Research Capabilities

The College of Science is actively involved in many areas of research which are supported by several funding bodies within the UAE (federal and non-federal) and externally from abroad. The research strength of the COS is driven by an active interdisciplinary research collaboration with other Colleges and with external institutes locally and internationally; qualified motivated faculty with diverse fields of specialty having an excellent record of publishing in major international journals; new modern research laboratories with world-class infrastructure and equipment; and our increasing number of graduate programs.

The five departments at the COS maintain a strong research agenda that spans across several areas which are aligned with UAEU’s main research strategy and goals which include the development of water resources, petroleum resources, solar and other forms of renewable energy, medical developments, and the development of significant economic activities 

Research interests include:

Department of Biology

  • Applied and environmental microbiology
  • Plant biotechnology/Genetic control of plant responses to pathogens
  • Molecular Genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Computational modelling/Bioinformatics
  • Population Biology and Genetics
  • Drug discovery and cancer therapy
  • Epidemiology of infectious diseases
  • Entomology
  • Conservation ecology
  • Desert ecology
  • Marine biology

Department of Chemistry

  • Nanostructured materials, biomaterials, membranes, and polymers
  • Natural products
  • Computational chemistry
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Surface science
  • Protein biochemistry
  • Sensors
  • Electrochemistry and corrosion
  • Renewable energy and clean fuel alternatives
  • Medicinal chemistry

Department of Geology

  • Water security and sustainability
  • Mineral resources and hydrocarbons
  • Geologic hazards and landscape development

Department of Mathematical Sciences:

  • Computational fluid mechanics
  • Environmental mathematics
  • Biological mathematics
  • Topology and its applications in DNA dynamics
  • Fractional calculus
  • Numerical analysis and applications
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Linear algebra and its application
  • Cryptography and data transfer safety

Department of Physics

  • Nanophysics and nanotechnology
  • Nuclear and renewable energy
  • Advanced materials/semiconductor industry
  • Theoretical and high energy physics
  • Superconductivity
  • Medical physics
May 15, 2014