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Winner of Falling Walls Lab Austria 2017
Posted Date: 28-Sep-2017

We are pleased to announce that Ms Agnes Reiner, PhD student of Professor Bo Liedberg, has come in first place at the Falling Walls Lab Austria 2017. As a joint PhD student from BOKU, she is jointly supervised by Professor Wolfgang Knoll and Dr Jakub Dostalek. During her presentation, Agnes discussed the topic of “Breaking the Wall of Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis” by leveraging on her research topic of ‘Cancer diagnosis based on plasmonic biosensors and exosome analysis’.

Agnes will be participating in the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin on 8 November 2017.

About The Falling Walls Lab
The Falling Walls Lab (http://www.falling-walls.com/lab) is a unique interdisciplinary forum for aspiring scientists and professionals in the realms of science, business, politics, arts and society from around the world. It was initiated on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Inspired by this world-changing event, the question at every gathering revolves around “Which walls will fall next?”. The event provides an avenue for hundreds of emerging talents, entrepreneurs and innovators to pitch their research work, initiatives or business models to their peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business.


Agnes (above) presenting her topic

Our heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Agnes!

Winner of Falling Walls Lab Singapore 2017
Posted Date: 27-Sep-2017

We are pleased to announce that Mr Kaushik Parida, PhD student of Professor Lee Pooi See, has come in second place at The Falling Walls Lab Singapore 2017. During the presentation, he expounded on the topic of “Breaking the Wall of Silence” by building on his research topic of ‘electronic skin’ gloves, which can translate sign language into speech.

Kaushik will be representing us to participate in the Falling Walls Lab Finale in Berlin in November 2017.

About The Falling Walls Lab
The Falling Walls Lab (http://www.falling-walls.com/lab) is a unique interdisciplinary forum for aspiring scientists and professionals in the realms of science, business, politics, arts and society from around the world. It was initiated on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Inspired by this world-changing event, the question at every gathering revolves around “Which walls will fall next?”. The event provides an avenue for hundreds of emerging talents, entrepreneurs and innovators to pitch their research work, initiatives or business models to their peers and a distinguished jury from academia and business.


Kaushik (left) receiving the award from Mr Inderjit Singh

Our heartiest congratulations and best wishes to Kaushik!

Winners of DISCOVER URECA @ NTU Poster Exhibition and Competition
Posted Date: 20-July-2017

We are pleased to inform you that MS YU JING and her Supervising Professor, DR LONG YI have done very well in the 2017 DISCOVER URECA @ NTU Poster Competition.

The core winners were selected by the panels of independent judges who visited and assessed the URECA exhibition on 24 March 2017. 

The posters were also reviewed and voted during the URECA exhibition by

  • fellow participants of the Discover URECA Exhibition and Poster Competition – Peer evaluation;
  • fellow school mates and NTU staff – Poster popularity voting.

 

Yu Jing’s poster titled ‘Temperature-Controlled Reversible and Salt-Controlled Recoverable Double-Network Hydrogels with Ultrahigh Mechanical Strength, Stretchable Toughness’ came in 2nd place out of 21 posters for the ‘Chemical, Material, Civil and Environmental’ category.

Her poster also received one of the most number of votes from the Peer Assessment Review for the same category.

Our heartiest congratulations to MS YU JING and DR LONG YI for flying MSE’s flag high in the URECA Poster Competition 2017.

Winners for Oral Presentation and Poster Presentation at 2017 Joint Symposium on Materials Science and Engineering at KAIS
Posted Date: 12-July-2017

We are pleased to announce that the following PhD students have received the following awards at 2017 Joint Symposium on Materials Science and Engineering at KAIST, Korea, for the following papers:

PhD Student Supervisor ​Award ​Title of Project Research Area
​Mr Fook Hui Tung ​Prof Lee Pooi See ​Silver
(Oral Presentation)
​Effects of AgNW Electrode and Active Layer Surface Morphology on the Performance of Multilayer Transparent and Flexible Transducers ​Nano Materials
​Ms Vidya N Chamundeswari ​Prof Joachim Loo ​Bronze
(Oral Presentation)
​Sustained Releasing Sponge-like 3D Scaffolds for Bone Tissue Engineering Applications ​Bio-Materials
​Mr Chen Wei-Han ​Prof Dalton Tay (Main Sup)
Dr Eileen Fong (Co-Sup)
​Bronze
(Poster Presentation)
​Turning Micro-dishes into Micro-niches ​Bio-Materials

 

About 2017 Joint Symposium on Materials Science and Engineering
The 2017 Joint Symposium on Materials Science and Engineering provides a platform for graduate students from participating institutes to engage in academic exchange so that students can broaden their perspectives, and at the same time build relationships for collaborative research.


