Francisco Hernández Pérez, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist


B5/L4 - 4216-WS19

Selected Publications


  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada, 2011
  • B. Eng., Aeronautical Engineering, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico, 2002

Professional Profile

  • ​2016: Research scientist, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • 2015: Guest researcher, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • 2011-2014: Postdoctoral researcher, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • 2013: Visiting postdoctoral researcher, IFPEN, Rueil-Malmaison, France
  • 2007: Visiting doctoral researcher, CERFACS, Toulouse, France
  • 2001-2002: Research assistant, Institute for Nuclear Sciences, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico 

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • ​American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Combustion Institute – Saudi Arabian Section
  • SAE International
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) 


  • ​Mexican National Council for Science and Technology (CONACyT) scholarship
  • Marie Curie fellowship
  • TELMEX Foundation fellowship
  • Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) fellowship
  • Mexican Academy of Sciences (AMC) summer research scholarship (two times)
  • Second highest GPA award, Department of Aeronautics, Instituto Politécnico Nacional
  • Academic excellence award, Instituto Politécnico Nacional (five times)
  • Second place in the National Physics Olympiad of Mexico and representation of Mexico at the 28th International Physics Olympiad (1997) 

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Combustion science and technology computational science and engineering computational fluid dynamics high-performance scientific computing laminar turbulent and multiphase flow modelling