Mohammed A. Al-Juaied, Ph.D.


Courtesy Professor of Mechanical Engineering


Building 5, Level 4, Office 4336

Research Interests

Prof. Al-Juaied 's research interests are in the field of energy sustainability, specifically on topics related to Circular Carbon Economy (CCE). The CCE has become a primary framework for addressing the Kingdom’s climate change mitigation plans, and has provided the basis for the recently announced 2060 net-zero national target.

To enable broad deployment of CCE technologies, several obstacles need to be overcome, including technological, economic, environmental, and policy challenges. Traditional engineering approaches play an important role but cannot provide a complete answer.

Prof. Al-Juaied is interested in assessing how CCE technologies are likely to evolve, developing methods to support rapid and effective screening of related early-stage technologies, improving approaches used in scenario-based energy systems modeling, devising policy mechanisms to incentivize CCE technologies and incorporating the theory of technology innovation into energy and environmental policymaking. Rigorous development and application of lifecycle and technoeconomic modeling will be employed. 

Selected Publications


  • MC/MPA, Mason Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, USA, 2010
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2004
  • M.S., Petroleum Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2003
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, USA, 1999
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, KSA, 1995

Professional Profile

Prof. Al-Juaied has 25 years’ experience in R&D, technology development, commercialization, and project management. Currently, he serves as Senior Research Science Consultant for the Aramco Research Center at KAUST. He is also a Non-resident Fellow with the Harvard Belfer Center's Environment and Natural Resources Program and Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program.

Before joining the CCRC research team, he served as Chief Technologist of Carbon Management R&D Division at the Dhahran research center, where he led an R&D flagship program consisting of stationary and mobile CO2 capture, CO2 utilization, oil-to-hydrogen and solar energy.

Prof. Al-Juaied also served as Chief Technology Officer of Aramco Energy Ventures where he was responsible for identifying, evaluating and making investment recommendations for emerging energy technologies including Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage (CCUS). He is a Company representative in the Oil & Gas Climate Initiative CCUS work stream.

He has served as committee member to many government and international organizations on initiatives on CCUS, and as advisor to the Ministry of Energy during the G20 (Saudi Arabia) and provided technical support which led to the establishment of the Circular Carbon Economy – National Program.

Prof. Al-Juaied also served as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard’s Belfer Center for the Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research group and focused on the economics and policies of CCUS.

Scientific and Professional Membership

Society of Petroleum Engineers – CCUS Technical Section


2021 Saudi Aramco CEO Excellence Award

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)

  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

CCE CCUS Carbon capture Carbon Dioxide Removal Hydrogen Life Cycle Analysis Technology Policy Techno-economic Assessment