Hind Ahmed, from Sudan, held an Honours Degree in Physics from the University of Khartoum, Sudan, before graduating from AIMS in 2006. She obtained her Master’s degree in Material Physics from the University of Cape Town. She also has a Professional Master’s in Micro/Nano Electromechanical Systems from the University of Trento in Italy and completed the prestigious Graduate Studies Program at the Singularity University at NASA AMES in California, USA.
“If I was not an AIMS student, I wouldn’t have achieved all of this. Before I came to AIMS I only wished to pursue postgraduate studies in Physics and maybe do a Master’s. After AIMS I got to know the person I want to be. My experience at AIMS developed not only my academic background but developed and changed my personal thoughts; I discovered my potential and what I am capable of. AIMS helped me to shape my purpose in life.”
Hind is currently pursuing her PhD in solar energy at Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland. She is aiming to develop new luminescent materials to enhance the performance of the solar cells and increase their efficiency.
“I’m passionate about Africa and I believe Africa’s challenges require collective passion, vision and action. The AIMS environment is making that happen - it is where talented, like-minded Africans can share ideas, explore and scale them. I can’t wait to finish my studies and go back to share my knowledge and thoughts about Africa, as I strongly believe the solution to Africa’s challenges lies within Africans themselves.”