Akhmad Faruq Alhikami

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. Student

Research Interest

My research interest is petroleum and alternative fuel combustion, including spray ignition characteristics, sooting formation, and combustion behavior. As the energy requirement grows with focusing on clean energy and zero-emission. Our research provides insights on fuel combustion performance and eliminating harmful emissions.

Selected Publications

  • A study of the spray ignition characteristics of hydro-processed renewable diesel, petroleum diesel, and biodiesel using a constant volume combustion chamber
    A. F. Alhikami, C. E. Yao, W. C. Wang
    Combustion and Flame, (2021)
  • Experimental study of the spray ignition characteristics of hydro-processed renewable jet and petroleum jet fuels in a constant volume combustion chamber
    A. F. Alhikami, W. C. Wang
    Fuel, (2021)

Education

  • B.Eng., Engineering Physics, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Surabaya, Indonesia, 2015
  • M.Sc., Energy Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, 2020

Professional Profile

  • 2015-2018: Technical Pump Engineer, PT. KSB Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

Awards

  • Bronze Medalist-Poster competition with a title of spray ignition for renewable jet fuel through constant volume combustion chamber from The 1st Asia-Pacific Thermo-Fluid Science & Engineering Conference, Taiwan, 2019
  • Best Paper Award- Paper competition with a title of ignition delay of biodiesel derived from waste cooking oil in the constant volume combustion chamber from the Aeronautical and Astronautical Society of the Republic of China, Taiwan, 2019

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Spray Ignition Alternative fuels combustion Optical diagnostics