Emirates Aluminum continues its partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Emirates Global Aluminum has announced the start of Round 6 of its research partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, welcoming 9 PhD and Masters students to collaborate with the company’s team leaders.
More than 45 students from MIT’s David H. Koch School of Applications of Chemical Engineering participated in the 2015 program, which aims to combine the latest academic knowledge with the company’s industrial expertise.
For more than 100 years, the David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering has sent its students to leading industrial companies around the world to apply their academic knowledge and expertise to develop innovative solutions to industrial challenges, and EGA is the first company in the Middle East to participate in this program.
More than 30 Emirates Global Aluminum employees will take part in this year’s programme, which will last 8 weeks from October to December. The nine doctoral and master students and Dr. Brian Stott, director of MIT’s Chemical Engineering Applications Unit, will work with EGA team leaders to develop new solutions to industrial challenges in various operational areas, which this year includes aluminum refining.
Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, CEO of EGA, said, “Our continued partnership with MIT underscores our commitment to supporting research and development and equipping the next generation of industry leaders with the skills and expertise they need to succeed. Postgraduate students participating in the program have the opportunity to apply their academic knowledge and expertise by proposing innovative solutions to industrial problems. One of our values at EGA is to continually improve our business, our operations and ourselves through innovation and I look forward to the innovative results of this year’s program.
Abdullah Al Zarooni, EGA’s vice president of technology development and transfer, said, “The company’s previous projects with MIT have improved performance and achieved cost savings of more than $1 million per year. We look forward to seeing the fruits of our collaborative program this year to further support innovation and develop a sustainable future with aluminium.”
The company has been developing its own technology on site for more than 25 years, with a focus on improving the efficiency of aluminum smelting processes. EGA’s latest technology is recognized as one of the most efficient and competitive in the global aluminum sector. The company’s R&D team collaborates on several research projects with local and international universities including Khalifa University, American University of Sharjah, Rochester Institute of Technology and Higher Colleges of Technology. The company’s international academic partners include the University of Auckland in New Zealand and the University of New South Wales in Australia.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is one of the premier research institutions in the United States, with a track record of more than 150 years of advancing knowledge in science, technology, and other fields of study.
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