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

Energy runs the world: heating & cooling homes, moving cars, powering devices. Chemical engineer @EngineerYasmin explores the rise in awareness of climate change and looks at the energy transition ahead of us. Streaming live at 20:00BST on 11 Oct. Tix https://ald22.eventbrite.co.uk/

Delighted to be taking part in the @FindingAda #ALD22 on the 11th October, talking #energytransition with help from @TheHayleyLoren @TheErusa and @carito_escudero! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ada-lovelace-day-online-2022-tickets-397047057437

Excited to share our latest interview with the brilliant @engineeryasmin. Known by her many hats: Writer, Presenter amongst many others, she has made tremendous impact in STEM and this interview takes a look at her career and her upcoming book Power Up. Link to interview in bio

Today's task: visit a biomass power station in Scotland! #Engineering #stem

Happy #INWED22! To celebrate, I spoke to @Johnson_Matthey's Xueqi Wang, a chemical engineer in precious metals refining, inspired by her aunt to become an engineer #WomeninEngineering https://www.thechemicalengineer.com/features/careers-in-chemical-engineering-xueqi-wang/

Today is International Women in Engineering Day! 🎉
We’re proud to be taking part in #INWED22 alongside our incredible QEPrize Ambassadors to support #WomenInEngineering.
For more info, visit: http://inwed.org.uk

Superbly hosted by @EngineerYasmin a great start to #Iwed22 for 12 mixed groups of YR 7-9 ladies, workshops on #Sustainability #robotics also including a #careers fair. @STEMRussell @TPecku @STEMHira @TechSTEM_UAI @florianefid

It was a pleasure hosting @shecanengineer's session on the best engineering invention; our student audience chose @JodieHowlett's satellites! We also heard about energy storage, fire engineering and binary from @hoang_laura #INWED22
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74N-fSiZ6LU

Thanks for tuning in to our #stem #inwed22 #inventorsandinnovators webinar! Thanks also to our sponsors that enable us to host these events for schools!

Looking forward to hosting this event on Monday and finding out what you think is the best engineering innovation! #INWED22 #ImagineTheFuture

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