Ahmad Zakka

Zak is co-nstructor for Introduction to Energy in Global Development . He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He then completed a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His research while at MIT focused on measuring lubricant oil consumption in hydrogen internal combustion engines.

Zak was first introduced to MIT D-Lab as a student in the Applications of Energy in Global Development class. Zak found a true passion in engineering for global development through the work done in class. He continued work on the project and lead the following D-Lab trip to Cameroon.

Zak was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon. He is fluent in English, French, Arabic, and Spanish. During his free time, Zak enjoys traveling around the world exploring new places and experiencing new cultures.