Welcome to the Chemical Kinetics & Laser Sensors Laboratory at KAUST! Our group's research interests are in the areas of:

  • 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 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.

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Better benzene sensing at laser point

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.

CCRC professors honored with Combustion Institute’s Research Excellence Award

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.

Fueling a cleaner future for transport

09 March, 2020

Modeling the combustion properties of gasoline is driving the search for cleaner fuels.

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