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 Dr. Awad Bin Saud AlQuaity

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Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office: Building 63, Room 256

Phone: +966 13 860 4976

Fax: +966 13 860 2949 (ME Department)

Email: awad.alquaity[at] 

Website: Personal Page


  • Postdoctoral training, Institute for Combustion Technology, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 03/2017- 07/2018
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia, 2016
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, 2011
  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Warangal, India, 2009

Courses Taught

  • ME 203 Thermodynamics I
  • ME 204 Thermodynamics II
  • ME 316 Thermofluids Laboratory

Research Areas

  • Sustainable Fuels
  • Laser Spectroscopy
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Energy Policy

Representative Publications & Patents

  • Jacobs, Sascha, Malte Döntgen, Alquaity, Awad B.S. Wassja A. Kopp, Leif C. Kröger, Ultan Burke, Heinz Pitsch, Kai Leonhard, Henry J. Curran, and K. Alexander Heufer. "Detailed kinetic modeling of dimethoxymethane. Part II: Experimental and theoretical study of the kinetics and reaction mechanism." Combustion and Flame 205 (2019): 522-533.
  • Chen, Bingjie, Haoyi Wang, Zhandong Wang, Jie Han, Alquaity, Awad B.S., Heng Wang, Nils Hansen, and S. Mani Sarathy. "Ion chemistry in premixed rich methane flames." Combustion and Flame 202 (2019): 208-218.
  • Alquaity, Awad B.S., K. C. Utsav, Alber Popov, and Aamir Farooq. "Detection of shock-heated hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) by off-axis cavity-enhanced absorption spectroscopy (OA-CEAS)." Applied Physics B 123, no. 12 (2017): 280.
  • Alquaity, Awad BS, Bingjie Chen, Jie Han, Hatem Selim, Memdouh Belhi, Yasin Karakaya, Tina Kasper, S. Mani Sarathy, Fabrizio Bisetti, and Aamir Farooq. "New insights into methane-oxygen ion chemistry." Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 36, no. 1 (2017): 1213-1221.
  • Alquaity, Awad BS, Binod Raj Giri, John MH Lo, and Aamir Farooq. "High-Temperature Experimental and Theoretical Study of the Unimolecular Dissociation of 1, 3, 5-Trioxane." The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 119, no. 25 (2015): 6594-6601.
  • Alquaity, Awad BS, Et-touhami Es-sebbar, and Aamir Farooq. "Sensitive and ultra-fast species detection using pulsed cavity ringdown spectroscopy." Optics express 23, no. 6 (2015): 7217-7226.
  • Alquaity, Awad BS, Salem A. Al-Dini, and Syed M. Zubair. "Effectiveness-NTU relations for parallel flow heat exchangers: The effect of kinetic energy variation and heat leak from outside." International Journal of Refrigeration 36, no. 5 (2013): 1557-1569.
  • Alquaity, Awad BS, Salem A. Al-Dini, Evelyn N. Wang, and Bekir S. Yilbas. "Numerical investigation of liquid flow with phase change nanoparticles in microchannels." International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow 38 (2012): 159-167
  • Alquaity, Awad Bin Saud, and Aamir Farooq. "Cavity ring-down spectroscopic stem and method." U.S. Patent 9,606,093, issued March 28, 2017.