Conference Presentations

NYUAD offers competitive grants to NYU Abu Dhabi students whose posters, papers, and creative works have been accepted for presentation at academic conferences.

Presentations vary across disciplines; from research papers presented at scientific conferences, to exhibitions in museums, and film screenings at film festivals.


This experience was extremely beneficial for my academic and professional growth because I was able to network with leading scholars in the field of Middle Eastern Studies as well as receive feedback on my Capstone Project.

Melissa Levinson, presented her Capstone research at the Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA) Annual Conference in the US.

Melissa Levinson, NYUAD Class of 2018

Past Presentations

    • Amber Nomani presented her research at the Society for Neuroscience in fall 2017, in the US.
    • Anna Balysheva presented at the XVI International Mikhail Bakhtin Conference “Bakhtin in the Post-Revolutionary Era" in fall 2017, in China.
    • Keerthana Prakash presented at the Material Science and Technology 2017 Conference, in fall 2017.
    • Khairunnisa Semesta presented her research at the Chromatin, Epigenetics & Transcription Conference, in China.
    • Raunak Shrestha presented at the WasteEng 18 — 7th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation, in Czech Republic, summer 2018.
    • Students Gloria Jansen and Merima Sabonovic presented their research poster at the Forum of Neuroscience, in July 2018, in Germany.

This conference was incredibly helpful in both widening my knowledge in my field of analytical marine biochemistry and helping me consider effective ways to move forward with my Capstone Project in the coming months.

Jhamal Fanning presented his research at the Second GCC Marine Biotechnology Conference at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Oman.

Jhamal Fanning, NYUAD Class of 2018