Abdulrahman Mohammed Jameel, '19, Energy Engineering, Anbar, Iraq
Abdulrahman is an Energy Engineering student at AUIS. An active member of the AUIS men’s basketball team and a dedicated volunteer on campus, he excels in and out of the classroom.
In 2018, AUIS professor Martin Horsch helped link Abdulrahman with a research opportunity at the University of Paderborn in Germany. From May to August of that summer, Abdulrahman joined the molecular and simulation team in the thermodynamic and energy department at Paderborn. “It was so amazing to work on such a rare project. Research like this is very limited around the world,” he said.
Abdulrahman will rejoin the same team in August, this time at Berlin Technical University (BTU), to continue research on the project ‘Assessment of solar distillation units for water desalination.’ BTU’s engineering program is ranked 38th in the world.
“Studying at AUIS has been a privilege. It gave me the knowledge I needed to continue my studies abroad. I’m also thankful for the support of my professors in the Engineering Department who saw potential in me and helped link me with a great opportunity.”
Abdulrahman plans to pursue a masters degree in thermodynamics and energy engineering processes at Berlin Technical University after he graduates from AUIS this year.
“I also would not have been able to achieve all of this without the generous support of the Basil Mahdi Al-Rahim Charity organization who supported my education at AUIS since day one,” he added.
The Basil Mahdi Al-Rahim Charity Foundation Scholarship Fund awarded scholarships to AUIS students from 2015 through 2018.