Pilot Grants 2020

MIT Skoltech Program Awards Pilot Grants 2020 Funding 

The MIT Skoltech Program awarded in excess of $2,000,000 in Pilot Grant Funding to 11 projects for 2 years. The grants were awarded to researchers from 8 MIT departments, representing 4 schools.

The call for proposals by the MIT Skoltech Program welcomed submissions for innovative projects that include collaboration with Skoltech faculty.The MIT Skoltech Pilot grants awardees address a wide range of topics:

Leveraging TREM2 as a molecular target in macrophage immunotherapy

PI: Bryan Bryson, Department of Biological Engineering, MIT
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Developing Carbon-Neutral Aluminum/Cellulose Fuels for Clean Energy Conversion

PI: Sili Deng, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
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Co-production of Value Added Chemicals and Electricity via Electrochemical Oxidative Coupling of Methane

PI: Bilge Yildiz , Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT
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Increasing Safety in Human-Robot Collaboration with a Re-Programmable Multi-Color Robot Skin

PI: Stefanie Mueller, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT
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Reconfigurable nonlinear meta-mixers

PI: Juejun Hu, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, MIT
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Fundamental Optical Properties and Device Applications of High-Quality Graphene in the THz range

PI: Long Ju, Department of Physics, MIT
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Urban change, climate change, and climate adaptation in the Russian Arctic

PI: Brent D. Ryan, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
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Using synthetic chemistry to probe the structure-biology interface of DNA modification

PI: John M. Essigmann, Departments of Chemistry and Biological Engineering, MIT
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Laser beam shaping and hydrogels - enhancing laser ultrasound for translation into clinical use

PI: Brian Anthony, Department of Mechanical Engineering, MIT
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Drivers of Enzymatic Catalysis

PI: Bruce Tidor, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, MIT
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Bringing Advanced Russian Language to MIT

PI: Elizabeth Wood, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, MIT
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