NYU Abu Dhabi's research program continues to evolve, thus helping Abu Dhabi become a recognized world center for scientific discovery and innovation.
NYUAD has established scientific labs and centers that address issues of local, regional, and global significance such as predicting sea level change, better understanding of Arabian Gulf ecosystems, and improving public health in the UAE. Significant investments have been made in research equipment and instrumentation, with core facilities established in critical research areas like imaging and microscopy, genetic sequencing, and materials science.
Antje von Suchodoletz, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Antje's research is broadly focused on optimizing children's development. In her research, she emphasizes the interactional and contextual nature of learning and development. Her current work focuses on helping schools develop their readiness to implement effective teaching strategies and to improve young children's learning-related skills (including self-regulation and social competence). She is also interested in physiological and biological foundations of self-regulation and how classroom processes and teacher-child-relationships relate to these processes.
Another paper, Associations Between Effortful and Automatic Aspects of Self-Regulation in Kindergarten Children, presented at the Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology Conference 2019 in Singapore, received the Best Paper Award. Suchodoletz, A. v., Larsen, R. A., & Nadyukova, I. (2019).
In addition, Professor von Suchodoletz recently received the Global TIES for ChildrenNYU Abu Dhabi Faculty 2019 Seed Award for the project 'Exploring the Feasibility of Physiological Measures in the Study of Caregiver-Child Interactions in Humanitarian and Fragile Settings', together with Dr. Rana Dajani, Founder and Director of We Love Reading and Professor at Hashemite University Jordan.
Associate Professor of ChemistryPanče Naumov published a manuscript in Nature Communications, entitled Thermochemiluminescent Peroxide Crystals. Schramm, Stefan; Karothu, Durga P.; Lui, Nathan M.; Commins, Patrick; Ahmed, Ejaz; Catalano, Luca; Weston, James; Moriwaki, Taro; Solnstev, Kyril M.; Naumov, Panče*. (2019). Nature Communications, 10, 997.
"This paper highlights the Naumov Group’s work with new materials for alternative approaches to energy transduction. We made a solid material that converts heat into light by using a chemical reaction. It emits light, similar to a little lantern when you heat it to ~100 C," explains Naumov.
"The robots of the future will be soft and organic. In this paper, we determined for the first time the work that rapidly moving organic crystals can perform when they are heated over their phase transition temperature. These materials could become moving parts in future all-organic soft micro/nanorobots."
Associations for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
February 27, 2019 - Assistant Professor of Biology Shady Amin gave an invited presentation entitled: "Roseobacteria Dominate Interactions Between a Diatom and its Microbiome" at the Associations for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Genetics and Identity Conference
February 19, 2019 - Professors Stephane Boissinot, Youssef Idaghdour, Piergiorgio Percipalle and Kirsten Sadler-Edepli co-organized an international symposium on the topics of genetics and identity. This symposium brought to campus distinguished scientists and social scientists to discuss the issues raised by recent progress in genetics. This symposium was co-organized by colleagues in the Division of Social Science.
February 16, 2019 - NYU Abu Dhabi's weSTEM student interest group hosted its annual High School Conference at NYUAD. More than 80 girls from over 15 Abu Dhabi high schools attended a day of STEM-related events at NYUAD. Associate Professor of Biology and Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity Kirsten Sadler Edepli served as the faculty sponsor, gave the introductory remarks and hosted two workshops.
This is the first review of the genomic era on the evolution of transposable elements in reptile genomes.
February 3, 2019 - Associate Professor of Biology Kourosh Salehi-Ashtiani gave a presentation entitled Genomes and Metabolomes of Coastal UAE Microalgae at a bioengineering workshop at The American University of Sharjah.
February 1, 2019 - Postdoctoral Associate Basma Radwan from the Chaudhury Lab won a travel award for the meeting Advances in Sleep and Circadian Sciences held in Clearwater Florida February 1-4, 2019. She presented a poster and was also asked to present a two-minute Data Blitz as a result of her travel award.
National Academy of Science Award
February, 2019 - Research Scientist Dinesh Shetty, an organic chemist working in the Trabolsi Research Group received a prestigious National Academy of Science Early Career Fellowship for his research on developing novel materials for water purification. As part of the award, he will travel to Penn State University, PA to exchange his ideas and learn about new developments in the field.
Inverse Continuity Paper
February, 2019 - Professor of Mathematics Ilya Spitkovsky published a paper entitled Inverse Continuity of the Numerical Range Map for Hilbert Space Operators: Spitkovsky, I. M. & Lins, B. (2019). Operators and Matrices Journal.
In this paper, the strong and weak continuity criteria, established by the authors in the finite dimensional case in their earlier work, are treated in an infinite dimensional setting.
Hong Kong Probability Seminar
February, 2019 - Associate Professor of Mathematics Federico Camiagave a presentation entitled Limit Laws and Conformal Ensembles in the Planar Ising Modelat the Hong Kong Probability Seminar.
Global Space Congress
19-21 March, 2019 - Students from NYUAD presented work on their cubesat projects at the Global Space Congress 2019 in Abu Dhabi. Hosted by the UAE Space Agency, faculty and researchers from the Division of Engineering and the Division of Physics at NYUAD also participated in the gathering of global space industry leaders. They were one of six local institutions to showcase space projects at the congress.
On the final day, as part of the Young Space Leaders Forum, Research Scientist Lowlowa Al Kindi participated as a speaker in the panel discussion "Building a Career in the Space Industry: Traditional and Non-Traditional Education Paths."
The increasingly interdisciplinary nature of modern scientific research requires that biologists, chemists, computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians, physicists and psychologists have a fundamental understanding of one another's areas.