2020-2021 Grant Cycle

Molecular Modelling Of Psii: From Structure To Function In Natural Conditions

  • Jianshu Cao, Professor, Chemistry
  • Yuan-Chung Cheng, National Taiwan University (NTU)

 

Acrobatic Flight Control Of A Dragonfly-like Micro-aerial-robot         

  • Yufeng Chen, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Pakpong Chirarattananon, City University of Hong Kong    

 

Ridesharing And Urban Vibrancy: The Value Of Flexible Ride Service In Consumer Cities

  • Fabio Duarte, Principal Research Scientist, Urban Studies & Planning
  • Ying Long, Tsinghua University

History Of Computing From Mexico

  • Hector Beltran, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
  • Ablavi Fidele Vlavo, Universidad Iberoamericana

 

Anthropologically-informed Engineering Of Fuel Independence To Preserve Democracy And Combat Climate Change In Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

  • Manduhai Buyandelger, Associate Professor, Anthropology
  • Bum-Ochir Dulam, National University of Mongolia

 

Electronic Face-mask: Studying Mask-wearing Behaviors In Istanbul, Turkey

  • Canan Dagdeviren, Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Sondan Durukanoglu Feyiz, Kadir Has University

 

Feminicide In Latin America: Supporting Data Collection And Strengthening Civic Information Ecosystems Using Machine Learning

  • Catherine D'Ignazio, Assistant Professor, Urban Studies & Planning
  • Silvana Fumega, Iniciativa Latinoamericana por los Datos Abiertos

 

Oxybot – A Mini-plant For Ward-level Oxygen Production In Low Resource Environments

  • Nevan Hanumara, Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
  • Johnes Obungoloch, Mbarara University of Science and Technology

 

Augmented Historical Pedagogies - The Case Of Tiergarten

  • Mark Jarzombek, Professor, Architecture
  • Jorg H. Gleiter, Technical University Berlin

 

Wafer-level Packaging Of Silicon Photonic Chips

  • Lionel Kimerling, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Peter O'Brien, Tyndall National Institute

 

Designing A Revolution: Histories Of Design And Political Change In Chile

  • Eden Medina, Associate Professor, Science, Technology, and Society
  • Hugo Palmarola, Catholic University of Chile

 

Geophysical And Geochemical Monitoring Of Carbon Sequestration In Iceland

  • Shuhei Ono, Associate Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Sciences
  • Andri Stefánsson, University of Iceland

 

Workshop On Analysis Of Electron Backscattered Diffraction Data

  • Matej Pec, Victor P. Starr CD Assistant Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Sciences
  • Rüdiger Kilian, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (MLU)

 

Kolkata Jute Mills Redevelopment Project

  • Brent D. Ryan, Associate Professor, Urban Studies & Planning
  • Souvanic Roy, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur

 

Application Of Structured Light Beams In Quantum Information Science

  • Vladan Vuletic, Lester Wolfe Professor, Physics
  • Dorilian Lopez-Mago, Tecnológico de Monterrey

 

Understanding The Role Of Intestinal Ketone Bodies On The Microbiome

 

  • Omer Yilmaz, Associate Professor, Biology
  • Aysun Cebeci Aydin, Abdullah Gül University

Vertical Seismic Isolation For Next Generation Gravitational Wave Detectors

  • Peter Fritschel, Senior Research Scientist, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research
  • Joris van Heijningen, Université Catholique de Louvain

 

Tailored Zeolite Nanocrystals As Building Blocks Towards Advanced Multifunctional (Bio-)Catalysts For The Upgrading Of Bio-based Platform Chemicals

  • Yuriy Román-Leshkov, Professor, Chemical Engineering
  • Damien Debecker, Université Catholique de Louvain

 

Adjustable Capsules To Enable Oral Delivery Of Biologics Within Foam-based Drug Delivery Systems

  • Carlo Giovanni Traverso, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ana Beloqui Garcia, Université Catholique de Louvain

Field Experiment To Reduce Hiv Spread Among Chilean University Students

  • David Rand, Associate Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Denise Laroze, Universidad de Santiago de Chile

 

Structural Determination Of Lipids From Unique Antarctic Extremophiles

  • Roger Summons, Schlumberger Professor, Earth, Atmospheric, & Planetary Sciences
  • Jenny Blamey, Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Rapid Detection Of Pneumonia Associated To Covid19 By Deep Neural Networks

  • Regina Barzilay, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • David Fernando Ramirez-Moreno, Universidad Autonoma de Occidente

 

