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Introducing The Delta, the world’s lightest electric paraglider trike

DESIGNED and built by eight NUS Engineering students in the Design-Centric Programme (DCP), The Delta is the world’s lightest electric paraglider trike. It is especially built for the National Geographic Channel’s new series “Machine Impossible”.

NUS Engineering Researcher receives WSSET Innovation Awards 2016

ASSOCIATE Professor Chua Kian Jon Ernest was conferred the WSSET (World Society for Sustainable Energy Technology) Innovation Awards under the theme on Energy Efficiency. The WSSET Innovation Awards recognise the achievements of private individuals and organisations in new sustainable technologies, as well as encourage the wider application of these new developments.

NUS Engineering signs MOU with the Korean Register of Shipping

NUS Engineering, through its Centre for Offshore Research & Engineering (CORE), and the Korean Register of Shipping (KR) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 27 July 2016, to explore collaborative efforts in research activities focusing on maritime noise and vibration, as well as other potential maritime, and offshore engineering research topics.

Recipients of the IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2016

TWO NUS Engineering teams are among the recipients of the IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2016, which recognise the outstanding achievements of engineers in Singapore. They received their awards from Mr Ng Chee Meng, Acting Minister for Education (Schools) and Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport, during the National Engineers Day (NED) on 23 July 2016.

Paving the way for future spin wave-based technologies and applications

KEY to any modern electronic logic circuits and fundamental applications - such as diodes, isolators, gyrators and circulators – is a strong nonreciprocal (unidirectional) spread of signals, which controls the signal flowing to a desirable direction.

First batch of NUS Engineering Industrial Postgraduate Programme students graduate

THEY are the first batch of PhD students who have completed the Industrial Postgraduate Programme (IPP), a special track programme offered by NUS Engineering. Drs Arun Shankar Narayanan; Kyaw Ko Ko Htet; and Steven Chong received their scrolls at the NUS Commencement 2016 on 12 July 2016.

All-rounded student scores

Lim Shengyu is Singapore’s national basketball player who recently graduated with first class honours from NUS Engineering. While at NUS, this all-rounded student embraced student life, staying at NUS Temasek Hall and playing with the hall band as its guitarist.

Age is not an issue

Youthful-looking Ganasekar s/o Sinnakannu is NUS’ oldest graduate from a full-time engineering programme this year — the 42-year-old Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) Naval Warfare System Expert (Navigations Systems) graduated on 12 July with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering with Honours (Merit). Ganasekar was also presented with the Alcatel-Lucent Technologies Prize, awarded to the Electrical Engineering student with the best Communications Engineering final year project.

Elected as Academician of Academia Sinica

PROFESSOR Liu Li Fan, Philip has been elected as Academician of Academia Sinica by the 32nd Convocation of Academicians from 4 to 7 July 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan. Prof Liu has been recognised and honoured for his expertise in the Engineering Sciences.

AGUPP students become ‘Airnovators’

THE Airbus Group University Partnership Programme (AGUPP), established by the global aerospace leader Airbus Group, launched its first Airnovation Summer Academy on 3 July 2016 at TU Delft in the Netherlands.

One of the world’s top 20 best universities for Engineering

THE latest ShanghaiRanking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2016 has placed NUS Engineering among the global top 20 universities for five of seven Engineering subjects. The Faculty is also in the top five in the world for Chemical Engineering, and Energy Science & Engineering.

NUS is Asia’s top university

NUS has retained its top spot in the 2016 edition of the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Rankings: Asia. The QS Asia University Rankings uses 10 key metrics to compare Asian universities, including academic reputation, employer reputation, faculty-student ratio, papers per faculty, the proportion of international faculty and students, and proportion of inbound and outbound exchange students.

Developing solidified natural gas technology for natural gas storage

NATURAL gas is the cleanest burning fossil fuel that meets stringent environmental norms to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. With the inevitable global shift to a natural gas-based economy, there is an increasing need to develop technologies to store natural gas on a large scale.

Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Award 2016

MR Tan Chuan Fu, a former student of Engineering Science Programme, together with Dr Zhu Liangliang, from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering research team supervised by Associate Professor Ho Ghim Wei, have clinched the Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' Merit Award in the Open Category.

Four NUS Engineering projects received EMA funding for energy storage innovations

ON 3 June, the Energy Market Authority (EMA) gave out S$15 million in research grants to six projects aimed to develop cost-effective energy storage innovations that could be deployed in Singapore.

Making undetectable sensing possible

FOR their innovative discovery, Assistant Professor Qiu Cheng-Wei and his team from the Department of Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering have the humble chameleon to thank.

NUS Engineering researchers are among the winners of the 2015 Applied Energy Awards

TWO papers published by NUS Engineering research teams have been listed as “Top 40 most highly cited Research and Review papers” in the Journal of Applied Energy as of 10 January 2015.

Unveiling technology to 3D-print customised tablets

NUS Engineering researchers, from the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, have found a way to use 3D printers to produce low-cost tablets that can be customised to a patient’s needs.

NUS Engineering Open House 2016

NUS Engineering Open House 2016 promised a fun carnival atmosphere for more than 400 prospective engineering students, who turned up at the foyer of the Engineering Auditorium to register and meet with faculty members, current students and alumni on 14 May.

NUS FSAE R16 Team clinches 12th position out of 120 teams

BESIDES being ranked 12th worldwide (out of 120 teams) at the recent annual Formula SAE International Challenge in Michigan, US (11-14 May), the NUS FSAE team also attained the following achievements.

