Matthew Karau

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Burj Shadow

The Burj Shadow film follows the rotation of the world’s longest shadow cast by a man-made struture.

Wadi Drone

In Wadi Wurayah National Park our drone flies over mountains and through valleys to wirelessly download photographs taken by ground-based camera traps that automatically capture images of wildlife that passes in front of the camera’s motion sensor.

Reef Rover

The reefRover is a submersible drone that autonomously scans marine environments and enables researchers and citizen scientists to collaboratively gather well-structured image data about coral reefs at unprecedented rates.


2021 – The first remote offering of the Design and Innovation course introduced engineering design and innovation principles to first year engineering students.

In the spring 2021 offering of this Core Course on Art, Technolgy, and Design, students developed concepts around the theme "seeking resilience"

2014 – The NYUAD Engineers for Social Impact program works develop a broad range of analytical and systematic thinking skills in students as they work with communities and consider the home-grown assets that can lead to innovation.


Engineering-related quotes – for inspiration and reflection.

Slightly non-traditional resources for students of engineering as well as anyone curious to connect with the ways engineers, innovators, and entrepreneurs think and work.


Patents held by NYUAD students.

Maps of UAE

Maps of the UAE for both visitors and residents.

EDS Library

The catalogue of books in the Engineering Design Studio library is publicly available on Libib.