NUS - National University of Singapore Newsroom (Innovators)

2021
26
November
2021
| 09:02 Asia/Singapore
Professor Lim Chwee Teck, inaugural NUSS Professor at NUS Biomedical Engineering, has been named the winner of the Asia’s Most Influential Scientist Award by the business magazine Fortune Times.A prolific researcher and inventor, Prof Lim has been re...
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17
November
2021
| 09:02 Asia/Singapore
A team of young inventors from NUS Engineering is making a big step forward in bringing new ‘HOPES’ to glaucoma patients. Their wearable device, called Home Eye Pressure E-skin Sensor, or HOPES, which is designed for safe, accurate, pain-free and low...
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16
November
2021
| 16:00 Asia/Singapore
Thirty-two NUS researchers have been placed among some of the world’s most highly cited researchers, according to the Highly Cited Researchers 2021 List published by data analytics firm Clarivate.The highly-anticipated annual list, comprising 6,602 r...
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09
November
2021
| 09:12 Asia/Singapore
Countries around in the world are seeing a rise in both the number and the proportion of older persons in their populations. In Singapore, it is estimated that by 2030, one in four people will be over 65 years of age, and this will rise to almost one...
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03
November
2021
| 07:59 Asia/Singapore
NUS Vice President (Research and Technology) Professor Liu Bin has bagged the Kabiller Young Investigator’s Award in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine.Prof Liu, who will also receive the cash prize of US$10,000, was recognised for the development of nanop...
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02
November
2021
| 15:02 Asia/Singapore
Five young researchers from NUS who have made great achievements in their respective fields have been identified as among the most influential innovators in Asia Pacific who are younger than 35.Recognised in the 2021 MIT Technology Review Innovators ...
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22
October
2021
| 09:00 Asia/Singapore
2021 has been designated the “Year of Celebrating SG Women” by the Ministry of Social and Family Development, making this the perfect year for the NUS Faculty of Engineering’s inaugural “Women in NUS Engineering” event, which took place in September ...
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18
October
2021
| 16:42 Asia/Singapore
In 2016, the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (Seris) at the National University of Singapore unveiled its floating solar test bed – a 1 megawatt-peak (MWp) installation - at Tengeh Reservoir. Positive results from this testbed paved the ...
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12
October
2021
| 09:38 Asia/Singapore
Professor Brenda Yeoh from the Department of Geography at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has been awarded the international Vautrin Lud Prize 2021 in Geography. Modelled after the Nobel Prize and widely regarded as one of the highest hon...
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23
September
2021
| 09:30 Asia/Singapore
Mention the study of Buddhism and Chinese religions and the clichéd image of a reclusive elderly scholar poring over musty religious texts springs to mind. Not so when you meet Dr Jack Chia, an assistant professor of history and religious studies at ...
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22
September
2021
| 15:09 Asia/Singapore
Professor Barry Halliwell, Senior Advisor (Academic Appointments and Research Excellence), NUS Office of the Senior Deputy President and Provost, has been conferred Citation Laureate for 2021. The distinction is awarded by information and insights co...
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12
August
2021
| 11:35 Asia/Singapore
If you navigate Associate Professor Terence Sim’s profile on NUS Computing’s website, you’ll see a smiling, affable-looking gentleman in a suit and tie.But mouse over the photo and it changes into him in what looks like Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt’s ...
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29
July
2021
| 18:37 Asia/Singapore
Professor Brenda Yeoh from the Department of Geography at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences joins a list of 84 new Fellows who have been elected into the British Academy, the United Kingdom’s national academy for the humanities and social s...
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26
July
2021
| 14:06 Asia/Singapore
Deforestation and removal of mangrove areas for conversion to aquaculture, agriculture, urban and coastal development have led to mangrove forests being once considered one of the most threatened habitats on the planet. Lesser known is how mangroves ...
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22
July
2021
| 09:04 Asia/Singapore
Associate Professor Vinicius Rosa, Vice Dean (Research) at the NUS Faculty of Dentistry, has received two research awards from the International Association of Dental Research (IADR), a renowned organisation that seeks to drive dental, oral and crani...
