[{"id":"13","name":"Leonie Walsh","firstName":"Leonie","lastName":"Walsh","title":"","type":"Evaluation Panel","cms":"judges_g1","image":"image/judges/walsh_leonie.jpg","thumbnail":"image/judges/walsh_leonie_275.jpg","shortDescription":"Australia","longDescription":"\n\t\n\t\n\n

Leonie Walsh is a leader and adviser in technological innovation with a background that spans more than 30 years of experience both locally and internationally across a diverse range of industries and applications.

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Leonie’s career has bridged across government and academia with a recent role as the inaugural Lead Scientist for the Victorian Government from 2013 to 2016 with a focus on innovation efficiency, technology commercialisation and the future skilled workforce. 

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Leonie’s most recent focus has been in the renewable energy sector with roles including the Chair of the Interim Board for the Center for New Energy Technologies (C4NET), an innovative and flexible new energy centre collaboration model, Chair of the Expert Advisory Panel of the Victorian Government’s New Energy jobs fund and Battery Storage Initiative and Governance Chair of the Governments Renewable Certificates Purchasing Initiative.

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Leonie is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, is the Inaugural Ambassador for Women in STEMM Australia and has been a mentor in the Industry mentoring program IMNIS since inception.

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Brigitte Bach is Head of New Services and Telecommunications at Wien Energie, a leading Austrian energy provider, responsible for the development of innovative businesses, like zero emission city quarters, e-mobility, decarbonisation and digitalisation.

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Brigitte Bach is well-known as a European energy expert and a strategic networker. She has been actively involved in national and international bodies and the development of Mission Innovation Austria. She was a member of the EERA (European Energy Research Alliance) Executive Committee, and is Coordinator of the Joint Programme on Smart Cities and chairs the “Horizon 2020 Advisory Group on Energy”.

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Brigitte Bach obtained her PhD in Engineering Physics from the Vienna University of Technology in 1992 and completed postgraduate studies in Management Development and Communication at the Danube University Krems. In November 2017 Brigitte Bach was awarded the title of Honorary Professor at the Technical University Vienna, venia docendi in Energy and Urban Transformation. She started her professional career at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology in 1999 and was appointed Head of Center for Energy in January 2009, focussing on energy infrastructure and integrated energy systems.

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Dr. Gail Murphy is Vice-President, Research and Innovation (VPRI) at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Her abundant energy and deep experience will help drive the development and implementation of UBC’s new research and innovation strategy, and shape the broader activities of the VPRI portfolio. Her appointment on August 14, 2017 marked the repositioning of the VP, Research role to VP, Research and Innovation, underscoring a commitment to innovation as a key strategic priority.

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Prior to her appointment, Dr. Murphy served as the Associate Vice-President, Research pro tem at UBC. She was involved in the strategy and operations of the Research Excellence Cluster initiative; strengthened UBC’s involvement with Microsoft; helped found the Cascadia Urban Analytics Consortium (a joint initiative with the University of Washington); and improved research infrastructure in the areas of Advanced Research Computing and Sequencing and Bioinformatics.

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Dr. Murphy is a Professor in UBC’s Department of Computer Science and was formerly Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) in the Faculty of Science. After completing her B.Sc. at the University of Alberta in 1987, she worked for five years as a software engineer in the Lower Mainland. She later pursued graduate studies in computer science at the University of Washington, earning first an M.Sc. (1994) and then a Ph.D (1996).

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Dr. Murphy joined UBC in 1996 and was a key driver of the new Masters of Data Science, a professional graduate program launching this fall—and has been instrumental in championing the creation of a Data Science Institute at the university. She also maintains an active research group with post-doctoral and graduate students.

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Dr. Murphy’s research focuses on improving the productivity of software developers and knowledge workers by providing the necessary tools to identify, manage and coordinate the information that matters most for their work

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She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and an Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Distinguished Scientist, as well as co-founder, board member and former Chief Scientist at Tasktop Technologies Incorporated.