Eco-epidemiology Model Of Dengue Vulnerability

  • Leo Anthony Celi, Principal Research Scientist, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
  • Diego Lopez, Universidad del Cauca

 

Barrios 4d: Using Lidar And Machine Learning To Unravel The Mathematical Morphological Rules Of Informal Settlements In Cali, Colombia

  • Fabio Duarte, Principal Research Scientist, Urban Studies & Planning
  • Victor Romero Cano, Universidad Autonoma de Occidente

 

Sexual And Reproductive Health In Artisanal And Small-scale Gold Mining Settings

  • Amy Smith, Senior Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
  • Maria Escobar, Fundación Valle del Lili

Understanding The Effects Of Liver Circadian Rhythms In Infectious Diseases

  • Sangeeta Bhatia, John J. and Dorothy Wilson Professor of Engineering, Health Sciences and Technology & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Liliana Mancio Silva, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM)

 

Integrating Genomics Into Forestry Models For Improving Climate Prediction

  • David DesMarais, Walter Henry Gale (1929) Career Development Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Isabelle Chuine, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

 

Paris Facing The Climatic Crises Of The Little Ice Age: 15th-19th Centuries

  • Anne EC McCants, Professor, History
  • Emmanuel Garnier, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

 

Morphometrics And Paleomechanics Of Prehistoric Artifacts: A New Cross-disciplinary Technological Approach To Studying The Emergence Of Human Language

  • Christine Ortiz, Morris Cohen Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Francesco d’Errico, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), and University of Bordeaux

 

Super: Solution For Uncertainty And Personalization In Emotion Recognition

  • Rosalind Picard, Professor, Media Arts and Science
  • Christelle Godin, CEA/LETI

 

A Completely Biological And Human Heart Valve Repair Strategy For Pediatric Applications

  • Ellen Roche, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Nicolas L'Heureux, INSERM and University of Bordeaux

An Ultrasensitive And Point-of-care Test For Malaria Surveillance

  • Martha Gray, J. W. Kieckhefer Professor, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
  • Barbara Kappes, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)

Scalable Quantum Technologies Enabled By Hybrid Integration Of Quantum Dots Onto Silicon Photonics

  • Dirk Robert Englund, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Simone Luca Portalupi, University of Stuttgart

 

Biomechanical Cues As Drivers Of Clonal Evolution: How 3d-positioning Affects Cancer Cell Fate

  • Ming Guo, Class '54 Career Development Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Cristiana Lungu, University of Stuttgart

 

Hybrid Strategies For Stream Restoration

  • Heidi Nepf, Donald and Martha Harleman Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Sebastian Schwindt, Institute for Modelling Hydraulic and Environmental Systems (IWS) at the University of Stuttgart

Smart Underground Space Exploration And Analysis - Susana

  • Herbert Einstein, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Christoph Butscher, Technical University of Bergakademie Freiberg

 

Advancing Nuclear Fusion Via Machine Learning And Uncertainty Quantification

  • Robert Granetz, Principal Research Scientist, Plasma Science and Fusion Center
  • Udo Von Toussaint, Max Planck Institute For Plasma Physics

 

Machine Learning-assisted Side Channel Analysis Of Secure Hardware Systems

  • Mengjia Yan, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Jean-Pierre Seifert, Technical University of Berlin

Battery-free Machine Learning

  • Fadel Adib, Associate Professor, MIT Doherty Chair in Ocean Utilization, MIT Media Lab & Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Hamed Haddadi, Imperial College London

 

“Individual Pollution Exposure Doses” (Ipeds) - Personalized Air Quality Data For Behavioral Change And Civic Action

  • Fabio Duarte, Principal Research Scientist, Urban Studies & Planning
  • Gary Fuller, Imperial College London

 

Developing A New Technology For Low-cost Chemical Sensors For Environmental Monitoring

  • Rafael Jaramillo, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Robert Hoye, Imperial College London

 

Nasca - Nature-based Solutions For Accelerating Climate Action

  • Sergey Paltsev, Senior Research Scientist, MIT Energy Initiative
  • Joeri Rogelj, Imperial College London

 

A Systems Approach To Zero Pollution: Integrating Atmospheric Modeling And Epidemiological Modeling To Assess Societal Effects Of Mixtures

  • Noelle Selin, Associate Professor, Institute for Data, Systems, and Society & Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
  • Jessica Laine, Imperial College London

 

Green Nitrate Electrosynthesis Using Metal Oxide Electrocatalysts

  • Yang Shao-Horn, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ifan Stephens, Imperial College London

