Wushu world champion eyes SEA games 2015
MEET Emily Sin Min Li, our NUS Engineering wushu exponent, the world champion in 2011 who toppled opponents in Duilian (sparring) at the 11th World Wushu Championships. The year after, she confidently took a gold medal at the South-east Asia Games in Jakarta.
Light ahead of the tunnel for green economy through education
JUST how much time do we have? Really bad news may hit us some 50 to 80 years down the road when global warming wreaks its worst havoc. But University Professor Shih Choon Fong believes that we can take this with an optimistic pinch of salt.
First-in-human study off to a good start for novel device to restore voice in throat cancer patients
FIRST-IN-HUMAN trials have been getting good results so far since they started in July, for a novel device which enables patients (who have lost their voice box) to regain their speech almost immediately. So far, two patients who have had their voice box removed due to cancer, were able to hear themselves speaking almost immediately after surgery.
Woman engineer awarded national fellowships from L'Oreal Singapore
HER efforts in education and research in nanomaterial science and engineering have won her recognition. Associate Professor Ho Ghim Wei, Engineering Science Programme and Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, was awarded fellowships from L’Oréal Singapore in Physical & Engineering Science field.
She's in regional list of top innovators (under 35) for her work on coastal pollutants
Assistant Professor Vivien Chua, NUS Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is among the top 10 innovators who are under 35 years old in the region (Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand). Selected by Em Tech Singapore, she will be considered for MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 List, the results of which will be known in October 2015.
NUS Engineering celebrates and honours top achievers
NUS Engineering academics continue to do well in educating engineer-leaders and in carrying out ground-breaking research. The Faculty’s standing has remained strong and is among the top league of universities worldwide.
Celebrating the Engineering Spirit and the art of creation at Esplanade
ENGINEERING makes things work – and also creates. This is well demonstrated by Mr Tong Ming Xi who has managed to merge engineering with the art of making and restoring violins – with an entrepreneur’s finesse to boot.
Eminent policy maker takes questions on nurturing engineer leaders
IT was a public lecture with a difference. After painting a 10-minute backdrop for discussion, Professor J Y Pillay, at the Institute for Engineering Leadership (IEL) Distinguished Speaker Series lecture, was ready to take questions from the floor, dialogue being more his style than a lecture.
Glowing girl engineers
CHRISTMAS came early to NUS Faculty of Engineering, with a touch of imagination – and engineering. Some 16 girls from secondary schools in Singapore, had fun making their artwork glow with LED lights.
Class of 74 raised more than $400,000 at their 40th Anniversary
IT was a mission well accomplished for NUS Engineering Class of 74.Their target was to raise $400,000, it being their 40th Anniversary. They hit bull’s eye – and more! It was the biggest sum ever raised at a reunion dinner for Engineering alumni -- the effort of more than 100 people.
Leading polymer researcher receives inaugural NRF Investigatorship Award
SHE has been cited by Thomson Reuters as one of the world’s leading scientific minds in 2014. An established researcher in the field of polymer chemistry and its applications, Associate Professor Liu Bin has recently been awarded the inaugural National Research Foundation (NRF) Investigatorship.
Destination Zero Carbon Finals 2014 at NUS
A NEW race for remote-control cars using iPhone at Destination Zero Carbon Finals 2014 certainly spiced things up. A “turtle” among the competing cars had many in the audience chanting “turtle, turtle, turtle!”
Prof Lui conferred the IES Lifetime Engineering Achievement Award 2014
Professor Lui Pao Chuen was conferred the Lifetime Engineering Achievement Award 2014 by the Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) at their 48th Annual Dinner (24 Oct).
Sharky, the NUS unmanned water vehicle which doesn't give up
NUS Engineering team Sharky lived up to the tenacity of their name at the inaugural Maritime RobotX Challenge (24-26 Oct) held at The Float@Marina Bay.
Recognised for their contributions and achievements at the Engineering Alumni Gala Dinner 2014
THE Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award (DEAA) 2014 was conferred upon Mr Tang Kin Fei and Mr Quek Gim Pew at the Engineering Alumni Gala Dinner (10 October).
In Conversation with Female Engineers – a ladies night out at Yusof Ishak
THEY seemed perfectly happy with their jobs as engineers -- and they are women. Speaking at the inaugural “In Conversation with Female Engineers” organised by the Centre for Future-ready Graduates at Yusof Ishak House on 16 Oct, seven panelists shared how they managed to balance work with family life.
NUS Engineering’s new initiatives to boost offshore engineering and closer collaboration with industry
TWO new initiatives, the Petroleum Engineering Professorships Programme and the NUS Multiphase Oil-Water-Air Flow Loop Facility at the NUS Faculty of Engineering will now enable more cutting edged R&D for offshore engineering to be conducted at the Faculty, as well as to enable closer collaboration with the industry.
Biomedical Engineering student wins 1st prize in augural competition to design low-cost medical devices
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING graduate Mr Andy Tay Kah Ping, currently pursuing his PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles under the NUS-Overseas Graduate Scholarship, has won the 1st prize at the inaugural Asian-Pacific Medical Device Design Competition 2014.
