Towards a New Generation of Engaged Universities:
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16th – 18thApril, 2024 | Kempinski Central Avenue (Formerly the Address Dubai Mall), Dubai, UAE

Dr. Malak Al-Nory

Dr. Malak Al-Nory is a technologist, academician, strategic planner, and clean water and clean energy supply chain researcher and expert. Dr. Al-Nory created decision models and tools for strategic water and clean energy resource management and planning based on analytical assessment and mathematical optimization models. Her applied research on the Saudi Arabian desalination supply chain decision analysis and optimization has been proposed to aid Water and Clean Energy resource planners and decision makers in Saudi Arabia in a sustainable and an economic development for desalination capacity expansions. Her related work has been published in highly regarded scientific journals and international conference proceedings. She is also a member in the editorial board of the npj Nature Clean Water Journal.

Dr. Al-Nory held a post as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA and was the first Ibn Khaldun Fellow at The Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy at MIT and KFUPM. Currently she is a Visiting Scholar at the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT studying innovative solutions to Renewable Energy integration in collaboration with MIT Lincoln Lab.

Dr. Al-Nory served as the Department Chair of Information Systems Department at the College of Engineering in Effat University, Jeddah. She is also served as the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research and now she is the Provost of Effat University.  For several years, she organized the annual Learning and Technology Conference and organized and chaired the Women in Engineering and Women in Energy sessions in Saudi Arabia Smart Grid and Sustainable Energy Conference to encourage Saudi women participation in Science and in Engineering.

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