Welcome to the Chemical Kinetics & Laser Sensors Laboratory at KAUST!

Our group's research interests are in the areas of
- Renewable Energy
- Combustion and Propulsion
- Chemical Kinetics
- Spectroscopy and Laser Sensors

We focus on the development and use of advanced experimental techniques to understand fundamental processes in advanced energy-conversion devices. The laboratory carries out theoretical and experimental research on chemical kinetics using ab initio methods, shock tubes, rapid compression machine and laser-based diagnostics. These strategies enable the study of reaction kinetics, fuel chemistry, autoignition, and emissions under conditions suitable for future high-efficiency, low-emission energy systems. ​We also work on novel spectroscopic strategies to develop laser-based sensor for biomedical and environment monitoring applications.


Latest News

20 December, 2022

Professor Aamir Farooq named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Professor of Mechanical Engineering Aamir Farooq has recently been appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC). Professor Farooq, chair of the KAUST Mechanical Engineering Program, was elected for his contributions to chemical kinetics research.

Read more

12 May, 2022

Carbon nanochemistry written in the stars

KAUST scientists have proposed a new mechanism that explains how carbon structures in flames and stars can come together to form nanoparticles. A universal mechanism could explain the formation of carbon nanoparticles in interstellar and terrestrial environments.

Read more

08 May, 2022

The Air Pollution Epidemic

Recent years have felt like one crisis has followed another. According to data from the World Health Organization1 (WHO), air pollution (both indoor and outdoor) kills around seven million people worldwide on an annual basis. Shockingly, almost the entire population of the planet (99%) breathes in air that exceeds WHO guideline limits.

Read more
View all News