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  • Ph.D. Defense | Rafig Babayev

    Dec 14 2020 01:00 PM - Dec 14 2020 02:00 PM Rafig Babayev earned his Bachelor's degree in 2016 from the Qafqaz University in Baku, Azerbaijan. He then joined the MS/PhD program at KAUST in Mechanical Engineering with Prof. Bengt Johansson.
  • Ph.D. Defense | Sally L. Homsy

    Nov 30 2020 04:00 PM - Nov 30 2020 05:00 PM Global decarbonization requires addressing local challenges and advancing appropriate technologies. The overarching objective of this project is the investigation of appropriate carbon capture technologies for CO2 capture from heavy fuel oil (HFO) fired power plants, common locally.
  • Ph.D. Defense | Prabhu Selvaraj

    Nov 10 2020 04:00 PM - Nov 10 2020 05:00 PM Prabhu Selvaraj is a Ph.D. candidate in the Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST. He earned his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Anna University Chennai, India in 2006 and master's degree in Internal Combustion Engineering from the same university in 2010.
  • PhD Defense | Abdullah AlRamadan

    Aug 27 2020 03:00 PM - Aug 27 2020 04:00 PM
    Abdullah received his B.Eng. degree in Mechanical Engineering on August 2013 from University College London, United Kingdom. After spending three years with Saudi Aramco Research & Development Center, he received a scholarship opportunity from Saudi Aramco to seek Master's and Ph.D. degrees at KAUST in the Fall of 2016.
  • Ph.D. Defense | Jianguo Du

    Jul 29 2020 03:00 PM - Jul 29 2020 04:30 PM
    Jianguo Du received his Master degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2014 from University of Science and Technology of China. After that, he joined KAUST as a Ph.D. student with Professor Roberts in 2014. His interests are spray characterization and combustion.
  • Ph.D. Defense | Ariff Magdoom Mahuthannan

    Jul 09 2020 01:30 PM - Jul 09 2020 03:30 PM Ariff Magdoom Mahuthannan is from India. Ariff received his Bachelor degree in the Department of Aerospace Engineering in 2010 from Anna university. He received a Master of Engineering in the department of mechanical engineering (Lean Manufacturing) from Anna University, in 2012.
  • Ph.D. Defense | Anthony Bennett

    Jun 25 2020 04:00 PM - Jun 25 2020 05:00 PM Soot from combustion emissions has a negative impact on human health and the environment. Understanding and controlling soot formation is desirable to reduce this negative impact, especially as energy demands continue to increase. In this work, a range of fundamental combustion experiments are performed to better understand the soot formation process, and to develop diagnostics for measuring soot properties.
  • Ph.D. Defense | Gustav Nyrenstedt

    May 20 2020 03:00 PM - May 20 2020 04:30 PM ​Gustav has been a Ph.D. student in Prof. Bengt Johansson's group at KAUST since August 2016. He started his Ph.D. studies right after receiving his Master's degree from Lund University in June 2016. Gustav has received several awards for his presentations such as the Society of Automotive Engineering Excellence in Oral Presentation award in 2019. Furthermore, Gustav was the Vice President of the KAUST Graduate Student Council in 2018 as well as the founder of the KAUST PSE Student Senate in 2020.
  • Ph.D. Defense | Francesco Di Sabatino

    Apr 16 2020 02:30 PM - Apr 16 2020 04:00 PM Gas turbine engines are an efficient and flexible way of generating electrical power or propelling aircraft. More stringent regulations on pollutant emissions have been imposed to these engines throughout the years, especially in terms of nitrogen oxides (NOx).
  • Ph.D. Defense | Vijai Shankar Bhavani Shankar

    Nov 07 2019 02:00 PM - Nov 07 2019 03:00 PM Vijai Shankar is a Ph.D. student in the Clean Combustion Research Center. Vijai received his B. Tech in Automotive Engineering from SRM University in India, and his M.Sc. in Aerodynamics and Aerostructures form the University of Sheffield in United Kingdom. He has published 14 peer-reviewed papers in the field of combustion engines and fuels.
  • PhD Defense by Abdul Gani Abdul Jameel

    Mar 13 2019 03:00 PM - Mar 13 2019 04:00 PM Abdul Gani Abdul Jameel, Ph.D. student, supervised by Prof. Mani Sarathy presents his Ph.D. dissertation titled 'A functional group approach for predicting fuel properties'.
  • PhD Defense by Bingjie Chen

    Mar 12 2019 10:00 AM - Mar 12 2019 11:00 AM Bingjie Chen, Ph.D. student, supervised by Prof. Mani Sarathy presents his Ph.D. dissertation titled 'Gasoline combustion chemistry in jet stirred reactor'.
  • Autoignition of Gasoline in Engines: Friend and Foe