          Mr Fook Hiu Tung (from right)           Ms Vidya N Chamundeswari (from right)         Mr Chen Wei-Han (from right)

Our heartiest congratulations to Hiu Tung, Vidya and Wei-Han! 

Winner for 2017 MRS-S Graduate Student Awards
Posted Date: 7-July-2017

We are pleased to announce that Mr Liu Zhiyuan, PhD student of Prof Chen Xiaodong (main sup) and Prof Bo Liedberg (co-sup), has been awarded the 2017 MRS-S Graduate Student Award at ICMAT 2017, for his research topic “Strain-induced Randomly-distributed Fractures for High-performance Stretchable Electrodes and Strain Sensors”.

About The 2017 MRS-S Graduate Student Awards
The “2017 MRS-S Graduate Student Awards” endeavors to honor and encourage graduate students whose academic achievements and materials research showcase a high level of excellence and distinction. The Awards are conferred to students with exceptional ability and who exhibit potential for significant future achievements in materials research.

Our heartiest congratulations to Zhiyuan!

Winner for Graduate Oral Presentation Category at The Biomedical Engineering Society (BES) Scientific Meeting and The Young Persons' Lecture Competition
Posted Date: 31-May-2017

We are pleased to announce that Ms Vidya Chamundeswari Narasimhan, PhD student of Professor Joachim Loo, has received the following two awards:

  • Silver Award at the Graduate Oral Presentation Category at The Biomedical Engineering Society (BES
  • Scientific Meeting: Biodegradable Electro-Spun Scaffold Systems for Bone Tissue Applications
  • First Place in The Young Persons' Lecture Competition organized by The Institute of Materials (East Asia): Bone Tissue Scaffolds


Vidya will be fully sponsored to represent Singapore in The Young Person’s World Lecture Competition 2017 in Perth, Australia, in October 2017.

About The Biomedical Engineering Society (BES) Scientific Meeting 
The Biomedical Engineering Society (BES) Scientific Meeting is an annual symposium organized to provide a platform for students from junior colleges, polytechnics, undergraduate and graduate levels to interact, thus facilitating the sharing of biomedical engineering knowledge between like-minded individuals with similar interests.

About The Young Persons' Lecture Competition
The Young Persons' Lecture Competition invites students and professionals to deliver a short lecture on a materials, minerals, mining, packaging, clay technology and wood science related subject.

Our heartiest congratulations to Vidya!

Winner of Caltech’s Resnick Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sustainability Science
Posted Date: 17-May-2017

We are pleased to announce that Ms Zeng Xiaomei, PhD student of Prof Gan Chee Lip, has been awarded the Caltech’s Resnick Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sustainability Science.

About Resnick Postdoctoral Fellowships in Sustainability Science
The Resnick Sustainability Institute Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships were created to engage outstanding recent graduates in projects that explore new directions in sustainability focused scientific research at Caltech. The Fellowships are intended for exceptional young scientists and fellows will be selected on the basis of their academic achievement and the promise of their scientific research.
 
Our heartiest congratulations to Xiaomei!

Winners for NTU CoE ISPAC Travel Award
Posted Date: 20-Mar-2017

We are pleased to announce that the following PhD students have been awarded the NTU CoE ISPAC Travel Award for the following papers:

  • Ms Fan Yanliang (PhD student of Professor Joachim Loo): Mapping the Drug Distribution Preference in Heterogenic Microparticles using Confocal Raman
  • Mr Goncalves Cardoso Rui Andre (PhD student of Professor Lam Yeng Ming): Effect of additives on alkyl chain stability in the lamellar bilayer structure of double tail cationic surfactant

 

About ISPAC
The International Symposium on Polymer Analysis and Characterization (ISPAC) is a non-profit scientific organization whose purpose is to provide an international forum for the presentation of recent advances in the field of polymer analysis and characterization methodologies. As such, the meeting needs a good representation of scientists of all ages and stages of their careers in order to bring a good balance of energy and experience to the meeting and to ensure an ample supply of younger talent in the profession.

