Research Interests

​Professor Lacoste‘s research interests are in plasma-assisted combustion and flame dynamics, with special emphasis on control of thermoacoustic instabilities by non-equilibrium plasma discharges. She is also interested in detonation and development of optical diagnostics for combustion and electrical discharges. 


Selected Publications


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)