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Biotechnology and biochemical engineering 4. and Communication Networks. Modeling of Fluid Properties of Crude Oil and Natural Gas 5. Sustainable Built Environment 5. Ground water 5. Research Areas at the Faculty of Engineering DEPARTMENT Architectural Engineering PH. Urban Planning and Infrastructure 3. Water resources management 3. Building Construction and Project Management 4. Materials 4. Surveying 1. Communications. Energy/Superconducting Materials 3. Thermofluids 2. Research Areas . Electronics and Microelectronics. Ceramics 4. Fluid Flow in Porous Media 4. 1. Geotechnical Engineering 5. Nanotechnology 5. Desalination and wastewater treatment 6. Polymer and membrane processing 3. Dynamics and Control 3.D. Water Resources Engineering 6. Multiphase Flow in Wells 1. Stress/Fatigue/Fracture Mechanics 1. Fluid mechanics and hydraulics 2. CO2 capture and environmental engineering 1. 4. Construction Engineering and Management 3. Building Performance and Technology 1.Ph. Gas separation and industrial wastewater treatment technologies 2. Enhanced oil recovery and production operations 3. Reservoir characterization and engineering 2.D RESEARCH AREA 1. Signal Processing. Power Systems. Desalination and water purification 6. Surface water hydrology 4. Computer Systems and Networks. Energy and Environment 1. 3. Biotechnology 6. Structural Engineering 2. Food and pharmaceutical processing 5. Environmental Engineering 7. Architectural Theory and Criticism 2. Polymer/Composite Materials 2. Highway and Transportation 4. Power Electronic and Control Systems. Coastal hydraulics Civil Engineering Chemical Engineering Electrical Engineering Material Science and Engineering Mechanical Engineering Petroleum Engineering Water Resources 2Page UAEU Ph. 2. Nanomaterials 5.D.
D. 6. 12. 3. 5. Aquatic Ecology research. MRI-based diagnostics Ecology and Environmental Biology 1. Soil and Rock Mechanics. Organic Synthesis 2. embryology 4. Marine Ecosystem interactions. GIS/GPS and desert ecosystems. 5. 3. Marine Biology and coastal management. Biological Mass spectrometry 1. Chemical Sensors 3. Microbial Source Tracking and Water Quality. Site Investigation. Behavioral Markers of Water Pollutants.Ph. 2. Geochemistry and Petrology of the Ophiolites Rocks. Environmental Chemistry 4. Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (Helicobacter pylori. Stratigraphical. Environmental and Engineering Geology. Soil and Agriculture Microbiology Organic Chemistry 1. 8. Neuroscience. Tick ecology and tick-borne diseases 6. Polymer Chemistry 6. Nanoparticles applications in preventive medicine. Streptococcal infections. Bioanalytical Chemistry 2. Natural Products Chemistry 4. 9. Bioactive Compounds 5. Molecular Genetics of Plant Immunity. Micropaleontological Studies and Sequence Stratigraphy 3. Catalysis Analytical Chemistry 1. 4. and Tuberculosis) 2. Climate Change and Desert ecosystems. Behavioral Ecology. 11. Green Chemistry 3. Conservation biology: especially seabirds. 4. UAEU Ph.D. Wildlife Disease Ecology 5. Research Areas Chemistry Geology 3Page . 13. Research Areas at the Faculty of Science DEPARTMENT Biology RESEARCH AREAS Cellular and Molecular Biology 1. Cancer Research. 10. Applied Geophysics (Development of interpretation techniques and modeling) Engineering and Environmental Geophysics Seismology 2. 7. Terrestrial plant ecology. Groundwater quality using isotopic and chemical approaches.
Nuclear and Plasma Physics. Applied Mathematics 1. Convolution Algebras. Complex Analysis in one variable. Eigenvalue Problems 2. Medical Physics. Research Areas . 9. unitary groups of C*-algebras. 2. 3. Passive Scalar Transport 3. Applied Algebra and Cryptography. Astrophysics. Integer Partitions. Numerical Analysis 5. Nanostructures and Nano-devices. Functional analysis. operator algebras and C*-algebras.D. Laser Physics. Atomic Physics. particularly quasiconformal groups. 4. 4. 5. 3. Low dimensional topology. 7. Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics.Surface Water Interactions. 6. Banach Spaces. Dynamical systems: 4. 7. numerical solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations. Stochastic calculus 1. High Energy and Elementary Particle Physics. 10. 6. environmental mathematics.6. Geometric function theory. Numerical Analysis & Numerical Mathematical Biology 6. Knot Theory. Mathematical and Computational Physics. Mathematical Modeling 9. Petroleum Geochemistry 8. Experimental Condensed Matter Physics. 7. Fluid Inclusions and Ore Deposits Mathematical Sciences Pure Mathematics 1. 5. Relation Algebras. Combinatorial Number Theory: Additive Number Theory. Algebra: Torsion Units of Integral Group Rings ZG of Finite Groups. Numerical Analysis: Bifurcation theory 7. K-Theory. 8. Wavelets theory 2. Physics 4Page UAEU Ph. Groundwater . Computational fluid mechanics. spatial graphs. 8.
