Moez Ben Houidi, EngD, PhD

Research Scientists

Research Scientist


Al Kindi West, Building (#5), R4216-WS12

Research Interests

I have been always excited to contribute to research in the areas of:

  • Advanced and novel propulsion concepts
  • Sprays and atomization
  • Combustion propagation regimes
  • Sustainable fuels for Internal Combustion Engines
  • Optical diagnostic techniques applied to propulsion systems

I am particularly motivated by research projects and frameworks in which academic/national labs collaborate with industrial partners to identify new technologies and work on increasing their readiness levels.

Selected Publications


  • 2014: Ph.D.; Energy, thermal and combustion sciences, ISAE-ENSMA, Poitiers, France
  • 2009: M.Sc.; Fluid Mechanics and combustion, Pierre & Marie Curie University UPMC, Paris, France
  • 2008: Engineering degree; Industrial management, Tunis National School of Engineers ENIT, Tunisia 

Professional Profile

  • 2019 to present: Research Scientist, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia ​
  • 2017 to 2019: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014 to 2017: Postdoctoral / research engineer, Pprime Institute, ISAE-ENSMA, Poitiers, France
  • 2014: Temporary teaching and research assistant, ISAE-ENSMA, Poitiers, France
  • 2010 to 2013: R&D engineer, Renault-Nissan group: power-train division, Lardy (IDF Paris), France
  • 2009: Research engineer (intern), IFP Energies Nouvelles, Rueil-Malmaison, France 

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Sprays and Atomization Hydrogen ICE combustion propagation regimes Sustainable Fuels