The interim research administration at the Khalifa University of Science and Technology is headed by Interim Executive Vice President of Research Dr. Steve Griffiths, and serves as the interface between industry, government and academia, and the University’s research and other strategic activities. 

Its scope covers the establishment and management of external partnerships, contract development and management, intellectual property management and licensing, and management of research laboratories and centers that are of strategic importance to the University. 

 

The University’s research offices include: 

  • Technology Management and Innovation, 
  • Khalifa Innovation Center (KIC), 
  • Industry Engagement and Research Partnerships, 
  • Research Computing, 
  • Research Laboratories, and 
  • Research Services.

 

Khalifa Innovation Center (KIC)

The Khalifa Innovation Center (KIC) works to commercialize deep technology by enabling and supporting the creation of start-up companies. The KIC supplies mentoring, training, funding, space and more. KIC is supported by the Khalifa Fund, Mubadala and Tawazun.

Interim lead: Dr. Keith Jones, Interim Director of Khalifa Innovation Center, Director of Industry Engagement and Technology Transfer Office of Research and Development 

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Industry Engagement and Research Partnership Department 

The Industry Engagement and Research Partnership Department is responsible for establishing collaborative relationships between the Khalifa University of Science and Technology and industry partners locally, regionally and globally. Its aim is to strengthen research productivity and innovation while advancing the sponsored research environment and culture at the Khalifa University of Science and Technology.

Interim lead: Dr. Noura Salem AlKaabi, Interim Director of Industry Engagement and Research Partnerships

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Research Laboratories Department

The Research Laboratories Department provides an environment for increased alignment of research infrastructure investment to Khalifa University of Science and Technology’s strategic research priorities as well as individual faculty. The department mission is to establish and continually evolve physical research infrastructure and that supports programs to achieve the primary research aims of the University.

Interim lead: Mike James Tiner, Interim Director of Research Laboratories 

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Research Computing Department

The Research Computing Department manages and supports centrally provided research computing services at the Khalifa University of Science and technology. These services include, the High Performance Computing (HPC) clusters, specialist training, scientific computing support, and consultancy services for the University’s researchers on the use of centrally provided research computing. 

Interim lead: Dr. Dureid El Moghraby, Interim Manager of Research Computing

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Office of Research Services

The Office of Research Services (ORS) is responsible for the pre- and post-award administration of internally and externally funded research programs at the Khalifa University of Science and Technology. It provides the underlying policies, procedures and administrative infrastructure to ensure research enterprises are successful and sustainable. The ORS also coordinates with the Research Ethics Committees, and the relevant IT systems that support the research functions. 

Interim lead: John Radkowski, Interim Coordinating Director of Research Services 

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