Zaid is a Programme Associate working with the Low Carbon Economy team at the Council. He is currently involved in learning the Global Change Analysis Model (GCAM). His research interests include developing skills and knowledge base regarding long-term scenario modelling, energy sector transitions and agricultural reforms to support long term climate strategies.
Having formerly worked at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) as a Research Assistant, Zaid has conducted research on projects spanning areas such as clean energy and renewable energy technologies, cement industries, energy sector, and Industrial Symbiosis. During his research experience at KFUPM, he also received the opportunity to become a published researcher by co-authoring a paper for the IEEE Access on the electricity sector of KSA.
Zaid holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from University College London (UCL) and an MSc in Climate Change, Management and Finance from Imperial College London. While interning at the Designated National Authority (DNA) which is dedicated to devising practical responses to climate change issues in KSA, he developed an interest in and towards understanding the impact public policy can have on solving national and global issues.
Apart from his professional engagements, Zaid enjoys playing table tennis and cricket. He is an avid reader and consumer of nutrition and health related articles and books. He enjoys working on self-development and motivates others to do the same.