SPIRIT OF ENGINEERING: The Journey of Two College Freshmen and the Soul of Engineering: A Novel

By Najeeb Kuzhiyil

When two college freshmen set on a quest to unravel the essence of a subject they chose to study they stumble upon the Spirit of Engineering. In course of their journey, Matt and Maya discover the passion of the Wright Brothers in Dayton, Ohio, and soak in the spirit of their inventions.

The true nature of engineering unfolds a new chapter in their lives. In its own way the new knowledge and skills help the two explore their specializations in unique ways. The Baja car making and acing event becomes the nexus where real engineering challenges and passion converge.

Najeeb Kuzhiyil is currently a Staff Engineer at ExxonMobil Corporation, US. Prior to that he was a Senior Engineer at General Electric Company. An expert in fuels, lubricants, and engine combustion, he has a PhD in Biorenewable Resources and Technology from Iowa State University in the United States and a Master’s degree in Combustion and Energy from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom, where he was a Shell Centenary-British Chevening Scholar. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from University of Calicut, India. He has published his scientific research in many prestigious journals and holds US patents.

Najeeb is a member of American Society of Engineering Education, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM International), Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers, and American Petroleum Institute. He lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife Sunitha, daughter Fiza, and son Rayhan.

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