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PROJECT TITLE GRAND CHALLENGE (GC) DESIGN RESEARCH THRUST (DRT) PI, CO-PI & TEAM MEMBERS
Active Flow Separation Control ICT-enabled Devices for Better Living Experimental Design PI: Pablo Valdivia y Alvarado (SUTD), Kenneth Tracy (SUTD), Christine Yogiaman (SUTD)
A Hybrid Magnetic Field Model for Axisymmetric Magnets Experimental Design PI: Dan Frey (MIT) Team Members: Foong Shaohui (SUTD), Faye Wu (SUTD)
A Symphony of Designiettes: Exploring the Boundaries of Design Thinking in Engineering Education Experimental Design PI: Dan Frey (MIT) Team Members: Kristin Wood (SUTD), R. E. Mohan (SUTD), Sawako Kaijima (SUTD), Stylianos Dritsas (SUTD), S. Moreno (SUTD), Pey Kin Leong (SUTD)
Applying Social Science Methods to Analyze the Impact of Input Data on the Design Outcomes from Student Designers
Design with the Developing World Fostering Creativity PI: Arlindo Silva (SUTD) co-PI: Nilanjan Raghunath (SUTD), Christine Yogiaman (SUTD), Matt McCambridge (MIT) Team Members: Marco Leite (University of Lisbon), Lillian Ng-Thamrin (Thales Solutions Asia)
Artificial Design: Design Decoder for Mapping the Genealogy of Design Ideas Sustainable Built Environment Design Computation PI: Carlos Bañón (SUTD) co-PI: Felix Raspall (SUTD), Erwin Viray (SUTD) Team Members: Immanuel Koh (SUTD), Jeffrey Huang (EPFL), Paul Keel (MIT CSAIL), Luo Jianxi (SUTD)
Autonomous Nano Stepping Tool ICT-enabled Devices for Better Living  – PI: Ian Hunter (MIT) Team Member: Lynette Jones (MIT)
Consumer-Centric Energy Management for Buildings: Design Innovation Technique for Sustainability  ICT-enabled Devices for Better LivingSustainable Built Environment

 

Visualisation and Prototyping,
Fostering Creativity
PI: Yuen Chau (SUTD)
Co-PI: Wayes Tushar / (IDC; SUTD), Sumbul Khan (IDC; SUTD), Ryan Arlitt (IDC; SUTD)
Team Members: Li Wen-Tai Li (SUTD), Benny Ng Kai Kiat (SUTD), Sanjana K. Viswanath (SUTD)
Cooking Fuels Design with the Developing World PI: J. Kim Vandiver (MIT), Jean Yong (SUTD) Team Member: Amy Banzaert (MIT)
Conceptual Design for Software and Other Complex Systems PI: Daniel Jackson (MIT)
Crowd Sourced Water Quality Diagnostics Design with the Developing World PI: J. Kim Vandiver (MIT) Team Members: Jose Gomez-Marquez (MIT), Anna Young (MIT)
Cultivating Creative Communities: Citizen Innovators and Ground Up Projects in Singapore Sustainable Built Environment Fostering Creativity PI: Samson Lim (SUTD)

Co-PI: Julienne Chen (SUTD)

Team Member: Chong Keng Hua (SUTD)