1st Engineering student to receive Chua Toh Hua Memorial Gold Medal for outstanding research in life sciences
NUS Engineering alumnus, Dr Jacky Lee Wong Cheng was the first PhD Engineering student awarded the Chua Toh Hua Memorial Gold Medal. Introduced in 1998, the Medal recognises students who have done outstanding researches in Life Sciences.
NUS don elected as International Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering
PROFESSOR Low Teck Seng, former NUS Dean of Engineering (1998 to 2000), has been elected as an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK. He is the 4th Singaporean to be elected to the Royal Academy.
Gearing up for Singapore's quantum leap in space R&D
SINGAPORE’s first micro-satellite, X-Sat took off in 2011, paving the way for Singapore’s advancement into the space industry. Alongside this satellite’s success, Economic Development Board (EDB) has set up the Office for Space Technologies and Industry (OSTIn) last year.
Three new bacteria discovered to fight harmful PCB in our environment
It is now possible to design and engineer methods which are more effective in ridding our environment of harmful PCBs, thanks to findings by a team led by Assoc Prof He Jianzhong. Their paper in collaboration with GIS, was published in the prestigious US journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).
NUS UAV team tops at International Micro Air Vehicle Challenge 2014
OVERCOMING powerful winds and strong teams, NUS AeroLion returned triumphant from the International Micro Air Vehicle Challenge (IMAV) at The Netherlands.
NUS Bumblebee is world's 5th in RoboSub Challenge held in San Diego
Grace Chia in San Diego files this story on the team's heroic endeavours. The team was the only team which was able to complete the entire course in the Singapore leg earlier this year.
Oblique fin technology gets big BCA grant for small aircon system
HIS “oblique fin” technology for heat dispersion will now be taken to higher levels in the industry. Assistant Professor Lee Poh Seng, NUS Mechanical Engineering Department, recently received the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) grant to integrate the technology into a small capacity air-conditioning system.
NUS Engineering urges freshmen to step out of comfort zone
ENGINEERING freshmen 2014 were thoroughly entertained in a welcome bash thrown for them at the University Cultural Centre by the Office of Student Life in collaboration with Engin Club.
NUS Engineering teams win IES Prestigious Engineering Award
TEAM led by Professor Chen Zhi Ning working with DSO National Laboratories and Institute for Infocomm Research, received the Award (Applied Research and Development). Another team led by Associate Professor Anjam Khursheed and Dr Ernest Chua Kian Jon received the Award (Young Creators).
AEESEAP and ICADRE share ideas on enhancing Engineering education
SOME 50 engineering educators meet at AEESEAP and ICADRE to share and exchange ideas on Engineering education..
Commencement 2014: NUS Engineering graduates ready for the world
Six Engineering ceremonies saw the graduation of some 2,500 Engineering students. Commencement speakers urged fresh graduates to stay in the Engineering industry..
DSP 2014: Designing solutions for people with disabilities: An Engineering Perspective
SOME 80 participants with many from overseas (China, India, South Korea, Germany, Britain, Thailand, Japan and other countries from the region) attended the annual Design Summer Programme (DSP 2014) organised by the Engineering Design & Innovation Centre’s Design-Centric Programme (DCP).
DIY streak got Zhen Ning ‘accelerating’ in FSAE project
ENGINEERING SCIENCE and Design-Centric Programme (DCP) student Ng Zhen Ning once designed and built an entire home sound system – with a few pointers from his engineer dad. It is still working today.
USP-DCP converted motorbike roughs it out from Germany to Switzerland and came in 3rd at the WAVE challenge
THEY took part in the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE), the biggest electric vehicle rally worldwide -- and came in 3rd with a Honda motorbike which they had converted into an electric vehicle.
Five Engineering researchers in the list of world’s top scientific minds
FIVE Engineering researchers are among the world’s leading scientific minds, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2014 report published by Thomson Reuters, as part of The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014 report.
Novel early detection method to safeguard Singapore’s water security wins IWA Award
Team comprising Assoc Prof Ng How Yong, Prof Ong Say Leong and two Engineering postgraduate students, have won the Honour Award for Applied Research at the IWA (International Water Association) 2014 Asia Pacific Regional Project Innovation (PIA) Awards during the Singapore Intenrational Water Week.
Prof Andrew Nee conferred lifetime honor by the US Society of Manufacturing Engineers
PROFESSOR Andrew Nee, NUS Department of Mechanical Engineering was awarded the US Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Gold Medal on 9 June at the International Awards Gala held in Detroit, USA. Apart from Japan, Prof Nee is the first in Asia to have been thus honoured.
A hand in building and developing Singapore
Mr Kwa Chin Soon, Class of 2010, recipient of the 2014 Lee Kwan Yew Scholarship, is off to MIT to pursue his passion in Civil Engineering. Currently with the Building & Construction Authority of Singapore, he hopes to return after his Master's in Geotechnology to help Singapore develop underground space.
New Graduate Certificate in Medical Devices Regulatory Affairs Programme
NUS Biomedical Engineering Department in collaboration with the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society has launched a joint Gradaute Certificate in Medical Devices Regulatory Affairs (MDRA) Programme.
NUS engineers invent cost-effective filtration system
THEIR filtration system can remove particles measuring less than 2.5 microns in diameter (PM2.5) -- as well as remove the smell associated with haze.