5. 9. 11. Research Areas Computer Science (Intelligent Systems) Enterprise Systems 5Page . 11. 10. 5. 1. 9. 7. 5. 10.D. Research Areas at Faculty of Information Technology DEPARTMENT Computer Engineering (Computer System Design) 1. 6. 8. 6. 4. 3. 7. Social nets and Web 2. 3.D.0 Quality of service management in serviceoriented architectures (SOA) Mobile service provisioning and context management Web services Cloud/internet computing Systems performance evaluation Electronic/mobile government Electronic/mobile commerce Learning technology Telemedicine Social networks Portal technology Ubiquitous computing Internet of things Web services Databases Strategic information systems Data mining Business intelligence Enterprise resource planning Enterprise architectures Organizational information systems Service oriented systems Semantic web Health information systems UAEU Ph. 4. 9. etc. 10. 7. 10.Ph. 9. smart energy systems. 2. 2. 3. 12. 6. 4. 2. 4. 11. 8. 1. 8. RESEARCH AREAS VLSI/IC design Nanoelectronics (beyond CMOS) Testing and fault tolerance Circuit and system reliability Computer aided design / electronic design automation Wireless sensor networks and communications Neural networks High performance computing Parallel computing Computer architectures Embedded systems Reconfigurable computing Bioinformatics Parallel and distributed computing Computer aided learning Arabic computing Robotics Artificial intelligence Intelligent systems applications in smart cities. 3. E-Commerce 1. 8. 5. 2. 7. 6.
and mitigation Firewalls Virtual private networks (VPNs) Computer networks and protocols Broadband wireless networks Authentication and access control Secure network protocols Security in emerging technologies 6Page UAEU Ph. Network Engineering Information Security 1. diagnosis. 16. 19. 21. 8. 10. 12. 7.Software Engineering 1. 3. 9. 8. 9. 20. 2.D. Research Areas . 6. 15. 16. 17. 4. 13. 3. 14. 2. 4. 10. 5. Software measurement System evolution Software testing Software quality evaluation Performance engineering Project management Rapid development of domain-specific software tools Software architecture development and evaluation Search-based software engineering Software product lines Software ecosystems Adaptive and multi-device user interfaces Enterprise applications Embedded systems Formal methods Information transformation Hybrid systems modeling Computational linguistics Design analysis Cooperative distributed systems Information integration for decentralized applications Intelligence in decentralized applications Agent-oriented modeling for decentralized applications Mobile and pervasive computing Autonomic computing and communication Network management Wireless sensor networks Mobile ad hoc networks Vehicular ad hoc networks Routing protocols Quality of service Video and voice over IP networks Real-time and multimedia systems Network modeling Performance analysis Radio frequency networks Optical networks Middleware Radio resource management Multi-hop wireless networks Network security and dependability Intrusion detection. 15. 3. 6. 18. 9. 2. 13. 14. 17. 5. 11. 5. 7. 1. 12. 7. 23. 8. 11. 6. 4. 22.
1. 2. Research Areas at the Faculty of Food and Agriculture DEPARTMENT Aridland Agriculture 1. 4. 4. Research Areas . 2.D RESEARCH AREA Horticulture Water use in Agriculture Aquaculture Animal Science Natural resources and environmental policy Food security strategies and policy Food quality and safety (Food composition and analysis) Food technology and processing Food innovation and functional foods Functional foods Nutrition and chronic disease management and prevention Sociocultural determinants of food choices and nutritional disparities Community nutrition interventions to improve health Agribusiness Food Science Nutrition & Health 7Page UAEU Ph.D. 2. 1. 3. 3.Ph. 3.D. 1. PH. 2.
Comparative Literature (Arabic/English) Geography History. World Literature. and clinical psychology Sociology. 8.D.Ph. family and gender Social Work. 6. with a focus on neuro-linguistics. with a focus on the Middle East Linguistics. Research Areas at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences DEPARTMENT All Ph. 9.D RESEARCH AREA Arabic Language and Literature English Literature. with a focus on educational measurement. with a focus on rapid social change in a traditional society. 13. family and gender Translation Studies 12. research is centrally coordinated in this faculty 1. 7. 11. with a focus on the Arabic philosophical tradition. 2. 5. 3.D. with a focus on comparative politics and international relations Psychology.D. social psychology. TESOL Mass Communication Philosophy. Research Areas . with a focus on rapid social change in a traditional society. PH. 4. 8Page UAEU Ph. political theory Political Science. 10.
