Harif Fontecha

Ph.D. Students

MS | Ph.D. Student


B5 4316-WS28

Research Interests

My interest of research is on the technoeconomic and environmental analysis of projects for generation, storage and transformation of energy. My recent research involves modelling and optimizing the power generation mix of KSA for lower emissions at minimum cost.

Selected Publications


  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota Colombia, 2018

Professional Profile

  • 2019-2020: Process Engineer, HMV Ingenieros, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2018: BSc Internship, Symrise, Bogotá, Colombia
  • 2017: Research Scholar, Purdue University, West Lafayette, US


  • 2017: International Research Scholarship - Undergraduate Research Experience Program-Colombia (UREP-C) • Purdue University, US
  • 2016: Award to Most Consistent Performance - AICHE Chem-E-Car® - San Francisco, US
  • 2016: First Place Award-Poster Competition - AICHE Chem-E-Car® - Medellín, Colombia

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Techno-Economic Analysis Power Modelling Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)