EGA resumes analysis partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how

Emirates International Aluminium, the most important industrial firm within the United Arab Emirates exterior oil and fuel, has began the sixth spherical of its analysis partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Know-how and is ready to welcome 9 PhD and grasp’s pupil engineers to work with EGA group leaders.

Since graduation of the partnership in 2015, EGA has welcomed greater than 45 college students from MIT’s David H. Koch Faculty of Chemical Engineering Follow to its Jebel Ali and Al Taweelah services, in a programme designed to mix the newest educational pondering with EGA’s revolutionary industrial expertise.

MIT’s David H. Koch Faculty of Chemical Engineering Follow has been sending college students to business main corporations world wide to use their educational data and experience to the event of revolutionary options to industrial challenges for greater than 100 years. EGA was the primary firm within the Center East to take part within the programme.

This 12 months, greater than 30 EGA workers are concerned within the eight-week programme which runs from October to December. The 9 PhD and grasp’s pupil engineers, together with Dr. Brian Stutts, the MIT Station Director, will work with EGA group leaders to develop novel options for industrial challenges throughout varied operational areas, one in every of which, for this 12 months, consists of alumina refining.

Abdulnasser Bin Kalban, Chief Government Officer of EGA, stated: “Persevering with our partnership with MIT reaffirms our dedication to advancing R&D and equipping the subsequent era of business leaders with the talents and expertise they should succeed. These post-graduate college students could have a chance to use their educational data and experience by suggesting ‘out of the field’ options to industrial issues. At EGA, one in every of our values is to repeatedly enhance our enterprise, operations, and ourselves by innovation. I look ahead to witnessing the revolutionary outcomes from this 12 months’s programme.”

Abdalla Al Zarooni, Vice President of Know-how Growth and Switch at EGA, stated: “EGA’s earlier tasks with MIT have already delivered greater than 1,000,000 {dollars} a 12 months in value financial savings, along with efficiency enhancements. I look ahead to the findings of this 12 months’s cohort which is able to proceed to help us in innovating the way forward for aluminium manufacturing.”

MIT is the main analysis college in america with a historical past of over 150 years of advancing data in science, know-how, and different areas of scholarship.

EGA has developed know-how within the UAE for greater than 25 years and is targeted on enhancing the effectivity of the aluminium smelting course of. EGA’s newest home-grown know-how is among the many best and aggressive within the international aluminium business.

EGA’s analysis and growth group works with native and worldwide universities on analysis tasks. Establishments EGA companions with within the UAE embody Khalifa College, the American College of Sharjah, Rochester Institute of Know-how and Increased Faculties of Know-how whereas EGA’s worldwide educational companions embody the College of Auckland in New Zealand and the College of New South Wales in Australia.

Contacts at EGA:
Simon Buerk
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