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Active Flagship Research Projects

The Flagship Research Projects are a mechanism for collaborative research between Masdar Institute and MIT. Designed to bring together teams of faculty from both Masdar Institute and MIT to address key strategic research areas, the intent is to build critical mass, make sizeable research impact, and potentially evolve into full-fledged research centers.


Development of Advanced Microclimate and Urban Energy Analysis Modeling Environment and Its Validation by Wide Area Sensor Networks and Remote Sensing for Future Adaptation of Urban Infrastructure
Investigators at MIT: Professors Les Norford, Christoph Reinhart, and Steven Leeb
Investigators at Masdar Institute: Professors Prashanth Reddy Marpu, Zeyar Aung, Sid Chi-Kin Chau, and Afshin  Afshari

MUSES: Multi-Use Space Energy Systems
Investigators at MIT: Professors Steven Leeb, James Kirtley, David Perreault
Investigators at Masdar Institute: Professors Hatem Zeineldin, Mohamed Elmoursi Vinod Khadkikar, Mohamed Al Hosani

High Efficiency, Lightweight, Radiation-Resistant Space Solar Cells Enabled by 2D Material Based Layer Transfer (2DLT)
Investigators at MIT: Professors Jeehwan Kim, Eugene Fitzgerald, Jeffrey Grossman
Investigators at Masdar Institute: Professors Ibraheem Almansouri, Matteo Chiesa, Kin Liao

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