Abu Dhabi: The largest non-oil and gas industrial company in the UAE, Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA), has begun the 6th round of its research collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and is getting ready to welcome nine Ph.D. and Master’s student engineers to collaborate with EGA team leaders.
45+ students from MIT’s David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice have visited EGA’s Jebel Ali and Al Taweelah facilities since the partnership began in 2015, in order to combine the latest academic thinking with EGA’s innovative industrial experience.
MIT’s David H. Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice has been sending students to the world’s most prestigious companies since 1908 to create innovative solutions to industrial problems through the use of academic knowledge and skills. EGA is the 1st business in the Middle East to associate with this MIT program.
More than 30 EGA employees are likely to be participating in the 8-week program, which runs from October through December, this year. The MIT Station Director, Dr. Brian Stutts, and the 9 Ph.D. and Master’s engineering students will collaborate with EGA team leaders to create cutting-edge solutions for industrial difficulties in a variety of operational areas, one of which for this year is alumina refining.
With an emphasis on enhancing the effectiveness of the aluminum smelting process, EGA has been developing technology in the UAE for more than 25 years. The most recent domestic technology developed by EGA is among the most effective and competitive in the world’s aluminum market.
The research and development team of EGA collaborates on research initiatives with regional and worldwide universities.
Khalifa University, the American University of Sharjah, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Higher Colleges of Technology are some of the institutions EGA associates with within the country. International academic partners of EGA involve the University of Auckland in New Zealand and the University of New South Wales in Australia.