Nour Elsagan


Roles and responsibilities

I am a research associate in the fire safety unit.

My main role is conducting computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and kinetic modelling of fire scenarios

Current research and/or projects

- Modelling of water mist suppression systems in timber wood buildings

- Modelling of wildland-urban interface (WUI) fire scenarios

- Investigating the performance of air-treatment technologies against smoke from wildfires.


- PhD Chemical and Biological engineering, King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST), 2018

- M.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Alexandria University-Egypt, 2013

- B.Sc. Chemical Engineering, Alexandria University-Egypt, 2010

Professional activities/interests

  • Fire modelling
  • Kinetic modelling
  • Fuels
  • Engines
  • CFD


  • Outstanding poster presentation, International Gas Kinetics Conference, York, United Kingdom, 2016.
  • KAUST graduate student fellowship, 2014.
  • Certificate of honor, for the excellent academic performance during 5 years of undergraduate studies, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt, 2010.

Key publications

  • Atef, N. et al.,  “A Comprehensive Iso-octane Combustion Model with Improved Thermochemistry and Chemical kinetics”, Combustion and Flame, Volume 178, 2017, Pages 111-134.
  • Atef, N. et al., “Numerical investigation of injector geometry effects on fuel stratification in a GCI engine”, Fuel, Volume 214, 2018, Pages 580-589.

Previous work experience

- Lecturer Assistant, Alexandria university-Egypt

November 2013- August 2014

- Demonstrator, Alexandria university-Egypt

May 2011- November 2013

Nour Elsagan

Nour Elsagan

Assistant Research Officer
1200 Montreal Road
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0R6
Preferred language: English


Energy, Fossil Fuels, Engines, Crude Oil, Forests, Wildlife, Safety and Security, Chemical