The Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Advanced Ceramics Research Centre (ACRC) of the Nagoya Institute of Technology (NIT), Japan, to augment research in the field of energy.
The MoU was signed by IMMT Director BK Mishra and NIT Director Fuji Masayoshi on Sunday. The pact has been signed for a period of five years.
The MoU will help in advancement of the research work in both the institutes through collaborative research activities and exchange programmes.
“The MoU will open up a new chapter in the chronicle of our institute. We are also contemplating research partnership in energy materials like fuel cell and thermo active materials,” said Mishra.
Other than exchange of knowledge, the MoU will enable exchange of professors, scientists, research scholars and staff between both the institutes.
The main purpose of the pact is to research on alternative and commercially viable energy materials.
The collaborative research will also give a boost to IMMT’s existing research on rare earth minerals. Currently , The Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology is researching on solid oxide fuel cells and solid state fuel forming devices.