 

Magneto-optic Materials For Low Power Computing

  • Timothy Swager, John D. MacArthur Professor, Chemistry
  • Matthew Fuchter, Imperial College London

Accurate Optical Sensing For Efficient Fertilizer Use And Increased Yield In Small Farms

  • Rajeev Ram, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Rajesh Kumar, Indian Institute for Technology Ropar

Uncovering The Design Parameter Space For 3d Microwoven Materials

  • Carlos Portela, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering 
  • Igor Berinskii, Tel Aviv University

 

Thermochemistry And Irradiation Damage Of Wtacrtiv Multi-principal Element Alloys (Mpeas) As Optimized Fusion Plasma Facing Materials

  • Michael Short, Associate Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering
  • Shmuel Hayun, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

How To Stay In The Zone - Theoretically Motivated Intervention For Optimizing Attentional States

  • Pattie Maes, Professor, Media Arts and Sciences 
  • Ayelet N. Landau, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Boosting Vision On The Go - Perceptual Learning Through Visuo-motor Engagement

  • Pawan Sinha, Professor, Brain and Cognitive Sciences
  • Roy Mukamel, Tel Aviv University

Launching The Technion Center For Computational Intelligence In Medicine

  • Leo Anthony Celi, Principal Research Scientist, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
  • Joachim Behar, Technion-IIT

 

Fundamentals And Applications Of Highly-polarizable Semiconductors

  • Rafael Jaramillo, Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Omer Yaffe, Weizmann Institute of Science

 

Extreme Black Hole Accretion

  • Erin Kara, Assistant Professor, Physics
  • Iair Arcavi, Tel Aviv University

 

Digital Glass, Traditional Materials And Architectural Memory

  • Caitlin Mueller, Associate Professor, Architecture
  • Eran Sharon, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 

Nanoengineered Silk Bioelectronics

  • Kripa Varanasi, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Ulyana Shimanovich, Weizmann Institute of Science

Uncertainty Quantification And Reduced Order Modelling For Advanced Nuclear Reactors Deployment

  • Emilio Baglietto, Associate Professor, Nuclear Science & Engineering
  • Gianluigi Rozza, SISSA

 

Non-equilibrium Thermodynamics Of Dissipative Quantum Systems

  • Paola Cappellaro, Professor, Nuclear Science & Engineering & Physics
  • Andrea Trombettoni, University of Trieste

 

A Bayesian Approach For Multi-fidelity Data Assimilation And Inverse Problems Enhanced By Roms

  • Youssef Marzouk, Professor, Aeronautics and Astrophysics
  • Gianluigi Rozza, SISSA

 

Coherent Magnon Spectroscopy With Optical And Euv Transient Gratings

  • Keith Nelson, Haslam and Dewey Professor, Chemistry
  • Filippo Bencivenga, Elettra-Sincrotrone Trieste

Ecological Macroeconomics For A Resilient & Inclusive Post-covid Transition

  • Nicholas Ashford, Professor of Technology and Policy, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Tiziano Distefano, University of Pisa

 

Quantum Enhanced Techniques For Future Gravitational Wave Detectors

  • Lisa Barsotti, Principal Research Scientist, Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research
  • Francesco Fidecaro, University of Pisa

 

Enhancing Flow Boiling Chf Limits With Active And Passive Techniques

  • Matteo Bucci, Norman C. Rasmussen Assistant Professor, Nuclear Science & Engineering
  • Paolo Di Marco, University of Pisa

 

Transnational Networks And Cognitive Remittances Using Big Data And Opal

  • Alex Pentland, Toshiba Professor, Media Arts and Sciences
  • Gabriele Tomei, University of Pisa

 

Investigation Of Dynamics And Structure Of Porous Polymers For Gas Separation Using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

  • Timothy Swager, John D. MacArthur Professor, Chemistry
  • Francesca Martini, University of Pisa

Machine-learning Driven Diatom-inspired Design

  • Markus Buehler, Jerry McAfee (1940) Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Marco Santambrogio, Politecnico di Milano

 

Towards The Smart Villages Of Italy

  • Brent D. Ryan, Associate Professor, Urban Studies & Planning
  • Giovanna Fossa, Politecnico di Milano

 

Analysis And Experiments To Explore The Potential Of Paraffin And Beeswax As Fuel For Small Satellites

  • Danielle Wood, Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Sciences & Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Camilla Colombo, Politecnico di Milano

Superprotonic Conductivity In Metal-organic Frameworks For Proton-exchange Membrane Fuel Cells

