Calgary, AB – To honour the work and research efforts of Dr. Pedram Mousavi and Dr. Mojgan Daneshmand, RGL is announcing the inception of the RGL Mousavi-Daneshmand Engineering Innovation Award. Dr. Mousavi, his wife, and two daughters were among the 176 people who perished on the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752.
RGL Reservoir Management Inc. was shocked and saddened to learn of the fatal accident earlier this year. Dr. Mousavi led an RGL-partnered research group at the University of Alberta focusing on wireless downhole power and data transfer. His team is developing intelligent wireless devices that will work toward making oil and gas operations safe and more cost effective.
Dr. Mousavi’s wife, Dr. Daneshmand, was also an engineering professor with the electrical and computer engineering department at the University of Alberta. The couple's two daughters, Darina and Darya, were aged 10 and 15, respectively. The family was among at least 30 Edmontonians lost in the accident.
The $2,500 RGL Mousavi-Daneshmand Engineering Innovation Award will be granted annually for four years to a student pursuing an energy industry-related engineering Master’s or PhD at the University of Alberta. The student must have an interest in the areas of digitalization, data capture, mechanical actuation systems, or wireless shifting technologies.
To review for the award, visit https://www.ualberta.ca/graduate-studies/awards-and-funding/scholarships/departmentspecificawards/staticawardpage.html?row=2696
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