LLPSG NUS2I2PS 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.
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.
LLPSG NUS2integrated 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.
LLPSG NUS2Perovskite 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.
LLPSG NUS2Space 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.
LLPSG NUS2Tiny 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.
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, NUS
Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof. Yang Hyunsoo
Team Member: Dr. Wu Yang
This is a game changing THz spectrometer with patented technologies that can screen for both explosives and drugs. It is a portable, all fiber based “click & run” machine that has the dynamic range of the up to 100 dB, and bandwidth spectrum range from 0.1 – 8 THz. We characterize these substances ahead of time and our Spectrometer can detect these signatures for Airports, Port of Entries and other application.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NUS
Principal Investigator: Prof. Hong Ming Hui
Team Members: Jet Chun Chion, Maria Ivon Climaco
Harnessing the combination of optical and material engineering, Phaos Nanoscope is capable of providing resolution that surpasses most of the conventional optical microscopy techniques typically limited to 200nm. Object with sub-100nm feature sizes can be imaged under Phaos Nanoscope. Hence, the Phaos Nanoscope technology can potentially address this technological gap and open up new research opportunities and market for enhanced imaging of biomedical and soft material in ambient environment.
Team Member: Nicholas Oh
Enlitho is a nanotechnology start-up company from SUTD which specialises in micro- and nanoscale fabrication. Introducing Plasmonic Nanotags- a customisable and ultra-high resolution print image capable of reaching 100,000 dots-per-inch (DPI) resolution and can also be designed to incorporate overt security features. With an increasing demand of personalisation products, coupled with developments in counterfeit technology, these Nanotags serve as multi-functional prints capable of tagging, branding and providing security to precious physical items which current personalisation technology cannot achieve.
LLPSG NUS1om sensor
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, NTU
Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof. Yong Ken Tye
Team Members: Abdul Rahman, Stephanie Yap
This project utilizes a surface functionalized optical microfiber sensor with a wide choice of chelating agent compound to adhere onto the extremely sensitive sensing region, which in turn, promotes high customizability of the sensor. These include fast response time and sampling rate for near real-time snapshots of the water quality state of risk, low power demand, compact, and requires no special additional equipment or analysis time for multi-element detection.
LLPSG NUS1ultra dry
Department of Material Science & Engineering, NUS
Principal Investigator: Asst Prof. Tan Swee Ching
Team Members: Dilip Krishna, Zhang Yaoxin
Ultra DRY is the first commercial application of a novel, super-hygroscopic gel developed by SweeLabs. Among the gel’s many properties are its ability to absorb up to 4x its own mass in water and to regenerate quickly and easily. Ultra DRY out-performs established desiccants such as silica gel and calcium chloride, market valued at over USD 300 million per annum. Applications so far investigated, range from keeping scientific instruments dry to preventing “container sweat” to room dehumidification as a means of reducing air-conditioning requirements.
(6th run)Can I Swim
NUS Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Principal Investigators: Assoc Prof. Karina Gin
Team members: Dr. Genevieve Vergara, Dr. Le Thai Hoang, Dr. Goh Shin Giek
Can I Swim is a platform for collecting and disseminating information on illness risks associated with microbial pathogens in recreational waters. It streamlines the risk assessment process and enables the public and authorities to make informed decisions about recreational water quality, health and safety. Its simple user interface includes location, activity and pathogen selection tools which are customisable based on user needs.
Team members: Dr. Zhang Yi Zhong, Dr. Liang Conghui
EMMA is the world’s first massage assistive robot which aims to relieve the shortage of trained therapists in the TCM industry. The robot has a customised, fully rotatable 3D-printed massage tip, a 3D-stereoscopic camera for acupuncture points recognition and localization and a user-friendly interface and recommended guidelines for various sports injuries. AiTreat aims to build a cloud-based, artificial intelligent driven collaborative robotic system which can perform TCM check-ups, take TCM records and perform professional therapeutic massage under the TCM physician’s instruction.
(6th run)Co-Space Robotics
Singapore Polytechnic Robotics & Maker Academy
Team members: Jim Gan, Raymond Yeong
Co-Space Robotics is a new robotic concept that combines and connects robotics in a real, physical space with a 3D virtual-reality world in cyber-space. Designed to integrate infocomm technology, digital game based learning with educational robotics to interest, excite and engage younger generations. It is an educational platform that is a fun and engaging way for young people to develop computational thinking skills and early training in programming and algorithm development.
