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Dr Enass Abo-Hamed, female chemical engineer

Dr Enass Abo-Hamed

Power Pioneer

I’m from Palestine and I’m an activist, businesswoman and entrepreneur. I co-founded H2GO, an engineering company developing new ways to store clean energy when I was 28. I completed a PhD at Cambridge University, after taking undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Applied Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

What is your current role?

I’m from Palestine and I’m an activist, businesswoman and entrepreneur. I co-founded H2GO, an engineering company developing new ways to store clean energy when I was 28.

What made you focus on engineering hydrogen batteries?

I have always been an activist at heart. From a young age, I thought about air pollution, climate change and the effects of burning oil and gas for energy on the environment. It was only during a trip to Africa when studying for my PhD, that I realised how much of a luxury electricity was, with some hospitals only receiving power for 12 hours of the day, and households rushing to do all their cooking and reading while the electricity lasts.

I saw this as a problem that engineering could fix, and in the process, help save lives and the environment too.

Factfile

Role
Chemical engineer and co founder of H2Go Power
Favourite part of engineering
For me, engineering is simply about wanting to solve a problem and having the passion and the imagination to create a solution.
Qualification path
School, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Applied Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, PhD at Cambridge University
Dr Enass Abo-Hamed co-founder of H2GO Power

Dr Enass Abo-Hamed, co-founder of H2GO Power

Dr Enass Abo-Hamed co-founder of H2GO Power

Dr Enass Abo-Hamed, co-founder of H2GO Power

Devloping ways to storage renewable energy

Designing ways to store renewable energy

Female chemical engineer in laboratory

Dr Enass Abo-Hamed working in the laboratory

How did you get here?

I completed a PhD at Cambridge University, after taking undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Applied Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. I founded my company straight out of Cambridge University - focussing on developing a hydrogen battery that would be able to store clean and renewable energy in countries without an electrical grid

"I saw this as a problem that engineering could fix"

— Enass

Career timeline

School

College

University

Completed a PhD at Cambridge University, after taking undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Applied Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Engineering company start up

Founded H2GO, an engineering company developing new ways to store clean energy.

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