About the NTU CoE ISPAC Travel Award
The Governing Board of ISPAC has set up a travel award for outstanding paper contributed by postgraduate students to travel to ISPAC 2017 in Linz, Austria, from 11 – 14th June 2017 to present the results of their research.

 
Our heartiest congratulations to Yanliang and Goncalves!

IFIC 2016 Winners
Posted Date: 23-Feb-2017

We are delighted to announce the Winner of the Ian Ferguson Challenge 2016. After much deliberation by the panel of judges, it was a tie between 2 outstanding teams this year. 
 
Team “Modified Belay Device, Yeti”
Under the supervision of Assistant Professor Jason Xu Zhichuan, with members consisting of Lim Zheng Peng, Seah Fung Ling, Verner Soh Qun Liang, Wong Lee Yan Serena and Yu Jing

Team “Versatile Personal Combat Helmet (VPCH)”
Under the supervision of Senior Lecturer Dr Eileen Fong, with members consisting of Kwan Han Yang, Lee Yong Pheng, Lim Shang Yi, Putri Nasriyah Yunos, Titus Tan Zhi Le. 

All members of each team will receive $500 in cash. In addition, both teams will receive a considerable seed funding to take their innovative projects to the next proof-of-concept stage.

About the Ian Ferguson Innovation Challenge
The Ian Ferguson Foundation has been a passionate supporter of education and the vast opportunities it unlocks for students from all walks of life. The Foundation supports the Ian Ferguson Innovation Challenge, a ground-up, student-centric catalyst that spurs innovation, prototype development, and an entrepreneurial mindset among students at the NTU School of Material Science and Engineering (MSE).


Team "Modified Belay Device, Yeti", comprising of Lum Zheng Peng, Seah Fung Ling, Verner Soh Qun Liang, Wong Lee Yan Serena and Yu Jing


Team "Versatile Personal Combat Helemt (VPCH)", comprising of Kwan Han Yang, Lee Yong Pheng, Lim Shang Yi, Putri Nasriyah Yunos, Titus Tan Zhi Le
 

​ASEAN+3 Young Speakers' Contest 2016
Posted Date: 23-Nov-2016

Our MSE undergraduate, Mr Lai Sheng Lin was selected to represent NTU in the ASEAN+3 Young Speakers' Contest 2016 and managed to clinch Runner-Up for the competition.

Background
This competition aims to raise the profile of ASEAN and Plus Three countries’ cooperation among the region’s next generation of leaders and to deepen the awareness and understanding on the region’s cooperation mechanisms and its future viability. Each member university is to nominate one representative for this competition.
 
This event was held in Mahidol University - Bangkok, Thailand from 8-10th November 2016.



Runner-up, Young Speaker’s Contest – Presented by Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti,
Deputy Director, ASEAN University Network

 

​Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Challenge 2015 - Top 10 Finalist
Posted Date: 7-Nov-2016

Samsung’s global competition, Solve for Tomorrow, aims to encourage students to leverage on technology innovatively to address social issues in Singapore and conceptualize solutions that will benefit the local community. Team Samsloth (Christopher, Mutiara, Wen Di, Haziq) decided to incorporate features including isochronic tones, high tech glasses, sleep analysis data and personalization options into a single portable product – the Samsloth – to tackle the stigma associated with power naps in Singapore.

 
 

​"Decarbonathon” Competition 2016 - Top 16 Finalist
Posted Date: 7-Nov-2016

Decarbonathon is an international competition created at the initiative of the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum, which aims to develop innovations that mitigate CO2 emissions arising from cities in order to fight global warming. Competed against 235 teams from 67 different countries and attended a Hackathon and final presentation in Paris, Team One-Way is selected as the top 16 finalist with a proposed solution of “ZOLAR”, a walkway that generates electricity by utilizing the piezoelectric and solar cell technology.

