Ramses Snoeckx, Ph.D.


Research Scientist

Research Interests

Plasma technology is worldwide gaining an increased interest for environmental and energy applications. The central research question is whether plasma-based solutions can yield a valuable alternative (or support) to existing thermal processes. Most work focusses on the physics and engineering, whereas my focus is primarily on the underlying chemical reactions that take place. By relying on a combination of modelling and experimental techniques, I try to gain the necessary insight in the plasmachemical pathways to further improve existing—as well as to find new—applications for plasma-based environmental and energy solutions.

Selected Publications


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, 2017
  • M.Sc., Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, 2012
  • M.Sc., Environmental Science, University of Antwerp/Stockholm University, Antwerp/Stockholm, Belgium/Sweden, 2010
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium, 2009

Professional Profile

  • 2020–present: Research Scientist, KAUST, CCRC, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2022: Visiting Researcher, University College London (UCL), London, United Kingdom
  • 2019: Visiting Researcher, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2017–2020: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, CCRC, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2017: Researcher, University of Antwerp, Plasma Laser Ablation and Surface Modelling Antwerp (PLASMANT), Antwerp, Belgium
  • 2016: Visiting Researcher, Drexel University, A.J. Drexel Plasma Institute (DPI), Philadelphia, United States
  • 2016: Visiting Researcher, KAUST, Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC), Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2014: Visiting Researcher, Technical University of Lisbon, Institute for Plasma Research and Nuclear Fusion (IPFN), Lisbon, Portugal

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Koninklijke Vlaamse Chemische Vereniging – Royal Flemish Chemical Society (KVCV)


  • ​2017: Young Investigator Award (International Plasma Chemistry Society – ISPC23)

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)
  • Mechanical Engineering Division

Research Interests Keywords

Plasma Chemistry Energy & Environmental Science C1 Chemistry CO2 Conversion Fuel reforming Chemical Kinetics Modeling