The Directed Energy Research Center (DERC) leads the advancement of directed energy systems and technologies in the region. With a community of award-winning and internationally acclaimed scientists, engineers, and global partners, we protect the world around us in areas as diverse as medicine and infrastructure protection.
DERC is part of the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a global scientific research center attracting the world’s foremost scientists and researchers. TII leads worldwide advances in artificial intelligence, autonomous robotics, quantum computing, cryptography and quantum communications, directed energy, secure communication, smart devices, advanced materials, and propulsion and space technologies, and biotechnology fields.
TII belongs to the Abu Dhabi Government’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), which oversees the technology research in the emirate.
We leverage the most powerful capabilities in the world in high-power electromagnetics, photonics, and acoustics to create a unique environment for world-class research and scientific discoveries.
We take an agile, contemporary, and results-focused approach in our research, unencumbered by legacy thinking or processes. Cultivating a culture of ‘makers,’ we deploy rapid prototyping in a spirit of continuous improvement.
Sarah Al Hosani