Hao Shi


Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

I am interested in the fields of high efficiency combustion engine, variable compression ratio (VCR) technology, as well as research on engine knock and partially premixed combustion (PPC) with optical diagnostic techniques, such as laser ignition, planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF), natural flame luminosity (NFL) with high speed camera, and so forth.

Selected Publications

  • Variable Compression Ratio (VCR) Piston-Design Study
    H. Shi, S. Al Mudraa, B. Johansson
    SAE Technical Paper, 0148-7191, (2019)
  • Combustion stability study of partially premixed combustion with low-octane fuel at low engine load conditions
    Y. An, V. Raman, Q. Tang, H. Shi, J. Sim, J. Chang, et al..
    Applied Energy 235, 56-67, (2019)
  • Combustion stratification and dynamic flame tracing analysis of partially premixed combustion in a compression igni...
    Y. An, H. Shi, R. Vallinayagam, J. Sim, J. Chang, B. Johansson
    SAE Technical Paper, 0148-7191, (2019)
  • Effect of injecting different fluids to suppress pre-ignition
    E. Singh, P. Hlaing, H. Shi, R. Dibble..
    SAE Technical Paper, (2019) 


  • ​Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2017 - Present
  • M.Eng., Nuclear Engineering, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, 2017
  • B.Eng., Nuclear Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China, 2013

Professional Profile

  • ​2013-2014: Assistant Engineer, China Nuclear Operation Technology Corporation, China

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)
  • Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Combustion Engine Variable Compression