(6th run)TFC Hollow Fiber Membrane
NUS Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
Principal Investigators: Prof. Neal Chung Tai-Shung
Team members: Dr. Tang Yupan, Dr. Xiong Junying, Dr. Han Gang, Dr. Yong Wai Fen, Wan Chunfeng
The thin-film-composite (TFC) hollow fiber membrane features an ultrathin functional layer coated on a high strength polymeric porous support. This unique structure and its high strength renders the membrane to have high potential across many applications (i.e. concentration/purification in F&B industries, separation in pharmaceutical industries, and water treatment). Having been successfully developed and integrated into one inch modules, this product has already been applied in a pilot to showcase how it can effectively harvest clean energy from waste streams.
NUS Advanced Robotics Centre
Team members: Grace Chia, Samuel Ong, Michelle Tan, Krishna Ramachandra
We have built an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) capable of carrying out active manipulation, passive surveying and data collection repeatedly and simply without the requirement for expert pilots. Using the inputs from a modular suite of sensors and actuators, we implement robust algorithms to enable way point navigation, computer vision, and acoustic localisation.
(6th Run)Graphene Oxide
NUS Centre for Advanced 2D Materials and Graphene Research Centre
Principal Investigator: Prof Loh Kian Ping
Team Members: Chen Yunxuan, Nipun Batra, Eric Lim
Porous graphene oxide is a US patented (B2) material.
(5th run)Super-hydrophobic Nano-Coating
A*STAR IMRE (Synthesis & Integration)
Principal Investigator : Dr. Yan Hong
Team members : Dr Gu Hai Wen, Feng Yang
Project description: A series of fluorine-free, solvent and water based hydrophobic coating materials have been developed. These high performance coatings exhibit robust properties such as contamination-resistant, anti-graffiti, water-repellent, anti-bacterial and are thus inherently self-cleaning. It also demonstrates excellent stability and durability in harsh conditions of strong acid, strong alkali, and mechanical abrasion.
NUS Dept of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Principal Investigators: Assoc. Prof. Li Zhi
Entrepreneurial Leads: Harine Kanagaraj, Tian Kaiyuan
Project description: We have developed a technological solution which can convert waste grease into biodiesel. Our technology utilises a recyclable biocatalyst process, which does not have any restriction on FFA content in the feedstock, thus allowing waste grease to be turned into a valuable energy source.
NUS, CEE, Centre for Water Research
Principal Investigators: Asst. Prof Lefebvre Olivier
Entrepreneurial Leads: Dr. Nguyen Dinh Tam, Vivek Narayanan
Team members: Wang Zuxin, Xu Jianxiong
Project description: An electro-Fenton (EF) system generates the hydroxyl radical (•OH), a non-selective oxidant that can react very quickly with many biorecalcitrant industrial pollutants. EF is the most potent of all advanced oxidation processes. It is a promising technology to treat nonbiodegradable wastewater.
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NEWRI (Singapore Membrane Technology Centre), NTU
Principal Investigators: Asst. Prof. Chew Jia Wei, Prof. Anthony Gordon Fane
Team members: Andy Cahyadi, Henry Tanudjaja, Aditya Anantharaman
Project description: Our novel Evapo-porometry instrument has several advantages over the Liquid Displacement Porometer, currently the leading lab instrument for pore size distribution measurement of membranes – (i) operation at ambient conditions (ii) applicability for membrane autopsies, and (iii) measurement of a wider range of pore sizes, which extends the applicability to more membrane-based processes.
(5th run)Fieldtrate Plus
Founder/CEO: David Pong
Entrepreneurial Leads: Jean Pierre Nshimyimana
Team members: Vincent Loka, Lim Chong Tee, Tan Zhi Yang
Project description: Fieldtrate Plus is a water filtration system that is specifically designed to cater to the lack of clean water in developing countries with a rising number of global disasters. It incorporates four main concepts – simplicity, portability, durability and affordability. Fieldtrate Plus’ core filtration technology is selected due to its proven durability in industrial settings.
(5th run)Inverse Fluidised Bed
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, NEWRI (Singapore Membrane Technology Centre), NTU
Principal Investigators: Asst. Prof. Chew Jia Wei, Prof. William Kantz
Entrepreneurial Leads: Dr. Farhad Zamani, Dr. Amin Booshehri
Project description: Submerged hollow fibre and flat sheet membranes are used in a variety of applications such as membrane bioreactors. This invention exploits the inexpensive buoyant particles and foams, by a judicious manipulation of the module geometry, to scour the membrane surface repetitively thereby replacing aeration. Our innovative technology offers a hefty 75 % reduction in the cost (energy consumption) relative to the conventional aeration.