    Nov 29 2018 04:00 PM - Nov 29 2018 05:00 PM A talk by David Vuilleumier of the Sandia National Laboratories on their recent research on gasoline autoignition in both stoichiometric and lean-burn spark-ignited engines.
  • Ph.D. Defense | Mohammed Jaasim Mubarak Ali

    Jul 23 2018 04:00 PM - Jul 23 2018 05:00 PM Mohammed Jaasim received his Bachelor degree in Aeronautical Engineering on May 2010 from the Anna University, India. On September 2010 he started his Master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering at Anna University and graduated in May 2013. He started his PhD at KAUST with Prof. Hong G. Im as his supervisor in March 2014 in Clean Combustion research Center (CCRC).
  • Ph.D. Defense | Ahfaz Ahmed

    Jul 12 2018 03:30 PM - Jul 12 2018 04:30 PM Ahfaz Joined KAUST in fall 2013, before that he worked as an diesel engines development manager at Engineering Research Center, Tata Motors ltd at Pune, India from 2010-2013. In 2010 Ahfaz graduated from IIT Bombay, Mumbai with masters and in 2008 with bachelors from Bhilai Institute of Technology at Durg.
  • Ph.D. Defense | Stefano Luca

    Jun 27 2018 08:00 AM - Jun 27 2018 09:00 AM Stefano Luca joined KAUST for Ph.D. in 2014. He has been conducting research under the guidance of Prof. Fabrizio Bisetti since. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2010 and his Master's Degree in Space Engineering in 2013 from “La Sapienza”, University of Rome in Italy.
  • Ph.D. Defense by Nour Atef

    Jun 05 2018 03:00 PM - Jun 05 2018 04:00 PM Join us in supporting Nour Atef as she presents her Ph.D. defense titled "Numerically investigating the effects of gasoline surrogate physical and chemical properties in a gasoline compression ignition (GCI) engine".
  • Ph.D. Defense by Samah Mohamed

    May 03 2018 10:00 AM - May 03 2018 11:00 AM Join us in supporting Samah Mohamed as she presents her Ph.D. defense titled "Simulating Low Temperature Combustion: Thermochemistry, Computational Kinetics and Detailed Reaction Mechanisms".
  • Combustion Institute-Summer School

    Apr 01 2018 08:00 AM - Apr 07 2018 08:00 PM ​​The KAUST Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) will host a Combustion Institute-Summer School (CI-SS) from 1 to 7 April, 2018 to increase the visibility of combustion science to young scientists.
  • KAUST Research conference on Combustion in Extreme Conditions, 2018

    Mar 05 2018 08:00 AM - Mar 08 2018 05:00 PM Delegates from academia, government laboratories and industry are invited to attend the 2018 conference on Combustion in Extreme Conditions hosted and organized by the Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) at KAUST.
  • PhD Defense by Hafiz M. Amin

    Jan 31 2018 05:00 PM - Jan 31 2018 06:00 PM Join Hafiz M. Amin as he presents his Ph.D. defense titled "Investigating Soot Morphology in Counterflow Flames at Elevated Pressures".
  • Clean Combustion Winter School, 2018

    Jan 28 2018 08:00 AM - Feb 15 2018 05:00 PM ​On 28 January, 2018, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology will open the doors of the Clean Combustion Research Center to the brightest engineering and chemistry students worldwide for the first "Clean Combustion Winter School". Students passionate about climate change and energy sustainability will learn about the key role of combustion for a cleaner future and how to turn their passion into action.
  • Seminar by Dr. Yuri M. Wright on Combustion modelling in IC engines​

    Sep 27 2017 03:00 PM - Sep 27 2017 04:00 PM The Clean Combustion Research Center hosted a seminar on “Combustion modelling in IC engines and engine-like test rigs using Conditional Moment Closure” by Dr. Yuri M. Wright on the 27 Sept, 2017. Conditional Moment Closure (CMC) is among a variety of methods which have emerged in combustion research that allow for the inclusion of finite rate chemistry in practical calculations of turbulent reactive flows, incorporating also effects of spatial transport and turbulence-chemistry interaction.
  • On the Chemical Kinetics of Complex Systems

    Sep 26 2017 12:00 PM - Sep 26 2017 01:00 PM Join us for a seminar "On the Chemical Kinetics of Complex Systems" by Prof. Mani Sarathy, Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and Associate Director of the Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC). The seminar will be held at Building 9, Level 2, Room 2325 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.
  • Interaction of non-thermal air plasma discharges with water for bio-decontamination and bio-medical effects

    May 17 2017 04:00 PM - May 17 2017 05:00 PM ​A Seminar by Prof. Zdenko Machala from Comenius University on the interaction of non-thermal air plasma with water which lead to the formation of reactive oxygen and nitogen species (RONS) that are accompanied by chemical changes (acidification) and antimicrobial and bio-relevant effects in the plasma activated water (PAW) was held on Wednesday.
  • Gas-phase autoxidation of endocyclic alkenes as a direct source of organic highly oxidized material

