ATLANTA, Aug. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Novelis Inc., the world leader in aluminum sheet products, technologies and recycling, today announced a new collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) to establish the Novelis Innovation Hub at Georgia Tech. The company commits $2.5 million to initiate research, faculty, student, and educational program support. The collaboration will promote basic and translational research, innovative business models, and related educational endeavors at Georgia Tech and will serve as a cross-functional hub connecting Novelis' technical and business innovators with Georgia Tech's students and faculty.
"We are fortunate to have one of the world's premier research institutions in our hometown," said Steve Fisher, President and CEO, Novelis, Inc. "As we pursue our purpose of shaping a sustainable world together, we have a tremendous opportunity to collaborate with Georgia Tech to help train a new generation of the best and brightest students who are poised to advance the frontiers of engineering and research for the betterment of society."
With the Novelis funding, Georgia Tech intends to recruit a senior interdisciplinary faculty member to serve as the director of the Novelis Innovation Hub. The director is expected to be identified and in place by the 2020 academic year.