Ahmed F. Ghoniem, the Ronald C. Crane (1972) Professor of Mechanical Engineering, has been selected to receive a $10 million, five-year award from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).Â
Ghoniem is one of 12 researchers from universities around the world--including Stanford, Berkeley, Caltech, Cambridge, Oxford, Tokyo and Rome--to be named as Global Research Partnership Investigators. The award will support a group of faculty working at MIT on advanced energy conversion systems, focusing on clean high-efficiency, low-carbon emissions technologies with emphasis on integrating process, component and systems-level analyses.Â
KAUST is being built in Saudi Arabia as an international co-ed research university focusing on energy, bioengineering, material science, mathematics and computational sciences.Â It is supported by a multibillion-dollar endowment and governed by an international independent self-perpetuating board of trustees.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 14, 2008 (download PDF).