Kai Hu and Pallavi Goel are this year’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence MPhil students, supported by the generous donation from the College’s first Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Sheryl Cuisia.
Kai Hu is a product designer from Shanghai, China. He graduated from Tongji University in Industrial Design, with his end-of-degree project exploring the traits of firewood, unveiling its untapped potential and opening a new material dialogue between the local community, the government, and the commercial sectors. Kai is pursuing an MPhil in Conservation Leadership at Cambridge with his research centred on investigating the cultural, social and psychological value of natural aesthetics. He is also one of the 42 students in the third cohort of the King’s E-Lab programme, so right before the start of Michaelmas Term he participated in a week-long residential.
Pallavi Goel, the second recipient of an Entrepreneur-in-Residence studentship this year, is pursuing my MPhil in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management at Cambridge. Born and raised in India, she studied at the University of Hong Kong where she worked on a diverse range of projects in manufacturing, supply chain and operations planning. Pallavi’s research this year will analyze retail manufacturing and hopefully identify ways to improve logistics processes, making them more efficient and environmentally sustainable.
Co-Director of the E-Lab Thomas Roulet said:
We are delighted that through the Entrepreneur-in-Residence studentships we can support students with an entrepreneurial mindset to use their academic skills to create concrete ways to address societal and environmental problems.
We have hugely benefited from the support and mentoring from Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Sheryl Cuisia and Billy Boyle who share their wisdom and enthusiasm with our students and encourage them to be innovative.