Meet our Researchers: Mansoureh Khaljani

Meet our Researchers: Mansoureh Khaljani

This is Mansoureh, PhD student with the Renewable Engine Project. She has given an account of her experience as a PhD student at South West College:

“My background is in Mechanical Engineering and after my Master’s degree, I decided to broaden my knowledge by working with a highly prestigious international research group. So I started to learn English, and after two years, I moved from Iran to Northern Ireland and joined Renewable Engine in 2018. Currently, I am working in the field of energy storage and my time is split between SWC InnoTech in Cookstown, Queen’s University Belfast and with B9 Energy – a renewable energy company based in Larne who are my project’s industrial partner. Currently, I am in the final year of the PhD and like a lot of others have had to adapt to this unusual situation of lockdown – thankfully however I have been able to continue my research remotely.  This project is exciting for me due to the novel concept, sustainability aspect and industrial link; with the overall aim of the project being to develop an environmentally clean and efficient energy storage system. Although immigration was a big challenge for me, so far it has been an excellent opportunity to work with and learn from people with different working culture and language.  New experiences, learning and making new friends is always exciting.”

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The project is supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB), with match funding provided by the Department for the Economy (Northern Ireland) and Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (Republic of Ireland).
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