Professor Felix Hardmood Beck shares the interest of New York University Abu Dhabi and it's Engineering Department to strengthen activities in providing undergraduate students an exceptional education, and, specifically, for the Engineering Design Studio, the Design Minor program, and the Interactive Media Program to achieve global acceptance and to become a leading position and a centre of excellence in design, innovation and technology in the MENA region.

Holding the position Assistant Professor of Practice of Design at the New York University Abu Dhabi's Engineering Department, he works in the fields of design, technology and innovation. He is Director of NYUAD's Lab for Narrative Technologies and Spatial Installations (NTSI-Lab), and Head of NYUAD's Precious Plastic Research Group. In his research projects he envisions systems and spaces, and creates and deploys innovative objects and installations through design and engineering tools. He develops scenarios and pioneers use-cases for the interaction of humans, digital media, and artifacts of the non-digital world.