The KAUST Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) hosted a Combustion Institute-Summer School (CI-SS) on Carbon Free Combustion to increase the visibility of combustion science to young scientists. KAUST’s Combustion Institute-Summer School on Carbon Free Combustion was held from 21-25 May 2023.

Attended in-person by 94 students from all over the world, as well as industry professionals, academic faculty/researchers, and people from Saudi Arabian ministries, the program also accommodated another 244 online attendees for lectures.

The KAUST CI-SS on Carbon Free Combustion educated students on how to integrate carbon free fuel strategies to ensure that combustion technologies meet the societal and environmental challenges of the 21st century. These topics were taught using a combination of lectures on fundamental combustion science together with practical laboratory sessions demonstrating how theory can be applied. Instructors included experts from academia and industry, to provide students with a broad understanding of fundamental and applied combustion science.

The program included 12 lectures, with 6 invited lecturers, including Joao Carvalho, Hideaki Kobayashi, Marcus Alden, Mohammed Ismail, Hasan Karim, and Perrine Pepiot.

In addition to the lectures, lab sessions, a poster session, and several professional development sessions, as well as a panel discussion on the Future of Combustion, were held. Post-event surveys sent to attendees reflected overwhelmingly positive sentiments about the experience.

Video recordings of the lectures are available here.