Shakeel Ahmad

Postdoctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral fellow

Research Interests

Ahmad's current research interests mainly include radiative cooling, water harvesting, thermal management, heat transfer, and machine learning.

Selected Publications

  • Shedding of a condensing droplet from beetle-inspired bumps. S Ahmad, H Tang, H Yao. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 141, 1087-1096 (2019).
  • Molecular dynamics simulations of nanoscale boiling on mesh-covered surfaces. S Ahmad, W Deng, H Liu, SA Khan, J Chen, J Zhao. Applied Thermal Engineering 195, 117183, (2021).
  • A novel strategy of thermal management system for battery energy storage system based on supercritical CO2. SA Khan, S Ahmad, KT Lau, K Dong, HE Sihong, H Liu, J Zhao. Energy Conversion and Management 277, 116676 (2023).


  • Ph.D., The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 2019
  • MS., Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, 2015

KAUST Affiliations

  • Water Desalination and Reuse Center (WDRC)
  • Physical Science and Engineering Division (PSE)​​

Research Interests Keywords

Water harvesting Thermal management Radiative cooling Heat transfer Machine learning