, Alexandria University, Egypt 2013.
  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering department, Alexandria University, Egypt 2010

Professional Profile

  • 2013 – present: Assistant Lecturer, Chemical Engineering department, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt
  • 2011- 2013: Demonstrator in Chemical Engineering department, Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean combustion research center (CCRC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)