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 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.
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.
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.
ASSISTANT Professor Duong Hai Minh’s novel recyclable cellulose aerogels won the 2016 TechConnect Innovation Award. He and his team from the Department of Mechanical Engineering have created the world’s first green cellulose aerogels made of paper waste.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.