Qasid graduated from Swansea University with a first class BEng in Mechanical Engineering. During his studies he has won awards from IMechE for best student and project of the year. After graduating he spent the summer working for TATA Steel investigating building integrated solar collectors. He has been passionately involved in sustainable energy projects for developing countries. Qasid joined the Energy-Futures Doctoral Training Centre (PhD) in 2011 at Sheffield University to develop his research skills and pursue a a career in academia. He has a particular interest in taking innovative ideas from the drawing board to commercialization. His interests include drinking tea (PG Tips), cycling and generally being outdoors.