FACE Foundation

Supporting French-American Cultural Exchange in Education and the Arts

Thomas Jefferson Fund

Previous Projects

Selected Projects 2019

City College of New York (CUNY) and CNRS délégation Paris-Centre, EPHE, College de France (French Collaborative Institute on Migration)
TITLE: “Empowerment-based HIV prevention interventions: Exploring tensions in research implementation and identifying best practices”

University at Buffalo (State University of New York) and Inserm
TITLE: “Crisis or not? Comparing opioids, addiction/overdose, and treatment in U.S. and France”

The New School for Social Research and Université de Lyon
TITLE: “The Social Making of the Self. The Impact of Social Norms on the Constitution of Personal Identity and its Implications in Political Theory”

University of Michigan and CNRS délégation Rhône Auvergne
TITLE: “A spotlight on dark matter: accurate mass modelling of massive galaxy clusters”

Cornell University and Télécom ParisTech
TITLE: “Matrix equations for big data compression”

University of Georgia and Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay
TITLE: “Resonantly Enhanced Magnetoplasmonic Lattices for MicroRNA Detection”

Purdue University and Université de Franche-Comté (FEMTO-ST Institute)
TITLE: “International Intelligent Microrobotics Exchange (I2ME) Program”

Princeton University and Aix-Marseille Université
TITLE: “Bioinspired soft robots”

Georgia Institute of Technology and CNRS délégation Alpes – Institut Néel
TITLE: “Epigraphene 2.0: a new generation of graphene for quantum transport at room temperature”

University of Michigan and Sorbonne Université
TITLE: “CREAM: Controlling, Rationalizing and Exploiting Active Matter”

Princeton University and CNRS délégation Paris-Centre (IPVF)
TITLE: “Durability of Halide Perovskite Solar Cells”

University of Hawaii and IRD (Institut Méditerranéen d’Océanologie)
TITLE: “OASIS-Oceanic nitrogen fixation Across SpatIotemporal Scales”

New York University and INRA, Université Paris-Est Marne la Vallée
TITLE: “Banking on Nature: Understanding the circulation of conservation banking instruments”

Duke University and IRD, Université de la Réunion
TITLE: “Socio-ecological networks of disease transmission in the Indian Ocean islands”

Georgia Southern University and Université de Lorraine
TITLE: “Biomass Natural Potassium the best way to improve the soft pyrolysis process (Bio-NOBAPOLE)”

Columbia University and Ecole Polytechnique
TITLE: “Massive entry of renewable energy: operation, storage and intermittency”

University of California, Santa Barbara and CNRS délégation Alpes – Institut Néel
TITLE: “Integration of nanoscale phosphors with InGaN nanorod light emitters for high performance white LEDs and pixelated displays”

University of Washington and CNRS délégation Aquitaine, Université de Bordeaux
TITLE: “Paper-based Nanocomposites for Energy Harvesting and Storage Applications”

Georgia State University and Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
TITLE: “Statistics of turbulent convection”

West Virginia University and CNRS délégation Bretagne Pays de la Loire, Université de Rennes 1
TITLE: “Quantitative Detection of Combustion Intermediates Under Reactive Conditions for Improved Fuel Efficiency”

University of Iowa and IRD (HydroSciences Montpellier)
TITLE: “Attribution and projections of changes in discharge across Africa and the Euro-Mediterranean region”

University of Miami and BRGM
TITLE: “Probabilistic Analysis of Air-sea Exchange in Hurricanes using Laboratory and Numerical Experiments”

West Virginia University and Mines Saint-Etienne
TITLE: “SUSTAIN – Steering variety and complexity in operations management towards sustainability”

University of California, Berkeley and CIRAD
TITLE: “”Night at the museum” – filling gaps in the history of emergence of X.fastidiosa using herbarium collections”

University of Michigan and Sorbonne Université
TITLE: “Predicting Responses Of Ecological Networks To Anthropogenic Perturbations”

Purdue University and Aix-Marseille Université
TITLE: “Gas Transport and Separation in complex media: kinetic methods and experimental approach”

University of Hawaii and CNRS délégation Occitanie Ouest, Université de Toulouse
TITLE: “Carbon Islands: long-term carbon and other geochemical cycles in Hawaii and la Reunion”

Louisiana State University and Université de Montpellier
TITLE: “Combining Membrane Bioreactor and Advanced Chlorine Oxidation for Wastewater Reuse: Overcoming the Challenges of Natural Organic Matter”

