|MIT Department: Mechanical Engineering
Faculty Mentor: Prof. Evelyn Wang
Research Supervisor: Dr. Xiangyu Li, Lenan Zhang
Undergraduate Institution: The Ohio State University, Columbus
My name is Aliyah Osman. I was born in Washington D.C. but grew up in Yokosuka, Japan. I study civil engineering at the Ohio State University with minors in humanitarian engineering and French. As a Somali-American, I’m really passionate about improving water purification and access to clean water. In the past year, I’ve conducted research on the desalination of water at the Okinawan Institute of Science and Technology, as a result of this, I hope to pursue similar research topics in the future. In my free time, I enjoy beach hunting, growing and collecting plants, and observing nature.