Research Interests

​Researcher in combustion optical diagnostics. Responsible for conducting research projects using advanced laser diagnostic and imaging techniques to aid the development of new combustion engine concepts. Knowledge of fluid mechanics, combustion physics, laser diagnostics and image processing techniques.

Selected Publications

  • Automated Detection of Primary Particles from Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM) Images of Soot Aggregates in D...
    S. Kook, R. Zhang, Q. N. Chan, L. M. Pickett, E. Cenker, G. Bruneaux, Ö. Andersson, J. H. ...
    SAE Int. J. Engines, , (2015)
  • Assessment of soot-particle size imaging with LII at Diesel engine conditions
    E. Cenker, K. Kondo, G. Bruneaux, T. Dreier, T. Aizawa, and C. Schulz
    Appl. Phys. B, (2015)
  • Sensitivity analysis for soot-particle size imaging with laser-induced incandescence at high pressure
    E. Cenker, G. Bruneaux, T. Dreier, and C. Schulz
    Appl. Phys. B, , (2015)
  • Determination of small soot particles in the presence of large ones from time-resolved laser-induced incandescence
    E. Cenker, G. Bruneaux, T. Dreier, and C. Schulz
    Appl. Phys. B, 118, 169183, (2015)
  • Study of soot formation and oxidation in the engine combustion network (ECN), Spray A: Effects of ambient temperatu...
    E. Cenker, G. Bruneaux, L. M. Pickett, and C. Schulz
    SAE Int. J. Engines 6, 1, 352365, (2013)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, École Centrale Paris, Paris, France, 2014
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Duisburg, Germany 2014
  • MSc., Mechanical Engineering, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany, 2009
  • BSc., Mechanical Engineering, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, 2007

Professional Profile

  • ​2014-2015: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2010-2014: Graduate Student Researcher, IFPEN, Paris, France
  • 2013-2013: Visiting Scientist, Meiji University, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2009-2010: Authorized Executive Officer/Procuration, Uzel Automotive GmbH, Arnsberg, Germany
  • 2009-2009: Master Thesis, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany
  • 2007-2009: Research Assistant, RWTH, Aachen, Germany


  • ​2008-2009 RWTH full tuition scholarship for academic merit
  • 2008-2009 DAAD-TEV scholarship recipient
  • 2005    Vehbi Koç Scholar – Best grade award, Koc University
  • 2005    Dean’s honor roll, Koc University
  • 2002-2007 Merit scholarship recipient, Koc University

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)