Overview

The high-pressure combustion (HPC) research group at Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) has been actively involved in advanced optical diagnostics research to understand and control combustion processes at elevated pressure.

Under the guidance of Professor William L. Roberts, the HPC group contributes to combustion field in the development and application of laser-based techniques for non-intrusive measurements of concentrations, temperature, droplet and particle sizes, and velocity in reactive flows. The researchers also study on development of new surrogate fuels and new combustor designs aiming more eco-friendly combustion. The experimental studies in the HPC group are combined with modeling of reaction mechanisms and the simulation of reactive flows. 

Latest News

11 November, 2018

Putting the squeeze on soot

Running diesel engines and gas turbines at high pressure to boost power output and efficiency is harmful for the environment. Burning fuel at high pressure can significantly change the soot particles that are produced, William Roberts from the KAUST Clean Combustion Research Center and his team have shown

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25 November, 2017

Student Focus: Abdulrahman Abdullah Alkhateeb

Abdulrahman Abdullah Alkhateeb, a native of Dammam in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, received his master's degree in mechanical engineering from KAUST in 2014. He is currently a mechanical engineering Ph.D. student in the University's Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) working under the supervision of William Roberts, the director of CCRC.

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10 July, 2019

Dr. Wesley Boyette wins "The ASPACC Young Investigator Award"

Congratulations Dr. Wesley Boyette for winning "The ASPACC Young Investigator Award" at the12th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion held in Fukuoka, Japan on July 4, 2019.

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