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Past Projects


  • 2018
    I2PS Membrane

    Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NUS

    Principal Investigator: Prof. Neal Chung Tai-Shung,
    Team Members: Cheng Zhenlei, Zhang Yu, Gao Jie, Susilo Japip, Hua Dan

    We have developed nanofiltration hollow fiber membranes fabricated from a novel one-step co-extrusion process called I2PS. This I2PS membrane features an integrally formed protective skin to maintain the overall water purification efficiency during long term operations. It excels in the low pressure water filtration system, resulting in a reduced energy consumption compared with the high energy requirement in reverse osmosis (RO) systems.

  • 2018

    NUS Environmental Research Institute

    Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof. Tong Yen Wah
    Team Members: Dr. Tan Jun Rong, Dr. Arunmozhiarasi Armugam

    The team Aquaporin is the first team to produce aquaporin Z (AQPz) protein, a transmembrane water channel, in Singapore and has developed the technology to produce the protein on large scale for commercial and industrial applications. AQPz embedded biomimetic membranes have been proven to be ideal for desalination, water purification and waste water treatment, food, beverage & dairy industries and pharmaceutical/ cosmetic industries, thus providing a platform for multiple markets utilising membranes of various sizes.

  • 2018
    integrated reverse osmosis (iRO)

    Environmental Process Modelling Centre, NTU

    Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof. Adrian Wing Keung Law
    Team Members: Dawn Pang, Tang Di, Dr. Li Tian

    iRO is a compact and energy efficient module design including an internal energy recovery system for application of small scale seawater desalination with a capacity of around 100 m3/d. The most important advantage of iRO is its ability to reduce > 50% of energy consumption in small scale seawater desalination where energy recovery system is usually not installed. Applications so far investigated, range from remote island desalination, livestock vessels and cruise ships.

  • 2018
    Perovskite Display

    Department of Chemistry, NUS

    Principal Investigator: Asst Prof. Tan Zhi Kuang
    Team Members: Dr. Wong Ying-Chieh, Ng Jun De Andrew

    Keeping up with the growing adoption of ultra-wide colour gamut Quantum Dot (QD) Enhanced Displays, our Perovskite Colour Enhancement Technology offers a propriety, cadmium-free, highly manufacturable and adaptable approach to address the current bottlenecks in incumbent QD technologies. Our technology is focused on being a highly scalable, cost-competitive fabrication and formulation to enable ease of coating on to commonly used industry substrates, such as PET/Glass/PMMA.

  • 2018
    Space bots

    Department of Biomedical Engineering, NUS

    Principal Investigator: Asst Prof. Raye Yeow Chen Hua
    Team Members: Ahmed Khalil Khan, Liang Xinquan, Khin P. May, Kirthika Muthiah, Sankar Seramani

    Space Bots is an initiative led by a group of engineers from various backgrounds to explore the potential of soft robotics in space. Soft robotics is a burgeoning field of robotics that utilizes soft materials such as textiles or 3-d printed materials to fabricate robots which are soft, compliant to its environment, flexible with multiple degrees of freedom and cost-effective.

  • 2018
    Tiny CO2

    Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS

    Principal Investigator: Prof. Massimo Alioto
    Team Members: Dr. Dihan Hasan, Mahmut Sami Yazici, Eunice Jing Jing Shen

    The CO2 sensor is based on a new architecture that combines innovative infrared MEMS and built-in machine learning to operate at very low power (100X lower than conventional sensors). Typical need for indoor CO2 sensors is in Green Buildings to optimize the amount of external air that needs to be refreshed to maintain regulated air quality standards for the comfort of occupants.