NYUAD Civil Engineering Labs


The mission of Advanced Materials and Building Efficiency Research Laboratory (AMBER Lab) is to tackle pressing societal issues through fundamental and practical research in innovative and new construction materials. Our research interests encompass a wide range from materials characterization, mechanical and durability assessment to building applications and development of sustainable urban infrastructure.

PALM Research Lab

In the Productional And Logistics Management research lab we focus on different applications of optimization and operations research, encompassing applications such as logistics and supply chain management, healthcare management, and production planning.

S.M.A.R.T. Construction Research Group

The S.M.A.R.T. Construction Research Group is a dynamic and interdisciplinary team that addresses the topics of Sustainability, Modularization, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Technology integration to develop innovative frameworks, methodologies, models, and tools to improve the management of the different phases in the lifecycle of construction projects.

Traffic Flow Dynamics and Computation

Research in the Traffic Flow Dynamics and Computation Group is focused on developing statistical and computational methods for analyzing urban network traffic dynamics. Applications include traffic state estimation, incident detection, and stochastic control.

Transportation Infrastructure Management Lab

Research in the Transportation Infrastructure Management lab includes all aspects of planning and management of surface transportation infrastructure. This research encompasses the development of optimal management policies under uncertainty, developing solutions for reducing the environmental externalities of transportation systems (climate change mitigation) and for protecting urban transportation infrastructure from sea level rises (climate change adaptation).

Mobility Lab

The Mobility Lab conducts research to improve the monitoring, modeling, and control of multimodal transportation systems, paying special attention to new technologies and data sources. The overall goal is to improve people mobility in a manner that is sustainable in the long term.

Innovative Structures

The Innovative Structures group conducts world-leading research in the application of advanced materials in innovative structures, both in the field of strengthening/retrofitting of concrete, masonry and timber, and in new construction.

Research Highlights

Exciting research is happening at NYU Abu Dhabi. 

Just Add Salt

Engineer Kemal Celik says there's now a more sustainable way to make cement.

We Built This City

For millennia, cities have both lured and challenged humankind. Engineers Saif Jabari and Monica Menendez talk us through it all. 


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