08 May, 2022

The Air Pollution Epidemic

Recent years have felt like one crisis has followed another. According to data from the World Health Organization1 (WHO), air pollution (both indoor and outdoor) kills around seven million people worldwide on an annual basis. Shockingly, almost the entire population of the planet (99%) breathes in air that exceeds WHO guideline limits.

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10 April, 2022

Dean's Award 2022- Mechanical Engineering Program

On March 30th, the Mechanical Engineering Program celebrated the 15 students who received the Dean’s Award 2022, where 9 of them are from Clean Combustion Research Center.

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06 April, 2022

Blending a renewable fuel

Clean and sustainable fuels could be derived by combining ammonia with complementary combustion-modifying additives. Dr. Binod Giri, Research Scientist in Prof. Aamir Farooq's group is developing experimental and theoretical methods applicable in the energy industry, as well as understanding the gas phase chemical reactions at the molecular level to deduce thermodynamic and kinetic parameters.

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27 March, 2022

KAUST 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.

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24 March, 2022

Insectum 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.

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17 March, 2022

CCRC Town Hall

On 1st March the Student Advisory Committee organized a biannual CCRC Town Hall (Special Seminar).

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15 February, 2022

What 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

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01 February, 2022

CCRC Startup signs MoU with Luberef

At KAUST’s Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) a startup is being lifted to new heights with their new partnership with Saudi Aramco Base Oil Company - Luberef.

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21 November, 2021

Congratulations 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.

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28 October, 2021

Congratulations 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.

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25 October, 2021

Seven 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”.

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20 October, 2021

A 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.

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18 October, 2021

Nimal 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.

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13 October, 2021

KAUST-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.

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11 October, 2021

Prof. 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.

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10 October, 2021

CCRC 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.

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06 October, 2021

Prof. 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.

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22 September, 2021

CCRC 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.

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19 September, 2021

Fabiyan 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!

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12 September, 2021

Meet 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.

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