(5th run)Multi-bore Membrane
Ngee Ann Polytechnic, LSCT, EWT Centre
Principal Investigators: Dr. Su Jincai
Entrepreneurial Leads: Mao Lu
Team members: Ong Rui Chin, Lin Shuning Corliss, Mohd Abid Dhamiri Bin Atan, Wang Fan
Project description: The technology is a multi-bore hollow fiber membrane contactor for water deoxygenation. This novel membrane contactor is developed using a background IP from Prof. Chung Tai-Shung, NUS, ChBE, FOE. It offers larger contact area, faster deoxygenation rate, and better mechanical robustness compared with traditional single-bore hollow fiber membrane contactor.
(5th run)Optical Flow Cell
NUS Faculty of Science (Chemistry)
Principal Investigators: Prof. Sam Lee
Team members: Chen Baisheng, Chen Jiaxin, Liu Junyi
Project description: Our invention provides a variable optical pathlength for industrial process monitoring. The variation adjustment is automatic without any manual interference. It also provides a flow through cell for spectroscopic measurements that is able to provide continuous measurements for on-line monitoring requiring minimal sample fluid volume.
NTU, School of Materials Science & Engineering
Principal Investigators: Prof Lee Pooi See
Entrepreneurial Lead 1: Vipin Kumar, PhD student
Entrepreneurial Lead 2: Kenneth Ong, Vishnu Kumar
Team members: Li Tao
Project description: Miniaturized pump powered by piezoelectric effect that enables an efficient delivery of fluid transportation at a low power consumption. The pump size can be as small as a dollar coin with thin profile. The fluid delivery is stable and controlled flow rate can be achievable.
(3rd run)Floop Point
Principal Investigators: Tan Toon Cheng, Lisa Ribeiro
Team members: Laurene Kwek
Project description: The portable shower recycles the water and so extends the life span of a fixed amount of water, enabling a small amount of water to go a long way. As it is portable, the components will be light weight, and will be manually operated.
(3rd run)Next Generation Wireless Connectivity
Principal Investigators: Francois Chin Po Shin
Entrepreneurial Leads: Albert Chai
Team members: Eric Toh
Project description: Our technology is designed to fulfill the increasing demand for bigger data pipes due to rich media contents and cloud computing. In addition, this technology has also been widely touted for wireless backhaul in small cell deployment for next generation cellular network.
NUS, Dept of Building
Principal Investigators: Asst Prof Goh Yang Miang
Entrepreneurial Leads: Zhou Zhipeng, Research Fellow
Team members: Hoe Yee Pin, Wang Qiao, Mohamed Jawad Askar Ali
Project description: A web-based design support system to facilitate selection and design of fall arrest and travel restraint systems for building construction activities.
(3rd run)Quick Fibre
NUS, ChBE, FOE
Principal Investigators: Prof Neal Chung
Entrepreneurial Lead 1: Dr Fu Feng Jiang (Research Fellow)
Entrepreneurial Lead 2: Divya Jain
Project description: Good drinking water quality is something that many of us take for granted. Low pressure RO membrane household device can help to protect the quality of your drinking water supply and remove the health risks.
NUS, CUTE, SOC
Principal Investigators: Dr. Koh Sueda, Research Fellow
Entrepreneurial Leads: Thomas Wan Zilong
Project description: Sailing is not easy for beginners to learn, because controlling a sailboat is not intuitive. We propose a design direction for a sailing learning system using interactive media. SmartSail visualizes the subtle changes of the sail not only for the sailor but also for the trainer or spectators viewing from the land. In addition, SmartSail allows sailors to graduate from relying heavily on augmented feedback to attending more to other visual feedback that sailors use without altering the focus of their attention.
Principal Investigators: Assoc Prof Sibudjing Kawi
Entrepreneurial Leads: Yasotha Kathiraser
Team members: Usman Oemar, Ang Ming Li
Project description: Anti-Cokecat involves a facile preparation method for highly dispersed supported metal catalyst with anti-coking properties for CO2 reforming of natural gas/biogas to syngas and hydrogen.
Principal Investigators: Heisel Felix, Researcher
Entrepreneurial Leads: Mateusz Wielopolski, Post-doctoral Senior Researcher
Team members: Tobias Eberwein
Project description: BambooTech involves the development of a high-strength composite material, which employs renewable organic fibres such as bamboo as a resource and can be used as a reinforcement system in concrete and other structural applications. Compared to steel, BambooTech product is lighter, cheaper, renewable, CO2-binding and corrosion-free. These features make it suitable for interior and exterior structural applications.
NTU, Dept of Mechanical & Aerospace EngineeringMeta Heat
NTU, Dept of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Organisation: NTU, Dept of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Principal Investigators: Thomas Hongyi Xu
Team members: Dang Minh Nguyen
Project description: Over 50% of electronic failures are caused by thermal problems. Meta Heat addresses these problems by designing efficient heat dissipation devices that can protect sensitive electronic components from being affected by heat flux. It is the world’s first three-dimensional thermal invisibility cloak.
