Rashid Ahmed Rifat

Engineer & Researcher


Rashid Ahmed Rifat is an accomplished engineer hailing from Bangladesh, a country known for its abundant rivers and captivating natural beauty. His affinity for mathematics and physics since childhood paved the way for his pursuit of an engineering degree. Having successfully completed his O & A Levels in Dhaka, Rashid furthered his education at Independent University, Bangladesh, where he earned his bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

As a dedicated researcher, Rashid has garnered extensive experience in various domains, including supercapacitors, battery testing, materials & electrochemical characterization, photonics, and renewable energy. With over three years of service as a Research Assistant, he demonstrated a keen interest in advancing technological frontiers.

Post-graduation, Rashid expanded his horizons by delving into the engineering realm at Caterpillar Inc. (BanglaCAT), specializing in the generator division with a focus on energy-related projects. His commitment to academic excellence led him to pursue a master's degree inΒ  Smart Systems Integrated Solutions (SSIs), during which he had the privilege of studying at three different European universities. Notably, Rashid is a recipient of the prestigious Erasmus Mundus Joint Master scholarship, fully funded by the European Union.

Presently, Rashid holds the position of a Researcher at nanoCaps, a Norwegian-based startup at the forefront of manufacturing cutting-edge supercapacitors and electrode materials for enhanced energy storage capacity.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Rashid finds joy in traveling, music, socializing with friends, reading books, and actively participating in volunteer work for social events. Looking ahead, Rashid envisions establishing a tech company centered around smart energy solutions for the people of Bangladesh. Additionally, he harbors aspirations to launch a technical teaching platform aimed at empowering underprivileged students in his homeland. Rashid Ahmed Rifat is a visionary professional with a multifaceted commitment to both technological advancement and societal betterment.

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Rashid Ahmed Rifat

Researcher, nanoCaps | Erasmus Mundus Scholar 2021-2023

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