Global Research

International Partners and Institutions

Our faculty in the College of Engineering at Michigan State University are working beyond individual institutions and with private sector partners across the countries. They are engaged with the following international locations:

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Funding Agency


Project Dates

Appropriate Scale Mechanization Consortium USAID Bangladesh, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso 10/01/2015-
INFEWS/T3: Rethinking Dams: Innovative hydropower solutions to achieve sustainable food and energy production, and sustainable communities National Science Foundation Brazil 01/1/2017-
Development of novel high strength biodegradable metals for temporary biomedical implants National Science Foundation Canada, Turkey 05/16/2016-
Collaborative Research on Fast Policy Evaluation Nanjing Univ of Information Science & Technology China 05/1/2016-
REWIND-Knowledge Based Engineering for Improved Reliability of Critical Wind Turbine Components European Commission (Technical Univ of Denmark) Denmark 01/1/2013-
EAGER: Predictive Entropy-based State-Space Methodologies For Early-Warning of Critical System Transitions National Science Foundation France, Greece, Spain 09/1/2015-
PIRE: Water and Commerce: Technologies to Enable environmental sustainability in global markets NSF (Duke University) France, Singapore, Turkey 01/1/2013-
Fraunhofer Center for Coating and Diamond Technologies Fraunhofer USA Germany 12/01/2002- 12/11/2017
CRII: CHS: WiFi-based Human Behavior Sensing and Recognition System for Aging in Place National Science Foundation Global 08/16/2016-
BEACON: An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action National Science Foundation Global, Tanzania 08/1/2010 -
Investigation of the fire resistance and mechanical properties of composite structures strengthened with nanomaterials
Research Grant Council Hong Kong 2015 – 2018
AFEX: A technology for addressing seasonality in access to quality cattle feed in Africa and India Gates, Bill and Melinda Foundation India 04/1/2016-
Rapid in-field malaria diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring using a mobile phone National Institutes of Health NIH/PHS Malawi 01/1/2015-
Low Cost Skin Patch to Rapidly and Safely Detect Malaria Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Malawi 06/1/2016-
Higher Ed Solutions Network Global Center for Food System Innovation USAID Innovation Lab Malawi, Zambia 03/8/2013-
International Partnership on Membrane Processes for Research and Educational Excellence (MEMPREX) Research Council of Norway Norway w/Canada, China, & Japan 2017-2021
Guidelines for enhancing the performance of FRP-strengthened concrete beams under fire and harsh environment exposures
Qatar National Research Foundation Qatar 2016 – 2019
Family Smoking Cessation in Romania Using Pregnancy as a Window of Opportunity National Institutes of Health NIH/PHS Romania 12/1/2014-
Life safety and structural fire safety of mega underground National Research Foundation Singapore 2014 – 2018
Development of liquid nitrogen based cryogenic machining technology and system for titanium and CGI machining Korea Evaluation Inst of Industrial Technology South Korea 06/1/2014-
Engineering Ethics in Tunisia Science Studies, Michigan State University Tunisia 2015-2017

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