NUS - National University of Singapore Newsroom (Innovators)

2022
12
May
2022
| 10:29 Asia/Singapore
Our climate is rapidly warming with rising temperatures impacting the physical environments that support entire ecosystems. Humans and fauna species alike face daunting challenges for survival because of climate change. The prospect isn’t lost on NUS...
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11
May
2022
| 09:16 Asia/Singapore
  In this series, NUS News profiles the University’s Presidential Young Professors who are at the forefront of their research fields, turning creative ideas into important innovations that make the world better. As a primary school girl, her favourit...
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06
May
2022
| 09:01 Asia/Singapore
Professor James D. Sidaway, political geographer from the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), has been conferred the prestigious Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers [IBG]) 2022 Busk Medal. Calling him “an...
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27
April
2022
| 11:48 Asia/Singapore
  In this series, NUS News profiles the University’s Presidential Young Professors who are at the forefront of their research fields, turning creative ideas into important innovations that make the world better. What is easier to teach? A computer or...
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22
April
2022
| 14:46 Asia/Singapore
For Dr Nala Lee, the topic of language endangerment is one that is close to the heart. The NUS alumna and Assistant Professor of Linguistics is Peranakan Chinese by birth and her heritage language is Baba Malay, which has been critically endangered s...
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13
April
2022
| 09:30 Asia/Singapore
  In this series, NUS News profiles the University’s Presidential Young Professors who are at the forefront of their research fields, turning creative ideas into important innovations that make the world better. In school, he loved to get into discus...
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31
March
2022
| 09:25 Asia/Singapore
  In this series, NUS News profiles the University’s Presidential Young Professors who are at the forefront of their research fields, turning creative ideas into important innovations that make the world better. When she was a PhD student, Assistant ...
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14
March
2022
| 09:00 Asia/Singapore
Research inspiration can come from the most random of places, but the movie High School Musical seems like an unlikely source. Yet NUS Department of Mathematics Professor Chan Heng Huat, who was watching the film with his two daughters, found a jugge...
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07
February
2022
| 14:15 Asia/Singapore
NUS Business School’s Associate Professor Sam Yam Kai Chi has received two influential international awards for his distinct and impactful contributions to the fields of organisational behaviour and psychological science – cementing his reputation as...
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2021
21
December
2021
| 17:17 Asia/Singapore
Singapore farms wrestle with the same challenge faced by farmers around the world: pest control. In the light of this challenge, a safe, organic and cost-efficient pesticide is vital to enable Singapore farms to bolster food security and contribute t...
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20
December
2021
| 10:03 Asia/Singapore
Her love for fireflies began in 2006 in Perak, Malaysia, when she saw fireflies blinking amidst a mangrove forest while working on an undergraduate final-year project. “When I stand among fireflies, I feel like I am in a different world – a magical w...
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16
December
2021
| 09:58 Asia/Singapore
Imagine a place full of moving lights of a hundred different colours changing rapidly under precision control, and one of the first things that comes to mind is a discotheque.A not-too-different scene is happening in the labs of two principal investi...
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10
December
2021
| 12:54 Asia/Singapore
Top researchers in NUS have been recognised for their outstanding contributions to the advancement of science and technology in Singapore. Professor Ivy Ng from Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS) and NUS Medicine was conferred the President’s Science...
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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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