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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.

Solar fuels working well under pressure

Aug 12, 2018

Computer analysis aids the formulation of methanol-based renewable fuels that can operate under compression ignition conditions.

Renewables could drastically cut tailpipe emissions

Aug 05, 2018

Ethanol and related gasoline replacement fuels produce fewer smog-causing chemicals.

Alumni Focus: Samah Mohamed, Ph.D. 2018 - chemical engineering

Aug 05, 2018

Samah Mohamed obtained her Ph.D. in chemical engineering (specializing in the field of combustion) from KAUST in 2018. Her ambition for higher education led her to travel the world in search of new opportunities. Scientific research and teaching are her greatest passions, so she has always sought to seize any opportunity available to her.

Fueling the future

Jul 24, 2018

Just four years after its official inauguration, the KAUST Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) has established itself as a leading global hub for combustion research. In a rapidly changing economic and energy landscape, the CCRC has settled into a unique role—the development of expertise on how fuels and combustion can be more efficient, clean and economical.

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.