Year Winners

2019 - 2020

De Novo Protein Design through Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Experimental Characterization

A collaboration between​:   

  • Markus Buehler, Professor & Department Head, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Shengjie Ling, ShanghaiTech University

Engineering Bilayer Graphene for Optical and Optoelectronic Devices

A collaboration between​:              

  • Long Ju, Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Xiao Li, City University of Hong Kong                              

Immune Mechanisms in Fatty Liver Diseases

A collaboration between​:              

  • Jianzhu Chen, Biology
  • Guoyue Lv, First Hospital of Jilin University             

Neuromorphic Vision System Enabled by Two-Terminal Resistive Optoelectronic Sensor and Processing Unit in Edge Computing    

A collaboration between​:

  • Jeehwan Kim, Class ‘47 Career Development Chair, Mechanical Engineering
  • Yang Chai, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University                       

Traffic Signal Optimization in Taiwan: Theory to Practice   

A collaboration between​: 

  • Cathy Wu, Gilbert W. Winslow (1937) Career Development Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Fang-Pang Lin, National Applied Research Laboratories
2018 - 2019

Building a QCP Microscope

A collaboration between​:   

  • Gunther Roland, Professor, Physics 
  • Yen-Jie Lee, Associate Professor, Physics 
  • Chia Ming Kuo, National Central University
  • Huan Zhong Huang, Fudan University      

Combined Capture-Conversion of CO2: Modeling and Interrogating the Formation 

A collaboration between​:              

  • Betar Gallant, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Lingling Zhao, Southeast University                                   

Finally Ready for Reactors: TRL-5 Liquid Metal Reactor Material Testing  

A collaboration between​:              

  • Michael Short, Associate Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering 
  • Xing Gong, Shenzhen University              

Intelligent Integrated Wireless and Fiber Access Networks beyond 5G     

  • Vincent Chan, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science  
  • Soung Liew, Chinese University of Hong Kong                        

Mechanical Properties of Red Blood Cells verses Aging   

  • Ming Dao, Principal Research Scientist, Materials Science and Engineering 
  • Xiaobo Gong, Shanghai Jiao Tong University    

Water Structure at Electrified Interfaces for Energy Conversion and Storage       

A collaboration between​:     

  • Yang Shao-Horn Professor, Mechanical Engineering 
  • Botao Huang, Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering 
  • Ying Jiang, Peking University (PKU)                                        
2017 - 2018

Archeometric

  • Antoine Allanore, Associate Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Admir Masic, Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Benjamin Sabatini, Research Affiliate, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Zhengyao Jin, The University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)

BCGHSFCTE (Biomimetic collagen-GAG-HA scaffold for cartilage tissue engineering)

  • IV Yannas, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • BP Chan, The University of Hong Kong

Engineering Living Functional Materials and Cellular Devices with Bacillus Subtilis

  • Timothy K. Lu, Associate Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Chao Zhong, ShanghaiTech University

Neuromorphic Computational Architectures: Modeling Simulation & Optimization

  • Luca Daniel, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Bertram Shi, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Novel Measures of Air Pollution's Social Costs in China: Big Data Analysis

  • Siqi Zheng, Associate Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Jianghao Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Shrinking Cities in the US and China: A Transnational Comparison

  • Brent Ryan, Associate Professor, Urban Studies and Planning
  • Ying Long, Tsinghua University
  • Shuqi Gao, Tsinghua University
2016 - 2017

Cohort-Sensitive Predictive Modeling for Greater-China Moocs

A collaboration between:

  • Una-May O’Rielly, Principle Research Scientist, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
  • Huamin Qu, Professor, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Detection, Validation and Application of Biomarkers by Bridging Engineering and Clinical Medicine

A collaboration between:

  • Jongyoon Han, Professor, Biological Engineering   
  • Wei Wang, Professor, Peking University

edX: Mandarin Chinese for Business

A collaboration between:

  • Haohsiang Liao, Senior Lecturer in Chinese , Global Studies and Languages 
  • Estella Y. M. Chen, Professor, National Chengchi University

High-Temperature Nuclear Reactor Fuel Technology for Advanced Nuclear Power Development: MIT-Tsinghua University (MIT-THU) Collaboration

A collaboration between:

  • Lin-wen Hu, Director, Research and Services, Nuclear Reactor Laboratory  
  • Jingquan Liu, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University

New Era for Ocean Resource Exploitation: A Novel Concept of Symbiotic Ocean Energy Harvest and Storage System

A collaboration between:

  • Alexander Slocum, Neil and Jane Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering, ESG Director, MacVicar Faculty Fellow, Mechanical Engineering  
  • Xingshu Zhang, Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Preventing Conflict in Asia's Maritime Disputes

A collaboration between:

  • M. Taylor Fravel, Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Xuefeng Sun, Associate Professor and Deputy Dean, Tsinghua University

Self-Assembled Topological Protein-Poly (α-amino acid) Conjugates as Synthetic Vaccines

A collaboration between:

  • Bradley Olsen, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering 
  • Hua Lu, Assistant Professor, Peking University
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

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