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The Centre has a diverse portfolio of projects that have attracted research grant funding from both internal and external sources.

UOWD Research Grants

Year Project Investigator Grant (AED)
2014- Present Holograms in Education Dr Mohamed Watfa (PI) 15,000
2013-2014 Early Years Application
Deployment at and MOU with Deira International School and LiveItUp Orphanage, Uganda
Dr Catherine Todd (PI) 10,000
2013-2014 An Innovative Cost Effective Semi-Holographic Approach to University Teaching and Learning Dr Mohamed Watfa (PI)
Dr Catherine Todd (CI)
2013- Present Education using Technology Dr Mohamed Watfa (PI) 15,000
2010-2011 Software Protocols for WSNs Dr Mohamed Watfa (PI) 15,000
2010-2011 Energy Efficient Internet in the UAE Dr Mohamed Watfa (CI) 12,000
2008-2009 Computer Generated Environment for Autistic Students
Deployment at Dubai Autism Center (DAC) and MOU with DAC
Dr Catherine Todd (PI) 10,000
2007-2009 Virtual Modeling of the Cochlea
Deployment at American Hospital Dubai (AHD) and MOU with AHD
Dr Catherine Todd (PI) 20,000


External Grants

National Research Foundation

  • Dr Catherine Todd received commendation from the National Research Foundation in 2010 for the project Virtual Manipulation and Force Sensing during Inner Ear Surgery for Clinical Application, which received a ‘highly commended’, ‘exemplar grant’ rating (one of only two from UOWD to receive top-ranking).
  • As Principal Investigator, Dr Mohamed Watfa received AED 200,000 from the National Research Foundation, University-Industry Research Collaboration Award 2012 for the project A Wireless Charging Infrastructure for Future Electric Cars in the UAE.

Emirates Foundation

  • As Principal Investigator, Dr Mohamed Watfa received AED 280,000 from the Emirates Foundation for the project Wireless Energy Transfer in Sensor Networks.

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