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2010 Recipients

Dr. Alsayed Abdel Aal Ibrahim

Dr. Alsayed Abdel Aal Ibrahim

Dr. Alsayed Abdel Aal Ibrahim, from Egypt, has a BSc and MSc from Egyptian universities and a PhD in chemistry from the Kazakh National University. He has been accepted to Uppsala University, Sweden, for his post-doctoral research. He has received several distinguished academic awards and has published many articles in his field. His post-doctoral research will focus on advanced materials for the next generation of solar cells.

Alma Ademovic

Alma Ademovic

Alma Ademovic is from Bosnia. She has a degree in Electrical Power Engineering from the University of Sarajevo. She was selected the Best Student of 2009 in her Faculty and has been accepted at the Imperial College London to study for a Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Futures. She intends to return to her country to teach students at her university.

Natalia Richter Rios

Natalia Richter Rios

Natalia Richter Rios is from Bolivia where she obtained a Bachelor of Environmental Engineering. She will be studying for a Master of Environmental and Energy Management at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. She did an internship at an NGO in Bolivia specializing in renewable energy for rural development. She is committed to returning to her country

Amarachi Mbonu

Amarachi Mbonu

Amarachi Mbonu is from Nigeria where she obtained a Bachelor of Technology  at the Federal University of Technology in Nigeria. She graduated with Second Class Honours, Upper Division. She has been working for an NGO that helps the destitute. She intends to return to her country to work in the conversion of biodegradable municipal waste into methane gas. She has been accepted to the Master of Science Energy and Sustainability Program of the University of Southampton in the UK.

Sowbaranigha Chinnusamy

Sowbaranigha Chinnusamy is from India where she obtained a Bachelor in Engineering, specializing in Electrical and Electronics with First Class Honours with Distinction. She has been accepted at the University of New South Wales, Australia, at the School of Photovoltaics and Solar Energy, to study for a Master of Engineering Science with a specialization in Photovoltaics and Solar Energy. She intends to contribute to developing cheap solar technology to help remote villages in her country.

 

Ruchira S. D. Yapa

Ruchira S. D. Yapa is from Sri Lanka where he obtained a Bachelor of Science of Engineering with First Class Honours. He has been accepted at the University of Manchester, UK to study for a Master of Science in Electrical Energy Conversion Systems. He looks forward to returning to his country to work with local NGOs to empower the rural community.

Md. Ashraful Islam

Md. Ashraful Islam is from Bangladesh where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, graduating with First Class Honours. He has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of  Khulna University for the past three years. He will be studying for a Master of Science in Renewable Energy Science at the RES School for Renewable Energy Science in Iceland. He is committed to returning to his country to continue working with students at his university.

Yeshamel G. Melese

Yeshamel G. Melese is from Ethiopia where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering, graduating with Distinction.  He is Assistant Lecturer at Addis Ababa University where he intends to return to train future students. He will study for two years at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden in the Master of Environmental Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems.

Emily Castro Prieto

Emily Castro Prieto is from Mexico where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, graduating with Honours. She has been working for a consulting company developing markets in carbon trading. She has been accepted at the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, UK, to study for an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development. She is committed to returning to her country.

Jessica Yearwood

Jessica Yearwood is from Peru where she obtained a Bachelor in Industrial Engineering with very high grades.  She has been accepted at Utrecht University in the Netherlands to study for a two-year Master in Environmental Sciences, specializing in Sustainable Development, Energy and Resources. She intends to return to her country to teach at the universities and work as a consultant.

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