Research Council

Research Council
The 51app Research Council is a joint task force from the College of Engineering and Technology, College of Business Administration and LAD department.
The council main objectives are:
  • Promote groundbreaking collaborative and interdisciplinary research at 51app aligned with Kuwait vision and global changes.
  • Foster a dynamic environment that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • Support faculty scholarly and professional development.
  • Report yearly research outputs and achievements.

Research themes and directions


  • Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and heavy oil production
  • Energy diversification
  • Energy efficiency, conservation, and management
  • Materials and technology in Energy
  • Renewable, green and alternative energy


  • Material and technologies for water desalination
  • Water management, conservation, protection and economics
  • Wastewater treatment and recycling

Environment and Health

  • Waste management and material recycling
  • Prevention and control of pollution and climate change
  • Health management
  • Biomedical and drug research, technologies and applications
  • Nutrition, food quality and safety

Economic Growth and Development

  • Development of strategic sectors in Kuwait (manufacturing, merchandising and services)
  • Diversification and development of non-oil revenues
  • Creation of Wealth
  • Development of Kuwait Free Trade Zone (KFTZ)
  • Privatization
  • Medium and Small Business Development
  • Globalization and International trade
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Social marketing application in business practices
  • E-Commerce and E-Business
  • Human Resources Development
  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Job security and challenges

Understanding and appreciation of Human, Culture, and Society

  • Social and socioeconomic development
  • Social Wellbeing
  • Advancement of Arts
  • Literacies

Applied Mathematics, technology, and management of information systems

  • Scientific Computing
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Automation and optimization
  • Cloud Computing
  • Big Data
  • Machine Learning
  • Knowledge Management
  • Information Quality

Emerging technologies and applications

  • Nanotechnology
  • Robotics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Industry 4.0 and its components
  • Sensors

Advancement of Learning

People and contact

  • Dr. Ulas Kayapinar
    Associate Professor / Research Coordinator
    51app Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Lasha Labadze
    Associate Professor / Research Coordinator
    College of Business Administration
  • Dr. Maya Grigolia
    Assistant Professor / Research Coordinator
    College of Engineering & Technology
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