MISTI GSF 2015-16 winners announced

A total of 86 faculty international research projects received $2 million in funding this year. These projects were selected from among 214 proposals submitted by faculty and research scientists from 22 departments across the Institute.

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Greater China Fund for Innovation
2015 - 2016

Assessing the Direct and Indirect Impacts of Secondary Atmospheric Aerosols on the Regional Climate and Air Quality of the Pearl River Delta in Southern China

A collaboration between:

  • Chien Wang, Senior Research Scientist, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Hung Lam Steve Yim, Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Characterization of Genetically Identified Neuronal Ensembles

A collaboration between:

  • Yingxi Lin, Associate Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Xiao-Hui Zhang, Professor, Beijing Normal University

Cognitive and Big Data Analytics Driven Networks

A collaboration between:

  • Vincent Chan, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Victor Li, Professor and Head of EEE Department, University of Hong Kong

Global Monitoring of Water Cycle Using New Microwave Space-Borne Instruments

A collaboration between:

  • Dara Entekhabi, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Hui Lu, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University

Innovative Research on High Speed Plasmonic Emitters On-Chip

A collaboration between:

  • Nicholas X Fang, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Dafei Jin, Postdoctoral Associate, Mechanical Engineering
  • Mu Wang, Professor, Nanjing University

Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics Studies of Proton Structure

A collaboration between:

  • William Detmold, Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Chi-Jen David Lin, Associate Professor, National Chiao-Tung University
  • Jiunn-Wei Chen, Professor, National Taiwan University
2014 - 2015

Guangzhou MIT App Inventor Center

A collaboration between:

  • Hal Abelson, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Yue Li, South China University of Technology

Hong Kong Polytechnic University and MIT Collaboration in Water and Food

A collaboration between:

  • John Lienhard, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Andrew Whittle, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Xiang-dong Li, Chair Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Hong-xing Yang, Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Jian-hua Yin, Chair Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Pei Li; Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Integrating Intermittent Wind into China's Electricity System

A collaboration between:

  • Valerie Jean Karplus, Assistant Professor, Management
  • Xiliang Zhang, Professor, Tsinghua University

Interfacial Engineering for Thermal Management in Nanoelectronics and Biological Materials

A collaboration between:

  • Markus Buehler, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Zhao Qin, Research Scientist, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Zhiping Xu,  Associate Professor, Tsinghua University

Managing Automobile Growth in China's Mega Cities and Public Acceptance

A collaboration between:

  • Jinhua Zhao, Assistant Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Hai Guo, Associate Professor, Beijing Jiaotong University
  • Zhi Liu, Director, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

MIT-HKUST Shenzhen Manufacturing Innovation Technology Platform

A collaboration between:

  • Charlie Sodini, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Michael Sung, Director of Industry Engagement and Internship, HKUST

Sensor Interfaces and Wireless Platforms for Smart Green Buildings

A collaboration between:

  • Jing Kong, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Amine Bermak, Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
2013 - 2014

Developing Research Alliance on Water Security between U.S. and China

A collaboration between:

  • Dara Entekhabi, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Hui Lu, Associate professor, Tsinghua University

From Experimental Prototype to Robust Platfrom: Scaling Digital Fabrication Tools

A collaboration between:

  • Neil Gershenfeld, Professor, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Bunnie Huang, Research Scientist, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Hua-quan Want, Professor, Shenzhen University
  • Terry Foecke, Head of Supplier Development, PCH International

Lighting Up Molecules in the Vicinity of Two-Dimensional Materials

A collaboration between:

  • Mildred Dresselhaus, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Jing Kong, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Xi Ling, Postdoctoral Associate, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Jing Zhang, Professor, Peking University

Making Innovative and Sustainable Collaboration on Neutron and X-ray Science and Technology Between MIT and the Two China-Taiwan Tsinghua Universities with Complimentary Activities

A collaboration between:

  • Sow-Hsin Chen, Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Ruey-An Doong, Dean, National Tsing Hua University
  • Chuanxiang Tang, Professor and Former Chair, Tsinghua University
  • Shih-Lin Chang, Director of NSRRC and former Vice President of Academic Affairs at NTHU, National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC)

Real-Time Traffic Information and Control Network

A collaboration between:

  • Lizhong Zheng, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Jinsong Du, Professor, Director, Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Science
  • Jun Tang, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University

Sensitizing p53-deficient Tumors to Front-line Chemotherapy

A collaboration between:

  • Michael Hemann, Associate Professor, Biology
  • Hia Jiang, Professor, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences
2012 - 2013

An Analytic Approach to the Periodic Steady-State Analysis of Nonlinear Autonomous/Nonautonomous Circuits

A collaboration between:

  • Luca Daniel, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Ngai Wong, Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong

High Precision Geochronology, Cretaceous Climate Change, and Expanding the EARTHTIME Initiative to China

A collaboration between:

  • Samuel Bowring, Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Jahandar Ramezani, Research Scientist, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Huaiyu He, Associate Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Xianghui Li, Manager of ID-TIMS Lab, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Immune Responses to M. Tuberculosis for Vaccine Development

A collaboration between:

  • Jianzhu Chen, Professor, Biology
  • Yingzhong Li, Research Scientist, Biology
  • Bingdong Zhu, Professor, Lanzhou University

Photonics and Beyond

A collaboration between:

  • Marin Soljacic, Professor, Physics
  • Lixin Ran, Professor, Zhejiang University
  • Xunya Jiang, Researcher and Ph.D director, CAS Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT)

Re-Mapping Beijing's Current Historic Urbanization

A collaboration between:

  • Annette Kim, Associate Professor, Urban Studies and A collaboration between:
  • Xiaofeng Tang, Professor, Peking University

The Sources of National Security Decisionmaking in China

A collaboration between:

  • M. Taylor Fravel, Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Dong Wang, Associate Professor, Peking University
  • Jun Niu, Professor, Peking University
2011 - 2012

 

Innovative Research on Next Generation Optical Metamaterials for Information Processing

A collaboration between:

  • Nicholas X. Fang, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Kin Hung Fung, Mechanical Engineering
  • Lei Zhou, Professor, Fudan University, China
  • Kun Ding, Graduate Researcher, Fudan University, China

Making A Sustainable Future: Technological Upgrading and Decent Work

A collaboration between:

  • Yasheng Huang, Professor, Management
  • Jun Wang, Professor, Sun Yat-Sen University, China
  • Tao Lin, Dean of Research Institute of Regional Economy, Southern Metropolis Daily, China

Surface Patterning for Boiling Heat Transfer Enhancement in Microchannels

A collaboration between:

  • Jacopo Buongiorno, Associate Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Wei Li, Professor, Zhejiang University, China

The Impact of Foreign Chains on China's Retail Industry

A collaboration between:

  • Panle Barwick, Associate Professor, Economics
  • Jiafeng Gu, Associate Professor, Peking University, China

Toward Modeling New Social Norms in Two Biggest Social Networks in the World

A collaboration between:

  • Hal Abelson, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Lei Zhang, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University, China
2010 - 2011

 

Ecological 'Smart-Slope' Urban Development

A collaboration between:

  • Reinhard Goethert, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Department of Architecture
  • Longbin Zhu, Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning, Nanjing University of Technology, China

An MIT-China Collaboration to Bridge Ecology and Bioengineering to Benefit Human Health

A collaboration between:

  • Edward Boyden, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Media Arts and Sciences
  • Sen Song, Professor, Tsinghua University, China
  • Bingnan Han, Associate Professor, Zhejiang University, China

Solar Thermoelectric Generator for Micro-Power Application

A collaboration between:

  • Rajeev Ram, Professor, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Catlin Powers, Chief Operating Officer, One Earth Designs, China

Mapping Antigenic Evolution of Influenza Viruses in China

A collaboration between:

  • Jianzhu Chen, Professor, MIT Department of Biology
  • Taijiao Jiang, Professor, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Aiping Wu, Research Assistant, Professor Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Illuminating the Primordial Quark-Gluon Liquid

A collaboration between:

  • Gunther Roland, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Physics
  • Shin-Shan Yu, Professor, National Central University, Taiwan
  • Chia-Ming Kuo, Professor, National Central University, Taiwan

Non-Democratic Accountability: Experiments with Citizen Contacting in China

A collaboration between:

  • Edward Steinfeld, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Political Science
  • Xixin Wang, Professor, Associate Dean Peking University, China
India Innovation Fund
2012 - 2013

 

A Mobile Phone Platform for Printed Diagnostics for Improving Maternal and Child Health

A collaboration between:

  • Richard Fletcher, Research Scientist, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Suparna Ghosh-Jerath, Assistant Professor, Public Health Foundation of India

Exploring Co-op Structure and Market Opportunities for Rag Pickers in India

A collaboration between:

  • Bijal Shah, Management
  • Jason Jay, Lecturer, Management
  • Keren Nazareth, Executive Director, Saath Charitable Trust

Low-Cost Portable Device for Measuring Eyeglass Prescriptions in Low-Resource Settings

A collaboration between:

  • Elfar Aldalsteinsson, Associate Professor, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Martha Gray, Professor, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Soura Bhattacharyya, Chief Medical Technology Officer, Glocal Healthcare

Questions in Iwasawa Theory

A collaboration between:

  • Abhinav Kumar, Associate Professor, Mathematics
  • Vijay Patankar, Visiting Scientist, Indian Statistical Institute
2011 - 2012

 

A Long-Term Continuous Measurement Campaign to Quantify Greenhouse Gas Emissions from South Asia

A collaboration between:

  • Ronald Prinn, Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Dr. Abhijit Chaterjee, Faculty Fellow, Bose Institute, India
  • Dr. Tuhin Mandal, Scientist EI, National Physical Laboratory, India

Community Based Pollution Mapping Technology and Workshop for Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra

A collaboration between:

  • Richard Fletcher, Research Scientist, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Rajesh Rangarajan, Senior Researcher, Institute for Financial Management and Research, India

Improving the Quality of Artisanal Production in India

A collaboration between:

  • Susan Silbey, Professor, Anthropology
  • Sanjay Sarma, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • William Bissell, CEO, Fabindia, India
  • Smita Mankad, Managing Director, Fabindia, India

Investigation of Early Palaeogene Thermal Events in Indian Subcontinent through Biomarker Study and Stable Isotope Analysis

A collaboration between:

  • Roger Summons, Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Suryendu Dutta, Assistant Professor, IIT Bombay, India

The Mumbai Women's Biogas Project

A collaboration between:

  • Amy Smith, Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Libby McDonald, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Jyoti Mhapsekar, President, Stree Mukti Sanghatana, India

Utilizing Partnerships in India for Development and Implementation of Manufacturable Health Technologies

A collaboration between:

  • John Kim Vandiver, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Amos Winter, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Mr. D.R. Mehta, Founder and Chief Patron, Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), India
2009 - 2010

Building Partnerships for Mobile Based Health-Care Technology in India

A collaboration between:

  • Leo Anthony, Celi Research Scientist, MIT Department of Health Sciences and Technology
  • Peter Szolovits, Professor, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Jay Satia, Professor, Public Health Foundation of India, India
  • Madhavi Misra, Public Health Foundation of India, India

X-ray Timing of Neutron Stars and Black Holes with the Indian ASTROSAT Mission: An MIT-India Opportunity

A collaboration between:

  • Ronald Remillard, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Department of Physics
  • Deepto Chakrabarty, Professor, MIT Department of Physics
  • Dipankar Bhattacharya, Professor, Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), India
  • Biswajit Paul, Associate Professor II, Raman Research Institute, India

Workshop on the Tectono-Magmatic Evolution of the Kohistan-Ladakh Arc

A collaboration between:

  • Nilanjan Chatterjee, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Oliver Jagoutz, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Italy Seed Funds
2015 - 2016

MITOR Project

Energy Profiling and Structuring of Future Distribution Infrastructure - Framework for a Self-sustaining Community of Electricity Prosumers

A collaboration between:

  • Carlo Ratti, Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Marguerite Nyhan, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Rex BritterPrincipal Research Scientist, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Ettore Bompard, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino
  • Francesco Profumo, Professor, Politecnico di Torino
  • Federico Boni Castagnetti; Technical Development Engineer, IREN S.p.A. 

In Vitro Modelling of Nanoparticle-Mediated Drug Delivery to the Central Nervous System by a Microfluidic Platform Mimicking the Biological Barriers (NANOCAB)

A collaboration between:

  • Roger Kamm, Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Valeria Chiono, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino
  • Gianluca Ciardelli, Full Professor, Politecnico di Torino

Moving from Batch to Continuous Freeze-Drying of Biopharmaceuticals

A collaboration between:

  • Bernhardt L. Trout, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Roberto Pisano, Politecnico di torino

Nanoparticles From Food Waste: The Future "Green" Concrete in Smart Cities

A collaboration between:

  • Franz Josef Ulm, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Giuseppe Andrea Ferro, Professor, Politecnico di Torino
  • Luciana Restuccia, Phd student, Politecnico di Torino

Simulation of Boiling Flows with Computational Fluid Dynamics and Population Balance Models

A collaboration between:

  • Emilio Baglietto, Associate Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Daniele Marchisio, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino
  • Antonio Buffo, Research Assistant, Politecnico di Torino

Wave Energy Prize

A collaboration between:

  • Stefano Brizzolara, Principal Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
  • Giuliana Mattiazzo, Professor, Politecnico di Torino

MIT-UNIPI Project

A Novel Physical Representation for Boiling in CFD

A collaboration between:

  • Emilio Baglietto, Associate Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Walter Ambrosini, Associate Professor, Università di Pisa

Development of Advanced Micro-Engineered Surfaces to Improve Heat Transfer in Space Applications

A collaboration between:

  • Jacopo Buongiorno, Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Paolo Di Marco, Professor, Università di Pisa
  • Giacomo Saccone, PhD student, Università di Pisa

From Micro to Macro: The Role of Microbial Biofilms in Regulating the Fitness and Competitive Ability of Subtidal Habitat-Forming Macroalgae

A collaboration between:

  • Martin Polz, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Fabio Bulleri, Associate Professor, University of Pisa

Progetto Roberto Rocca

Advanced Model Order Reduction for Analysis and Control of Flexible Structures

A collaboration between:

  • Luca Daniel, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Gianni Ferretti, Professor, Politecnico di Milano

SAMM - Smart Additive Manufacturing for Metals

A collaboration between:

  • John Hart, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Bianca Maria Colosimo, Full Professor, Politecnico di Milano
2014 - 2015

MITOR Project

Metal-Organic Frameworks for Safe and Sustainable Energy Storage

A collaboration between:

  • Mircea Dinca, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • Claudio Gerbaldi, Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Torino

Non local and Symmetry Protected Topological Phases in Low Dimensional Strongly Correlated Fermionic Systems

A collaboration between:

  • Xiao-Gang Wen, Professor, Physics
  • Arianna Montorsi, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino

Self-Awareness App for Low-Carbon Cities

A collaboration between:

  • P. Christopher Zegras, Associate Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Rocco Curto, Full Professor, Head of Department, Politecnico di Torino
  • Luca Caneparo, Assistant Professor, Director of LAQ-TIP, Politecnico di Torino

Spectral Analysis of the Solar Wind beyond the Termination shock - Interstellar Medium/Heliosphere Interactions

A collaboration between:

  • John Belcher, Professor, Physics
  • John Richardson, Principal Research Scientist, Physics
  • Michele Iovieno, Politecnico di Torino
  • Daniela Tordella, Professor, Politecnico di Torino
  • Enrico Magli, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino

MIT-UNIPI Project

Bio-inspired Microneedles with Self-Anchoring and Self-Actuation Capabilities for Transdermal Biosensing Applications

A collaboration between:

  • Nicholas Fang, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Qimin Wang, Postdoc Associate, Mechanical Engineering
  • Pierre Sphabmixay, Graduate Research Assistant, Mechanical Engineering
  • Giuseppe Barillaro, Assistant Professor, Università di Pisa
  • Letizia Ventrelli, Postdoc researcher, Università di Pisa
  • Chiara Cozzi, PhD Student, Università di Pisa

Coil Design and Optimization for MRI of Medical Implants

A collaboration between:

  • Luca Daniel, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Simone Genovesi, Assistant Professor, Università di Pisa

Functional Nanomaterials for the Detection of Volatile Amines (FUNDUS)

A collaboration between:

  • Timothy Swager, Professor, Chemistry
  • Fabio Di Francesco, Professor, Università di Pisa

MEMS Sensors for Wind Measurement for UAVs in the Urban Canyon

A collaboration between:

  • Nicholas Roy, Associate Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Jake Ware, PhD Student, Robotics, Vision, and Sensor Networks Group (RVSN)
  • Paolo Bruschi, Associate Professor, Università di Pisa
  • Massimo Piotto, External Professor, Università di Pisa

Stigmergic Footprint of Radical Innovations for Smart Specialisation in North-American and European Regions: The Case of the Key Enabling Technologies

A collaboration between:

  • Scott Stern, Professor, Management
  • Scott Stern, Professor, Management
  • Antonella Martini, Associate Professor, Università di Pisa
  • Mario Cimino, Assistant Professor, Università di Pisa
  • Francesco Appio, Research Fellow, Università di Pisa

The Neurobiological Basis of the Linking Mechanism of Concepts with Grammar: The Case of Noun/Verb Distinction

A collaboration between:

  • Edward Gibson, Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Evelina Fedorenko, Senior Research Scientist, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Kyle Mahowald, Graduate Student, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Domenica Romagno, Ph.D. Assistant Professor in Linguistics, Università di Pisa
  • Marta Capano, Graduate Student, Università di Pisa
  • Michele Bianconi, Graduate Student, Università di Pisa

Roberto Rocca Project

Bioactive Coating for Accelerated Bone Regeneration: A Pathway to Enhance Implant Fixation

A collaboration between:

  • Ming Dao, Principal Research Scientist, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mario Guagliano, Professor, Politecnico di Milano

Development of Efficient Stochastic Simulation and Modeling Techniques for Photonic Design Automation

A collaboration between:

  • Luca Daniel, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Andrea Melloni, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Milano

Exploring and Modelling Interacting Cracks: Toward a Crack Network Model

A collaboration between:

  • Ken Kamrin, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Mario Guagliano,  Associate Professor, Politecnico di Milano
2013 - 2014

MITOR Project

Heat and mass transport through nano-systems: Efficient approaches to link disparate scales

A collaboration between:

  • Evelyn Wang, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Pietro Asinari, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino
  • Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Politecnico di Torino

Laboratory Simulation Of Planet-Solar Wind And Interstellar Medium/Heliosphere Interactions

A collaboration between:

  • John Belcher, Professor, Physics
  • John Richardson, Principal Research Scientist,
  • Dario Borgogno, Politecnico di Torino
  • Daniela Tordella, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino
  • Enrico Magli, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino
  • Marco Belan, Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Milano

Mission Planning and Technology Development for Lunar Exploration

A collaboration between:

  • Jeffrey Hoffman, Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Nicole Viola, Politecnico di Torino
  • Paolo Maggiore, Professor, Politecnico di Torino

Multimaterial Optical Fibres for Advanced Performance

A collaboration between:

  • Yoel Fink, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Daniel Milanese, Politecnico di Torino

Supported gold nanoparticles: a fundamental study on the substrate role and implications in gas sensing and nanocatalysis applications

A collaboration between:

  • Jeffrey C. Grossman, Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Giancarlo Cicero, Politecnico di Torino

MIT-UNIPI Project

Assessing the Effect of Biota on Coastal Rock Surfaces: a Quantitative Approach

A collaboration between:

  • Markus Buehler, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Zhao Qin, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Marta Pappalardo, Associate Professor, Pisa University

