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.

  • Chair: Margaret Julias, Senior Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering
    Vice Chair: Mostafa Mobasher, Assistant Professor of Civil and Urban Engineering

    • Prince Steven Annor, Associate Instructor of Engineering
    • Muhammedin Deliorman, PhD, Research Scientist
    • Nouran ElMesalami, PhD Student, Civil & Urban Engineering
    • Mikhayel Jacob, Events Coordinator
    • Amani Magid, MLIS AHIP, Coordinator of Library Instruction, Associate Academic Librarian for the Sciences & Engineering
    • Aya El Mir, Senior Under-graduate student
    • Hanan Mohammed, Post-Doctoral Associate, Bio Engineering
    • Qurrat-Ul-Ain Nadeem, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
    • Pauline Piano, Assistant Dean, Engineering Administration & Planning
    • Mohammad Qasaimeh, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering; Engineering Faculty Diversity Liaison
    • Vijayavenkataraman Sanjairaj, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Bioengineering
    • Bushra Shums, Senior Under-graduate student
    • Pavithra Sukumar, Research Scientist
    • Ronak Yadav, Administrative coordinator (Logistics, Web-master)

Our Events

LeanIn Workshop: Empowering University Communities for Sustainability, Gender Equity, and Climate Action

All undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, researchers and faculty are invited to join this transformative session on 'Empowering University Communities for Sustainability, Gender Equity, and Climate Action' this November 9th at NYU Abu Dhabi.

This session will be run by the Lean In Sustainability Group and promises an exciting intersection of academic research and industrial insights, shedding light on the crucial role of gender perspectives in sustainability planning. As we stride towards a more sustainable future, NYU Abu Dhabi reaffirms its commitment to embedding these principles into our curriculum and operations.

Don't miss this opportunity to engage, learn, and be a part of the change!

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2023
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: A6-001A

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 academic 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.

2022 All Engineering Getting Together

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.

Women in Engineering Gathering (WEG)

The Women in Engineering Gathering (WEG) at NYU Abu Dhabi is a social gathering for the entire engineering female community to celebrate the International Women's Day. All female engineering faculty, instructors, undergrads, grads, researchers, administrators are invited to get the chance to network other fellow female colleagues over food and drinks.

Engineering IDBE Seminar Series

We are devoted to educating our community - the leaders of tomorrow – on how IDBE values are integrated in our daily life, in terms of education, practices, and professional activities. We have monthly seminars, held virtually, for the entire academic year. Moreover, some special seminars are held in-person throughout the academic year. Below, you can explore the list of topics, distinguished speakers, and dates of upcoming seminars, as well as access to recordings of all of the previous seminars.