• KAUST Research Conference: Combustion in Extreme Conditions

KAUST Research Conference
Combustion in Extreme Conditions

March 5-8, 2018



The Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) at KAUST draws on multiple engineering and science disciplines, all of which contribute to the improvement of existing combustion technologies, while allowing to pursue novel and innovative solutions. A key goal of the Center is to develop simple, cost-effective processes for supplying clean energy by combustion, partial oxidation, or other means relying on chemical energy conversion. The Center research agenda includes the improvement of less conventional processes such as hydrocarbon fuels gasification in order to obtain hydrogen or hydrogen-rich fuels, while capturing the carbon for sequestration or use in high value-added materials.

The Center is developing an international collaboration network through Global Research Partnership, Academic Excellence Alliance, KAUST Investigators, and KAUST Fellows with various combustion research institutions worldwide. Industry collaboration is being pursued through joint topic development, collective commitment, co-supervision, shared facilities, and onsite training and internship programs. KAUST’s emphasis on collaborative research among centers is crucial to energy efficiency, energy storage and energy utilization as well as to the development of new alternative fuel sources. The Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) works closely with KAUST’s other Research Centers. These include those Research Centers focused on catalysis, membranes, solar energy, desalination, and bioscience and bioengineering with an emphasis on energy utilization and bio-nano-energy science.


KAUST aspires to be a destination for scientific and technological education and research. By inspiring discoveries to address global challenges, we strive to serve as a beacon of knowledge that bridges people and cultures for the betterment of humanity.

Located on the shores of the Red Sea, in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia, KAUST advances science and technology through distinctive and collaborative research integrated with graduate education. KAUST is a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and the world.

As a new institution, KAUST has the distinct advantage to have been purposefully designed as a global and private university with several key attributes:
  1. An environment where excellence in curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research thrive. Through our endowment, we provide flexible and sustained support to pursue long-term research and scientific goals. Our people are empowered and encouraged to aim high and investigate important questions with passion and freedom. Few universities enjoy this level of consistent support. In return, we hold ourselves to the highest standards of performance, behavior, and ethics.

  2. A global DNA that bridges people, ideas and traditions from around the world. This is reflected in: (a) our diverse and international university community of faculty, students, and staff; (b) strategic and sustained collaborations with key institutions across the world; and (c) commitment to contribute to the welfare of society by placing special emphasis on areas of strategic importance to the world.

  3. Cross-disciplinary organization between Academic Divisions and Research Centers. While leveraging disciplinary excellence, our matrix structure of three Academic Divisions encompassing multiple disciplines and eleven strategically connected Research Centers encourage our faculty, researchers and students to be entrepreneurial and free-spirited while pursuing research that translates science into discoveries and new technologies.

  4. Unparalleled laboratory facilities, equipment and expertise. We provide our people and our research partners the opportunity to conduct experimental research in an empowering environment with exceptional facilities, equipment, and support staff. Our ability to sustain these exceptional facilities over the long term is an important competitive advantage over other institutions.

  5. Collaborative learning environment and a distinctive educational experience. Our learning environment encourages KAUST students to think beyond the laboratory to consider how their ideas can change the world. Through the spirit of discovery, we promote collaboration, excellence, curiosity, integrity, and a passion for doing things that matter.

  6. Innovation and technology development for public benefit. We contribute to the cultivation of a knowledge and innovation-driven economy. Our Research and Technology Park is physically and organizationally integrated within the University to facilitate corporate interactions, innovation, knowledge transfer and economic development. Leveraging ideas from around the world, KAUST is positioned to accelerate both early-stage and market-ready technologies.

  7. A work-play-live environment. We are more than a premier university; we are also a city. On the shores of the Red Sea, our services and amenities offer an exceptional quality of life, from schools to recreation to health care. We are a community where more than 100 nationalities learn, live, and thrive together.