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Engineering Systems Management Student Khulood Alhosani Becomes Sixth MI-Toyota Scholar

September 21, 2018

Engineering Systems Management student Khulood Alhosani has become the proud recipient of the 2016 Masdar Institute-Toyota Scholarship award.

Chosen from among 14 applicants, Alhosani is the sixth Masdar Institute-Toyota Scholar selected by a three faculty-member selection committee for the depth of her content and quality of her writing.

Alhosani plans to use the scholarship to guide her research on ‘Cascading failure analysis based early design for a complex engineering system’.

Her faculty advisor Dr Khalid Al Ali, Assistant Professor, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, said: “The diligence and independence with which Khulood performed during her first semester course ‘Probability and Statistics’ was well matched by her enthusiasm. I have no doubt that she would be a success and I believe she is full of determination and confidence to engage in scientific works.”

The Masdar Institute-Toyota Scholarship was established after the Toyota corporation won the Zayed Future Energy Prize in 2010. The scholarship is designed to promote opportunities for students to work on projects relating to technologies for sustainable development. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to a first-year student in any one of Masdar Institute’s nine Master’s programs.

In addition to the usual Masdar Institute benefits, the scholarship recipient is provided with a special two-week ‘Japan Experience’ arranged by the Toyota Motor Corporation.

Scholarship applicants are assessed through their two-page essay that describes why the applicant would be a good representative of the Toyota Scholarship program and interviews on their career goals and interests in the Japan experience.

Alhosani said: “I am really glad to have been selected as the Masdar Institute-Toyota Scholar.I will be using my scholarship to develop sustainable solutions, and gain knowledge at Masdar Institute. I am also looking forward to the Toyota Japan Experience, where I’m hoping to learn about their culture and understand their time management skills, because they are very particular about the value of time.”

Over the years, the Masdar Institute-Toyota Scholarship has served as a platform for promising students to seek sustainable solutions in their chosen area of research.

Previous winners include Last year, Mechanical Engineering student Zainab Karam in 2015, Fatma Al Showab in 2014, Omar T. Mezher in 2013, Edgar E. Samano Baca in 2012 and Ayoola Brimmo in 2011.

Clarence Michael
News Writer
25 December 2016