The Combustion Institute is an International Learned Society whose purpose is to promote and disseminate research into Combustion Science and Engineering. Amongst other activities the Saudi Arabian section organizes meetings and workshops on various aspects of Combustion.
The Saudi Arabian Section currently has around 140 members. Since its initiation, the Saudi Arabian Section of the Combustion Institute has been organizing annual meetings. This annual event aims at promoting the combustion science within the Kingdom through fostering a well-connected research community and providing a forum for young combustion researchers from academia and industry to present and discuss their research work, which spans a wide range of aspects of fundamental and applied Combustion Science.
The eight annual meetings were held at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in 2011, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in 2012, Saudi Aramco in 2013, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in 2014, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in 2015, Saudi Aramco headquarters in Dhahran in 2016, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in 2017 and King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) in 2018.
A new board of officers was recently elected by the members of the section and the new assigned roles have been discussed and agreed on in the board of officers meeting during the 7th SAS-CI meeting at KAUST. The structure of the elected board of officers is as follows:
Prof. Hong Im, KAUST
Dr. Jihad Badra, Saudi Aramco
Dr. Kai Morganti, Saudi Aramco
Dr. Amer A. Amer, Saudi Aramco
Prof. S. Mani Sarathy, KAUST
Maryam Altaher, Saudi Aramco
Prof. William Roberts, KAUST