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Mohamad Alrished

Research Specialist
Center for Complex Engineering Systems

Mohamad Alrished is a research specialist at the Center for Complex Engineering Systems (CCES) in King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Since joining CCES, he has been developing a solar desalination model, integrating two different technologies. He is also developing a 3D model for the city of Riyadh, to study the energy consumption in a city scale. He is part of Urban Power Demand, Sustainable Desert Greening and National Power Network System teams. His research interests are in the water-energy nexus.

Mohamad received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from King Saud University (KSU), where he graduated with highest honors. While doing his bachelor’s degree, he was granted an undergraduate scholarship from BAE Systems for exceptional students. He completed an internship in Bombardier Transportation's Systems Engineering department at Kingston, ON. where he was involved in many tasks including testing and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) management. His senior project, "Design, Fabrication and Testing of a Thrust Vectoring Nozzle for an Electric Ducted Fan", was awarded first place in "Outstanding Graduation Projects", a competition made by the college of Engineering at King Saud University.

Before joining CCES, Mohamad worked as a technical assistant in Gulf Engineering House in the summer of 2010. He also worked as a technical and administrative assistant in Riyadh Retreading Factory while he was doing his bachelor's degree.