Critical Slowing Down And Early Warning Indicators Of Regime Shifts: From Laboratory Tests To Manipulative Experiments In Real Ecosystems

A collaboration between:

  • Jeff Gore, Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi, Associate Professor, University of Pisa

Energy Storage Devices and Actuators based on Composites of Liquid Crystal Elastomers

A collaboration between:

  • Alexie Kolpak, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Yang Shao-Horn, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Valentina Domenici, Università di Pisa

Mechanical Models for Masonry Walls under Seismic Actions

A collaboration between:

  • John Ochsendorf, Professor, Architecture
  • Riccardo Barsotti, Assistant Professor, University of Pisa
  • Stefano Bennati, Full Professor, University of Pisa

Roberto Rocca Project

Bone-Inspired Materials

A collaboration between:

  • Markus J. Buehler, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Laura Vergani, Professor, Politecnico di Milano

Correlating Grain Boundary Crystallography to the Onset of Localized Corrosion

A collaboration between:

  • Michael Demkowicz, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Matteo Seita, Postdoctoral Associate, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Maria Vittoria Diamanti, Professor, Politecnico di Milano
  • Marco Ormellese, Professor, Politecnico di Milano

Development of Macromodeling and Simulation Techniques for Uncertainty Quantification and Noise Analysis in Oscillatory Devices

A collaboration between:

  • Luca Daniel, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Paolo Maffezzoni, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Milano

Dynamic Modelling for Surgery

A collaboration between:

  • Dava Newman, Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Guido Baroni, Professor, Politecnico di Milano

Nonlinear Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting

A collaboration between:

  • Sang-Gook Kim, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Corigliano Alberto, Full Professor, Politecnico di Milano

 

2012 - 2013

MITOR Project

Computationally Optimized "All Carbon" Based Blends for Photovoltaic Applications

A collaboration between:

  • Jeffrey C. Grossman, Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Giancarlo Cicero, PhD - Researcher, Politecnico of Torino
  • Elena Tresso, Associate Professor, Politecnico of Torino

Development of Innovative Cements for the Building Sector: The Environmental Perspective in  Material Science

A collaboration between:

  • Franz-Josef Ulm, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Bruno De Benedetti, Professor, Politecnico di Torino
  • Paolo Tecchio, PhD candidate, Politecnico di Torino

Increasing Resilience of Communities to Earthquakes through Smart Phones after the 2012 Emilia Event

A collaboration between:

  • John Ochsendorf, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Gian Paolo Cimellaro, Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Torino
  • Tommaso Giovine, M.S. student, Politecnico di Torino

Laboratory Simulation of Planet-Solar Wind and Interstellar Medium/Heliosphere Interaction

A collaboration between:

  • John Richardson, Principal Research Scientist, Politecnico di Torino
  • Dario Borgogno, Politecnico di Torino
  • Daniela Tordella, Professor

Smart Meter Square Infrastructures for the Cities of Tomorrow

A collaboration between:

  • Carlo Ratti, Associate Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Roberto Pagani, Full Professor, Politecnico di Torino
  • Daniela Bosia, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino

Wearable Smart Fabrics for Harvesting Power from Human Body Motion

A collaboration between:

  • Sang-Gook Kim, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Giorgio De Pasquale, Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Torino

MIT-UNIPI Project

2-Much (TWO-dimensional Materials as Unconventional CHannel in next-generation devices)

A collaboration between:

  • Tomas Palacios, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Fiori Gianluca, Assistant Professor, University of Pisa
  • Francesco Forti, Associate Professor, University of Pisa

A Gripper Based on Controllable Wet Adhesion by a Magnetorheological Fluid

A collaboration between:

  • Karl Iagnemma, Principal Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
  • Michele Lanzetta, Professor, PhD, and MEng (Associate professor), University of Pisa
  • Andrea Rossi, PhD and MSc (Research fellow), University of Pisa

Design of Multifunctionalized Scaffolds Mimicking Native Cardiac Tissue

A collaboration between:

  • Ali Khademhosseini, Associate Professor, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Elisabetta Rosellini, University of Pisa
  • Maria Grazia Cascone, Professor, University of Pisa

Interface Dynamics in Liquid Emulsions

A collaboration between:

  • Ruben Juanes, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Roberto Mauri, Professor, University of Pisa

Singularities of the Mean Curvature Flow and Applications

A collaboration between:

  • Tobias Holck Colding, Professor, Mathematics
  • Matteo Novaga, Associate Professor, University of Pisa
  • Bruno Martelli, Researcher, University of Pisa

Progetto Roberto Rocca

Coupled Flow and Geomechanics of Faults — Application to CO2 Sequestration

A collaboration between:

  • Ruben Juanes, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Luca Formaggia, Professor of Numerical Analysis, Politecnico di Milano
2011 - 2012

 

MITOR Project

Deep Space Exploration Including Human Mission to Asteroids: Scenarios, System Architectures, Technologies

A collaboration between:

  • David Miller, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Professor
  • Jeffrey Hoffman, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Professor
  • Paolo Maggiore, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Nicole Viola, Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Design and Implementation of RFID for Location-Based Services

A collaboration between:

  • Carlo Ratti, Urban Studies and Planning, Professor
  • Anwar Al-Khateeb, Politecnico Di Torino, Italy
  • Luciano Lavagno, Professor, Politecnico Di Torino, Italy

Development of an Electrical Micropropulsor for the ARAMIS Modular Architecture for Small Satellites

A collaboration between:

  • Paulo Lozano, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Associate Professor
  • Alvar Saenz Otero, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Research Scientist
  • Leonardo Maria Reyneri, Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Electro Hydrostatic Actuation for Precision Motion Control

A collaboration between:

  • David Trumper, Mechanical Engineering, Professor
  • Andrea Tonoli, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Nicola Amati, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Insights into Cell Migration: Computational Analysis of Actin Assemblies

A collaboration between:

  • Roger Kamm, Biological Engineering, Professor
  • Franco Montevecchi, Professor, Politechnic of Tourin

Surface Coatings by Carbon Nanotubes for High Heat Transfer Efficiency

A collaboration between:

  • Evelyn Wang, Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor
  • Pietro Asinari, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Eliodoro Chiavazzo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Theoretical and Experimental Study of ZnO Nanostructure Based Energy Harvesting Systems

A collaboration between:

  • Jeffrey C. Grossman, Materials Science and Engineering, Associate Professor
  • Nicola Ferralis, Matierals Science and Engineering, Research Scientist
  • Giancarlo Cicero, PhD - Researcher, Politecnico of Torino, Italy
  • Elena Tresso, Associate Professor, Politecnico of Torino, Italy

Progetto Roberto Rocca

Collision Avoidance in Large Transportation Networks

A collaboration between:

  • Domitilla Del Vecchio, Mechanical Engineering, Associate Professor
  • Alessandro Colombo, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Stochastic Dynamics of Wind Turbines

A collaboration between:

  • Konstantin Turitsyn, Mechanical Engineering, Assistant Professor
  • Carlo Luigi Bottasso, Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
2010 - 2011

 

MITOR Project

Multidisciplinary Framework for Morphing Wing Design

A collaboration between:

  • Karen Willcox, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Qiqi Wang, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Laura Mainini, PhD Candidate, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Paolo Maggiore, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Multi-scale Analysis of the Cytoskeleton Machinery

A collaboration between:

  • Roger Kamm, Professor, MIT Department of Biological Engineering
  • Franco Montevecchi, Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Guiding L’Aquila Reconstruction after 2009 Earthquake: Rebuilding a Resilient City to Multiple Hazards

A collaboration between:

  • John Ochsendorf, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Gian Paolo Cimellaro, Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Vincenzo Arcidiaco, Ph.D. Student, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Advanced Macromodeling Techniques for Micro-, Nano-, and Bio-Systems

  • Luca Daniel, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Stefano Grivet-Talocia, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Development of New Cellular Materials by Gel-Casting Technique: Optimisation of Production Process and Functional Simulation of the Microstructure

  • Lorna Gibson, Professor, MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Jean-Marc Tulliani, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Marta Fornabaio, Ph.D Student, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
2009 - 2010

 

MITOR Project

International Cooperation to Build Small Satellites for Earth Observation

  • David Miller, Professor, MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Alvar Saenz-Otero, Research Scientist, MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Leonardo Reyneri, Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Design and Characterization of SWCNTS-Polymer Photopolymerizable Nanostructured Coating with Near Infrared Fluorescence for Biosensor Applications

  • Michael Strano, Professor, MIT Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Marco Sangermano, Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Reflections on Distance: A Point of View on Globalization in Architecture and Urban Design

  • Yung Ho Chang, Professor, MIT Department of Architecture
  • Ana Mijacki, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Architecture
  • Carlo Olmo, Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Michele Bonino, Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Macromodeling Techniques for Complex Interconnects in Next-Generation Mixed-Signal Systems

  • Luca Daniel, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Stefano Grivet-Talocia, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Mechanics and Collapse of "Microscopic Framed Buildings": From Nanoscopic Processes to Microstructural Failure of Colloidal and CSH Gels

  • Franz-Josef Ulm, Professor, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Bernardino Maria Chiaia, Full Professor of Structural Mechanics, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Surface Wave Tomography for Multi-Scale Exploration of Earth's Crust

  • Robert van der Hilst, Professor, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Laura Valentina Socco, Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Long Term Interaction in Flow Systems

  • Rodolfo Ruben Rosales, Professor, MIT Department of Mathematics
  • Daniela Tordella, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Graphical Models and Distributed Inference Techniques for Cognitive Radio and Localization

  • Moe Win, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Roberto Garello, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Green Design of Communication Networks

  • Eytan Modiano, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Emilio Leonardi, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Marco Mellia, Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Kinetic Structures for Cultural Heritage

  • John Ochsendorf, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Mario Sassone, Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Dario Parigi, PhD Candidate, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Low Cost Contactless Levitation for Energy Saving Devices

  • David Trumper, Professor MIT, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Andrea Tonoli, Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Nicola Amati, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Superstrong and Supertough Bioinspired Hierarchical Nanomaterials

  • Markus J. Buehler, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Nicola Pugno, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

LINGERCAST - The Persistence of User-Created Information

  • Federico Casalegno, MIT Department of Architecture
  • Claudio Ettore Casetti, Assistant Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Progetto Roberto Rocca 2009-2010

Movement Ecology at the Microscale: Experiments and Models with Predator-Prey Bacteria

A collaboration between:

  • Roman Stocker, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Marino Gatto, Professor of Ecology, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Renato Casagrandi, Associate Professor of Ecology, Politecnico di Milano

Mathematical Modeling and Signal Processing for Integrative Patient Monitoring

A collaboration between:

  • George Verghese, Professor, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Giuseppe Baselli, Professor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Chalcogenide Glass Micro-Resonators for Advanced Low-Power Nonlinear Optics

A collaboration between:

  • Lionel Kimerling, Professor, MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Anuradha Agarwal, Research Scientist, MIT Department of Matierals Science and Engineering
  • Andrea Melloni, Professore Associato, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Francesco Morichetti, Integrated Optics Lab Supervisor, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Computational Modeling of Controlled Drug Release and Arterial Uptake from Biodegradable Material Implants

A collaboration between:

  • Elazer R. Edelman, Professor, MIT Department of Health Sciences and Technology
  • Vijaya Kolachalama, Postdoctoral Associate, MIT Department of Health Sciences and Technology
  • Luca Formaggia, Full Professor of Numerical Analysis, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
2016
MISTI Global Seed Fund
2015 - 2016

Automatic Transfer of 2D Materials to Flexible Substrates and Benchmarking as Chemical Sensors

A collaboration between:

  • Tomas Palacios, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Akira Uedono, Professor, Tsukuba University
  • Fernando Calle, Professor, Polytechnic University of Madrid

Dynamic Probing of Strain Dependent Electronic and Ionic Transport Properties in Oxides for Energy and Information Technologies

A collaboration between:

  • Bilge Yildiz, Associate Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Necmi Biyikli, Assistant Professor Dr., Bilkent University
  • Mehmet Yilmaz, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Bilkent University

Induced Pluripotent Stems Cells, Proteomics, and the Collagen Misfolding-Related Diseases

A collaboration between:

  • Matthew Shoulders, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • John Bateman, Professor, Theme Director for Cell Biology, Group Leader for Skeletal Biology and Disease, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, The Royal Children's Hospital

Microbial Diversity of Antarctic Lake Microbial Mats

A collaboration between:

  • Roger Summons, Professor, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Ian Hawes, Professor, University of Canterbury,  NZ
  • Anne Jungblut, The Natural History Museum

On the Hydrodynamics of Colloidal Gelation

A collaboration between:

  • James Swan, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Jan Vermant, Professor, ETH - Zurich

Quantum Optoelectronics with 2D Materials

A collaboration between:

  • Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Professor, Physics
  • Dirk Englund, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Frank Koppens, Assistant Professor, Institut de Ciències Fotòniques

Resonator Jordan

A collaboration between:

  • Azra Aksamija, Assistant Professor, Architecture
  • Dave Levin, Chief of Network Services, KIPP FOundation

Using Live Cell Infection Dynamics and Single Cell RNA-Seq to Understand M. Tuberculosis Latency and Reactivation

A collaboration between:

  • Alex Shalek, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • Alexander Sigal, Assistant Investigator, Kwazulu-Natal Research Institute for Tuberculosis and HIV; Max Planck Institute for Infection Biology

Using Mobile Technology for Viral Crop Disease Identification & Analysis

A collaboration between:

  • Lalana Kagal, Principal Research Scientist, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Ernest Mwebaze, Lecturer of Computer Science, Makerere University
  • John Quinn, Senior Lecturer, Makerere University

Valuing Sustainability in the Artic: Analysis of Discourse and Practice in Iceland

A collaboration between:

  • Janelle Knox-Hayes, Associate Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Silja Bara Omarsdottir, Faculty Member, University of Iceland
  • Pia Hansson, Director, University of Iceland
2014 - 2015

Cosmic Rays and the Heliosphere

A collaboration between:

  • John Richardson, Principal Research Scientist, Physics
  • John Belcher, Professor, Physics
  • Marius Potgeiter, Professor, North-West University
  • Stefan Ferreira, Professor, North-West University
  • Roelf du Toit Strauss, North-West University

Demonstration of GaN Vertical Super Junction Device for Power Electronics

A collaboration between:

  • Tomas Palacios, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Yuhao Zhang, PhD Candidate, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Nicolas Grandjean, Full professor, École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Insights into Past Southeast Asian Monsoon Variability from Vietnamese Stalagmites

A collaboration between:

  • David McGee, Assistant Professor, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Hieu Nguyen, Professor, Vietnam National University - University of Science
  • Nguyet Vu Thi Minh, Director, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

Mixing, Spreading and Reaction in Porous Media: Application to Managed Aquifer Recharge in Korea

A collaboration between:

  • Ruben Juanes, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Seunghak Lee, Senior Research Scientist, Korea Institute of Science and Technology

Precision Jet Physics for Higgs Boson Production

A collaboration between:

  • Iain Stewart, Professor, Physics
  • Frank Tackmann, Research Scientist, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg
  • Wouter Waalewijn, Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam

Resiliency Research in Metro Manila

A collaboration between:

  • Mary Anne Ocampo, Lecturer, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Stephen Gray, Lecturer, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Christopher Capozzola, Associate Professor, History
  • Mary Ann Espina, Dean, University of the Philippines
  • Mario Delos Reyes, Dean, University of the Philippines
  • Yan Zhang, Senior Urban Economist, World Bank

Swapping Virus Across the Pond – Investigating the Pandemic Potential of Influenzas Shared Between Marine Mammals and Seabirds in Greenland and the East Atlantic

A collaboration between:

  • Wendy Puryear, Research Scientist, Biological Engineering
  • Jonathan Runstadler, Assistant Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Rune Dietz, Professor, Aarhus University
  • Christian Sonne, Research Professor MSO, Aarhus University

The Call of the Wild

A collaboration between:

  • Harriet Ritvo, Professor, History
  • Sally Shuttleworth, Professor, University of Oxford

Uncovering the Connectivity of Coral Reefs

A collaboration between:

  • Thomas Peacock, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ryan Lowe, Professor, University of Western Australia
  • Greg Ivey, Professor, University of Western Australia

Uncovering the Phenotypic and Functional Heterogeneity in the Human TB Granuloma

A collaboration between:

  • Alex Shalek, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • Alasdair Leslie, Principle Investigator and Assistant Professor, KwaZulu Natal Research Institute for TB and HIV (K-RITH)
2013 - 2014

Critical Data Workshop 2014

A collaboration between:

  • Roger Mark, Professor, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Leo Celi, Senior Research Scientist, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Thomas Brennan, Research Scientist, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Djillali Annane, Professor in Medicine, University of Paris Versaille
  • Mervyn Singer, Senior Lecturer, University College London

Elucidating How Adenoviral Evolution is Enabled By the Host Cell's Protein Folding Machinery

A collaboration between:

  • Matthew Shoulders, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • Rob Hoeben, Professor and Head of the Virus and Stem Cell Biology Lab, University of Leiden

Field Collaboration between MIT Terrascope Program and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

A collaboration between:

  • Samuel Bowring, Professor, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Maarten de Wit, DirectorAEON (Africa Earth Observatory Network), Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • David Bell, Professor DST/NRF Research Chair in Earth Systems Science., NMMU

Governing physical principles for synthesis of composite hydrogels

A collaboration between:

  • Patrick Doyle, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Huseyin Burak Eral, Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering
  • Paolo Oresta, Assistant Professor, INSTITUTION Polytechnic of Bari
  • Francesco Fornarelli, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Salento

Loading Jammed Architectural Structures

A collaboration between:

  • Skylar Tibbits, Architecture
  • Matthias Kohler, Professor, ETH Zurich
  • Fabio Gramazio, Professor, ETH Zurich

Mobile Diagnostic Tools for Early Detection and Monitoring of COPD in Rural India

A collaboration between:

  • Richard Fletcher, Senior Research Scientist, N/A
  • Rahul Kodgule, Chief Researcher, Clinical Staff, Chest Research Foundation

Mongolia and East Asia: Media Socialization in Blended Learning Groups

A collaboration between:

  • Manduhai Buyandelger, Assistant Professor, Management
  • Susan Silbey, Professor, Anthropology
  • Munkh-Erdene Lkhamsuren, Professor, National University of Mongolia
  • Bumochir Dulam, Professor, Department Chair, National University of Mongolia
  • Enkhmunkh Zurgaanzhin, Principal, Sant Provate School

Monitoring Soil Moisture and Vegetation Health from Space

A collaboration between:

  • Dara Entekhabi, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Kaighin McColl, Ph.D. Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Alexandra Konings, Ph.D. Student, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Mercè Vall-llossera, Professor, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Maria Piles, Research Scientist, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Miriam Pablos, Ph.D. student, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • David Chaparro, Ph.D. student, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

Paleoenvironmentary and Paleodietary Reconstruction of Early Hominin Sites

A collaboration between:

  • Roger Summons, Professor, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Carolina Mallol Duque, Assistant Professor, Universidad de La Laguna
  • Manuel Dominguez-Rodrigo, Professor, Universidad Complutense
2012 - 2013

 

Advanced Neuromonitoring: Data, Algorithms, and Clinical Inference

A collaboration between:

  • Thomas Heldt, Principal Research Scientist, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • George Verghese, Professor
  • Nicola Toschi, Assistant Professor, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"

Biogeochemical Cycling and Metabolic Transformation of Sulfur in Extreme Environmental Conditions of Africa

A collaboration between:

