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Ahmad A. Almaleki


Assistant research professor at National Center for Carbon Management Technology-

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, (KACST), Riyadh.

In 2010, my career had started as a mechanical engineer in academia when I joined the IC engine combustion and fuels lab at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Riyadh, KSA, after graduating from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. In 2013, I graduated from Kind Saud University, Riyadh, KSA, with a master’s degree in mechanical engineering. My master thesis was about investigating the effect of fuel octane number on the performance and emissions of gasoline HCCI Engines. I performed the experimental work at the KACST lab, and the work was also funded by KACST. Between 2013 and 2016, I worked with the research team at KACST as Research A, performing several studies very much linked with the field of spark-ignition engine combustion and fuels. In 2016, I obtained a PhD scholarship in future fuels for spark-ignition engines at University College London. My PhD study was funded by KACST and supervised by Dr Paul Hiller, Prof Nicos Ladommatos and Dr Midhat Talibi from UCL mechanical engineering department. In my PhD journey, I worked on several oxygenated biomass-derived fuel molecules of some had not been explored yet as potential fuel molecules, investigating and understanding the effects of their molecular structure, physical and chemical properties on combustion characteristics and knock tendency relative to conventional fuels.

Ahmad A. Almaleki
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