• Primary Program Policy and Decision Science
  • Research Interests Clean energy transition, and energy technology innovation and renewables integration in the electricity grid


Noura’s previous postings include post-doctoral research fellow at the mechanical engineering department at MIT, manager of strategy and marketing at AREVA and research assistant at the Center for Global Energy Studies in London. She maintains a visiting scholar status at MIT and is also a World Energy Council Future Energy Leader.

Noura has authored papers and studies on energy and transition paths to sustainable economies, energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions in the Saudi electricity sector, carbon capture and storage, solar photovoltaics, sustainable desalination systems, solar desalination and nuclear desalination in Saudi Arabia.



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  • External journal articles
  • Commentary
Are Small Modular Reactors a Good Option for Saudi Arabia?

Are Small Modular Reactors a Good Option for Saudi Arabia?

Since the start of nuclear power in the 1950s, nuclear generation technology has continually transformed and developed. Following the three major nuclear accidents, Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima, nuclear power has become more robust, safer and more secure.

November 3, 2019

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