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For the first time ever, the Combustion Institute Summer School will be virtual with online learning activities and live interactive lectures.  

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The KAUST CI-SS program is presented in the calendar below.  As mentioned previously, the school will be centered around fundamental knowledge that can be used to innovate fuels, flames, and engines.  This will be achieved by a combination of classroom lectures and practical laboratory experiences.  A career development seminar will be organized on the last working day.  This will include panel speakers from academia and industry in the field of energy and combustion technology.  Social networking activities will include group lunches and dinners and a Red Sea excursion.​​

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  • SundayApril 1
  • MondayApril 2
  • TuesdayApril 3
  • WednesdayApril 4
  • ThursdayApril 5
8:30 AM

Breakfast

9:30 AM

Welcome Address

William Roberts, Director, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST Mani Sarathy, Associate Director, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST Robert Dibble, Professor, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST

10:00 AM

Lab tour

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Class: Flame Fundamentals

- Experimental measurements of basic flame properties (limits, extinction, microgravity) - Flames under extreme conditions – high strain, microcombustion, etc

 Kaoru Maruta
Professor and Deputy Director of Innovative Energy Research Center, Tohoku University
6:00 PM

Reception Dinner

Island Recreation Center, Sea Side

8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM

Class: Flame Fundamentals

- Theory of basic flame properties (laminar and turbulent) - Numerical simulation of laminar and turbulent flame properties

 Hong G. Im
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Class: Engine Fundamentals

- Fundamental combustion properties relevant to advanced IC Engine technologies - HCCI, PPC, GCI, etc. - High efficiency engines

 Bengt Johansson
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST
8:30 AM

Breakfast

9:00 AM

Class: Engine Fundamentals

- Fundamental combustion properties relevant to gas turbine engines - Lean burn engines and advanced GT engines - Fuel flexible engines

 Anthony J. Dean
Chief Operating Officer for Physical Technologies, and Technical Discipline Leader – Combustion
GE Global Research
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Gas turbine engine design workshop


 Anthony J. Dean
Chief Operating Officer for Physical Technologies, and Technical Discipline Leader – Combustion
GE Global Research
3:00 PM

Lab project

8:00 AM

Breakfast

8:30 AM

Class: Fuel Fundamentals

- Fuel characterization by experiments - Chemical kinetic experiments - Advanced kinetics diagonistics

 Aamir Farooq
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST
12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Class: Fuel Fundamentals

- Theoretical chemical kinetics - Surrogate formulation - Chemical kinetic modeling for practical applications

 Angela Violi
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
6:00 PM

Banquet Dinner

Al Marsa Restaurant

8:30 AM

Breakfast

9:00 AM

Career Networking

12:00 PM

Lunch

1:00 PM

Fuel Fundamentals Workshop


 Angela Violi
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
3:00 PM

Lab Demos