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> Positions available

As of August 2014, positions for MS/PhD students and postdoctoral fellows are available in the subject areas below.

    • Modeling of turbulent mixing & turbulent combustion. Direct numerical simulation (DNS) and large-eddy simulation (LES) of turbulent mixing in isothermal shear flows and turbulent combustion, with emphasis on nonpremixed and partially premixed combustion.

    • Experiments in aerosols & fluid mechanics. Aerosol formation in laminar flows, self-similarity in stagnation flows, aerosol formation and growth by saturation induced by turbulent mixing in a round jet.

    • Modeling of soot & aerosol formation. Soot formation in turbulent & laminar flames, condensation of aerosol particles in laminar and turbulent flows, and stochastic reactors for population balance equations.

    • Modeling of electric-field assisted combustion and flame plasmas. Ion-chemistry, transport properties for ions and electrons, non-thermal effects in flames, two-fluid modeling of weak flame plasmas, combustion control via applied voltage.‚Äč

    • Uncertainty Quantification (UQ) in reactive systems. Global sensitivity analysis, inference of model parameters from experimental data, generation of surrogate models based on polynomial chaos expansions, and optimal experimental design. Applications focus on rate parameters from chemical kinetic reactions relevant to hydrocarbon combustion and shock-tube based measurements.
    If interested, send an email to Prof. Bisetti ( including a cover letter, CV, transcripts (for prospective MS/PhD students only) and a research statement (for postdoc positions).

    > Information for prospective Postdoctoral Fellows.


    If you hold a PhD degree and would like to join us, please send an email to Prof. Bisetti ( directly, including your CV and a cover letter indicating your project of interest.


    > Information for prospective Students.


    1. I'm interested in joining the Reactive Flow Modeling Laboratory; but I have not applied or been admitted yet to KAUST. Should I send you an application?

      No. All students (M.S. and Ph.D. alike) need to be admitted to KAUST prior to being able to join the research group. You can read here about the admissions process. In the admissions cover letter and forms, state your interest in working with Dr. Fabrizio Bisetti. We'll be notified and we will review your application material.


    3. I've been admitted to KAUST. I'd like to learn more about the research done at the Reactive Flow Modeling Laboratory.

      You can find plenty of information in the Research section of this website. Additionally, check out the Publications page for journal and conference articles. Finally, you can take a look above for a list of the available projects. If you still have questions, please contact us or stop by Dr. Bisetti's office (Al-Kindi Building (Bldg. 5), Room 4222, inside the Clean Combustion Research Center).


    5. I decided that I'd like to be involved in the research done at the Reactive Flow Modeling Laboratory and I have been admitted to KAUST. What should I do?

      Please send a CV and cover letter to In your cover letter, please state your interests and indicate any particular project you might be interested in.


    7. Where can I learn more about KAUST?

      You can visit KAUST's main website here.


    9. Where can I learn more about KAUST fields of study and course offerings?

      The fields of study are listed here.


    11. What courses are the most appropriate for conducting research within the Reactive Flow Modeling Laboratory?

      The work done at RFML is by definition interdisciplinary, involving expertise in thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, chemistry, computer science, software engineering, applied math, and numerical methods. Fortunately, KAUST offers courses covering all of those disciplines. Additionally, your academic and research advisors will be helping you in designing your academic curriculum.