Ayman Elbaz, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Senior Research Scientist

Research Interests

My interest is in fundamental combustion related to energy, environment and fuel issues. This includes studies on partial premixed and diffusion flame structure, combustion instability, flame stabilization, laser diagnostics, NOx formation, single droplet combustion, Heavy fuel oil combustion, and spray combustion. This research is directed toward the applications to internal combustion engines, gas turbines, and burners. Combustion diagnostics which include laser techniques such as high speed OH PLIF), 2D and 3D-PIV, PDI, Tomographic PIV, LIBS, Hot wire, TGA, SEM.

Selected Publications


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Power Engineering, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt, 2008.
  • M.Sc., Master in Mechanical Power Engineering, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt, 2003.

Professional Profile

  • ​2014-present: Research Scientist, CCRC, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2012-2013: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2010-2011: Postdoctoral fellow, Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, USA.
  • 2008-2009: Lecturer, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • National Institute of Laser Enhanced Sciences (NILS)

  • Institute of Liquid atomisation and Spray Systems since 2005


  • Fulbright postdoctoral grant, USA

  • MTCP grant for PhD visiting student, Malysia

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Clean combustion research center (CCRC)

  • Mechanical Engineering Division (ME)

Research Interests Keywords

Laser Diagnostics Non-premixed flames Swirling flames Laminar and Turbulent flame speed Jet flames in a heated co-flow Elevated pressure combustion