12 May, 2022Carbon 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.
08 May, 2022The 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.
06 April, 2022Blending 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.
31 October, 2021A 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.
09 December, 2020Better 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.
22 May, 2020CCRC 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.
22 May, 2019Associate 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.
14 April, 2019Prof. 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.
09 December, 2019Chemical enlightenment behind reflected shockwaves
Studying the wake of reflected shockwaves reveals the cascade of chemical reactions involved in combustion processes.
23 April, 2018Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar by Prof. Chongwen Zhou
Combustion Chemistry for Alkenes: what have we learned from butene isomers?
07 May, 2018Mechanical Engineering Graduate Seminar by Prof. Mohammad Ashraf Gondal
Pulsed Laser Synthesis and Processing of Nano-Composites: Fundamentals and Applications
10 October, 2018Glycerol 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.