The Center organizes collaborative research projects with research insituitions in Kuwait, mainly at the exploratory seed fund level, and signature funding level.
Signature Projects:
PI: Carlo Ratti, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
MIT Co-PIs: Eric Alm, Department of Biological Engineering, Jon Runstadler, Department of Biological Engineering; Martin Polz, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Elfatih Eltahir, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Daniela Rus, Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research Co-PIs: Kazi M. Jamil, Department of Food & Nutrition; Sameer Al‐Zenki, Department of Food & Nutrition; Tareq Al-Ati, Department of Food & Nutrition; Ashraf I. Ahmad, Department of Biotechnology
Kuwait University Co-PIs: Entesar H. Husain, Department of Pediatrics, Rawa Aljarallah, Civil Engineering Department
PI: Jongyoon Han, Dept. Biological Engineering and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
MIT Co-PIs: Karen K. Gleason, Chemical Engineering; John H. Lienhard, Mechanical Engineering; Jacob White, Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; E. Eric Adams, Civil and Enviromental Engineering
Kuwait University Co-PIs: Bader Al-Anzi, Dept. Environmental Technologies & Management (Kuwait Team Leader/Project Coordinator); Haitham M. S. Lababidi, Dept. Chemical Eng.; Hamad Al-Adwani, Dept. Chemical Eng.; Khawla Al-Shayji, Dept. Chemical Eng.;Hisham Ettouney, Dept. Chemical Eng.
Oral Buyukozturk, Markus J. Buehler, CEE, MIT; Sidney Yip, NSE, MIT;
M. Nafi Toksoz, Huseyin Sadi Kuleli, Thomas A Herring, EAPS, MIT; 
John A Ochsendorf; Christoph Reinhart, ArchE, MIT;
Hasan Kamal, Suad AlBahar, Ali Hajiah, Adel Hussain, KISR;
Ali Bumajdad, Chemistry, Kuwait University; Adil al-Mumin, Architectural Engineering, Kuwait University, Ammar Ben-Nakhi, Civil Engineering, Kuwait University
Exploratory Projects:
Engineering Novel Antimicrobials Against Salmonella with Synthetic Biology
Timothy Lu, EECS & BioE, MIT; Rita Rahmeh, Biotechnology, KISR
A Layered Architecture for Enabling Virtual Energy Storage in Power Distribution Grids
Mardavij Roozbehani, LIDS, MIT; Munther Dahleh, LIDS/EECS, MIT; Mutasim Salman, EBRC, KISR
Use of Multiphase CFD to Improve the Closure Relations of Mechanistic Model Codes for Oil and Gas Applications 
Jacopo Buongiorno, NSE, MIT; Djamel Lakehal, ASCOMP GmbH; Eissa Al-Safran, Kuwait University
Membraneless Hydrogen-Bromine Flow Batteries for Grid and Renewable Energy Storage 
Martin Z. Bazant, ChemE/Math, MIT; Cullen Buie, MechE, MIT; Fadhel Aziz (repl. Khaled Mahdi), ChemE, Kuwait University
A Novel Design for Lithium-ion Nanobattery  
Ju Li, NSE, MIT; Sherif Eskandarany, Abdulsalam Al-Hazza (repl. Bassam Alfeeli), KISR
Development of an Autonomous Robotic System for the Inspection of Pipelines 
Kamal Youcef-Toumi, MechE, MIT; Mohamed Zribi, EE, Kuwait University
Nonintrusive Load Monitor for Water Oil and Gas 
Steven Leeb, EECS, MIT; Sami Habib, EE, Kuwait University
Selective Transport Membrane Electrodes Based on 2D Electronic Materials: new concepts for integrated renewable energy generation 
Michael Strano, ChemE, MIT; Latifa Alhajji (repl. Bassam Alfeeli), KISR; Ali Bumajdad, Chemistry Dept., Kuwait University
Adaptive Monolithic Processing for Solar 
Steven Leeb, EECS, MIT; Mohammad el-Sayed, EE, Kuwait University
Development of Pipe-Crawling Robot for Water Pipeline Network Discovery 
Sangbae Kim, MechE, MIT; Sami Habib, EE, Kuwait University
Michael Fehler, Yingcai Zheng, EAPS, MIT; Adel Malallah, Petroleum Engineering, Kuwait University
Other Projects:
Ed Boyle, EAPS, MIT; Bondi Gevao, KISR
Elfatih Eltahir, CEE, MIT; Hala Jassar, K. S. Rao, Physics, Kuwait University; Waleed Roy, KISR
Postdoc and Graduate Student Reports: