National Experts Program | Abdulla Alshehhi

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Abdulla Alshehhi


Head of Strategic Research, UAE Space Agency

Abdulla AlShehhi joined the UAE Space Agency in 2016, and currently heads the Strategic Research Section. He is part of the Emirates Mars Mission team, and is a certified Project Management Professional and PMI Agile Certified Practitioner. Alshehhi has published book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers on various science and technology topics.

He holds a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) & Masdar Institute of Science and Technology Cooperative Program, and a bachelor’s degree from RMIT Australia. He graduated with first-class honors, and was awarded as one of the UAE’s top graduates in 2016 by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid for his outstanding achievements. Alshehhi has also worked in various global organizations, including Airbus, Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, and Lockheed Martin.