 

Schneider Electric: Go Green in the City 2016 – 2nd Runner Up
Posted Date: 7-Nov-2016

Schneider Electric’s Go Green in the City competition aims to offer ground breaking solutions for efficient energy management for smarter cities. Our solution is about heat ventilation and electricity generation system in houses and buildings. This system insulates heat from environment into the house and at the same time generates electricity that covers 103% of household’s electricity consumption using the Seebeck effect.

  

Winner of the Ian Ferguson Postgraduate Fellowship 2016 – Liu Zhiyuan
Posted Date: 14-Sep-2016

We are pleased to announce that Mr Liu Zhiyuan, PhD student of Professor Chen Xiaodong, has been awarded the Ian Ferguson Postgraduate Fellowship 2016. His area of research is in strain-induced conductivity and stretchability and his PhD project title is ‘Flexible Devices for Neuron Interface’. He will be attached to Professor Bao Zhenan’s research group in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University.

The Ian Ferguson Postgraduate Fellowship was established in 2006 with an endowed gift of $250,000 from the Ian Ferguson Foundation to NTU. Since its inception, deserving MSE PhD students have benefited from this fellowship. These fellowships are awarded to outstanding MSE PhD students to carry out research attachments at reputable overseas universities.

Our heartiest congratulations to Zhiyuan for his achievement!

​Best poster award for IUMRS-ICEM 2016
Posted Date: 9-Jul-2016

We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Dr Tan Chaoliang for winning the “Best Poster Award” of Symposium A at the IUMRS-ICEM 2016. He is supervised by Professor Zhang Hua and the title of the poster is ‘Chiral Nanofibers Self-Assembled from Ultrathin Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials’.

About IUMRS-ICEM
The International Union of Materials Research Societies – International Conference on Electronic Materials (IUMRS-ICEM) was held from 4 July 2016 – 8 July 2016 at Suntec Singapore. The focus is on electronic materials and related technologies. The aim of the conference is to promote materials science not only to researchers in Singapore, but also to publicize the niche capabilities of local researchers throughout Asia and further.

Our heartiest congratulations on his excellent achievement!

Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad 2015
Posted Date: 17-May-2016

We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Mr Tan Chaoliang, Mr Fan Zhanxi and Mr Zhang Xiao, who are PhD students of Professor Zhang Hua, for winning the “Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad 2015”. The awards are managed by the China Scholarship Council and were presented at the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China located in Singapore.

About the award
Set up in 2003 by the China Scholarship Council through the approval of the Ministry of Education in China, this award aims to encourage and motivate outstanding self-financed students who are overseas, and have garnered impressive achievements during their time away. 4914 students have been presented with this award thus far.

Our heartiest congratulations on their excellent achievement!

​Winners of Young Scientist Award at E-MRS - Chen Bo and Zhang Xiao
Posted Date: 12-May-2016

We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Mr Chen Bo and Mr Zhang Xiao, who are PhD students of Professor Zhang Hua, for winning the “Young Scientist Award” at the E-MRS 2016 Spring Meeting. The award was given in recognition of their outstanding papers, which were contributed at the E-MRS 2016 Spring Meeting.
 
Mr Chen Bo presented his paper entitled “Carbon materials: surface chemistry and biomedical applications II” at Symposium P. Mr Zhang Xiao presented his paper entitled “Solution processing and properties of functional oxide thin films and nanostructures II” at Symposium AA.

About European Materials Research Society
The European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) is a global professional society which encourages scientists, engineers and research managers to exchange information on functional materials on an interdisciplinary platform. It also recognizes professional and technical excellence by promoting awards for achievement from student to senior scientist level. The E-MRS Spring Meeting, which is organized every year, is widely recognized as the meeting with the highest international significance and is the greatest of its kind in Europe. 
 
About European Materials Research Society Award Programme
The European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) Award programme, which presents the Young Scientist Award, strives to acknowledge outstanding young scientists who contribute to the progress of materials research. It also recognizes their exciting and profound accomplishments in materials research.
 
Our heartiest congratulations on their excellent achievement!

