Professor of Engineering
Prof. Nidal Hilal
He developed techniques to desalinate water and protect it as a vital resource.
Prof. Nidal Hilal grew up in both Syria and Lebanon. The plight of people suffering from lack of clean water inspired him to come up with a solution. His advanced studies in chemical engineering and water science enabled him to do so. He advises youths today to turn their dreams into reality through hard work and discipline. Working in domains they are passionate about inspires others. The UAE, he believes, makes the impossible possible because it encourages new ideas and is a culture of innovation.