Students to showcase research to energy industry

Representatives from the local energy sector are being invited to find out more about industry-related research projects being undertaken by students at Robert Gordon University and the University of Aberdeen.

The Aberdeen Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Energy Institute have combined forces to organise the event at the Douglas Hotel tomorrow (Wednesday 24 November).

Thirty postgraduate MSc students from both the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University will display posters outlining their research projects – all of which are relevant to industry, and many of which have been produced in response to a company’s specific need.

Denis Pinto, Chairman of the Energy Institute Aberdeen Highlands and Islands Branch, explained the rationale behind the event: “Some of the brightest young minds who are embarking on their careers in the energy sector, are being applied to industry problems. They are keen for those within the industry to view first-hand what they are capable of, and to see how they could benefit from the findings of their research.”

This event has been organised by the EI Aberdeen student chapter. Happiness Okafor, the Vice president of the EI student chapter at University of Aberdeen, commented: “We students feel the need to promote our capabilities to the industry and bridge the gap between the Energy industry and the universities.  This event creates a great opportunity for us to do this."

The event will be moderated by Jeremy Cresswell, Press & Journal Energy Supplement Editor and Honorary Professor at Robert Gordon University’s Aberdeen Business School.

‘An Opportunity for Industry’ is supported by: Shell, Nexen, Optima, ASM, iicorr, itf, subsea 7, the University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University.

ENDS                                      23 November 2010

Pauline Smith
Communications Officer

Robert Gordon University
AB10 1FR
Tel: 01224 262389