By Gureni Lukwaro
A project by three electrical engineering students at American University of Sharjah (AUS) was one among the best projects recognized at the 3rd International Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship held from February 15–18, 2018 at the University of Sharjah.
The AUS team, which comprised students Ahmad Obaid, Muhammad Zahid and Behzad Bin Adnan, was advised by Dr. Nasser Qaddoumi, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, alongside Dr. Rached Dhaouadi, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Petrofac Research Chair in Renewable Energy at AUS.
Their project, entitled “Wireless power transfer,” went through four stages during the competition and was placed fourth in the final stage of the competition.
“Fifty teams were selected to participate at the start of the competition and only 10 teams made it to the final stage. Our team was the only team that presented a working prototype,” said Dr. Qaddoumi.
The team received a trophy and a cash reward of AED 5,000.
“Our performance stood out very well and everyone was impressed with our idea. Many people we didn’t even know approached us to congratulate us!” said Obaid of their participation. “We were also approached by talent hunters from companies and had entrepreneurs advising us how best to take our project forward.”
The students were also interviewed by Sharjah TV. The interview will be telecast tomorrow, Tuesday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m.
The International Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a pioneering initiative to promote innovation and entrepreneurship. It is organized yearly by the University of Sharjah. The 3rd International Forum on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, themed “Innovation Starts With You,” was organized in collaboration with the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
American University of Sharjah congratulates both the students and their faculty advisors for a job well done and wish them the very best in all future competitions.