Research Projects Portfolio

 

2023-2024:
Dual-envelope multifunctional textiles (co-PI)
Funding: Office of Naval Research Global

2019-2024:
Near-field radiative heat transfer and energy conversion in nanogaps of nano- and meta-structured materials (co-PI)
FundingUS Army Research Office - MURI

2023-2025:
Additive manufacturing of materials for atmospheric water harvesting (PI)
Funding: MISTI Global Funds - Israel

2023-2025:
Straintronic engineering of self-powered flexoelectric photodetectors (PI)
Funding: MISTI Global Funds - Poland

2023-2025:
Interaction of ionizing radiation with strain-engineered materials (PI)
Funding: MISTI Global Funds - Czech Republic

2023-2024:
Development of multifunctional fibers and fabrics for healthcare wearables​ (PI)
Funding: Colorchain, Inc

2023-2024:
Development of advanced cooling and functional materials for automotive (PI)
Funding: Seoyon E-Hwa

2021-2023:
Thermal control and energy storage in composite phase-change fiber-based polymer materials (PI)
Funding: MIT-SUSTech 
Center for Mechanical Engineering Research and Education 

2021-2024:
SVETEX: Temperature modulating smart multi-functional fabric for enhanced warfighter helmet cooling (co-PI)
Funding: US Navy SBIR with Neramco LLC (SBIR Phase I&II)

2022-2023:
MITx course: Fiber & Textile Engineering (PI)
Funding: MITx Committee

2022-2023:
Accelerating numerical analysis of electromagnetic propagation via deep learning and adjoint optimization (PI)
FundingKorean Research and Development Program for ICT and Broadcasting

2022-2022:
Novel high performance oriented films for ballistic protection (co-PI)
Funding: US Army with LaunchBay Inc. (STTR Phase I)

2021-2022:
SMAG-enabled water generation via passive atmospheric water extraction (co-PI)
FundingDARPA-AWE

2021-2022:
Artificial intelligence-based optical design algorithm for AR/VR devices (PI)

FundingKorean Research and Development Program for ICT and Broadcasting

2021-2023:
Simulation and optimization of multifunctional composite polyethylene-based materials for radiation shielding (PI)
FundingCosmic Shielding Corporation

2020-2023:
Fundamental studies on heat conduction in polymers (PI)
FundingDOE/Office of Science Program Office: Basic Energy Science

2020-2022:
Novel sustainable fibers for cooling fabrics (co-PI)

FundingAdvanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) STTR Phase II

2020-2022:
Harnessing flexoelectricity for broadband photo-detection and energy generation (PI)
Funding: MIT Lincoln Laboratory Advanced Concepts Committee

2018-2022:
Thermal management of fibers and films: smart textile platforms for heating, cooling, and signature (PI)
Funding: US Army via CCDC Soldier Center & MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (6.2)

2019-2021:
Antimicrobial and easy-care performance of sustainable SmartPE polyethylene fabrics (PI)

FundingMIT Deshpande Center

2019-2022:
Optical Metamaterials (PI)
FundingUS Army via CCDC Soldier Center & MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (6.1)

2019-2020:
Passive solar cooling via engineered optical and evaporation phenomena (PI)

FundingMIT MISTI Global Seed Fund 

2019-2020:
"Anti-glass" - thin-film passive radiative cooling devices
 (PI)
FundingUNSW-USA Networks of Excellence 

2019-2019:
SmartPE fabrics development (PI)

FundingAdvanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)

2014-2017:
Spectrally-tunable far-field thermal radiation extraction from micro- & nano-structures (co-PI)

FundingUS Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences (DOE-BES)

2014-2017:
Full-spectrum stacked solar-thermal and PV receiver (co-PI)
FundingUS Department of Energy (DOE-ARPA-E)

2006-2008:
Micro- and nano-cavity structures for imaging, biosensing and novel materials (PI)
Funding: North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

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