Hassan Murad, a recent mechatronics alumnus, received a Surrey Board of Trade Top 25 Under 25 Award at a ceremony on April 20.

Mechatronics alumnus receives Surrey Board of Trade Top 25 Under 25 Award

April 21, 2017

Mechatronic systems engineering alumnus Hassan Murad is one of 25 Surrey youths being recognized with a 2017 Surrey Board of Trade Top 25 Under 25 Award.

The 25 winners, including 18 SFU students, were selected for their business, community and professional achievements, leadership ability, and community involvement.

Murad, who graduated last October, received the award at a ceremony on April 20. He also received the Surrey Board of Trade honorary Health & Safety in the Workplace Award.

Murad co-founded Intuitive Robotics Inc., which aims to create a standardized recycling system to reduce waste. The company was recently selected for the NextAI Program by Next Canada, the world's first artificial intelligence business incubator. 

Taught over the next five months at the University of Toronto by Harvard, MIT, and NYU professors with industry partners such as Apple, Google, IBM, nearly $150,000 is also available to further develop the technology. 

While studying at SFU, Murad completed two co-op work terms at Tesla Motors in Palo Alto, California. He served as team captain of Team Guardian, SFU’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle team, and vice-president of events with the Mechatronic Systems Engineering Student Society.

He was also a role model for the next generation of engineers, teaching children about robotics with SFU’s Sticks and Stars program.

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