NTU, Environmental EngineeringSymbionic
NTU, Environmental Engineering
Principal Investigators: Assoc. Prof. Federico Lauro
Entrepreneurial Leads: Rachelle Lauro
Team members: Trent Goldsack, Wesley Goh
Project description: Self-contained sampling devices that will take an array of measurements in aquatic (both salt and fresh water) environments. These products will send all the macro-data via wifi/3D/iridium satellite uplink for data collection and distribution to the web-based community of subscribers. Subscribers will be able to login to a socially networked website and ‘see’ the level of pollution as reported by all networked devices.
NUS, Dept of Chemisty, FOST-Cat
NUS, Dept of Chemisty, FOS
Principal Investigators: Professor Sam Li Fong Yau
Entrepreneurial Leads: Divya Jain
Team members: Du Haijun, Lin Xuanhao, Guo Rui
Project description: T-Cat aims to save over a million dollars a year per factory that recycles wastewater and in the process discard water that is high in organic contamination, due to lack of treatment facility for tough organics. T-cat uses the patent pending TiO2 photocatalyst for treatment of organic wastewater, like reverse osmosis (RO) concentrate, for water reclamation.
NTU-HUJ-BGU CREATE ProgrammeVirus Detector
NTU-HUJ-BGU CREATE Programme
Principal Investigators: Prof. Robert Marks
Entrepreneurial Leads: Low Yuen Kei Adarina, Research staff
Team members: Prima Dewi Sinawang, Indra Susanto, Maria Regina Hartono
Project description: An integration of screen-printed electrodes and lateral flow strips for a quantitative electrochemical detection of targeted water viruses. The lateral flow strip carries electroactive affinity nanobeads under capillary force with captured target viral components to functionalised microelectrodes, where they are immobilised and their presence enables a quantifiable electrical signal.
NUS, Engineering Design & Innovation Center, FOEPrototyping Incubator
NUS, Engineering Design & Innovation Center, FOE
Principal Investigators: Ian Gibson
Entrepreneurial Leads: Jian Huei, Mohit, Edmund, Wei Jie
Project description: The Engineering Design & Innovation Centre wishes to provide a facility that will support innovative products through technology development. Central to this is 3D Printing, which combines with other platform technologies (like microntrollers, laser cutting, CNC and assembled parts) to create numerous products and business opportunities. We need to know how to offer this within the NUS environment and outreach to potential beneficiaries and with the best chances of success.
Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)PV Frame
Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS)
Principal Investigators: Timothy Michael Walsh, Head, Off-Grid PV Systems, SERIS
Entrepreneurial Lead 1: Yi Jinzhou
Entrepreneurial Lead 2: Divya Jain
Team members: Chai Jing, Srinath Nalluri, Khoo Yong Sheng, Jai Prakash
Project description: This integrated framing system will provide the role of both the frame and the junction box, streamline the production process for PV modules. This approach is unique because the current state-of-the-art of PV module manufacturing requires three separate components and processes (the busses, the frame and the junction box) all of which are incorporated into the integrated framing system. The parts consolidation and improved process flow will reduce manufacturing costs for PV module manufacturers.
Metal Sentinel (GHSPR)
NUS, Dept of Chemistry & Ngee Ann Poly, EWTCOIMetal Sentinel (GHSPR)
NUS, Dept of Chemistry & Ngee Ann Poly, EWTCOI
Principal Investigators: Assoc. Prof Sam Li Fong Yau & Dr Koh Lee Chew, Senior Manager R&D Engineer
Entrepreneurial Leads: Lin Junyu, Chee Siang
Project description: The novel sensor is based on surface plasmon resonance (SPR) coupled to Goos Hanchen (GH) effect, which allows the enhancement and direct measurement of GH shift. The novel sensor system will provide a new option for rapid, sensitive chemical and biochemical analysis, with many advantages over the current methods of heavy metals measurement in liquids. The product will allow monitoring with minimal interference from environment.
Team Super Silk
Republic Poly, School of Applied ScienceTeam Super Silk
Republic Poly, School of Applied Science
Principal Investigators: Tan Cheak Khan Willy
Entrepreneurial Leads: Daryl Chew, Sum
Team members: Tong Yu, Hazel
Project description: The process subjects Bombyx Mori (B.Mori) silkworms to a patented method and was scaled up and used to produce silk with increased strength (+49%), strain (+2.2%), breaking energy (+55.1%) and elastic modulus (+39%), when compared to normal silk. The “enhanced silk” can be spun and reeled into yarn, and then woven into fabric using a variety of weaving patterns.