Dr. Fotouh Al-Ragom
AEE Fellow Induction Year: 2019
AEE Officer of the Board: President
AEE Volunteer Position: Regional Vice President Middle East
DR. FOTOUH AL-RAGOM, C.E.M., C.E.A, C.S.D.P., is Energy Efficiency Technologies Program Manager at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR). Fotouh holds a PhD degree in Mechanical engineering from University of Florida, Gainesville.
She is a research scientist with over 20 years’ experience in the field of energy conservation, energy efficiency, energy auditing, energy code, air conditioning and renewable hydrogen production. She has led several projects in her field of expertise and earned international recognition.
She participates in professional training nationally and regionally in energy efficiency and energy auditing and is currently is an authorized CEA and REP trainer for Kuwait. She authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and holds several shared patents. She is currently a member of the national energy efficiency, policy and planning and renewable energy committees of the Supreme Energy Committee for the State of Kuwait. She founded the AEE Kuwait Chapter and currently serves as its president. She is the AEE Assistant Director of International Development for the Middle East Region.
Fotouh has received several recognition awards including the Emirates Energy Award, the Federation of Arab Engineers Distinguished Female Engineer for the State of Kuwait and International Professional Development Award from AEE. She is a fellow member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE).
My AEE Story
AEE is my professional family. Since I have joined AEE back in 2000 and up to now, 16 years later, I could not have wished for a better professional family. While I reside in another continent, I have never felt away from AEE’s support, guidance and encouragement. Through their personal direction, training and professional development, I was leaping into success in my own country, Kuwait, and the region of neighboring countries. With AEE’s headquarters support, I have managed to get certified, trained and win awards from AEE and other prestigious organizations. AEE equipped me with the required skills way ahead of time and I was ready when it was needed. With AEE’s support I have managed to establish Kuwait’s local AEE chapter.
Even though AEE provided me with the technical knowledge and expertise in the field of energy efficiency and energy management which empowered me to lead national projects, AEE never forgot to treat me as a friend or a member of the family. Throughout the years I have received personal greeting cards for my birthday and the New Year, and congratulation notes and emails whenever I have achieved something or received a promotion. To me it was enough just to know that they know me as person, not just a name on a membership list.