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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08 July, 2018

Putting gas under pressure

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.

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17 June, 2018

Fuel chemistry distilled

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.

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07 June, 2018

KAUST – Boeing collaborative research

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.

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07 June, 2018

KAUST Combustion Institute Summer School

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.

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22 May, 2018

Student Focus: Nawaf Alghamdi

Nawaf Alghamdi describes himself as a chemical engineer who is passionate about science and discovery. Alghamdi, an M.S./Ph.D. chemical engineering student based in the Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) under the supervision of Professors Mani Sarathy and Jorge Gascon, also defines himself as an liberal arts enthusiast who spends a good chunk of his spare time challenging his beliefs and convictions by enriching his knowledge in philosophy, behavioral psychology and anthropology.

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03 May, 2018

Dr. Samah Mohamed : CCRC's first female Ph.D. Graduate

Congratulations Dr. Samah Mohamed on becoming the first female Ph.D. Graduate from the Clean Combustion Research Center!

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10 April, 2018

Accelerating the combustion conversation

Experts in the field of combustion research gathered on campus for the recent KAUST Combustion in Extreme Conditions research conference. The event, which was held from March 5 to 8 and was hosted by the Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC), focused on the area of combustion under extreme conditions in relation to modern combustion engines.

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18 March, 2018

Potential for a cleaner blend of fuel

A technique modeling the combustion characteristics of gasoline blended with biofuels for cleaner and more efficient fuels.

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22 February, 2018

CCRC hosts Clean Combustion Winter School

On 28 January 2018, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology opened its doors to the brightest engineering and chemistry students worldwide for the first-ever Clean Combustion Winter School (CCWS). Fifteen of the best international engineering students were selected from over 200 applications.

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13 February, 2018

Nawaf Alghamdi wins GPURC Grant

We are pleased to announce that Nawaf Alghamdi is the first graduate student selected for the GPURC grant awarded by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST)!

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07 February, 2018

Andrew R. Maloney wins the Individual Lab Safety Award 2017

Congratulations Andrew R. Maloney on winning the Individual Lab Safety Award organized by the Health, Safety and Environment Department (HSE) at KAUST. Andrew, who is the Lab Manager at the CCRC, building 7 labs, has always given utmost importance to safety protocols and certainly deserves this recognition.

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10 December, 2017

Wet plasma makes a nano-sized splash

Silicon microelectronics and biomedical fields could benefit from a safe and cost-effective way to synthesize nanoparticles. A thin, pancake-shaped plasma cloud formed at oil–water interfaces can be used to synthesize exotic nanomaterials.

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26 November, 2017

Igniting future fuel research

Simple two-component mixtures are good surrogates for studying the ignition properties of next-generation gasolines. A collaboration between KAUST and Saudi Aramco scientists to test future fuels could bring a new era of highly efficient gasoline engines.

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