Dr Habiba Ahut Daggash
Role: Associate, Africa Energy Program
Company: Rocky Mountain Institute, Nigera
Subject area: Faculty of Natural Sciences, Centre for Environmental Policy
Nationality: Nigerian and British
I am a chemical engineer that is working where technology and policy meet to develop climate change mitigation and clean energy solutions for the African continent.
GCSE (or equivalent): Mathematics, Further Mathematics, English, French, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography
A-level (or equivalent): Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
• BEng in Engineering Science, University of Oxford
• MEng in Engineering Science, University of Oxford
• PhD in Energy Systems Modelling, Imperial College London
Detail about Habiba
I am currently working to deliver solar power and solar-powered agricultural equipment to rural communities in Nigeria.
I wanted to contribute to solving the problem of climate change in developing countries such as Nigeria.
Who is your STEM hero?
Tim Berners-Lee, computer scientist and inventor of the world wide web, which underpinned the internet and has made knowledge more accessible to people globally.
Most significant discovery/invention?
Discovery of electricity. Think of all the things we have that rely on it!
Career options after study
- Academic at a university
- Government advisor on energy/climate change policy
- Researcher at a think tank
- Chief Technical Officer for a renewable energy company
Travelling, painting, hiking, football, reading.