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. 

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17 March, 2022

CCRC Town Hall

On 1st March the Student Advisory Committee organized a biannual CCRC Town Hall. It started with the conversation with Professor Hong Im and Associate Professor Deanna Lacoste about their career paths. On December 2021 new SAC members were elected for the year 2022. As a sign of appreciation, the Clean Combustion Research Center's director Professor William Roberts handed out as a thank you for the hard work and dedication to the previous 2021

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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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