  • Shuhei Ono, Assistant Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Harry Oduro, Research Scientist, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Joseph Fening, Professor (PhD), University of Science Technology
  • Asfawossen Asrat, Associate Professor, Addis Ababa University

Changes in Global Air Quality Over the Last Quarter-Century: Analysis of Archived Aerosol Samples from Cape Grim, Australia

A collaboration between:

  • Jesse Kroll, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Melita Keywood, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO
  • Paul Selleck, Analytical chemist, CSIRO

Direct and In-Situ Characterization of Surface Plasmons on Novel Complex Metal Nanostructures (DIPMeN)

A collaboration between:

  • Silvija Gradecak, Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Jordi Arbiol, ICREA Research Professor, Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)

Inhibition of Nucleation Through Surface Modification

A collaboration between:

  • Allan Myerson, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Efrem Curcio, Assistant Professor, University of Calabria (UNICAL)
  • Gianluca Di Profio, Researcher, Institute on Membrane Technology, National Research Council of Italy (ITM-CNR)

Integrated Care for Mental Health in Israel

A collaboration between:

  • John Carroll, Professor, Management
  • Wiljeana Glover
  • Eitan Naveh, Associate Professor, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology
  • Margalit Goldfracht, Director of Quality Improvement, Clalit Health Services

Mitigating the Effects of Parkinson's Disease using a Smart Walker

A collaboration between:

  • Steven Dubowsky, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Vered Aharonson, Senior Lecturer and Director of Afeka ACLP Laboratory, Afeka Academic College of Engineering
  • Amos Korczyn, Professor of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

Mobilizing for Adequate, Accessible, and Affordable (A3) Water and Sanitation Services

A collaboration between:

  • Gabriella Carolini, Assistant Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Anselmo Cani, Architect and Planning Lecturer, University of Eduardo Mondlane
  • Filipe Zaqueu Manguele, Coordinator, Associacao dos Jovens Unidos da KaTembe

Precise Control of Drug Delivery Using a Lorentz-Force Actuated Needle-Free Jet Injector

A collaboration between:

  • Ian Hunter, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • N. Catherine Hogan, Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
  • Andrew Taberner, Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland

Role of wild birds in the spread and maintenance of avian influenza virus in Egypt

A collaboration between:

  • Islam Hussein, Senior Research Scientist, Biological Engineering
  • Jonathan Runstadler, Assistant Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Basma Sheta, PhD student and teaching assistant, Damietta University
  • Lotfy Habbak, Assistant professor, Damietta University
2011 - 2012

 

Atomic Level View toward the Surfaces of Cathodes in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

A collaboration between:

  • Bilge Yildiz, Assistant Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • John Kilner, B.C.H.Steele Professor of Energy Materials, Imperial College, United Kingdom

Graphene Plasmonics and Quantum Optoelectronics

A collaboration between:

  • Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Frank Koppens, Assistant Professor, Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Spain

MIT-ITQ Valencia Collaboration on High-Throughput Methodology for the Synthesis of Catalytic Porous Materials

A collaboration between:

  • Mircea Dinca, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • Yuriy Roman, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Avelino Corma, Professor, Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica de Valencia, Spain

Nanoengineered Surfaces and Coatings for Enhanced Water Recovery

A collaboration between:

  • Kripa Varanasi, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Daniel Beysens, CEA and ESPCI-ParisTech, France
  • Anne Mongruel, Universite Pierre Marie Curie (Paris 6), France

Probing a New Energy Frontier with Jets at the Large Hadron Collider

A collaboration between:

  • Iain Stewart, Associate Professor, Physics
  • Jesse Thaler, Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Gavin Salam, Staff Scientist & Associate Researcher, CERN, Switzerland & LPTHE-CNRS, France
  • Andre Hoang, Professor, University of Vienna, Austria

Scroll Expander Optimization for Solar Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) Power Systems

A collaboration between:

  • Harold Hemond, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Vincent Lemort, Professor, University of Liege, Belgium, Lesotho
  • Kopano Tsenoli, Chief Engineer, Government of Lesotho, Lesotho

Searching for the Origin of Lunar Magnetism

A collaboration between:

  • Benjamin Weiss, Associate Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Mark Wieczorek, Directeur de Recherche, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France

Structured Control Law Design for Spacecraft Formation Flying: Application to SPHERES

A collaboration between:

  • Alvar Saenz Otero, Research Scientist, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Kerri Cahoy, Assistant Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Daniel Alazard, Professor, ISAE, France
  • Caroline Bérard, Professor, ISAE, France

TIsHom: Tissue Homeostasis via Synthetic Biology

A collaboration between:

  • Ron Weiss, Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Gregory Batt, Assistant Professor, National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), France
2010 - 2011

Prototypical Sustainable Residential Communities for Israel 2025

A collaboration between:

  • Eran Ben-Joseph, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
  • Tali Hatuka, Head Laboratory for Contemporary Urban Design, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Eran Neuman Chair, School of Architecture Tel Aviv University, Faculty of the Arts, Israel

Design of a Satellite Research Platform for Pollution Monitoring in Mexican Cities: Quetzal 1st Stage

A collaboration between:

  • Paulo Lozano, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Saul Daniel Santillan-Gutierrez, Head of CAT, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico

Creative Capacity Building in Uganda

A collaboration between:

  • Amy Smith, Senior Lecturer, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • John Bosco Aludi, Executive Director, Caritas Internationalis, Uganda
  • Sharad Sapra, Country Director, UNICEF, Uganda

Graphene-Based Bioelectronics

A collaboration between:

  • Tomas Palacios, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Jose Antonio Garrido, Professor, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Dielectrophoretic Selection of Microorganisms for Bioelectrochemical Systems

A collaboration between:

  • Cullen Buie, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Korneel Rabaey, Senior Research Fellow, University of Queensland, Australia

Developing a New Post-Extiction Model for the Cretaceous-Paleogene Mass Extinction Event

A collaboration between:

  • Rogers Summons, Professor, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Scienes
  • Julio Sepulveda, Postdoctoral Associate, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Scienes
  • Laia Alegret, Professor, Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain

ODAS: Opinion Formation and Decision Making in Multi-Agent Social Networks

A collaboration between:

  • John Tsitsiklis, Professor, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Cesar Hidalgo, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Media Arts and Sciences
  • Julien Hendrickx, Assistant Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Vincent Blondel, Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Co-Innovation: Bringing Rural Africa into the MIT Class, Taking the MIT Class to Rural Africa

  • Clapperton Mavhunga, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Science, Technology, and Society
2009 - 2010

 

Seeds of Reform: Analysis of Recent North Korean Civilian Economic Activity and its Implications for North Korean Integration into the Global Community

A collaboration between:

  • Annette Kim, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
  • Myoungkyu Park, Director and Professor Seoul National University, North Korea
  • Byung-Yeon Kim, Head of Division of Unification Studies and Professor Seoul National University, North Korea

Fundamental Growth Studies of Carbon Nanotubes from Revolutionary Non-Metallic Catalysts

A collaboration between:

  • Brian Wardle, Professor, MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Stephan Hofmann, Professor, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Mechanobiology of Blood Vessel Cells after Stent Implantation by Using Microparticles

A collaboration between:

  • Kimberly Hamad-Schifferli, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Biological Engineering
  • José A. Bea-Cascarosa, Associate Professor, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Empower the Teachers

A collaboration between:

  • Charles Sodini, Professor, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Bertram Shi Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
  • Victor Li, Associate Dean of Engineering, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

From the Lab to the Ocean: Assessing the Impact of Continental Shelves on Internal Tides

A collaboration between:

  • Thomas Peacock, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Greg Ivey Winthrop, Professor University of Western Australia, Australia

Users as Designers: Rapid Prototyping of Alternative Prostheses in Jaipur, India

A collaboration between:

  • Amy Smith, Lecturer, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Neil Gershenfeld, Professor, MIT Department of Media Arts and Sciences
  • Pooja Sandeepan, Jaipur Foot Organization, India

Biophysical Analyses of Fibronectin Isoforms Relevant to Vascular Development

A collaboration between:

  • Richard Hynes, Professor, MIT Department of Biology
  • Kaan Certel, Postdoctoral Associate, MIT
  • Viola Vogel, Professor, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • Domenick Grasso, Postdoctoral Associate, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
2008 - 2009

 

Regional, Economic, and Environmental Implications of Dual Ethanol Technologies in Brazil

A collaboration between:

  • Karen Polenske, Professor of Regional Political Economy and Planning, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
  • Joaquim Guilhoto, Head, Department of Economics, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil

Spring School on Methods and Tools for Computational Engineering (March 2009)

A collaboration between:

  • Markus J. Buehler, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Marek Behr, Professor, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

University of Queensland MIT STEM Instrumentation Project

A collaboration between:

  • Steven Lerman, Vice Chancellor and Dean for Graduate Education, Prof. CEE, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Jesus del Alamo, Donner Professor, Mac Vicar Faculty Fellow, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Phillip Long, Professor of Innovation and Technology, University of Queensland, Australia

Nanotechnological Studies of Stem-Cell Based Engineered Tissues for Intervertebral Disc Regeneration

A collaboration between:

  • Christine Ortiz, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Alan Grodzinsky, Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Dan Gazit, Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem- Haddassah Medical Center, Israel

Sports Innovation Collaboration with Longborough University

A collaboration between:

  • J. Kim Vandiver, Professor, Dean for Undergraduate Research, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Kim Blair, Director Sports Innovation @ MIT, MIT Edgerton Center; MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Michael Caine, Professor, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

Origin and Evolutionary Dynamics of H3N2 Influenza Virus A/Fujian/411/02

A collaboration between:

  • Jianzhu Chen, Professor, MIT Department of Biology
  • Taijiao Jiang, Professor, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Origin of Conical Stromatolites: Experiments, Theory, Observations

A collaboration between:

  • Tanja Bosak, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Daniel Rothman, Professor of Geophysics, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Andrey Maslov, Doctor, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Instantons and Holomorphic bundles

A collaboration between:

  • Katrin Wehrheim, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Mathematics
  • Marcos Jardim, Professor Associado, UNICAMP - IMECC, Brazil

From Regulation to Performance: Improving Industrial Pollution Regulations in India

A collaboration between:

  • Esther Duflo, Professor, MIT Department of Economics
  • Michael Greenstone, 3M Professor of Environmental Economics, MIT Department of Economics
  • Thomas Bossuroy, Head, Institute for Financial Management and Research, India

Performing (Fan) Cultures: MIT Dance Theater Ensemble in Tokyo

A collaboration between:

  • Thomas DeFrantz, Professor, MIT Department of Music and Theater Arts/Women's and Gender Studies
  • Ian Condry, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Foreign Languages and Literature
  • Sachio Ichimura, Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan

Chinese Science in Context: A Qualitative and Quantitative Examination of the Social Organization of Scientists and their Laboratories

A collaboration between:

  • Fiona Murray, Associate Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Yasheng Huang, Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
MISTI Hayashi Seed Fund
2015 - 2016

Design and Manufacturing of 3D Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Photonic Crystals for Innovative Solar Cells

A collaboration between:

  • John Hart, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Shigeo Maruyama, Distinguished Professor, The University of Tokyo

MIT-Japan-Korea Collaboration on New Quantum Materials

A collaboration between:

  • Joseph Checkelsky, Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Yoshinori Onose, Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
  • Bohm Jung Yang, Assistant Professor, Seoul National University

Search for Supernova Using Neutrinos and Gravitational Waves

A collaboration between:

  • Lindley Winslow, Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Erik Katsavounidas, Professor, Physics
  • Koji Ishidoshiro, Assistant Professor, Tohoku University
2014 - 2015

Connecting Language Learners Around the World: The Curriculum & Evaluation of JaJan

A collaboration between:

  • Takako Aikawa, Senior Lecturer in Japanese, Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Louisa Rosenheck, Senior Research Scientist, the Education Arcade
  • Yukimi Imaoka, Assistant Director, Kanda University of International Studies
  • Mark Nelson, Associate Professor & Director of Research, Kanda University of International Studies

In Situ Spectroscopy of Carbon Dioxide to Fuels Catalysis

A collaboration between:

  • Yogesh Surendranath, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • Masatoshi Osawa, Professor, Hokkaido University

The Development of Context-Dependent Interpretations in English and Japanese

A collaboration between:

  • Martin Hackl, Associate Professor, Linguistics and Philosophy
  • Ken Wexler, Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Koji Sugisaki, Professor, Mie University
2013 - 2014

Augmenting Hands for Capturing and Teaching Skills

A collaboration between:

  • Pattie Maes, Professor, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Jun Rekimoto, Professor, University of Tokyo

Japan: Media Socialization and Blended Learning Communities

A collaboration between:

  • Ian Condry, Associate Professor, Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Susan Silbey, Professor, Anthropology
  • Yoshitaka Mori, Associate Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts

Sanriku Project 2013

A collaboration between:

  • Miho Mazereeuw, Assistant Professor, Architecture
  • Yoshihiro Hiraoka, Architecture Faculty, Miyagi University

Study of the Interface States in GaN/InN Devices for Power Applications

A collaboration between:

  • Tomas Palacios, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Yasushi Nanishi, Professor, Ritsumeikan University
  • Akira Uedono, Professor, Tsukuba University
2012 - 2013

 

In Situ Investigation of Reactive Intermediates in Porous Materials

A collaboration between:

 

  • Yuriy Roman, Assistant Professor, Chemistry Engineering
  • Mircea Dinca, Assistant Professor, Chemical
  • Tatsuya Okubo, Professor, University of Tokyo
  • Susumu Kitagawa, Professor, Kyoto University

     

 

Linking Experiments and Predictive Simulations to Solve Multiphysics Nuclear Reactor Challenges: CRUD Deposition and Computational Fluid Dynamics

A collaboration between:

 

  • Emilio Baglietto, Assistant Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Michael Short, Research Scientist, Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Masahiro Furuya, CRIEPI (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry)
  • Hirotaka Kawamura, CRIEPI (Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry)
2011 - 2012

 

Apatite Crystals for Quantum Information Transport

A collaboration between:

  • Paola Cappellaro, Assistant Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Katsuya Teshima, Professor, Shinshu University, Japan
  • Shuji Oishi, Professor, Shinshu University, Japan

Exploring the Nature of Simple and Complex Words and Expressions  in Human Language Through Event-Related Potentials

A collaboration between:

  • Shigeru Miyagawa, Professor, Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • Masatoshi Koizumi, Associate Professor, Tohoku University, Japan
2010 - 2011

 

Re-Production of Water-Community Symbiosis

A collaboration between:

  • Shun Kanda, Senior Lecturer, MIT Department of Architecture
  • James Wescoat, Professor, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
  • Hiroto Kobayashi, Associate Professor, Keio University, Japan

Workshop on Ecological Genomics in Urban Aquatic Habitats

A collaboration between:

  • Janelle Thompson, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Karina Gin, Professor, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Uncovering the Generation Mechanism of Internal Waves in the Luzon Strait

A collaboration between:

  • Thomas Peacock, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Matthieu Mercier, Research Scientist, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Tswen-Yung Tang, Professor, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
  • Ying-Chih Fang, Research Assistant, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Does Turbulence Control Phytoplankton Community Structure at the Kuroshio Front?

A collaboration between:

  • Michael Follows, Senior Research Scientist, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Hidekatsu Yamazaki, Professor, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan
  • Takeyoshi Nagai, Assistant Professor, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan
2009 - 2010

 

Re-Production of Water-Community Symbiosis

A collaboration between:

  • Shun Kanda, Senior Lecturer, MIT Department of Architecture
  • James Wescoat, Professor, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
  • Hiroto Kobayashi, Associate Professor, Keio University, Japan
  • Aya Sakai, Professor, Hokkaido University, Japan

The Hayashi Ocean Microscale meeting: "Microenvironments Modulating Biological Interactions"

  • Roman Stocker, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

MIT and TITech Collaboration on Isotopomer Ratio Monitoring of Atmospheric Nitrous Oxide

A collaboration between:

  • Shuhei Ono, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Ronald Prinn, Professor, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Naohiro Yoshida, Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Sakae Toyoda, Assistant Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
2008 - 2009

 

Low-Temperature Growth of Single-Walled Nanotubes

A collaboration between:

  • Mildred Dresselhaus, Institute Professor, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Shigeo Maruyama, Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan

Capillary Trapping during Carbon Dioxide Sequestration in Deep Saline Aquifers

A collaboration between:

  • Ruben Juanes, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Tomochika Tokunaga, University of Tokyo, Japan

The Effects of Turbulence on Marine Microbes

A collaboration between:

  • Roman Stocker, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Hidekatsu Yamazaki, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Japan

Collaboration with Tokyo Institute of Technology: A Networked Underwater Energy Harvesting Robot

A collaboration between:

  • Daniela Rus, Professor, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Shigeo Hirose, Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
MIT-Belgium - Université catholique de Louvain Seed Fund
2015 - 2016

Microfluidic Platforms for Multifunctional Heterogeneous Catalysts Engineering

A collaboration between:

  • Klavs Jensen, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Alain Jonas, Professor, Université catholique de Louvain
  • Antony Fernandes, Université catholique de Louvain

Mixed Redox Centers in MOFs: towards High Performance Energy Storage Systems

A collaboration between:

  • Mircea Dinca, Associate Professor, Chemistry
  • Alexandru Vlad, Associate Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)

Optimization and Control Techniques Applied to New Computational Challenges

A collaboration between:

  • Pablo Parrilo, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Raphaël Jungers, Professor, Université catholique de Louvain
2014 - 2015

Drone-Based Additive Manufacturing of Architectural Structures

A collaboration between:

  • Caitlin Mueller, Assistant Professor, Architecture
  • Pierre Latteur, Professor, Université catholique de Louvain

First-Order Methods in Convex Optimization, with Applications to Big Data Issues

A collaboration between:

  • Robert Freund, Professor, Management
  • Yurii Nesterov, Professor, Université catholique de Louvain
2013 - 2014

Convex Relaxation and Wave-Based Imaging

A collaboration between:

  • Laurent Demanet, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
  • Laurent Jacques, Professor and F.R.S.-FNRS Research Associate, UCL
  • Benoit Macq, Professor, prorecteur, UCL

Energy Efficient Artificial Leg

A collaboration between:

  • Hugh Herr, Associate Professor, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Renaud Ronsse, Associate Professor, Universite catholique de Louvain
  • Bruno Dehez, Associate Professor, Universite catholique de Louvain

Vibrational Spectroscopy: a Combined Theoretical and Experimental Approach

A collaboration between:

  • Gerbrand Ceder, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mildred Dresselhaus, Professor, Physics
  • Gian-Marco Rignanese, Professor, Universite Catholique de Louvain
  • Jean-Christophe Charlier, Professeur ordinaire, Universite Catholique de Louvain
  • Xavier Gonze, Professeur ordinaire, Universite Catholique de Louvain
2012 - 2013

 

Beyond the Standard Model at the LHC

A collaboration between:

  • Jesse Thaler, Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Fabio Maltoni, Professeur, Université catholique de Louvain

Property Rights From Below: Rethinking Property Rights Over Natural Resources

A collaboration between:

  • Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Associate Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Olivier De Schutter, Professor, Université catholique de Louvain
  • An Ansoms, Lecturer, Université catholique de Louvain

Understanding Social Mobilization Through Timing

A collaboration between:

  • Alex “Sandy” Pentland, Professor, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Julien Hendrickx, Assistant Professor, Université catholique de Louvain
2011 - 2012

 

Development of Co-Crystal Applications: Co-Crystallization as a Purification Tool

A collaboration between:

  • Allan Myerson, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Bernhardt L. Trout, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Tom Leyssens, Professor, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium

