Awad Alquaity is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM). He holds an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from KFUPM (2011) and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from KAUST (2016), where he was part of the Clean Combustion Research Center. At KAUST, his research focused primarily on developing and using sensitive laser sensors and mass spectrometers to investigate the combustion chemistry of fuels in different fundamental combustion reactors. Dr. Alquaity worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Combustion Technology at RWTH Aachen University in Germany before joining KFUPM in September 2019. At Aachen University, he performed simulations and experiments to investigate the combustion chemistry of novel sustainable fuels as part of a larger effort to identify future fuels for the German market. He has co-authored more than 20 international journal publications, 2 book chapters and was granted a US patent for his work on sensitive laser sensor development. He works in the areas of combustion, heat transfer, spectroscopy, and multiphase flow.