Year Winners

2017 - 2018

MIT-Spain “la Caixa” Foundation Seed Fund

Architecture at the nanoscale: Building pores for next-generation catalysis

  • Yuriy Roman, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Manuel Moliner, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Bioengineering Against Cancer

  • Roger Kamm, Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Josep Samitier, Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC)

Chalcogenide Ferroelectric Materials for Solar Energy Conversion

  • Rafael Jaramillo, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Ignasi Fina Martínez, Institute of Material Science of Barcelona

Ear Project

  • Mercedes Balcells-Camps, Principal Research Scientist, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
  • Santi Nonell, Ramon Llull University
  • Martí Lecina Veciana, Ramon Llull University

Genomics Computations using Flash and Accelerators

  • Arvind Mithal, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • David Carrera, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Integrated Characterization For Calcific Aortic Stenosis Will Change Treatment Strategies

  • Elazer Edelman, Professor, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
  • Jose Maria De la Torre Hernandez, Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital
  • Tamara Garcia Camarero, Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital
  • Gabriela Veiga Fernández, Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital

Metallic porous electrodes for redox flow batteries

  • Fikile Brushett, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Antoni Forner Cuenca, Postdoctoral Fellow, Chemical Engineering
  • Javier García Martínez, University of Alicante

Multi-Qubit Couplings in Superconducting Quantum Circuits

  • William D. Oliver, Professor, Physics
  • Simon Gustavsson, Principal Research Scientist, Physics
  • Pol Forn-Díaz, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

MyBubble: Influence of Algorithms in Users Filter Bubbles

  • Iyad Rahwan, Associate Professor, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Manuel Cebrian, Senior Research Scientist, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Esteban Moro, Visiting Professor, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Andrés Abeliuk, Postdoctoral Associate, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Antonio Fernández Anta, IMDEA Networks Institute
  • Rubén Cuevas, Charles III University of Madrid
  • Ángel Cuevas, Charles III University of Madrid

New antimicrobial systems to combat antibiotic resistant infections

  • Timothy K. Lu, Associate Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Cesar de la Fuente, Postdoctoral Associate, Biological Engineering
  • Alexandra Muñoz Bonilla, Spanish National Research Council
  • Marta Fernández-García, Spanish National Research Council
  • Daniel López García, Spanish National Research Council
  • Rocío Cuervo-Rodríguez, Complutense University of Madrid

Robust Optimal Reliable Control of Green Energy Systems

  • Richard Braatz, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Carlos Ocampo-Martinez, Polytechnic University of Catalonia

Smart Lightning Protection Systems for Wind Turbines and Aircraft

  • Manuel Martinez-Sanchez, Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Carmen Guerra-Garcia, Assistant Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Joan Montanya, Polytechnic University of Catalonia

MIT-Spain INDITEX Sustainability Seed Fund

Data-driven Catalyst Design

  • Rafael Gomez-Bombarelli, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Avelino Corma-Canós, Polytechnical University of Valencia

Design And Multiscale Modeling Of Sustainable Bioinspired Nanocomposites That mimic hierarchical natural materials

  • Markus Buehler, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Jose Dobado, University of Granada

Harnessing of Crushed Recycled Buttons in Textile Sandblasting

  • Elsa A. Olivetti, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Cristina Peña-Rodriguez, University of the Basque Country
  • Juan Luis Osa, University of the Basque Country

Recycling of textile fibers using ionic solutions

  • McKinley Gareth, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • José L. Legido, University of Vigo
  • Agilio Pádua, Blaise Pascal University

 

MIT-Spain - Universidad Politecnica de Madrid Seed Fund

Deep Learning and Molecular Dynamics Simulations for the Design of New Amorphous Organic Materials for Charge and Energy Transfer Application

  • Rafael Gomez-Bombarelli, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Salvador Leon-Cabanillas, Technical University of Madrid

Defect-Tolerant Silicon Wafers for Very-Thin High-Efficiency Solar Cells

  • Tonio Buonassisi, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ian Marius Peters, PhD Student, Mechanical Engineering
  • Carlos del Canizo, Technical University of Madrid

Drone Autonomy

  • Jonathan How, Professor, Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Pascual Campoy, Technical University of Madrid

Objective Evaluation of Parkinson Disease and other Parkinsonisms from the speech

  • Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, Principal Research Scientist, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Juan Ignacio Godino Llorente, Technical University of Madrid

Second Generation URANS Modeling for Clean Transportation

  • Emilio Baglietto, Associate Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Javier Garcia, Technical University of Madrid
  • Jorge Muñoz, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

 

2016 - 2017

MIT-Spain - CEI Moncloa Seed Fund

BALLISTIC TRANSPORT IN SELF-ALIGNED SUB-10 nm InGaAs FinFETs

A collaboration between:

  • Jesus del Alamo, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science 
  • Jesus Grajal, Associate Professor, Technical University of Madrid

MISTI Madrid: Towards a Clinical System for Data Linkage and Collaboration

A collaboration between:

  • Leo Anthony Celi, Principal Research Scientist, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
  • Maria Teresa Arredondo, Professor (UPM) and Director (Life Supporting Tech.), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Predicting Multiphase Flow in Porous Media at the Pore Scale

A collaboration between:

  • Ruben Juanes, ARCO Associate Professor in Energy Studies, Civil and Environmental Engineering  
  • Luis Cueto-Felgueroso, Research Scientist, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

Tile Vaulting for Low Carbon Construction

A collaboration between:

  • John Ochsendorf, Class of 1942 Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering 
  • Santiago Huerta Fernandez, Professor, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
2010 - 2011

MIT-Spain/La Cambra de Barcelona Seed Fund

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

MIT-Spain/La Cambra de Barcelona Seed Fund

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

MIT-Spain/La Cambra de Barcelona Seed Fund

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)

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