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Masdar Institute Professor to Give Seminar at MIT

On September 18, 2012 from 10 – 11 am in Room 3-333, Professor Hassan Arafat from the Water and Environmental Engineering Program, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
will speak on Process Challenges in Membrane Distillation for Seawater Desalination: Membrane Fouling and Wetting.

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MI Professor Hassan Arafat

Masdar Institute's Second Graduating Class

May 28, 2012

On May 28, 2012 at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, Masdar Institute graduated its second class of master's students. Fifty students, who enrolled at Masdar Institute in September 2010, obtained their degrees from seven Master of Science graduate programs from HH Sheikh Abdulla bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Selected from a pool of over 1,900 applicants from across the world, these graduates represent 24 countries.

MIT President Susan Hockfield Serves on Zayed Future Energy Prize Jury and Visits Masdar Institute, Abu Dhabi

December 2011

MIT President Susan Hockfield traveled to Abu Dhabi to serve on the Zayed Future Energy Prize jury, an award aimed to drive innovation, leadership, long-term vision, and impact in renewable energy and sustainability.

President Hockfield toured the Masdar Institute campus and met with faculty, students, and staff and was briefed on the progress of the research projects between Masdar Institute and MIT faculty.

MIT President Hockfield at Masdar Institute
President Hockfield meets with Masdar Institute students at their new campus in Abu Dhabi.

MIT President Hockfield at Masdar Institute
President Hockfield visits the lab of Masdar Institute faculty member Professor Raed Hashaikeh.

Masdar Institute Holds First Graduation

June 5, 2011

Over 70 students from five master's programs graduated from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology on Sunday, June 5, 2011. The graduation ceremony held at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi was attended by senior government officials and dignitaries. The graduates received their certificates from Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Adviser and Vice-Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council and HH Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

"This occasion positions Masdar Institute as one of the rapidly emerging hubs for education in renewable energy-related fields. We are proud to have played our part in creating the next generation of leaders that will solve the manmade problems we are all experiencing," said Dr. Fred Moavenzadeh, President of Masdar Institute and Director of MIT's Technology and Development Program (currently on leave from MIT).

Masdar Institute graduation 2011

MIT Professor Duane Boning to Serve as Director of the MIT Masdar Program

February 2011

Associate Provost Martin Schmidt announced that Duane Boning, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has agreed to serve as Director of the MIT & Masdar Institute Program. In this role, Professor Boning will help strengthen the growing rich collaboration in education and research between MIT, the Masdar Institute, and Abu Dhabi.

As Director, Boning will build on the assistance MIT has provided to the Masdar Institute, including establishment of a range of new graduate programs at Masdar spanning topics of energy, smart grid, materials and microsystems engineering, that have been successfully launched under the leadership of Professor Fred Moavenzadeh, previous Director of the MIT Masdar Program who has taken a leave of absence to serve as the President of Masdar Institute.

Professor Duane Boning

U.S Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton Visits Masdar Institute

January 10, 2011

The Secretary of State of the United States of America, Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton, delivered a speech on January 10, 2011 at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology affirming the strong relationship between the United States and the United Arab Emirates. Secretary Clinton also commended Masdar's ambition and commitment to advancing and commercializing innovations in renewable energy and clean technology.

Hillary Clinton at the Masdar Institute

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