Saumitra Saxena is a research scientist at the Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) at KAUST, Saudi Arabia. Saxena has over 20 years of experience in academia and industry in diverse global organizations. Previously, he worked as a combustion and pollutant chemistry expert for General Electric Global Research (GRC). Saxena holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Before joining GE, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Energy and Environmental Engineering Division at the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI). His research emphasizes (1) carbon footprint reduction through technological innovations and applications of hydrogen and ammonia in the power and industrial sector; (2) Low-emission combustion technologies for gas turbines and reciprocating engines (3) Economic utilization of plastic waste and bottom of the barrel fuels like vacuum residues and heavy fuel oil via gasification. He is the technology editor of the upcoming book, “The Hydrogen economy and Saudi Arabia,” soon to be jointly published by KAUST and KAPSARC.

Dr. Saumitra Saxena

Research Scientist, Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC), KAUST


Day 1 | 14 May 2023 | Panel discussion: Upscaling innovative recycling technologies