Masdar joins Royal Society of Chemistry
Abu Dhabi, December 16, 2013
Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an Abu Dhabi-based research-driven university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, has joined the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) as its corporate partner.
The RSC Corporate Partnership is expected to bring Masdar Institute and its work to the attention of chemists worldwide and provide a profile alongside major organisations – both academic and industrial, said a statement.
The announcement was made during the one-day symposium titled ‘Materials and Chemistry for New Energy Technologies’ that was held at the Masdar Institute campus, where nearly 50 delegates including students, post-docs and professors from the institute, besides other academic institutions, industrial collaborators and companies in the UAE gathered for the event.
Dr Fred Moavenzadeh, president, said: “For a research-based graduate-level institution, membership in reputed global organisation brings special value in terms of exposure to new technologies. We hope our association with Royal Society of Chemistry will help us further develop chemical sciences regionally and internationally.”
The Corporate Partner Programme builds strong links between institutions, their members and the RSC. It offers organisations the opportunity to partner with the RSC and benefit from clear association with the largest chemical society in Europe.
Masdar’s Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering contributes to building capacity in developing biofuels and production technologies, carbon capture and storage systems, and engineered biological systems for waste management and energy production, which remain crucial to the UAE for sustainable energy development and related environmental impact.
Established as an on-going collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Masdar Institute integrates theory and practice to incubate a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, working to develop the critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. - TradeArabia News Service