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CCRC Ph.D. student Rafig Babayev wins best paper award at JSAE

Sep 09, 2019

Rafig Babayev received The Best Paper Award at the 2019 JSAE/SAE Powertrains, Fuels & Lubricants International Meeting organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Kyoto, September 2019. It was awarded for his study on a novel combustion mode, the Isobaric Combustion, which enables internal combustion engines to simultaneously achieve higher efficiency and lower emissions.

Dr. Wesley Boyette wins "The ASPACC Young Investigator Award"

Jul 10, 2019

Congratulations Dr. Wesley Boyette for winning "The ASPACC Young Investigator Award" at the12th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion held in Fukuoka, Japan on July 4, 2019.

Ph.D. student Bogdan Dragos Ilies receives two Romanian awards

May 06, 2019

CCRC Ph.D. student Bogdan Dragos Ilies recently received two awards from the League of Romanian Students Abroad: a special mention in the category 'Romanian students abroad' and the Public Audience Award.

Associate Professor Aamir Farooq wins combustion science award

Apr 14, 2019

CCRC's Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Aamir Farooq has been selected as a co-recipient of the 2019 Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award.

KAUST Professor Hong Im elected as Fellow of the Combustion Institute

Apr 03, 2019

CCRC Professor of Mechanical Engineering Hong G. Im was recently elected as a Combustion Institute Fellow for his outstanding contributions to the fundamental understanding of combustion through the amalgamation of theory, numerical methods and high performance computational simulations.

Turbocharging the switch to efficient engines

Mar 27, 2019

A combustion problem that has troubled engine manufacturers since the industry began still plagues the designers of fuel-efficient engines. A team at KAUST’s Clean Combustion Research Center, led by Robert Dibble, focuses on understanding pre-ignition.


A race against time

Feb 07, 2019

Members from the McLaren Group attended the University's 2019 Winter Enrichment Program, speaking about KAUST and McLaren's ongoing extreme performance research partnership

CCRC student Nawaf Alghamdi wins best poster prize at CHEMREACTOR-23

Dec 23, 2018

CCRC student Nawaf Alghamdi won a best poster prize at the recent CHEMREACTOR-23 conference in Belgium in November.

Student Focus: Abdulrahman Abdullah Alkhateeb

Nov 25, 2018

Abdulrahman Alkhateeb is currenly pursing his Ph.D. under the supervision of William Roberts. His research focus is on fuel combustion to examine the possibility of burning hydrogen-bearing materials to run gas turbines to generate electricity.

Putting the squeeze on soot

Nov 11, 2018

Understanding the effect pressure has on soot production during fuel combustion could help reduce polluting emissions.

Alumni Focus: Maram Al-Malki

Oct 22, 2018

Maram Al-Malki graduated from KAUST in 2017 with a master's degree in chemistry, with her research based at the University's Clean Combustion Research Center. Her ambition did not stop there—she decided to continue on at KAUST as a Ph.D. student at the University's Advanced Membranes & Porous Materials Center.

Glycerol carbonate as a fuel additive for a sustainable future

Oct 10, 2018

A recent study by a group of CCRC researchers have found that glycerol carbonate (GC) has great potential for cleaner combustion as a fuel additive. The resulting paper was published as the cover of Sustainable Energy & Fuels journal.

Pushing the limits of science on the track

Sep 25, 2018

A recently announced five-year research partnership between McLaren Racing and KAUST focuses on R&D and extreme performance technology. The partnership's main objective is to push science and engineering to new limits and improve the performance of the Formula 1 race cars.

KAUST partners with McLaren Racing on R&D

Sep 04, 2018

McLaren Racing and KAUST signed a five-year research and development (R&D) agreement focused on extreme performance technology.

The partnership aims to advance research in the areas of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), machine learning, fuels and lubricants, advanced mathematics and sensors and electronics.

Alumni Focus: Mayadah AlHashem

Aug 16, 2018

Mayadah AlHashem, an MS graduate from the Clean Combustion Research Center currently works as a flow assurance engineer in Saudi Aramco's Upstream Technology Support Division under the Production & Facilities Development Department (P&FDD) in Dhahran.