Wanxia Zhao, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow


Building 5, Level 4, 4326

Research Interests

My research interest is laser diagnostics for combustion species, using polarization spectroscopy in the infrared spectral range to quantitatively measure the molecules and radicals in the combustion process.


  • PhD, Chemical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Australia, 2016-2020
  • MPhil, Chemical Engineering, University of Adelaide, Australia, 2013-2015
  • BE, Chemical Engineering, Curtin University, Australia, 2009-2012

Professional Profile

  • 2021-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2020-2021: Research Assistant, University of Adelaide, Australia


  • Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence, 2021
  • Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship, 2016

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)

  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Laser Diagnostics Combustion species Polarization spectroscopy