Yasmin Ali

Favourite Thing: Talking to scientists and engineers about what they do – it always surprises me!



2006 – 2010 Nottingham University


Maths, Physics, Biology & Chemistry A-Levels, Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering

Work History:

E.ON, Premier Oil

Current Job:

Control Room Manager



About Me

Live in London, love meeting people and trying things!

My Work

Engineer making heat, hot water and electricity for you!

I am the manager of a control room, my team keep a close eye on 70 district heating schemes. District heating means instead of everyone having a boiler in their house for heating and hot water, there is one big central source of heat that gets send to everyone’s house through a network of pipes. This is a more efficient way of generating heat, so it’s better for the environment.

My Typical Day

Working with people in the Control Room in London to make sure we’re making enough heat and power.

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Very easily distracted

Who is your favourite singer or band?


What's your favourite food?

Ice cream

What is the most fun thing you've done?

Worked at comedy club in Edinburgh during the August festival

What did you want to be after you left school?

Didn’t know

Were you ever in trouble at school?

A few times, but mostly not

What was your favourite subject at school?


My favourite CHRISTMAS LECTURE memory is:

Tell us a joke.

Two atoms were walking across a road when one of them said, “I think I lost an electron!” “Really?” the other replied, “Are you sure?” “Yes, I ‘m absolutely positive.”

Other stuff

Work photos: