BEIJING: Muhammad Ibrahim, 28, a Pakistani aerospace technology scientist who works at Benewake, a Chinese company headquartered in Beijing, believes the efforts made by China to achieve a moderately prosperous society have opened doors of opportunity for the rest of the world.
As an international student who got his master’s degree and found a job in his field after graduation, Ibrahim said he has benefited from China’s Xiaokang society in science and technology and meanwhile has contributed to the process through what he has learned in China, according to a report published by China Daily on Tuesday.
As one of the few young scientists specializing in the design of quadcopters with stable balancing systems in Pakistan, Ibrahim came to China with the clear purpose of continuing his research with top scientists in the aerospace field.
“I wanted to combine electronics and principles of control theory and apply it in aerial robotic systems,” he said.
Wang Jianan, Ibrahim’s tutor and professor at the aerospace engineering school, said he selected Ibrahim from a list of five competitive candidates for the programme because of his strong academic background.
“He has performed better than the average Chinese researcher in the field,” Wang said. “I’m glad that he kept up his studies in LiDAR technology after graduation which was his research direction and I hope that he will become the bridge between China and Pakistan in this field in future.”
LiDAR refers to distance measurement by reflections of laser light. Slight time differences in the reflections can be used make 3-D images of the target object.
Ibrahim chose a career that echoed the wish of his tutor that he work in a Chinese startup company. Benewake focuses on LiDAR research and development and on manufacturing and technical engineering support.
He supports Benewake customers from 41 countries and regions by providing technical assistance, including selection of suitable products for their applications, solving LiDAR-related problems and consulting on other technical issues.
“I configure LiDARs. I write and modify programming codes to use LiDARs with different mini and micro controllers,” he said. “I act as a communication medium between overseas customers and the R&D teams in the company.”
Li Yuan, CEO of Benewake, who founded the company in 2015 with the aim of being the best producer of robotic eyes (currently LiDAR), has recognized the contribution of Ibrahim, saying that he has accelerated the localization of the company in overseas markets and helped the team adjust to global competition.