Nonnegative, Positive Semidefinite and Cone Ranks: Algebraic, Geometric, and Complexity Aspects

A collaboration between:

  • Pablo Parrilo, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • François Glineur, Professor, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium

Properties of High-Technology Materials at the Nanoscale

A collaboration between:

  • Gerbrand Ceder, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mildred Dresselhaus, Professor, Physics
  • Xavier Gonze, Professeur ordinaire, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Jean-Christophe Charlier, Professeur ordinaire, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Role of Planar Polarity Protein Celsr1 in Adult Neural Stem Cells

A collaboration between:

  • Li-Huei Tsai, Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Andre Goffinet, Professor, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Fadel Tissir, Chercheur Qualifié FNRS, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
MIT-Brazil Seed Funds
2015 - 2016

MIT-Brazil Seed Fund

Adaptive Variable Impedance Applied to Robotic Rehabilitation of Walking

A collaboration between:

  • Hermano Igo Krebs, Principal Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
  • Adriano Siqueira, Associate Professor, University of São Paulo / Engineering School of São Carlos
  • Glauco Augusto de Paula Caurin, Associate Professor, University of São Paulo / Engineering School of São Carlos
  • Linamara Rizzo Battistella; Professor, University of São Paulo / Medical School (FMUSP)

Biocompatible Lasers from Natural Materials

A collaboration between:

  • Bradley Olsen, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Sidney Ribeiro, Professor, UNESP - São Paulo State University

Dark Matter Searches with AMS - MIT - USP São Carlos

A collaboration between:

  • Paolo Zuccon, Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Manuela Vecchi, Assistant Professor, USP São Carlos

Engineering Co-resistant WGS Catalysts for Hydrogen Gas Clean-up

A collaboration between:

  • Yuriy Roman, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Daniela Zanchet, Associate Professor, Campinas State University

High-Resolution GPS Data Analysis of Urban Logistics Activities to Improve the Operational Performance and Sustainability of Last-Mile Distribution in São Paulo

A collaboration between:

  • Chris Caplice, Principal Research Scientist, Engineering Systems Division
  • Matthias Winkenbach, Research Associate, Engineering Systems Division
  • Claudio Barbieri da Cunha, Professor, Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
  • Mariana Abrantes Giannotti, Professor, Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

Noninvasive Intracranial Pressure Monitoring for Resource-limited Regions

A collaboration between:

  • Thomas Heldt, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Sergio Mascarenhas, Professor, Director, University of São Paulo, São Carlos

Singular G2-instantons over Twisted Connected Sums

A collaboration between:

  • Tomasz Mrowka, Professor, Mathematics
  • Thomas Walpuski, Postdoc/Instructor, Mathematics
  • Marcos Jardim, Professor, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)
  • Henrique Sá Earp, Professor, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)
  • Lazaro Díaz; Postdoc, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)
  • Grégoire Menet; Postdoc, Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp)

MIT-Brazil Lemann Seed Fund

Programming and Robotics in the Brazilian Context and its Extensions to Children with Visual Impairment

A collaboration between:

  • Mitchel Resnick, Professor, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Leo Burd, Research Scientist, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Roseli de Deus Lopes, Associate Professor, Universidade de São Paulo
  • Irene Karaguilla Ficheman, PhD in Electrical Engineering, Universidade de São Paulo
  • Cassia de Oliveira Fernandez; Physicist and Electrical Engineering Graduate Student, Universidade de São Paulo
  • Isabela Martins Angelo; Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering Graduate Student, Universidade de São Paulo

Promoting Interaction and Engagement in Synchronous Online Learning Communities

A collaboration between:

  • Philipp Schmidt, Research Scientist, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Sergio Branco, Director / faculty, Institute for Technology & Society (ITS) - Rio de Janeiro / Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV)
  • Ana Luisa Santos, Cofounder, MobGeek

 

2014 - 2015

MIT-Brazil Seed Fund

Electromicrobiology and Energy Storage: Development of Microbial Fuel Cell/ Supercapacitors Based on Polypyrrole/ Graphene Oxide Electrodes Immersed in Aqueous Media of Bacteria From Soil and Sater of Brazilian Semiarid

A collaboration between:

  • Timothy Swager, Professor, Chemistry
  • Helinando de Oliveira, Professor, Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco
  • Mateus Matiuzzi da Costa, Professor, Universidade Federal do Vale do São Francisco

(co-funded with FACEPE)

Enabling Efficient Energy Usage with Data Mining and Integrated Demand

A collaboration between:

  • Marta Gonzalez, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Alexandre Gonçalves Evsukoff, Getúlio Vargas Foundation Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

(with support from the Itaú Fund for research on sustainability in Latin America, via the Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan)

Gas Sensor Response of Thin Films: Impact of p-n Junctions

A collaboration between:

  • Harry Tuller, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Jose Arana Varela, Professor, São Paulo State University (UNESP)
  • Marcelo Orlandi, Professor, São Paulo State University (UNESP)

(co-funded with FAPESP)

Human Mobility and Networks Research towards Urban Livability

A collaboration between:

  • Marta Gonzalez, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Ascanio Araujo, Doctor of Science - Universidade Federal do Ceará - Fortaleza - Brasil, 2002, University Federal of Ceara
  • Michael Souza, Doctor in Engineering Systems and Computing, University Federal of Ceara
  • Jose Andrade, Doctor of Science - Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro - Brasil, 1992, University Federal of Ceara

(with support from the Itaú Fund for research on sustainability in Latin America, via the Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan)

MIT-Brazil Collaboration for Research in Gravitational-wave Astrophysics

A collaboration between:

  • Erik Katsavounidis, Senior Research Scientist, Physics
  • Riccardo Sturani, Jovem Pesquisador, Universidade Estadual Paulista

(co-funded with FAPESP)

Nanometer-thin Semiconductors Deposited by Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) for Solar Cell Applications

A collaboration between:

  • Tonio Buonassisi, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Francisco das Chagas Marques, Professor, Unicamp
  • Douglas Galvão, Professor, Unicamp

(co-funded with FAPESP)

Novel Nanobiomaterials Based on Tridimensional Peptides with Drug Delivery Properties to Tissue Engineering

A collaboration between:

  • Jeremiah Johnson, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • Anderson Lobo, University of Vale do Paraiba
  • Fernanda Marciano, University of Vale do Paraiba
  • Maira Costa, University of Vale do Paraiba

(co-funded with FAPESP)

Pilot-wave Hydrodynamics: Boundary Interactions

A collaboration between:

  • John Bush, Professor, Mathematics
  • Andre Nachbin, Professor, IMPA

Study and Development of Methodologies for Applications in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

A collaboration between:

  • Brian Williams, Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • José Cuminato, Professor, University of São Paulo
  • Claudio Toledo, Professor, University of São Paulo

(with support from the Itaú Fund for research on sustainability in Latin America, via the Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan)

Table-Top Coherent Soft X-ray Sources and Their Applications to Attosecond Spectroscopy

A collaboration between:

  • Kyung-Han Hong, Principal Research Scientist, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Edilson Falcao-Filho, Assistant Professor, Universidade Federal De Pernambuco (UFPE)

(co-funded with FACEPE)

2013 - 2014

MIT-Brazil Seed Fund

Assessing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Livestock Systems in Brazilian Semi-Arid Regions

A collaboration between:

  • Courtney Adam Schlosser, Senior Research Scientist
  • Diana Signor, Pesquisadora, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária

(co-funded with FACEPE)

Biopolymers and Bioactive Peptides for Sustainable Food Packaging (co-funded with CNPq)

A collaboration between:

  • Bradley Olsen, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Carlos Prentice-Hernandez, Associate Professor, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande
  • Vilasia Martins, Assistant Professor, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande

(co-funded with CNPq)

Development of a Framework for Risk-Aware Heterogeneous Multi-agent Cooperative Manipulation

A collaboration between:

  • Julie Shah, Assistant Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Bruno Adorno, Assistant Professor, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Leonardo Tôrres, Associate Professor, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

(co-funded with CNPq)

Program Analysis with Human-In-The-Loop (co-funded with FACEPE)

A collaboration between:

  • Martin Rinard, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Marcelo d'Amorim, Assistant Professor, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco - UFPE

(co-funded with FACEPE)

Recovering Brazil's Democratic History: A USP-MIT Data-Gathering Initiative

A collaboration between:

  • Fernando Daniel Hidalgo, Assistant Professor, Political Science
  • Fernando Limongi, Professor Titular, Universidade de São Paulo

(co-funded with FAPESP)

Synthetic Biology, Optimized Codons and MicroRNAs for Replacement Therapy for Patients with Gaucher Disease

A collaboration between:

  • Ron Weiss, Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Natalie Kudell, Instructor, Biological Engineering
  • Aparecida Maria Fontes, Asssitant Professor, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto - USP    
  • Carlos Carlotti, Professor, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto - USP    

(co-funded with FAPESP)

The Evolution of Corporate Governance and Mandatory Disclosure Practices in Brazil

A collaboration between:

  • Rodrigo Verdi, Associate Professor, Management
  • Jairo Procianoy, Professor of Finance, UFRGS and Unisinos University

Toxoplasma Gondii and Neospora Caninum Interaction with Host Innate Immune Pathways

A collaboration between:

  • Jeroen Saeij, Associate Professor, Biology
  • José Roberto Mineo, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia
  • Tiago Wilson Patriarca Mineo, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia

(co-funded with CNPq)

2012 - 2013

MIT-Brazil Seed Fund

Antibody-Dependent Enhancement (ADE) of Dengue Virus Infection in Humanized Mice

A collaboration between:

  • Jianzhu Chen, Professor, Biology
  • Aishwarya Sridharan, Graduate Student, Biology
  • Mauro Teixeira, Professor, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Characterization of the Microbiota of Patients With Pelvic Endometriosis

A collaboration between:

  • Eric Alm, Associate Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Linda Griffith, Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Mauricio Abrão, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine - University of São Paulo
  • Esper Kallas, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine - University of São Paulo

Developing the Next Generation of Scanning Magnetometers for the Geosciences

A collaboration between:

  • Eduardo Andrade Lima, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Benjamin Weiss, Associate Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Antonio Carlos Oliveira Bruno, Associate Professor, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)

Fabrication and Characterization of Thin Films of Natural Polymers Through Layer-By-Layer Technique Aiming Antimicrobial Properties

A collaboration between:

  • Michael Rubner, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Robert Cohen, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Marisa Masumi Beppu, Professor, UNICAMP

Forage Tracking - Investigating Participatory Waste Infrastructures

A collaboration between:

  • Carlo Ratti, Associate Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Lúcia Helena Xavier, Brazilian PI, coordinator at Fundaj

Isolation and Synthesis of Cytotoxic Polyacetylenes

A collaboration between:

  • Rick Danheiser, Professor, Chemistry
  • Maique Biavatti, Professor, Universidade Federal de Saånta Catarina
  • Moacir Pizzolatti, Professor, Universidade Federal de Saånta Catarina

Learning-Based Model Predictive Control for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

A collaboration between:

  • Jonathan How, Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Fabio Almeida, Professor, Doktor der Ingenieurwissenschaften, Instituto de Aeronáutica e Espaço (IAE)
  • Karl Heinz, Professor, Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA-IEE)

Megacity Logistics Lab - Profiling Rio de Janeiro

A collaboration between:

  • Chris Caplice, Principal Research Scientist, Engineering Systems Division
  • Edgar Blanco, Research Scientist, Engineering Systems Division
  • Marcio Dagosto, Coordenador, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
  • Cristiane Souza, Researcher, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

MIT and CNPq Space Weather Investigations

A collaboration between:

  • Kerri Cahoy, Assistant Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Anthea Coster, Research Scientist
  • Paulo Fagundes, Professor, head of Department of Physics and Astronomy, Universidade do Vale do Paraíba – UNIVAP

Modeling Effects of Sensor Response of Semiconducting Oxides with Functionalized Nanoparticles

A collaboration between:

  • Harry Tuller, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Jose Arana Varela, Professor, São Paulo State University (UNESP)
  • Marcelo Ornaghi Orlandi, Professor, São Paulo State University (UNESP)

Numerical Modeling of a Hydrodynamic Pilot-Wave System

A collaboration between:

  • John W. M. Bush, Professor, Mathematics
  • Andre Nachbin, Professor, Instituto Nacional de Matematica Pura e Aplicada (IMPA)

Optical Characterization of Homogenous Carbon Nanomaterials

A collaboration between:

  • Michael Strano, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Cristiano Fantini Leite, University Federal of Minas Gerais (UFMG)

Phytoplankton Competition, co-Existence and Marine Turbulence: Multi-scale Physical Biological Interactions in the South Atlantic Ocean

A collaboration between:

  • Michael Follows, Senior Research Scientist, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Oliver Jahn, Research Scientist, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Paulo Calil, Professor, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG)

Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoate Biopolymer from Vinasse Using Metabolically Engineered Ralstonia Eutropha

A collaboration between:

  • Anthony Sinskey, Professor, Biology
  • Claudia Santos Gai, Biology
  • Glaucia M.F. Aragão, Professor, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)
  • Willibaldo Schmidell, Professor, Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC)

The Age of the Neoproterozoic Bambuí Group, Brazil:  High Precision U-Pb Geochronologic Constraints on the Age and Duration of Glacial Deposits

A collaboration between:

  • Samuel Bowring, Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Jahandar Ramezani, Research Scientist, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Marcio Pimentel, Professor,Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do SUl
  • Leonardo Gruber, Graduate Student, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do SUl

Tracking the Historical Development of Combustion Practices (From Colonial to Modern Times) Using Molecular and Isotopic Markers in Shelf Sediments of SE Brazil

A collaboration between:

  • Edward Boyle, Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Angela Wagener, Professor, PUC-Rio

Using Economic Models to Explore Financial Growth & Intermediation in Brazil

A collaboration between:

  • Robert Townsend, Professor, Economics
  • Juliano Assuncao, Assistant Professor, Pontificial Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)
  • Gabriel de Abreu Madeira, Assistant Professor, University of São Paulo
2011 - 2012

MIT-Brazil Seed Fund

Cognitive Computational Models of Natural Languages

A collaboration between:

  • Robert Berwick, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Suzanne Flynn, Professor, Linguistics and Philosophy
  • Aline Villavicencio, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Marco Idiart, Professor, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Electrokinetic Transport in Dental Enamel Nanochannels

A collaboration between:

  • Jongyoon Han, Associate Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Hiong Yap Gan,  Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Frederico Barbosa de Sousa, Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil
  • Sandra Sampaio Vianna, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil

Electronic and Optical Properties of Disorder in Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes

A collaboration between:

  • Tomas Palacios, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Mildred Dresselhaus, Professor, Physics
  • Jing Kong, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Ado Jorio de Vasconcelos, Professor, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
  • Antonio Gomes Souza Filho, Associate Professor, Universidade Federale do Ceara (UFC) , Brazil

Immunological Derangement and Invasive Mechanisms in Endometriosis

A collaboration between:

  • Douglas Lauffenburger, Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Linda Griffith, Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Mauricio Abrão, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil
  • Jorge Kalil, Full Professor, Heart Institute (InCor) , Brazil

Landslide Modeling and Prediction for the Regiao Serrana of the Rio de Janeiro State in Brazil

A collaboration between:

  • Alison Malcolm, Assistant Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • J. Taylor Perron, Assistant Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Nelson Fernandes, Professor of Geology, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro – UFRJ, Brazil

Megacity Logistics in Emerging Markets: The São Paulo Context

A collaboration between:

  • Edgar Blanco, Research Scientist, Engineering Systems Division
  • Chris Caplice, Principal Research Scientist, Engineering Systems Division
  • Hugo Yoshizaki, Associate Professor, Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil
  • Cláudio Cunha, Associate Professor, Universidade de São Paulo (USP)

Role of Heparan Sulfate Proteoglycans in Tissue Engineered Endothelial Cell Regulation of Vascular Repair

A collaboration between:

  • Elazer R. Edelman, Professor, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Helena Nader, Professor and Head Molecular Biology Program, Federal University of São Paulo, School of Medicine, Brazil

Studies of Atomic Quantum Gases

A collaboration between:

  • Wolfgang Ketterle, Professor, Physics
  • Martin Zwierlein, Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Vanderlei Bagnato, Professor of Physics, IFSC/Univeristy of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Phillippe Courteille, Professor of Physics, IFSC-Univeristy of São Paulo, Brazil

The Political Economy of the Energy Sector:  Oil and Gas Industries Leading Economic Development in Emerging Economies

A collaboration between:

  • Alice Amsden, Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Flavio Vasconcelos, Professor and Dean, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil
  • Monica Pinhanez, Professor, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil

Towards Robust Robotic Manufacturing

A collaboration between:

  • Brian Williams, Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Geovany Borges, Doctor of Science, University of Brasilia, Brazil
  • Guilherme Pereira, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
2010 - 2011

MIT-Brazil Seed Fund

Impact of International Agricultural Markets' Liberalization on the Brazilian Amazon Forest

A collaboration between:

  • Karen R. Polenske, Professor, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
  • Joaquim Guilhoto, Professor, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Systems Engineering a Brazilian University Pico-satellite: A Focus on Test & Evaluation

A collaboration between:

  • Ricardo Valerdi, Research Scientist, MIT Department of Engineering Systems Division
  • Deborah Nightingale, Professor, MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Geilson Loureiro, Technologist/Professor, Brazilian Institute for Space Research/Aeronautics Technology Institute, Brazil
  • Marcio Branco, Technologist, Brazilian Institute for Space Research, Brazil

Metatranscriptomic-based Diagnostics of Abrolhos Bank Coral Health

A collaboration between:

  • Janelle Thompson, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Fabiano Thompson, Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil

Semiconducting Nanostructured Films for Gas Sensors

A collaboration between:

  • Harry Tuller, Professor, MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Jose Arana Varela, Professor, São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil

High-Throughput Processing for Scalable Silicon Photovoltaics

A collaboration between:

  • Tonio Buonassisi, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Izete Zanesco, Professora, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul - PUCRS, Brazil
  • Adriano Moehlecke, Professor, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul - PUCRS, Brazil

Rehabilitation Robotics: Ankle Impedance and Neural Ionic Channel to Muscle Control Simulator

A collaboration between:

  • Neville Hogan, Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Hermano Igo Krebs, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Andre Fabio Kohn, Professor, Escola Politecnica da Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • Daniel Gustavo Goroso, Research Professor, Universidade de Mogi das Cruzes and Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of HC-FMUSP, Brazil

Overexpression of EMT Genes in Endothelial Cells During Endothelial Mesenchymal Transition

A collaboration between:

  • Robert Weinberg, Professor, MIT Department of Biology
  • Leonardo Rodrigues, Research Scientist, MIT Department of Biology

Injectable Biopolymers and Cells Therapy: Improvement of Cardiac Repair After Myocardium Infarction

A collaboration between:

  • Elazer R. Edelman, Professor, MIT Department of Health Sciences and Technology
  • Jose Krieger, Professor of Medicine, University of São Paulo Medical School, Brazil
MIT-Chile Seed Funds
2014 - 2015

MIT-Chile - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Seed Fund

Changes in Cerebrospinal Fluid during Amphibian Nervous System Regeneration

A collaboration between:

  • Hazel Sive, Professor, Biology
  • Juan Larrain, Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Experimental and Numerical Analysis on Sheet Formability in Deep Drawing Processes

A collaboration between:

  • Tomasz Wierzbicki, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Diego Celentano, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

High-Resolution Analysis for Last-Mile Operations

A collaboration between:

  • Edgar Blanco, Principal Research Scientist, Engineering Systems Division
  • Ricardo Giesen, Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

