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Past Projects


  • 2018
    Solar VTOL

    NUS, ECE

    Principal Investigator: Assoc Prof Aaron Danner
    Team Members: Goh Chong Swee, Kuan Jun Ren, Mai Pham, Yeo Jun Han

    Solar VTOL’s aim is to increase productivity and utility of drones by increasing their flight time. Current drones are limited by their flight time, which require the hassle of returning to a designated location for battery recharge. With solar VTOL’s Vertical Takeoff and Landing capability, the drone can provide additional capabilities for its customer with minimal manpower required. In a disaster relief scenario, our drone can be deployed within short notice to supply power to disaster zones facing power shortage due to damaged electrical infrastructure, for powering communication devices and various mission-critical equipment to improve life-saving and rescue efforts.

  • 2018
    Waste Conversion

    NUS ChBE

    Principal Investigator: Prof Wang Chi Hwa
    Team Members: Yao Zhiyi, Babu Cadiam Mohan, Alvin Salim

    Our goal is to convert carbon waste to greener and valuable commercial products. Currently, industrial wastes are typically combusted at incineration plants and the resulting ashes sent to landfill. This practice raises issues such as potential toxicity to the environment, as well as the loss of valuable metals left in the waste. Therefore, from both economic and environmental standpoints, it is becoming increasingly important for the recovery of valuable metals from industrial waste and converts them to valuable products. In this project, we have developed an eco-friendly technology to extract vanadium and carbon based nano materials from oil refineries. The obtained nano-materials are to be used in massive scale production of products such as paints, tyres, and fire-retardant coatings.

  • 2018
    2D Magnetic Sensor

    NUS, CA2DM

    Principal Investigator: Dr. Antonio H. Castro Neto
    Team Members: Gavin Koon, Tan Jun You, Efthymios Vasileiou

    2DMag has set a goal to become the one-stop shop for any type of magnetic sensing requirements by building a unique 2D material magnetic sensor. Currently, the magnetic sensor market is divided into smaller segments based on different technologies, each with its own performance advantages and constraints. However, demand for magnetic sensors is forecasted to grow strongly driven by the growing needs of the automotive and industrials usage. 2DMag used 2D layers of graphene to construct a 2D sensor with customizable dimensions, hundredfold sensitivity than existing sensors and an ultra-wide dynamic range to cover from low magnetic fields (0.1 mT) to very high ones (>10T).

  • 2018

    NUS, Temasek Lab

    Principal Investigators: Lu Zhenbo and Asst Prof Lau Gih Keong
    Team Members: Chris Wong, Manuel Cigala, Shrestha Milan

    AIsolux clear membrane screens create a quiet environment in urban cityscapes with its proprietary noise insulator/absorber and smart window system. Ideal for offices, meeting spaces, shopping malls, homes, and transportation centers. Our combined experience in research exceeds 15 years in acoustic metamaterials and smart window system designs. Within a 40mm array, AIsolux flexible metamaterial screen covers frequency ranging from 600Hz to 1000Hz, and it is further tuned by up to 50% to mitigate the lower frequency range. Together with the smart window feature, an electrical adjustment will ensure an opacity from 2% to 80% for protecting visual privacy. Easily installed, AIsolux is washable, UV resistant, and multi-functional to block sound and vision on demand.

  • 2018

    NUS, Temasek Lab

    Principal Investigator: Dr. Nguyen Quoc Viet, Dr. Chan Woei Leong
    Team Members: Siddharth Sunil Jadhav, Lew Wan Peng

    Inspired by the richness of nature flyers, HummingB is a palm-size tailless flapping wing drone, with its flapping wings for both propulsion and maneuvers. It exploits the benefits of unsteady aerodynamics unlike the conventional fixed-wing and rotary-wing drones. With its precise control, HummingB can agilely move in three axes of motion and hover in mid-air. It promises to be a one-of-its-kind tool in several applications; be it sparkling the creativity of enthusiasts, coaching younger minds about the nature-inspired aerial robotics and bio-inspiration, or automation in indoor agriculture.

  • 2018

    NTU, EEE

    Principal Investigator: Prof Joseph Chang
    Team Members: Shu Wei, Juanda

    The objective of ZES is to disrupt the high-reliability electronics industry – specifically, in hardware electronics and services in three domains:
    (i) Space/Aerospace (Satellites, aircrafts, etc.),
    (ii) High-Level Autonomous Vehicles (Levels 4/5), and
    (iii) Commercially-Off-The-Shelf (COTS)-Electronics.

    ZES has unambiguously identified six products (hardware and services) where there is real need and demand, and that are unmet/unavailable. The chronological order of ZES’s business is (i) → (ii) → (iii). ZES’s Vision is: ‘To be embedded in every Satellite and in every Autonomous Vehicle’. ZES’s Mission is: ‘Providing Strategic and Disruptive Hardware and Services for Space and Autonomous Vehicles’.