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, Associate Instructor of Engineering
    • Pauline Conaghan, Assistant Dean, Engineering Administration and Planning
    • Margaret Julias, Senior Lecturer of Engineering
    • Amani Magid, Coordinator of Library Instruction and Associate Academic Librarian for the Sciences and Engineering
    • Eyob Mangiste, Instructor of Civil Engineering
    • Aya El Mir, Undergraduate Student
    • Mostafa Mobasher, Assistant Professor
    • Hanan Mohammed, Post-Doctoral Associate, Bio-Engineering
    • Prim Phowarasoontorn, Undergraduate Student
    • Vijayavenkataraman Sanjairaj, Assistant Professor
    • Bushra Shums, Undergraduate Student
    • Saideep Sreekumar, Undergraduate Student
    • Pavithra Sukumar, Research Assistant
    • Ronak Yadav, Administrative Coordinator & Logistics 
    • Henry Yong, 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.

Panel discussion - Engineers Careers in the UAE and Beyond

Event description:
The panel discussion is aimed to facilitate a conversation between NYUAD Engineering Students and industry leaders from different engineering fields. The conversation is planned to focus on answering the most common questions that engineering students may have, and also to enlighten them on the demographics of the job market in the various dynamic engineering fields. The discussion topics may include:
- Most demanded skills in today's job market
- Possible paths in interdisciplinary projects dominated fields
- Engineering career long-term prospects
- How to make best use of time before graduation?
- IDBE considerations and opportunities in the current job market

The target audience will be undergraduate students primarily, but graduate students and early-career researchers will also be invited to attend.

Event details:
Panel + Q&A: 1.5 hours and Networking: 0.5 hours
Date: Monday, November 14th, 2022
Time: 5-7pm
Location: A6-001 and A6-002 conference rooms

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.