Nation-building through science and technology
An exhibition showcasing NUS’ contribution to nation-building through groundbreaking research was launched at the University Cultural Centre on 9 April. Themed “Building Our Nation through Science & Technology”, the exhibition demonstrates the University’s emphasis on transformative education and high-impact research and features more than 20 projects which address key challenges faced by the community. Mr Wong Ngit Liong, Chairman of NUS Board of Trustees, graced the event as Guest-of-Honour.
Soaring to greater heights -- first NUS FSAE car with ‘wings’
THE 2015 NUS FSAE car, NUS-R15 was launched with much aplomb on 10 April at the Faculty of Engineering’s foyer. Sporting “wings”, the new car boasts many new features besides its aerodynamic features.
Cheaper ways of producing biodiesel from waste grease using E coli and other novel catalysts
RESEARCHERS at the NUS Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering have pioneered three new techniques to produce biodiesel from waste grease. Biodiesel is a renewable and clearer fuel alternative than fossil fuel. It gives better combustion too.
First Cambridge, and now Oxford seals deal for year-long student exchange programme with NUS Engineering
FOR the first time in the world, students from Oxford and Cambridge can sit side by side and compete on the same platform instead of in opposing teams. This is the result of two separate agreements for a year-long student exchange programme sealed by the NUS Faculty of Engineering with the two renowned British universities.
NUS 'muscle team' scores another world-first with their research on elastomer actuator
THOUGH research on electric active polymers (EAP) took off in NUS Engineering just about three years ago, it has already made ripples. Though this area of research dates back to the 19th century when rubber was found to deform under an electric field, little headway has been made until the turn of the new millennium in 2000.
Dr Praveen Linga’s paper listed among Top 25 in Chemical Engineering Science by Elsevier
A PAPER by Dr Praveen Linga, published in 2012, has been listed as a “Top 25 most cited paper” in Chemical Engineering Science as of 24 Feb 2015. This constitutes the top 1 per cent of more than 3500 publications in the Elsevier’s Journal of Chemical Engineering Science.
Prof Neal Chung awarded IChemE Medal for Exceptional Research in Separations
PROFESSOR Neal Chung has received yet another recognition for his contribution to research in the area of separation processes. He was awarded the inaugural IChemE Medal for Exceptional Research in Separations.
Novel robotic socks to help prevent DVT and improve survival rates
Team of researchers from the Faculty of Engineering and the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, have come out with a sock inspired by tentacle movements of corals, to treat patients with DVT.
We are 60: Engin Day Carnival sparks off celebrations
NUS Engineering Dean unveiled the Faculty's 60th Anniversary logo at Engin Day. A carnival was held with great participation from both staff and students.