Olawole Abiola Kuti

Postdoctoral Fellow

​Postdoctoral Fellow


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Research Interests

Dr.Kuti research entails the use of optical diagnostic techniques such as High Speed Video Camera and Lasers to gain detailed fundamental understanding of the spray, ignition and combustion processes of fuels in gasoline and diesel engines. Also he is carrying out numerical analyses of the combustion processes using commercial codes such as CHEMKIN, FORTE, CONVERGE, and other customized softwares.​

Selected Publications

  • Kuti, O.A, Zhu, J.Y, Nishida, K., Wang X.G.and Huang Z.H. (2013): Characterization of Spray and Combustion Processes of Biodiesel Fuel Injected by Diesel Engine Common Rail System. Fuel. 104 (2013) 838–846
  • Zhu, J.Y, Kuti, O.A and Nishida, K. (2012) Investigation of Effect of Fuel Injection Pressure, Ambient Gas Density and Nozzle-Hole Size on Surrounding Gas Flow of D.I. Diesel Spray by laser-induced fluorescence–particle image velocimetryTechnique. Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE): International Journal of Engine Research. DOI: 10.1177/1468087412458778
  • Kuti, O.A, Zhang W, Nishida K, Wang X.G. and Huang Z.H. (2010): Effect of Injection Pressure on Ignition, Flame Development and Soot Formation Processes of Biodiesel Fuel Spray. SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants. 3(2):1057-1070
  • Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering. 224: 1581-1596.
  • Wang, X.G., Kuti, O.A, Zhang, W., Nishida, K and Huang, Z.H. (2010). “Effect of Injection Pressure on Flame and Soot Characteristics of the Biodiesel Fuel Spray”. Combustion Science and Technology. 182(10):1369 – 1390


  • Ph.D., Mechanical System Engineering, Hiroshima University, Japan 2008-2011
  • M.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, 2000-2003
  • B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering, The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, 1993-1998

Professional Profile

  • Prior to his coming to KAUST as a Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Kuti has been teaching and supervising undergraduate, postgraduate diploma and Master students at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.
  • By Common Rail Injection System for Direct Injection Diesel Engine.” Several publications including conference proceedings have been made on this research. After his Ph.D degree, he later became a Research Associate at the Hiroshima University. As a research associate he did a collaborative research work with MAZDA motor company on the next generation Diesel spray and combustion system using new generation piezo injectors. Also he participated in teaching undergraduate students experiments on Fluid Mechanics using Japanese Language.​

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • Registered Engineer, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
  • Corporate Member: Nigerian Society of Engineers (14679)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers


  • Monbukagakusho (Government of Japan) Scholarship at Hiroshima University, PhD in Mechanical System Engineering.
  •  Best Paper at the Small Engine Technology Conference, by SAE International, Linz, Austria.28th- 30th, 2010.

KAUST Affiliations

  • Combustion and Pyrolysis Chemistry Laboratory, Clean Combustion Research Center (KAUST)

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