​Best Poster Winner - IDTechEx Show!
Posted Date: 11-May-2016

We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Mr Wang Jiangxin, who is a PhD student of Professor Lee Pooi See, for winning the Best Poster Award at the IDTechEx Show! 2016. The IDTechEx Show! was held at the Estrel Berlin Convention Centre from 27 – 28 April 2016. The award was given based on his poster, entitled “Stretchable electroluminescent devices for soft display applications”. 


About IDTechEx
The IDTechEx Show! is an event organized by IDTechEx, which provides independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technology to clients in over 80 countries. The goals of the event are to publicize new technologies, present end user case studies and allow customers and partners to network and showcase their products.

Our heartiest congratulations on his excellent achievement!

Ian Ferguson Innovation Challenge 2015 Winners
Posted Date: 16-Feb-2016

We are pleased to announce Team “Multi-Functional First Aid Belt – SWAT Belt” as the Winner of the Ian Ferguson Challenge 2015. The team’s proposal was selected by the panel of judges out of all the many entries received.

Team “Multi-Functional First Aid Belt – SWAT Belt”, under the supervision of A/P Huang Yizhong, comprises of Fiona Lim Yi Xiu, Teo Zi Yu, Duan Yan and Zhao Shuai. Each member of the team will receive $1,000 and the team will receive $7,000 as seed funding to take their project to the proof-of-concept stage.

Please join me in congratulating the team  for their outstanding achievement!

About the Ian Ferguson Innovation Challenge
The Ian Ferguson Foundation has been a passionate supporter of education and th​e vast opportunities it unlocks for students from all walks of life. The Foundation supports the Ian Ferguson Innovation Challenge, a ground-up, student-centric catalyst that spurs innovation, prototype development, and an entrepreneurial mindset among students at the School of Material Science and Engineering (MSE).

​Certificate for Poster Award
Posted Date: 11-Jan-2016

We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Ms Hiew Shu Hui, who is a PhD student of Assistant Professor Ali Miserez, for winning the Best Poster Award at the 7th International Peptide Symposium 2015. The award was given based on her poster, entitled “A comprehensive bottom-up approach towards biomimicry: Modular peptide interactions of squid sucker ring teeth proteins with silk-like sequence”.

About the symposium
The International Peptide Symposium is an event organized every three years by a regional or national peptide society. The Singapore Peptide Society hosted the 7th International Peptide Symposium, which is the first to be held in Singapore. The goals of the symposium are to foster international collaborations among leading scientists from academic and industry communities, to share the current and frontier peptide research, and to build a closer working relationship of the international peptide communities.

Our heartiest congratulations on her excellent achievement!

​First runner-up of Young Persons' World Lecture Competition
Posted Date: 26-Oct-2015

We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Mr Kaushik Parida, who is a PhD student of Professor Lee Pooi See, for emerging as the first runner-up in the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition, which just concluded in Dublin, Ireland. He was pitted against 9 international finalists from various institutions around the world. Kaushik had won the first prize in the Young Persons’ Lecture Competition previously and hence represented Singapore in the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition.
 
During the competition, he delivered a lecture, entitled “Piezoelectric Energy Harvester - Converting Ambient Mechanical Energy to Electrical Energy”, which is related to his research work. He expounded on the tailoring of piezoelectric materials to enhance the energy harvesting performance in order to produce portable and effective electronic devices. 
 
About Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition
Sponsored by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), with support from The Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers, the Young Persons’ World Lecture Competition invites students and professionals to deliver a short lecture on a subject related to materials, minerals, mining, packaging, clay technology and wood science. 
 
Our heartiest congratulations to Kaushik on his excellent achievement and for doing Singapore, NTU and MSE proud!

Winners of the MSE Research Excellence Award
Posted Date: 5-Aug-2015

We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Dr. Sabba Dharani, Dr. Huang Jingfeng and Dr. Wang Xu for winning the Research Excellence Award in the MSE Postgraduate Awards 2015. They received a Certificate of Achievement each from Professor Subbu during the convocation last Tuesday.  
 
