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Khalifa University of Science and Technology-Hosted Solar World Congress and Solar Heating and Cooling Conference Inaugurated

October 31, 2017

(Masdar Institute News)

His Excellency Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment, inaugurated the 2017 joint ISES Solar World Congress and IEA SHC International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling for Buildings and Industry (SWC and SHC 2017), which kicked-off in Abu Dhabi today.

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Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment

Masdar Institute Celebrates International Women’s Day by Recognizing Integral Role of Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

March 15, 2017

(Masdar Institute News)

With a 51% Female Student Body, the Institute Emphasizes Capitalizing on the Talents and Ambitions of the UAE’s Women to Help Achieve the Country’s Innovative Transformation.

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Fatima Bardan, MSc in Sustainable Critical Infrastructure student at Masdar Institute.

Masdar Institute Interim Provost Honored with Arab Woman Award UAE 2016

December 15, 2016

(Masdar Institute News)

Dr. Behjat Al Yousuf, Interim Provost, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, was presented with the prestigious Arab Woman Awards UAE 2016 in the ‘Business Of Education’ category.

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Dr. Behjat Al Yousuf Recognized for her Efforts to Advance Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Analysis to Achieve Sustainable UAE Neighborhoods Shared

November 7, 2016

(Masdar Institute News)

Understanding the impact of various design parameters on UAE neighborhoods – including their infrastructure, housing, transport options and energy and water demands – is the first step towards developing new, more sustainable designs for healthier, low-carbon neighborhoods in the region, Masdar Institute PhD student Ahmed Almulla highlighted in his address to the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Conference last week in Portland, Oregon, USA.

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PhD student Ahmed Almulla presents his research aimed at developing sustainable Emirati neighborhoods during the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) Annual Conference.

Masdar Institute Ranks First in UAE and Among Top 20 Western Asian Academic Institutions in 2016 Nature Index

August 7, 2016

(Masdar Institute News)

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has been ranked first in the UAE and 20th among Western Asian academic institutions in the Springer Nature Index 2016 annual rankings.

Masdar Institute is also the only academic institution from the UAE to be ranked within the Top 50 institutions in the Nature Index 2016 Western Asia list, demonstrating its high quality research outputs.

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Masdar Institute Climbs in US News Rankings

June 30, 2016

US News and World Report has released its second annual Best Arab Region Universities report, which examines 124 universities in 18 countries. In overall rankings, Masdar Institute moved up from a tie for 23rd last year to 14th this year.

In subject area rankings, Masdar Institute landed in the top ten for Energy, Chemistry, Engineering, Environmental Science and Materials Science, and in the top 20 for Chemical Engineering and Computer Science.

Additional details can be found on the US News and World Report site.

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Masdar Institute Files Patent on Student’s Innovative Camel Monitoring System to Improve Camel’s Health and Racing Performance

Monitoring System Could Significantly Advance the Generations-Old Sport of Camel Racing

April 17, 2016

(Masdar Institute News)

A Master’s student from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology has capitalized on the latest technological advances in computer science and signal processing to innovate one of the UAE’s oldest and cherished pastimes – camel racing.

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Saeed Alnofeli (Photo: Tahra Al Hammadi)

Masdar City Poised for Accelerated Growth

April 12, 2016

Ten years ago the construction of Masdar Institute began, as the first tenant of Masdar City. The development of the overall city (which is not affiliated with MIT) continues to signal Abu Dhabi’s commitment to creating an international center to pioneer sustainable technologies.

While about 5% of the planned built-up area has been completed so far, city developers have noted this month that within the next 5 years it is projected to reach 35%.

(see April 3 and April 12 regional press articles)

Masdar City new construction near Masdar Institute

Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium at Masdar Institute Breaks Ground on Innovative Agriculture and Energy Pilot

Consortium building the world’s first bioenergy pilot project to use desert land – irrigated by seawater – to produce both bioenergy and food

June 14, 2015

(Masdar Institute Press Release)

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology’s Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) – a non-profit consortium supported by founding members Etihad Airways, Boeing [NYSE: BA], and Honeywell UOP as well as more recent members Takreer, Safran and General Electric [NYSE: GE] – today broke ground and began construction of its integrated seawater, energy and agriculture facility at Masdar City.

