March 12-13, 2019
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.
Students win gold medal at annual iGem competition
NYUAD’s International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team won a Gold Medal and nomination for Best Diagnostics Project at the annual iGEM competition in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The students developed a modular, point-of-care, lab-on-a-chip diagnostics platform using synthetic biology and bioengineering. In less than 20 minutes, the portable and cost-effective device can simultaneously detect four major foodborne pathogens: Campylobacter, Cholera, Listeria, and Salmonella and can be customized for the detection of other food pathogens.
Professor delivers keynote address at Abu Dhabi conference
Professor Borja Garcia de Soto delivered a keynote lecture with the title of “Towards an Innovative and Productive Construction Industry” at the 2nd International Conference in Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Project Management. Part of his presentation highlighted some of the current research of the S.M.A.R.T. Construction Research Group that he leads at NYU Abu Dhabi. The Philippine Society for Project and Program Management in collaboration with the Polytechnic University of the Philippines Open University System organized the conference in Abu Dhabi. The theme for this edition was “Engineering Research Towards Innovation and Development”. The goal of this International Conference is to exchange ideas and information from the research work of different disciplines, imparting knowledge and best practices in the field of engineering and construction towards innovation and development.
TRB Cunard Award
Professor Monica Menendez and her student and colleagues were awarded TRB's Cunard Award, given to the best paper across TRB's Operations Section (for which the first author is under 35 yrs of age) for their paper: Ambühl, L., A. Loder, M. Bliemer, M. Menendez and K.W. Axhausen (2018) Introducing a re-sampling methodology for the estimation of empirical macroscopic fundamental diagrams, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2672 (20): 239–248.
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.
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: