Mohammad NijeMohammed Njie is a junior at Southern Methodist University working toward a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He has been recognized as a Grand Challenges scholar, winner of SMU’s Big Ideas, and part of the SMU Incubator.

Mohammed was born and raised in The Gambia in West Africa. After his graduation from a high school in The Gambia, he constructed his first electric car. His childhood helped solidify his life goals from a young age: he wants to help close the gap between developed and developing countries. He is currently conducting research on efficient renewable energy systems that can be used to alleviate the energy poverty in developing countries.

At the Hunt Institute, Mohammed is continuing his passion for developing sustainable energy sources for developing nations as the first student social entrepreneur working with the Hunt Institute.