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Seed Projects

Seed Projects allow us an opportunity to respond rapidly to exciting new developments, and also help stimulate projects that might evolve into fully-fledged IRG programs in future proposals.

Active Seed Projects - 2019

  • Selecting for phase-separating nucleic acid coacervates
    Irene A. Chen (Chemistry & Biochemistry), Omar A. Saleh (Materials)
  • Electronic structure and scattering mechanisms in twisted bilayer graphene
    Andrea Young (Physics), Vojtech Vlcek (Chemistry & Biochemistry)

Active Seed Projects - 2018

  • Search for Majorana Fermions in Topological Superconductors
    John Harter (Materials), Cenke Xu (Physics)
  • Perturbing Topological Crystalline Insulators with Strain, Dopants, and Ferroelectricity
    Kunal Mukherjee (Materials)
  • Point Defects in Boron Nitride for Quantum Information Science
    Chris Van de Walle (Materials)

iSuperSeed 2018

  • Shape from Activity-Driven Folding: a Path to Materials Morphogenesis
    M. Cristina Marchetti, Mark Bowick, Zvonimir Dogic and Sebastian Streichan