08 November, 2015

Burning a better biofuel

Chemical reaction modeling and combustion experiments reveal how 2-methylbutanol would behave in advanced engines.

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01 November, 2015

A knock-out engine performance

An improved formula for a gasoline additive has been developed by researchers from KAUST and oil company Saudi Aramco. The new mixture of butanol additives reduces engine knocking, a major obstacle to improved engine performance

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01 November, 2015

Dr. Min Suk Cha hired as Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering

The Clean Combustion Research Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Min Suk Cha has been hired as Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering, effective from November 1, 2015.

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16 August, 2015

Spreading the flame

Simulations reveal the final moments of a fuel droplet as it combusts in a spray injection engine.

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30 April, 2015

Securing the Kingdom's energy future

The rising costs of natural gases continue to prompt governments and industry to seek lower cost fuel alternatives. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for instance, is consuming an increasingly large portion of its own fossil fuels on energy requirements such as air conditioning and water.

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16 March, 2015

Lab Update: Constantly expanding Cloudflame database facilitates combustion research

The Cloudflame database is comprised of relevant scientific records published over a large span of time, which helps researchers compare their findings against eminent scholars with great ease.

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11 January, 2015

Results from intensive alcohol combustion study pave way for progress in alternative fuels research

Alternative fuels from traditional or non-traditional sources have a promising future in the transportation industry. Amongst these are alcohol fuels that contain anywhere from one to five or more carbon atoms. Dr. Mani Sarathy explains how they are considered promising as they can be produced by various methods, including both renewable and fossil based feedstocks.

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24 December, 2014

Fuel for thought: Improving combustion for a cleaner future

KAUST’s Clean Combustion Research Center aims to develop technologies for future fuel formulations, more efficient engines, and new methods for power generation.

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11 December, 2014

Prof. Robert Dibble joins CCRC

The CCRC is very pleased to announce that Prof. Robert Dibble has joined the center. He will have full time tment as Professor in the Mechanical Engineering program. Prof. Dibble will continue his research in advanced ternal combustion engines and applying optical diagnostics in difficult environments.

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26 October, 2014

'Chirpy' resolution to a shocking problem discovered at KAUST

Dr. Robin Chrystie, a postdoctoral fellow in KAUST's Clean Combustion Research Center, worked on xploiting "chirp," an ultra-rapid scan phenomenon that occurs in onductor lasers, to produce a cutting-edge laser-based sensor.

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01 February, 2014

KAUST inaugurates Clean Combustion Research Center

Five years in the making, the Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) was inaugurated this week. Currently comprised of seven faculty members and a team of eighty people, including postdoctoral fellows and PhD students, the center's main mission is to conduct leading combustion research to tackle future energy and environmental challenges.

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