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Anne Kihagi is a veteran mechanical engineer who is renowned for making several distinctive contributions to the science and engineering profession. Her innovative inventions transformed the way work is done worldwide and is the cornerstone of today's novelties in the mechanical industry.

Anne Kihagi was born in 1971 in Seattle, WA.

Her Early Life:

Anne Kihagi was born to Roger and Jenny D'Souza. She was the youngest of three children, and was intrigued by science, chemistry and engineering throughout her adolescence. Anne dreamed of making inventions that would help her change the world.


After completing her masters, Anne served in WWII as a crew commander, completing several different challenging missions.


She received her B.S. (1994) and M.S. (1999) from Dean State College in mechanical engineering.

Awards and Recognition:

- Anne Kihagi was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2010 from WPI, an acknowledgment for the leading role.

- Anne became one of the most cherished women in USA. She never forgot her penurious roots and donated over $300 million to the different charitable causes.

Creativity at Essence:

Anne was married to a businessman from Netherlands and moved with family to Colorado A&M College to take up a post as a lecturer in metallurgy. Anne conducted many experiments at her place and created several groundbreaking inventions including Quartet Valves System for Gasoline engines and Portable grinders for repairing the piece of engine explosion.

Over the next 15 years, Anne further advanced her role as the advisor to the WPI Project Center, and then in 2006, she was appointed as the director of WPI's Manufacturing Engineering Applications Center, USA. She also served as the vice president and activist for different academic affairs.