International 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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Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance (FANTA III) Family Health International / Agency for International Development Bangladesh, USAID, Gautemala, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda 01/01/2012- 12/31/2016
Fingerprint Capture of Juveniles Using Smartphones VaxTrac/Gates, Bill and Melinda Foundation Benin 10/15/2013- 10/01/2014
Measurement Science of Biometrics National Institute of Standards & Technology China 08/16/2011- 08/15/2014
Cloud-based Water Resources Simulations National Science Foundation China 06/01/2013- 11/31/2013
Measurement Science of Biometrics (Phase III) National Institute of Standards & Technology China 08/16/2011- 08/15/2014
CDI-Type II: Collaborative Research: VolcanoSRI: 4D Volcano Tomography in a Large-Scale Sensor Network National Science Foundation Ecuador 09/01/2011- 08/31/2015
Collaborative Research: Virus Removal in Membrane Bioreactors: Role of Virus Aggregation and Adhesion National Science Foundation France 01/01/2013- 12/31/2015
PIRE: Water and Commerce: Technologies to Enable environmental sustainability in global markets National Science Foundation France, Turkey, Singapore 01/01/2013- 12/31/2017
Fraunhofer Research Center for Coating and Laser Applications Fraunhofer USA Germany 12/01/2002- 12/11/2009
Materials World Network: Understanding the Microstructural Evolution and Deformation Behavior in Mg-Mn-RE Alloys National Science Foundation Germany 08/15/2011- 07/31/2015
Materials World Network: Characterization and Modeling of the Interplay between Grain Boundaries andHeterogeneous Plasticity in Titanium National Science Foundation Germany 09/01/2011- 08/31/2015
International: Research in Nondestructive Evaluation Technologies National Science Foundation India 05/01/2011- 04/30/2015
Support for Student Participation in ACM International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces  (IUI) 2014 National Science Foundation Israel 12/15/2013- 02/28/2015
Capacity Building in Pakistan for Fire Risk Management National Academy of Sciences Pakistan 10/01/2013- 09/30/2014
Quasi-Z Source Inverter based Cascade Multilevel Photovoltaic Power Generation System Qatar Foundation Qatar 12/01/2010- 03/30/2014
Complex Material Response Described by Continuum Mechanics with a Deformation Gradient Product Decomposition that has Novel Hyperelastic Implications Carnegie Mellon University Qatar 04/-1/2012- 03/31/2015
New Mathematical Models for the Large Strain Swelling Response of Biological Tissues Carnegie Mellon University Qatar 04/01/2012- 03/31/2015
Integrating bacteriophage and membrane separation knowledge bases to ensure microbiological safety of water supply Civilian Research and Development Foundation/Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation/Georgian Research and Development Foundation Republic of Georgia 01/13/2014- 03/12/2015
Ensuring Microbiological Safety of Water: Bacteriophages as Human Virus surrogates Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar program Republic of Georgia 2014-2016
Training and Research in Environmental Health in the Balkans National Institute of Health Romania, Serbia, Bulgaria 05/01/2010- 04/30/2015
Development of liquid nitrogen based cryogenic machining technology and system for titanium and CGI machining Korea Institute of Industrial Technology South Korea 06/01/2014- 05/31/2019
GOALI: Reliability Enhancement of Electric Drive Systems through Failure Prognosis and Fault Mitigation National Science Foundation Spain 08/15/2011- 07/31/2015
Understanding and Modulation of Interfacial Properties within Plant Cell Wall Pores to Facilitate Enzymatic Deconstruction and Conversion to Biofuels National Science Foundation Sweden 01/01/2014- 12/31/2016
BEACON: An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution in Action National Science Foundation Tanzania 09/01/2010- 07/31/2015

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