Dr. Saumitra Saxena

Research Scientist


Dr. 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 carbon footprint reduction through technological innovations and applications of hydrogen and ammonia in the power and energy sector. He is the editor of the upcoming book, “The Hydrogen economy and Saudi Arabia,” soon to be jointly published by KAUST and KAPSARC.