Better benzene sensing at laser point
A laser-based sensor developed at KAUST could improve monitoring of benzene emissions and limit exposure to this pollutant
Fueling a cleaner future for transport
Modeling the combustion properties of gasoline is driving the search for cleaner fuels.
Chemical enlightenment behind reflected shockwaves
The hot, sometimes high-pressure, yet smooth conditions behind reflected shockwaves are the ideal environment for studying the chemical complexities of combustion.
Prof. Aamir Farooq wins 2019 Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career
Glycerol carbonate as a fuel additive
A recent study by CCRC researchers have found that glycerol carbonate has great potential for cleaner combustion
Welcome to the Chemical Kinetics & Laser Sensors Laboratory at KAUST! Our group's research interests are in the areas of:
We focus on the development and use of advanced experimental techniques to understand fundamental processes in traditional and renewable energy-conversion devices. The laboratory carries out experimental research on combustion kinetics using shock tubes and rapid compression machine. These devices enable the study of reaction kinetics, fuel chemistry, ignition properties, and emissions under conditions suitable for future high-efficiency, low-emission engines, and gas turbines. We also work on novel spectroscopic strategies to develop laser-based sensor for biomedical and environment monitoring applications.
09 December, 2020
A laser-based sensor developed at KAUST could improve monitoring of benzene emissions and limit exposure to this pollutant. In collaboration with Saudi Aramco, KAUST researchers have developed a device that accurately senses extremely low concentrations of benzene in real time.
22 May, 2020
In April, The Combustion Institute (CI) announced KAUST Professors Aamir Farooq and Mani Sarathy received its inaugural Research Excellence Award. Farooq and Sarathy were among a large group of talented international researchers who won the award, and both professors have been CI members for many years.
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