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MIT Skoltech Program Issues Call for Pilot Grant Proposals 2022

After the 2020 successful round of pilot grants, the MIT Skoltech Program is calling for another round of proposals from MIT Principal Investigators from any of the Institute’s schools, departments, laboratories, or centers. The call especially encourages applications for innovative projects that have the potential to benefit the development of Skoltech, as well as renewal applications to allow for the continuation of research projects that were funded in the first round of MIT Skoltech Program pilot grants. The call is open now through November 15, 2021. Read more about Pilot Grants proposals requirements

Engineers Report Major Advance in Creating New Family of Semiconductor Materials

MIT engineers report creating the first high-quality thin films of a new family of semiconductor materials. The feat, which lead researcher Rafael Jaramillo refers to as his “white whale” because of his obsession in pursuing it over the years, has the potential to impact multiple fields of technology. The research was in part supported by the MIT-Skoltech Next Generation Program. Read full article “Engineers Report Major Advance in Creating New Family of Semiconductor Materials”

MIT Skoltech Next Generation Program 4th Call for Proposals

Skoltech and MIT announce the 4th Call for Proposals for the Next Generation Program (NGP) consisting of joint research projects. This call is for faculty-initiated projects in research, education, and/or innovation. A team jointly led by a PI from Skoltech and a PI from MIT may submit a single, integrated proposal. For more information on applicable research areas and how to apply can be found here. 

Nano flashlight could allow future cell phones to detect viruses, more

Design of miniature optical systems enables new applications of light. In work that could turn cell phones into sensors capable of detecting viruses and other minuscule objects, MIT researchers have built a powerful nanoscale flashlight on a chip. This research was supported in part by the MIT Skoltech Program. Read full article “Nano flashlight could allow future cell phones to detect viruses, more”

How to prevent short-circuiting in next-gen lithium batteries

The research by MIT graduate student Richard Park, professors Yet-Ming Chiang and Craig Carter, and seven others at MIT, Texas A&M University, Brown University, and Carnegie Mellon University resulted in new findings that may help unleash the potential of high-powered, solid-electrolyte lithium batteries. The research was in part supported by the MIT-Skoltech Next Generation Program. Read full article “How to prevent short-circuiting in next-gen lithium batteries” 

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