GE tech inks MoU with Australian university

GE India Technology Centre, Bengaluru, has signed an MoU with Deakin University, Australia, to undertake various research projects in India.

 “At present, we have chosen two researchers from the GE centre at Bengaluru who will spend their first year in India and the next three years at Deakin University. By next year, we would like to add another three more researchers. Although the MoU is for five years, we would definitely like to extend it further,” said Prof Peter Hodgson, vice chancellor, strategic partnerships at Deakin University, Australia.

The collaboration is under the Deakin India Research Initiative (Joint Supervision program) which would allow students to be based at the GE premises while being enrolled for a PhD program at Deakin University, Australia.

The key areas of research include - understanding and controlling high temperature oxidation of superalloys used in energy generation applications, optimising single crystal superalloy turbine performance through understanding material property anisotropy.

Mariasundaram Antony, General Manager, India Engineering Operations, GE Power, said, “The initiation of this partnership between GE and Deakin will open up opportunities to collaborate on cutting-edge research areas of mutual interest. I am confident that this relationship will continue to strengthen in the years to come.”

Over 5,300 researchers and engineers work at GE’s Technology Centres in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Chennai. The John F Welch Technology Centre, located in Bengaluru, is GE's first and largest global lab outside the United States.

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