Tamour Javed

PhD Students
Lab Scientist, R&D Center, Saudi Aramco

Research Interests

High quality experimental data is essential to validate and improve existing chemical kinetics models and in general combustion models. My research emphasis is to produce this high quality data especially for practical (engines, turbines) conditions which will help to improve both engine/turbine designs and combustion kinetics models.

Shock Tube is ideal for studying combustion kinetics as it provides near constant volume conditions and decouples the complex combustion phenomenon from other affects so that the combustion process can be studied with least uncertainties.

Laser diagnostics provides the essential non-intrusive experimental techniques to study the combustion process quantitatively.

I am also interested in fuel tailoring for future high pressure low temperature engines.


  • 2008-2011: BS Automotive Engineering, Politecnico di Torino, ITALY
  • 2011-present: BS to PhD track in Mechanical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology, SAUDI ARABIA


  • ‚Äč2008-2011: INIA project scholarship sponsored by Fiat &  Politecnico di Torino
  • 2011-present: KAUST scholarship

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Kinetics and Laser Diagnostics Laboratory‚Äč