Selected Publications

  • Transfer functions of laminar premixed flames subjected to forcing by acoustic waves, AC electric fields, and non-t...
    D.A. Lacoste, Y. Xiong, J.P. Moeck, S.H. Chung, W.L. Roberts, M.S. Cha
    Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, (2016)
  • Analysis of the step responses of laminar premixed flames to forcing by non-thermal plasma
    D.A. Lacoste, J.P. Moeck, W.L. Roberts, S.H. Chung, M.S. Cha
    Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, (2016)
  • Effect of nanosecond glow discharges on a lean premixed V-flame
    D.A. Lacoste, J.P. Moeck
    IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 42(12), 4040-4041, (2014)
  • Pure air-plasma bullets propagating inside microcapillaries and in ambient air
    D.A. Lacoste, A. Bourdon, K. Kuribara, K. Urabe, S. Stauss, K. Terashima
    Plasma Sources Sci. Technol. 23(6), 062006, (2014)
  • Influence of fast-heating processes and O atom production by a nanosecond spark discharge on the ignition of a lean...
    F. Tholin, D.A. Lacoste, A. Bourdon
    Combust. Flame 161(5), 1235-1246, (2014)
  • Stabilization of a methane-air swirl flame by rotating nanosecond spark discharges
    J.P. Moeck, D.A. Lacoste, D. Durox, T.F. Guiberti, T. Schuller, C.O. Laux
    IEEE Trans. Plasma Sci. 42(10), 2562-2563, (2014)
  • Temporal evolution of temperature and OH density produced by nanosecond repetitively pulsed discharges in water vap...
    F.P. Sainct, D.A. Lacoste, M.J. Kirkpatrick, E. Odic, C.O. Laux
    J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 47, 075204, (2014)
  • Effect of nanosecond repetitively pulsed discharges on the dynamics of a swirl-stabilized lean premixed flame
    D.A. Lacoste, J.P. Moeck, D. Durox, C.O. Laux, T. Schuller
    J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 135, 101501, (2013)
  • Effect of plasma discharges on Nitric Oxide emissions in a premixed flame
    D.A. Lacoste, J.P. Moeck, C.O. Paschereit, C.O. Laux
    J. Propul. Power 29(3), pp 748-751, (2013)
  • Dynamic response of a weakly turbulent lean-premixed flame to nanosecond repetitively pulsed discharges
    D.A. Lacoste, D.A. Xu, J.P. Moeck, C.O. Laux
    Proc. Combust. Inst. 34 (2), pp 3259-3266, (2013)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Combustion Science, The University of Poitiers, France, 2002
  • M.S., Aerodynamics, Combustion and Thermodynamics, The University of Poitiers, France, 1999
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, French Institute for Advanced Mechanical Engineering (IFMA), France, 1998

Professional Profile

  • ​2016-present: Assistant Professor, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014-2016: Research scientist, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2003-2014: Research engineer, CNRS – Ecole Centrale Paris, Châtenay-Malabry, France

KAUST Affiliations

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