Jihad Badra is the Engine Combustion Team leader in the Transport Technologies Research and Development Division at Saudi Aramco. He joined Saudi Aramco in 2014 after working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Clean Combustion Research Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Dr. Badra’s research interest is in developing and optimizing internal combustion engine technologies with decreased net environmental impact. Dr. Badra’s current focus is on Artificial Intelligence (AI), fuel formulation for advanced engines and engine modelling using computational fluid dynamics. Dr. Badra’s has more than 80 peer-reviewed papers.
Dr. Badra’s received his BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Balamand, Lebanon and MASc and PhD degrees in Combustion Research in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia.