Research Interests

​Research interests and expertise centers on experimental internal combustion engine research to understand the influence of turbulence and engine configurations on ignition, autoignition, flow/flame interaction, emissions and cyclic variability measurements. Such studies include optical access engines where advanced laser diagnostic techniques and imaging are applied. Other research areas included studying the effect of using biofuels and their blends on diesel engines performance and emissions; combustion instability, flame structure, flame stabilization and flame structure under turbulent conditions for both premixed and diffusion flame

Selected Publications

  • Quenching of premixed turbulent flames in curved wall-jet burner
    M. S. Mansour, A. Dawood, S. H. Chung
    28th ECM, Sweden, (2013)
  • Outwardly propogating spherical flames with non-uniform AC electric fields in atmospheric pressure
    A. Dawood, S. H. Chung, M. S. Cha
    9th ASPACC, Korea, (2013)
  • Study in flame stabilization in curved wall jet burner with time resolves OH PLIF and PIV
    A. Dawood, M. S. Mansour, S. H. Chung
    Ninth International Conference on Flow Dynamics, Sendai, Japan, (2012)
  • Experimental Evaluation of Diesel Engine Performance and emission using blends of jojoba oil and Diesel fuel
    A. S. Huzayyin, A. H. Bawady, M. A. Rady, A. Dawood
    Energy Conversion and Management, 45, 2093-2112, (2004)

Education Profile

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK, 2011
  • Prerequisite courses for PhD study in Cairo University, Egypt, 2005
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, BHIT, Benha University, Egypt, 2003
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, BHIT, Benha University, Egypt, 1995.

Professional Profile

  • 2013-present: CCRC Lab Manager, KAUST
  • 2011-2012: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST
  • July, 2011: Senior Lecturer, Benha University, Egypt.
  • 2006-2011: PhD Student, School of Mechanical Engineering, Leeds University, UK.
  • 2003-2006: Lecturer assistant, Benha University, Egypt.
  • 1995-2003: Demonstrator, Benha University, Egypt. 
  • 1996-1997: Planning and Management Officer, Civil Services Sector, Egyptian Military Forces


  • Ph.D. Scholarship awarded by the Egyptian Government, 2006

KAUST Affiliations

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