Harsh Goyal, Ph.D.


Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

My research interests include performance and emissions testing, in-cylinder fuel-air mixing and ignition process of gasoline compression ignition (GCI) using planar laser-induced fluorescence (PLIF) imaging of formaldehyde (HCHO-PLIF), hydroxyl (OH-PLIF), and fuel (fuel-PLIF) complemented with high-speed imaging of combustion luminosity and chemiluminescence imaging of cool flame and OH*.

The ultimate goal is not only to achieve high brake thermal efficiency but also low noise and emissions.

Selected Publications

  • Low- to high-temperature reaction transition in a small-bore optical gasoline compression ignition (GCI) engine
    H. Goyal, Y. Zhang, S. Kook, K.S. Kim, C.-B. Kweon
    SAE Int. J. Engines 12, (2019)
  • Ignition process of gasoline compression ignition (GCI) combustion in a small-bore optical engine
    H. Goyal, and S. Kook
    Fuel 256, 115844, (2019)
  • The influence of fuel ignition quality and first injection proportion on gasoline compression ignition (GCI) combus...
    H. Goyal, S. Kook, Y. Ikeda
    Fuel 235, 1207-15, (2019)
  • In-nozzle Flow and Spray Characteristics for Mineral Diesel, Karanja and Jatropha Biodiesels
    A.K. Agarwal, S. Som, P.C. Shukla, H. Goyal, et al.
    Applied Energy 156, 138-148, (2015) 


  • ​Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, 2019
  • M.Tech., Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Science, IIT, Kanpur, India, 2014
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, BIT, Durg, India, 2012

Professional Profile

  • ​2019-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Research Interests Keywords

Engine combustion Performance and emissions Alternative fuels Optical/laser diagnostics