PI: Prof Hu Jiangyong
Team: Liu Xiaochen, Cai Qinqing, Richie Tai
Access to safe water is everyone’s fundamental right and critical to many industries, however even filtered water may contain harmful pathogens. These pathogens can cause potential health hazards and tremendous economic loss. AquaViolet adopts UV-LED technology with configurable UV light wavelength to provide safe water for everyone. UV light has been proven to be a trusted technology for sterilisation of bacteria, virus and protozoa. AquaViolet provides mercury-free, efficient, configurable and long-lasting water disinfection solution to meet everyone’s water quality needs.
AquaViolet water disinfection system is applicable for any industry that values water quality. For example, in aquaculture, our solution can help to enhance pathogen control, leading to an increase in production volume. Our solution can also be applied to other industries such as water treatment systems, aquariums, food/beverage processing, swimming pools, ultrapure water treatment and so on.
PI: Asst Prof Kenneth Tracy and Asst Prof Christine Yogiaman
Team: Phoon Ruyi Natalie, Jackson Siah, Chia Pei Zhi, Tan Ying Yi
Tensile Ventures is a team of researchers and alumni from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Our current project offers aesthetically unique, modular, quick assembly shelters for events and recreation. Our Membrane Tensegrity Shells are a patented, novel class of tensegrity structures. These lightweight structures use a continuous membrane as both structure and enclosure to connect intermittent struts. Ultralight and internal stiffening reduce the site impact of the structures while offering an efficient and formally innovative enclosure solution. Additionally, a software and digital-to-physical workflow have been developed to facilitate a broad range of freeform variations. Potential applications range from event and recreational tentages to long span (20m+) permanent canopies.
Our temporary structures have been developed to Technology Readiness Level 6 and validated through 2 proof-of-concept prototypes, structural analysis models, and manufacturing consultations. We are currently developing a prototype for performance-based structural testing and regulatory approvals.
PI: Prof Philip L-F Liu
Team: Zhao Kuifeng, Dinesh Singh
Virtual Coast develops a comprehensive solution for construction of a virtual coastal database. Important information such as coastal infrastructures, natural and semi natural coasts, buildings, industry facilities, parks, and fore shore bathymetry will be key components of the database. Serving as baseline or continuously updated information for the long-term coastal management, the coastal database is a necessary piece in the fight against climate change and sea level rise. With such a holistic database, individual agency can find relevant information for various purposes including coastal management and protection, environment cleanliness, marine ecosystem conservation, and recreation etc. Specialised in image analysis, virtual coast provides customised visual inspection analysis for customers, and utilises machine learning and pattern recognition for high efficiency and quality output. The virtual coast package will also be available in a web platform where other users may upload their coastal data to produce the respective database.
PI: Assoc Prof Joel K. W. Yang
Team: Soroosh Daqiqeh Rezaei, John Y. E. Chan, Jonathan Trisno
We provide a mutli-layer optical metasurface-based security tag for anti-counterfeiting. We use nanotechnology that enables simultaneous control of phase and spectral response of light on a nano scale. Our technology provides high security level, has a complex structure, and is consequently difficult to imitate. We target the pharmaceutical industry in Singapore as our beachhead market. Within 12 months, we will enter Asia Pacific market and expand to other customer sectors such as food and beverage, automotive and luxury goods. The technology is currently at TRL 6, with ongoing development to adapt to market requirements.
PI: Prof Ng How Yong
Team: Xu Boyan, Lim Fang Yee, Yang Yue
Biofilm which was thought to be only associated to the outside environment (e.g temperature, food, etc) is now considered to be regulated by Quorum Sensing. Compared to conventional physical or chemical methods which reduce biofilm after it was already developed, Quorum Quenching (QQ), which interfere quorum sensing systems, could directly prevent membrane biofouling formation. This can sufficiently reduce membrane fouling and achieve energy saving.
Our isolated novel QQ consortiums can be applied into both aerobic and anaerobic membrane bioreactors (MBRs) for domestic and industrial wastewater treatment, and it could be more tolerant than single QQ bacteria. The aeration energy in MBRs was significantly reduced, and the QQ performance was stable and durable. The lab-scale MBRs treating real domestic wastewater and industrial wastewater using our QQ consortiums has already been achieved, and we have several on-going co-operations with industrial partners, aiming to achieve the pilot-scale demonstration.
PI: Assoc Prof Jeroen Anton van Kan
Team: Rudy Pang, Crystal Lin Xiaoying, Sarfraz Qureshi
Our Focused Proton & Ion Beam system with sub-10nm resolution will revolutionize: Nanolithography, Ion Implantation & 3D Imaging for Failure Analysis.
There is increasing demand for fabrication & imaging with sub-10nm resolution. Our patented ion source will enable a new focused Ion & proton beam system @ sub-10nm.