Mayadah AlHashem wins National level first place at the 'IET Present Around The World (PATW) Competition'

Jun 01 2017


Mayadah Al Hashem, a Ph.D. Student from the Clean Combustion Research Center, KAUST has won the first place in the national level of the IET Present Around The World (PATW) Competition.This qualifies her to move forward to the next round, the regional round that includes Europe, Middle East, and Africa which will be held on 8 July in Dubai.

Her presentation titled "Revolutionizing Black and White Printing", explained her patented concept of inducing a pyrolysis reaction to carbonize the surface of the paper. The process exposes the paper to radiative heat from a laser that discolors the surface to a darker shade. She provided the proof-of-concept by showing them images of the samples and explaining the variables she studied in the process.

Present Around The World is the Institution of Engineering and Technology's (IET's) global competition for Young Professionals and Students within engineering to develop and showcase presentation skills.

Congratulations Mayadah and wish you all the best in the future rounds!

- by Raheena Abdurehim