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Completed Research Projects

Many research projects have been completed. These are listed below.


Computing and Information Science

Data Mining for Smart Grids
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor John Williams
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Zeyar Aung

Influencing Collective Human Behavior Using Distributed Intelligent Systems
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Alex Pentland
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Iyad Rahwan

Intelligent Devices for Smart Power Grids
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Munther A. Dahleh
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Jacob W. Crandall

Requirements Engineering for Software-Based Sustainable Systems
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Olivier L. de Weck
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Davor Svetinovic

Technology Forecasting Using Data Mining and Semantics
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Stuart Madnick
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Wei Lee Woon


Electrical Power Engineering

Application Power System Planning with Intregrated Renewal Energy Resources
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor James Kirtley
Principal Investigators at Masdar Institute: Professor Scott Kennedy, Professor Hatem Zeineldin

Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Power Systems: Modeling and Topology Studies
Principal Investigators at MIT: Professor James Kirtley, Professor David Perreault
Principal Investigators at Masdar Institute: Professor Vinod Khadkikar, Professor Weidong Xiao

Sustainable Networks: From Smart Grids to Green Robust Information Networks
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Eytan Modiano
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Sid Chi-Kin Chau


Engineering Systems and Management

Commercial Aviation in a Carbon Constrained Future: Effective Technological, Operational and Policy Responses from an Enterprise of Enterprises View
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor R. John Hansman
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Sgouris Sgouridis

The Development of Innovative Industries and the Role of Public Research Institutions: The Case of Renewable Energy
Principal Investigators at MIT: Professor Richard K. Lester, Professor Michael J. Piore
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Georgeta Vidican

Modeling and Predicting the Cost of Climate Change on Health in the Middle East, South Asia, and Africa
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Michael Greenstone
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor I-Tsung Tsai

Modeling Technology Policy for Energy and Water: Applications and Extensions of System Dynamics
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Nazli Choucri
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Toufic Mezher

Sustainable Healthy Living: Developing Early Warning Markers and Health Monitoring Tools for Chronic Diseases Using Mobile Monitoring Technology
Principal Investigators at MIT: Professor Kent Larson, Professor Alex Pentland
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Inas Khayal

Sustainable Supply Chain Networks Design: Recycling and Waste Management Systems
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor David Simchi-Levi
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute Professor Ali Diabat


Materials Science and Engineering

Computational Methods to Analyze Microbial Community Resilience in Bioenergy Systems with Application to Algae-Based Biofuels
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Martin Polz
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Andreas Henschel

Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Solar Cells
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Silvija Gradecak
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Amal Al Ghaferi

Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells: Innovative Design and Manufacturing Concepts
Principal Investigators at MIT: Professors Mary Boyce, Paula Hammond, Yang Shao-Horn
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Dean Marwan Khraisheh

Solar Spectral Splitting Parallel Multi Junction High Efficiency Concentrating Photovoltaics (S3PMcpv)
Principal Investigators at MIT: Dr. Jurgen Michel, Professor Lionel Kimerling
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Marco Stefancich

Thin Cost-effective Silicon Wafers for Heterojunction Based Photovoltaic Devices: High Throughput Surface Passivation
Principal Investigators at MIT: Professor Tonio Buonassisi and Professor Harry Tuller
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Adel Gougam

Towards Very High-Performance Thin Film Photovoltaic Cells: Designs and Implementations
Principal Investigators at MIT: Professor L.C. Kimerling, Dr. J. Michel
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Mahieddine Emziane/Matteo Chiesa

Novel Method Biofuels Production from Cellulosic Waste
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Charles Cooney
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Raed Hashaikeh


Mechanical Engineering

CO2 Capture by Using Chemical Looping Combustion (CLC)
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Ahmed Ghoniem
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Tariq Shamim

High-Concentration Solar Electric/Thermal Cogeneration System: Optimal Design, Transient Analysis, and Prototype Unit Development
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Evelyn N. Wang
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Tiejun Zhang

A High Efficiency and Environmentally Friendly Nuclear Reactor for Electricity and Hydrogen
Principal Investigators at MIT: Professor Mujid S. Kazimi, Dr. Pavel Hejzlar
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Youssef Shatilla

