Ana Rousseva

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

My research aims to investigate processes for extracting value from organic waste streams. I explore different thermochemical conversion pathways (gasification and pyrolysis) and reaction steps in order to obtain valuable gas/liquid/solid products, which can then be upgraded to target different applications. One of my research lines is green methanol production from genetically modified algae waste via supercritical water gasification. 

Selected Publications


  • MSc., Environmental Science and Engineering, KAUST, KSA, 2023
  • BEng, Chemical Engineering, The University of Edinburgh, U.K., 2022 


  • Chemical Engineering Design Project Prize, The University of Edinburgh, 2022 

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)

  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Waste Valorization Supercritical Water Gasification Renewable Energy