Dr. Sabba Dharani was supervised by Prof. Subodh Mhaisalkar and her thesis title is ‘Investigation of Charge Transport in Nanofiber based Dye-sensitized Solar Cells’. Dr. Huang Jingfeng was supervised by A/P Alfred Tok and his thesis title is ‘Ultra-Sensitive Carbon Based Molecular Sensors’. Dr. Wang Xu was supervised by A/P Lee Pooi See and his thesis title is ‘Metal Oxide/Hydroxide and their Composite Materials for Supercapacitor Application’.
 
The recipients of the award were selected based on their thesis quality in terms of publications and impact to the research area they are working in. The award is given as a form of recognition to PhD students who have performed outstanding research during their graduate studies.
 
Our heartiest congratulations to all for their excellent achievement!

​Winners of the 2015 World Future Foundation (WFF) PhD Prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research
Posted Date: 9-Jul-2015

We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Dr. Natalia Yantara and Dr. Tan Hui Teng for winning the World Future Foundation PhD Prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research. Dr. Yantara was supervised by Prof. Subodh Mhaisalkar and her thesis title is ‘Modulating the Optical and Electrical Properties of Mesoscopic Solar Cells’. Dr. Tan was supervised by A/P Alex Yan and her thesis title is ‘Controlled Synthesis of Manganese-based Heterostructures for Supercapacitor Application’. 

The recipients of the award were selected based on relevance of research work and impact to environmental and sustainability research, quality of thesis (publications and patents), and a demonstrated passion for sustainability research. Dr. Yantara and Dr. Tan were among the 5 winners from NTU this year. They received their awards at the prize presentation ceremony earlier today.

 


Dr. Natalia Yantara (left) and Dr. Tan Hui Teng (right) at the WFF prize presentation ceremony


About the World Future Foundation PhD Prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research

The World Future Foundation (WFF) is passionate about sustainable development and believe that active research into new technologies and implementation of innovative solutions can alleviate the problems confronting the world today.  An incentive award for excellence in environmental and sustainability research, entitled ‘World Future Foundation PhD Prize in Environmental and Sustainability Research’, was the first of its kind to be awarded in Singapore. This is a unique honour, as this award is distinguished from other academic and literary prizes because of its multidisciplinary coverage. Each outstanding PhD thesis was awarded a sum of USD$10,000. This award is the foundation’s first step in establishing a long term partnership with NTU to groom future leaders in research and development.
 
About World Future Foundation (WFF): http://www.worldfuturefound.org/
 
Our heartiest congratulations to Dr. Yantara and Dr. Tan on their excellent achievement!

​Best Poster Award at ICMAT2015 & IUMRS-ICA2015 - Anansa Ahmed
Posted Date: 5-Jul-2015

We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Ms Anansa Ahmed, who is a PhD student of Associate Professor Raju Ramanujan, for winning the Best Poster Award at the recent ICMAT2015 & IUMRS-ICA2015. The award was given based on her work, entitled “Self Healing and Damage Sensing Magnet-Polymer Composites (Magpol)”, which was co-authored with A/P Raju. 

About ICMAT2015
The International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, or more commonly known as ICMAT, is a major biennial event organized by The Materials Research Society of Singapore (MRS-S). In the 8th biennial meeting this year, ICMAT was held in collaboration with the 16th IUMRS-ICA (International Union of Materials Research Societies, International Conference in Asia). The main purpose of ICMAT and MRS-S is to promote materials science and research in Singapore to researchers in Asia and all over the world. 

Our heartiest congratulations on her excellent achievement!

Winner of Young Scientist Award at E-MRS - Fan Zhanxi
Posted Date: 2-Jul-2015

We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Mr Fan Zhanxi , who is a PhD student of Professor Zhang Hua, for winning the “Young Scientist Award” at the E-MRS 2015 Spring Meeting. The award was given in recognition of his outstanding paper which was contributed to the E-MRS 2015 Spring Meeting, Symposium Y, “Science and Technology of Two-dimensional Materials”.

About European Materials Research Society
The European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) is a global professional society which encourages scientists, engineers and research managers to exchange information on functional materials on an interdisciplinary platform. It also recognizes professional and technical excellence by promoting awards for achievement from student to senior scientist level. The E-MRS Spring Meeting, which is organized every year, is widely recognized as the meeting with the highest international significance and is the greatest of its kind in Europe.

