Global Ph.D. Student Fellowship in Engineering

In collaboration with the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the Division of Engineering at New York University Abu Dhabi invites applications for the Global Ph.D. Student Fellowship in a range of engineering fields.

Fellowship recipients are enrolled in School of Engineering doctoral programs, advised by an NYUAD standing faculty member, and conduct their doctoral research at NYUAD.

The main features of this Fellowship are:

  • NYU Tandon School of Engineering Ph.D. upon graduation
  • Graduate coursework at the School of Engineering in New York
  • Cutting edge research opportunities in one of NYU Abu Dhabi's research labs
  • Tuition, fees, and health insurance provided throughout doctoral studies
  • Competitive salary and allowances
  • Degree-related travel between Abu Dhabi and New York
  • Career development opportunities

Fellowships are available in various engineering research labs at NYU Abu Dhabi; please follow the links on this page for descriptions.

Please note that Fellowship candidates in Engineering are required to hold a relevant master’s degree before enrolling in order to be considered. (Candidates without a master's degree can still be considered for admission to NYU Ph.D. programs, but are not eligible for the Fellowship in Engineering until the equivalent of a master's has been earned.)

For more information, please visit the NYUAD Global Ph.D. Student Fellowship page, and see our detailed Fellowship description and guidelines.

For more on studying engineering at NYU and NYU Abu Dhabi, explore the links below:

Supervising Faculty

Samer Madanat, Dean of Engineering

Samer Madanat, Dean of Engineering Division, NYUAD

Samer Madanat researches and teaches in the area of Transportation Infrastructure Management, with an emphasis on modeling facility performance, the development of optimal management policies under uncertainty, and developing solutions for improving the sustainability of transportation systems. He currently serves as NYUAD's Dean of Engineering.

Sunil Kumar, Interim Vice Provost of Graduate & Postdoctoral Programs and Global Network Professor of Engineering


Sunil Kumar's scholarly research focuses on the transport of light and thermal radiation, specifically examining how lasers interact with surfaces and scattering media, fire dynamics, thermal-fluid analysis, and applied mathematics. He is also Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering in New York, where he was the graduate dean and former head of the department of mechanical, aerospace, and manufacturing engineering.

Ozgur Sinanoglu, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering


Ozgur Sinanoglu is an electrical and computer engineer. He has published extensively and holds several patents in computer-aided design, security, reliability of integrated circuits, and system-on-chip designs. Sinanoglu has industry experience as a senior design and test engineer for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. Sinanoglu received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. He is the director of the Design-for-Excellence (DfX) Lab at NYUAD.

Ramesh Jagannathan, Associate Dean of Engineering; Vice Provost for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Engineering and Research Professor


Ramesh Jagannathan is a nanotechnologist and entrepreneurial technologist, specializing in converting abstract concepts into tangible and marketable technologies. He applies his broad expertise in material science to an integrated approach to the engineering and technology curriculum.

Antonios Tzes, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Antonios Tzes researches UAVs, Cooperative Control of Networked Systems, Surgical Robots, Mechatronics, and Control engineering applications. He has over ten years of experience as the director of the Instrumentation and Control Laboratory at Polytechnic University, focusing on smart sensors and self-tuning systems. Concurrently, he served as the principal investigator of the Urban Intelligent Transportation Systems Center in New York, NY. While in Greece, he is the leader and principal investigator of the “Applied Networked Mechatronics Systems group.”

Mohammed Daqaq, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering


Mohammed Daqaq’s research focuses on the application of various nonlinear phenomena to improve the performance of micro-power generation systems, micro-electromechanical systems, and vibration assisted manufacturing processes. He currently serves as the chair of the ASME Aerospace Division, Adaptive Structures and Material Systems Branch (ASMS), and as an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics.

Mohamed A. Eid, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering


Mohamed A. Eid received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada. He has won several awards for academic and research distinction, and is the co-author of “Haptics Technologies: Bringing Touch to Multimedia.” His current research interests include Haptics and multi-modal human computer interaction, serious gaming and tangible interfaces, and biofeedback technologies.