    May 17 2017 03:00 PM - May 17 2017 04:00 PM A Seminar on 'Gas-phase autoxidation of endocyclic alkenes as a direct source of organic highly oxidized material' by Matti P. Rissanen, University of Helsinki was hosted by Prof. Mani Sarathy on Wednesday.
  • Observing the atmosphere: a holistic approach

    May 16 2017 02:30 PM - May 16 2017 03:30 PM Seminar on 'Observing the atmosphere: a holistic approach' by Mikeal Ehn, University of Helsinki was hosted by Prof. Mani Sarathy on Tuesday.
  • CCRC Lunchtime Seminar

    May 16 2017 12:00 PM - May 16 2017 01:00 PM Join us today for the CCRC lunchtime seminar on "Spray characterization of a hollow cone injector used in gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine" by Jianguo Du.
  • Towards Lean Combustion: The Influence of Rich-Lean Strategies and The Problem of Thermoacoustics

    May 10 2017 04:00 PM - May 10 2017 05:00 PM Prof. Edgar C. Fernandes from the University of Lisbon presented a seminar on the The Influence of Rich-Lean Strategies and The Problem of Thermoacoustics on 10 May 2017.
  • Plasmas in and in contact with liquids: principles and applications

    Oct 04 2016 12:00 PM - Oct 04 2016 01:00 PM On Tuesday, October 4 2016, CCRC hosted a seminar titled "Plasmas in and in contact with liquids: principles and applications" by Prof. Peter J. Bruggeman, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota.
  • Knock intensity, superknock and preignition in SI engines

    Aug 23 2016 03:00 PM - Aug 23 2016 04:30 PM Seminar titled Knock intensity, superknock and preignition in SI engines by Dr. Gautam Kalghatgi from Saudi Aramco.
  • Flame spread over electrical wire with applied AC electric fields

    Mar 31 2016 03:00 PM - Mar 31 2016 04:00 PM On Thursday, March 31, the center hosted a seminar by Prof. Jeong Park titled 'Flame spread over electrical wire with applied AC electric fields'
  • Introduction to Wartsila and large bore engines

    Mar 28 2016 10:30 AM - Mar 28 2016 11:30 AM CCRC hosted a seminar on an 'Introduction to Wärtsilä and large bore engines' by Jari Hyvönen, Technical Manager at Wärtsilä, Finland on Monday, March 28th.
  • Sci-Café: Fighting the Villainous Superknock

    Nov 10 2015 05:30 PM - Nov 10 2015 07:00 PM The Sci-Café, which is a lively and interactive discussion forum between KAUST scientists and community members, helping to highlight different research areas here at KAUST focused on the Clean Combustion Research Center for the month of November.
  • Seminar by Prof. Indrek S. Wichman

    Nov 10 2015 12:00 PM - Nov 10 2015 01:00 PM CCRC seminar on "The Tulip Flame in the TJI Engine: Pre-Chamber Influence of Flame Propagation on in-Cylinder Turbulent Jet Combustion" by Prof. Indrek S. Wichman was held on Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015.
  • Seminar by Prof. Jonas Moeck

    Aug 26 2015 02:00 PM - Aug 26 2015 03:00 AM On Wednesday, 26 August 2015, a seminar on the 'Thermoacoustic Instabilities in Annular Combustion Chambers: Linear and Non-Linear Phenomena' by Prof. Jonas Moeck was hosted at the Clean Combustion Research Center.
  • Towards 60% fuel efficient engine

    Aug 23 2015 10:30 AM - Aug 23 2015 12:00 PM CCRC organized a seminar titled 'Towards 60% Fuel Efficient Engine' by Prof. Bengt Johansson on Sunday, August 23, 2015.
  • Seminar by Prof. Ruey-Hung Chen

    Jun 29 2015 03:00 PM - Jun 29 2015 04:00 AM A seminar on 'Combustion of Gaseous Fuels and Nanofluid Droplets' by Prof. Ruey-Hung Chen was organized by the Clean Combustion Research Center on Monday, June 29, 2015.
  • Seminar by Prof. Anthony M. Dean

    May 18 2015 02:00 PM - May 18 2015 03:00 PM On May 18, 2015, CCRC organized a seminar by Prof. Anthony M. Dean on "Development and Applications of Detailed Kinetic Mechanisms".
  • Seminar on Microgravity Environment and Jet Flames

    May 13 2015 03:00 PM - May 13 2015 04:00 PM CCRC organized a seminar by Dr. Suk Ho Chung on the topic "Microgravity Environment and Jet Flames" on May 13, 2015, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at building 5, level 5, room no: 5209.
  • Seminar by Dr. Suk Ho Chung

