Hello, I'm Khalid Marbou

Sustainability professional, serial technopreneur, and science communication enthusiast

About Me My Portfolio

About me


I am a sustainability professional with a background in science and engineering, international scientific research experience, a passion for science communication and technopreneurial ambitions.

My professional experience expands beyond my background and includes events and project management, translation, editing and web development.

Resume

My Services


Leadership & Team management

Held leadership and team management positions both as an entrepreneur and in the context of volunteer work.

Event management & Planning

Over 15 events with a cumulative budget of over $100,000 working with +200 volunteers and professionals worldwide.

Research

With advanced research skills, I'm able to gain acquaintate with any given field/topic in a short time and in different languages.

Translation

Full range professional translation and interpretation services for Arabic/English.

Scientific Research

International experience in full scale nano-material and devices synthesis and characterization with numerous international peer-reviewed scientific publications.

Sustainability Consulting

LEED GA with experience in green buildings and sustainability policies and practices.

My Events Portfolio


I have overseen and coordinated, with different teams, the organization of over 15 local, national and international events in Morocco and Malaysia in the past 5 years. These events enabled reaching and impacting the lives of over 8000 people directly, and over 2,000,000 through online content (articles, videos, social media, etc.). Some of these events is highlighted below:

My Skills


Communication

Adaptability

Writing and editing

Leadership

Translation

Adaptability

Teamwork

Electronics components

Glove box handeling and maintenance

Electrical characterization

Circuit simulation and design

Goniometry

Syntheses of nanomaterials

Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)

Tunneling Electron Microscopy (TEM)

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

Optical Spectroscopy

Nanofabrication

Clean-room processes

Microsoft Office

Matlab

3D design

2D design

Matlab

Web development

Literature review

Technical writing

Technology evaluation

Data processing

Statistical analysis

Scientific methodology

Leadership

Public Speaking

Time management

Event organization

Strategic planning

Resources management

Arabic

Amazigh

English

French

Malay

Experience


  • Jun 2016
    -
    Present

    KEO International Consultants

    Sustainability Associate

    Sustainability professional working on Green building code and sustainability policies.

  • Sep 2014
    -
    May 2016

    Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (UAE)

    Graduate Research Assistant

    Advanced characterization of different surfaces and materials.

  • Jul 2012
    -
    Present

    The Moroccan Scientific Community (Morocco)

    Founder and Lead coordinator

    The Moroccan Scientific Community is an Arabic science communication initiative, aiming to make the basic scientific knowledge more accessible to the general public in Morocco.

  • Jun 2012
    -
    Sep 2012

    University of St Andrews (UK)

    Research assistant

    Research topic: Inorganic and Organic nanomaterials for Optoelectronics
    supervisor: Dr P. André

  • Aug 2008
    -
    Mar 2012

    Co-Founder and CEO

    mGhribiSoft

    A tech-startup providing full range professional web services: Development, CMS, Design and SEO optimization.

Education


  • 2014
    -
    2016

    Masdar Institute for Science and Technology
    (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

    Master’s Degree

    MSc in Materials Science and Engineering.

  • 2009
    -
    2013

    Multimedia University
    (Cyberjaya, Malaysia)

    Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)

    Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Electronics majoring in Nanotechnology.

  • 2006
    -
    2009

    Al Massira Al Khadra
    (Tiznit, Morocco)

    High School Degree

    Mathematical sciences, Option: B (Technical).

Awards & Scholarships


  • IRENA Graduate Scholarship, Masdar Institute (Sep 2014)

  • Full scholarship to attend TEDGlobal 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland (Jun 2013)

  • Member of the Golden Key International Honour Society (March 2013)

  • Full scholarship to attend TEDGlobal 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland (Jun 2012)

  • St. Andrews internship financial support (Jun 2012)

  • Full scholarship to attend TEDxSummit 2012 in Doha, Qatar (Apr 2012)

  • Four dean list awards at Multimedia University (2009-12)

  • The Malaysian International Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies (2009-13)

Some stats


+10,000

People reached

+100,000

Events budget

+15

Events organized

10

Awards won

Contact me


Feel free to get in touch.

Masdar Institute for Science & Technology, P.O. Box 54224
Abu Dhabi, UAE

khalid@khalidmarbou.net

+971 56 1256620