Visiting Stakeholders from Key Industries Impressed with Innovative Student Design Projects
Khalifa University of Science and Technology today announced an array of 51 science, engineering and technology innovations conceptualized by students as senior design projects from six academic departments, were presented to various key industry stakeholders on the ‘Khalifa University Innovation Day 2022’, an annual exhibition that celebrates the innovative essence of senior graduating students.
The project concepts on display at Khalifa University Main Campus included nine from Aerospace Engineering, six Biomedical Engineering, four Civil Infrastructure and Environmental Engineering, 13 Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), seven Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISYE) and 12 from Mechanical Engineering (MEEN) departments.
Dr. Ahmed Al Shoaibi, Senior Vice President, Academic and Student Services, Khalifa University, said: “The Innovation Day 2022 solutions, designed to create solutions that address challenges faced by the industry, stand testimony to the creative spirit of our students and the intellectual guidance offered by our expert faculty members across various science, technology and engineering departments. These projects also stand out as stellar examples of how our students are trained and nurtured during their academic years at Khalifa University, fully equipped to become professionals in their areas of specialization, even before their graduation. We wish them good luck and hope the visiting stakeholders will take these project concepts forward.”
Some of the innovations that evinced keen interest from stakeholders included Arabic automatic speech recognition, Drone for package delivery, Design of Martian air vehicles, Formation flying a constellation of CubeSats, Discovering medical drugs toxicity using Artificial Intelligence, Skin protection system from ultraviolet radiation, Enhancing customer experience by optimizing the parking assignment and improving the ‘way-finding’ to designated parking bays at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, Applying Lean Six Sigma into the battle dress uniform (BDU) production line at the International Golden Group (IGG), A mobile app for the monitoring of lower-limb physiotherapy using shoe-mounted force sensors, Device to accelerate independent component analysis (ICA) for EEG-based emotion detection, Full-scale household drinking water treatment system, Device to assess rainfall intensity-duration-frequency in Abu Dhabi, Human eye Intraocular Pressure (IOP) measurement using sound waves, Universal soft gripper for handling delicate objects with various shapes and sizes, and Low-tech vertical and horizontal fog-to-water collectors in the UAE.
As a consistently top-ranked academic institution focusing on research, Khalifa University leads in innovation and creation of intellectual and human capital. Scores of diverse research initiatives undertaken by student and faculty researchers of Khalifa University have so far generated 200 issued patents, with over 270 patents pending, and more than 480 invention disclosures.