21 May, 2020

CCRC professors honored with Combustion Institute’s Research Excellence Award

In April, The Combustion Institute (CI) announced KAUST Professors Aamir Farooq and Mani Sarathy received its inaugural Research Excellence Award. Farooq and Sarathy were among a large group of talented international researchers who won the award, and both professors have been CI members for many years.

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11 May, 2020

New Roles in the Center

​The CCRC congratulates Andrew Maloney and Mark Brown on their new positions in the center. Andrew Maloney, who was previously the Center Operations and Safety Manager, is now the Center Operations Manager. He will manage overall center operations, administrative and laboratory staff management, and oversee the financial issues of the center.

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09 September, 2019

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

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.

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10 July, 2019

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

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.

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06 May, 2019

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

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.

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14 April, 2019

Associate Professor Aamir Farooq wins combustion science award

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.

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03 April, 2019

KAUST Professor Hong Im elected as Fellow of the Combustion Institute

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.

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27 March, 2019

Turbocharging the switch to efficient engines

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.

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07 February, 2019

A race against time

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

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23 December, 2018

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

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

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25 November, 2018

Student Focus: Abdulrahman Abdullah Alkhateeb

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.

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11 November, 2018

Putting the squeeze on soot

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

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22 October, 2018

Alumni Focus: Maram Al-Malki

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.

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10 October, 2018

Glycerol carbonate as a fuel additive for a sustainable future

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.

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04 September, 2018

KAUST partners with McLaren Racing on R&D

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.

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16 August, 2018

Alumni Focus: Mayadah AlHashem

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.

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12 August, 2018

Solar fuels working well under pressure

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

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05 August, 2018

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

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.

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05 August, 2018

Renewables could drastically cut tailpipe emissions

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

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24 July, 2018

Fueling the future

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.

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