Sunday, July 14, 2024

Meet our students: Farhad

Meet Farhad Hossain, a second-year Mechanical Engineering Technology (Manufacturing) Co-op student originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh. Farhad has been in NL since 2019.

Q. Farhad, why did you choose your field of study and to come to CNA?

I chose this program because I was always fascinated by mechanical movements and cars growing up. This program allows me to build my knowledge regarding mechanical principles and machines, their manufacturing processes, and get hands-on learning experience through the co-op opportunities presented by the program.

The co-op component of the CNA Mechanical  Engineering Technology (Manufacturing) Co-op program is particularly interesting and provides a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and gain practical hands-on industry experience. With my current work-term project, I have been working directly with industry clients designing CAD models and running linear and non-linear Finite Element Analysis (FEA) on SolidWorks to determine the viability of the client’s designs. I also get first-hand experience printing and troubleshooting mechanical parts and assemblies using 3D printers and prototyping processes working alongside my supervisor to come up with solutions and design ideas for real client and industry needs. It’s an invaluable experience that will give me a competitive edge in the job market.

Q. What are your thoughts about attending the Energy NL 2024 Conference?

This year’s Energy NL Conference provided me with ideas about prospects of green energy/fuel and the steps being taken by the provincial government to turn this province into a global powerhouse when it comes to green fuel production.

As a car enthusiast, I have done a fair bit of research on “zero-emission” fuels, and hydrogen is one of the options that is being explored by the automotive industry worldwide. Current internal combustion engines can be retrofitted to run on hydrogen fuel, producing a net zero emission. The other option is to use hydrogen fuel cells which produce electricity to power electric drive motors and emit water vapor as exhaust gas. The technology still needs more tinkering, but it has a lot of potential.

Investing in hydrogen fuel production would put this province at an advantage in the industry and would help boost the economy exponentially.

Q. What are your career aspirations? To find ways of efficient utilization of green energy to power the future! And of course, any opportunities that bring innovation in engineering together with my passion for cars!

Thank You to EnergyNL and this year’s Diversity and Inclusion Sponsors

The Energy NL 2024 conference underscored the vital importance of nurturing the next wave of energy professionals today. Diversity and inclusion are key to spurring innovation, solving the world’s complex energy problems, and ensuring a sustainable and inclusive industry powered by our brightest minds. College of the North Atlantic would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the Diversity and Inclusion sponsors from industry for their commitment to the next generation of energy leaders and for making this experience possible for our students.

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