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Putting gas under pressure

Jul 08, 2018

Predicting and preventing thermoacoustic instabilities remains challenging for the design of a gas turbine. To improve the models used, Deanna Lacoste from KAUST's Clean Combustion Research Center and her colleagues have measured the stability of gas flames at elevated pressure.

Fuel chemistry distilled

Jun 17, 2018

The gasoline and diesel we pump into our vehicles is a complex cocktail that can contain thousands of different chemicals. But look closer at the fuel, and the overwhelming complexity starts to resolve itself, KAUST researchers have shown.

KAUST Combustion Institute Summer School

Jun 07, 2018

During the first week of April, the CCRC hosted the KAUST Combustion Institute Summer School, the first school in the Middle East and North African regions to be sponsored by the Combustion Institute.

KAUST – Boeing collaborative research

Jun 07, 2018

The Clean Combustion Research Center and the Boeing Company have collaborated on research projects since May 2015. The context of these projects is aircraft fire and explosion hazards; and their main objective is to provide a better understanding of the mechanisms involved during these dramatics events.

Student Focus: Nawaf Alghamdi

May 22, 2018

Nawaf Alghamdi describes himself as a chemical engineer who is passionate about science and discovery. Alghamdi, an M.S./Ph.D. chemical engineering student based in the Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) under the supervision of Professors Mani Sarathy and Jorge Gascon, also defines himself as an liberal arts enthusiast who spends a good chunk of his spare time challenging his beliefs and convictions by enriching his knowledge in philosophy, behavioral psychology and anthropology.

Dr. Samah Mohamed : CCRC's first female Ph.D. Graduate

May 03, 2018

Congratulations Dr. Samah Mohamed on becoming the first female Ph.D. Graduate from the Clean Combustion Research Center!

Accelerating the combustion conversation

Apr 10, 2018

Experts in the field of combustion research gathered on campus for the recent KAUST Combustion in Extreme Conditions research conference. The event, which was held from March 5 to 8 and was hosted by the Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC), focused on the area of combustion under extreme conditions in relation to modern combustion engines.

Potential for a cleaner blend of fuel

Mar 18, 2018

A technique modeling the combustion characteristics of gasoline blended with biofuels for cleaner and more efficient fuels.

CCRC hosts Clean Combustion Winter School

Feb 22, 2018


On 28 January 2018, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology opened its doors to the brightest engineering and chemistry students worldwide for the first-ever Clean Combustion Winter School (CCWS). Fifteen of the best international engineering students were selected from over 200 applications.

Nawaf Alghamdi wins GPURC Grant

Feb 13, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Nawaf Alghamdi is the first graduate student selected for the GPURC grant awarded by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)!

Andrew R. Maloney wins the Individual Lab Safety Award 2017

Feb 07, 2018

Congratulations Andrew R. Maloney on winning the Individual Lab Safety Award organized by the Health, Safety and Environment Department (HSE) at KAUST. Andrew, who is the Lab Manager at the CCRC, building 7 labs, has always given utmost importance to safety protocols and certainly deserves this recognition.