Wesley Boyette, Ph.D.


Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

My primary research interests include high-pressure combustion, turbulent non-premixed flames, laser-based techniques, soot, and exploring the intersection of these subjects. Other interests include pollutant and emissions analysis, alternative fuels and renewable energy.


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • M.Sc., Aerospace Engineering, NCSU, Raleigh, NC, USA, 2008
  • B.Sc., Aerospace Engineering, NCSU, Raleigh, NC, USA, 2006
  • B.Sc., Biology, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC, USA, 2002

Professional Profile

  • 2019-Current: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012-2018: PhD student in mechanical engineering, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2011: Biofuels engineer, NCSU, Raleigh, NC, USA
  • 2008-2011: Solid rocket motor ballistician, ATK, Rocket Center, WV, USA
  • 2007-2008: Aerospace consultant, Permafuels, Raleigh, NC, USA

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Phi Kappa Phi


  • College of Engineering Dean's Fellowship, NCSU, 2006
  • Gross/Lockheed Martin Endowed Scholarship Award, NCSU, 2004 & 2005

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Turbulence Soot High-pressure Laser Diagnostics