NYU Abu Dhabi has dedicated significant resources to developing one of the premier science and engineering research laboratories in the region. An integral component of the laboratories are the Core Technology Platforms (CTP), which are shared facilities that support research activities across disciplines. Each CTP consists of a suite of research-grade equipment and are defined by the type of research they facilitate. The CTPs will continue to evolve and develop as new technology is added and new areas of research are conducted at NYUAD.

CTPs are overseen by Faculty Directors/Directors who oversee their development and management, and liaise with faculty and researchers about current and future research requirements. Support is provided by a team of highly-qualified specialists who maintain and upgrade the equipment, define standards for operational performance, and provide service across the CTPs.