2016 DCP Project Showcase

2016 Design-Centric Programme (DCP) Project Showcase, held at the foyer of the Engineering Auditorium, featured more than 20 exciting projects, completed by students over the course of the semester.

Recognised for his work on interaction of nanomaterials with blood plasma proteins

PhD student Mr Kenry (NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering) is one of the winners recognised for their outstanding research and technological development in functional materials.

Making powerful magnetic memory devices possible on flexible platforms

MAGNETORESISTIVE Random Access Memory (MRAM) is emerging as the next big thing in data storage. It is a relatively new technology, but it has so many advantages that it may became a leader in memory storage.

Accolade from ACerS

ASSOCIATE Professor Palani Balaya has been recognized by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) as an “ACerS Global Ambassador” for his outstanding efforts in developing global collaboration and outreach for the Society’s initiatives, as well as for his leadership in the organisation of the Asia Pacific Ceramic Cooperation Summit (APCC Summit) held at the University in February this year.

Managing Complex Situations in Emerging Economies and More Challenging Markets

IN an age of rapid transformation, it is imperative for businesses to be competent in “Managing Complex Situations in Emerging Economies and More Challenging Markets” in order to stay competitive, and on April 15, Ms Olivia Lum shared just that at the 9th Lecture of the IEL Distinguished Speaker Series, which took place at the Engineering Auditorium.

Sembcorp and NUS launched Corporate Laboratory at NUS Engineering

SEMBCORP Industries (Sembcorp) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) established the Sembcorp-NUS Corporate Laboratory on Wednesday, 20 April 2016. Mr Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, and Chairman of the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore, was the Guest-of-Honour at the launch event.

NUS unveils R16: The latest car in its FSAE race car bloodline

The latest NUS FSAE race car was unveiled with much excitement on 6 April at NUS Engineering’s foyer. Christened ‘R16’, the newest car represents the key blend of technology and features with the unique NUS FSAE’s signature car design.

Dr Thomas Teh wins the esteemed Savio L-Y. Woo Young Researcher Award

Dr Thomas Teh has garnered the prestigious Savio L-Y. Woo Young Researcher Award in the recent International Symposium on Ligaments & Tendons - XV (ISL&T-XV).

NUS researchers are developing new technology to utilise LNG cold energy for seawater desalination

AROUND 663 million people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water due to growing population and the continuing reduction of clean water supplies. Furthermore, climate change has resulted in irregular rainfall, reducing levels of underground water to alarming levels.

NIWH and NUS signed MOU to jointly develop and operate a research centre in Nanjing, China

The Nanjing International Water Hub (NIWH), which is being developed by Sembcorp Development Ltd (Sembcorp), signed Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) respectively to explore a series of collaboration programmes, with the aim of assisting Singapore small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to bring new technologies and water treatment solutions into the Chinese and international markets.


NUS Engineering courses in top 10 of QS World University Rankings by Subject

THE NUS Engineering has fared well in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings by Subject. Five of the Faculty’s subjects were ranked among the top 10.


NUS Engineering Awards and Recognition Ceremony 2016

12 high achievers at the NUS Engineering were recognised at the Awards and Recognition Ceremony 2016. Professor Ben Chen was appointed Provost’s Chair.


Swiss Route for Engineering Students

NUS Engineering graduates will soon be able to pursue a postgraduate degree, while learning the ropes of entrepreneurship at the latest NUS Overseas College (NOC) in Switzerland.


Two Engineering Researchers among Top 100 Asian Scientists

TWO NUS Engineering researchers are among Asia’s top 100 scientists who have made an impact in 2015 in a list published by the Asian Scientist Magazine in January 2016.


Novel "green" aerogels that can clean oil spills, plug gunshot wounds... and more

PAPER waste can now be converted into a very useful and environmentally-friendly product known as "cellulose aerogels".


Accolades for two Engineering dons from prestigious American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

IN recognition of their remarkable contributions to the field of biomedical engineering, Professors James Goh and Lim Chwee Teck will be inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).


Two prominent Singaporean researchers returning home to join NUS Engineering

These experts in logistics and supply chain management and advanced electronics will help to drive industry collaboration and translational research at NUS.


Five NUS Engineering researchers in Thomson Reuters’ 2015 list of world leading scientific minds

FOUR NUS Engineering researchers listed in 2014 as the world’s leading scientific minds by Thomson Reuters, are among the top again. Out of the 11 researchers from NUS in Thomson Reuters’ 2015 list, five are from NUS Engineering.


Light and easy-to-use robotic glove to help patients regain hand movements

NUS BIOMEDICAL Engineering team led by Assistant Professor Raye Yeow has designed and developed a robotic glove which can help stroke patients restore the use of their hands.


The road to F1— for the only Singaporean engineer in the industry

HE was sold on being a Formula 1 engineer – since he was in Primary 5 after watching F1 when surfing the Internet. His dream came true. Today, Mr Gautham Ramesh is an engineer specializing in aerodynamics and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) with Red Bull Technologies and is now based in Oxford, UK. He is the only true-blue Singaporean working as an F1 engineer.


Look how far Engineering Science has taken me

ENGINEERING Science at NUS Engineering has proven to be a great choice for Mr Wang Cong. The Programme has instilled in him an enquiring and probing mind that does not stop even when targets are met, and results are obtained.


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