Jubin George, M.S., Mechanical Engineering
International Graduate Student Highlight
Jubin was born in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, and raised in Abu Dhabi till high school. After finishing high school in Abu Dhabi, he moved to Pune, India, to complete a bachelors in mechanical engineering.
After graduation, he worked with Ajad Facilities Management as a junior mechanical engineer in Abu Dhabi, UAE focused on providing electro-mechanical solutions in commercial and residential buildings.
Jubin George came to the University of Idaho through the Navitas Program, a private program that assists international graduate students in integrating into graduate education in the U.S. After one year in the Navitas program, Jubin was invited by professor Ralph Budwig and assistant research professor Damon Woods to join a research project at the U of I Integrated Design Lab in Boise. He expects to graduate in December 2019 with research on an Avista- sponsored project to learn how to better control HVAC systems, improve occupant thermal comfort and reduce peak loads, using surface temperatures as measured with an IR camera.
“Cultural shock is something all international students face during the first few months. The campus culture at U of I is very welcoming and supports international student needs. I have been fortunate enough to work with different parts of the university and have met many local residents.”
Jubin loves the outdoors and thinks Idaho is one of the best states in the U.S. for outdoor recreation. He tries not to miss any chance to explore and has backpacked, camped and done several road trips with friends.