Defense Science and Technology (DSTA) Decision Making PI: Richard DeNeufville (MIT) Team Members: Dr. Donna Rhodes (MIT), Dr. Adam Ross (MIT)
Design – Build – Fly: A Competitive, Immersive Design Experience with Drones! ICT-enabled Devices for Better Living Fostering Creativity PI: Foong Shaohui (SUTD)
Design and Evaluation of an MRI Coil-Mounted Multi-Probe Robotic Positioner Experimental Design PI: Dan Frey (MIT) Team Members: Faye Wu (SUTD), Meysam Torabi (MIT), Atsushi Yamada (MIT), Alex Golden (MIT), M. Wehner (MIT), Gregory S. Fischer (MIT), Kemal Tuncali (MIT), Conor J. Walsh (MIT)
Design Defects-Rich Nanostructure for High-
Performance Sodium-Ion Batteries and Electro-
Catalytic Water Splitting Reactor
Design with the Developing World Experimental Design PI: Yang Hui Ying (SUTD)
Design Education in the Developing World Design with the Developing World PI: J. Kim Vandiver (MIT), Jean Yong (SUTD) Team Member: Mark Jeunnette (MIT)
Design Computation, Visualisation and Prototyping  PI: Soh Gim Song (SUTD)
Team Members: Lee Jia Wen Jaron (FOM Innovation Pte Ltd.) Chen Yiliang Brandon (FOM Innovation Pte Ltd.)
Design and Fabrication of Flexible, Infrared Nanostructured Composite Photodetectors  ICT-enabled Devices for Better Living Experimental Design PI: Tan Mei Chee (SUTD)

Co-PI: Zhao Rong (SUTD)

Design as a Strategy for Sustainable Economic Growth ICT-enabled Devices for Better Living PI: Chris Magee (MIT) Team Member: Luo Jianxi (SUTD)
Design Defects-Rich Nanostructure for High-Performance Sodium-Ion Batteries and Electro-Catalytic Water Splitting Reactor Design with the Developing World Experimental Design PI: Yang Hui Ying (SUTD)
Design of a Low-Cost Autoclave for Developing World Health Clinics (Nepal Trials) Experimental Design PI: Dan Frey (MIT) Team Members: Greg Tao (MIT), Hallie Sue Cho (MIT), Amos G. Winter V (SUTD)
Design of a Robust Collective Computation System for Pervasive Monitoring and Surveillance by a Multi-Robot System ICT-enabled Devices for Better Living Experimental DesignDesign Computation PI: Roland Bouffanais (SUTD)

Co-PI: Soh Gim Song (SUTD)

Design of a Microfluidic Device and Method for Measurement of the Directed Cell Motility of White Blood Cells ICT-enabled Devices for Better Living Experimental Design PI: Roland Bouffanais (SUTD) co-PI: Ye Ai (SUTD) Team Members: Zhu Xiaoying (SUTD), Dick K.P. Yue (MIT)
Design of a Robust Collective Computation System for Pervasive Monitoring and Surveillance by a Multi-Robot System ICT-enabled Devices for Better Living Experimental Design
Design Computation
PI: Roland Bouffanais (SUTD) co-PI: Soh Gim Song (SUTD)
Design of Spectrum Shaping Codes Based Reception Techniques for Dedicated Servo Recording Systems ICT-enabled Devices for Better Living Fostering Creativity PI: Cai Kui (SUTD), Zhao Rong (SUTD)
Design of the Last Mile Transportation System: What Does the Customer Really Want?  Sustainable Built Environment  Decision Making PI: Karthik Natarajan (SUTD)
Co-PI: Selin Damla Ahipasoglu (SUTD)
Team Members: Ugur Arikan (SUTD), Anulekha Dhara (SUTD)
Design Under Uncertainty  – Design Computation PI: Karen Willcox (MIT), Tony Patera (MIT) Team Member: Ng See Kiong (SUTD)
Design Workshop on Multi-Robot Systems ICT-enabled Devices for Better Living Experimental Design PI: Roland Bouffanais (SUTD)
Detecting Mistakes in Engineering Models: The Effects of Experimental Design  – Experimental Design PI: Dan Frey (MIT) Team Member: Troy Savoie (MIT)
Developing Human Capital for Development and Design: Innovations in Engineering and Design Education  – Global Collaboration PI: Susan Silbey (MIT)
Dimensional Analysis and Experimentation  – Experimental Design PI: Dan Frey (MIT)
Effective Policy for Engineering Education  – Global Collaboration PI: Susan Silbey (MIT), Yow Wei Quin (SUTD)
Efficiently Estimating Expectation Shift Design with the Developing World Experimental Design PI: Dan Frey (MIT), Phillip Truscott (SUTD)
Embodied Design Cognition  – Visualisation and Prototyping PI: Larry Sass (MIT) Team Member: Daniel Smithwick (MIT)
Empirical Evaluation of Procedures to Generate Flexibility in Engineering Systems and Improve Lifecycle Performance  – Experimental Design PI: Dan Frey (MIT) Team Members: Michel Cardin (MIT), Richard DeNeufville (MIT), Olivier de Weck (MIT)
Empowering Traditional Trades and Forging Sustainable Households with Smart Recycling Platform ICT-enabled Devices for Better Living, Sustainable Built Environment  Experimental Design PI: Lyle Fearnley (SUTD)
Co-PI: Poon King Wang (SUTD)
Team Members: Andy Zheng Cheng (SUTD), Gabriel Tusinski (SUTD), Julienne Chen (SUTD)
Field Fab-Labs  – Visualisation and Prototyping PI: Dan Frey (MIT) Team Member: Daniel Smithwick (MIT)
Hygroscopic Assembly  Sustainable Built Environment Design Computation, Visualisation and PrototypingFostering Creativity  PI: Kenneth Joseph Tracy (SUTD)
Co-PIs: Pablo Valdivia y Alvarado (SUTD), Javier Gomez Fernandez (SUTD)
Improving Cognition of the Elderly by Design ICT-enabled Devices for Better Living Fostering CreativityGlobal Collaboration PI:  Yow Wei Quin (SUTD) co-PI: Lucienne Blessing (SUTD), Suranga Nanayakkara (SUTD) Team Member: Hyowon Lee (SUTD)
Improving Design Decisions Through Data Visualisations Sustainable Built Environment Experimental Design
Design Computation
Visualisation and Prototyping
 Decision Making
PI: Sam Conrad Joyce (SUTD)