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Dr. Yibo Wang works for the Institute of Electrical Engineering, Chinese Academy of Science (IEE CAS), a national research institute based in Beijing, where he is the Director of the Renewable Energy System Technologies Department. He has over 20 years of experience in R&D activities related to renewable energy and smart grids. Dr. Wang serves as a Co-Lead of the \"Smart Grids Innovation Challenge\" under Mission Innovation, is the Chinese expert of IEA TCP PVPS, acts as a member of the strategic research board on smart grids of the MoST of China, and is a member of the photovoltaic committee of CRES.

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Dr. Wang has participated as either the principal scientist or a primary member in 13 national RD&D projects. He has led the development of innovative equipment and systems, such as ±10 kV/200 kW DC-DC converter for PV, 10 MW-class hydro/PV/battery micro-grid, and 20 MW-class demonstration for grid integration of DGPV. Dr. Wang has received the honor of \"Special Researcher\" of CAS and the \"Tianshan Scholars\" of Xinjiang Province.

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Niels Langvad is the Scientific Officer at Innovation Fund, Denmark within the Energy-Climate and Environment department. Niels has a Material Science degree and an MBA from Danish Technical University.

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Niels is an experienced manager of large international research and development projects and has more than 20 years’ experience from industrial research and development. In addition, Niels has experience with VC investment as Investment Manager in Bank Invest-New Energy Solutions.

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Oliver Koch is Managing Director and COO sonnen GmbH. Sonnen is recognized as one the world’s leading innovators in the field of renewable energy and was listed in the 2016 list of the worlds smartest companies by the MIT. With its sonnenCommunity model sonnen customers can share electricity among themselves and help reduce grid costs for everyone while being rewarded through free electricity. Mr. Koch overseas operations for the company such as worldwide procurement and manufacturing.

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Mr. Koch previously worked at Paramount Equity and Paramount Solar in Sacramento, California, USA from 2011 - 2013. Paramount was a financial services, solar and insurance business. Investors in the business brought Mr. Koch to Sacramento to oversee the transformation of the company as COO, together with the founding President. The business grew from just over 200 people to almost 1000 people in less than three years. At the end of 2013 the solar division of the company was successfully sold to SolarCity.

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From 2001-2011, Mr. Koch worked at Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA. Bertelsmann is one of the world’s largest media companies with about 100,000 employees. Mr. Koch was responsible for innovation projects across the globe: Taking charge at Bertelsmann entities that were not living up to their innovation potential as their CEO or COO and restructured the business to set it up for future growth. Mr. Koch worked in the US, Australia, China, Korea and UK during his time with the company.

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Mr. Koch holds a business degree from the University of Munster, a Master’s Degree in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge in the UK and is an alumni of Harvard Business School’s AMP program.

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Pia Salokoski is the Program Manager in the Smart Energy Program at the Innovation Funding Agency, Business in Finland. In the Smart Energy Program, she promotes and builds ecosystems and test platforms, where companies and research organisations can together develop new technologies and services for the future smart and flexible energy system.

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Pia Salokoski has over 20 years of work experience in the research and financing sectors, specifically in the areas of renewable energy, energy system, smart grids, climate change mitigation and energy storage. She has led many energy related innovation programs and worked with start-up companies to promote their growth. When she worked in VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland, she led several EU-projects in the energy sector.

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Pia Salokoski also represents Finland in the Horizon 2020 Energy Programme Committee. Additionally, she is a member of the Committee on Energy Research and Technology (CERT) in IEA and of the MI Steering Committee. Pia graduated from Åbo Akademi University. After graduation, she worked ten years in the energy utility company as a development manager.

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Florence Lambert is the CEO of CEA (Energy Alternatives and Atomic Energy Commission) - Liten Institute. She joined CEA in February 2000 and has covered different managerial roles linked to energy storage systems/renewable energies. In 2006, she joined the National Institute for Solar Energy (CEA-INES) and initiated the first stationary storage research platform in Europe.

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In 2009, Florence developed CEA-LITEN’s transport division, focusing on the development/integration of two key components: lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells and played a key role in different developments in low-carbon emission vehicles in France.

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Since 2013, Florence has been the CEO for LITEN (1,000 researchers) and she currently heads a team covering different technological domains including: solar, transport, hydrogen, biomass, and nano materials. Additionally, Florence is also in charge of the national industrial plans for energy storage, under the responsibility of the ministry of economy and the ministry of ecology.

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Professor Eicke R. Weber is Director/CEO of the Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS). From 2006 - 2016, he served as Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg, Germany. From 1983 to 2006 Prof. Weber was on the Faculty of the Department of Materials Science of UC Berkeley. He studied Physics at the University of Cologne, Germany, where he obtained his doctorate in 1976 and his habilitation in 1983. Prof. Weber’s research is concerned with Materials Science of semiconductors, especially for photovoltaic applications.

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He was visiting professor at the Tohoku University in Sendai (1990), and at the Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan (2000). In 1994 he received the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award. In 2006 he received the Award of Merit from the German President. In June 2013, Prof. Weber was honoured with the SolarWorld Einstein Award. In January 2014, he received the Zayed Future Energy Prize from the Crown Prince of the United Arab Emirates on behalf of Fraunhofer ISE. He served as founding president of the German Energy Storage Association BVES (2012-16) and is a member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech).

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Rangan Banerjee is the Forbes Marshall Chair Professor at the Department of Energy Science and Engineering; a Department he helped create at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He has 29 years of experience in the energy sector, focusing on energy systems, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. He has been involved in setting up a Megawattscale Solar Thermal Power Testing, Simulation, and Research Facility, sponsored by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. Rangan was the faculty advisor to Team Shunya, the first Indian student team selected for the finals of the Solar Decathlon in Europe in 2014. The project involved designing and constructing a fully functional solar house.

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Rangan is a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and has received the Excellence in Teaching Award at IIT Bombay. He has been involved in the RCUK Review of Energy (2010), the Global Energy Assessment (2008-11), and in energy policy and technology committees within the Indian Government.

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Dr. Alicia Mignone has been the Chair of the Committee on Energy Research and Technology of the International Energy Agency since 2014. She is also Alternate Governing Board representative and Senior Energy Expert at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation.

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Alicia’s experience includes managing research activities in Argentina and Italy, handling international affairs, representing Italy in numerous international bodies, and participating in the G8/G7 Energy process. Alicia’s experience as an evaluator includes EUROSTARS project applications; EUREKA Initiative at its 20th anniversary, and EC Framework Research Program. She is also a member of IEA International Teams for evaluation of the Energy Policies of Germany, Spain and France.

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Alicia was the Team Leader of several EC Development Cooperation Projects from 2010-2015. She was invited to Informal Experts’ discussion for the EU External Energy Policy (EC Energy Commissioner, 2011) and Consultation process for Research Infrastructures (2013). Alicia was an Italian Delegate for International Cooperation in the 7th European Framework Program from 2007-2013 and was Scientific Attaché and Energy Advisor to the Permanent Delegation of Italy to OECD – IEA in Paris from 1997-2005.

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Alice was a Senior Scientist at ENEA, Public Research Agency for Energy, Environment and Sustainable

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Development at Casaccia Research Center in Rome, Italy from 1978-1996. She graduated with a degree in Chemistry at the National Buenos Aires University. Alicia has two sons and a daughter.

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Professor Itaru Yasui is the President of the Institute for Promoting Sustainable Society (IPSuS). From 2008 – 2014, he served as the President of the National Institute of Technology and Evaluation, which is Independent Administrative Agency of Japan. From 2003 – 2008, he was the Vice Rector of United Nation’s University, headquartered in Tokyo.

