The Research Institute of Sciences and Engineering
(RISE) was established in September 2014 to help position the University of
Sharjah (UoS) as a science and technology research and innovation hub in the
UAE and the region. Our mission at RISE is to facilitate, support, streamline,
strengthen and otherwise serve the research and training needs of the UoS
researchers, students, and stakeholders through promoting quality research and
innovation in priority science and engineering areas that are aligned with and
serve the sustainable development needs of Sharjah, the UAE and the region.
Research at RISE is conducted by Researchers from
the Colleges of Sciences and Engineering, RISE researchers, and collaborators
from other UoS colleges as well as external public and private organizations. Research is carried out by interdisciplinary
research teams organized in research groups and research centers of excellence.
Currently RISE has a Center of Excellence in Advanced Materials Research as
well as 14 research groups in key areas of science and engineering. Efforts
are under way to establish three additional research centers of excellence in
the fields of: renewable energy technologies; sustainable infrastructure and
built environment; and information, communication and network technologies.
Furthermore, RISE has an Advanced X-Ray Materials Testing Laboratory in
addition to the University of Sharjah Seismic Observatory, which is part of the
Global Seismic Network (GSN). Furthermore, six additional service
research laboratories, facilities and workshops are being established,
including: multifunctional-multipurpose workshop; integrated analytical
laboratory; materials laboratory; high performance computing facility; GIS and
Remote Sensing Center; and renewable energy development facility.
The UoS funds through RISE a wide range of research grants for researchers and
research assistantships for graduate students. These include seed grants for
new faculty members, competitive research grants, and collaborative research
grants with external public and private organizations, targeted research
grants, and undergraduate and graduate students’ research grants.
The RISE team, including director, administrators,
directors of research centers, coordinators of research group, and coordinators
of service research laboratories and workshops are here to help. So please feel
free to contact any of the RISE team members if you have questions or
suggestions, or if you would like to explore research ideas or collaboration
Abdallah Shanableh, CPEng