Dr. Wei Zhao

Welcome to the home of research at American University of Sharjah. This site aims to provide information regarding research activities at the university and direct you to resources for supporting your research interests.

Research is woven into the fabric of education in the 21st century. Education, once focused on knowledge learning, has transformed into a means of knowledge discovery. New knowledge discovered has the potential to improve our lives, advance our communities, and profoundly benefit humanity and the environment. More importantly, the process of discovery continually allows researchers (whether students, faculty, scientists or clinicians) to challenge their limits while making indelible contributions to the world. Conducting research is similar to athletic pursuits; for example, running. While one can argue there are practical applications to running (e.g., escaping a chasing animal!), most runners would acknowledge this is not the reason why they run. Instead, they would cite the health and mental benefits, and the fact that the rewards they reap extend far beyond the miles they dedicate to running. Similarly, the results of research extend far beyond their own (undeniably important) practical implications in that the researcher is enriched by pursuing knowledge and discovery. Both pursuits of research and sports play a role in uniting people to applaud for and support their communities. Just as the UAE’s recent announcement of its Mars mission has brought together the people of this country, so, too, did athlete Sergiu Toma in 2016 upon bringing home UAE’s first Olympic medal since 2004.

American University of Sharjah is transforming into an internationally recognized research-comprehensive university, while continuing to excel in its tradition of high caliber, American-style liberal arts education. Achieved with the continued support of the university’s patron, His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates, Ruler of Sharjah and President of the AUS. Twenty years after the university's founding, AUS students and faculty are making groundbreaking discoveries, developing novel innovations, and engaging in exciting collaborations, while enriching and achieving their scholarly pursuits.  

Once again, welcome! It is truly exciting to observe the researchers of our AUS community embracing this important moment in our university’s history; we have the opportunity to venture boldly into the future via our own curiosity and commitment to progress. I invite you to learn about and be inspired by the research projects being undertaken by our dedicated AUS faculty and students. 
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Biosciences and bioengineering symposium discusses latest research in medicine and technology

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First GNSS station with IGS service to be installed in the UAE

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BBRI advisory board meets to chalk out future plans

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AUS researcher leads team to develop novel solar-thermal conversion technologies

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AUS research team to convert organic wastes into soil amendments

Researchers from the American University of Sharjah’s College of...