Mebin Samuel Panithasan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow


Building 5, 4216-WS23

Research Interests

My research involves the performance and emission studies of different gaseous and liquid fuels in IC engines. I focus on utilizing low carbon alternative fuels, e-fuels, hydrogen, and ammonia to improve the efficiency as well as reduce the carbon emissions in heavy duty applications. Further to investigate the spray characteristics and in-cylinder combustion using high speed laser diagnostics techniques.

Selected Publications


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Madras Institute of Technology Campus Anna University, India, 2020
  • M.E., Internal Combustion Engineering, Anna University, India, 2015
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Loyola Institute of Technology, India, 2013

Professional Profile

  • 2021-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2021-2021: Senior Project Engineer, IIT Kanpur, India
  • 2015-2018: Assistant Professor, LIT, Chennai, India

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Member in SAE International
  • Member in American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)


  • 2021 - ASME Energy Sustainability 2021 conference scholarship.
  • 2020 - Best Paper Award in the International Conference held at Delhi Technological University (DTU), India.
  • 2019 - Received travel grant from NIT Delhi.
  • 2019 - Best Paper Award in the National Conference held at National Institute of Technology Delhi (NITD), India.
  • 2019 - Received travel grant from NIT Delhi.
  • 2014 - Best Paper Award in the National Conference held at Loyola Institute of Technology, India

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)

  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Engines Alternative fuels ​Combustion Optical diagnostics droplet combustion