Low Energy Future for the Built Environment
Principal Investigators at MIT: Professor Leon Glicksman, ProfessorLeslie K. Norford
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Peter R. Armstrong

Reliable Power Grid Operation & Control in the Presence of Increasing Penetration of Variable Energy Resources
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Kamal Youcef-Toumi
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Amro M. Farid

Solar Thermoelectric Energy Conversion: Fundamentals and Applications
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Gang Chen
Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Matteo Chiesa

Hydrodynamics of Wave Power Extraction
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Chiang C. Mei
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Ali Tabaei

Low Energy Future for the Built Environment
Principal Investigators at MIT: Professor Leon Glicksman, Professor Leslie K. Norford
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Peter R. Armstrong

Renewable Energy and Fuels from Waste: Thermochemical Pathways
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Ahmed Ghoniem
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Isam Janajreh


Microsystems Engineering

CAD Methodologies in Tools for Variations-Aware Minimum Energy Design of Nanoelectronic Circuits and Systems
Principal Investigators at MIT: Professor Duane Boning, Professor Luca Daniel
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Ibrahim Elfadel

Design of Ultra-Low Power Variation Aware, Time-Interleaved A/D Converters
Principal Investigators at MIT: Professor Duane Boning, Professor Hae-Seung Lee
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Ibrahim Elfadel

Design Strategies for Very High Data Rate Short Range Wireless Communication Links
Principal Investigators at MIT: Professors Hae-Seung Lee, Gregory Wornell, Lizhong Zheng
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Ayman Shabra

Electronic-Photonic Integrated Circuits
Principal Investigators at MIT: Professor Vladimir Stojanović, Professor Franz Kärtner
Principal Investigators at Masdar Institute: Professor Anatoly Khilo

Energy Efficient Wearable Sensor with Body Area Network
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Anantha Chandrakasan
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Jerald Yoo

Infrared Quantum Dot Light Source on a CMOS Compatible Platform for Gas and Chemical Sensing
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Lionel Kimerling
Principal Research Scientist at MIT: Dr. Anu Agarwal
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Clara Dimas

Optical Signal Generation, Processing and Detection at Extended IR Wavelengths
Principal Investigators at MIT: Professor Erich P. Ippen, Professor Leslie A. Koldziejski
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Jaime Viegas

Piezoelectric Transducers for Advanced Ultrasound Imaging Systems and Energy Harvesting
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Sang-Gook Kim
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Firas N. Sammoura

Thin Film Photovoltaics
Principal Investigators at MIT: Professor Judy Hoyt, Professor Dimitri Antoniadis
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Ammar Nayfeh


Water and Environmental Engineering

Atmospheric Circulation Signatures of the Space-Time Water Resources Distribution across Arid and Semi-Arid Middle Eastern Climates
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Dara Entekhabi
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Annalisa Molini

Developing Pre-Launch Experiments for Arid and Semi-Arid Land Environments to the Future NASA Soil Moisture Active and Passive (SMAP) Satellite Mission
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Dara Entekhabi
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Hosni Ghedira

Development of New Sorbents Systems for CO2 Post-Combustion Capture
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor T. Alan Hatton
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Mohammad Abu Zahra

Development of Renewable Energy Powered Membrane Distillation Process
Principal Investigators at MIT: Professor John H. Lienhard, Professor Greg Rutledge
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Hassan A. Arafat

Engineering Open Anaerobic Microbial Fermentations for Conversion of Organic Waste into Biofuel
Principal Investigators at MIT: Professor Gregory Stephanopoulos, Professor Eric Alm
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Jorge Rodriguez

Experimental and Computational Studies of CO2 Sequestration Processes in Deformable Porous Media
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Ruben Juanes
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Mohammad Sassi

Photoreception and Regulation of Carbon Metabolism of a Prochloroccus Originating from the Arabian Sea: A Model Organism for Developing Bioenergy Systems
Principal Investigators at MIT: Professor Sallie Chisholm
Principal Investigators at Masdar Institute: Professor Lina Yousef

Water Treatment and Electricity Generation Using Renewable Materials: The Role of Biologically-Mediated Pathways
Principal Investigator at MIT: Professor Gregory N. Stephanopoulos
Principal Investigator at Masdar Institute: Professor Farrukh Ahmad

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