University of Texas at San Antonio and Université de Technologie de Troyes
TITLE: “HYMNE: unravel novel polaritonic states in HYbrid Metasurfaces and Nanomaterials”

Massachusetts Institute of Technology and CNRS délégation Alpes, Université de Grenoble (ISTerre)
TITLE: “Revealing the solid Earth’s response to slow slip at a plate boundary”

Colorado State University and CNRS délégation Ile-de-France-Gif-sur-Yvette (Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement)
TITLE: “Satellite-based monitoring of urban emissions in support of greenhouse gas emission mitigation policies”

University of Southern California and CNRS délégation Alpes, Université de Grenoble (ISTerre)
TITLE: “Characterization and modeling of aseismic slip transient along the Japanese subduction zone”

Selected Projects 2018

PARTNERSHIP: North Carolina State University and Institut de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Bordeaux (CNRS-Université de Bordeaux)
PROJECT: A Microfluidic Approach for Material- and Time-Efficient Screening of Carbon Dioxide Physical/Chemical Absorbents

PARTNERSHIP: University of Michigan, Dearborn and UMR Acteurs, ressources et territoires dans le développement (CIRAD-CNRS-Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3-Université Montpellier 1)
PROJECT: When Cities won’t Grow: The policy implications of post-growth urbanization

PARTNERSHIP: University of California, Berkeley and UMR Biodiversité, Gènes et Communautés (INRA-Université de Bordeaux)
PROJECT: Elucidating how trees resist hydraulic failure under extreme drought to predict the vulnerability of forests to climate change

PARTNERSHIP: Oregon State University and Ecologie et santé des plantes (Agrocampus Ouest)
PROJECT: Mathematical epidemiology of viruses coinfecting plants: Modeling, Analysis and Optimal Control Strategies

PARTNERSHIP: University of Florida and INRA
PROJECT: Assessing the impact of biological aerosols on rainfall: effects of land cover diversity and landscape properties

PARTNERSHIP: University of Wisconsin, Madison and UMR Archéologies et Sciences de l’Antiquité (CNRS-Université Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne-Université Paris Nanterre)
PROJECT: An archaeological and paleoenvironmental study of urban and agrarian sustainability in the Basin of Mexico

PARTNERSHIP: Columbia University and Institut des Géosciences de l’Environnement (CNRS-INP-IRD-Université Grenoble Alpes)
PROJECT: Ice shelf-ocean interactions in Antarctica, enhancing French-US collaboration to reduce uncertainty in global sea level rise predictions

PARTNERSHIP: University of Chicago and Laboratoire de Microbiologie des Environnements Extrêmes (Université de Bretagne Occidentale)
PROJECT: Towards a genomic and ecological atlas of the marine microbes of the Southern Ocean

PARTNERSHIP: Rollins College and Laboratoire Génie des Procédés (Centrale-Supélec et Matériaux)
PROJECT: Electron-driven reactivity of NOx molecules by electron impact: the NO2/N2O prototype for control and reduction of atmospheric pollution

PARTNERSHIP: University of California, Irvine and Université de Bordeaux Montaigne
PROJECT: Obscene Means: The Politics of Obscenity in The Early Modern and Postmodern Mediaspheres

PARTNERSHIP: Boston University and UMR AGroécologie, Innovations et TeRritoires (INRA-INP-ENSAT)
PROJECT: Enabling the adoption of agroecological integrated crop-livestock systems

PARTNERSHIP: Case Western Reserve University and Centre de Recherche Anthropologie historique du long Moyen Âge (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales)
PROJECT: Abstraction before the Age of Abstract Arts

PARTNERSHIP: University of Massachusetts, Amherst and IRSTEA
PROJECT: US-French collaboration to improve river discharge estimation accuracy, robustness, and efficiency

PARTNERSHIP: Florida State University and Groupe d’Analyse et de Théorie Economique Lyon St-Etienne (CNRS-Université Lumière Lyon 2-Université Jean Monnet Saint Etienne-Université Lyon 1-ENS Lyon)
PROJECT: An economic analysis of dishonesty and ethical behavior in organizations

PARTNERSHIP: Purdue University and Laboratoire de Psychologie Sociale : Menaces et Société (Université Paris Descartes)
PROJECT: Make our planet great again: A cross-national comparison of the influence of restorative vs. progressive change frames on concern for environmental sustainability

