Gani Issayev


​Ph.D. Student

Research Interest

My research interests include a broad range of areas such as bio fuel combustion nature, chemical kinetics of future fuels, engine optimization and vehicle tyre design. As a member of Clean Combustion Research Center at KAUST, my aim is to conduct a wide variety of experiments on novel bio fuels as an additive to conventional fuel types. To accomplish this goal, I am currently reviewing the literature and preparing to start research on new type of bio fuel which is methyl levulinate. 


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, 2015-Present
  • M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2012-2013
  • B.Tech, Marine Engineering, Kazakh British Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2005-2009

Professional Profile

  • 2013-2015: Laboratory Technician, School of Engineering, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan.

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Future Fuels Bio Fuel Additives Chemical kinetics combustion1 Engine Optimization Vehicle Tyre Design