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Faculty conduct research in the following broad areas of research: structures and mechanics of solids, fluid dynamics, thermal sciences, combustion, energy, and control and dynamics.  Specialized faculty laboratories include an integrated environment dedicated to advanced composite materials, the latest high-tech instrumentation for experiments in fluid mechanics, cutting-edge equipment and facilities for combustion diagnostics, and experiment capabilities for reactive flow modeling.

Generous and secured research funding frees our faculty and researchers to focus on long-term innovative research ideas and development.

Current Research areas include:

​​​​Combustion diagnostics
​Computational and experimental fluid dynamics
​Computational mechanics for solids and structures
​Future fuels technologies
​Internal combustion engines
​Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)
​Non-linear dynamics
​Smart and multifunctional materials

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KAUST research centers provide outstanding shared facilities to affiliated faculty and their partners.  

Interdisciplinary collaborations between research centers motivate scientific breakthroughs and innovations, inspiring Center researchers to work together to develop disruptive technologies ready for technology transfer to industry.​

Faculty in the Mechanical Engineering Program may affiliate with the Research Centers at KAUST,  particularly  the Physical Science and Engineering Division's Clean Combustion Research Center:​

Clean Combustion Research Center
The challenges arising from the combustion of fossil fuels, such as pollution, global warming and climate change are some of the main concerns of researchers at KAUST's Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC). The activities of the Center span a broad spectrum with both fundamental and goal-oriented research in fuel formulation, fuel diversity and the control of emissions – from internal combustion engines to turbines.

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