Engineering challenges of the 21st century are varied, complex, and cross-disciplinary.

Ranging from the nano-scale to mega-projects, they are characterized by sustainability concerns, environmental and energy constraints, global sourcing, and humanitarian goals.

In the face of global competition, dwindling natural resources, and the complexity of societal needs, the leaders of technological enterprises will be those who can innovate, are inventive and entrepreneurial, and understand how technology is integrated within society.


Building Data Security

The construction industry, although slow to adapt to the digital world, is now making the shift and is preparing for the impact the transformation will have on the industry.

Just Add Salt

Read about our researchers who are working on a more sustainable way to make cement using seawater. 

37th IEEE International Conference on Computer Design

NYU Abu Dhabi and the Center for Cyber Security looks forward to hosting the 37th IEEE International Conference on Computer Design. Visit here to learn more about the conference taking place at the NYUAD Conference Center on November 17-20, 2019.

New NYUAD Research Institute Centers in Engineering

Two of the new NYUAD Research Centers established this summer involve the work of Engineering Co-PIs. This brings the total number of Research Institute Centers in Engineering to three, the third being the Center for Cyber Security. Please see below for more details on their inter- and multi-disciplinary research:

Center for Interacting Urban Networks

Lead Principal Investigator: Monica Menendez
Principal Investigators: Azza AbouziedSaif JabariKinga Makovi

The United Nations estimates over 60 percent of the population will live in urban areas by 2030. This rapid rate of urbanization is putting a strain on urban systems and posing new challenges across a multitude of sectors. The Center for Interacting Urban Networks has been established at NYUAD to develop fundamental research that can be translated into pragmatic ideas for increasing the livability of our cities. 

Center for Stability, Instability, and  Turbulence

Lead Principal Investigator: Nader Masmoudi
Principal Investigators: Tej GhoulTembine HamidouFrancesco Paparella

The mathematical description of the instability of flowing water is one example of a "dynamical system" in Mathematics. This center will design and study dynamical systems, with a focus on hydrodynamics, and leverage the theoretical developments to advance applied research on a range of areas, from the impact of ocean flows on marine ecosystems to the behavior of crowds. The Center for Stability, Instability, and Turbulence will develop novel enabling technology to deal with these phenomena. 

NYUAD Engineering Faculty Feature

Urban Family Planning

There’s a proverb attributed to several African countries that says “it takes a village to raise a child."

Professor Monica Menendez wants to take that adage a step further and apply it to our urban lifestyles by saying "it takes a city." Click here to read the full article.

NYUAD Engineering Alumni Success Story

"I was getting a job offer with a major developer in Dubai but I decided to return to Nepal and give back to my community. For the last two years, I have also been involved with planning the academics for Bloom Nepal School set up by one of my seniors who dared to leave a lucrative job at the World Bank and return home. I started as the Executive Director of BNS. Ours is a residential school and currently, we have 650 students based at two campuses across two cities in Nepal. Around 50% of our kids hail from a very underprivileged background and are on scholarship. We are aiming to establish one residential school in each of the newly formed seven provinces in Nepal. As the Executive Director and a Civil Engineer, I will also be overseeing the design and construction of our new schools alongside engineers from our network." - Chandan Mishra, Civil Engineering Major, NYUAD Class of 2019

Academic Programs

NYU Abu Dhabi engineering programs are designed to create technological leaders with a global perspective, a broad education, and the capacity to think creatively. The uniqueness of each program lies in the integration of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship into all phases of study. Students enjoy a learning environment conducive to creativity, which is at the heart of tomorrow’s technological innovations and enterprises.

Research Areas

A distinguished and diverse engineering faculty at NYU Abu Dhabi engages in state-of-the-art research, innovation, invention, and entrepreneurship spanning five central themes:

  • Biomedical and Health Systems
  • Cybersecurity
  • Environment Sustainability
  • Robotics
  • Urban Systems