December 9, 2021

Saudi Women's Stories قصص نساء سعوديات

Learning, Empowering, and Inspiring قصص لنتعلم و نتمكن و نلهم

Noura Mansouri: A Saudi Woman a Leader in Saving the Environment

     Noura is a Saudi woman who is successful in a field that is not common among Saudi citizens in general and among Saudi Women specifically, which is the field of environment. Noura’s expertise include: Innovation Systems, Transition Management, Sustainability Transitions, Clean Energy, Renewables, Carbon Management, Life Cycle Assessment, Energy Policy, Energy Technology Innovations, Sustainable Water Desalination Systems, and Nuclear Business.

     Dr. Noura Yusuf Mansouri is a climate change and sustainable energy enthusiast and professional. She is currently the Chair of Think 20 (T20) Climate Change and Environment Task Force (#2), Engagement Group, Group of Twenty (G20 Saudi Arabia 2020. She is also a Research Fellow at King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC.) and maintains the status of Research Affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

     Previously, Dr. Mansouri has served as the manager of strategy and marketing at AREVA, the then global leader in nuclear energy and major player in renewable energy. Her work related to the establishment of the nuclear sector in Saudi Arabia through human capacity building, industrial development, and research, development and innovation.

     Upon earning her PhD degree, Noura was a part-time post-doctoral research fellow between 2013 and 2015 at the RGD Lab, Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she received the Ibn Khaldun Fellowship from the Center for Clean Water and Clean Energy. Her work was focused on sustainable water desalination systems in Saudi Arabia.

     Noura earned her PhD from the University of London, on the subject of clean energy transition in Saudi Arabia. Her thesis is now published into a book, Greening the Black Gold: Saudi Arabia’s Quest for Clean Energy. She also holds an MBA in technology exploitation and management (clean energy) from the same university.

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