Asia Research Collaboration Grant Awardees

Fall 2019 Awardees

Cecire, Kenneth
Wayne, Mitchell

Department: Physics and Notre Dame QuarkNet Center
Research: Notre Dame – Masterclasses Across the Pacific
Partner Institutions: Tohoku University, Japan Chinese University of Hong Kong, Macao Science Center China National Central University, Taiwan

Iyer, Lakshmi

Department: Economics and Keough School of Global Affairs
Research: No Taxation without Representation? Evidence from Indian Municipal Boards
Partner Institutions: Gokhale Institute for Politics and Economics, India

Jemcov, Aleksander
Sakaue, Hirotaka

Department: Areospace and Mechanical Engineering
Research: Numerical and Experimental Approaches to Aerodynamic Heating in Hypersonic Flow
Partner Institutions: University of Tokyo, Japan

2018-2019 Awardees

Balsara, Dinshaw

Department: Physics and Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
Research: Renewal: Computational Astrophysics and Computational Math of Rarefied Plasmas
Partner Institutions: TIFR-Bangalore and IIT-Delhi, India

Cai, Liang

Department: History
Research: Exercising Power in Early Empires: Bureaucratic Hierarchy, Legal System, and Virtue
Partner Institutions: Peking University, Hong Kong Baptist University, China

Fay, Patrick
Datta, Suman

Department: Electrical Engineering
Research: International Collaboration in Advanced Electronics:  University of Notre Dame and Peking University
Partner Institutions: Peking University, China

Garg, Umesh

Department: Physics
Research: Collaboration with Scientists in India in Nuclear Physics and the Notre Dame-India Workshop on Exotic Nuclear Structures and Nuclear Astrophysics
Partner Institutions: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, UGC DAE CSR, Kolkata Centre, Cluster University, India

Koepfli, Cristian

Department: Biological Sciences & Eck Institute for Global Health
Research: Highly Multiplexed ddPCR-Amplicon-Sequencing for Broad-Scale Infectious Disease Diagnosis in Bangladesh
Partner Institutions: icddr, b, Bangladesh

Muller, Marc
Bolster, Diogo
Tank, Jennifer

Department: Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences
Research: Towards an Early Warning System for Cholera Outbreaks in Bangladesh: A Collaborative Field Campaign
Partner Institutions: Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh

Oka, Rahul
Sheridan, Susan G.

Department: Anthropology
Research: International Collaborative Research on Exchange, Interaction, and Global Business/Commerce in the Western Indian Ocean, Mumbai Global Center
Partner Institutions: University of Mumbai and Deccan College, India

Onyango, John

Department: School of Architecture
Research: Sustainability Performances of Guttu Building Typology of Southern India [SuPerGuttu]
Partner Institutions: BMS School of Architecture, Bangalore, India

Ostermann, Susan L.
Kowalski, Julia

Department: Keough School of Global Affairs
Research: Self-Selection Bias and Women’s Under-Representation in Indian Electoral Politics
Partner Institutions: Ashoka University, India

Sakaue, Hirotaka

Department: Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Research: Luminescent Chemical Sensor over Free Flight Object in Ballistic Range Facility for Capturing Temporal and Spatial Pressure – An international collaboration initiative leveraging world-class flow physics
Partner Institutions: Tohoku University, Japan

Shi, Yiyu

Department: Computer Science and Engineering
Research: Prototyping and Evaluation of Millimeter Scale Smart Particles for Assessment of Soil Liquefaction during Earthquakes
Partner Institutions: Tsinghua University and China Geological Survey, China

2017-2018  Awardees


Department: Physics & Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
Research: Computational Astrophysics and Computational Math of Rarefied Plasmas
Partner Institutions: TIFR-Bangalore and IIT-Delhi, India

Chang, Hsueh-Chia
Senapati, Satyajyoti

Department: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research: Assessing Manufacturability and Market Feasibility of a Diagnostic Device for Detection of Genetically Modified Crops – A Collaboration with Yuan Ze University
Partner Institution: Yuan-Ze University, Taiwan

Gao, Haifeng

Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research: Developing Nanostructured Polymersome via Supramolecular Assembly of Dendritic Polymers for Targeted Diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer
Partner Institution: Tsinghua University, China

Gao, Pengjie

Department: Finance, Mendoza College of Business
Research: Contracting with Behaviorally Based Investors: Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment
Partner Institutions: Tsinghua University, China

Garg, Umesh 

Department: Physics
Research: Collaboration with Scientists in China in Nuclear Structure Physics and the Notre Dame-China Workshops on Exotic Stuctures in Nuclei
Partner Institutions: Peking University, Tsinghua University, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Institute of Modern Physics, Lanzhou, and the University of Hong Kong, China

Hu, Xiaobo Sharon 

Department: Computer Science and Engineering
Research: From Emerging Devices to Emerging Applications: Cross-Layer Design and Benchmarking
Partner Institutions: Tsinghua University, Zhejiang University, Beihang University, National Chiao Tung University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Manukyan, Khachatur 

Department: Physics 
Research: Next-Generation Materials for Exhaust Gas Pollutant Control
Partner Institution: University of Hong Kong, China

Mirza, Mahan 

Departments: Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs, 
Research: Proposal to Collaborate with Scholars from India and Pakistan to Advance Conversation between Traditional Learning and New Knowledge in Madrasa Discourses
Partner Institutions: Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, India; Gift University Pakistan, Pakistan

Shi, Yiyu 

Department: Computer Science and Engineering, 
Research: Smart Sands: Exploring Millimeter Scale Smart Particles for Assessment of Soil Liquefaction during Earthquakes
Partner Institutions: Tsinghua University, Institute of Microelectronics, and China Geological Survey, China

Wang, Chaoli
Schiavazzi, Daniele

Department: Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistic, Computer Science & Engineering
Research: SurfRiver: A Novel Framework for Comparative Analysis and Visualization of Flow Surfaces
Partner Institution: Zhejiang University, China

Zabaras, Nicholas 

Department: Center for Informatics and Computational Science,
Research: University of Hong Kong–University of Notre Dame Scientific Symposium on Mathematical, Statistical and Big-Data Challenges for Predictive Modeling of Complex Systems
Partner Institution: University of Hong Kong, China