Chiara Canciani

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D Student


Building 5, level 4, 4203-ws04

Research Interests

My research interest focuses on the application of ultrasonically induced cavitation for process intensification, in particular on the modelling of the cavitation phenomenon. The ultrasonic waves are applied to enhance different processes, such as metal oxides leaching in acid solutions and heavy fuel upgrading.
Along with that, in my years at CCRC I will also be working on the CFD modelling of gasifiers, coupling the fluid-dynamics with chemistry for the upgrade of heavy fuels. 


  • M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2022
  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, 2019 

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)

  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Ultrasonic Waves Ultrasonically Induced Cavitation Metal Oxides Leaching Heavy Fuels Gasification