High-Throughput In Vivo Zebrafish Screening Platform

A collaboration between:

  • M. Fatih Yanik, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Julio Amigo, Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Improving Copper Electrowinning Eficiency at High Altitudes

A collaboration between:

  • Donald Sadoway, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Alvaro Videla, Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Technology and Sustainability of the Chilean Manufacturing Industry Related to Mining Equipment

A collaboration between:

  • Timothy Gutowski, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Jorge Ramos, Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

MIT-Chile - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Seed Fund

Biomimetic Design Inspired on Chitons Structural Articulated Armor

A collaboration between:

  • Christine Ortiz, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Ekaterina Zolotovsky, Research Assistant, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Sergio Araya, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez
  • Cedric Little, Professor, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez

Research on Biomaterials in Architecture

A collaboration between:

  • John Fernandez, Associate Professor, Architecture
  • Sergio Araya, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez

Synthetic Biology Platform

A collaboration between:

  • Ron Weiss, Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Jonathan Babb, Research Associate, Biological Engineering
  • Deepak Mishra, Graduate Fellow, Biological Engineering
  • Cedric Little, Professor, Director, Bioengineering Innovation Center, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez
  • Sergio Araya, Professor, Director Design Lab School of Design, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez
  • Ana Zuniga, Post Doctorando, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez

MIT-Chile - Universidad Diego Portales Seed Fund

School Choice Reform in Chile

A collaboration between:

  • Nikhil Agarwal, Assistant Professor, Economics
  • Parag Pathak, Professor, Economics
  • Alonso Bucarey, Graduate Student, Economics
  • Gregory Elacqua, Director, Universidad Diego Portales

MIT-Chile - Unviersidad Técnica Federico Santa María Seed Fund

Magnetic Relaxation Phenomena in Ferromagnetic Thin Films with Tilted Anisotropy

A collaboration between:

  • Caroline Ross, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Carlos Garcia, Associate Professor, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
  • Pedro Landeros, Assistant Professor, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
  • Rodolfo Gallardo, PostDoc, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Numerical Modeling and Other Engineering Tools for the Ambulatory Assessment of Vocal Function

A collaboration between:

  • John V. Guttag, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Robert E. Hillman, Professor, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Matías Zañartu, Associate Professor (AI), Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
  • Juan Yuz, Associate Professor, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
2013 - 2014

MIT-Chile Seed Fund

Assistive Technologies for Healthcare - Phase II

A collaboration between:

  • John Guttag, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Dorothy Curtis, Research Scientist
  • Esteban Pino, Assistant Professor, Universidad de Concepcion
  • Pablo Aqueveque, Assistant Professor, Universidad de Concepcion

Developing Affordable Strategies for Crowdsourced Sensing for Disease and Environmental Monitoring

A collaboration between:

  • Lee Gehrke, Professor, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Jose Gomez Marquez, Instructor
  • Anna Young, Instructor
  • Jose Manuel Robles, Dean, Universidad del Desarrollo
  • Camilo Rodriguez Beltran, Head of Innovation and Associate Professor, Universidad del Desarrollo

Effects of Analgesia in Electroencephalographic Indicators of Pain Perception

A collaboration between:

  • Emery Brown, Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Jose Egana, Assistant Professor, Universidad de Chile

Measuring Em-Préndete: Developing Alternative Metrics for Economic and Social Outcomes in Southern Chile

A collaboration between:

  • J. Phillip Thompson, Associate Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Ester Fecci, Professor; Director of the Centro de Emprendizaje, Universidad Austral de Chile
  • Guy Boisier, Professor, Universidad Austral de Chile

MIT-Chile - Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Seed Fund

Cholesterol is Bad for Eggs as Much as Eggs are Bad for Cholesterol

A collaboration between:

  • Monty Krieger, Professor, Biology
  • Dolores Busso, Professor, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • Attilio Rigotti, Professor, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Phase-Two: Development, Characterization and Optimization of Hybrid Solar Energy Conversion Systems: Phase 2

A collaboration between:

  • Evelyn Wang, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Amador Guzman, Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • Rodrigo Escobar, Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • Sergio Gutierrez, Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • Andres Diaz, Assistant Professor, Universidad Diego Portales

Smoke-Free Legislation and Heart Attack Incidence in Chile

A collaboration between:

  • Jeffrey Harris, Professor, Economics
  • Ramón Corbalán, Profesor Titular, Pontificia Universidad Catolica
  • Carolina Nazzal, Profesor Asistente, Universidad de Chile

Solar Integration in the Chilean Energy System

A collaboration between:

  • Robert Armstrong, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Ignacio Perez-Arriaga, Visiting Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Hugh Rudnick, Emeritus Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • David Watts, Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • Matias Negrete-Pincetic, Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Urban Public Transport Operations Planning and Control

A collaboration between:

  • Nigel Wilson, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Juan Carlos Muñoz-Abogabir, Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

MIT-Chile - Universidad Adolfo Ibanez Seed Fund

From Natural Exoskeleton to Design

A collaboration between:

  • Christine Ortiz, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Sergio Araya, Professor, Director Design Lab School of Design, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez

Synthetic Biology Platform

A collaboration between:

  • Ron Weiss, Associate Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Jonathan Babb, Research Associate, Biological Engineering
  • Deepak Mishra, Graduate Fellow, Biological Engineering
  • Cedric Little, Profesor Asistente, Director Centro de Innovacion en Bioingenieria, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez
  • Sergio Araya, Professor, Director Design Lab School of Design, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez
  • Ana Zuniga, Post Doctorando, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez

MIT-Chile - Universidad Diego Portales Seed Fund

Mobile Content Centric Networks

A collaboration between:

  • Hari Balakrishnan, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Diego Dujovne, Professor, Universidad Diego Portales

MIT-Chile - Unviersidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria

Voice Health Monitoring: Developing Measures of Ambulatory Voice Quality and Dysphonia

A collaboration between:

  • John V. Guttag, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Robert E. Hillman, Professor, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Matías Zañartu, Academic Research Associate, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria
  • Agustín González, Assistant Professor, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria

 

2012 - 2013

 

MIT-Chile Seed Fund

A New Fundamental Insight on Noble Metal Electrodeposition

A collaboration between:

  • Antoine Allanore, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Tomas Vargas, Associate Professor, University of Chile
  • Melanie Colet, Instructor Professor, University of Chile

A New In vitro Migration Assay for Functional Isolation of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Subpopulation (MSCs) and Therapeutic Quality Control

A collaboration between:

  • Ali Khademhosseini, Associate Professor, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Juan Pablo Acevedo Cox, Assistant Professor, Universidad de los Andes
  • Mauron Khoury, Assistant Professor, Universidad de los Andes

Analysis of Copiapo's Water Metabolism with the Aim to Propose Water Deficit Mitigation Strategies

A collaboration between:

  • John Lienhard, Samuel C. Collins Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
  • John Fernandez, Associate Professor, Architecture
  • Maria Christina Fragkou, Assistant Professor, Universidad de Chile
  • Barbara Rodriguez, Adjunct Professor, Universidad de Chile

Collaborative Decision-Making in the Realm of Hydropower Projects in Southern Chile - Phase II

A collaboration between:

  • Lawrence Susskind, Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Teodoro Kausel, Professor, Universidad Austral de Chile

Effects of Built Environment and Land Use Factors on Child Pedestrian Crashes in Santiago, Chile

A collaboration between:

  • Christopher Zegras, Associate Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Carola Blazquez, Associate Professor, Universidad Andres Bello

Long Term Components of an Integrated, Microsimulation and Agent-Based Model of Urban Systems and Land Use

A collaboration between:

  • Moshe Ben-Akiva, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Joseph Ferreira, Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • C. Angelo Guevara, Research Professor, Universidad de los Andes
  • Francisco Martínez, Professor, Universidad de Chile

Megacity Logistics Lab - Profiling Santiago de Chile

A collaboration between:

  • Chris Caplice, Principal Research Scientist, Engineering Systems Division
  • Edgar Blanco, Research Scientist, Engineering Systems Division
  • Julio Villalobos, Director, Universidad Andrés Bello

MIT-Chile Collaboration for Medical Text Summarization for Patient Literacy

A collaboration between:

  • John Guttag, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Dorothy Curtis, Research Scientist, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • John Atkinson, Professor, Universidad de Concepcion
  • Javier Vidal, Associate Professor, Universidad de Concepcion

Multiferroic Materials and Their Applications: Experiments and Theoretical Simulations

A collaboration between:

  • Caroline Ross, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Patricio Vargas Cantin, Doctor Physical Science, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
  • Juan Manuel Florez Uribe, Doctor Physical Science, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Structural Analysis of Knowledge Complexity

A collaboration between:

  • César A. Hidalgo, Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Marcelo Mendoza, PhD, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

MIT-Chile - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Seed Fund

Assessing the Impact of Labor Flexibility in Shift Scheduling

A collaboration between:

  • David Simchi-Levi, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Juan-Carlos Ferrer, Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Juan-Carlos Muñoz, Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Designing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Corridors

A collaboration between:

  • Jan Wampler, Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Christopher Zegras, Associate Professor, Architecture
  • Rosanna Forray Claps, Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Rocio Hidalgo, Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Development, Characterization and Optimization of Hybrid Solar Energy Conversion Systems

A collaboration between:

  • Evelyn Wang, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Rishi Raj,  Mechanical Engineering
  • Amador Guzman, Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • Rodrigo Escobar, Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Modeling and Simulation of Wire Forming Processes

A collaboration between:

  • Raúl Radovitzky, Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Diego Celentano,Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Daniel Hurtado, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Mining Project Risk Management (MPRM)

A collaboration between:

  • Roy Welsch, Professor, Management
  • Alexander Samarov, Research Scientist, Management
  • Jose Botin, Professor and Chair, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC)
  • Ronald Guzman, Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC)

New Color Centers for Metrology and Quantum Information Applications

A collaboration between:

  • Paola Cappellaro, Assistant Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Jeronimo Maze, Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Reconstructing Climate Change in Chile Over the Last 11,000 Years

A collaboration between:

  • David McGee, Assistant Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Roger Summons, Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Claudio Latorre, Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Blas Valero Garces, Research Professor, Instituto Pirenaico de Ecologia (Pyrenean Institute of Ecology)

The Fog Harvesting Challenge

A collaboration between:

  • Gareth McKinley, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Robert Cohen, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Juan de Dios Rivera, Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Pilar Cereceda, Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Theoretical and Practical Issues in Convex Optimization

A collaboration between:

  • Robert Freund, Professor, Management
  • Jorge Vera, Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
  • Fernando Ordóñez, Associate Professor, Universidad de Chile
  • Enzo Sauma, Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

What can Twitter Teach Us About Social Protests?: Discovering the Global Connections of the Chilean Student Movement through Network Analysis

A collaboration between:

  • Cesar Hidalgo, Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Peter Gloor, Research Scientist, Management
  • Cristobal Garcia, Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
  • Marisa von Bülow, Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

MIT-Chile - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Seed Fund

Advanced Decomposition Techniques for Non-Linear Optimization

A collaboration between:

  • Juan Pablo Vielma, Assistant Professor, Management
  • Marcos Goycoolea, Associate Professor, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez
  • Eduardo Moreno, Associate Professor, Universidad Adolfo Ibañez

Introduction to Synthetic Biology Course at UAI-CHILE

A collaboration between:

  • Ron Weiss, Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Jonathan Babb, Biological Engineering
  • Sergio Araya, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez
  • Cedric Little, Professor, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez

Real-Time Metropolitan Atlas of Chile: Defining Urban Structure Through Digital Social Networks

A collaboration between:

  • Marta Gonzalez, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Dennis Frenchman, Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Luis Valenzuela, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez
  • Ricardo Trufello, Geographer, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez

Understanding the Social Impact of Exogenous Shocks to the Urban Environment

A collaboration between:

  • César A. Hidalgo, Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Dennis Frenchman, Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Luis Valenzuela, DDes, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez
  • Sergio Araya, PhD, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez
2011 - 2012

 

MIT-Chile Seed Fund

Collaborative Decision-making in the Realm of Hydropower Projects in Southern Chile

A collaboration between:

  • Lawrence Susskind, Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Teodoro Kausel, Auxiliar Professor, Economics and Administration Faculty Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile
  • Jose Aylwin, Adjunct Professor of Indigenous Law, Faculty of Juridical and Social Studies Universidad Austral de Chile, Chile

Information Technologies for Supporting Disaster Relief Operations in Chile

A collaboration between:

  • Jarrod Goentzel, Research Scientist, Engineering Systems Division
  • Yossi Sheffi, Professor, Engineering Systems Division
  • Raquel Jimenez, Master of Science, Andres Bello University, Chile
  • Nicolas Bronfman,  Andres Bello University, Chile

MIT-Chile Collaboration for Assistive Technologies in HealthCare

A collaboration between:

  • John Guttag, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Dorothy Curtis
  • Esteban Pino, Assistant Professor, University of Concepcion, Chile
  • Pablo Aqueveque, Assistant Professor, University of Concepcion, Chile

Phasing the Atacama Large Telescope Array for Observing a Black Hole Event Horizon

A collaboration between:

  • Sheperd Doeleman, Principal Research Scientist, Physics
  • Neil Nagar, Professor, Universidad de Concepcion, Chile

Relating the Structure and Acoustical Properties of Solid-State Interfaces

A collaboration between:

  • Michael Demkowicz, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Fernando Lund, Professor, Universidad de Chile, Chile
  • Nicolas Mujica, Associate Professor, Universidad de Chile, Chile

Roadmap to Internationalize and Orient Engineering Education towards Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Collaboration

A collaboration between:

  • Dava J. Newman, Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Juan Carlos de la Llera, Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
  • Andrea Detmer, Deputy Director for Innovation, School of Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
  • Pedro Bouchon, Associate Professor and Director for Research, Innovation and Graduate Studies, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

The Biogeochemistry of the Oxygen Minimum Zone of Northern Chile in a Warming World: Present and Past Evolution Using Novel Lipid Biomarkers

A collaboration between:

  • Roger Summons, Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Julio Sepulveda, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Carina Lange, Professor, University of Concepcion, Chile
  • Silvio Pantoja, Professor, University of Concepcion, Chile

The Development of Ambulatory Biofeedback Approaches to More Effectively Treat Common Voice Disorders

A collaboration between:

  • John V. Guttag, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Robert E. Hillman, Associate Professor, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Matias Zanartu, Academic Research Associate, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile
  • Agustin Gonzalez, Professor, Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria, Chile

Urban Metabolism of the Talca Region of Chile

A collaboration between:

  • John Fernandez, Associate Professor, Architecture
  • Eduardo Aguirre, Professor, Universidad de Talca, Chile

MIT-Chile - Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile Seed Fund

Damage to Chilean High-rise Buildings During Large Thrust Earthquakes

A collaboration between:

  • Eduardo Kausel, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Juan Carlos de la Llera, Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
  • Rosita Junemann, Ph.D. Candidate, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Enhancing Sustainability of Concrete by Using High-Volume Fly Ash as SCM in Cement Paste and for Low Cost Production LWA

A collaboration between:

  • Franz-Josef Ulm, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Mauricio Lopez, Assistant Professor, PhD, MSc, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
  • Carlos Videla Javier Castro, Assistant Professor,Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile

Environmentally-Adaptive Vision-Based Navigation

A collaboration between:

  • Nicholas Roy, Associate Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Alvaro Soto, Profesor Asociado, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Implementing Bus Rapid Transit: Institutional Dimensions

A collaboration between:

  • P. Christopher Zegras, Associate Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Manuel Tironi, Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Information on Vocational Education in Chile

A collaboration between:

  • Esther Duflo, Professor, Economics
  • David Autor, Professor, Economics
  • Francisco Gallego, Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile

Nitrogen Fixation in the Polar Ocean and its Contribution to Global Nitrogen Budgets

A collaboration between:

  • Martin Polz, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Beatriz Eugenia Diez Moreno, Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Role of the Good Cholesterol HDL in Female Fertility

A collaboration between:

  • Monty Krieger, Professor, Biology
  • Ayce Yesilaltay, Research Scientist, Biology
  • Attilio Rigotti, Pontificia Universidad Católica, School of Medicine, Chile
  • Dolores Busso, Pontificia Universidad Católica, School of Medicine, Chile

Sparse Reconstruction for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Cardiovascular Applications

A collaboration between:

  • Elfar Adalsteinsson, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Pablo Irarrazaval, Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile
  • Cristian Tejos, Assistant Professor, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

The Fog Harvesting Challenge

A collaboration between:

  • Gareth McKinley, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Robert Cohen, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Juan de Dios Rivera, Associate Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
  • Pilar Cereceda, Professor, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Urban Public Transport Operations Control

A collaboration between:

  • Nigel Wilson, Faculty, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Juan-Carlos Muñoz, Associate professor, Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, U.C. Berkeley, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

MIT-Chile - Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez Seed Fund

Compose_It House. Robotic Fabrication for Architectural Applications.