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He has served as a university professor at the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, and served as the Director of International Cooperative Research Center. His original academic background was Inorganic Material Chemistry, and starting in 1993, he served as the head of a research group consisting of about 450 researchers. The group, Environmental Research on the System of Human Beings and the Earth, was financed by the Ministry of Education, Japan. During this time, he worked to understand all academic vocabularies used in many fields of environmental science, and based on this experience, he created a website in 1997 to provide useful information on Environmental Risks and Scientific Evidences. This personal website is still updated every week by Professor Yasui and total access numbers exceeded 9.2 million this year.

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He served as a member on many Councils of Japanese government, including Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Economies, and Trade and Industry. He is also a member of the International Steering Committee of International Conference called “Innovation of Cool Earth Forum”, which was started in 2015.

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Additionally, Professor Yasui was recently appointed as a member of a round-table led by the Prime Minister of Japan for discussing future innovations to fulfill both the Paris Agreement and economic growth.

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Diego Arjona is the Director General at the National Institute for Electricity and Clean Energy. He received a degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the School of Engineering at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1992. Under the support of the Fulbright Scholarship and the Garcia Robles Scholarship, he pursued a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering at the George Washington University in Washington D.C. in 1994. He continued his education with a Doctor of Science Degree in Power Transmission and Energy Conversion at the same university in 1996.  Afterwards, Dr. Arjona worked as a Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria. Under the Luis Donaldo Colosio Scholarship, he worked on two projects of IIASA: Environmentally Compatible Energy Strategies and Technology and Economic Dynamics.

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In the public sector, Diego has worked as Deputy Under-Secretary for Research, Technological Development and Environment in Mexico’s Secretariat of Energy. He was also Executive Secretary at the National Commission for Energy Savings (currently, National Commission for the Efficient Use of Energy). He also served as an Advisor for the Under-Secretary of Energy Operations as Director General for Analysis of the Mexican Electrical Sector. In 2017, he was appointed as Director General for the National Institute for Electricity and Clean Energy.

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In the private sector, Dr. Arjona has worked as Director General and CEO for Tuto Energy and the Director of Renewable and Sustainable Energy and Chief Sustainability and Process Officer for BioFields. He was also Director General of MOR Consultants developing the Alpha-Pegi Project in Monterrery City under contract for Iberdrola. Dr. Arjona created the concept and developed a private power transmission and distribution project for a large group of industrial energy consumers, as well as a combined heat and power project for the brewing and paper industry. Previously, he was General Manager for Energy Works developing generation and cogeneration projects. He has worked as consultant for various organizations, including the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE).

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Dr. Arjona is a member of the Council of Administration of Editorial Engrane, a publishing house that prints the magazine “Energia Hoy” (Energy Today). Diego is a Full Member of the Pan-American Academy of Engineering and has served as Technical Secretary for the Mexican Union of Engineering Associations.

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Johan E. Hustad is the Director at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, (NTNU) Energy. Previously, he was the Pro-Rector of Innovation at NTNU for eight years. He has a PhD from the Norwegian Institute of Technology and was Research Manager at SINTEF Energy for seven years. Johan is currently a professor at NTNU, was previously a professor in the Nordic Energy Research Program for three years, and was a visiting professor at Stanford University for one year.

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Johan was the activity leader at the International Energy Agency, Bioenergy Agreement for six years. He has also been the department director at NTNU and manager of the Center for Renewable Energy at NTNU, SINTEF and IFE. Johan has been involved in four start-up companies and is a member of several boards at companies and committees including, Norwegian member of ESFRI (European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures), Strategic Working Group Energy.

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Chinho Park is the Managing Director of Energy Industry, Office of Strategic R&D Planning at the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. He has been a professor at the School of Chemical Engineering at Yeungnam University, Korea since 1994. Since 2016, Chinho has worked full-time as the Managing Director of Energy Industry, Office of Strategic R&D Planning, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. He served as the President of the Korea Photovoltaic Society in 2017 and Vice President of the Korean Institute of Chemical Engineers in 2015. Chinho was elected as a Senior Member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea and was also awarded a “Medal of Science and Technology” from the Korean government in 2018 due to his lifetime achievements.

