Sally Homsy


​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

​My current research focus is carbon capture technology. I am specifically interested in the implications associated with implementing calcium looping and/or chemical looping combustion at power plants that utilize sulfurous feed stocks, such as heavy fuel oil. I utilize experimental and modeling tools to study sorbent capture and deactivation behavior at single particle scale through industrial scale. My other research interests include renewable fuel and sustainable petrochemical production from biomass and waste feedstock.

Selected Publications

  • Fast Pyrolysis of Microalgae Remnants in a Fluidized Bed Reactor for Bio-oil and Biochar Production
    K. Wang, R. Brown, S. Homsy, L. Martinez, S. Sidhu
    Bioresource Technology, Issue 127, 494-499, (2013) 


  • M.Sc., Bioengineering, University of Dayton, Dayton OH, USA, 2012
  • B.CME., Chemical Engineering, University of Dayton, Dayton OH, USA, 2010

Professional Profile

  • 2015-Present: Ph.D. Student researcher, KAUST, Thuwal Saudi Arabia
  • 2012-2014: Graduate researcher, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  • 2008-2012: Student researcher, University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI), Dayton OH, USA


  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Belgian American Educational Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Scholarship
  • Robert G. Schenck Memorial Award of Excellence to the Outstanding Junior in Chemical Engineering Raymond L. Fitz
  • Memorial Award of Excellence to the Outstanding Sophomore in Chemical Engineering

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Carbon capture Calcium looping Chemical looping combustion Clean energy