Farid Ellakany has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Universiti of Teknology PETRONAS. As part of his bachelor’s he worked on research and development for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD). Following his studies he intends to contribute towards the advancement of the energy sector in Egypt.
Maria Alejandra Claure Oviedo is from Bolivia and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Socioeconomic and Environmental Studies with honours at Zamorano University, Honduras. She will be studying a Master of Engineering in Energy and Environmental Management with Specialization in Sustainable Energy Systems and Management at the University of Flensburg. She also worked on the development of courses in renewable energy technologies for project managers in Central America.
Lifeng Li is from China where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in energy and environment systems engineering. She finished second in the 4th National University Student Contest on Energy Saving & Emission Reduction, organized by the Ministry of Education of China. She will be studying for a Master in Sustainable Energy Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. Following her studies, Ms. Li intends to return to China and work in the energy industry.
Adesola Olufade is from Nigeria where he obtained a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with first class honours. He has been accepted at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom to study a MSc in Sustainable Energy Engineering. He looks forward to returning to his country to set up an energy research institute.
Douglas Yeboah is from Ghana where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He will pursue a master’s degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Energy and Environmental Systems (EES) at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is committed to returning to his country.
Bulganmurun Tsevegjav is from Mongolia where she obtained a Bachelor in International Economic Relations. She was a student leader and volunteer and was actively engaged in the participation and organization of various seminars. She represented Mongolia in the Copenhagen Consensus in 2008 to raise the voice of young people on global warming issues.
Maham Tabassum is from Pakistan where she obtained a Bachelor of Environmental Science. She was the winner of the Earthopilia challenge at the Lahore University of Management Science. Her objective following the completion of her master’s studies is to actively participate in the execution of sustainable strategies in Pakistan and bridging the gap between scientists and politicians.
Maite Madrazo is from Mexico where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering, graduating with Distinction. She worked as a wind power project coordinator in the development of a 20 MW wind farm in Baja California, Mexico. She will study at the University of Michigan, USA in the Master of Sustainable Systems program at the School of Natural Resources & Environment.