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Bernard Dunn, President, Boeing Middle East, Hamza Kazim, Vice-President for Operations and Finance, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Charlie Hamlin, UOP-Honeywell Regional General Manager, Capt. Richard Hill, Chief Operating Officer, Etihad Airways, Marwan Al-Roub, Executive Director, GE Ecomagination Center, Dr. Mikael Berthod, Manager, Takreer Research Center, Dr. Alejandro Ríos Galvan, Director of Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), Masdar Institute, and other officials at the groundbreaking ceremony that marked the beginning of construction of the Integrated Seawater, Energy and Agriculture System (ISEAS) facility at Masdar City.

Next-Generation Steel to Make More Fuel-
Efficient Cars and Reduce Carbon Emissions

Researchers at Masdar Institute Create Computational Tool to Design
Strong, Light and Flexible Steel for Cars

May 4, 2015

(Masdar Institute Press Release)

Researchers at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology are designing a new kind of steel, known as next generation steel, to improve the fuel efficiency of cars and reduce the carbon emissions they produce.

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Dr. Rashid Abu Al-Rub

UAE Groundwater Levels Falling by .5cm Per Year, According to New Masdar Institute Research

Conclusive Groundwater Depletion Rate Allows for Accurate Water ‘Budget’ For Balancing Consumption Against Supply

 April 29, 2015

(Masdar Institute Press Release)

New research from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology reveals accurate measurements of the UAE’s groundwater reserves and the rate at which they are depleting, providing the government with crucial information needed for optimal management of the country’s freshwater reserves.

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New Masdar Institute Analytical Chemistry and Biochemistry Lab Enhancing UAE’s R&D Infrastructure

Pursuit of Local Water, Energy and Environment Innovations to be Boosted by New Advanced Facility

April 22, 2015

(Masdar Institute Press Release)

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, is launching its new Analytical Chemistry and Biochemistry (ACBC) Laboratory as part of its continuing contribution to the UAE’s indigenous research infrastructure and capacity.

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Masdar Institute's Analytical Chemistry and Biochemistry Lab

Masdar Institute Revealing Desalination Nanotechnology Progress and More at World Water Forum 2015

Delegation from Masdar Institute to Discuss Progressive Innovations for Water Security at Global Conference in South Korea

 April 12, 2015

(Masdar Institute Press Release)

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced it will present innovative water and desalination technologies at the World Water Forum 2015 in South Korea.

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Masdar Institute Ensuring the Safety of Crops Grown with Treated Wastewater in the UAE

Innovative Research at Masdar Institute Investigates the Use of Wastewater for Edible Crop Irrigation, Reducing Need for Desalinated Water

 March 31, 2015

(Masdar Institute Press Release)

Desalination was the first major technological innovation that allowed the UAE to overcome its freshwater resource scarcity to achieve greater quality of life. The next innovative breakthrough that will dynamically improve the UAE’s water security will be in the form of wastewater treatment, says a team from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. 

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Masdar Institute Launches Official IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society

Earth-Observation and Hydro-Climatology Lab Playing Critical Role in Advancing Region Specific Research Projects at Masdar Institute

 March 30, 2015

(Masdar Institute Press Release)

Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy and sustainable technologies, today announced that it has received approval for the formation of the UAE Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ (IEEE) Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society (GRSS).

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Masdar Institute Calls for Focus on R&D Innovation Ecosystem to Spur Sustainable Economic Growth

At DITEC 2015, Masdar Institute Addresses Optimum Approach to Economic Growth through Integration of R&D and Innovation Investment

 February 26, 2015

(Masdar Institute Press Release)

Although research, development and innovation are related, they are distinctly different. Investing in research and development generates knowledge and new technology, whereas promoting innovation generates business activity and spurs economic growth. This is why the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology places a major emphasis on contributing to developing the UAE’s innovation ecosystem.

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Dr. Steve Griffiths

 

 

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