Yousef M. Alshammari, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow

Post Doctoral Fellow


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Research Interests

​The aim of my research agenda is to bridge the gap between energy technologies developments and policy design through innovative methods of systems analysis. That includes lifecycle and systems analysis of fuel production and utilization, fuel design formulation, hydrogen economy, and sustainable transition to new technologies 

Selected Publications

  • Partial oxidation of n-hexadecane through decomposition ofhydrogen peroxide in supercritical water
    Y. M. Alshammari, K. Hellgardt
    Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 93, 565-575,(2015)
  • A new HYSYS model for underground gasification ofhydrocarbons under hydrothermal conditions
    Y. M. Alshammari, K. Hellgardt
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 39, 24,12648-126565 (2014)
  • Thermodynamic analysis of hydrogen production viahydrothermal gasification of hexadecane
    Y. M. Alshammari, K. Hellgardt
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 37, 7, 5656-5664(2012)
  • Experimental analysis of the partial oxidation of hexadecanein a hydrothermal tubular reactor
    Y. M. Alshammari, K. Hellgardt
    Proceedings of the AIChE Annual Meeting (2012)


  • 2009-2014: PhD & DIC, ChemicalEngineering Research, Imperial College London.

  • ​2008-2009: MSc, ChemicalEngineering, University of Nottingham
  • 2006-2008: BEng (Hons),Chemical Engineering, University of Nottingham
  • 2002-2005: AssociateDiploma, Chemical Engineering Technology, Jubail Industrial College, SaudiArabia

Professional Profile

  • 2014 – Present:Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST
  • May – December 2013: ResearchIntern, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Vienna 
  • July – November 2013: Associate(part-time), Oxford Strategic Consulting, UK 
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant
  • 2005-2006: AssistantInstructor 
  • Coop Trainee,Schlumberger, Saudi Arabia 

Scientific and Professional Membership

  • International Associationof Energy Economics (IAEE)
  • Energy Institute (EI)
  • The International Society of PetroleumEngineers (SPE)
  • Royal United ServicesInstitute for Defense and Security Studies (RUSI)
  • UK Parliamentary Group forEnergy Studies 
  • United Nations Associationof the UK (UNA-UK)
  • Former President of theStudent Chapter of the International Association of Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) atImperial College London 


  • Recipient of a postdoctoral fellowshipaward of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), 2014
  • Invited to give a lecture at the CleanCombustion Research Centre at KAUST, 2014​
  • Listed among the contributors ofoutstanding achievements of imperial college London for 2012-2013, including invitation for the prestigious Gala Dinerof Imperial College celebrating the outstanding achievements of the college’scommunity during 2012-2013, with Imperial College President Prof. Sir KeithO’Nions​
  • Selected among 100 international delegates as aGlobal Future Energy Leader of Saudi Arabia by the World Energy Council at the22nd World Energy 
  • Invited by the United Nations Association forthe Open Meeting with the 7th UN Secretary General, Kofi Anan, London,2014.
  • Selected as a speaker at the Expert Forum,among 170 global experts, at the 22nd World Energy Congress topresent a paper on “Clean Energy via Hydrothermal Gasification of HydrocarbonResources”, Korea, 2013​.
  • Recipient of a Research Internship Award onNuclear Hydrogen Production, by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)​.
  • Distinguished Student Award of the SaudiNational Day 2012, Presented by HRH Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf Alsaud(Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the UK)​
  • Recipient of the “Outstanding Student ServiceAward” of the International Association of Hydrogen Energy (IAHE) as  a Founder and President of its student chapterat Imperial College London​
  • Recipient of Imperial-Tsinghua CollaborativeResearch Summer School and Research Placement
  • Recipient of the 2nd best paper inApplied Sciences, the Saudi International Conference 2011
  • Obtained Excellence Awards from the SaudiCultural Bureau in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013​
  • Recipient of the best prize for group grantproposal at Imperial Tsinghua Summer School 2011
  • Awarded of a Saudi Government Scholarship forBEng, MSc and PhD, from the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu
  • Recipient of partial scholarship from theUniversity of Nottingham for BEng and MSc (£10,000)

KAUST Affiliations

Clean Combustion Research Center

Non-KAUST Affiliations

  • Developing Member at the WorldEnergy Council
  • Reviewer for the journals; Energyand the International Journal of H2 Energy
  • A Member of ImperialCollege Alumni Network
  • A Member of theUniversity of Nottingham Alumni Network​

Research Interests Keywords

Fuels and combustion

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