Dubai College, Manchester Grammar School, University of Oxford
10 GCSEs; 5 A-levels, 2 AS-levels; MEng Engineering, Economics & Management; DPhil Engineering Science
Intern at Deloitte, Admin assistant at MEI, Intern at Rolls-Royce, Researcher at University of Oxford, COO of Qdot Technology Ltd.
Chief Operating Officer
Qdot Technology Ltd. is an Oxford University spin-out company whose mission is to enable clean energy by creating thermal management solutions for clean generation and usage of electrical power.
The founding team’s first innovation to that end was a heatsink design for a nuclear fusion power plant divertor target – a component that must endure 100,000 times the power of the sun.
Using this IP and the expertise of the team, Qdot is now developing a cooling system for ground and air electrical vehicle batteries that will make possible extremely fast charging – adding 200 miles of range in just 10 minutes for ground vehicles; as well as compact heat exchangers using advanced design and manufacturing methods.
I'm an Engineer, trying to grow my own high tech business.
I grew up in Dubai, UAE and have now been living in Oxford since starting my undergrad degree. Outside of work, I enjoy playing and teaching piano. As a student, I used to run a college big band, and a college orchestra, but I haven’t been in a band lately.
I invent cooling systems that prevent nuclear fusion plants, aeroplane engines and EV batteries from melting or worse.
I recently founded Qdot Technology Ltd, an Oxford University spin-out company whose mission is to enable clean energy by innovating thermal management solutions for clean generation and usage of electrical power. The company’s focus is currently in nuclear fusion power plant cooling and EVs, both ground and air.
I also conduct research at the Oxford Thermofluids Institute (where I did my doctorate degree) specialising in heat transfer, in particular the cooling of jet engine components and power electronics in electric vehicles. As a cooling engineer, I use experimental data, computational models and experimental methods development to ensure that components operating in extremely adverse environments do not fail in service.
At Oxford, I also teach undergraduate Engineering at a couple of the colleges.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Engineer, Innovator, Entrepreneur
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Did a DPhil
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
Fascination of aeroplanes, my DPhil supervisor
What was your favourite subject at school?
Design & Technology
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Work in the aerospace industry
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Rage Against the Machine
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?