Soheil Salimi living in Shiraz - Fars Province, Iran, founded Engineers Without Borders - Iran in 2012. Born in 1992, Soheil entered Fasa University in 2010 to study civil engineering. He achieved the Top Student of the Year Award in Civil Engineering in 2011 & 2014 and Excellent Student of Civil Engineering, Class '14. He is pursuing his education in Environmental Engineering at Shiraz University [MSc. - Class '16]. Soheil recognized he also had natural organizational and management talents, and has established several associations. He plans to use his skills to improve the lives of others through infrastructure development, sustainable design and eradication of poverty in poor societies. Soheil is also a team member of the international project "The Silk Road to Peace", which is led by Jorg Ostrowski.
The Silk Road to Peace
A talented international team of architectural, planning professionals and engineers in Canada, Iran and China, working to recycle parts of the ancient Silk Road starting in Iran, into a modern and sustainable Road to Peace between the west and east, through faithful historical preservation and sustainable redevelopment of caravanserai for local people, communities and economies, and also international visitors, ecotourists, scholars and students, as possible future UNESCO World Heritage Sites.The project is led by Mr. Jorg Ostrowski [M. Arch. A.S. (MIT), B. Arch. (Toronto) & President of ASH-Autonomous & Sustainable Housing Inc. and ACE-Alternative & Conservation Energies Inc.]. The group plans to start with rural areas and eventually move into the cities. The vision is to build a chain of satellite institutes with partner universities, governments, NGOs and industries, for the study and research, seminars and workshops, application and promotion of: appropriate technology, energy and resource conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Recent news and developments
- April 30, 2014 Soheil Salimi, founder of Engineers Without Borders - Iran, conducted a solar cooking workshop at Hafez high school for girls. Other members of the Energy team included Razieh Amini nezhad, Fatemeh Rahimi, Niloufar Nekueian and Maryam Alipour.
- April 2014: Soheil Salimi revisits the site where he planted a tree on Earth Day 2013, and found it growing well on Earth Day, April 22, 2014. Soheil speaks with a positive message and a confident voice.
- December 2013: Engineers Without Borders - Iran (EWB-Iran) participated in "Research Week" (Dec. 14 - 20, 2013) at Fasa University, highlighting the importance of solar cookers. In this seminar they informed students and professors about the different types of solar cookers and their efficiency. The team included Soheil Salimi (Founder and Lecturer), Razieh Amini nezhad (Food Science and Technology student), Niloufar Nekueian (Mathematics student), and Fatemeh Rahimi (Mechanical engineering student). They tested two types of solar cookers. The Suntastic Panel Cooker, which raised the internal temperature of an empty 4-liter black pot with a clear glass lid to 150° C (302° F) in about 30 minutes, and 3 liters of water heated from 26° C (79°F) to pasteurization point, 70°C (158°F), in about 50 minutes. They also teseted the Dual-Setting Panel Cooker (DSPL), which has two different settings to better concentrate sunlight according to the sun altitude. More information can be seen at User blog:Soheil Salimi
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