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Ghoniem to receive $10M KAUST award

Ahmed F. Ghoniem
Ahmed F. Ghoniem

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). 

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. 

KAUST is being built in Saudi Arabia as an international co-ed research university focusing on energy, bioengineering, material science, mathematics and computational sciences. 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).

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