PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR CAREER UP UNTIL PRESENT DAY
Graduated in Electrical Engineering from India. Moved to Japan to work for Toshiba Semiconductors. My interest in Power Electronics developed extensively during my work at Toshiba. Then moved to Denmark to pursue Masters. Now working as researcher at the University.
HAS THE TRANSITION FROM STUDENT TO GRADUATE AFFECTED YOUR PERCEPTION OF YOURSELF? IF SO, IN WHAT WAYS?
As a Master student in Power Electronics and Drives, you are being trained to design and develop power electronics systems. But the training occurs in a controlled environment, and you are not sure if you can directly employ your training post graduation. But once you start working in industry / industry oriented projects you realize you are capable of lot more that you imagined.
DO YOU EXPERIENCE THAT OTHER PEOPLES' PERCEPTION OF YOU HAS CHANGED AFTER GRADUATION? IF SO, IN WHAT WAYS?
You are not a student anymore, you need to take responsibility and deliver as expectation.
Why did you choose to study at Aalborg University over another University?
In the field of power electronics Aalborg University holds a prominent position in the world.
Why did you choose this particular Study Programme? If you could turn back time, would you have chosen differently?
If I could turn back time by more than 5 years then yes I would have chosen different field of study. But in the last 5 years I have been heavily focused on power electronics.
Which competencies obtained from your AAU Education do you treasure the most?
The university provides a special environment where you need to communicate with people very high degree of varying experience and knowledge. Thus you need to understand that and present your argument accordingly.
Describe your best AAU Memory
Met some incredible friends during extra-curricular activities.
Do you have any words of wisdom or insights that you would like to convey to students or graduates?
Pursue people. Mail and ask professors if they have project. Seek out your interest.
About Faheem Ahmad
Programme at AAU: Master in Energy Engineering
Faculty at AAU: The Faculty of Engineering and Science
Year of graduation: 2020
Age and place of birth: 28 - Allahabad, India
Current employment: Aalborg University