Graduate Soars

Rahul Sabhnani was born in Al Ain, UAE and was educated at The Cambridge High School in Abu Dhabi, UAE. It was here he received the H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Cambridge Outstanding Achiever Awards in 2009 and 2010 from University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE)  for obtaining the best results across the country.

Rahul then went on to study at the University of Southampton in the UK, studying his masters in MEng in Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in Mechatronics. While choosing his dissertation topic in third year, he decided to perform a study on ‘fault detection in small diameter pipes using ultrasonic guided wave technology’. He selected this topic and due to his interest in oil and gas and also because it allowed him the opportunity to perform an experimental dissertation. Having managed to achieve a first class honours for the dissertation, his supervisors were so impressed with his findings, they encouraged him to send the results to the SPIE conference. He was highly commended by The Undergraduate Award, 2014 for his dissertation. During his fourth year Rahul did a group design project on ‘Installation and Maintenance Systems for Large (100 MW+) Wave and Tidal Arrays” with five naval architects, a project which was awarded by IMarEST 2014.

Rahul has now been selected to attend the conference in San Diego, California on March 8th-12th 2015.

Rahul now works for Harris Pye. Within the Group he has commenced in their Mechanical Engineering department, on a specialized graduate scheme.

Harris Pye is a rapidly expanding global organisation specialising in the provision of repairs, upgrades and conversions to the marine, offshore oil and gas and associated onshore industrial sectors. Operating worldwide on a 24/7 basis.

On 10th March, Rahul shall be presenting to a large number at the conference to compete for his paper to be published in ‘Sensors and smart structures technologies for civil, mechanical and aerospace systems.’

Due to the costly nature of attending the conference, Rahul applied for a grant and received GBP 1000 and Harris Pye have also agreed to support and financially assist where needed.