Alcoa Executive to Discuss Nanotechnology’s Role in Industry at Rusnanotech ‘09

October 5, 2009

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Dr. Mohammad A. Zaidi, executive
vice president and chief technology officer – Alcoa, will discuss the
role of nanotechnology in industry at Rusnanotech ’09, second
international nanotechnology forum held in Moscow on Oct. 6.

Dr. Zaidi will deliver his speech and take part in the panel discussion,
“Nanotechnology in Manufacturing,” from 3 to 6:45 p.m. MSD tomorrow in
Hall 3 of the Moscow Central Exhibition Complex Expocentre.

In his speech, Dr. Zaidi will discuss the massive potential
nanotechnology brings to industry and will outline some of the
applications that Alcoa is pursuing for markets such as aerospace,
ground transportation, oil & gas, packaging, building & construction and

“Nanotechnology will provide us with new products and production systems
that can proliferate exponentially because nanotechnology offers
fundamental, science-based changes that can be transformational,” Dr.
Zaidi said.

Rusnanotech is the premier international nanotechnology conference,
bringing more than 9,000 representatives of business, governments, and
the scientific world together from 36 countries. The forum consists of
plenary sessions, panel discussions, business presentations, scientific
and technological sessions, and an exhibition of new products,
technologies and services.

About Alcoa

Alcoa is the world leader in the production and management of primary
aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina combined, through its active
and growing participation in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa
serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction,
commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design,
engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa’s businesses to
customers. In addition to aluminum products and components including
flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, Alcoa also
markets Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment
castings, and building systems. The Company has been named one of the
top most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic
Forum in Davos, Switzerland and has been a member of the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index for eight consecutive years. Alcoa employs
approximately 63,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More
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