This is the perfect opportunity to hear first-hand accounts from successful entrepreneurs. The Bettany Centre Entrepreneurship Speaker Series gives you the chance to hear from a variety of entrepreneurs from across a range of industries.

The speakers will give you an insight in to their journey, identifying their successes and any mistakes that they may have made along their way. You will also be given the opportunity to ask questions, allowing you to delve even further in to the backstory of these well-established entrepreneurs.

Attending these events will provide you with a great chance to network with like-minded individuals who share your passion for entrepreneurship.

The events are entirely free of charge and refreshments are supplied (face-to-face events only).

All of our Speaker Series events take place at 18:00 on Thursday evenings in November and February. Our current intention is that the November events will be ran online and the February events will be ran at Cranfield campus (subject to Government and University guidance).

Dr Sarah Qureshi – Thursday 25 November 2021 

Sarah Qureshi

Dr. Sarah Qureshi is the CEO and co-founder of Aero Engine Craft Private Limited; Pakistan‘s first commercial engine and aircraft R & D company that is developing environmentally safe contrail-free aircraft engines for the global aviation industry. Sarah has a PhD degree in Aerospace Engineering from Cranfield University, UK. Her area of specialization is Aerospace Propulsion whereby she worked on the development of a contrail-free aero-engine that was derived from a patented technology. During her PhD research, Sarah assisted the inventor with patenting the contrail-free aero-engine. The invention has been granted two international patents and has a tremendous potential in bringing about an environmental revolution in the context of aviation. Dr. Sarah Qureshi, along with the inventor of technology Mr. Masood Latif Qureshi has now set up Aero Engine Craft Private Limited, to convert this patented technology into a full-scale application ready to be used by modern civil transport aircraft for the purpose of reducing aviation induced global warming due to contrails. The business is modelled as a circular economy creating value for global engine manufacturers, aircraft manufacturers and airlines by providing compliance to environmental standards and revenue through emission trading and artificial rainfall.

As the CEO and co-founder of Aero Engine Craft, Sarah is developing contrail-free aero-engines for the reduction of global warming and to induce artificial rain during aircraft flight through on-board water recovery from fuel emissions; creating a solution for the aviation industry whereby it can not only reduce aviation induced global warming but also adopt an approach to treat the fuel emissions as a resource. Water vapour exists in the exhaust emissions as a combustion by-product. A revolutionary technology is employed that eliminates contrails at source and recovers water from fuel exhaust emissions as a net positive product. This is a true definition of a disruptive technology; a global first attempt to create water within the aero-engine from the exhaust plume during flight, carry it aboard and release it as rainfall prior to landing. The product is a low cost alternative to aero engine redesign, and offers revenue potential to the aviation industry while solving a crucial environmental challenge. Her company is born global and is also involved in the development of other environment friendly innovations such as automotive engines, drone engines, executive aircraft and green airlines in order to address sustainable development goals by developing sustainable technologies based on new inventions.


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