Carson Chu, Ph.D.


Postdoctoral Fellow


B5, L4, 4255-WS18

Research Interests

Carson's research mainly focuses on soot formation in flames of various boundary conditions. His work involves both experimental and numerical studies. His research interests also include jet fuel, alternate fuel, renewable energy, and novel diagnostic techniques.

Selected Publications


  • Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2021
  • M. A. Sc, University of Toronto, 2016
  • B. A. Sc, Mechanical engineering, University of Toronto, 2011

Professional Profile

  • 2022-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011-2014: Assistant engineer, Parsons Brinckerhoff (now WSP), Hong Kong 


  • KAUST Research Conference Travel Fellowship, Saudi Arabia, 2019
  • NSERC Post Graduate Scholarship (PGS), Canada, 2019
  • MIE Graduate Student Travel Grant, Canada, 2018/2019
  • School of Graduate Studies Travel Grant, Canada, 2018
  • Glynn William Fellowship, Canada, 2018
  • Neil Duncan Fellowship, Canada, 2016

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)

  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Soot formation Laser Diagnostics Flame Synthesis Alternative Fuel