He created an environmentally friendly antiviral mask.
Dr. Shadi W. Hassan was born in the UAE. He was inspired by his father who was an educator about the importance of the future generation’s role in sustaining a better planet. This made him determined to become an environmentalist. To this end, he studied environmental and mechanical engineering and specialized in nanotechnology. The arrival of the pandemic and its contribution to more toxic wastes with the use of face masks raised his concerns about the environment. This made him strive to create an environmentally friendly mask, the NAVAMASK. He advises youths to keep their inspiration alive and pursue their dreams one step at a time. He sees the UAE’s multiculturalism and its drive to create long-term sustainable energy very conducive for the development of projects such as his.