1. Olga Tsurtsumia

Project title: Crystallographic and Atomic-structural Regularities of Oxide Layers Formation on the Surfaces of Heat-resistant Metal and Alloys
Institutional name: Georgian Technical University
The US host: Bakhtiyarov Sayavur
The US institutional name: Auburn University, USA

2. Tea Datashvili

Project title: Development of polymer-based materials (PBMs) with improved exploitation properties on the basis of petroleum hydrocarbon raw material.
Institutional name: Faculty of Chemistry, I. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University,
The US host: Brostow Witold, Full Professor
The US institutional name: Laboratory of Advanced Polymers & Optimized Materials (LAPOM) Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, USA

3. Nino Tabatadze

Project title: Determine the Functional Consequences of Known Polymorphisms in IL-1A Gene in Alzheimer’s Disease Pathogenesis
Institutional name: Tbilisi State University, Department of Genetics
The US host: Barger Steven
The US institutional name: University of Arkansas for Medical sciences, USA

4. Mikhail Chikhradze

Project title: Investigation of Structure and Properties of the Materials Obtained by Self-Propagating High Temperature Syntheses.
Institutional name: Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science
The US host: Thadhani, Naresh
The US institutional name: Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

5. Raul Jobava

Project title: Determination of transcription factor – Fli-1`s contribution to phenotypic alterations of scleroderma fibroblasts.
Institutional name: Tbilisi State Medical University
The US host: Trojanowska Maria
The US institutional name: Medical University of South Carolina, Division of Rheumatology & Immunology, USA

6. Giorgi Titvinidze

Project title: Synthesis of New Comb-type Organosilicon Polymers
Institutional name: I. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Chemistry
The US host: Pietkiewicz Dorota
The US institutional name: Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of North Texas, USA

7. Tea Godoladze

Project title: Determination of rupture parameters of Tbilisi Earthquake. Prediction the range of ground mouton Hazard for earthquake along Tbilisi fault
Institutional name: Nodia Institute of geophysics, Seismic Survey of Georgia
The US host: Hutchings Lawrence John
The US institutional name: Energy and Environmental Sciences Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA

8. Kakha Artsivadze

Project title: To implement the study to understand the sequence of cell death events during hypoglycemia
Institutional name: Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Biology
The US host: Swanson, Raymond Alan
The US institutional name: University of California San Francisco, USA