Yasmin Ali | E.ON

I am a control room manager, chartered engineer, and a proactive promoter of engineering because I believe that engineers have the power to change lives and improve the world.

After gaining a Master’s degree in chemical engineering in 2010, I joined E.ON’s Engineering and Leadership graduate scheme. This was a fascinating journey in the energy sector; from coal and gas fired power stations in the UK, to business expansion in Turkey, to Oil and Gas operations in the UK’s North Sea.

My continued passion for energy has led me to the world of distributed energy generation. I am currently the control room manager for E.ON’s Community Energy business, responsible for delivering safe, reliable heat supply to over 20,000 customers and creating value from electricity generation assets.

Alongside my day job, I am a regular public speaker, an active member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, a news presenter for the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and a board member on the Women’s Engineering Society Young Members’ Board.

Keen to communicate engineering, I am constantly searching for new ways to reach wider audiences. I was selected as one of the BBC’s Expert Voices in 2014, and awarded a British Science Association Media Fellowship in 2015, which allowed me to spend time working for the BBC science unit.

I have featured in various promotional engineering campaigns, written blogs, appeared on television and radio, and even performed engineering themed stand-up comedy!

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