Contributions of innovative women to the engineering field in focus at summit
Dr. Veronica Bermudez, senior research director at Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute (QEERI)’s Energy Center, part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), participated at the ‘2019 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference’ in Austin, Texas, USA. The summit, which took place from May 23-24, brought together professional women across industry, academia, and government to facilitate knowledge sharing and stimulate innovation in engineering. Dr. Bermudez moderated a panel discussion on how innovation, cultural changes, and diversity can help to fuel the renewable energy transition. She was invited to the conference after being awarded the second prize for her essay, ‘Imagination Fueling Innovation and Change in the Energetic Sector’ in a competition organized by IEEE Women in Engineering, Japan. QEERI’s Energy Center focuses on research across several programs, including Catalysis and Process Technology; Energy Management; Energy Storage; Energy Efficiency; Energy Conversation; and Disruptive Technologies. The institute is involved in research, development, and innovation aimed at addressing Qatar’s challenges and priorities through its energy, water, environment and sustainability, and computational materials and processes centers.