Yi Fang, Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering


Yi Fang's current research interests are in computer graphics, computer vision, image processing, and machine learning and their applications to multiple disciplines as diverse as engineering, medicine, biology, and social science.

Douglas Cook, Assistant Professor of Engineering


Douglas Cook leads a team of engineering researchers whose research focuses on crop biomechanics, an emerging new area of agricultural innovation. Their group’s work has been recognized by publications in major journals, a research grant from the National Science Foundation, and support from Monsanto Company.

Nikolaos Freris, Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering


Nick Freris researches cyberphysical systems, especially distributed algorithms for estimation, optimization, and control; wireless sensor networks; big data; and signal processing and sparse sampling. He serves as the director of the Cyberphysical Systems Laboratory at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Saif Jabari, Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering

Saif Jabari's interests lie at the interface of data analysis and theoretical traffic-flow modeling, including the development of methods for understanding and quantifying uncertainty in transportation systems. Recently, he has focused on the development of real-time traffic analytics, such as traffic state estimation, network-wide real-time dynamic control, and incident detection, localization, and sensor placement problems for urban traffic networks.

Mohammad Qasaimeh, Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering


Mohammad Qasaimeh's current research develops microfluidic and MEMS devices for biomedical applications and point of care diagnostics. He directs the Advanced Microfluidics and Microdevices Laboratory (AMMLab) at NYU Abu Dhabi, working with miniaturization and integration in biology, life sciences, and medicine.

Tembine Hamidou, Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering


Tembine Hamidou's main interests are game theory and learning, including evolutionary games; mean-field stochastic games; and distributed strategic learning. Tembine holds degrees in applied mathematics and computer science, and received the IEEE ComSoc Outstanding Young Researcher Award for his promising research activities for the benefit of the society.

Michail Maniatakos, Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering


Michail (Mihalis) Maniatakos’s interests span from abstract computer science to hardware manufacturing. Prof. Maniatakos has published in several key research areas, such as computer architecture, design and test, microprocessor reliability, and hardware security. He is the director of the Modern Microprocessor Architectures Lab (MoMAlab), and his research interests include homorphically encrypted general-purpose computation, hardware security and heterogeneous microprocessor architectures.

Rafael Y. Song, Assistant Professor of Mechanical & Biomedical Engineering


Rafael Y. Song’s research and teaching interests are interdisciplinary in both mechanical engineering disciplines such as design and manufacturing of MEMS devices, fluid mechanics, 3D printing and micro/nanofabrication, as well as in biological engineering areas such as "Lab-on-a-Chip" devices for high-throughput separation and detection of biomolecules and cells, biofuels, neuroprosthetic implants, and transport phenomena in biological systems.

Sohmyung Ha, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sohmyung Ha

Sohmyung Ha performs research aimed at advancing the engineering and applications of silicon integrated technology interfacing with biology in a variety of forms ranging from implantable biomedical devices to unobtrusive wearable sensors. Sohmyung received his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from KAIST; M.S. and Ph.D. in Bioengineering from UC San Diego.

Hoda Alkhzaimi, Research Assistant Professor, Center for Cyber Security

Hoda Alkzhaimi

Hoda A. Alkhzaimi is the Director of the Center for Cyber Security at NYUAD. Her specific expertise is in cryptology, cryptanalysis, and constructing trusted security architectures; her current interests include aerospace and UAV security, analyzing cryptographic primitives, and links to big data analysis. She earned her Ph.D. in cryptanalysis from Denmark Technical University.

Nizar Habash, Associate Professor of Computer Science


Nizar Habash specializes in natural language processing and computational linguistics. His research includes machine translation, morphological analysis, and computational modeling of Arabic and its dialects.

Azza Abouzied, Assistant Professor of Computer Science


Azza Abouzied’s research work focuses on designing intuitive data querying tools, combining techniques from various research fields such as UI-design, machine learning and databases. She designs novel interfaces, such as example-driven query tools, that simplify data querying and analysis.

Jay Chen, Assistant Professor of Computer Science


Jay Chen's research is in the area of information and communication technologies for development, focusing on technology interventions that leverage people's existing behaviors or aspirations to encourage technology adoption in developing regions.