Research Interests

The focus of my current research is carbon capture technology; specifically the high pressure chemical looping combustion of heavy fuel oils. My other research interests include renewable fuel and sustainable petrochemical production from biomass and waste feedstock, and sustainable water treatment.

Selected Publications

  • Fast Pyrolysis of Microalgae Remnants in a Fluidized Bed Reactor for Bio-oil and Biochar Production
    K. Wang, R. Brown, S. Homsy, L. Martinez, S. Sidhu
    Bioresource Technology, Issue 127, 494-499, (2013)

Education Profile

  • M.Sc., Bioengineering, University of Dayton, Dayton OH, USA, 2012
  • B.CME., Chemical Engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton OH, USA, 2010

Professional Profile

  • 2015-Present: Ph.D. Student researcher, KAUST, Thuwal Saudi Arabia
  • 2012-2014: Graduate researcher, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • 2008-2012: Student researcher, University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), Dayton OH, USA


  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Belgian American Educational Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Scholarship
  • Robert G. Schenck Memorial Award of Excellence to the Outstanding Junior in Chemical Engineering Raymond L. Fitz Memorial Award of Excellence to the Outstanding Sophomore in Chemical Engineering

KAUST Affiliations

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