Abu Dhabi-UAE: 2 January, 2012 – Dr. Susan Hockfield, President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), visited the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies.
Dr. Hockfield was received by Dr Fred Moavenzadeh, President, Masdar Institute. During her tour of the sustainable campus, Dr. Susan Hockfield was briefed on the progress of the research projects that are being conducted within the academic complex. She was also offered an overview of the institute’s achievements across various disciplines during her interaction with the students and faculty members.
Dr. Susan Hockfield was among the group of world leaders and prominent speakers that headlined the Eye on Earth 2011 Summit and Exhibition in Abu Dhabi. She is also a jury panelist for the US$4-million Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP) that seeks to identify, recognise and reward innovation, leadership, long-term vision and impact on renewable energy and sustainability.