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Anh Tran

International Liaison Manager

Anh is one of the MECS International Liaison Managers and her focus is on humanitarian and displacement context in both urban and rural settings, gender and institutional cooking services. Before joining MECS, she was a Senior Lecturer in Humanitarian Engineering at Coventry University and the former head of research for UNESCO UNITWIN Network in Humanitarian Engineering. She has successfully secured over £1.5 million dollars in research funding from EPSRC, RAEng, Innovate UK, British Council and private businesses. Her research interests are in the area of Appropriate and Humanitarian Technology, with a focus on renewable energy, water and sanitation, sustainable waste management, humanitarian applications of 3D printing and drones, social entrepreneurship and engineering education. She has over 10 years’ experience on international development engineering projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, South America and Australian Indigenous communities.

A daughter of refugees, she is passionate about empowering refugee and local communities to access modern energy cooking services and to enable them to thrive and not just survive. Anh has a Bachelor (Honours) and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland, Australia.