The CPC group studies conventional and alternative fuels (e.g., biofuels, synthetic fuels, etc.), so the environmental impact of combustion systems can be reduced. We take a multi-discplinary approach to combustion research, wherein expertise are gathered through an international network and applied towards solving combustion related problems. Please visit the "Collaborators" page to view some of the organizations that we work with.

A major thrust of research is simulating the combustion chemistry of transportation fuels. We develop fundamental chemical kinetic models that can be used to simulate fuel combustion and pollutant formation in energy systems. Engine designers then implement these chemical kinetic models in computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations to achieve various performance targets. In addition, we obtain data from fundamental combustion experiments using advancing diagnostic techniques to elucidate reaction pathways of combustion, and to generate experimental data needed to validate detailed chemical kinetic models.

Our research in combustion chemistry modeling includes quantum chemistry calculations, comprehensive mechanism development, combustion cyberinfrastructure development, computer generated detailed and reduced mechanisms, and simulation of multi-dimensional reacting flows. Please visit our "Research" page to view some of the projects that we are working on.



Insectum led by Prof. Mani Sarathy among the top 5 at the $1 Million Omnipreneurship Awards Sustainability Challenge

24 March, 2022

In 2020, Tanmiah Food Company (TFC) together with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture and Al-Dabbagh Group, launched a grand challenge seeking new uses and processing technologies for the waste generated by their farms. On March 15, the five finalists for the challenge were announced at the MENA Poultry Conference 2022 in Riyadh. They were Insectum and Polymeron from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Proteina from Egypt and the US, Greenfield from South Korea, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University from China.

Zoom Webinar: Behavior of Hydrogen in HCCI Engines

27 September, 2021

Zoom Webinar on Behavior of hydrogen in HCCI engines presented by Abdulrahman Magdy, Ph.D. student Supervised by Prof. Mani Sarathy.

Dr. Xiaoyuan Zhang Wins Bernard Lewis Fellowship

09 July, 2020

CCRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr. Xiaoyuan Zhang received the 2020 Bernard Lewis Fellowship, established by the Combustion Institute to encourage high-quality research in combustion by young scientists and engineers. Dr. Zhang and 6 other researchers were to be honored during the originally scheduled 38th International Symposium on Combustion in July 2020.

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