Joel Lisanti


​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

Joel Lisanti’s research interests include isochoric heat addition for pressure gain gas turbine applications, the study of unsteady, acoustically resonant combustion devices for the purpose of producing quasi-isochoric heat addition in a simulated gas turbine environment, and applying optical and laser based diagnostics for the measurement of pollutant emissions in a gas turbine environment. 


  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2014
  • B.Sc., Aerospace Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, 2012

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Pressure-gain combustion Isochoric heat addition gas turbine