Event on 2 March to Highlight Advantages of Pursuing Graduate Studies in Abu Dhabi’s Research-Based Institution
London/Abu Dhabi: 02 March, 2013 – A team of faculty and students from Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, will be participating in the Spring 2013 QS World Grad School Tour Fair & Seminars on 2 March in London to highlight the advantages of pursuing graduate studies at the Abu Dhabi-based institution.
A large number of students from across universities in the UK are expected to gather for the event from 2.00pm–5.00pm at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London. Pre-fair presentations and panels are scheduled from 1.00pm-2.00pm. Dr. Hector H. Hernandez, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering, with student Lindsey Gilbert and other representatives from the research-based Abu Dhabi institution will showcase a research project on tapping algae in the UAE. The research project aims to use microalgae as a source of sustainable biofuel.
Developed with the ongoing support of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Masdar Institute’s graduate programs integrate education, research and scholarly activities. With admission criteria similar to MIT, Masdar Institute helps students to be innovators, creative scientists, researchers and critical thinkers in technology development, systems integration and policy.
Masdar Institute is part of Abu Dhabi’s Masdar Initiative to diversify the economy and extend its leadership in the energy sector. Masdar is already a familiar name in the UK, where it is implementing the 870MW London Array-I, the largest offshore wind project. The wind farm off Kent’s east coast has been generating energy since October 2012.