Engineering IDBE

The Engineering Division at NYU Abu Dhabi is committed to the values of inclusion, diversity, belonging, and equity (IDBE): inclusion, where all thoughts are heard and welcomed; diversity, where communities and activities are represented with a spectrum of ideas, backgrounds, and experiences; belonging, where community members strive to create an environment of warmth and positive experiences and are comfortable being themselves; and equity, where opportunities are provided for individuals to grow and broaden their horizons while accounting for past experiences.

A genuine source of creativity and innovation at our division comes from the diversity of its members’ demographics and educational backgrounds. Our students, researchers, administrators, instructors, and faculty come from all around the world. These best minds come together to advance technologies, support the global economy, and contribute to building a better future. We view our diversity as an invaluable asset, from which we leverage values of diversity to nurture mutual respect and promote collaborative innovation. Within engineering, we embrace the diversity of thought and foresee it as an absolute necessity for educating the next generation of engineers and global leaders.

  • Engineering IDBE Inaugural Committee

    Chair: Mohammad A. Qasaimeh, Associate Professor


    • Tuka Waddah Alhanai, Assistant Professor
    • Prince Annor, Assistant Instructor of Engineering
    • Pauline Conaghan, Assistant Dean, Engineering Administration and Planning
    • Margaret Julias, Lecturer of Engineering
    • Amani Magid, Coordinator of Library Instruction and Associate Academic Librarian for the Sciences and Engineering.
    • Mostafa Mobasher, Assistant Professor
    • Prim Phowarasoontorn, Undergraduate Student
    • Vijayavenkataraman Sanjairaj, Assistant Professor
    • Samuel O. Sofela, Postdoctoral Fellow
    • Saideep Sreekumar, Undergraduate Student
    • Pavithra Sukumar, Research Assistant
    • Ronak Yadav, Administrative Coordinator (Logistics)
    • Jiarui Zhou, PhD Student

Our Events

NYUAD Early Engineers Research Forum

The Early Engineers Research Forum (EERF) is a platform for early researchers within NYUAD Engineering to present their work, share ideas, get feedback on their work, and most importantly connect and collaborate with other researchers. The forum organizes a series of seminars every two weeks (Tuesdays @ 11AM) presented by fellow members of the NYUAD Engineering community including researchers, postdocs, and PhD students. The EERF is for and by engineering researchers, and the entire community is welcome to attend.

Inaugural "All Engineering Getting Together" - AEGT Initiative

The “All Engineering Getting Together” – AEGT is an annual agenda-free social gathering for all members of the Engineering community. The event is inclusive to all of our engineering undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, faculty, instructors and staff. The main goal of this gathering is to create a sense of belonging across our diverse Engineering community while ensuring individuals are granted access within this vibrant and emergent professional community. Participants will get the chance to meet new colleagues and friends over food and drinks.

The Engineering WeBelong Initiative

The initiative of “Engineering WeBelong” at the NYUAD’s Engineering Division aims to bring the community of each engineering program together every semester. Each program’s community, including undergraduate students, graduate students, researchers, staff, instructors, and faculty, will be invited for a social gathering and agenda-free meeting that lasts 1-2 hours. The ultimate goal of this focused activity is to create a strong sense of belonging within each program’s community, by getting to know each other and participating in fun activities.