A collaboration between:

  • Mark Goulthorpe, Associate Professor, Architecture
  • Alexandros Tsamis, Associate professor, Adolfo Ibanez University, Chile

Synthetic Biology Design Project

A collaboration between:

  • Ron Weiss, Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Sergio Araya, Professor, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez, Chile
  • Manuel Gidekel, Professor, Universidad Adolfo Ibanez
MIT-Egypt Seed Fund
2015 - 2016

One-dimensional Perovskite-based Nanostructured Materials for Efficient Solar Fuel Production

A collaboration between:

  • Yang Shao-Horn, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Nageh Allam, Assistant Professor, The American University in Cairo

 

Safe and Sound : A Collaborative Exploration of Urban Displacement in Egypt

A collaboration between:

  • Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Associate Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Miloon Kothari, MIT MLK Scholar at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, and former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing with the UN Human Rights Council, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Heba-Allah Essam E Khalil, Associate Professor of Architecture, Cairo University
  • Asmaa Abdel Aty M. Ibrahim, Associate Professor of Architecture, Cairo University
2014 - 2015

Characterization of Molecular Markers Contributing to Virulence and Transmission of H9N2 Avian Influenza Virus among Poultry Population in Egypt

A collaboration between:

  • Jonathan Runstadler, Assistant Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Islam Hussein, Senior Research Scientist, Biological Engineering
  • Hussein Ahmed, Professor, Cairo University
  • Mohamed Gadalla, Assistant Lecturer, Cairo University

Comparative Assessment of Different Regional Climate Models for Dynamical Downscaling of Climate Projections over the Eastern Nile Basin

A collaboration between:

  • Elfatih Eltahir, Professor, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Mohammed Abouelhaggag, Assistant Professor, Cairo University

Functionalized Nanostructured Photoanodes for Efficient Solar Energy Conversion

A collaboration between:

  • Vladimir Bulovic, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Nageh Allam, Assistant Professor, The American University in Cairo

 

MIT-France Seed Fund
2015 - 2016

Biomimetic Wing Morphing

A collaboration between:

  • Michael S. Triantafyllou, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Marianna Braza, Director of Research, CNRS, Universite de Toulouse

In-core Insturmentation Development Collaboration between MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory, CEA and Aix-Marseille University

A collaboration between:

  • Gordon Kohse, Principal Research Scientist,
  • Abdallah Lyoussi, Proffesseur INSTN, Commissariat à l’énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
  • Christelle Reynard-Carette, Maitre de Conferences, Universite de Aix-Marseille

Phonological Typology and Learnability

A collaboration between:

  • Donca Steriade, Professor, Linguistics and Philosophy
  • Adam Albright, Associate Professor, Linguistics and Philosophy
  • Juliet StantonLinguistics and Philosophy
  • Giorgio Magri, Researcher, CNRS

Planning Data Analysis for Extreme Mass Ratio Inspirals with ELISA 

A collaboration between:

  • Scott Hughes, Professor, Physics
  • Edward Porter, Charge de Recherche 1ere Classe, Universite Paris Diderot

Probe the Quark Gluon Plasma with Charm and Beauty Quarks

A collaboration between:

  • Yen-Jie Lee, Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Matthew Nguyen, Chargé de recherche (staff scientist), Ecole Polytechnique

Serious Games for Innovation

A collaboration between:

  • Scot Osterweil, Research Scientist, Comparative Media Studies
  • Hélène Michel, Professor, Director of the Chair: "Serious Games & Innovation", Grenoble Ecole de Management

Smart Electron Sources

A collaboration between:

  • Tayo Akinwande, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Stephen Purcell, CNRS

The Sickle Cell Disease Trait in Blood Transfusion

A collaboration between:

  • Ming Dao, Principal Research Scientist, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Sabia Abidi, Postdoctoral Associate, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Olivier Hermine, Director, Laboratory of Excellence GR-Ex
  • Pierre Buffet, Group Leader "Erythrocytes Parasites Pathogenesis", Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) Paris 6

Two-dimensional Interface Growth and Anisotropic KPZ Equation

A collaboration between:

  • Alexei Borodin, Professor, Mathematics
  • Fabio Lucio Toninelli, CNRS and Université Lyon 1
2014 - 2015

Creep and Brittle Rupture of Biopolymer Gels

A collaboration between:

  • Gareth McKinley, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Thibaut Divoux, Tenured CNRS scientist, CNRS
  • Sébastien Manneville, Professor, Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon

Development of Ultra-high Sensitivity Magnetometry for Analyzing Ancient Rock Magnetism

A collaboration between:

  • Eduardo Andrade Lima, Principal Research Scientist, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Benjamin Weiss, Professor, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Laurent Baratchart, Directeur de Recherche, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique (INRIA)

High Temperature Liquid Repellant Surfaces

A collaboration between:

  • Kripa Varanasi, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Brian Solomon, PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering
  • David Quéré, Directeur de Recherches, ESPCI ParisTech & École Polytechnique

Influence of the Antarctic Continent on the Global Biogeochemical Cycle of Mercury

A collaboration between:

  • Noelle Selin, Assistant Professor, Engineering Systems Division
  • Aurélien Dommergue, Head, Department of Atmospheric and Snow Chemistry, University Grenoble Alpes

Migration Networks among Russian Computer Scientists

A collaboration between:

  • David Kaiser, Professor, Science, Technology, and Society
  • Vincent Lepinay, Associate Professor, Sciences Po

Silica-supported Cyclometaphosphate Organometallics as Heterogeneous Selective Oxidation Catalysts

A collaboration between:

  • Christopher Cummins, Professor, Chemistry

  • Elsje Quadrelli, CNRS

Tunable Hydrogels with Engineered Relaxation Time Scales

A collaboration between:

  • Niels Holten-Andersen, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Martin Lenz, CNRS

Unraveling Nuclear Dynamics and Organization with Single Molecule Imaging and Computational Modeling

A collaboration between:

  • Leonid Mirny, Associate Professor, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Maxime Dahan, Research Director CNRS, Director of the Laboratoire Physico-Chimie (the Biophysics Department at Institut Curie), Institut Curie
2013 - 2014

France: Media Socialization and Blended Learning Communities

A collaboration between:

  • Susan Silbey, Professor, Anthropology
  • Graham Jones, Associate Professor, Anthropology
  • Emmanuel Grimaud, Associate Research Professor, Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense/ CNRS

Fundamental Fluid mechanics of Fragmentation: Pathogens at the Interface

A collaboration between:

  • Lydia Bourouiba, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Emmanuel Villermaux, Professor, Universite de Provence and Institut Universitaire de France

Promoting and Exploiting Low-Dimensional Structure in Bayesian Data Assimilation

A collaboration between:

  • Youssef Marzouk, Associate Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Lionel Mathelin, Research scientist, CNRS

The Propagation and Interaction of Colliding Astrophysical Jets

A collaboration between:

  • Richard Petrasso, Senior Research Scientist,
  • Chikang Li, Senior Research Scientist,
  • Michel Koenig, Directeur de Recherche CNRS, CNRS–CEA–Université Paris VI–Ecole Polytechnique
2012 - 2013

 

From Frustrated Failure to Functionality: Tailoring Crack Paths By Geometrical and Localized Constraints

A collaboration between:

  • Pedro Reis, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Daniel Bonamy, CEA Researcher, CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
  • Benoit Roman, Chargé de Rercherches, Ph.D., CEA-SACLAY (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique)

Genome in 3D: Fractal and Topological Properties of DNA Folding

A collaboration between:

  • Leonid Mirny, Associate Professor, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Serguei Nechaev, CNRS, University Paris-Sud

Investigating the Influence of Background Rotation and Complex Stratification on Arctic Internal Waves

A collaboration between:

  • Thomas Peacock, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Philippe Odier, Associate Professor, ENS de Lyon

Jets and Medium: Tomography of Quark-Gluon Plasma

A collaboration between:

  • Gunther Roland, Professor, Physics
  • Matteo Cacciari, Professeur des universites, Universite Paris 7
  • Gregory Soyez, CNRS Associate Scientist, CEA Saclay

Metabolic Pathway Engineering of Ralstonia Eutropha for Biofuel Production from Inexpensive Carbon Source

A collaboration between:

  • Anthony Sinskey, Professor, Biology
  • Christopher Brigham, Research Scientist, Biology
  • Stephane Guillouet, Associate Professor, INSA Toulouse
  • Nathalie Gorret, Research Scientist, INRA

Microfluidic Technologies to Created Gel Microbead Bioarrays

A collaboration between:

  • Patrick Doyle, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Charles Baroud, Professeur Chargé de Cours (Associate Professor), Ecole Polytechnique

Micro-Mechanical Modeling of Natural Granular Media

A collaboration between:

  • Ken Kamrin, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Franck Radjai, Directeur de Recherche 1iere Classe, CNRS (Centre National de Recherche Scientifique) and University Montpellier 2
  • Jean-Yves Delenne, Directeur de Recherche 2ieme Classe, CNRS and INRA (Institut National de Recherche Agro-Alimentaire)

Nanofluidics and Nanomechanics of Plasmodium Falciparum Rosetting

A collaboration between:

  • Ming Dao, Principal Research Scientist, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Monica Diez-Silva, Research Scientist, Matierals Science and Engineering
  • Odile Mercereau-Puijalon, Director, Institut Pasteur
  • Inès Vigan-Womas, Institut Pasteur
2010 - 2011

Combined Growth and Electron Tomography Studies of Nanowire Heterostructures: From Basic Properties to Advanced Applications

A collaboration between:

  • Silvija Gradecak, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Narciso Gambacorti, Nanocharacterization Program Manager, CEA, France
  • Georg Haberfehlner, PhD student, CEA, France

Coiling Spaghetti: Periodic Patterns in the Deposition of a Thin Filament onto a Moving Substrate

A collaboration between:

  • Pedro Reis, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Basile Audoly, Chargé de Recherches, CNRS and Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), France

Quantum Mechanics on a Macroscopic Scale

A collaboration between:

  • John W.M. Bush, Professor, MIT Department of Mathematics
  • Tristan Gilet, Instructor, MIT Department of Mathematics
  • Emmanuel Fort, Associate Professor, Université Paris Diderot/ ESPCI ParisTech, France
  • Yves Couder, Professor Emeritus, Université Paris Diderot, France

The Mathematics of Liouville Quantum Gravity

A collaboration between:

  • Scott Scheffield, Professor, MIT Department of Mathematics
  • Bertrand Duplantier, Directeur de Recherche, CEA, France

Who Will Serve? Recruiting and Retention in Contemporary All-Volunteer Forces

A collaboration between:

  • Cindy Williams, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Center for International Studies
  • Bastien Irondelle, Research Fellow, Sciences Po Paris, France
  • Martial Foucault, Associate Researcher/ Assistant Professor University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sarbonne/ University of Montreal, France
2009 - 2010

Do Interactions Between Turbulence and Motility Generate Phytoplankton Patchiness?

A collaboration between:

  • Roman Stocker, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Eric Climent, Professor, University of Toulouse, France

 

Unlocking the Secret of Water Confined in Cementitious Materials: Computational Simulation of Water in Cement Nanopores

A collaboration between:

  • Krystyn Van Vliet, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Roland Pellenq, Directeur de Recherche au CNRS, Centre Interdisciplinaire des Nanosciences de Marseille (CINAM, CNRS), France

Flexible Objects in Granular Media

A collaboration between:

  • Anette Hosoi, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Evelyne Kolb, Maître de conférences, University Paris 6, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, ESPCI, France

Realistic Laboratory Modeling of Three-Dimensional Internal Tide Generation

A collaboration between:

  • Thomas Peacock, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Sylvain Joubaud, Assistant Professor, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
  • Thierry Dauxois, CNRS Directeur de Recherche, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France

Eukaryotic Life in the Aftermath of the First Neoproterozoic Global Freeze

A collaboration between:

  • Tanja Bosak, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Anders Meibom, Professor, Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle France

Numerical Simulation and Quantum Adiabatic Algorithms

A collaboration between:

  • Edward Farhi, Professor, MIT Department of Physics
  • Florent Krzakala, Assistant Professor, CNRS et de l’ESPCI ParisTech, France
  • Alberto Rosso, Assistant Professor, Universite Paris-Sud, France

The Comédie-Française Registers Project

A collaboration between:

  • Jeffrey Ravel, Associate Professor, MIT Department of History
  • Christian Biet, Professor, Université de Paris-Ouest-Nanterre, France
  • Agathe San Juan, Director, Comédie-Française Archives Comédie-Française, France

Predictive Modeling of the Emergence and Development of Scientific Fields

A collaboration between:

  • David Kaiser, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Science, Technology, and Society; Physics
  • David Jones, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Science, Technology, and Society
  • Pablo Jensen, Director of Research CNRS, Ecole Normale Superieure Lyon, France
  • Andrei Mogoutov, Researcher, Universite Paris Est - Marne La Vallee, France
2008 - 2009

Ground Truthing: Exploring the Social Implications of Real-Time Mapping Endeavors

A collaboration between:

  • Carlo Ratti, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Architecture
  • Antoine Picon, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees, France
  • Bruno Latour, Sciences Po, France

Exploration of the Potential of Ionic Liquid Ion Sources for Nanofabrication

A collaboration between:

  • Paulo Lozano, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Jacques Gierak, Research Engineer, CNRS, France

Supercritical Microfluidics for Green Chemistry and Hierarchically Advanced Materials

A collaboration between:

  • Klavs F. Jensen, Professor - Department Head, MIT Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Cyril Aymonier, Doctor - Chargé de recherche (CR), CNRS (National Center of Scientific Research), France

Joint Experimental/Theoretical Investigation of Immiscible Element Nanocomposites

A collaboration between:

  • Michael Demkowicz, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Ludovic Thilly, Maître de Conférences, Université de Poitiers, France

Biologically Inspired Flapping Foils For Flow Energy Recovery

A collaboration between:

  • Michael Triantafyllou, Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Franz Hover, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Didier Lucor, Research Associate CNRS, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (UPMC), France

Neuronal Recruitment in Adult Brain Circuits

A collaboration between:

  • Carlos Lois, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Brain & Cognitive Science
  • Pierre-Marie Lledo, Director of the Lab, Pasteur Institute, France

Elasticity and Interfaces

A collaboration between:

  • Pedro Reis, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Sunghwan Jung, Instructor, MIT Department of Department of Mathematics
  • Benoit Roman, CNRS, France

Tracking the Rule of Law: A Ten Nation Study of Legal Consciousness

A collaboration between:

  • Susan Silbey, Professor, MIT Department of Anthropology
  • Jerome Pelisse, Maître de conférence; Chercheur l’Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne; ENS Cachan, France

Self-Locating Beliefs: New Empirical and Conceptual Approaches

A collaboration between:

  • Alex Byrne, Professor, MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
  • Robert Stalnaker, Professor, MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
  • François Recanati, Directeur de recherche, Centre National de la Recherche Supérieure (CNRS), France
2007 - 2008

 

Impact of the Environment on the Virulence of Marine Microorganisms

A collaboration between:

  • Yan Boucher, Postdoctoral Associate, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Éric Bapteste, CNRS, France

Climate Variability and Malaria Transmission in Africa

A collaboration between:

  • Elfatih Eltahir, Professor, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Jean-Bernard Duchemin, Head-Chief, Parasitology Unit, CERMES / Head-Chief, Climate, Environment & Health Unit, CERMES / Project leader, IRD Pasteur Institute, France

Radar Measurements of West African Rainfall Linked with Satellite Remote Sensing and with Applications to the Urban Malaria Problem

A collaboration between:

  • Earle Williams, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Marielle Gosset, Chargée de Recherche, Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, France

Internal Tide Scattering and Ocean Mixing

A collaboration between:

  • Thomas Peacock, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Thierry Dauxois, CNRS Senior Researcher (Directeur de Recherche), Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France

Nonlinear Wave Evolution and Wave-Particle Interactions in Fusion Plasmas

A collaboration between:

  • Abhay Ram, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Plasma and Fusion Center
  • Didier Benisti, Research Scientist, Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, France

Dynamics of Hydrogen-Bond Rearrangements in Water

A collaboration between:

  • Andrei Tokmakoff, Professor, MIT Department of Chemistry
  • Damien Laage, Chargé de Recherche CR1, Ecole Normale Supérieure, France

Improved Imaging in Non-Smooth Media

A collaboration between:

  • Alison Malcolm, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Jérôme Le Rousseau, Maître de Conférences, Université de Provence, France

Geometric Analysis and Applications to General Relativity

A collaboration between:

  • Tobias Colding, Professor, MIT Department of Mathematics
  • Emmanuel Hebey, Professor, Université de Cergy-Pontoise, France

Perturbative Amplitudes in Gauge Theory and Quantum Gravity

A collaboration between:

  • Daniel Freedman, Professor, MIT Department of Mathematics
  • David Kosower, Ingénieur CEA, Saclay, France

Labor Market Regulation in France: The Management and Evaluation of the Inspecton du Travail

A collaboration between:

  • Michael Piore, Professor, MIT Department of Economics
  • Gilles Raveaud, Lecturer, Institut d'Etudes Européennes - Université Paris 8 Saint-Denis, France

Mapping Controversies Across the Atlantic

A collaboration between:

  • Vincent-Antonin Lepinay, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Science, Technology and Society
  • Bruno Latour, Sciences Po, France
2006 - 2007

 

From Technopole to Techno-Region

A collaboration between:

  • Christopher Zegras, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
  • Catherine Maumi, Maitre-Assistant Associe, University of Grenoble, France

Design of a Glucodialdose to Glucuronic Acid Converting Enzyme for Glucaric Acid Production in E. coli

A collaboration between:

  • Kristala Jones, Prather Joseph R. Mares (1924) Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Alfonso Jaramillo, Maitre de Conferences, École Polytechnique, France

Climate Variability and Malaria Transmission in Africa

A collaboration between:

  • Elfatih Eltahir, Professor, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Paul Reiter, Director, Pasteur Institute, France

Mapping and Scheduling for Multicore Processors

A collaboration between:

  • Saman Amarasinghe, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Frédéric Vivien, INRIA junior researcher, École normale supérieure de Lyon, France

PLUTON

A collaboration between:

  • Una-May O'Reilly, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Marc Schoenauer, Senior Researcher, INRIA, France

New Chemical Sensors based on Quantum Dot Structures

A collaboration between:

  • Tomas Palacios, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Henri Mariette, Directeur de Recherche DR2, Université Joseph Fourier - CNRS, France

Energy Flow and Energy Harvesting in Nanoscale Systems

A collaboration between:

  • Nicola Marzari, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Francesco Mauri, Professor, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France

ECLAIRS

A collaboration between:

 

  • George Ricker, Senior Research Scientist, Principal Investigator HETE, MIT Department of Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research
  • Bertrand Cordier, Chief Payload Scientist, Centre de l'Energie Atomique, France

Flash Pyrolysis of Biomass by Microwave-Generated Plasma

A collaboration between:

 

  • Kamal Hadidi, Senior Research Scientist, MIT Department of Plasma Science and Fusion Center
  • Laurent Fulcheri, Professor, L'Ecole de Mines de Paris, France

Spin-transport with Complex Oxide Materials

A collaboration between:

  • Jagadeesh Moodera, Senior Research Scientist, MIT Department of Physics
  • Manuel Bibes, Research Scientist, CNRS, France

Spin Filtering Studies for Spintronic Applications

A collaboration between:

  • Jagadeesh Moodera, Senior Research Scientist, MIT Department of Physics
  • Jean-Baptiste Moussy, Junior Research Scientist, Comissariat à l’Energie Atomique (CEA) - Saclay, France

Radio Frequency Heating of Magnetically Confined Plasmas for Fusion Energy

A collaboration between:

 

  • Abhay Ram, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center
  • Yves Peysson, Research Scientist, Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique France

Impact Demagnetization of Geological Materials

A collaboration between:

  • Benjamin Weiss, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Jerome Gattacceca, Director of Research, CNRS, France

Direct Numerical Simulation of Inhomogeneous Systems and Suspensions

A collaboration between:

  • Jean-Christophe, Nave Instructor of Applied Mathematics/Postdoctoral associate, MIT Department of Mathematics
  • Rodolfo Ruben Rosales, Professor, MIT Department of Mathematics
  • Anael Lemaitre, Researcher, Institut Navier, France

Combinatorics and Geometry of Convex Polyhedra

A collaboration between:

  • Igor Pak, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Mathematics
  • Jean-Marc Schlenker, Professor, University Paul Sabatier-Toulouse, France

Fluctuation Induced Interactions

A collaboration between:

  • Mehran Kardar, Professor, MIT Department of Physics
  • Thorsten Emig, Chargee de Recherche (CR1), University Paris Sud (Orsay), France

Generalizing Geometry in String Theory

A collaboration between:

  • Washington Taylor, Professor, MIT Department of Physics
  • Ruben Minasian, Chargee de Recherche de 1ère classe, CEA-Saclay, France

Presuppositions and Implicatures

A collaboration between:

  • Danny Fox, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
  • Paul Égré, Chargee de Recherche, CNRS, France
2005 - 2006

 

Magnetic Fields and Accretion Physics for Black-Hole Binaries in the Galaxy

A collaboration between:

  • Ronald Remillard, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Department of Physics
  • Michel Tagger, Senior Scientist, Service d'Astrophysique of CEA (Saclay), France
  • Paggy Vaniere, Chargee de Recherche, 2nd classe, Grenoble Observatory, France

Aggregation Kinetics of Polydisperse Paramagnetic Suspensions

A collaboration between:

  • Patrick Doyle, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Eric Climent, Assistant Professor UMR, CNRS-INPT-URS, France

Data Assimilation for Geophysical Fluids

A collaboration between:

  • Carl Wunsch, Professor, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Dennis McLaughlin, H.M. King Bhumipol Professor of Water Resources Management, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Francois-Xavier Le Dimet, Professor, INRIA/IMFT, France
  • Rachid Ababou, Professor, INRIA/IMFT, France

Information Theory and Practical Applications

A collaboration between:

  • Muriel Medard, Professor, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Ramesh Pyndiah, Professor and Head of Signal & Communications, Department ENST Bretagne, France
  • Thierry Chonavel, Professor, France

