Memdouh Belhi, Ph.D.


Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

Develop models to characterize the ion and electron distribution in flames and the interaction of charged species with electric fields.
Establish numerical tools for predicting the flame behavior under applied voltages. 
Understand the physical mechanisms responsible for the interaction between the electric field and the flame.

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Selected Publications

  • Modeling of the effect of DC and AC electric fields on the stability of a lifted diffusion Methane/Air flame
    M. Belhi, P. Domingo and P. Vervisch
    Combustion Theory and Modeling, Vol. 17, 749-787, (2013)
  • Direct numerical simulation of the effect of an electric field on flame stability
    M. Belhi, P. Domingo and P. Vervisch
    Combustion and Flame, Vol. 157, 2286-2297, (2010) 


  • ​Ph.D. in Energetics; National Institute of Applied Sciences; Rouen, France (2012)
  • Research Master’s degree; Energy, Fluids and Environment; University of Rouen, France (2008)

Professional Profile

  • ​2014: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2012-2013: Research Engineer, National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (CNAM), Paris (France).
  • 2011-2012: Temporary Lecturer and Researcher, University of Rouen (France).
  • 2008-2011: Instructor, INSA of Rouen (France).


  • Prize “Paul Laffitte 2013” awarded by the French Section of the Combustion Institute.

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

combustion1 Charged species Electric field