Name: Soheir Abdelmessih

Program: Electrical Engineering

University(s) / College(s) Attended: Cairo University, MIT, University of Toronto

Education / Degree(s): BSc, SM, PhD

Current Job Title: Professor Emerita

Current Employer: Ryerson University

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Fun Facts About Me

The most inspiring engineer I know is ....... Because ........ ?:
The late Professor Abdo H. Abdelmessih (my late husband) was my most inspiring engineer. We pursued our post-graduate engineering studies together. He was not only a brilliant scholar and mentor but also an amazing practical, hands on engineer who could do everything.

Profile Questions

Why did you choose to study engineering?:
I loved mathematics and physics in high school, and was inspired by an older brother who was studying engineering when I was in high school. He was always challenging me with “fun” math questions. I also had great math and physics teachers.

How do you apply your engineering degree to your current career?:
I have worked as a research engineer at GE then moved to academia and loved teaching and research. Engineering is a way of thinking and analyzing, and that is applicable to everything.

What do you love most about your career?:
Interacting with young minds, teaching and mentoring my students and being able to make a lasting contribution to their education, emphasizing that they understand and love what they are studying.

What advice would you give to someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?:
To pursue a career in engineering, be sure you are passionate about it and do it.

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