The project aims to create new multi-scale sensor technologies that can enable high performance environment sensing by learning from biology. Nature ensures survival by endowing complex living organisms with sensors that have very high performance and complexity. These structures enable skin sensors, for example, to be highly strain sensitive, and communicate in real time pertinent environment information. Endowing artificial systems with cutting-edge hapto-tactile capabilities could impact several areas such as next generation human-like robotic assistants, immersive virtual reality, smarter human-machine interfaces, wearable technologies and life-like prosthetics. www.benjamintee.com
Under the mentorship of Dr Tan Swee Ching, Team Savez, comprising of Udayagiri Vishnu Saran (MSE3) and Chan Si Min (MSE3) along with 3 other students, has clinched the 2nd runner-up in the inaugural Singapore Frontier Challenge. With their idea of a flexible, transparent, and organic bio hybrid solar cell used for solar energy harvesting took them to the final and received the 2nd runner-up award with a prize money of $1,500.
MSE Researchers Developed New Flexible Supercapacitors and High Performance Electrocatalyst from Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs). Dr Guan Cao and team of Prof John Wang in collaboration with team in Tongji University (China) have successfully developed a new class of hollow and highly porous NiCo2O4 nanowall arrays assembled on carbon cloth, which is demonstrated to be an efficient electrode for both flexible supercapacitors and electrocatalysis of oxygen evolution reaction (OER). This work has been published in Advanced Energy Materials (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/wol1/doi/10.1002/aenm.201602391/abstract).
Our heartiest congratulations to our MSE Class of 2017. We wish them the best in their future endeavours.
A joint seminar on Challenge for Next-Generation Material Research was held between the Faculty of Engineering of NUS and Nagoya University (NU) of Japan in July 2017 at NUS. Researchers from the Department of Materials Science & Engineering and the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering of NUS and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering of NU shared their recent progress on Advanced Materials. This event marked the beginning of deep collaboration in Research and Education between these two leading universities in Asia.
At the first joint workshop between the MSE Departments of NUS and Seoul National University held in June 2017 at NUS researchers from both institutions shared their recent progress on Advanced Materials marking the beginning of a deeper collaboration in Research and Education between these two leading centres of Materials Science and Engineering in Asia.
Warmly welcome Professor Bao Zhenan, who joins the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, as a National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) Professor from May 2017 to Apr 2019.
Our heartiest congratulations to Prof John Wang and his team consisting of Prof Ng How Yong (CEE), A/Prof Jiang Jianwen (ChBE), A/Prof Xue Junmin (MSE), Prof Phan-Thien Nhan (ME) and Prof Ding Jun (MSE), who have been awarded a NRF CRP Grant. The CRP programme is to develop the next generation ceramic membranes with newly engineered functional gradient configuration and surface structure for high flux, antifouling property and overall much improved performance.
MSE Researchers developed flow battery technology with unprecedentedly high energy density. Led by A/P Wang Qing, PhD student Mr. Zhu Yun Guang and other team members developed a new redox flow battery system with simplified electrolyte composition and considerably enhanced energy density. This work has recently been published in JACS.
A/P Stefan Adams talked battery safety at Channel NewsAsia. A/P Adams appeared in a live interview at Primetime Asia of Channel NewsAsia on 23 Jan., and shared his expert view on Samsung's investigation results about their recent Note 7 mobile phone battery failures. The video clip of the interview can be accessed at http://video.toggle.sg/en/tv-show/news/jan-2017-primetime-asia/mon-23-jan-2017/473450
Congratulations to those who have had excellent academic performance in AY2016/2017. They have received their book prizes on 18 Aug 2017.
Speaker: Mr. Koh Junqiang, Justin
Engineering the Interface of Poly(lactic acid) Composites
Date: 20 October 2017
Time: 3:30 to 4:00 pm
Speaker: Mr. Xie Qidong
Spin Pumping and inverse Spin Hall effect in YIG/Pt heterostructure
Date: 20 October 2017
Time: 3:00 to 3:30 pm