  • Mircea Dinca, W. M. Keck Professor, Chemistry
  • Kyle Cordova, Royal Scientific Society

 

Ipsc And Crispr Gene Editing To Study Rare Diseases

  • Ernest Fraenkel, Professor, Biological Engineering
  • Nidaa Ababneh, University of Jordan

 

Use Of Distributed Low-cost Sensor Networks For Air Quality Monitoring In Amann, Jordan

  • Jesse Kroll, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Tareq Hussein, University of Jordan

 

Radiation Effects On Medical Devices Made By 3d Printing

  • Ju Li, Battelle Energy Alliance Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • Belal Gharaibeh, University of Jordan

 

Mapping Urban Air Quality Using Mobile Low-coast Sensors And Geospatial Techniques

  • Sarah Williams, Associate Professor, Urban Studies & Planning
  • Khaled Hazaymeh, Yarmouk University

 

Low-cost Renewable-powered Electrodialysis Desalination And Drip Irrigation

  • Amos Winter, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Samer Talozi, Jordan University of Science and Technology

Optimizing Small Modular Reactor Attributes To Support Global Decarbonization

  • Koroush Shirvan, Assistant Professor, Nuclear Science and Engineering   
  • Jeong Ik Lee, Korea Advanced Institute of Science andTechnology (KAIST)                                       

 

Raman Spectroscopy System Based On A Wavelength-tunable Laser

  • Peter So, Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Biological Engineering
  • Hongki Yoo, Korea Advanced Institute of Science andTechnology (KAIST)

Clue: Using Smartphone And Air Quality Data To Explore Endocrine Disrupting Effects Caused By Air Pollution To Women Living In Mexico

  • Fabio Duarte, Principal Research Scientist, Urban Studies & Planning
  • Roberto Zagal-Flores, Instituto Politécnico Nacional

 

Discovery Of Digital Biomarkers In Schizophrenia To Enable Global Collaborations In Mental Health And Ai

  • Elazer R Edelman, Edward J. Poitras Professor, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
  • Adolfo Guzman Arenas, Instituto Politécnico Nacional

 

Defining Single-cell Epigenetic Landscapes In The Plant Female Germline

  • Mary Gehring, Associate Professor, Biology
  • Noé Valentín Durán Figueroa, Instituto Politécnico Nacional

 

Carbon Capture Assessment For Naturally Recovering Forests In The Sierra Gorda

  • Danielle Wood, Assistant Professor, Media Arts and Sciences & Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Joaquin Salas, Instituto Politecnico Nacional

Next Generation High-temperature Electrochemical Reactors For Renewable Fuel Production And Energy Storage

  • Ahmed F. Ghoniem, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Jose Manuel Serra, Instituto de Tecnología Química, Universitat Politècnica de València, CSIC

 

Recycling And Regenerating Silk Fabrics With Optimized Fiber Spinning

  • Benedetto Marelli, Paul M Cook Career Development Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Begoña González de Prado, Universidade de Vigo

 

Streamlining The Conversion Of Wood Into Carbon Fibers

  • Gareth McKinley, SoE Professor of Teaching Innovation, Mechanical Engineering
  • Pablo Sanchez, Universidade de Vigo

 

Role Of Chipless Rfid In Efficiency Improvements Of Plastics Recycling

  • Sanjay Sarma, Fred Fort Flowers (1941) and Daniel Fort Flowers (1941) Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Daniel Valderas, Universidad de Navarra

Smarten: A Peer To Peer Communication Infrastructure For Electricity Market

  • Anuradha Annaswamy, Senior Research Scientist, Mechanical Engineering
  • Jesús Rodríguez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

 

Shrinking Electromagnetics Into A Simple Circuit: Advanced Cem Codes For 5g Applications

  • Luca Daniel, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Valentin de la Rubia, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

 

Sub-10 Ingaas Finfets For Thz

  • Jesus del Alamo, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Jesus Grajal, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

 

In Vivo Mri-based Diagnostics And Tracking Of Dementia

  • Polina Golland, Henry Ellis Warren (1894) Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Bryan Strange, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

 

Objective Evaluation Of Neurological Disorders From The Speech

  • Stefanie Shattuk-Hufnagel, Principal Research Scientist, Research Laboratory of Electronics
  • Juan Ignacio Godino Llorente, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Pre To Post: Detailed Disaster Timelines To Improve Communication

  • Miho Mazereeuw, Associate Professor, Architecture
  • Rajib Shaw, Keio University, Shonan Fujisawa Campus