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School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science

Abdullah Shawier

Abdullah Shawier is currently studying for a PhD in Electronic Engineering within the Antennas and Electromagnetics Research Group. His thesis is titled 'Improving Energy Conversion Efficiency of Wind Turbines using Digital Twins and Advanced Control'. 

What made you want to study for a PhD?

I was inspired to pursue a PhD in Electronic Engineering as I wanted to make a real impact in the renewable energy sector, to help solve some of the critical challenges we face today, and to contribute to a cleaner, more sustainable future. 

How does QM support you develop your research skills?

Queen Mary offers excellent support for developing research skills. As a PhD student, you are able to access various resources, attend workshops, different research courses, and take part in seminars and conferences. This support is crucial for honing our research abilities for our studies and the future. 

How do you manage and plan out your research time?

Effective time management is essential in research. I do my best to manage my time  using different tools and techniques, such writing weekly notes and setting milestones, in order to properly plan and execute my research efficiently.

What interests do you have outside of electronic and electrical engineering?

Outside of engineering, I'm a tech enthusiast. I love programming, exploring robotics, and staying up to date on the latest technological innovations.

Any advice for anyone considering PhD study?

For prospective PhD students, I'd say this: choose a research area that you're truly passionate about. Stay curious, stay persistent, and don't hesitate to seek guidance when needed. Remember, challenges are part of the research process, so embrace them.

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