Yasmin Ali

Yasmin Ali

Author, Broadcaster

Photo credit: Institution of Engineering and Technology

Yasmin Ali was born in Iraq, and recalls experiencing power cuts during a time of political turmoil. At the age of eleven, Yasmin and her family settled in the UK. She went on to study chemical engineering, becoming fascinated by the industry that powers society, and joined the energy sector.

In addition to being an engineer, Yasmin is an author, currently working on Power Up, an accessible popular science book about global energy, due to be published by Hodder & Stoughton in spring 2024. Her articles have featured on the BBC and Metro, and her radio and television appearances include “Ten Mistakes that Sank the Titanic” and “Food Factories: How They Work”.

Yasmin has given well over a hundred live talks about engineering and energy to students, teachers, parents, engineering professionals and members of the public. In recognition of her public engagement work, she has been awarded and shortlisted for multiple industry awards, including the 2020 Women’s Engineering Society’s top 50 female engineers in sustainability.

Elizabeth Sheinkman @@engineeryasmin

Great to attend #RUKGreenHydrogen22 with @RWE_AG, and meet the community of people developing #GreenHydrogen for the UK.

What does the future of energy look like? Looking forward to exploring this as part of @IChemE Centenary celebrations. Event sign up link below! #EnergyTransition https://www.chemengevolution.org/energy/webinar-redefining-the-energy-mix-what-does-the-future-of-energy-look-like-in-the-transition-to-net-zero

Here is chemical engineer-turned-patent-attorney Simon Harrall! #Engineering #Careers

A few days late here happy International Women's Day! #IWD2022 #BreakingTheBias. Here is a discussion I had with some lovely people in STEM to mark the day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjg3Bck9OcY

📢 Chemical engineering final year #students and #postgraduates are being invited to apply for the Ashok Kumar #Fellowship in UK Parliament, jointly funded by @IChemE and @MPI_UK in memory of the former chemical engineer and Teesside MP.

More: https://fal.cn/3mBVH

Nominations for the @WES1919 top 50 women in engineering 2022 are now open! The awards are focussed on innovators and inventors who can #ImaginetheFuture I’d be delighted to nominate someone so do contact me if you fit the bill! https://www.wes.org.uk/WE50

Looking forward to talking about #Engineering, getting into the energy sector, and engineering engagement to product design and design engineering students at @MiddlesexUni later this week!

What should the UK do with its nuclear waste? I'm going along to this @newscientist event to find out more this evening! https://www.workcast.com/register?cpak=1408717994707120

One of my new favourite places to write - @britishlibrary - complete with access to ALL the books!

Putting together the pieces of the energy puzzle to decarbonise the UK and work towards net-zero by 2050 https://www.womanthology.co.uk/putting-together-the-pieces-of-the-energy-puzzle-to-decarbonise-the-uk-and-work-towards-net-zero-by-2050/
@EngineerYasmin #WomenInEnergy #WomenInSustainability #WomenInSTEM #WomenInSTEMM #WomenInEngineering
@IChemE @WES1919 @TheIET @UniOfNottAlumni

The new Women in #Energy and #Sustainability issue and podcast are out now! 🏭⚡🌍🌬🌊

📱💻 http://womanthology.co.uk
🎧 https://www.womanthology.co.uk/womanthology-podcast-episode-34-women-in-energy-and-sustainability/
📲 https://plinkhq.com/i/1523676207

Featuring @ShalakakPatil @Arctic_in @GreenandBlueUK @EngineerYasmin @clairevbishop @YeWanDae

"Seven years into my career in energy, I felt like I had seen many of the jigsaw pieces of the energy puzzle but didn’t know what the full picture on the cover of the box looked like" - from @WomanthologyUK's Women in Energy and Sustainability edition https://www.womanthology.co.uk/putting-together-the-pieces-of-the-energy-puzzle-to-decarbonise-the-uk-and-work-towards-net-zero-by-2050/

And congratulations to longtime contributor @EngineerYasmin for winning IChemE's Ambassador Medal. It is richly deserved and you can read Yasmin's series in which she interviews fellow chemical engineers about the career choices they’ve made here: https://www.thechemicalengineer.com/tags/yasmin-ali-careers-in-chemical-engineering/ https://twitter.com/IChemE/status/1493244977601822723

Congratulations @IChemE medals & prize winners! @engineeryasmin @FBoukouvala @MattSinnott @simonmh @SheilaSamsatli @reid_indeed @GreenwoodPkg @mrstuartwalker @HarrietMBaird @RorieParsons @princellewelyn @Tang_group_UK @pvcryan @rachaelrothman @jarkag1


To celebrate 100 years of @icheme, chemical engineers will be running a series of webinars throughout the year. Join the first one this Wednesday, on #Sustainability and Envrionment: https://www.chemengevolution.org/book-now-for-our-exciting-webinar-programme

Just on the off chance, do I know anyone based in Tower Hamlets who runs a STEM club who might want a free interesting session about AI and healthcare?

How do you permanently store waste from nuclear power generation? And make sure it is safe for thousand of years to come? This is what @PosivaSolutions in Finland have been working on for decades! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNaId7JwOOI

This weekend I'm hosting the second year of the Women Blaze Trails Festival. Meet 30+ scientists, explorers, conservationists, storytellers, filmmakers, showcasing their work, challenges, adventures, research & expeditions!

Share, find info & register https://www.womenblazetrails.com/

Over the past 10 months, I’ve been busy reflecting on my experiences in the #energy sector, speaking to wonderful people in the industry, and visiting curious energy landmarks. This is all for Power Up, a book due to be published by @HodderBooks in 2024!

The #QEPrize2022 is awarded to Dr Masato Sagawa for the discovery, development and global commercialisation of the world’s strongest permanent magnet, which has been transformational in its contribution towards enabling cleaner, energy saving technologies. http://www.qeprize.org/winners/the-worlds-strongest-permanent-magnet