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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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!

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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)!

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

21 November, 2017

Prof. Mani Sarathy one among 2017's most highly cited researchers

We are honored to announce that Prof. Mani Sarathy, Associate Director of Clean Combustion Research Center is one among 6 others from KAUST who have made it to the 2017 Highly Cited Researcher list in the category of Engineering!

Read more

12 October, 2017

CCRC team wins 1st place at the MEPEC technical debates

Congratulations to Nawaf AlGhamdi, Mayadah AlHashem and Abdullah AlRamadan on winning 1st place at the Middle Eastern Process Engineering Conference (MEPEC) technical debates held on 11 October 2017. MEPEC is the premier conference for oil and gas companies in the region.

Read more

04 October, 2017

Fethi Khaled wins PhD Student Award 2017

Congratulations to Fethi Khaled, PhD Student in the mechanical engineering program, this months' recipient of the Physical Science and Engineering Division's Outstanding PhD Student Award.

Fethi works in the Chemical Kinetics & Laser Sensors Lab (which is affiliated with the Clean Combustion Research Center) under the supervision of Professor Aamir Farooq. He studies the science of combustion and investigates how fuels burn with the ultimate goal of developing high-efficiency and cleaner-burning fuels and engines.

Read more

17 September, 2017

Fueling a cleaner combustion

Insight into the thermal decomposition of a potential fuel additive shows it could promote cleaner and more efficient combustion. An additive for conventional fuel comprised of oxygenated organic compounds could help reduce the release of pollutants into the atmosphere during the combustion of fossil fuels. Researchers from KAUST have now established how these potential additives decompose under combustion-relevant conditions. Selecting a suitable additive for a fuel blend hinges on a good understanding of its kinetic behavior under combustion conditions.

Read more

10 September, 2017

Gazing into the flames of ionic winds

New 3D visualizations that reveal how flames respond to electric fields could help improve combustion efficiency and reduce pollution. The ability to precisely control flames could lead to greater energy efficiency and fewer harmful emissions from transport and industry. Flames contain charged ions and electrons, which can be manipulated using electricity. KAUST researchers have now produced the first detailed 3D visualizations of ionic winds flowing from a flame in response to both direct (DC) and alternating (AC) electric fields.

Read more

20 August, 2017

New Associate Director of CCRC, Prof. Mani Sarathy

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Mani Sarathy has accepted the position of Associate Director of the Clean Combustion Research Center(CCRC). He will focus primarily on three areas; enhancing and quantifying technology translation to industry, student recruiting and outreach, and building mutually-beneficial inter-center research programs. ​“Our center continues to enjoy a very positive reputation both internally within KAUST and externally to the combustion community. With Prof. Mani’s energy, enthusiasm, and creativity, our reputation will surely increase further.", said Prof. William Roberts, Director, CCRC.

Read more

01 June, 2017

Mayadah AlHashem wins National level first place at the 'IET Present Around The World (PATW) Competition'

​Mayadah Al Hashem, a Ph.D. Student from the Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST has won the first place in the national level of the IET Present Around The World (PATW) Competition. Her presentation titled "Revolutionizing Black and White Printing", explained her patented concept of inducing a pyrolysis reaction to carbonize the surface of the paper. The process exposes the paper to radiative heat from a laser that discolors the surface to a darker shade. She provided the proof-of-concept by showing them images of the samples and explaining the variables she studied in the process.

Read more

21 May, 2017

CCRC hosts the 7th Annual SASCI Meeting

The Clean Combustion Research Center was honored to host the 7th Annual Meeting of the Saudi Arabian Section of Combustion Institute​​. More than 150 combustion researchers from all over Saudi Arabia and the surrounding regions came in to KAUST to discuss all matters related to combustion science.

Read more