2020-2021 MIT-Zuckerman STEM fund winners

Announcing the 2020-2021 winners of the MIT-Zuckerman STEM fund. This strategic partnership enhances collaboration and deepens relations between Israel and the US—the core vision of the Zuckerman Institute.

Nanoengineered Silk Bioelectronics
Kripa Varanasi of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the School of Engineering at MIT will collaborate with Ulyana Shimanovich of the Faculty of Chemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science.


Launching the Technion Center for Computational Intelligence in Medicine
Leo Anthony Celi of the Institute for Medical Engineering and Science in the School of Engineering at MIT will collaborate with Joachim Behar of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.


Extreme Black Hole Accretion
Erin Kara of the Department of Physics in the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at MIT will collaborate with Iair Arcavi of the Faculty of Exact Sciences at Tel Aviv University.


Fundamentals and Applications of Highly-Polarizable Semiconductors
Rafael Jaramillo of the Materials Science and Engineering Department in the School of Engineering at MIT will collaborate with Omer Yaffe of the Faculty of Chemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science.


Digital Glass, Traditional Materials and Architectural Memory
Caitlin Mueller of the Department of Architecture in the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT will collaborate with Eran Ehrlich of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


Boosting Vision on the Go—Perceptual Learning Through Visuo-Motor Engagement
Pawan Sinha of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences in the School of Science at MIT will collaborate with Roy Mukamel of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Tel Aviv University (Jointly funded with the MIT-Israel Broshy Brain and Cognitive Sciences Fund)

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