Mohamed Anwar Ismail

PhD Students
​Ph.D. Student

Research Interests

The effect of fuel additives, bio-fuel blends, and engine conditions on the soot characteristics. These characteristics contain the kinetics of the soot and its ability to be oxidized inside the diesel particulate filter (DPF). The nano-structure of the raw soot and how it changes during oxidation. Also interested in the effect of thermal aging on the soot characteristics and flame synthesis of nanomaterials

Selected Publications

  • Mohamed A. Ismail, Nasir K. Memon, Morkous  S. Mansour, Dalaver H. Anjum, and Suk Ho Chung, Curved wall-jet burner for synthesizing titania and silica nanoparticles, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 2014, PROCI-D-13-00362.
  • Mohamed A. Ismail, and Suk Ho Chung, Thermal fragmentation and deactivation of combustion-generated soot particles, Combustion and Flame (2014).
  • M.R. Shaalan, H.A. El Salmawy, and M. Anwar Ismail, Prediction of Flow and Combustion Characteristics for a Gas Turbine Combustor Burning Low Heating Value Fuel, Proc. ASME. Vol.2 (2010), ASME paper GT2010-22156.
  • Mohamed A. Ismail, K. Al-Qurashi, L. Li, and S.H. Chung, Effect of MTBE-Blend on Diesel Soot Reactivity and Nanostructure, 9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion, Gyeongju Hilton, Gyeongju, Korea, 19-22 May 2013.
  • Mohamed A. Ismail, Dalaver H. Anjum, Suk Ho Chung, One-Step Combustion Synthesis of Carbon-Coated Nanoparticles using Multiple-Diffusion Flames, 8th U. S. National Combustion Meeting, the University of Utah, USA, May 19-22, 2013.


  • ​2011- present: PhD student, KAUST, Saudi Arabia.
  • 2010: Master student, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Egypt.
  • 1994-1999: Undergraduate student, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Egypt.

Professional Profile

  • 2010-2011: Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Egypt.
  • 2001-2010: Demonstrator and Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Engineering, Zagazig University, Egypt.

KAUST Affiliations

​PSE division, Mechanical Engineering, Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC), Prof. Chung’s group.​

Non-KAUST Affiliations