Dr Irene Samy Fahim #ImagineTheFuture @INWED1919 #INWED22
Dr Irene Samy Fahim is an associate professor of Industrial and Service Engineering and Management and the leader for the industrial and manufacturing track in the Smart Engineering systems research center at Nile University. Some of Dr Fahim’s work focuses on fabricating new bioplastic composites and green energy in construction, LEED and green building certification.
The scientist recently won a L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science 2021 award for her research in the manufacturing of non-plastic single-use tableware using sugarcane bagasse. However, this isn’t her only contribution to the environment – Fahim also pioneered a project which creates plastic bags from shrimp shells, insulation material from fruit peels and a hardwood floor replacement from agricultural waste.
For Fahim, there is an intrinsic link between educating more girls in science, technology, engineering and math subjects and tackling climate change.
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