The Nanoscale Constituents of Trochus Niloticus Nacre: Direct Visualization, Crystallinity, and Relationship to Nanomechanical Properties

A collaboration between:

  • Christine Ortiz, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Alain Baronnet, Professor, University of Marseille-Luminy, France

Spatial Frequency Characterization of Long Sub-Micron Period Gratings

A collaboration between:

  • Ralf Heilmann, Research Scientist, MIT Department of Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research
  • Yves Jourlin, Maitre de Conferences, University of Saint Etienne, France

Learning Patterns: Behavior, Neural Coding and Plasticity of Natural Tactile Stimuli

A collaboration between:

  • Christopher Moore, Mitsui Career Development Chair, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Daniel Schulz, Research Director, CNRS, France

Harmonic Analysis and Partial Differential Equations

A collaboration between:

  • David Jerison, Professor, MIT Department of Mathematics
  • Gigliola Staffilani, Professor,MIT Department of Mathematics
  • Didier Smets, Professor, Paris 6, France
  • Jean-Yves Chemin, Professor, Paris 6, France

LIGO-VIRGO Joint Data Analysis Collaboration for the Detection of Gravitational Waves

A collaboration between:

  • Eric Katsavounidis, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Physics
  • Benoit Mours, Director of Research, CNRS, France
2004 - 2005

 

Structural Analysis of Historic Masonry Vaulting

A collaboration between:

  • John Ochsendorf, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Francois Guena, Assistant Professor, EAPLV; ARIAM Architecture et Modélisation (ARIAM), Ecole d'Architecture de Paris La Villette (EAPLV), France
  • Louis-Paul Untersteller, Assistant Professor, EAPLV; ARIAM, France

Fusion Networks: Principled Approaches to Fusion of Information from Distributed, Heterogeneous Sensors in a Network Environment

A collaboration between:

  • Alan Willsky, Professor, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Albert Benveniste, Researcher, INRIA, France

Technological and Scientific Aspects of Nanoparticle Stability in Polycrystalline Microstructures

A collaboration between:

  • Craig Carter, Professor, MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Dominique Chatain, Centre de Recherche sur les Mécanismes de la Croissance Cristalline (CRMC2), CNRS, Campus de Luminy, France
  • Florence Baras, Chargee de Recherche, CNRS, Laboratoire de Recherches sur la Réactivité des Solides, CNRS-Université de Bourgogne, Dijon

Self-assembled Magnetic Nanoparticles

A collaboration between:

  • Caroline A. Ross, Professor, MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Maris-Paule, Pileni Professeur; Directeur Universite Paris 6, France

Studies of Electrochemically Active Materials by: Transmission Electron Microscopy and Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy

A collaboration between:

  • Yang Shao-Horn, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Christian Colliex, CNRS Research Director (DRCE1), Head of the Electron Microscopy Group Université Paris-Sud, France

Transcriptional Networks of HNF1 α and β in Liver, Pancreas and Kidney

A collaboration between:

  • Richard Young, Professor, MIT Department of Biology
  • Moshe Yaniv, Professor, Institut Pasteur, France

Quantifying the Uncertainty Associated with Projections of Future Climate Change

A collaboration between:

  • James Hansen, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Christophe Cassou, Researcher, CNRS, France

Molecular Signatures of the Methane Cycle

A collaboration between:

  • Rogers Summons, Professor, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Pierre Albrecht, Directeur de Recherche Classe Exceptionelle, Directeur Laboratoire de Géochimie Organique (LCO), CNRS-Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg CNRS- Universite Luois Pasteur, France
2003 - 2004

 

Micromechanics of Biological Molecules and Cells

A collaboration between:

  • Patrick Doyle, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Benoit Ladoux, Maître de Conférence, Universite Paris 7, France

Modeling and Tracking People Using Digital Cameras For Virtual Studio Application

A collaboration between:

  • David Dermidjian, Research Scientist, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Trevor Darrell, Associate Professor, Vision Interface Group, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Cordelia Schmid, Research Director, INRIA, France
  • Edmond Boyer, Assistant Professor, Universite Joseph Fourier, France

Signal Decomposition for Computer Graphics

A collaboration between:

  • Fredo Durand, Professor, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Francois Sillion, Directeur de Recherche, Projet Artis INRIA Grenoble, France
  • George Drettakis, Chargé de Recherche, Projet Reves, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France

Nonlinear Dynamics and Quantum Noise of a Self-Phase Locked 3-to-1 Optical Parametric Oscillator

A collaboration between:

  • Franco Wong, Principal Research Scientist, Optical Communications Group, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Jean-Jacques, Zondy Research Engineer, Observatoire de Paris, France

Free-Surface Flows and Hydrodynamics of Complex Fluids

A collaboration between:

  • Gareth McKinley, Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Anette Hosoi, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Jose Bico, Lecturer, ESPCI Paris, France
  • Marc Fermigier, Professor, ESPCI, France

Language Comprehension Across Languages

A collaboration between:

  • Edward Gibson, Professor, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Barbara Hemforth, Chargé de Recherche 1ère classe CNRS, France
  • Joel Pynte, Directeur de Recherche 2ème classe, CNRS; LPL, Aix en Provence, France

MIT-France Workshop on Molecular Photonics at Micro- and Nano-scale: From Fundamentals to Appplications

A collaboration between:

  • Robert Silbey, Dean of Science, Professor, MIT Department of Chemistry
  • Joseph Zyss, Professeur, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan; Directeur, Institut D'Alembert de Photonique Moléculaire pour les Télécommunications et les Biotechnologies, France

Nonlinear Diffuse-Charge Dynamics in Electrochemical and Microfluidic Systems

A collaboration between:

  • Martin Bazant, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Mathematics
  • Armand Ajdari, Directeur de Recherche CNRS, France
2002 - 2003

 

Flexible Rendering: Generic Methods for Real-Time, Non-Photorealistic Rendering and Geometry

A collaboration between:

  • Fredo Durand Professor, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Francois Sillion, Directeur de Recherche, Projet Artis INRIA Grenoble, France
  • George Drettakis, Chargé de Recherche, Projet Reves, INRIA Sophia-Antipolis, France

Novel Nanostructured Materials for Fuel Cell Catalysis and for Active Contaminant Sensing

A collaboration between:

  • Nicola Marzari, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Francesco Mauri, Professor, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France

Analysis of Chemical and Physical Properties of Sediments to Understand the Evolution of the Earth's Climate

A collaboration between:

  • Edward Boyle, Professor, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Julian Sachs, Visiting Associate Professor, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Jean-Claude Duplessy, Directeur de Recherche, CNRS; LSCE, France
  • Laurent Labeyrie, Professor, Université Paris-Sud 11, Orsay

Convection and Cloud Parameterization Schemes

A collaboration between:

  • Kerry Emanuel, Professor of Meteorology, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Sandrine Bony, Chargée de Recherche CNRS, Université Paris VI, France

Air-sea Interaction and Climate Variability Analysis of Chemical and Physical Properties of Sediments to Understand the Evolution of the Earth's Climate

A collaboration between:

  • John Marshall, Professor, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Claude Frankignoul, Professor, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France

On the Importance of the Earth's Tilt in the Climate System

A collaboration between:

  • Julian Sachs, Visiting Associate Professor, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Francoise Vimeux, Chargee de Recherche CNRS, Universite Paris VI, France

Upper Mantle Anisotropy Beneath Japan From Shear Wave Splitting

A collaboration between:

  • Robert van der Hilst, Professor, MIT Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Neil Ribe, Researcher, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, France
MIT-Germany Seed Funds
2015 - 2016

MIT-Germany Seed Fund

A New View of Stromatolites through Laser-based, Spatially Resolved Analysis of Lipid Biomarkers

A collaboration between:

  • Roger Summons, Professor, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Kai-Uwe Hinrichs, Professor of Organic Geochemistry, University of Bremen
  • Lars Wörmer, Senior Postdoctoral Investigator, University of Bremen
  • Florence Schubotz; Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bremen

Any Angled Docking Using Gecko Adhesives and Spheres^2

A collaboration between:

  • Alvar Saenz-Otero, Principal Research Scientist, Director, Space Systems Lab, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Enrico Stoll, Professor, Braunschweig University of Technology

Experimental Charge Density of Novel Inorganic Aromatic Ions and Related Compounds

A collaboration between:

  • Christopher Cummins, Professor, Chemistry
  • Peter Mueller, Principal Research Scientist, Chemistry
  • Dietmar Stalke, Professor, Universität Göttingen

Interfacial Proton Coupled Electron Transfer

A collaboration between:

  • Yogesh Surendranath, Assistant Professor, Chemistry
  • Wolfgang Schmickler, Professor, Ulm University

Spatial Order and Collective Cell Behavior in Bacterial Biofilms

A collaboration between:

  • Jorn Dunkel, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
  • Knut Drescher, Independent Max Planck Research Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology

MIT-Germany - University of Stuttgart Seed Fund

Collaboration in On-Chip Ge Lasers

A collaboration between:

  • Jurgen Michel, Senior Research Scientist,
  • Joerg Schulze, Professor, Universität Stuttgart

Quantum Processors in Diamond

A collaboration between:

  • Paola Cappellaro, Associate Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Dirk Englund, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Joerg Wrachtrup, Professor, Universität Stuttgart
2014 - 2015

MIT-Germany Seed Fund

Cell Parameter Variability in Lithium-Ion Batteries

A collaboration between:

  • Richard Braatz, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Rolf Findeisen, Chair for Systems Theory and Automatic Control, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
  • Ulrike Krewer, Professor and Head of the Institute of Energy and Process Systems Engineering, Technische Universität Braunschweig

Effects of Electromagnetic Fluctuations in Nonequilibrium Situations

A collaboration between:

  • Robert Jaffe, Professor, Physics
  • Mehran Kardar, Professor, Physics
  • Matthias Kruger, Max Planck Institute Stuttgart

Multi-Scale Interactions of Atmospheric Gravity Waves

A collaboration between:

  • Triantaphyllos Akylas, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ulrich Achatz, Professor, Goethe University Frankfurt

Probing Multiferroic Materials Using Novel Neutron Imaging Methods

A collaboration between:

  • Boris Khaykovich, Research Scientist,
  • David Moncton, Professor, Physics
  • Wolfgang Treimer, Professor and Department Head, Helmholtz Centre Berlin for Materials and Energy

Reduced-order Geometrical Modeling of the Dynamics of Power Grids for Efficient Detection and Optimal Suppression of Critical Events

A collaboration between:

  • Themistoklis Sapsis, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Sertac Karaman, Assistant Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Franz-Erich Wolter, Professor, Leibniz Universität Hannover

Small Laser Communications Terminal for Satellites in Low Earth Orbit

A collaboration between:

  • Kerri Cahoy, Assistant Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Kathleen Riesing, Graduate Student, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Ryan Kingsbury, Graduate Student, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Tam Nguyen, Graduate Student, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Christopher Schmidt,  Diplom-Ingenieur, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
2013 - 2014

MIT-Germany Seed Fund

Collaborative Improvement of Photoelectrochemical Cells: Experiments and Modeling of Inexpensive Hematite Photoanode Nanostructures

A collaboration between:

  • Craig Carter, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Christina Scheu, Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Functional Micro-Dispensers For Protection Against Vector-Borne Diseases and Crop Protection

A collaboration between:

  • Noel Elman
  • Eckart Ruehl, Professor, Freie Universität Berlin

Quantatitive Protemoic Analysis of Synaptic Plasticity

A collaboration between:

  • Weifeng Xu, Assistant Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Oliver Schlüter, Junior Investigator, Göttingen University Medical School

Star Formation In The Early Universe

A collaboration between:

  • Anna Frebel, Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Ralf Klessen, Professor, University of Heidelberg
  • Simon Glover, University of Heidelberg
2012 - 2013

MIT-Germany Seed Fund

Improving Our Understanding of Global Change and Climate Through Laboratory Studies of Clouds

A collaboration between:

  • Daniel Cziczo, Associate Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Frank Stratmann, Group Leader, Cloud Division, TROPOS

Mechanics of Clusters Formed Far-From-Equilibrium: The Case of Blood Clots

A collaboration between:

  • Alexander Alfredo-Katz, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mikhail Itskov, Doctor of Engineering, RWTH Aachen University

Multimodal Molecular Imaging of Gene Expression in the Brain

A collaboration between:

  • Alan Jasanoff, Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Gil Gregor Westmeyer, Professor, Technical University Munich & Helmholtz Center Munich

Next Generation Interactive Surfaces

A collaboration between:

  • Patricia Maes, Professor, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Joseph Paradiso, Associate Professor, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Jürgen Steimle, Head of independent research group (equivalent to Assistant Professor), Max Planck Institute for Informatics and Saarland University

The Social Neuroscience of Autism: a Joint Multi-Modal Approach of the MIT and the Freie Universität Berlin

A collaboration between:

  • Rebecca Saxe, Associate Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • John Gabrieli, Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Hauke Heekeren, Doctor of Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Isabel Dziobek, Freie Universität Berlin
2011 - 2012

MIT-Germany Seed Fund

Analytical Approaches to Large-Scale Databases of Musical Scores

A collaboration between:

  • Michael Cuthbert, Associate Professor, Music and Theater Arts
    • Watch MIT sophomore Beth Hadley's video about her work on Professor Cuthbert's project, and read about the project's impact
  • Hans-Peter Kriegel, Professor Ordinarius, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
  • Vladimir Viro, Ph.D. Student, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Automatic Parameterized Model Generation for MRI Coils

A collaboration between:

  • Luca Daniel, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Mikhail Kozlov, Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany

Combining Model Reduction with Sparse Grids into a Multifidelity Framework for Design, Control and Optimization

A collaboration between:

  • Karen Willcox, Associate Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Hans-Joachim Bungartz, Professor, Technische Universität München, Germany

Joining Nanocomposites

A collaboration between:

  • Michael Demkowicz, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Peter Mayr, Professor, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany

Quantum Effects in Photosynthetic Systems

A collaboration between:

  • Jianshu Cao, Professor, Chemistry
  • Martin Plenio, Alexander von Humboldt Professor & Director, Ulm University
  • Susana Huelga, Professor, Ulm University, Germany
MIT-Imperial College London Seed Fund
2015 - 2016

Control of Interfaces for Increasing the Power Density and Durability of Solid State Batteries

A collaboration between:

  • Bilge Yildiz, Associate Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • John Kilner, Professor, Imperial College London
  • Ainara Aguadero, Lecturer, Imperial College London

Engineering Living Functional Materials

A collaboration between:

  • Timothy Lu, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Tom Ellis, Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London

Photonic Quantum Information Processing

A collaboration between:

  • Dirk Englund, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Terence Rudolph, Professor, Imperial College London
MIT-India/IFMR Trust Seed Fund
2010 - 2011

 

India Dairy Industry Optimization

A collaboration between:

  • Rich Fletcher, Research Scientist, MIT Department of Media Arts and Sciences
  • Avishek Gupta, IFMR Ventures, India
  • S Mohan, Director, Royal Sundaram Alliance Insurance Company Ltd., India

Strengthening Partnerships for Mobile Based Health-Care Technology in India

A collaboration between:

  • Leo Anthony, Celi Research Scientist, MIT Department of Health Sciences and Technology
  • Peter Szolovits, Professor MIT, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Jay Satia, Professor, Public Health Foundation of India, India
  • Amarjeet Singh, Assistant Professor, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, India
2009 - 2010

 

Technology for Combating Milk Adulteration

  • Rich Fletcher, Research Scientist, MIT Department of Media Arts and Sciences

Audio Wiki and ODK Voice: How Mobile Phones Will Change the Developing World

  • Saman Amarasinghe, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Establishment of a D-Lab Field Site in Calcutta, India

A collaboration between:

  • Amy Smith, Lecturer, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Suprio Das, Founding Partner, ApproDesign, India

Enhancing Educational Opportunities for Blind Children in the Developing World

  • Pawan Sinha, Associate Professor, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
MIT-Israel Seed Funds
2015 - 2016

MIT-Israel Seed Fund

Advanced Pumped Hydropower Reverse Osmosis System to Provide Power and Desalinated Water to the Aqaba-Eilat Region of the Red Sea

A collaboration between:

  • Alexander Slocum, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Jacob Karni, Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science

Bridging the Theory and Practice of Pseudo-random Functions

A collaboration between:

  • Vinod Vaikuntanathan, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Alon Rosen, Associate Professor, The Interdisciplinary Center at Herzliya

Flipped Classroom for STEM Students: Benefits and Challenges

A collaboration between:

  • Albert Meyer, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Yehudit Judy Dori, Professor, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology

High-Resolution Mapping of Histone Variants Dynamics During iPSC Reprogramming

A collaboration between:

  • Laurie Boyer, Associate Professor, Biology
  • Jacob H. Hanna, Assistant Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science

Hydrodynamics in Quantum Materials

A collaboration between:

  • Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Professor, Physics
  • Leonid Levitov, Professor, Physics
  • Eli Zeldov, David and Inez Myers Chair of Condensed Matter Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Gregory Falkovich, Professor, Weizmann Institute of Science

Schur Positivity and Smith Normal Form

A collaboration between:

  • Richard Stanley, Professor, Mathematics
  • Alexander Postnikov, Professor, Mathematics
  • Ron Adin, Professor, Bar-Ilan University
  • Yuval Roichman, Professor, Bar-Ilan University

MIT-Israel – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Seed Fund

Effect of Sunlight Intensity on Functional Inhomogeneity and Stability of Organic-Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells

A collaboration between:

  • Vladimir Bulović, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Anna Osherov, Postdoctoral Associate, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Yuval Golan, Professor of Materials Engineering , Director Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Eric Samson Chair of Advanced Materials and Processing, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Eugene Katz, Professor of Solar Energy and Environmental Physics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Microbial Reduction of Iron and the Formation and Transformation of Natural Clays

A collaboration between:

  • Tanja Bosak, Associate Professor, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Orit Sivan, Senior Lecturer, BGU

Switchable Nanocomposite Liquid Crystal Smart Windows

A collaboration between:

  • Gareth McKinley, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • George Barbastathis, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ibrahim Abdulhalim, Professor, Ben-Gurion University
2014 - 2015

MIT-Israel - Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Seed Fund

Channel Photocurrent Spectroscopy – Characterization Tool for Heterostructure Transistors

A collaboration between:

  • Jesus A. del Alamo, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Ilan Shalish, Assistant Professor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Guiding Students' Learning Using On-line Collaborative Annotation Tools

A collaboration between:

  • David Karger, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Yakov (Kobi) Gal, Senior Lecturer, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Identification of Epigenetic Quantitative Trait Loci Associated with Tomato Seed Germination

A collaboration between:

  • Mary Gehring, Assistant Professor, Biology
  • Aaron Fait, Assistant Professor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Improving the Delivery of Treatments in Spinal Cord Injury Using Ultrasound

A collaboration between:

  • Robert Langer, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Timothy O'Shea, Graduate Student, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Joseph (Yosi) Kost, Dean, Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Abraham and Bessie Zacks Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Self-Sustained Agriculture Based on Marginal Water

A collaboration between:

  • John Lienhard, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Amos Winter, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Jack Gilron, Professor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Naftali Lazarovitch, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • David Faiman, Professor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Eilon Adar; Professor; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
MIT-Mexico Seed Funds
2015 - 2016

MIT-Mexico - Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Seed Fund

Heavy Higgs Boson Searches

A collaboration between:

  • Markus Klute, Associate Professor, Physics
  • Guillelmo Gomez-Ceballos, Principal Research Scientist, Physics
  • Maria Isabel Pedraza Morales, Professor, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

