Nawaf Abualsaud


MS Student

Research Interests

I am primarily interested in laser spectroscopy and computational methods. I have previously in laser diagnostics for ammonia combustion under the guidance of Professor Aamir Farooq as a research intern. I am currently working on frequency combs. 

Selected Publications


  • MSc, Mechanical Engineering, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2022-Present
  • BSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, US, 2022 

Professional Profile

  • 2022-present: Graduate Researcher, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2021-2022: Market Research Analyst, Frontida Records, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2021: Research Intern, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2021: Research Intern, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • 2020: Undergraduate Researcher, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA

Scientific and Professional Membership

American Society of Mechanical Engineers 


  • KAUST Gifted Student Program
  • National Academy of Engineering Covid-19 Call to Engineering Cohort 

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)

  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Laser Spectroscopy Clean energy CFD Soft Robotics