Ms. Amira Sulaiman Al Gharibi is a PhD candidate in chemical and process engineering, Petroleum and Chemical Engineering department, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman. She received her MSc.in 2017 in chemical and process engineering, SQU, Oman. She has been working as a lecturer since 2015 in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department, National University of Science and Technology, Oman. She has been working on synthesis of nano-materials, in addition to improving water desalination processes using nanotechnology. She is a member in Wetskills, Dutch Wavemakers united, and Oman water society. In 2021 she received the best Omani young water researcher award by MEDRC center, Oman, also, the best presentation award in 5th International Conference on Materials Sciences and Nanomaterials, 2021, and in research day at National University of Science and Technology, 2021 and many more.
I am very interested in water research. In the last 5 years, I supervised more than 20 projects for undergraduate’s students at Mechanical and Industrial Engineering department, National University of Science and Technology, Oman. More than 95% of the projects are related to water quality, waste managements, membrane filtration, membrane distillation and water desalination. Currently I am working on improving the efficiency of membrane distillation for seawater desalination using carbon nanotubes particles.
Why did you join the UN2023 Gamechanger as youth jury?
I am very interested in water research and in being a part of the solution both locally and globally. Through the UN2023 Gamechanger, I will be able to be an active member and have the opportunity to inspire, enthuse, activate, and bring to light water and energy innovations, raising awareness about the various global challenges we face.