PARTNERSHIP: Smith College and UMR SADAPT (INRA-AgroParisTech)
PROJECT: Livestock Production, Environmental Change, and Climate Adaptation in the Global South: Comparative Interdisciplinary Research in Mountain Rangelands of Chile and Lesotho

PARTNERSHIP: New York University and Laboratoire d’Analyse et d’Architecture des Systèmes (CNRS-Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées)
PROJECT: Study of mechano-chemical coupling during cancer progression

PARTNERSHIP: National Institute of Standards and Technology and Laboratoire d’innovation pour les technologies des énergies nouvelles et les nanomatériaux (CEA)
PROJECT: Probing operando water distribution in new generation of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell components with simultaneous X-ray and neutron tomography

PARTNERSHIP: University of North Carolina and Centre de Recherche Epidémiologie et Statistique (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique)
PROJECT: Iron supplementation for pregnant women and children in Benin, sub-Saharan Africa: formative research to identify best practices

PARTNERSHIP: University of Delaware and UMR Amélioration Génétique et Adaptation des Plantes Méditerranéennes et Tropicales (CIRAD-INRA-SupAgro)
PROJECT: Engineering aerial roots for plant stability

PARTNERSHIP: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and CITI Laboratory (INRIA-INSA Lyon-Université de Lyon)
PROJECT: Energy-self-sufficient Mission Critical Communication Systems

PARTNERSHIP: Colorado School of Mines and Laboratoire de Mécanique, Modélisation & Procédés Propres (CNRS-Aix Marseille Université-Centrale Marseille)
PROJECT: Numerical and theoretical models for optimal mixing in membrane desalination systems

PARTNERSHIP: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and IMT Atlantique
PROJECT: Reliable Artificial Intelligence on Energy-Efficient Hardware

PARTNERSHIP: Ball State University and UR Animal et Fonctionalités des Produits Animaux (INRA-Université de Lorraine)
PROJECT: CLIMATEFISH, Effects of CLIMATE change on the early life stages of FISH species: an intercontinental comparison

PARTNERSHIP: University of Vermont and Laboratoire Modélisation, Information et Systèmes (Université de Picardie Jules Verne)
PROJECT: Effective constructions of genus 3 CM curves and applications to cryptography

PARTNERSHIP: University of Georgia and Laboratoire Dynamiques sociales et recomposition des espaces (CNRS-Université Paris Nanterre-Université Paris 8-Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne-Université Paris Diderot)
PROJECT: Investigating local and alternative food systems to sustain farms, farmers, and farmscapes in a changing climate

PARTNERSHIP: New Mexico State University and Institut Européen des Membranes (CNRS-Université de Montpellier-ENSCM)
PROJECT: Multifunctional self-sustaining solar photocatalytic membrane distillation for wastewater treatment and reuse

Selected Projects 2017

PARTNERSHIP: Northeastern University and Université de Technologie de Compiègne
SUBJECT: Cryogel-integrated biochips for ex-vivo hepatotoxicity and anti-cancer drug screening of 3D biomimetic liver microtissues

PARTNERSHIP: University of Pittsburgh and Institut Néel CNRS
SUBJECT: Hybrid Materials to Study Topological States of Matter

PARTNERSHIP: University of Washington and Institut de Physique de Nice
SUBJECT: Olfactory navigation using naturally fluctuating odor cues

PARTNERSHIP: Purdue University and Université de Picardie Jules Verne
SUBJECT: Mechanics-Chemistry Interactions in Energy Storage

PARTNERSHIP: Stevens Institute of Technology and Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Strasbourg
SUBJECT: Combining Satellite Measurements and Numerical Flood Prediction Models to Save Lives and Property from Flooding: The New York Metropolitan Area Test Bed

PARTNERSHIP: University of Nevada Las Vegas and École Française d’Électronique et d’Informatique
SUBJECT: Study of Advanced Mobility and Traffic Safety Technologies using a Virtual Reality and Motion-based Driving Simulation Environment

PARTNERSHIP: Stanford University and Université de Lorraine
SUBJECT: Legal Diffusion in the Late Medieval Church : Local Ecclesiastical Legislation in France and its Neighbors, 1215-1500

PARTNERSHIP: Duke University and Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3
SUBJECT: Challenges to Mass Democracy: social inequality and fragmentation in large-scale liberal democracies

PARTNERSHIP: University of Massachusetts Lowell and Université de Picardie Jules Verne
SUBJECT: What do French and American teachers know about the science of learning? A trans-continental collaboration


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Higher Education Department