Santiago Cardona Vargas, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow


Building 5, Level 4, 4266-WS06

Research Interests

Spray Flames

Injection systems

Optical and laser diagnostics

Gas turbines

High-pressure combustion


  • PhD, Transport Propulsion Systems, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, 2021

  • MSc, Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, 2017

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Antioquia, Colombia, 2014

Professional Profile

  • 2022-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

  • 2017-2021: PhD, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

  • 2015-2017: MSc, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

  • 2014-2015: Research Assistant, Colombian Administrative Department of Science, Technology, and Innovation - Colciencias and Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia


Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain 

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)

  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Spray Flames Injection Systems Optical and Laser Diagnostics Gas Turbines High pressure combustion