Alumni Affairs has welcomed two new committee members for 2019. Babar Khan, PhD ’18, joins the committee with responsibility for increasing the Chapter’s outreach to current students. He is founder of Waterworks Monitoring, a start-up company at KAUST. “Babar has been an active student volunteer, and great supporter of alumni events, and we’re delighted to welcome him to the Chapter,” said Lea Sublett, Manager of Alumni Affairs.
Former postdoctoral fellow Dr Muhammad Arsalan, with Saudi Aramco, also joins the committee, representing the postdoctoral alumni community in Saudi Arabia. “With Muhammad’s support we look forward to strengthening our relationship with postdoc alumni,” Lea said.
Noura Shehab, PhD ’14, MS ’10, will lead the Chapter into January 2020, with a mandate to connect the student and alumni community, engage more with alumni in Riyadh and Dhahran, and focus the Chapter’s networking activities in the areas of innovation (including commercialization) and start-ups. “I am very passionate about entrepreneurship and start-ups, and would like the Chapter to strengthen the relationship between KAUST’s alumni entrepreneurs and the Entrepreneur Center to exchange the knowledge and engage our current students,” said Noura, a Research Scientist with RPD Innovations.
We welcome the following members of the Chapter for 2019:
Vasiliki Kordopati, MS ‘17
Babar Khan, PhD ‘18
Muhammad Arsalan (former post-doctoral fellow)