J-WAFS Grant Funding Received by Two Renewals & Three Projects


Jameel World Water and Food Security grants to develop skills for water as well as food solutions for 2017-2018. The J-WAFS has declared three new projects of J-WAFS Solutions grants and award of the second year of funding to two current projects.

MIT’s use of imaginative advancements to nourishment as well as water difficulties such as enhancing water filtration and checking, enhancing water system, and diminishing pesticide utilize. The financial help from industry accomplices encouraged by the Solutions program helps move these water and sustenance innovations from labs at MIT into business utilize.

J-WAFS Director Mr. J-WAFS Director John H. Lienhard V said, “MIT was created to move innovative research into the real world, including a distinguished legacy of solutions for critical needs in the water and food sectors”. Further, he added, “Today, with the impact of climate change, urbanization, and rising population, water and food security is of even greater global importance, this program serves as a catalyst for entrepreneurial faculty and students to develop and commercialize technologies that can have a positive impact on the world”.

Open Learning’s Vice President Sanjay Sarma has been granted a commercialization to develop a handheld device. Sanjay Sarma’s device can inexpensively test the quality of milk by measuring milk fat as well as protein, and his aim is to confirm real-time control across the dairy industry supply chain. The whole team encouraged by testing issues common in the dairy business. The team will add and test image processing system that is the establishment of their innovation.

The John D. McArthur Professor of Chemistry, Timothy Swager and postdoc Myles Herbert will catch up on earlier J-WAFS Solutions financing to innovation that endeavors the science of Janus emulsions. Janus emulsions are uncommon beads on the nano scale that have at least two unmistakable physical properties.

Both, Timothy Swager and Myles Herbert have built up a procedure in which Janus particles to connect with bacteria to recognize foodborne pathogens and bacterial proteins can be recognized by a cell phone. The developed procedure could cut the cost as well as the accessibility of food safety testing.

A partner educator of mechanical designing, Kripa Varanasi is forming unique spray definition including charged atoms to enhance the use of agrarian pesticides. These new definitions empower the pesticide drops to hold fast better to leaf as well as organic product surfaces without ricocheting

An associate professor of mechanical engineering Rohit Karnik and co-PI Amy Smith gotten a renewal grant with the help of that grant they further develop a plant-based water purification device. Along with other students, Karnik and Smith have grown ease water channels that adventure the normal filtration capacities of xylem tissue in wood.

The president of Community Jameel International, Fady Mohammed Jameel said, “From using wood to provide clean drinking water, being able to easily test the quality of milk in rural communities, and reducing the number of pesticides being sprayed on crops, the research we are supporting at MIT has the potential to make a real difference to some of the most vulnerable people in the world”.