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 Dr. Alzahrani, Fahad

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Assistant Professor 

Contact Information


Office:               Bldg 63-Room 110

Phone:              +966-13-860-4062

Fax:                  +966-13-860-2949 (ME Dept)

Email: :   


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, 2019

M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, KFUPM, Dhahran, KSA, 2014

B.Sc., Applied Mechanical Engineering, KFUPM, Dhahran, KSA, 2011


Courses Taught 

  • ME 316: Thermo-Fluid Lab
  • ME 205: Materials Science Lab
  • ME 203: Thermodynamics I 

Research Areas 

  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Particulate Emissions
  • Sprays and Droplet Evaporation Dynamics 

Representative Publications 

  • Alzahrani, F. M., Fatouraie, M., & Sick, V. (2020). Analytical Model for Liquid Film Evaporation on Fuel Injector Tip for the Mitigation of Injector Tip Wetting and the Resulting Particulate Emissions in Gasoline Direct-Injection Engines. International Journal of Engine Research.
  • Medina, M., Alzahrani, F. M., Fatouraie, M., Wooldridge, M. S., & Sick, V. (2020). Mechanisms of fuel injector tip wetting and tip drying based on experimental measurements of engine-out particulate emissions from gasoline direct-injection engines. International Journal of Engine Research, 1468087420916052.
  • Alzahrani, F. M., Sanusi, Y. S., Vogiatzaki, K., Ghoniem, A. F., Habib, M. A., & Mokheimer, E. (2015). Evaluation of the accuracy of selected syngas chemical mechanisms. Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 137(4).
  • Taamallah, S., Vogiatzaki, K., Alzahrani, F. M., Mokheimer, E. M., Habib, M. A., & Ghoniem, A. F. (2015). Fuel flexibility, stability and emissions in premixed hydrogen-rich gas turbine combustion: Technology, fundamentals, and numerical simulations. Applied Energy, 154, 1020-1047.