Research Interests

​My current research deals with the effect of nanosecond repetitively-pulsed plasma discharges on flame propagation and the deflagration-to-detonation transition (DDT). My interests also include other mechanisms for the onset of DDT, such as shock-obstacle interaction and shock focusing as well as related topics, such as the acceleration of propagating turbulent flames. Previous work has spanned from the investigation of turbulent, premixed, swirl-stabilized flames to pulse detonation combustor applications.


Selected Publications


Education Profile

  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, United States, 2007
  • M.Sc., Engineering Science, Technische Universität Berlin, 2011
  • Doctorate (defended), Engineering Science, Technische Universität Berlin, 2017

Professional Profile

  • 2002-2007: Undergraduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, United States
  • 2009-2011: Student Research Assistant, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011-2017: Doctoral Researcher, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • 2017-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)
  • Mechanical Engineering Division