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Chinho’s job involves the strategic planning of energy technology development and policy making to confront the nation’s energy and climate change agenda as well as to revive the Korean economy through energy infrastructure transformation. He formerly served as a Photovoltaic (PV) R&D Program Director (PD) for two years (2011-2013). Since 2012, he has also worked as a Korean representative of International Energy Agency (IEA) Photovoltaic Power Systems (PVPS) Task 1. His group is credited with over 150 refereed journal publications, over 660 conference presentations, and 16 registered patents in his discipline research. He has supervised over 60 M.S. and Ph.D. graduates. Chinho Park received his B.S. degree from Hanyang University in 1981, M.S. degree from Seoul National University in 1983, and his Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida in the U.S.A in 1992.

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Dr. Khalid Albahily is currently the Director of SABIC Corporate R&D Center at KAUST, Saudi Arabia. The current focus of the center falls under the umbrella of renewable energy, differentiated materials and CO2 utilization & sequestration. Dr. Albahily has published more than 25 papers in high impact journals such as Journal of the American Chemical Society, Chemical Society Reviews, Angewandte Chemie, Organometallics, etc. He has 20 years of research experience in the field of petrochemical technologies development, which resulted in more than 50 patents (granted & applications).

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Dr. Albahily received BSc degree in chemistry from King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, MSc degree from Texas A&M University, College Station, United States and PhD degree from University of Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Albahily was awarded the Pierre Laberge Prize by University of Ottawa for the best PhD thesis in Science and he was also the winner of IUPAC international prize for outstanding academic achievements.

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Dr. Kolessar is Director, Department for Research & Innovation at the Swedish Energy Agency. He has a M.Sc. in Applied Physics and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. He has more than 15 years’ experience in the energy sector and energy markets serving various positions within government agencies. Since August 2014, he is Director of the Dept. for Research & Innovation at the Swedish Energy Agency, the third largest public research funding agency in Sweden.

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Paul Korting is the Chair of the Netherlands Energy Research Alliance. He was born in Middelburg, The Netherlands and graduated in Aerospace Engineering at the Delft University of Technology in 1978. After his study, he started to work at The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO). In 1980 he became the Head of the Rocket Propulsion Research Group at TNO. Between 2001 - 2004, he was Director of the TNO Prins Maurits Laboratory. Further management positions included Director of TNO Defense, Safety and Security (2005 – 2008) and TNO Director of Science and Industry (2008-2010). As of 1 December 2010, Paul Korting switched position to become Director Chairman at the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN).

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Although he retired at the end of 2016, he is still active in the field of energy and the energy transition. He is Chairman of the Netherlands Energy Research Alliance (NERA), Member of the Executive Committee of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) and a Member of the Advisory Board of Condugo in Belgium. He recently was a cross reviewer of the Research Field Energy of the Helmholtz Association in Germany.

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Faisal Abdulla AlMarzooqi is an Assistant Professor in Chemical and Environment Engineering at Masdar Institute. He received his Interdisciplinary Engineering PhD from Masdar Institute (MI) and Chemical Engineering Masters from Imperial College (First Class Honours). He completed the Young Future Energy Leaders Programme (MI) and the Innovative Leaders Programme organized by the UAE Prime Minister’s Office, PMO. Faisal has received numerous awards including the Lonza Award for his research at Imperial College during his postgraduate studies, the Associateship of the City and Guilds of London Institute Award in Chemical Engineering, the UAE Pioneers Award for nanotechnology desalination research, and the Sheikh Rashid Award for Scientific Outstanding.

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Faisal is an associate member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers, an associate of the City and Guilds of London Institute of Chemical Engineering, and has served as a member on the Emirates Scientists Federal Council. He is a judge in the UAE Ministry of Energy and Industry Innovation award, an assistant professor in chemical and environmental engineering at MI a part of Khalifa University, an affiliate in the executive leadership program (PMO), and is a visiting assistant professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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