September 2016 - Present
PHD MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
My research focuses on helping designers create sustainable products that appeal to consumer desires and to grow demand for sustainable products. I actively seek to bridge my academic work with business; in 2019 I completed the Ignite Certificate Program in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
September 2014 - December 2015
ME ENERGY SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
The Energy Systems Engineering program is a multidisciplinary graduate program on advanced energy technologies, the societal and environmental impact of technology developments, and the associated economic benefits. My focus areas included sustainable strategies, clean tech, and renewables.
August 2010 - May 2014
BS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
I graduated with cum laude honors and earned a certificate in Engineering Systems Management. I received a full Qatar Foundation merit scholarship from 2010 to 2014 and participated in a semester abroad program to main campus Texas A&M, College Station, TX.
April 2017 - Present
I am a course assistant for several courses at Stanford ranging from 40 to 80 students and covering undergraduate, graduate, and executive levels. I am skilled at teaching concepts that bridge technical and social topics and enjoy helping students overcome interpersonal challenges. Topics include design thinking, modeling profit in consumer products, experimental design with users, and culture and diversity in engineering.
September 2016 - Present
I focus on growing demand for sustainable products by emphasizing features that have perceived customer value using online product descriptions and designs. Customer perceptions of sustainability can often differ from actual sustainability, so I collect crowdsourced data of annotated online reviews and build natural language processing models, a machine learning technique, to help designers understand how customers perceive sustainability in products. My ultimate goal is to help designers create sustainable products that are successful in the marketplace and transition towards sustainable innovations.
September 2014 - Present
I work with Qatar Foundation as a fellow in exchange for a full-ride fellowship for my Masters and PhD in the US. As a fellow I worked on projects related to solar energy. On the socio-economic side I developed a Monte-Carlo module that promotes gradual substitution of oil and gas production with solar energy in Qatar. I advised Qatari officials on cost effective energy policies to improve the stability of the economy. On the technical side I developed a thermo-elastic model that approximates thermal stresses in solar cells within 96% accuracy of a finite element model. I presented my findings to the Engineering Graduate Symposium while studying at the University of Michigan.
February 2019 - January 2020
ADVANCED DEGREE CANDIDATE CONSULTING CLUB, STANFORD UNIVERSITY
As Co-President I managed a team of six executive board members to support advanced degree candidates interested in consulting. I implemented an outreach initiative that led to a 30% increase in the club size from students across six schools at Stanford. I built relationships with students, career centers, and firms to understand their needs and organize helpful events. I launched the first club-wide survey with a 96% engagement from active members designed to provide valuable insights for both club leadership and campus recruiters.
July - August 2013
EDISON ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (EEDP) INTERN
GENERAL ELECTRIC OIL & GAS
While interning at GE I implemented Six Sigma concepts to optimize steam turbine design specifications resulting in a 2.85% increase in power generation. I presented to management on workings of a machine learning algorithm that optimizes design specifications for customer requirements. I also coordinated with shop floor technicians on turbine design feasibility within factory infrastructure constraints.
July - August 2012
SUMMER INTERN - OPERATIONS
Formerly known as RasGas Company Limited, Qatargas is one of the largest liquified natural gas (LNG) producers in the world. I assisted control room operators and facilitated maintenance for a plant generating $10 billion in annual revenue. I also documented operations of the plant and presented on my learning experiences during the internship.