A/Prof. Wang Qing Receives NRF Investigatorship Award The explosive growth of computation unit density and the requirement for high-level integration bring huge demand for power delivery and heat dissipation for micro-processors. With the support of NRF Investigatorship Award, A/Prof. Wang will work on a novel “e-blood” concept — a hierarchical fluid network mimicking the human brains, for concurrent powering and cooling of microchips. Redox targeting concept, pioneered by the PI, is expected to endow the redox system with significantly enhanced energy/power density and thermal/power stability.
A/Prof. Ouyang Jianyong and his team discovered the precursor effect on the crystallization of hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites. The methylammonium iodide was found to affect the supersaturation concentration and interfacial energy of the crystallization process of perovskite single crystals. This work has been published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/anie.201710234/abstract).
Assist. Prof. Tan Swee Ching and his team have successfully developed a new approach to boost the open circuit voltage of protein-based photovoltaic devices by employing highly oxidising redox electrolytes in conjunction with an n-type silicon anode. The design involves photo-generation of electron-hole pairs in both the protein and the silicon electrode complementing each other. This work has been published in Advanced Functional Materials. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/adfm.201703689/full).
Dr Benjamin Tee has been awarded the NRF Fellowship Award. The project aims to create new multi-scale sensor technologies that can enable high performance environment sensing by learning from biology.
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.
Congratulations to those who have had excellent academic performance in AY2016/2017. They have received their book prizes on 18 Aug 2017.
Speaker: Ms. Li Meilin
Morphology Evolution Control in Fluorene-based Semiconductor Heterojunctions by Spectator Ions and Interface-modulating Phases
Date: 22 December 2017
Time: 9 am to 10 am (1st hour of defense)