Pictured is Omar Nemir receiving his first place award from FAS associate dean Parvaneh Saeedi.

Sustainable energy engineering student wins the 2024 Three Minute Thesis Competition

March 04, 2024

The annual Faculty of Applied Sciences Three Minute Thesis (3MT) was held in-person with students, faculty and staff gathering at SFU’s Big Data Hub to watch participants compete. A total of twelve students from schools of computing science, engineering science, mechatronic systems engineering and sustainable energy engineering (SEE), participated in the faculty heat.

Sustainable energy engineering MASc student Omar Nemir was awarded first place. His research focuses on combating climate change through capturing carbon dioxide in micro-engineered textures. He captivated the audience by using the diving bell spider in his presentation to demonstrate how they can capture air bubbles under water so that they can breathe.

Sustainable energy engineering MASc student Muhammad Talha Usmani was announced as the runner up. His research focuses on how elastomeric piston seals are contributing towards making the mass deployment of hydrogen powered vehicles a reality.

Both Nemir and Usmani will advance to the SFU final on April 4, 2024, where they will compete with students across the university for the chance to win $1000 and represent SFU at the Western Regional Competition.

View all of the SEE participants below!

Read more about this year's faculty heat here>>

2024 FAS 3MT SEE Student Participants

First Place Winner

Omar Nemir, Sustainable Energy Engineering MASc Student

Optimizing Micro-Engineered Textures on Silicon Enhances CO2 Capture

Junoh Bede Kim, Sustainable Energy Engineering PhD Student

Introduction of UBEM Method and Application on Energy Engineering Studies

Seyed Reza Safavi, Sustainable Energy Engineering PhD Student

Hydrogen Fueled Range extender for Hybrid Electric Heavy-Duty trucks

Runner Up

Muhammad Talha Usmani, Sustainable Energy Engineering MASc Student

Elastomeric Piston Seal Performance Assessment for High Pressure Direct Injection Systems

Zarqoon Mumtaz, Sustainable Energy Engineering MASc Student

Modeling of Aftertreatment System for Hydrogen-Diesel Dual Fuel Engine