Co-PI: Ate Poorthuis (SUTD), Caitlin Mueller (MIT)

Incentive Mechanisms for Patient Routing to Control Crowding in Emergency Departments Sustainable Built Environment Decision Making PI: Shrutivandana Sharma (SUTD) co-PI: Costas Courcoubetis (SUTD), Bikramjit Das (SUTD), Yow Wei Quin (SUTD), Tiah Ling (CGH), Chow Wai Leng (Eastern Health Alliance), Oh Hong Choon (Eastern Health Alliance) Team Members: Tin Aung Soe (Eastern Health Alliance), Reuben Ng (Yale University)
InnoGPS: A Data-Driven System for Design Opportunity Conceptionl ICT-enabled Devices for Better Living  Design Computation, Visualisation and Prototyping, Fostering Creativity, Decision Making PI: Luo Jianxi (SUTD)
Co-PI: Subburaj Karupppasamy (SUTD)
Team Members: Yan Bowen (SUTD), Srinivasan Venkataraman (SUTD), Jeffrey Alstott (SUTD-MIT), Song Binyang (SUTD), He Yuejun (SUTD), Cartus Guo (SUTD), Manuj Dhariwal (SUTD-MIT), Isabell Essien (SUTD-MIT)
Interactive Multi-Objective Optimization Tools for Parametric Modelling and Environmental Simulation Sustainable Built Environment Design Computation  PI: Thomas Schroepfer (SUTD) Team Members: Thomas Wortmann (SUTD), Aloysius Lian (SUTD)
International Design Center  – Experimental Design PI: Dan Frey (MIT) co-PI: Christopher Magee (MIT) Team Member: Pey Kin Leong (SUTD)
Leveraged Freedom Chair Indian Trial  – Experimental Design PI: Dan Frey (MIT) Team Member: Amos G. Winter V (MIT)
Measurement Instrumentation Control Analysis (MICA) ICT-enabled Devices for Better Living  – PI: Ian Hunter (MIT) Team Member: Lynette Jones (MIT)
MEMS Energy Harvesting
Video
ICT-enabled Devices for Better Living Fostering Creativity PI: Kim Sang-Gook (MIT)
MPULSE: Urban Biosensor Kiosks Design with the Developing World  – PI: J. Kim Vandiver (MIT) Team Members: Jose Gomez-Marquez (MIT), Anna Young (MIT), Skylar Tibbits (MIT)
Multi Modal Design  – Visualisation and Prototyping PI: Larry Sass (MIT) Team Member: Daniel Smithwick (MIT)
New Generation of Lithium Sulfur Battery Based on Nanostructured Open-Hollow Sulfur@MnO2 Cathode Design with the Developing World Experimental Design PI: Yang Hui Ying (SUTD)
Noise-based Prognostic Design for Real-Time Degradation Analysis of Nanodevice Dielectric Breakdown  – Experimental Design PI: Dan Frey (MIT) Team Member: Naga Nagarajan (SUTD), Pey Kin Leong (SUTD)
Passive Soft-Robots for Long-Term Marine Pollution Studies ICT-enabled Devices for Better Living Experimental Design PI: Pablo Valdivia y Alvarado (SUTD)
Predicting Mechanical Behaviour of Composites
with Long Natural Fibers
Design with the Developing World Experimental Design PI: Arlindo Silva (SUTD)
Promoting Low-Cost Housing through Urban Mining Design with the Developing World Experimental Design PI: Felix Raspall (SUTD)

