ABU DHABI UNIVERSITY’S FIRST ANNUAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE DISCUSSES 56 RESEARCH PAPERS
122 students and faculty presented 56 new research findings yesterday during the “First Annual Research Conference”, which was on Abu Dhabi University’s campus. Organized by the University’s College of Research and Graduate Studies, the one-day conference aims to highlight innovative research initiatives at Abu Dhabi University and inspire closer cooperation on scientific research between the University and various public and private institutions.
Held under the theme “Community Partaking in Research and Development”, the conference was divided into 9 sessions that featured research papers addressing issues such as: development in the field of physics and mathematics, environment health and safety, public health, renewable energy, biotechnology, education, English literature and linguistics, modeling and simulation, government policies and urban development, the environment and water sources, social and historical studies, information technology, engineering management, and the effect of globalization.
Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University, Dr. Nabil Ibrahim, stressed the importance of the "First Annual Research Conference” as it opens new horizons for Abu Dhabi University students, enabling them to share their knowledge and innovative research skills with the community, as well as communicate with various business sectors across the UAE to develop research partnerships that are essential to the study and treatment of the challenges that face society.
Dr Nabil added: “The UAE is experiencing rapid economic development, and has a solid foundation for a knowledge-based economy that must be supported by research and a workable innovation system. The conference affirms Abu Dhabi University’s commitment to research and scholarship as an integral part of our mission, and gives us the opportunity to establish and develop a research culture within the community”.
Commenting on the conference, Professor Abdel-Mohsen Onsy, Dean of College of Research and Graduate Studies said: “Here at Abu Dhabi University, we fully understand the importance of research to national progress and to our national development program. Thus we are committed to establishing a vital research program, in addition to forging strong partnerships with leading international Universities and research institutions. He explained that the University’s plans aim to develop and support the culture of university-based scientific research, which in turn encourages critical thinking, creativity, innovation, and allows researchers to follow up on their promising ideas.
Dr. Onsy added that spreading the culture of research throughout the University will contribute to the consolidation of the learning process through involving students in implementing independent research projects. This will also assist both the public and private sectors to understand the importance of research for the future of the nation. “Abu Dhabi University is actively working to promote all of these goals and objectives, and we are proud of the important role we play in supporting the dissemination of knowledge in our society. We are also keen on providing our faculty and students with the resources needed for modern equipment, laboratories, libraries and information sources, as well as attracting world-renowned researchers from around the world, to benefit from their expertise.
The First Annual Research Conference was sponsored by ADNOC and Gulf Scientific - Abu Dhabi,
Some of the research papers presented during the conference include:
“The Effect of Hot Weather on Self-Consolidating Concrete” presented by students Ahmad Abdulkader Khartabil, Ahmad Tawfic El-Achlar, Mohammed Mohsen Harhara from the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. The research paper was overseen by Dr. Samer Al-Martini.
“Heating and Cooling Problems of Buildings” presented by Ibrahim Salem, a student from the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. The paper was supervised by Dr. Haydar Akca from the College of Arts and Sciences.
“NFC-based Mobile Guided Parking System in Indoor Environments”, presented by students Hadeel Tabaza, Heba Al Amaireh and Tamara Manaa from the College of Engineering and Computer Sciences. The paper was overseen by Dr. Mohammed Ghazal, Dr. Essam Dabbour and Dr. Ashraf Khalil.