27 March, 2022KAUST researchers partner with McLaren Racing to boost F1 car
KAUST and McLaren Racing have partnered to develop research and development projects to improve on-track performance and develop the team’s sustainability and diversity through STEM.
24 March, 2022Insectum led by Prof. Mani Sarathy among the top 5 at the $1 Million Omnipreneurship Awards Sustainability Challenge
Tanmiah Food Company (TFC) together with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture and Al-Dabbagh Group launches a grand challenge seeking new uses and processing technologies for the waste generated by their farms.
15 February, 2022What we knew about water was right after all
Hydrogen peroxide only forms in the presence of ozone in water microdroplets.
A comprehensive investigation by KAUST researchers sets the record straight on the formation of hydrogen peroxide in micrometre-sized water droplets, or microdroplets, and shows that ozone is the key to this transformation
25 August, 2021CCRC Hosts KAUST Research Conference - Near ZeroCarbon Combustion Technology, 2021
The Clean Combustion Research Center hosted the first-ever hybrid conference on ‘Near Zero-Carbon Combustion Technology’ from 21-23, June 2021. With more than 700 registered online participants, the conference showcased talks from 30 experts from academia, government laboratories, and industry.
06 October, 2021Prof. Robert Dibble becomes Professor Emeritus
Towards the end of 2019, we said goodbye to Prof. Robert Dibble, who worked with the CCRC as a Full Professor of Mechanical Engineering since 2014. Now as a Professor Emeritus, he still provides support and guidance to the CCRC researchers and students. We caught up with him recently and here is what he shared.
21 November, 2021Congratulations to Prof. Thibault Guiberti for receiving "Best Presentation Award for Young Researcher"!
Dr. Thibault Guiberti, Assistant Research Professor at CCRC received the Best Presentation Award for Young Researcher at the 18th International Conference on Flow Dynamics that was held on October 27-29th, 2021 in Sendai, Japan.
28 October, 2021Congratulations to Prof. Thibault Guiberti and Prof. William Roberts and their co-authors for receiving 2020 Gaydon Award!
Congratulations to Prof. William Roberts and Prof. Thibault Guiberti and their co-authors for receiving 2020 Gaydon Award!
Combustion Institute (British Section) selected the paper “On the bi-stable nature of turbulent premixed bluff-body stabilized flames at elevated pressure and near lean blow-off”, Proc. Comb. Inst. 38, 2853-2860, (2021) as the best paper at the International Combustion Symposium with at least one British Section member as author.
25 October, 2021Seven CCRC researchers obtained the Best Speaker Award at 11th SAS-CI Annual Meeting!
Congratulations to our researchers and students for receiving Best presenter Award in their sessions! 11th Saudi Arabian Section of the Combustion Institute (SAS-CI) Annual Meeting was held on October 12-13, 2021. Due to COVID-19 situation, the meeting was carried out online as a virtual conference via Zoom. The main theme of this year’s program was “Role of Combustion Research in Circular Carbon Economy”.
20 October, 2021A radical shift to link soot formation and interstellar evolution
CCRC researchers develop a new hypothesis to explain the formation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Unusual reaction pathways to hydrocarbon clusters could bring a paradigm shift to the understanding of soot and interstellar chemistry.
18 October, 2021Nimal Naser received the NREL Director's Award for Exceptional Performance, 2021
At the moment, Nimal Naser is a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences (CIMS), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Nimal's work at NREL focuses on the global drive for increased transportation efficiency by decarbonizing transport across the heavy-duty vehicle, marine, and aviation sectors by developing transformative and scalable energy technologies.
13 October, 2021KAUST-McLaren STEM Challenge – The Future of Mobility
Passenger transport will grow significantly over the coming decades, and so will the associated environmental and resource problems. Radical solutions are needed to address the multitude of challenges facing transport systems. KAUST and McLaren Racing are launching a STEM challenge to identify innovative solutions for the future of mobility. We want your ideas for futuristic mobility solutions that can address important societal issues such as climate change, accessibility, and affordability.
11 October, 2021Prof. William Roberts gave a talk to Tsinghua University
Last weekend, on Friday October 8th, 2021 Director of Clean Combustion Research Center Professor William Roberts gave a talk on "Ammonia Combustion: Promises and Perils" at Beacon Seminar Series to the Center For Combustion Energy at Tsinghua University.
10 October, 2021CCRC Associate Professor S. Mani Sarathy has received the inaugural 2021 Energy and Fuels Rising Stars award!
Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Clean Combustion Research Center, S. Mani Sarathy, has been awarded for the inaugural 2021 Energy and Fuels Rising Stars.
22 September, 2021CCRC Researchers are Developing Cryogenic Technology that can Freeze Carbon from the Point of Emission
The Clean Combustion Research Center at KAUST is developing Cryogenic Carbon Capture technology in collaboration with Sustainable Energy Solutions LLC (USA) as a part of the Near Term Grand Challenge. This technology can capture (remove) CO2 from the exhaust gases of a fossil power plant or an industrial plant (e.g., cement) or any process that releases CO2 in the exhaust. The captured CO2 has >99.99% purity and can be used in most industrial applications.
19 September, 2021Fabiyan Angikath wins runner-up position at the 2021 Falling Walls Lab KAUST
Fabiyan presented his innovative idea on "Breaking the wall of Unsustainable Hydrogen production" at the event that was held on September 14, 2021. Fabiyan is currently a Ph.D. Student under the guidance of Prof. Mani Sarathy and affiliated with the Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST. Along with being a runner-up winner, Fabiyan will also be able to visit and present his research idea at the global Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin this November!
12 September, 2021Meet the CCRC Student Advisory Committee, 2021
Established in the year 2018, the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) aims to represent the Clean Combustion Research Center's (CCRC) student body to the CCRC administration, staff, and faculty members. Every year, CCRC students are elected to constitute the SAC to represent and keep CCRC an exemplary center at KAUST. It was the first student group of its kind to be established in a research center at KAUST.
31 July, 2021New Faculty Announcement: Dr. Thibault Guiberti, appointed as Assistant Research Professor of Mechanical Engineering
The Clean Combustion Research Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Thibault Guiberti is appointed as Assistant Research Professor of Mechanical Engineering as of July 2021. Prof. Guiberti joined KAUST and CCRC in 2015 as a Postdoctoral fellow in the group of Prof. Roberts. In 2017, he became a Research Scientist and in July 2021
05 June, 2021Congratulations Prof. Xu Lu for joining the editorial board of SmartMat journal!
Dr. Xu Lu, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at CCRC, KAUST has recently been appointed as a Youth Editorial Board Member for SmartMat.