Ahmed F. Ghoniem is the Ronald C. Crane Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He is the principal investigator and director of research of the Center of Excellence in Energy.director of the Center for Energy and Propulsion Research and the Reacting Gas Dynamics Laboratory at MIT
He received his B.Sc. and M.Sc.degree from Cairo University,and Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley. His research covers clean energy and combustion with focus on CO2 capture, renewable energy and alternative fuels, and computational engineering.
He has supervised more than 130 M.Sc., Ph.D. and post-doctoral students, published more than 500 refereed articles in leading journals and conferences, lectured extensively around the World,and consulted for the aerospace, automotive and energy industry. He is Fellow of ASME and APS, and the Combustion Institute and associate fellow of AIAA. Among his awards are the KAUST Investigator Award, the ASME James Harry Potter Gold Medal, and the AIAA Propellant and Combustion Award.