    Apr 13 2015 03:00 PM - Apr 13 2015 04:00 PM A seminar was organized by CCRC on “Laser-induced multi-point ignition for enabling high-performance engines” by Dr. Suk Ho Chung.
  • Seminar by Dr. Andrea Donini

    Apr 13 2015 01:00 PM - Apr 13 2015 02:00 PM On Mon 13, April, CCRC hosted a seminar by Dr. Andrea Donini on “Development, Implementation and Validation of the FGM Technique for Stationary Gas Turbine Applications”.
  • Seminar on Molecular Network

    Apr 13 2015 12:00 PM - Apr 13 2015 01:00 PM CCRC organized a Mechanical Engineering seminar on “Molecular Network” by by Prof. Bela Viskolcz, Professor of Chemistry, University of Szeged at lecture hall 1, building 9 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.
  • HpHRc Workshop Update: Day Three

    Mar 26 2015 08:00 AM - Mar 26 2015 09:00 PM The third and final day of the HpHRc workshop had three sessions: DNS of Turbulent Combustion, Simulation and Modeling and Experiments and Kinetics. Click here to read more.
  • HpHRc Workshop Update: Day Two

    Mar 25 2015 08:00 AM - Mar 25 2015 09:00 PM The sessions on the second day were on the topic Diagnostics. Emminent professors like Marcus Aldén, Robert P. Lucht, Noel T. Clemens, Jeffrey A. Sutton and Andreas Dreizler Spoke today.
  • HpHRc Workshop Update: Day One

    Mar 24 2015 08:00 AM - Mar 24 2015 09:00 PM The first day of the workshop had two sessions, the first session was on LES Applications and the second session was on High-Pressure Rigs. It also had lab visits and a poster session. Click here to read more
  • HpHrc Workshop Update: Welcome Reception

    Mar 23 2015 07:00 PM - Mar 23 2015 09:00 PM The invited speakers and researchers for the HpHrc workshop enjoyed a light dinner and welcome reception yesterday, at the campus library, level 2, sea view area.
  • Seminar by Dr. Micheal E. Mueller

    Mar 22 2015 03:00 PM - Mar 22 2015 04:00 PM On Sunday, March, 2015, the Clean Combustion Research Center organized a seminar on “Large Eddy Simulation of “Multi-Physics” Turbulent Nonpremixed Combustion” by Dr. Micheal E. Mueller, Princeton University.
  • Seminar on Soot Formation in Diffusion and OM Issues in Advanced Engines by Dr. Suk Ho Chung

    Mar 19 2015 03:00 PM - Mar 19 2015 05:00 PM On Thursday, March 19, CCRC organized a seminar by its own Named Professor, Dr. Suk Ho Chung. The seminar, which was titled “Soot Formation in Diffusion Flames and PM issues in Advanced Engines”, was held from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the lecture hall, Al Kindi building, level 5.
  • Seminar by Dr. Gautham Kalghati

    Mar 15 2015 03:00 PM - Mar 15 2015 12:00 AM The Clean Combustion Research Center organized a seminar on “A Simple Method to Predict Knock Using Toluene, n-Heptane and Iso-Octane blends (TPRF) as Gasoline Surrogates” by Dr. Gautham Kalghati.
  • Scientific Advisory Board Visit, March 2015

    Mar 15 2015 08:00 AM - Mar 16 2015 05:00 PM The annual Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) visit for this year took place on the 15th and 16th of March. The esteemed panel of five very accomplished combustion scientists, organized by Vice President of Research Prof. Jean M.J. Fréchet, evaluated the center’s performance and promise.
  • Seminar by Prof. Avinash Agarwal

    Mar 01 2015 04:00 PM - Mar 01 2015 05:00 PM The Clean Combustion Research Center organized a seminar by Prof. Avinash Agarwal on the ‘Contribution of Engine Research Laboratory to Internal Combustion Engine Science and Technology : Journey from 2001-15’.
  • Seminar on Molecular Tagging Velocimetry for Gas and Combustion Fluid Flows

    Mar 01 2015 02:00 PM - Mar 01 2015 03:00 PM Dr. Robert Pitz, Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, spoke at the seminar organized by CCRC. Prof. Pitz described a new method for non- intrusive molecular velocity measurement called ‘Hydrogel Tagging Velocimetry’ (HTV).
  • Clean Combustion Research Center Inauguration and Workshop

    Feb 17 2014 08:00 AM - Feb 19 2014 08:00 PM The Clean Combustion Research Center was officially inaugurated with all its laboratory facilities commissioned for operation on February 17, 2014. It coincided with the workshop that was held 17 to 19 February, where global experts in the area of clean combustion science and technology gathered to showcase the current state-of-the-art technologies and researches in the combustion field.