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Innovative projects displayed at AUS engineering competition
Industry experts, academics and students attended the College of Engineering (CEN) Open Day 2019 at American University of Sharjah (AUS) on May 1. The annual event, which displays CEN students’ senior design work with real industrial applications and prototypes, aims to promote and encourage the students to adopt innovative and sustainable approaches in their capstone design projects.
The competition reinforced CEN’s reputation as a center that fosters and encourages innovation and research with a wide range of exciting projects encompassing the six engineering disciplines offered at the university, including chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial and mechanical. The projects submitted provided a range of solutions to a wide range of challenges.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Naif Darwish, Acting Dean of CEN, said:
“It gives me great pleasure to see the excellent quality of work presented at the CEN Open Day for the 2019/2020 Academic Year. Judging the best from among the short-listed projects was a tough decision. In my opinion, all the projects were winners for the quality of the work presented this year is truly outstanding. CEN is known throughout the region for the high quality of its faculty members and students and I am pleased to see that the CEN Open Day is a reflection of that.
“I would like to thank all the faculty, staff, students, and the Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs for organizing this event as well as the guest alumni judges and the sponsors for their generous support in making this event possible,” he added.
The winners of this year’s competition were:
Department of Civil Engineering:
Project: Residual Capacity of Fiber Reinforced Lightweight Concrete Exposed to Elevated Temperature.
Students: Ibrahim Oways, Mohammed Al-Ashqar, Omar Elsayed, Rehan Mohamed
Advisor: Dr. Sherif Yehia
Department of Electrical Engineering:
Project: Laser-Based Detection and Classification of Mosquitos
Students: Taha ur Rahman, Usama Iqbal, Eman Ouda
Advisors: Dr. Shayok Mukhopadhyay and Dr. Nasser Qaddoumi
Department of Industrial Engineering:
Project: Optimizing Order Picking Processes at Aramex
Students: Rawan Abdalhadi, Salam Husami, Toka Sallam, Nagham Ismail
Advisor: Dr. Malick Ndiaye
Department of Mechanical Engineering:
Project: Fully Automated PV Cleaning Robot
Students: Samer Elkhatib, Amro Dajani, and Tarek Knio
Advisors: Dr. Mohammed Hamdan and Dr. Mohammed Jaradat
Department of Chemical Engineering:
Project: Optimizing Carbon Black Production from Waste Tires Pyrolysis (Catalytic Slow Pyrolysis)
Students: Dana Kadoura, Mona Kaddura, Muna AlHebshi, Obaida Zeno, Zainab AlHaddad
Advisor: Dr. Nicolas Kalogerakis
Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering:
Project: Emergency Evacuation System using BLE Beacons
Students: Salman Amin Sowdagar, Hassan Abdalla Al Noman, Omar Abdulkarim Alhammadi, Vikram Sakkia
Advisors: Dr. Fadi Aloul and Dr. Imran Zualkernan
Sponsors of the event included:
* Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, CEO, Dubai Real Estate Center – AUS alumnus: Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, 2003
* Saeed Sultan Al-Dhaheri, Chairman, Potential Real Estate – AUS alumnus: Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, 2005
* Akbar Thumbay, Vice President, Healthcare Division, Thumbay Group – AUS alumnus: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2007
* Abhilash Polassery, Managing Director, SPT Middle East General Trading – AUS alumnus: Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, 2005
* Sachin Gadoya, Co-Founder and CEO, Musafir.com – AUS alumnus: Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, 2003
* Mohamed Abdulla Al Ali, Director, Buses Department, RTA – AUS alumnus: MS Engineering System Management, 2017