Harif Fontecha

Master Students

MS | Ph.D. Student

Research Interest

  • Storage transformation and combustion of carbon-free fuel (Hydrogen and ammonia).
  • Energy efficiency of mobile systems.
  • Zero-emission energy production and storage.
  • Carbon capture technologies.

Selected Publications


  • B.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogota Colombia., 2018

Professional Profile

  • 2019-2020: Process Engineer, HMV Ingenieros, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • 2018: BSc Internship, Symrise, Bogotá, Colombia.
  • 2017: Research Scholar, Purdue University, West Lafayette, US.


  • 2017: International Research Scholarship - Undergraduate Research Experience Program-Colombia (UREP-C) • Purdue University, US
  • 2016: Award to Most Consistent Performance - AICHE Chem-E-Car® - San Francisco, US
  • 2016: First Place Award-Poster Competition - AICHE Chem-E-Car® - Medellín, Colombia

KAUST Affiliations

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

Research Interests Keywords

Energy Efficiency Alternative fuels Hydrogen ammonia Carbon capture Clean energy