Sherif Khalifa


Research Intern student


Research Interests

Predicting combustion chemistry qualities of Petroleum and biofuels has been a significant area of interest. In particular, I am interested in developing chemical kinetics models to discover the quantitative properties of primary reference fuels and lubricant additives in terms of their ignition delay times and speciation profiles in flow reactors. Additionally, I am interested in conducting laboratory experiments to validate the kinetic models.


  •  B.S; Chemical Engineering; Drexel University; USA 2012-2017

Professional Profile

  • Sherif joined Drexel University as an undergraduate student to complete his Bachelor`s degree in chemical engineering in Fall of 2012. During his studies, he joined Professor`s Maureen Tang Electrochemistry research lab as an undergraduate researcher where his focus is on the optimization and development of non-nobleelectrocatalysts for Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction (HOR) in fuel cells. In Spring and Summer of 2014, Sherif joined Solvay U.S.A as a co-op trainee in the oil and gas group. During his time at Solvay, Sherif worked on the rheological optimization of brine-insensitive polymers in fracturing fluids for wellbore stimulation.


  • Dean`s Scholarship; Drexel University
  • Dean`s List; Fall 2012- Present

Non-KAUST Affiliations

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)

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