In my opinion, Bachelor’s project is extremely important in a student’s life. It is a display of the knowledge that he/she acquired over a period. Job recruiters often make decisions based on the quality of such work. Although we do many mini-projects throughout the four years of study, the expectations, challenges, and depth of the research work in the final year project are at a different levels.
I could take a wonderful project and complete it in style with numerous achievements due to the tireless and persistent support of my project supervisor Dr Fiseha M. Guangul, Assistant Professor at MEC and other department staff. The project focused on renewable energy, and to be precise; the topic was ‘Energy Harvesting using Vertical Axis Wind Turbine from a Wind Turbulence created by moving cars: Parametric Study.
I’m extremely happy to have won the Undergraduate Research Grant of 1500 OMR for my project from the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Oman. It also helped me establish all the necessary experimental arrangements. The output of the project work was presented in 2021 at International Conference on Smart City and Green Energy (ICSCGE), Hangzhou, China. Later, the proceeding of the conference was published on IEEE Xplore.
My time at MEC was extremely fruitful and memorable. The infrastructure at the Mechanical Engineering Lab is amazing. I graduated from the college not only with remarkable accolades on my resume but also with great domain knowledge, confidence, and a genuine sense of personal development.
What an unforgettable experience it was!!
Imad Saif Salim Al Kalbani
A Mechanical Engineering graduate