NYUAD has more than 60 designated labs, centers, and projects — many are multidisciplinary in line with NYUAD's vision to be one of the world's great research universities that addresses complex challenges of global significance.
AMMLab is currently working with diverse facets of miniaturization and integration in biology, life sciences, and medicine, which includes the conception, engineering, and utilization of novel micro and nanotechnologies to manipulate, stimulate and study biological entities.
Akkasah explores the histories and contemporary practices of photography in the Arab world from comparative perspectives: it fosters the scholarly study of these histories and practices in dialogue with other photographic cultures and traditions from around the world.
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.
Baias Research Group is focused on developing methods for high-pressure NMR crystallography with the aim of characterizing polymorphism in complex crystalline materials when subjected to high pressure conditions.
The Center for Cyber Security aims to establish a world class cyber security center by partnering with key local universities, industry and government agencies in order to facilitate cyber security research, education and practice in the United Arab Emirates and more generally in the GCC region.
The Center for Genomics and Systems Biology was established to provide a nexus for cutting-edge life sciences research in the United Arab Emirates, with world-class facilities and resources to promote innovative advances in genomics and systems biology.
The primary mission of the Center for Prototype Climate Modeling is to bridge the gap between climate theory, modeling, and observation, with the goal of better understanding fundamental processes in the earth system, and improving our ability to predict future climate.
Patients suffering from depression are known to exhibits aberrations in circadian rhythms and sleep/wake cycle. The increase in reported cases of global depression is thought, in part, to be due to the modern lifestyle where increasing number of people are exposed to situations that may effect circadian and sleep/wake rhythms such as extended nighttime exposure to bright lights and prolonged shift work.
Computational neuroscience is one of the most outstanding and challenging fields of scientific endeavor, with potential benefits not only for highly enhanced theoretical understanding, but also for important practical applications such as in mental-health studies.
The Rhythm Project will help to better understand the similarities and differences between rhythms of different cultures and ultimately provide a deeper insight into the musical behavior of humans as a species.
Use of smart devices such as smartphones is ubiquitous in all facets of everyday life. These systems are very complex and generate big data, whence their design, management, and data mining constitute challenging tasks. The goal of the Cyberphysical Systems Lab is to devise architectures, algorithms and protocols that guarantee an efficient and robust operation.
Electronic chips manufactured today exhibit a higher defect rate, fail more often during their mission-mode operation, die quicker in the field, and thanks to globalization and outsourcing, are more prone to security threats such as counterfeiting, IP piracy and hardware trojans. Our mission is to design these electronic chips with built-in defense mechanisms.
Dhakira works in close cooperation with scholars, heritage communities, heritage authorities, and UNESCO to address the many regional and global challenges of the relatively young discipline of heritage studies.
To increase our understanding of biology and medicine, the scientific community requires the continued development of new technologies for studying and manipulating cell physiology. The research interests of the Dore Laboratory lie at the interface of chemistry and biology, creating new technology to study complex biological systems.
With a view to interdisciplinary cooperation and coordination, faculty, researchers and students from the Arts and Humanities together with other academic divisions will explore the major transformational challenges arising from a rapidly changing climate.
In the Middle East and North Africa, it is estimated that more than 80 percent of businesses are family-owned and run. This project brings together scholars from across the disciplines to compile, document and analyze the history of selected regional family businesses to better understand past challenges and decision-making, as well as commercial legacies.
Despite our sophisticated brains with immense processing capacity there are strong capacity limits in what we can perceive, attend to, and remember about the world. The Fougnie Lab attempts to characterize and understand the nature of these limits.
The Integrated BioElectronics Lab aims at advancing the engineering and applications of silicon integrated technology interfacing with biology in a variety of forms ranging from implantable biomedical devices to unobtrusive wearable sensors.
Language is a complex mental faculty, recruiting and integrating several interacting representational and computational architectures in the mind. We investigate the nature of the cognitive and neural architecture that supports the human language system and how it interfaces with other cognitive faculties.
Our research uses the Arabian Gulf as a natural laboratory to study coral reef ecology in extreme environments and to understand how these may serve as a model for the possible impacts of future climate change on reefs elsewhere.
Research in the Amin Lab is focused on studying how seawater organisms interact with each other and how these interactions influence their ecosystem, from coral health to algal blooms to bioprospecting.
The lab serves as an intellectual hub for faculty, researchers, and students from both the New York and Abu Dhabi campuses to study and address the key challenges in multimedia and visual data processing.
The Naumov research group is the leading team with regards to chemistry research in the UAE, with research output that according to the Nature Index, accounts for an impressive 63 percent in 2015 and 67 percent in 2016 of the total chemistry publications from groups within the country, both in fractional count and weighed fractional count.
This project presents numerical information about the Middle East in the past including data on population, imports, exports, the cost of travelling and shipping goods overland and across the oceans, and more.
Despite the remarkable regenerative capacity of the liver, it is not always able to undergo efficient repair. Thus, diseases of the liver are common and a long-term goal of our research is to identify targets to treat them. We use zebrafish as a model system to accomplish these goals.
In response to the severe dearth of graded reader fiction in Arabic and the absence of any scale of simplification, the main objective of the project is to create a standard for the simplification of modern fiction in Arabic to school-age learners and to use this standard to simplify a number of Arabic fiction masterpieces.
Our aim is to create mutually beneficial relationships with local universities, organizations, and the wider community by offering their members a useful opportunity to participate in social science research activities.
We are particularly interested in studying the interrelatedness of controlled and automatic processes of self-regulation within various sociocultural contexts and how these processes conjointly and uniquely contribute to other developmental outcomes.
The Volcic Lab studies the mechanisms underlying multisensory perception and motor behavior to understand how sensory information is used to guide our actions and how our interactions with the surrounding environment shape our perception.