MIT-BUAP Heavy Ion Studies at the LHC

A collaboration between:

  • Gunther Roland, Professor, Physics
  • Yen-Jie Lee, Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Arturo Fernández Téllez, Professor, BENEMÉRITA UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE PUEBLA
  • Irais Bautista Guzman, Associate Professor, BENEMÉRITA UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE PUEBLA
  • Mario Rodriguez Cahuantzi; Associate Professor, BENEMÉRITA UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE PUEBLA
  • Mario Ivan Martinez; Professor, BENEMÉRITA UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE PUEBLA

MIT-Mexico - CONACYT Seed Fund

Border Economies: Articulating a Regional Innovation System in El Paso – Juárez Binational Metropolitan Region

A collaboration between:

  • Michael Piore, Professor, Economics
  • Jorge Carrillo Viveros, Director, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte

Low-Capex Manufacturing Routes Coupled to Thermal Annealing for High-Performance Novel Thin-Film Materials

A collaboration between:

  • Tonio Buonassisi, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Santhamma Maileppallil Thankamma de Nair, Professor, UNAM
  • Karunakaran Nair Padmanabhan Pankajakshy, Professor, UNAM
  • Hailin Zhao Hu; Professor, UNAM

Nanopatterning of Mn5Ge3 Epitaxial Thin Films and Simulation of Manetization Dynamics

A collaboration between:

  • Caroline A Ross, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Sion Federico Olive-Méndez, Doctor, Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados, S.C. (CIMAV)
  • Ricardo López-Anton, University of Castilla
  • Paul Horley, Research Center of Advanced Materials, CIMAV

Profiling and Modeling the Microbiome Signature of Diabetes Type II in a Mexican Cohort

A collaboration between:

  • Eric Alm, Associate Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Mariana G Matus Garcia, PhD candidate, Biological Engineering
  • Osbaldo Resendis-Antonio, Principal Investigator, INMEGEN Mexico
  • Rodolfo Guardado, Principal Investigator, Universidad de Guanajuato
  • Alejandro Frank; Principal Investigator, Centro de Ciencias de la Complejidad, UNAM
  • Maria Elizabeth Tejero; Principal Investigator, INMEGEN Mexico

Study of Copper and Zinc Binding to Gamma-Crystallins

A collaboration between:

  • Jonathan King, Professor, Biology
  • Liliana Quintanar, Professor, Cinvestav (Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados)
  • Carlos Amero, Professor, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Morelos (UAEM)

MIT-Mexico - ITESM Seed Fund

Engineering Medical Diagnostic Devices for Resource-Limited Settings

A collaboration between:

  • Hadley Sikes, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Alan Aguirre-Soto, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Chemical Engineering
  • Martin Mauricio Virgilio Hernandez Torre, Vice Chancellor of Academic and Research, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Microfluidic Technology and Devices for the Study of Biological Processes

A collaboration between:

  • Joel Voldman, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Rodrigo Balam Munoz Soto, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
  • Marco Antonio Rito Palomares, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Triborheological Study of Ionic Liquids

A collaboration between:

  • Gareth McKinley, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Dora Medina, School of Engineering and Sciences Professor, Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores Monterrey

MIT-Mexico - Veracruz Seed Fund

Disentangling the Role of Plant Pathogens in Restructuring Rhizosphere Microbial Communities

A collaboration between:

  • Martin Polz, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Frédérique Reverchon, Instituto de Ecología A.C.
  • Eneas Aguirre von Wobeser,  Instituto de Ecología A.C.
  • José Antonio Guerrero Analco, Instituto de Ecología A.C.
  • Alfonso Méndez Bravo, Instituto de Ecología A.C.

Exploring the Role of Intraspecies Cooperation in the Expansion Dynamics of an Invasive Species

A collaboration between:

  • Jeff Gore, Associate Professor, Physics
  • Andres Lira Noriega, Instituto de Ecologia, A.C.

Understanding Optimal Conditions for Mosquito Abundance using Satellite Remote Sensing Environmental and Predictive Correlation Modeling in Veracruz, Mexico

A collaboration between:

  • Lee Gehrke, Professor, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Irene Bosch, Visiting Scientist, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Carlos Welch-Rodriguez, Research Investigator, Universidad Veracruzana

Understanding the Chemical and Biological Basis for Host Plant Defense against Fruit Flies of the Tephritidae Family

A collaboration between:

  • Jing-Ke Weng, Assistant Professor, Biology
  • Martin Aluja Schuneman Hofer, Senior Researcher, The Institute of Ecology (INECOL)
2014 - 2015

MIT-Mexico - Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla Seed Fund

Design and Fabrication of Metasolids

A collaboration between:

  • Nicholas Xuanlai Fang, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Felipe Pérez Rodríguez, Profesor-Investigador, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla

MIT-Mexico - CONACYT Seed Fund

Academic Collaboration for the Studies of Terahertz Radiation

A collaboration between:

  • Ramesh Raskar, Associate Professor, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Julio Estrada, Researcher, CONACYT
  • Enrique Castro-Camus, Researcher, CONACYT
  • Elder De la Rosa, Researcher, CONACYT

Designing a Biodiesel Supply Chain in Mexico City

A collaboration between:

  • Edgar Blanco, Principal Research Scientist, Engineering Systems Division
  • Alexis Bateman, Research Associate, Engineering Systems Division
  • Alejandra Castro González, Profesor Asociado, National University of Mexico (UNAM)

Field Testing of Solar Powered Water Purification Systems for Rural Mexico

A collaboration between:

  • Kamal Youcef-Toumi, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Steven Dubowsky, Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics and Astronautics, Mechanical Engineering
  • Angel G. Polanco Rodríguez, Lecturer, Researcher, Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY)

Networked Playscapes

A collaboration between:

  • V. Michael Bove, Principal Research Scientist, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Edwina Portocarrero, PhD Candidate, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Edith Ackermann, Visiting Professor of Architecture, Architecture
  • Gediminas Urbonas, Associate Professor, Architecture
  • Gabriella Gomez-Mont, Mexico City's Chief Creative Officer, Mayor's Office, Mexico City

Rhizobium Population Genomics to Model Selective Sweeps in Symbiotic Genes

A collaboration between:

  • Martin Polz, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Victor Gonzalez, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Techno-economic Analysis of Jet Fuel Production from Waste Vegetable Oil and Sugarcane in Mexico

A collaboration between:

  • Patrick Hale, Senior Lecturer, Engineering Systems Division
  • Luis Raul Tovar Galvez, Profesor Titular C, Instituto Politecnico Nacional

MIT-Mexico - ITESM Seed Fund

Displaced Sound

A collaboration between:

  • Tod Machover, Professor, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Hugo Solis, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)

Mobile Technology in Health Care Services for Senior Citizens in Mexico

A collaboration between:

  • Leo Anthony Celi, Research Scientist, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Roger Mark, Professor, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Kenneth Paik, Research Scientist, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Maria de la Luz Casas, Professor and Researcher National Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Maria Elena Meneses, Professor and Researcher  School of  Graduates in Humanities and Social Sciences, Tecnológico de Monterrey

Tissue Engineering in Continuous Flow Microdevices

A collaboration between:

  • Ali Khademhosseini, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Nasim Annabi, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Mario Alvarez, Professor, Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Grissel Trujillo-de Santiago, Posdoctoral Research Fellow, Tecnológico de Monterrey

U.S. - Mexico Transboundary Water and Energy Negotiations

A collaboration between:

  • Lawrence Susskind, Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Bruno Verdini, Graduate Student, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Dr. Mara Hernández, Professor, School of Government, Instituto Tecnológico Y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)
  • Mtro. Leonardo Beltrán, Deputy Secretary for Planning and Energy Transition, Mexican Ministry of Energy (SENER)
  • Dr. Lorena Ruano, Jean Monnet Chair, Professor of International Affairs, Center for Research and Teaching in Economics (CIDE)

Visual Analysis of Azcapotzalco Smartest Logistics KM2 Pilot

A collaboration between:

  • Edgar Blanco, Principal Research Scientist, Engineering Systems Division
  • Josue Velázquez, Director, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education - Santa Fe
  • Karla Valenzuela, Professor, Chair of IE Department, Tecnológico de Monterrey – Toluca
  • Lourdes Muñoz, Associate Professor, Tecnológico de Monterrey – Santa Fe
  • Raúl Morales; Associate Professor; Tecnológico de Monterrey – Santa Fe

MIT-Mexico - Zapopan (Jalisco) Seed Fund

Actual Damage State and Seismic Scenarios at the Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan in Jalisco, Mexico

A collaboration between:

  • Xiang Gao, Principal Research Scientist, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Farrokh Sheibani, Postdoctoral Associate, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Akbar Bagri, Postdoctoral Associate, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Adolfo Preciado, Universidad Politécnica de Guadalajara
  • Martha Lorenza Lopez Mestas Cambero, Instituto Nacional de Anthropologia e Historia(INAH)
  • Brando Esteban Soto Gonzalez, Bachelor Student, Universidad Politécnica de Guadalajara
  • Vania Paulina Ayala Garcia; Bachelor Student, Universidad Politecnica de Guadalajara

Framework for Assessment, Selection and Implementation of Best Technological Alternatives for Sustainable Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) in Strategic Watersheds and Protected Areas in Zapopan, Mexico

A collaboration between:

  • E. Eric Adams, Senior Research Scientist, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Javier Esteban Clausen Silva, Titular Researcher-Professor, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO)
  • Ricardo Ontiveros Enriquez, Program Coordinator, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (ITESO University))
  • María Elena De la Torre, Urban Project Coordination, Zapopan Municipality
  • Liliana Andrea Peñuela Arevalo; Director, Red Tecnologica Multinacional (RTM)

Living Lab for a Smart Territory

A collaboration between:

  • Caleb Harper, Principal Research Scientist, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Victor Larios, Universidad de Guadalajara
  • Efrain Franco, Grupo Ecologista Alteño A.C.
  • Raymundo Vazquez, Intel de Mexico S.A. de C.V.
  • Alberto De Obeso; Intel de Mexico S.A. de C.V.
2013 - 2014

MIT-Mexico - CONACYT Seed Fund

Extending KM2, the Urban Logsitics Atlas, in Mexico City

A collaboration between:

  • Yossi Sheffi, Professor, Engineering Systems Division
  • Edgar Blanco, Research Associate, Engineering Systems Division
  • Luis Enrique Herera, Profesor, Director de Departamento, Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • Karla Beatriz Valenzuela, Profesor, Directora Doctorado, Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey

Imaging Black Holes with the Gran Telescopio Milimetrico

A collaboration between:

  • Sheperd Doeleman, Principal Research Scientist, N/A
  • Laurent Loinard, Professor, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Mapping Coherent Structures with Lightweight Unmanned Aerial Systems

A collaboration between:

  • Sai Ravela, Principal Research Scientist, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Joaquin Salas,  Instituto Politécnico Nacional

MIT-Mexico – Zapopan Seed Fund

Comprehensive Utilization of Waste from Tequila Industry

A collaboration between:

  • T. Alan Hatton, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Dulce Maria Diaz Montaño, PhD, Independent Researcher Area: Biotechnology

Development of a Novel Technology for the Diagnostic of Diseases Based in the Use of a Chimeric Recombinant VNAR Expressed in Escherichia Coli

A collaboration between:

  • Jonathan Runstadler, Assistant Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Jose Luis Nuno, CEO, Unima Soluciones Naturales SAPI de CV

Smart 3D perception system (S-3D-PS)

A collaboration between:

  • Ramesh Raskar, Associate Professor, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Eduardo Bayro Corrochano, Professor, CINVESTAV Campus Guadalajara
2012 - 2013

 

MIT-Mexico - CONACYT Seed Fund

Characterizing the Patterns of Activity of Bumblebees Using Computer Vision

A collaboration between:

  • Sai Ravela, Principal Research Scientist, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Joaquín Salas, Professor, Instituto Politécnico Nacional
  • Raul Avalos, Professor, Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Expanding the Quetzal Experience to the RedCYTE National Network

A collaboration between:

  • Alvar Saenz Otero, Principal Research Scientist, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Paulo Lozano, Associate Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Saúl Daniel Santillán Gutiérrez, Doctor, UNAM
  • Francisco Javier Mendieta, Director, Mexican Space Agency

Microbial Membrane Lipids in Natural Environments: Unraveling the Biological Sources and Physiological Functions of Widespread Aminolipids

A collaboration between:

  • Roger Summons, Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Florence Schubotz, Postdoctoral Associate, Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
  • Otto Geiger,  National Autonomous University of Mexico

Novel Microtribology Probes

A collaboration between:

  • Alexander Alfredo-Katz, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Naser Qureshi, Professor, UNAM

MIT-Mexico ICyT

Formalized Transit Infrastructure and Affects on Public Security at Modal Transfer Stations in the Mexico City Metropolitan Area

A collaboration between:

  • Christopher Zegras, Associate Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Florencia Serranía Soto, Research Fellow Type A, National Autonomous University of Mexico
  • Isaac Lozada, Analyst, Urban Travel Logistics

MIT-IPN Alliance for MEMS Devices Development

A collaboration between:

  • Vicky Diadiuk, Principal Research Scientist, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Miguel Aleman, Associate Director, Operations of IPN Microtechnology Lab, Instituto Politécnico Nacional

Spectroscopic Study of Copper Binding to Alpha-Crystallin and its Competitive Effect with Gamma-Crystallin

A collaboration between:

  • Jonathan King, Professor, Biology
  • Liliana Quintanar, Associate Professor, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados (Cinvestav)
MIT-Peru Seed Funds
2015 - 2016

MIT-Peru Seed Fund

Air Pollution Exposure and High-Altitude Boundary Layer Processes in Arequipa, Peru: Observations and Modeling

A collaboration between:

  • Dara Entekhabi, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Andrés Vitaliano Pérez Pachari, Professor, Civil Engineering, National University of Saint Agustin
  • Nataly Perez Manrique, Graduate Student, National University of Saint Agustin
  • Anai Perez Manrique, Undergraduate Student, National University of Saint Agustin

Flexible and Resistant to Water Monitoring System for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Health Parameters Located Inside a Brassiere

A collaboration between:

  • Ramesh Raskar, Associate Professor, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Francisco Cuellar, Director of CETAM (Center of Advanced Technologies for Manufacturing), Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

INCA:  Ionosphere, Navigation, Communication, and Aeronomy

A collaboration between:

  • Anthea Coster, Principal Research Scientist, N/A
  • Kerri Cahoy, Assistant Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Juha VierinenResearch Scientist,
  • Edgardo Pacheco, Principal Research Scientist, Instituto Geophysico del Peru

MIT-Peru – Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) Seed Fund

Air Quality Model & Interactive Web Application for Lima, Peru - Identifying Public Health Benefits Related to Transportation Policies

A collaboration between:

  • Carlo Ratti, Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Marguerite Nyhan, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Rex BritterPrincipal Research Scientist, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Julien Noel, Professor and Department Head, Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia
  • Norvic Chicchon Ugarte, , Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia

 

2014 - 2015

MIT-Peru – Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología (UTEC) Seed Fund

Coordinated Control for Microgrids Sources

A collaboration between:

  • James Kirtley, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Jorge Elizondo, Graduate Student, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Julien Noel,  Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnológica del Perú
  • Pedro Muñoz, Undergraduate student,Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnológica del Perú
  • Anthony Flores, Undergraduate student, Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnológica del Perú

Innovative Thermal Insulation Solutions for Houses in the Andean Region

A collaboration between:

  • Leslie Norford, Professor, Architecture
  • Samuel Charca Mamani,  Professor, Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnológica del Perú

Soft Mechatronic Device for Hand Rehabilitation after Stroke

A collaboration between:

  • Hermano Krebs, Principal Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
  • Emir Vela,  Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnológica del Perú
MIT-Russia Seed Fund
2012 - 2013

 

Digital Fabrication Laboratory Network Russia

A collaboration between:

  • Neil Gershenfeld, Professor, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Vladimir Kuznetsov, Associate Professor, National University of Science and Technology MISiS

Modeling and Analysis of Collective Phenomena in Distribution Power Grids

A collaboration between:

  • Kostantin Turitsyn, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Petr Vorobev, Doctor, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Modeling Avian Influenza Dynamics in Seabirds: Uniting Both Sides of the Pacific Rim

A collaboration between:

  • Jonathan Runstadler, Assistant Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Haruko Ogawa, Associate Professor, Obihiro University of Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine
  • Alexander Shestopalov, Professor, Novosibirsl University
MIT-Spain/La Cambra de Barcelona Seed Fund
2010 - 2011

 

Soil Moisture on Planet Earth

A collaboration between:

  • Dara Entekhabi, Professor, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Maria Piles Guillem, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
  • Adriano Camps Carmona, Professor, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain

Stochastic Dynamic Models for Advanced Electric Power Systems Planning

A collaboration between:

  • Mort Webster, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Engineering Systems Division
  • Ignacio Perez-Arriaga, Professor, MIT Department of Engineering Systems Division
  • Javier Garcia Gonzalez, Tenured Assistant Professor, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain
  • Andres Ramos Galan, Tenured Full Professor, Universidad Pontificia Comillas, Spain

Development of GMI Autobiased Sensors Based on Exchange Bias Effect

A collaboration between:

  • Caroline A. Ross, Professor, MIT Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Julian Maria Gonzalez Estevez, Professor, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain
  • Carlos Garcia, Research Scientist, Universidad del Pais Vasco, Spain
2009 - 2010

 

Anomalous Transport in Random Networks

A collaboration between:

  • Ruben Juanes, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Marco Dentz, Research Professor, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Spanish National Research Council (IDÆA-CSIC), Spain
  • Jesus Carrera, Professor, Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research, Spanish National Research Council (IDÆA-CSIC), Spain

Photonic Crystals for Enhanced Thermophotovoltaics

A collaboration between:

  • Clifton G. Fonstad, Professor, MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Pablo Aitor, Postigo Research Scientist, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Spain

Vessel-like Structures: In Vitro Models to Predict Outcome of Vascular Interventions

A collaboration between:

  • Elazer R. Edelman, Professor, MIT Department of Health Sciences and Technology
  • Jose Javier Molins, Associate Professor, Institut Quimic de Sarria, Spain
  • Jordi Martorell, PhD Candidate, Institut Quimic de Sarria, Spain

Quantum Entanglement and Entanglement Entropy

A collaboration between:

  • Daniel Freedman, Professor, MIT Department of Mathematics
  • Jose Ignacio Latorre, Professor, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Graphene NEMS for Quantum Electronics and Nanosensing

A collaboration between:

  • Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Physics
  • Adrian Bachtold, Research Professor, Centre Investigacions Nanociencia Nanotecnologia (CSIC-ICN) Barcelona, Spain
2008 - 2009

Magnetic Nanostructures for Data Storage

A collaboration between:

  • Caroline Ross, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Fernando Castano, Universidad Pais Vasco

Nanophotonic Technologies for the Treatment of Atherosclerotic Plaque: Nanoparticles vs. Molecular Bioconjugates

A collaboration between:

  • Mercedes Balcells, Research Scientist, Health Sciences and Technology
  • Santiago Nonell, Professor, Institut Quimic de Sarria / Universitat Ramon Llull

Predictive Solar Cell Performance Modeling by Defect Engineering

A collaboration between:

  • Tonio Buonassisi, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Carlos del Cañizo, Profesor Titular de Universidad, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

The Role of Microbes in the Ocean Sulfur Cycle and the Role of Sulfur in Ocean Microbial Interactions: A Pioneering Microfluidic Approach
 

A collaboration between:

  • Roman Stocker, Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Rafel Simó, Senior Researcher, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)