Research Interests

​My research interests are centered in understanding combustion characteristics related to advanced combustion engine modes such as spark-assisted PPC, SACI, and HCCI.

Selected Publications

  • Injection Rate with Fast Acting a Solenoid HD Direct Injector Using Single and Multiple Injections Events on Intern...
    B. Aljohani, M. Houidi, R. Babayev, B. Johansson
    SAE Journal, (2019)
  • Compression Ratio and Intake Air Temperature Effect on the Fuel Flexibility of Compression Ignition Engine
    A. S. AlRamadan, M. B. Houidi, B. Aljohani, B. Johansson
    SAE Journal, (2019)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2018-Present
  • Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering (Thermofluids), Northeastern University, Boston, USA, 2016-2018.

Professional Profile

  • ​2015-2016: Lecturer, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia
  • ​June 2014-August 2014: Cooperative Training Program, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia

Scientific and Professional Memberships

​Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
Saudi Arabian Section of the Combustion Institute (SAS-CI)
Combustion Institute (CI)


​Exchange Program scholarship, Pennsylvania State University, 2013 -2014.