Dubai master's students receive award for sustainability project
The team consists of Anto John, Raymond Antony and Kassey Karuna, all Master of Science (MSc) students, and their professor, Dr. Mutasim Nour, director of MSc energy programs at the Dubai Campus. The team submitted its idea on sustainability, explaining how a government building chosen by the foursome could efficiently reduce its energy use by at least one-fourth with ideas presented by the team.
For its silver place results, the team gets to showcase its project at the Intersolar Middle East event, a six-week internship within a Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) affiliated business in the UAE and $1,500 in cash.
“The UAE is considered a hub for innovation and technology and naturally, energy consumption is rising steadily,” Nour said. “Clean technology is a requirement in order to achieve a system of efficient sustainable energy generation and storage. Heriot-Watt is extremely honored to have been presented with the silver award and we’d like to thank the Young Leaders’ Innovation Challenge, First Solar and Intersolar for this opportunity."