Dr. Malak Al-Nory is a technologist, academician, and expert in clean water and clean energy resource management and strategic planning.
She is an advocate for women empowerment, women in Clean Energy, and women in STEM. She worked in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA as postdoctoral fellow from 2013 to 2015 and as a Research Affiliate in Department of Mechanical Engineering in MIT from 2016 until present. Dr. Al-Nory currently serves as Advisor to the Ministry of Energy in Saudi Arabia. She was formerly the Provost of Effat University. She serves as an editorial board member in a number of journals including Nature NPJ Clean Water Journal and Advisory Board member in MIT Technology Review Arabia. She has spoken as a keynote speaker at many international events and conferences, and served as a jury member at many national and international prizes.
Dr. Al-Nory is an established researcher with published research and national and international research collaborations. Her research interest includes development of optimization models and analytical tools for strategic planning of clean water and clean energy, and electricity supply chain. She is also experienced in strategic policy development. She is the Lead Author of a policy brief for the G20 2020 Engagement Groups, Think Tank 20 (T20) Climate Change and Environment Task Force and a member in Science 20 (S20) Circular Economy Task Force.
She led a number of solar energy projects including Effat University first two installations of grid-connected 20.15 kWp and 17.4 kWp Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems in collaboration with industrial partners. Dr. Al-Nory received recognition from multiple international organizations, among these:
• Clean Energy Innovation Leader and Mission Innovation Champion 2020 representing Saudi Arabia in MI program, a global initiative working to accelerate clean energy innovation.
• Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Ambassador by Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry, and Mineral Resources representing Saudi Arabia in Clean Energy Ministerial, 2016 until 2020.