Md. Abdul Wakil, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow


Building 5, level 4, Room 4326-WS14

Research Interests

My research broadly focusses on quantitative elemental detection using microwave assisted laser induced breakdown spectroscopy at atmospheric environment. My research interest in CCRC is mainly focused on the laser diagnostics, especially quantitative 2D Raman for combustion species at atmospheric and elevated pressure. An experimental approach to investigate the flame structures, mechanism, and relative importance of premixed and non-premixed combustion, effect of pressure on flame structure and NOx formation.

Selected Publications

  • Aqueous ruthenium detection by microwave-assisted laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
    Abu Farhan ABU KASIM2,1, M A WAKIL2,1, Kevin GRANT1, Milton HEARN1 and Zeyad T ALWAHABI3,1
    Plasma Science and Technology, Volume 24, Number 8, 2022, doi:10.1088/2058-6272/ac6733


  • Gated and non-gated silver detection using microwave-assisted laser induced breakdown spectroscopy
    M. A. Wakil and Z. T. Alwahabi* 
    J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2021,36, 185-193, doi:10.1039/D0JA00393J


  • Quantitative fluorine and bromine detection under ambient conditions via molecular emission
    M. A. Wakil and Zeyad T. Alwahabi* 
    J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2020,35, 2620-2626, doi:10.1039/D0JA00200C


  • In Situ Measurement of Potassium Release during Biomass Combustion Using Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: Effect of Silicate on Potassium Release.
    Zhao, H., M. A. Wakil, J. Viljanen, Q. Song, Q. Yao, C. W. Kwong and Z. T. Alwahabi 
    Energy Fuels 2020, 34, 3, 3262–3271, doi: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.9b03966


  • Microwave-assisted laser induced breakdown molecular spectroscopy: quantitative chlorine detection
    M. A. Wakil and Zeyad T. Alwahabi* 
    J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2019,34, 1892-1899, doi: 10.1039/C9JA00151D


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, Australia, 2020.
  • M.Sc,, in Mechanical Engineering, The University of Malaya, Malaysia, 2016.
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh, 2007.

Professional Profile

  • Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2020-2023: Research Fellow & Senior Consultant

Scientific and Professional Membership

Member, Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB)


Adelaide Scholarship International, 2016

Research Interests Keywords

Laser diagnostics 2D Raman High pressure combustion Hydrogen energy