Raghu Vamsi Kodaboina

Research Scientists

Research Specialist


B5 L4 4216 WS21

Research Interests

Experienced in System Simulation Engineering Research to develop 1D System Models Verification & Validation, Model Integration and Control Logic Design. Focus in passenger vehicle industry has been to develop system concepts & models for engine optimization, improve the performance, reduce emissions, Cabin & Under-hood Thermal Management and Cooling Systems design. Exposure to execute, evaluate and analyze models with MILs. Other expertise include Planning & Milestone setting, recommend cost effective solutions, Technical Report generation (internal), cross functional interaction and create new projects Current Focus on Fuel Cell Research & Development, Net Zero Emission & LCA.


  • MSc, Automotive Engineering, Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola, Sweden, 2009
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, SMIT, Anna University, India, 2005

Professional Profile

  • 2021 - present: Research Specialist, CCRC, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2019 - 2021: Researcher, IAAPS, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom
  • 2018 - 2019: Technical Lead, ZF India Technology Center, Hyderabad, India
  • 2014 - 2018: Assistant Manager & Senior Engineer, R&AE, Renault Nissan Technology & Business Center India, Chennai, India
  • 2011 - 2013: Senior Engineer, R&AE, Nissan Motor Corporation, Atsugi, Japan
  • 2011 - 2011: Design Engineer, EASi Engineering Services Pvt Ltd, Chennai, India


  • GM Award for Vehicle Thermal Management System Development, Nissan Motor Corporation, Japan- Feb 2014
  • Ford Engineer Award, Ford Motor Corporation, North America, Oct 2011

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)

  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Fuel Cell Blue / Green Hydrogen Membrane Analysis Collaboration Reheating & Regeneration Clean Combustion & Net Zero Emission LCA