Ahfaz Ahmed

PhD Student

Ph.D. Student


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Research Interests

Interests include application of low grade fuels (i.e. naphtha) for advanced combustion engines by developing detailed fundamental understanding of fuel and combustion chemistry. Investigation involves laminar burning speed measurements, auto-ignition studies under engine conditions and chemical kinetic studies for surrogate fuels.

Selected Publications

  • A computational methodology for formulating gasoline surrogate fuels with accurate physical and chemical kinetic properties
    A. Ahmed, et al.,
    Fuel 143 (2015): 290-300


  • Master of Technology-Thermal and Fluid Sciences-Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (India)-2010
  • Bachelor of Engineering-Mechanical Engineering-Bhilai Institute of Technology Durg (India)-2008

Professional Profile

  • 2010-2013: Development Manager–Engines Development Center,  Engineering Research Center, Tata Motors Ltd, India


  • MHRD Scholarship for Postgraduate studies-India

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center

Research Interests Keywords

Fuels and combustion

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