Yasmin Ali (Chemical Engineering, 2010)
Yasmin is an energy innovation programme manager for the UK government’s energy department, providing innovation funding, management and technical advice to enable the development of technology for energy system decarbonisation.
In 2020 she was listed in the Women’s Engineering Society’s top 50 female engineers in sustainability. Excitingly Yasmin has just signed a book deal with UK publisher Hodder & Stoughton for Power Up, due for publication in spring 2024. She tells us:
"It is important to understand where we have come from, and why, to move forward. Fossil fuels propelled our society forward and gave many of us the comforts and luxuries we enjoy today, but at the cost of the climate’s health.
"Nations are beginning to wake up to this, and the mass-transition to renewable energy is underway. It will be complex to shift this beast – an interconnected, global energy system, with livelihoods depending on resource mining, geography dependent energy generation, cables, pipelines and shipping spanning continents, and energy users at the end of the system with high expectations.
"Beginning to understand and untangle this complexity is the first step and it is vital that the end users of energy – you and me – are brought along on this journey."