In The Spotlights A multidisciplinary team of students from NUST-SEECS and ASAB, supervised by Dr. Hasan Arshad Nasir awarded “Silver Award” in The Efficiency for Access Design Challenge

The Efficiency for Access Design Challenge is a global, multi-disciplinary competition that empowers teams of university students to help accelerate clean energy access. In the third year of the competition, students from universities in Bangladesh, Benin, Cameroon, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Sweden, Uganda, the UK, the USA, and Zimbabwe submitted 31 projects. A multidisciplinary team of students from NUST-SEECS and ASAB, supervised by Dr. Hasan Arshad Nasir participated in this competition. After a series of evaluations, the project was awarded “Silver Award” upon seeing a huge potential of commercialization in this product. The project focuses on the dehydration process and proposes to build an efficient and temperature-controlled, solar-powered system for dehydrating food, which is to date almost non-existent in Pakistan. It aimed to enable farmers to sell their yields at a higher price, thus helping to increase their household income, and avoid food waste by extending the shelf life of farmers’ products.