Abu Dhabi: Emirates Global Aluminum (EGA), in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has launched the seventh round of its annual research program.
The 2024 edition hosts seven MIT PhD and master’s student engineers at EGA to work on innovative solutions to some of the most pressing technical challenges faced by the aluminum industry.
Over the span of eight weeks, MIT students will work under different departments at EGA to combine the latest academic thinking with EGA’s practical industrial expertise.
MIT’s David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice has been sending students to industry-leading companies around the world to apply their academic knowledge and expertise to the development of innovative solutions to industrial challenges for more than 100 years. EGA was the first company in the Middle East to participate in the program.
EGA and MIT will focus on dealing with industrial challenges in areas including reduction, technology development, carbon, and power. EGA’s partnership with MIT, which began in 2015, has led to over a million dollars in annual cost savings through performance and efficiency improvements. The program has since seen EGA’s Jebel Ali and Al Taweelah facilities host over 54 student engineers from MIT.