07 June, 2018KAUST – 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.
22 May, 2018Student 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.
03 May, 2018Dr. 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!
10 April, 2018Accelerating 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.
22 February, 2018CCRC 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.
07 February, 2018Andrew 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.
10 December, 2017Wet 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.
26 November, 2017Igniting 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.
21 November, 2017Prof. 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!
12 October, 2017CCRC 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.
04 October, 2017Fethi 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.
17 September, 2017Fueling 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.
10 September, 2017Gazing 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.
20 August, 2017New 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.
01 June, 2017Mayadah 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.
21 May, 2017CCRC 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.