Co-PI: Arlindo Silva (SUTD), Carlos Banon (SUTD)

Team Members: Miho Mazereeuw (MIT), Mohit Arora (SUTD)

Rational Food Design – Digital Fabrication of Edible Structures Design with the Developing World Experimental Design
Visualisation and Prototyping
PI: Michinao Hashimoto (SUTD)

Co-PI: Avinash Baji (SUTD)

Research Equipment and Instrumentation for Digital Design and Manufacturing Initiative PI: Low Hong Yee (SUTD)

Co-PI: Ng Chai Pheng (SUTD)

Robotic Arm PI: Mark Goulthorpe (MIT) Team Members: Sawako Kaijima (SUTD), Stylianos Dritsas (SUTD)
Sustainable Child-friendly Environmental Design: A Participatory Action Research Approach Design with the Developing World Visualisation and Prototyping
Global Collaboration
PI: Chong Keng Hua (SUTD) Team Members: Ha Tshui Mum (Summer) (SUTD), Aerilynn Tan Tze Cheng (SUTD), Elif Esra Aydin (SUTD), Chloe Gao Tongchaoran (SUTD), Edison Ng (SUTD), Nurul Asyiqin Binte Mohd Zahim (SUTD), Chang Chee Kin Jeremy (SUTD), Abhipsa (SUTD), Ho Zhi Yuan (SUTD), Teo Qian Yi Rilla (SUTD), Sofia Foo Xin Di (SUTD), Denise Nicole Lim Jeay Yee (SUTD), Tran Thi Thien Tam (SUTD)
Technology Evaluation Design with the Developing World  – PI: J. Kim Vandiver (MIT)
The Charcoal Project Design with the Developing World  – PI: J. Kim Vandiver (MIT) co-PI: Amy Banzaert (MIT)
The Influence of Immersion and Presence in Early Stage Engineering Designing and Building  – Experimental Design PI: Dan Frey (MIT) Team Members: Daniela Faas (MIT), Qifang Bao (MIT), Maria C. Yang (MIT)
The Wheelchair Project Design with the Developing World  – PI: J. Kim Vandiver (MIT) Team Members: Amos G. Winter V (MIT), Mario Bollini (MIT)
Towards a “Science” of Software Design: In-Depth Analysis and Causality Analysis Design with the Developing World Experimental Design PI: Sun Jun (SUTD)
Urban Design in the Midst of Biodiversity Crisis: Visualisation and Biormorphic Formations  – Global Collaboration PI: Michael Fischer (MIT)
Water Resources Decision Making PI: Richard DeNeufville (MIT) Team Member: Melanie Wong (MIT)
Fostering Creativity PI: Maria C. Yang (MIT) Team Member: Anders Haeggman (MIT)
Sustainable Built Environment PI: Lionel C. Kimerling (MIT) Team Member: Vivek K. Singh (MIT)