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06
July
2021
| 10:11 Asia/Singapore
Associate Professor Low Boon Chuan has always been fascinated by how life is formed. When he was young, he would dig up earthworms from the garden and watch as they wriggled back into the soil. “Why does this animal need to live underground? Why does...
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01
July
2021
| 15:53 Asia/Singapore
Human civilisation has always been shaped by breakthroughs in materials science. In the past, our greatest material triumphs defined entire eras of humanity, from the stone age to the bronze age to the iron age. Today, we have a far deeper understand...
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25
June
2021
| 13:24 Asia/Singapore
Assistant Professor Nalini Puniamoorthy is very interested in the private lives of insects, especially how they reproduce.In a research facility at Block S4A on NUS Kent Ridge campus stand neat rows of what look like oversized laundry hampers. Within...
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24
June
2021
| 10:04 Asia/Singapore
One of the world’s greatest challenges for the next 50 years is to ensure enough clean, affordable and reliable sources of energy. However, this is also one of the most complex problems facing society today, and there are many technological hurdles t...
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08
June
2021
| 08:45 Asia/Singapore
NUS Vice President (Research and Technology) Professor Liu Bin has been conferred the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Centenary Prize this year. She was honoured for her work in the innovative design and synthesis of organic molecules and nanomaterials ...
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23
March
2021
| 13:43 Asia/Singapore
The ability to put different pieces together to solve a problem comes naturally to Professor Thorsten Wohland, Director of the NUS Centre for BioImaging Sciences (CBIS), and Vice-Dean for Research and Space at the NUS Faculty of Science.Prof Wohland ...
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16
February
2021
| 09:23 Asia/Singapore
Dr Zeehan Jaafar, a lecturer at NUS Biological Sciences, loves the rich and mysterious oceans. She learnt at a young age that in addition to providing a home for the diverse organisms she loves, marine ecosystems also provide food, medicines, and per...
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03
February
2021
| 08:33 Asia/Singapore
NUS Business Professor David De Cremer, Provost’s Chair and Professor of Management and Organisation, has been selected by London-based organisation Thinkers50 as one of 30 global management thinkers to watch in 2021. Prof De Cremer is the only repre...
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22
January
2021
| 17:07 Asia/Singapore
When NUS Vice President of Research and Technology Professor Liu Bin was a graduate student, she almost gave up in the face of seemingly insurmountable difficulties. But she found her own way through her mistakes to become a respected scientist well ...
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2020
18
December
2020
| 16:18 Asia/Singapore
Four NUS-affiliated researchers have received national recognition for their excellent achievements and contributions in science and technology. At a ceremony held at the Istana on 18 December 2020, Professor Ranga Rama Krishnan (former Dean of Duke-...
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18
November
2020
| 18:20 Asia/Singapore
Researchers from NUS have been placed among the world’s most highly cited. This is according to the newly unveiled list of Highly Cited Researchers™ 2020 by Clarivate.The hotly anticipated annual list identifies researchers who demonstrate significan...
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13
November
2020
| 09:37 Asia/Singapore
The Healthy Longevity Global Grand Challenge founded by the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is a worldwide initiative to accelerate innovation that improves physical, mental, and social well-being for people as they age.The Challenge comprises ...
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23
October
2020
| 23:37 Asia/Singapore
These three NUS Economics researchers were newly elected as Fellows of the prestigious Econometric Society NUS economists Professor Satoru Takahashi, Distinguished Professor John Quah and Associate Professor Jessica Pan have been recently elec...
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14
October
2020
| 17:29 Asia/Singapore
These seven NUS researchers were newly elected as Fellows of the Singapore National Academy of Science. Seven researchers from NUS have been elected Fellows of the Singapore National Academy of Science (SNAS), an organisation that has the dual remit...
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17
September
2020
| 16:09 Asia/Singapore
Asst Prof Chen develops and integrates novel composite materials into innovative ‘soft robots’ Asst Prof Chen Po-Yen from NUS Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has won two eminent awards for his innovative research into next-generation functiona...
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