A Borough Park man, Rashal Mahamud, has won an impressive award for his work on a project that makes the delivery of electricity safer, according to a report by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
The Electric Power Research Institute (ERPI) bestowed upon Mahamud, an engineer for Con Edison, the Technology Transfer Award.
Mahamud, and his team of two other Con Edison researchers, figured out a way to detect dangerous “stray” voltage on the streets using smartphones. Their innovations allow crews to find stray voltages easier and thus commence repairing them quicker, leading to a greater degree of public safety.
Great job to Mahamud whose brilliance at wielding the powers of science has made us all a little safer.