Louis Sileghem


Welcome to the website of Louis Sileghem. On this website, you can find an overview of my Ph.D. research, information about the department and a link to my publications.

I presented my research during my public PhD defense on July 2, 2015 and I got awarded the degree of doctor in electromechanical engineering. You can download my PhD here: Electronic copy of PhD-Louis_Sileghem

Contact information

Louis Sileghem
Ph.D. student

Department of Flow, Heat and Combustion Mechanics
Transport Technology research group
Faculty of Engineering
Ghent University

Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41
B-9000 Gent, Belgium
T: +32 9 264 33 02
F: +32 9 264 35 90
M: Louis.Sileghem@UGent.be


M.Sc. in June 2011 at Ghent University.

Master thesis: " Methanol as a Fuel for Modern Spark-Ignition Engines: Efficiency Study." (summary)

Further details about my education can be found in my cv.


  • Forbes Magazine about methanol as transportation fuel. (LINK)
  • Geely Automotive deploys methanol-fuelled taxi fleet in Guiyang. (LINK)
  • Methanol takes on LNG for future marine fuels. (LINK)
  • Icelandic Methanol Plant Triples Production. (LINK)
  • Qatar launches $80mn carbon recovery plant. (LINK)
  • A project called MethaShip studies new generation of methanol-powered passenger ships. Methaship (p.20-21)
  • Carbon Recycling International implements power-to-fuel technology in Germany (LINK)
  • Link to the videos and presentations from the 2014 Methanol Policy Forum in Washington, DC bringing together industry leaders, energy policy experts, executive branch officials, Members of Congress, academics and the media to share information about methanol's potential as a liquid transportation fuel: 2014 Methanol Policy Forum
  • Refueling the Future with Alcohol Fuels - TEDx
  • GEM (gasoline, ethanol and methanol) fuels in the Junior WRC
  • GEM fuel in Australia
  • Could the "methanol economy" power the post-fossil fuel era? (9 dec 2013)
  • The History of Methanol (24 jan 2014)
  • Volvo DME project in North America
  • Stena Line methanol project