Egypt & University of Cape Town, 2019
Mona Emad El-din Allaam graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Suez Canal University, Egypt in 2012. She then continued her postgraduate studies in Clinical Pharmacy at Ain shams University, in the 2014. This allowed her to work as a clinical pharmacist for 4 years at an ICU unit at a hospital in her hometown Port Said. She has an extreme interest in bio-engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and robotics. Mona believes that multidisciplinary research is the key to innovation and new discoveries. After finishing her diploma, she joined a Makerspace community in her hometown where she learned about electronics, robotics and programming. Their team made many innovative projects that won first place in big competitions. Mona is currently the CEO of Port Said Makerspace, which aims to run workshops in electronics and programming for anyone who has the desire to learn. After two years of intense self-study using online courses, Mona got the opportunity to be a visiting research assistant at The Medical Micro and Nano Robotics Research Laboratory (MNRLab) at a German University in Cairo. She participated in many projects investigating the benefits of magnetic helical micro-robots in healthcare, such as dissolving blood clots using micro-robots with minimal invasion. She hopes to pursue her studies and career in the field of Medical Robotics, especially the application of robotic vision in healthcare.