César Lucio Cifuentes

Ph.D. Students

Ph.D Student

Research Interests

My research interests include aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, theoretical and computational fluid dynamics, vortex-induced vibrations, wake-induced vibrations, and renewable energy. Through my Ph.D research, I would like to contribute to the advancement of renewable technologies to mitigate energy-related emissions. 

Selected Publications


  • MSc, Energy Engineering, Instituto tecnológico de la Energía (ITE), Spain, 2022

  • BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain, 2022 

Professional Profile

  • 2022-present: Ph.D Student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

  • 2022-2022: Visiting student, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

  • 2021-2022: Energy Efficiency Engineer, INECO, Madrid, Spain

  • 2021-2021: Plant Engineer, Becton Dickinson, Madrid, Spain 

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Engineers Without Borders UK

  • Nova Global Top Talent Network

  • Sociedad Española de Excelencia Académica 


  • Academic Excellence Scholarship 2020/2021

  • GCE Highest Grade Award 2017 

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC)

  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Renewable Energy Hydrodynamics Aerodynamics Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics Vortex-induced Vibrations Wake-induced Vibrations