LG Chem and Georgia Tech Establish Collaboration to Advance Battery Research
Oct 23, 2023 —
LG Chem, a leading global chemical company with a diversified business portfolio in the key areas of petrochemicals, advanced materials, and life sciences, today signed a memorandum of understanding with the Georgia Institute of Technology to promote basic and translational research, innovative business models, and related educational endeavors.
The agreement is expected to serve as an opportunity to connect LG Chem research and development, manufacturing, commercial, and operations teams with faculty thought leaders and students across the Institute.
“The combination of our industrial expertise and the university’s academic knowledge will enable us to extend our collaboration from next-generation battery materials to field,” said Jongku Lee, senior vice president and CTO at LG Chem.
“By partnering with LG Chem, we aim to foster next-level innovation in battery research, offering our students and faculty access to resources from a renowned industry leader,” said Chaouki Abdallah, executive vice president for Research at Georgia Tech. “I’m excited about the invaluable expertise LG Chem will bring to our campus community.”
LG Chem is committed to giving $2 million over five years to support student fellowships and the research collaboration. Georgia Tech intends to continue to build on its strengths, expertise, and capabilities in battery technology and related technical fields to further develop a pipeline of undergraduate and graduate students with related skills and training.
“The signing of the LG Chem-GT MOU represents a significant opportunity for our students and researchers as we develop key advances in battery and clean energy technologies while preparing the next talent pipeline to support them,” said George White, senior director for Strategic Partnerships at Georgia Tech.