Core Technology Platforms

NYU Abu Dhabi has dedicated significant resources to developing one of the premier science and engineering research laboratories in the region. An integral component of the laboratories are the Core Technology Platforms (CTP), which are shared facilities that support research activities across disciplines. Each CTP consists of a suite of research-grade equipment and are defined by the type of research they facilitate. The CTPs will continue to evolve and develop as new technology is added and new areas of research are conducted at NYUAD.

CTPs are overseen by Faculty Directors/Directors who oversee their development and management, and liaise with faculty and researchers about current and future research requirements. Support is provided by a team of highly qualified specialists who maintain and upgrade the equipment, define standards for operational performance, and provide service across the CTPs.

Type of Technology Description  
Advanced Manufacturing and Electronics Supports researchers with custom design and manufacturing of parts and equipment by using both additive (3D printing) and reductive (CNC) techniques.  
Analytical and Materials Characterization Used to investigate characteristics, properties, structures, and performance of materials from the millimeter, to the micrometer, and to the angstrom.
 
Brain Imaging Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) used to study the brain as it responds to a variety of stimuli.
 
High Throughput Screening Technology used in drug discovery, toxicity studies, and cell biology research.
 
Light Microscopy Instruments that enable imaging of both the surface and depth of live cells and fixed biological samples.
 
Micro-fabrication Used for systems in biosensing, energy conversion, and human health.
 
Molecular and Cell Biology Aids in the cloning and sub-cloning of genes into different vectors.
 
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Spectroscopy
Used mainly by chemists, biologists, and engineers.  
Sequencing Used in genomics and systems biology to rapidly collect large amounts of data on DNA and RNA from humans, plants, and animals.
 
Core Technology Team
Core Technology Platforms Operations Reza Rowshan
Director
Email: reza.rowshan@nyu.edu
Materials Science James Weston
Research Instrumentation Specialist
Email: james.weston@nyu.edu

Analytical Liang Li
Research Instrumentation Specialist
Email: ll104@nyu.edu
Microscopy Rachid Rezgui
Research Instrumentation Specialist
Email: rachid.rezgui@nyu.edu

Spectroscopy Matthew O'Connor
Research Instrumentation Specialist
Email: moc2@nyu.edu
Biology Ini-Isabee Gunn
Research Instrumentation Specialist
Email: iig1@nyu.edu

Nikolaos Giakoumidis
Electronics Engineer
Email: giakoumidis@nyu.edu
Nashwa Hanna
Administrative Coordinator
Email: nashwa.hanna@nyu.edu