Mohammed selected to attend Global Young Scientists Summit


Ahmed Sameer Khan MohammedMechSE graduate student Ahmed Sameer Khan Mohammed has been selected to participate in the 10th anniversary event of the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS).

Mohammed is a doctoral candidate in Professor Huseyin Sehitoglu’s research group. He is one of only 40 nominees from the university selected to attend the summit, which will take place virtually in early January 2022 and features 20 plenary lectures, six panel sessions, networking sessions, small group informal sessions, and select participant research presentations.

The GYSS in Singapore brings together bright young researchers and top scientific minds from around the world to discuss science and technology trends, future game changers and how research could address major global challenges. The multidisciplinary summit provides a platform for conversations on science and research, technology innovation and society, and solutions to global challenges – with topics including chemistry, physics, medicine, mathematics, computer science and engineering.  Speakers include recipients of the Nobel Prize, Fields Medal, and Turing Award, among others.

Mohammed will also have the opportunity to join a conversation with an eminent scientist of his choice in a small group setting.

“I am excited that I have been selected for this global summit as a participant, from a total of 1,700 nominations across the world. This would not have been possible if not for the support from MechSE and my advisor, Professor Sehitoglu,” Mohammed said.

His work in Sehitoglu’s High Temperature Materials Laboratory focuses on experimental characterization and ab initio prediction of mechanical response of materials, including carbon composites, shape memory alloys, and lightweight hexagonal materials. The goal of his research is to develop predictive models for material behavior that can accelerate the exploration and identification of candidate material designs capable of unprecedented mechanical properties. Prior to joining the PhD program at MechSE, Mohammed earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM).