"Combustion in a Net-Zero-Carbon World" by Prof. Assaad Masri

Samir Helmy Hall (Room 127)

As part of the visits from the University of Sydney, Nile University has the pleasure to announce and welcome Prof. Assaad Masri, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, who will be discussing in his talk the "Combustion in a Net-Zero-Carbon World".

The talk will be held on Thursday, 9th March, at 12:00 PM, in Samir Helmy Hall (Room 127).





Targets for net-zero-carbon emissions are imposing serious global challenges not only in terms of the ability to produce green fuels at scale but also in the modes of conversion to useful power. The talk will highlight these challenges with respect to combustion as the field transitions from fossil-based fuels to green alternatives such as hydrogen, ammonia and oxymethylenes. While these fuels are not new, their use in practical combustors necessitates the resolution of key issues such as differential diffusion, autoignition, and multi-mode flames. Recent research into each of these topics will be briefly highlighted. 


Prof. Assaad Masri's Bio:

Professor Assaad Masri, received his Ph.D. and BE Honours with the University Medal from the University of Sydney. He is currently a Professor in the School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney and Chairman of the Australia and New Zealand section of the Combustion Institute. Between 2011 and 2016, he held a prestigious Australian Professorial Fellowship awarded by The Australian Research Council. Masri has published over 200 journal papers and won many awards, including the prestigious Silver Medal of Combustion Institute and the Jurgen Warnatz Gold Medal of the Combustion Institute. He was elected Fellow of the Combustion Institute in 2017 and has served as Program Co-Chair for the 36th Symposium in Seoul, in 2016.

Professor Masri’s research lies in the broad area of efficient energy conversion technologies with a focus on sustainability and decarbonization. He has led pioneering research in the turbulent combustion of gaseous fuels, dilute and dense spray flames, and atomization processes. His innovations in the design of burners that embody specific research issues such as turbulence-chemistry or droplet-turbulence interactions have advanced knowledge in these fields and continue to serve the industry in the development of future combustors of green fuels.