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A Nigerian lecturer and Ph.D. student of Engineering at Aberdeen in Scotland, Zahrah Ibrahim, has won the prestigious European ” Drilling Engineering Award.


The judges were blown away by her presentation on “A Novel Approach for Wellbore Strengthening,” according to the report, which earned her the top rank among the nominees.

Zahrah was a Ph.D. student at the University of Aberdeen School of Engineering. She was selected after presentation was reviewed based on its impact on the Engineering industry.

The award came with a 5,000 Euros cash prize and attendance at 2 DEA meetings with paid travel and accommodation expenses.

The University Of Aberdeen said, “The School of Engineering would like to congratulate Ph.D. student Zahrah Ibrahim, who was selected as the winner of the inaugural European Drilling Engineering Association Drilling Engineering (DEA(e)) Innovation award, which comes with 5,000 Euros cash prize and attendance at 2 DEA(e) meetings with paid travel and accommodation expenses.”

“All applications were reviewed based on their innovation, relevance to the DEA(e), and impact on the industry and the steering committee agreed that Zahrah’s presentation scored high in all three categories.”


She is an example of engineering brilliance and creativity.                

She has been described as a role model for excellence and innovation in engineering by the Nigeria Diaspora Commission.


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