ABU DHABI: Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, today announced that its PhD student, Ahmed Al Harethi, became one of the proud recipients of the Medal of Top Emiratis on the occasion of the UAE National Day.
Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, presented the award to Al Harethi and 42 other top Emirati achievers in the fields of education, research, health, economy, military, and sports, as part of the 43rd UAE National Day celebrations.
The Masdar Institute student was nominated for the distinguished innovators, inventors and achievers award by Masdar Institute and the Abu Dhabi Government Technology Development Committee Takamul Program for his academic and research achievements.
Dr. Fred Moavenzadeh, President of Masdar Institute, said, ” This UAE National Day honour for Masdar Institute’s Ahmed Al Harethi is a testimony to the research and innovation calibre of our students and faculty members, as well as the continuing support Masdar Institute receives from the UAE leadership in its efforts to develop the UAE’s human and intellectual capital. We congratulate Al Harethi and all the faculty members who guided him in his research work and believe this honour will help motivate more students to pursue meaningful sustainable research.” Over 137,000 applications were submitted for the Medal of Top Emirati prizes, out of which 43 were selected in honour of the 43rd UAE National Day. Al Harethi and the other recipients will have their names archived with their achievements in the UAE Government Year Book.