Deoras Prabhudharwadkar, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist

Research Interests

My research interests include:

  • Carbon capture technologies, focusing on Cryogenic Carbon Capture in particular. 
  • Advanced power cycles, such as Supercritical CO2 for waste heat recovery, Allam cycle.
  • Thermal storage system integration with renewable and traditional power sources. 
  • Gas turbine heat transfer, focusing on the secondary flows (cooling, sealing, purging) systems. 

Selected Publications


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, 2008

Professional Profile

  • 2020-Present: Research Scientist, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2017-2020: Senior Systems Engineer, GE Gas Power, Dubai, UAE.
  • 2011-2017: Research & Lead Engineer, GE Global Research, Bangalore, India.
  • 2008-2011: Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Nuclear Engineering, Purdue University, USA.


  • 2018: Winner of the GE Global Innovation Challenge - Future of Energy.
  • 2018: Impact award by GE Gas Power, Middle East.
  • 2015: Fastworks Award by GE Global Research, USA, for accelerated technology transfer into product.
  • 2013: Rookie of the Year Award by Aero-Thermal Systems, GE Global Research, USA.
  • 2012: "Clear Thinker" Award from GE Aviation, USA.

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)

  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Carbon capture Thermal Storage Advanced Power Cycles Multi-phase Flows