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Collaborative Research Grants Selected for Funding (Cycle 19)

Congratulations to the below PIs whose collaborative projects have been selected for Cycle 19 funding! These projects are being funded on the Egyptian side by the Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF) and on the U.S. side by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). 

Bringing Next-Generation Breeding into Aquaculture

Mohamed Salem, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Ayman Ammar, The Agricultural Research Center, Egypt


Enhancing Resource Recovery and Improving Wastewater Reuse Through Synergistic Cooperation Between Bioelectrochemical Systems and Forward Osmosis

Zhen He, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

Salah Hassouna, Alexandria University, Egypt


Genomic Markers for Drug Resistance of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis in Egypt

Adel Talaat, University of Wisconsin – Madison, WI

Amani El-Kholy, Cairo University, Egypt


Improving Drought Tolerance of Egyptian Wheat Cultivars via Newly Developed Dwarfing Genes

Kulvinder Gill, Geneshifters, LLC, Pullman, WA

Ahmed Elkot, The Agricultural Research Center, Egypt


Materials and Configurations for Improved Desalination Performance Using Battery Electrode Deionization (BDI)

Bruce Logan, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Ahmed Galal, Cairo University, Egypt


Metal Supported Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Using Proton Conducting Electrolyte for Direct Ammonia Utilization

Wenyuan Li, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Ahmed Molouk, Mansoura University, Egypt


Microstructure-Based, Multi-Physics Simulation and Optimization to Improve Battery Performance

Likun Zhu, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, IN

Ahmed Hashem, National Research Centre, Egypt


Natural Discharge for Agricultural Development and a Solution for Reduced River Nile Flow

Mohamed Sultan, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Bassam Abdelsalam Abdellatif, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, Egypt


Novel Pb Alloys Based Composite Foams Containing Hybrid of Fly Ash Microballoons Waste and Gas Pores for Light Weight Batteries

Nikhil Gupta, New York University, New York, NY

Atef Daoud, Central Metallurgial Research and Development Institute, Egypt


Sustainable Dyeing and Finishing of Egyptian and American Cotton with at Least 95% Saving in Energy, 95% Saving in Water Using Zero Salt, Zero Alkali While Producing Zero Effluent

Ahmed El-Shafei, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Amira Shafiq, Mansoura University, Egypt


Targeting Lipoprotein Biogenesis in Multi-Drug Resistant Acinetobacter Baumannii for the Development of New Antibiotics

Stephen Lory, Harvard University, Boston, MA

Noha Elhosseiny, Cairo University, Egypt


The Development of New ESKAPE Pathogen Antibiotics from Marine Bacteria

William Fenical, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

Mohamed Abdelfattah, Helwan University, Egypt


Towards Innovative and Green Water Reuse with Integrated Constructed Wetlands and Ferrate (VI) Treatment

Yang Deng, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ

Hussein Ibrahim Abdel-Shafy, National Research Centre, Egypt


Treatment of Desalination Brines Using Low Energy Nanophotonic Membrane Distillation Coupled with a Solar Thermal Storage Pond

Francois Perreault, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Moustafa Abo El Fadl, Desert Research Center, Egypt