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.

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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.

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06 April, 2022

Blending a renewable fuel

Clean and sustainable fuels could be derived by combining ammonia with complementary combustion-modifying additives. Dr. Binod Giri, Research Scientist in Prof. Aamir Farooq's group is developing experimental and theoretical methods applicable in the energy industry, as well as understanding the gas phase chemical reactions at the molecular level to deduce thermodynamic and kinetic parameters.

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31 October, 2021

A radical shift to link soot formation and interstellar evolution

CCRC researchers develop a new hypothesis to explain the formation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Unusual reaction pathways to hydrocarbon clusters could bring a paradigm shift to the understanding of soot and interstellar chemistry.

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09 December, 2020

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. In collaboration with Saudi Aramco, KAUST researchers have developed a device that accurately senses extremely low concentrations of benzene in real time.

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22 May, 2020

CCRC professors honored with Combustion Institute’s Research Excellence Award

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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09 March, 2020

Fueling a cleaner future for transport

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

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22 May, 2019

Associate Professor Aamir Farooq receives Distinguished Teaching Award

Associate Professor Aamir Farooq receives this years' Distinguished Teaching Award at the KAUST Faculty Recognition Dinner on Wednesday 8th May 2019.

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14 April, 2019

Prof. Aamir Farooq wins 2019 Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award

Aamir Farooq, KAUST associate professor of mechanical engineering, has been named as a co-recipient of the 2019 Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award. He will receive the award in 2020 at the 38th International Symposium on Combustion.

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09 December, 2019

Chemical enlightenment behind reflected shockwaves

Studying the wake of reflected shockwaves reveals the cascade of chemical reactions involved in combustion processes.

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13 April, 2015

Prof. Bela Viskolcz visits KAUST

On, April 13, the Chemical Kinetics group was pleased to host Prof. Bela Viskolcz at the KAUST campus. He gave a talk on “Molecular Network” to the students of CCRC while he was here.

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05 May, 2016

2016 Faculty promotions celebrated

The latest cohort of promoted KAUST faculty represents the University’s intellectual contribution to pursue collaborative research and education that advances new knowledge and discovery.

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10 May, 2016

Success for Prof. Farooq's Group

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Aamir Farooq and his group who have had eight Research papers accepted for presentation and publication at the 36th International Symposium on Combustion 2016.

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27 November, 2016

The race for more efficient engines

​New technique lays the foundation for greener transport fuels and next generation engines.

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04 February, 2018

Visit of Students from UESTC China

Twenty undergraduate students from the University of Electronic Science and Technology (UESTC) of China visited KAUST for a Winter Camp from January 28 to February 4.

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23 April, 2018

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar by Prof. Chongwen Zhou

​Combustion Chemistry for Alkenes: what have we learned from butene isomers​?

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18 March, 2018

Potential for a cleaner blend of fuel

A technique modeling the combustion characteristics of gasoline blended with biofuels for cleaner and more efficient fuels.

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07 May, 2018

Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar by Prof. Mohammad Ashraf Gondal

​Pulsed Laser Synthesis and Processing of Nano-Composites: Fundamentals and Applications

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04 December, 2016

The promise of greener power generation

The characterization of compounds produced in combustion could lead to cleaner, more efficient power stations.

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10 October, 2018

Glycerol carbonate as a fuel additive for a sustainable future

A recent study by a group of CCRC researchers have found that glycerol carbonate (GC) has great potential for cleaner combustion as a fuel additive. The resulting paper was published as the cover of Sustainable Energy & Fuels journal.​

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