Antimicrobial and Antidiabetic Peptides 1. Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) 1. Development of Retroviral Vectors for Gene Therapy Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Experimental Pathology Pathology (Human Genetics) Microbiology & Immunology 9Page UAEU Ph. Epithelial Cell Biology 10. Mechanisms of Inflammation and Autoimmune Diseases 8. Molecular Mechanisms of Retroviral RNA Transport. Molecular Toxicology 4. Neuroscience 6. Oncogenic Viruses 6.D.D RESEARCH AREA 1.Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences DEPARTMENT Anatomy and Cell Biology PH. Viral Tumor Biology and Pathology 7. Prevention of Cancer 1. Type 1 Diabetes and EAE-mechanisms Underlying MLD-STZ Induced Diabetes and Experimental Autoimmune Diabetes 7. Tissue Distribution and Effect of Neuropeptides and Neurotransmitters in Diabetes Mellitus 3. Molecular Mechanisms of Diseases 2. Packaging and Gene Regulation 9. Cancer Pathogenesis and Therapy 3. Molecular Mechanisms of Epigenetic Regulation and Cancer 5. Identification of Disease Genes 2. Pancreas Transplantation 5. Gross and Clinical Anatomy 2. Neurodegenerative Diseases 3. Early Detection of Cancer 4. Cell Signaling Mechanism in Cancer 6. Research Areas . Immunotherapy of Cancer 2.PhD Research Areas . Carcinogenesis 9. Neuromodulation of the Immune Resonse 2. Elucidation of the Cellular Mechanisms of Genetic Diseases 3. Stem Cells 8. Molecular Typing of Nosocomial Pathogens 5. Development of Novel Therapies and Diagnostics for Genetic Diseases 1. Molecular Epidemiology of Drug-resistant Bacteria 4. Cell and Tissue Morphology in Health and Disease 4. Immunoregulation of Bacterial Infections 3.
4. Research Areas .Pharmacology and Toxicology 1. 11. 5. 4. Social and Economical Impact) Infectious Disease (Epidemiology and Prevention) Human Molecular Genetics Pharmacogenetics Population Genetics Biochemical Genetics Genetics of Complex Diseases 6. 3.D. 10. 13. 5. 5. 7. 8. Genetics and Development Research Priority Group (Interdepartmental Program in Human Genetics) 1. 2. 10. Neurodegeneration Neurotransmitters and Receptors Neurodegenerative Diseases Diabetes Cancer Effect of Herbs on Gastric Ulcer Gastric Acid Inhibitors and Antiulcer Drugs Effect of drugs on inflammation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Identification of Ion Channels and Neuronal Networks Identification of Ion Channels and Neuronal Networks Modulation of Neuronal Excitability by Neuropharmacologically Active Agents. 3. 4. 6. Bullying) Epidemiology and Social Impact of HIV/AIDS Road Traffic Crashes (Epidemiology. Child Abuse. 12. Cellular Genetics 01Page UAEU Ph. 3. 9. Pulmoneary Physiology Cardiovascular Physiology Smooth Muscle Physiology Neurophysiology Occupational Health and Occupational Medicine Epidemiology and Control of Diabetes. 2. 6. Cardiovascular Disease or Cancer or Injury or Infectious Diseases Social and Family Factors that Influence Health Behaviour and Chronic. 2. 1. 7. 11. 9. 3. 2. Including HIV Transmission and Control Statistical Analysis of Epidemiological Data for Understanding Aetiology Intentional Injuries (Domestic Violence. Obesity. 8. Lifestyle-related Diseases Health of Migrant Workers Refugee Physical and Mental Health Health Systems Research including Cost of Health Care Epidemic Disease and Air Travel Disease Modelling. 4. Physiology Public Health / Occupational Health in Department of Community Medicine 1.
Effect of Spoken Language on Arousal. 7. Cancer Stem Cells 4. 5. Invasion and Metastases 3. The use of TMS in Noninvasive Modulation of Brain Plasticity and its Potential Applications in Therapy and Neurorehabilitation. 3. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation includes Studies of Mechanisms of Brain Plasticity in Normal Subjects and Movement Disorders Across the Lifespan.D. pesticides.g. Neurogenetics include Genetic Basis of Developmental Brain Disorders and Age Associate neurodegenerative Diseases. 4. Moreover. Problem Solving. Neuroendocrine Parameters. Autism and Neuro-psychiatry. Novel Therapeutics 2. 6. Neurodegenerative Diseases include Alzheimer’s Disease and Parkinson’s Disease. Gene-environment Interactions include Characterization of the Role of Intentional and Unintentional Exposure to Environmental Pollutants that are Relevant to the UAE Population (e. Spoken Language Effect on Altering Self Perception. smoking. insecticides. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.) in the Pathogeneis of Neurological Disorders. water and food pollutants etc. Cancer Cachexia 1. and Decision Making Capacity. Developmental Brain Disorders includes Mental Retardation.Cancer Biology Neuroscience 1. Environmental Factors and Life Style on Human Susceptibility to Neurological Disorders. Neurophysiologic. Survival. Pathways of Growth. 2. Research Areas . the Interaction Among Genetic. 00Page UAEU Ph.
Science Education 3. Research Areas .D.Ph.D RESEARCH AREA 1. Language and Literacy Education Special Education Leadership and Policy Studies in Education 02Page UAEU Ph.D. Research Areas at the Faculty of Education DEPARTMENT Curriculum and Instruction Special Education Foundations of Education PH. Mathematics Education 2.
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