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Thank you for stopping by. I am Yasmin, a third-culture 20-something from Egypt and the Philippines currently living in Saudi Arabia. I’m a Chemical Engineer by profession, but have picked up writing and web development as hobbies. While looking for entry-level oil and gas opportunities, I have decided to invest my time in continuing my computer science degree and building my portfolio. Here is a collection of projects that I’ve been working on thus far.


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Model Analysis of Inhibit Giardia Lamblia Growth

Abstract: Gardiasis is a waterborne disease and a widespread eukaryotic parasite that contributes to diarrheal diseases in humans and animals. Today, treatment of giardia lamblia infections, include the usage of nitroimidazoles, benzimidazoles, quinacrine, nitazoxanide, furazolidone, and paromomycin but they impose serious limitations making research in this field vital for anti-giardial compounds discovery. Screening of chemical libraries… Continue reading Model Analysis of Inhibit Giardia Lamblia Growth

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Production of Maleic Anhydride

Project Description: The main objective of this maleic anhydride production plant is to produce 25,000 tons of MA per year. The process flow diagram modelling the process was simulated by HYSYS, where Peng Robin Stryjek Vera (PRSV) was used as it is recommended for most hydrocarbon and moderately non-ideal systems (Sjauw and Lam 1994). The feed… Continue reading Production of Maleic Anhydride

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Optimal Operation of C3MR Configuration for LNG

Abstract: Natural Gas (NG) is a viable energy source that is dependent on pipelines and other infrastructures to reach consumers. To overcome this problem, the gas volume needs to be reduced so that it can be transported through Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carriers and pipelines. Currently, the liquefaction process employed is energy intensive as NG needs… Continue reading Optimal Operation of C3MR Configuration for LNG

Google is to Pay $5 Billion Fine if Found Guilty

Google is to Pay $5 Billion Fine if Found Guilty

Originally published in the April 2014 edition of the Asian World, a monthly newspaper based in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Google is in the middle of another dispute yet again. Last year, the global search engine giant paid $17 million to settle the Safari user tracking case and this year it faces a damaging $5 billion fine from the… Continue reading Google is to Pay $5 Billion Fine if Found Guilty

India: the Source of the World’s Leading CEOs

India: the Source of the World’s Leading CEO

Originally published in the March 2014 edition of the Asian World, a monthly newspaper based in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Whether it is Satya Nadella, the latest Indian-born Microsoft CEO making headlines or past managers from leading companies like Pepsi, Deutsche Bank, Adobe Systems, Diageo, MasterCard, and more, India has always had a pool of potential leaders. Most… Continue reading India: the Source of the World’s Leading CEO

Facebook Hits a New Milestone: 100 million users in India

Facebook hits a New Milestone: 100 million users in India

Originally published in the May 2014 edition of the Asian World, a monthly newspaper based in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Second to hit the 100 million user mark, India may possibly soon overtake the United States as the largest market for Facebook. This landmark was confirmed by Javier Olivan, the company official in charge of global growth on March… Continue reading Facebook hits a New Milestone: 100 million users in India

KFC India Turns Veggie

KFC India Turns Veggie

Originally published in the May 2014 edition of the Asian World, a monthly newspaper based in Birmingham, United Kingdom. KFC has always been known worldwide for having “finger-lickin’ good” chicken fillets and burgers but lately it has been giving in to India’s fondness for vegetarianism. Similar to MacDonald’s, KFC has placed vegetarian items on its menu to cater… Continue reading KFC India Turns Veggie