Ahmed Elsayed is a dedicated Ph.D. candidate in the Chemical Engineering department at United Arab Emirates University. His primary research focus revolves around monetizing brine from desalination systems. Ahmed is actively exploring resource and waste management within the broader circular economy. He wants to expand his work by engineering solutions for direct air capture, wastewater treatment, and lithium extraction for high-volume battery production. In his free time, he loves playing video games, catching up on macroeconomics, and tracking new advancements in technology.