16 March, 2023Waves of change reduce emissions from shipping
Efforts to reduce sulfur emissions from ocean-going transport will improve planetary health as well as the health of coastal societies.
09 June, 2022When Cool Ideas Come Raining Down
A rain oil lamp provides a breakthrough moment for optimizing the carbon dioxide freezing process in low-temperature carbon-capture technology...
17 March, 2022CCRC Town Hall
On 1st March the Student Advisory Committee organized a biannual CCRC Town Hall. It started with the conversation with Professor Hong Im and Associate Professor Deanna Lacoste about their career paths. On December 2021 new SAC members were elected for the year 2022. As a sign of appreciation, the Clean Combustion Research Center's director Professor William Roberts handed out as a thank you for the hard work and dedication to the previous 2021
11 November, 2018Putting the squeeze on soot
Running diesel engines and gas turbines at high pressure to boost power output and efficiency is harmful for the environment. Burning fuel at high pressure can significantly change the soot particles that are produced, William Roberts from the KAUST Clean Combustion Research Center and his team have shown
25 November, 2017Student Focus: Abdulrahman Abdullah Alkhateeb
Abdulrahman Abdullah Alkhateeb, a native of Dammam in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, received his master's degree in mechanical engineering from KAUST in 2014. He is currently a mechanical engineering Ph.D. student in the University's Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) working under the supervision of William Roberts, the director of CCRC.
10 July, 2019Dr. 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.
07 July, 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.
05 August, 2018Renewables could drastically cut tailpipe emissions
Ethanol and related gasoline replacement fuels produce fewer smog-causing chemicals.
12 October, 2017Abdullah AlRamadan and 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.
30 April, 2015Securing 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.
24 December, 2014Fuel 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.