My name's Zohair Fakhar. I'm from Pakistan. I go to school at Marshall University where I am a Masters in Engineering Management candidate.
What got you interested in sustainability?
As the world develops further in terms of technology, I believe sustainability and more smarter solutions will be the driving factors of the tech market. I was made aware of these factors while working and observing the market trends for electronics and diesel generators. The market was constantly being lead by companies, which brought or introduced more smart and sustainable devices.
What sustainability, energy, and mobility issues are important to you?
Any action or object that depletes natural resources and causes harm to the environment is considered an important issue to resolve. Coming from a country that suffers from a shortage of electricity, my main area of focus is the energy sector. I am focused on developing a minimum loss energy transmission system.
What exciting projects/research are you working on now?
I am currently working under Dr. Richard Begley from Marshall university on the application of a motion induced generator (MIG) on the breaking system of a train. This projects aims to provide an alternate renewable power source to each train compartment.
What are your plans for the next five years?
Hopefully if all goes well and as per plan, I see myself working in the energy segment and being a part of an industry that revolutionizes the traditional power generation methods to provide a more efficient, cheaper and environmental friendly form of energy.
What made you want to apply to SISE?
I felt it would be the ideal platform for me to explore and learn further on sustainability and how we can apply this in solving issues relating to mobility, power and other areas of human development. This conference will introduce and allow me to work with other talented people from diverse backgrounds on a common issue. It is also being held in Chicago, a city that I have considered visiting for a long time.
What are you most looking forward to doing in the city?
Visit the Navy Pier. Try a Chicago deep dish pizza and a Chicago hotdog. Explore downtown Chicago. To name a few.
Do you like cats? If not, are you willing to learn to like cats?
lol. Not a cat person. I like dogs.