About European Materials Research Society Award Programme
The European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) Award programme, which presents the Young Scientist Award, strives to acknowledge outstanding young scientists who contribute to the progress of materials research. It also recognizes their exciting and profound accomplishments in materials research.

Our heartiest congratulations on Zhanxi’s excellent achievement!

​Best Poster Award at the 2nd Workshop on the Chemistry of Energy Conversion - Leow Wan Ru
Posted Date: 26-May-2015

We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Ms Leow Wan Ru, who is a PhD student of A/P Chen Xiaodong, for winning the Best Poster Award at the 2nd Workshop on the Chemistry of Energy Conversion. This workshop is organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies from 23 – 24 May 2016 at NTU. Wan Ru’s poster is entitled, “Al2O3 Surface Complexation for Photocatalytic Organic Transformations”.


About the workshop

Jointly organized by the Institute of Advanced Studies and the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, the workshop aims to create dialogues and facilitate collaborations amongst scientists in the field of energy conversion, with the ultimate goal of realizing breakthroughs in materials design for energy conversion. The workshop will bring the expertise of energy conversion to the doorsteps of the materials research community in Singapore, and also provide a platform for participants to meet, network, and exchange information about recent findings on advanced materials.


Our heartiest congratulations on her excellent achievement!

Winner of Young Scientist Award at E-MRS - Sow Wan Ting
Posted Date: 20-May-2015

We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Ms Sow Wan Ting , who is a PhD student of Assistant Professor Ng Kee Woei, for winning the “Young Scientist Award” at the E-MRS 2015 Spring Meeting. The award was given based on her paper, entitled “An in-vitro Examination of Human Hair Keratin Nanofibrous Matrices as an Alternative Biomaterial for Tissue Regeneration” and in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the E-MRS 2015 Spring Meeting, Symposium X, “Nanomedicine advancing from Bench-to-Bedside: the Role of Materials”. 

About European Materials Research Society
The European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) is a global professional society which encourages scientists, engineers and research managers to exchange information on functional materials on an interdisciplinary platform. It also recognizes professional and technical excellence by promoting awards for achievement from student to senior scientist level. The E-MRS Spring Meeting, which is organized every year, is widely recognized as the meeting with the highest international significance and is the greatest of its kind in Europe. 

About European Materials Research Society Award Programme
The European Materials Research Society (E-MRS) Award programme, which presents the Young Scientist Award, strives to acknowledge outstanding young scientists who contribute to the progress of materials research. It also recognizes their exciting and profound accomplishments in materials research.

​Most Investment Potential Award and Excellent Student Poster - Chen Bo and Ma Qinglang
Posted Date: 12-Jan-2015

We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Mr Chen Bo and Mr Ma Qinglang, students of Professor Zhang Hua, for winning the “Most Investment Potential Award” at the Singapore International Water Week 2014. The award was given based on their project, entitled “Preparation of Carbon Fiber Aerogels for Water Remediation”. In addition, they have also been awarded the “Excellent Student Poster” at the Water Innovation Treatment & Solutions (WITS) Forum 2014, which was jointly organized by American Chemical Society (ACS), Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC) and Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE). 

About Singapore International Water Week 2014
The Singapore International Water Week 2014 (SIWW) is the global platform to share and co-create innovative water solutions. Stakeholders from the global water industry, venture capitalists and cutting-edge researchers gather at SIWW to share business opportunities and showcase the latest water technologies. SIWW is part of the strategic programme of the Singapore Government to grow the water industry, develop water technologies and shape the future through business, scientific and technological innovation. More information can be found at http://www.siww.com.sg/ 

About Water Innovation Treatment & Solutions (WITS) Forum 2014
The Inaugural WITS Forum 2014 brings together key leaders from industry, universities, agencies to discuss on water innovations and technological solutions to develop new water resources and solve water contamination in order to achieve a clean freshwater ecosystems for a thriving planet. More information can be found at http://snic.org.sg/index.php/event/wits-forum-2014
 
Our heartiest congratulations on their excellent achievement!