25 April, 2019
He bested other candidates for his work on the MEDAD; a combination of conventional thermal desalination and adsorptive desalination. This hybrid technology not only enables up to 70% reduction of energy consumption but also provides low-cost capacity upgrade opportunities for existing thermal desalination plants. Dr. Shahzad is a research scientist under the supervision of Prof. Kim Choon Ng.
"Receiving this award has been my dream. It reminds me of another quote that says, 'No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid'", Dr. Shahzad said.