Securing the Kingdom's energy future
The rising costs of natural gases continue to prompt governments and industry to seek lower cost fuel alternatives.
Renewables could drastically cut tailpipe emissions
Putting the squeeze on soot
Studying the factors affecting soot formation should lead to new ways to curb soot emissions
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.
11 November, 2018Putting 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
25 November, 2017Student 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.
10 July, 2019Dr. 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.