Dr. Sarah Qureshi has designed the world’s first eco-friendly aircraft engine which is currently under development. It runs via an idiosyncratic pressure-based condensation system that will help in cooling the water vapors in the airplane exhaust. The water will be on the airplane and can also be released as rain if required.
Who is She?: Qureshi is the founder of Pakistan’s first ever commercial airplane engine and plane company. She has launched a company called “Aero Engine Craft” to make environment friendly airplane engines, with her father, Masood Latif Qureshi who is also a scientist and a physicist.
Education: Sarah is a NUST alumni graduating as a Mechanical Engineer and has a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Cranfield University in UK. She has gained extensive experience of working in the local automotive and engineering industry.
Dr. Qureshi also holds a Private Pilot License (PPL) with 70 hours of Flying Experience. She has also learned acrobatic flying and several flight maneuvers while at Cranfield.
Qureshi has been working on the project since 2018 to eliminate the negative impact of commercial air carriers on the stratosphere that contributes to global warming.
International day of women in science: To celebrate international day of women in science, the US Embassy in Pakistan applauded her efforts.
While referring to Elon Musk’s trip to Mars program, the scientist says that “unless you have a confirmed ticket” to the red planet, “which does not have a livable atmosphere,” Earth is the best bet and must be saved.