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Dawood University of Engineering and Technology Shines on the Global Stage: DUET Wins UNIDO Global Call 2023 Award
Shanghai, China – November 7, 2023 – Prof. Dr. Zeeshan Ali, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Dawood University of Engineering and Technology (Dawood UET), has achieved a remarkable accolade by securing the third prize, under the category of Clean Energy Innovation, at the prestigious United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Global Call 2023 Award Ceremony. This prestigious ceremony was a part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Smart Mobility Forum held at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, China.
Prof. Dr. Zeeshan Ali represented DUET on the global stage at the UNIDO Global Call 2023, an initiative dedicated to recognizing outstanding green energy solutions from around the world. He showcased his groundbreaking Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) solution, designed to address the challenges associated with wind energy production, particularly in regions with low natural wind speeds.
Prof. Dr. Zeeshan Ali represented DUET on the global stage at the UNIDO Global Call 2023, an initiative aimed at recognizing and gathering outstanding green energy solutions from across the world. Dr. Zeeshan Ali showcased his groundbreaking Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) solution, which tackles the challenges associated with wind energy production. His innovative VAWT project focuses on enhancing the stability of wind power provision, particularly in regions with low natural wind speeds.
This distinguished recognition further cements Prof. Dr. Zeeshan Ali’s remarkable contributions in the field of sustainable energy solutions. The VAWT project, conceptualized by Prof. Dr. Zeeshan Ali, revolves around augmenting the stability of wind power provision through the introduction of an auxiliary system capable of generating wind even in conditions of low natural wind speeds. This innovation expands the existing system by harnessing both natural and artificial wind, ensuring a continuous wind energy supply with a capacity ranging from 300 to 1,000 watts.
Significantly, this groundbreaking VAWT system has already been successfully deployed in Karachi, Pakistan. With his recognition at CIIE, Prof. Dr. Zeeshan Ali aims to attract global investors interested in green energy solutions, offering an opportunity to apply this Pakistani innovation to a wide range of applications, including residences, hospitals, hotels, and more, ultimately contributing to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Prof. Dr. Zeeshan Ali expresses his highest gratitude to the companies and organizations that supported and funded this journey, including “DUET”, Karachi, Pakistan”, “COMSATS, Islamabad”, “HANDS, Karachi, Pakistan”, “Medico International, Germany”, “PakTech, Karachi, Pakistan”, and “Carol Technology, Karachi, Pakistan. Their immense support has been instrumental in achieving this milestone.
Dawood UET takes immense pride in this momentous achievement and looks forward to supporting further innovations in the field of green energy and smart mobility. The UNIDO Global Call 2023 Award not only acknowledges the brilliance of Prof. Dr. Zeeshan Ali but also underscores the potential of Pakistani innovation on the global stage.