Nour Elsagan

Roles and responsibilities

A research officer in the fire safety unit. My research includes numerical modelling of fire scenarios and experimental fire chemistry and toxicity.


Current research and/or projects

- Mitigating the impact of wildfire smoke on health.

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

- Fire safety of electric vehicles in enclosures.

Research and/or project statements

- Contributor to a large project to evaluate resilience of communities and structures from the threat of wildfires and develop a National Guide for Wildland-Urban Interface fires as part of a research and development initiative with Infrastructure Canada to study climate-resilience of buildings and core public infrastructure.

- Contributor to a guide for the use of water mist technologies in mass timber residential building

- Technical lead in mitigating the impact of wildfire smoke on health and developing a policy brief on best practices during wildfire smoke events.


- 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


  • 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
Other(s): French, Arabic


Energy, Health, Indoor Air, Sciences, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering