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National Energy Efficiency Partnership (EENP) Awards 2014

National Environment Agency (NEA) along with the Economic Development Board (​​​​EDB) and the Energy Market Authority(EMA), is organising the 4th National Energy Efficiency Partnership (EENP) Awards on 2 October 2014.

The Awards aim to foster a culture of sustained improvement in energy efficiency across industries (both public and private sectors). It also hopes to encourage companies to adopt a proactive approach towards energy management by identifying and sharing of best practices for companies to emulate. Dr Vivian Balakrishnan , Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, will be the Guest-of-Honour at the award ceremony.

The event is free and open to the public. To register your attendance, please click here.

4 September 2014

Speakers announced for SIEW 2014

We are proud to announce that ERI@N is a supporting organisation for 
Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2014, happening from 27-31 October 2014 at Marina Bay Sands.

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4 September 2014

NTU driverless electric shuttle featured in the news

NTU's driverless electric shuttle was prominently featured in the news recently when it was featured as one of the autonomous vehicles on display during the Technology showcase during the LTA/A*STAR event Autonomous Transport: Paving the Road for Future Mobility.

The event also served to officially announce the setting up of the Committee on Autonomous Road Transport for Singapore (CARTS), established to provide thought leadership and guidance on the research, development and deployment of AV technology and AV-enabled mobility concepts for the city-state, and study the associated opportunities and challenges. 

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28 August 2014
Future of Mobility International Conference

Presented jointly by BMW Group Asia and Nanyang Technological University, the Future of Mobility International Conference was held at the BMW World 2014 at Marina Bay Sands on August 1. The conference was attended by 250 people composed of government representatives, university and industry experts as well as automotive journalists.

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14 August 2014
Prof Rachid Yazami awarded Medal of Intellectual Competency by the King of Morocco

Congratulations to ERI@N Programme Director Prof Rachid Yazami! On 30th July 2014, he was decorated by His Majesty King Mohamed VI of Morocco with the Medal of Intellectual Competency, the highest national distinction for researchers, professors and intellectuals.

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12 August 2014
Prof Subodh Mhaisalkar awarded Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professorship

Congratulations to Professor Subodh Mhaisalkar, ERI@N Executive Director, for his appointment as Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor. Prof Mhaisalkar has been awarded this title for his significant contributions to research and education, and to the development of NTU.

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7 August 2014

Satvasheel Powar interviewed on Channel NewsAsia

ERI@N Research Fellow Dr Satvasheel Powar was interviewed by Channel NewsAsia for their programme IT Figures "Decoded": Solar Power - Why Not Now? to speak on solar power in Singapore.

Watch the episode here

7 August 2014

Prof Nripan Mathews wins Type 1 ASPIRE League Research Grant 2014

Congratulations to Asst Prof Nripan Mathews for winning the Type 1 ASPIRE League Research Grant 2014! The project is titled “Creation of Ideal Interfaces of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Solar Cell Leading to Commercially-applicable High-throughput Fabrication Process for Flexible Device”. This is in collaboration with the principal researcher, Professor Yuji Wada from the Department of Applied Chemistry, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology.

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6 August 2014


Sabba Dharani wins Acta Student Award

Congratulations to PhD student Ms. Sabba Dharani who won the Acta Student Award for her manuscript titled “High-surface-area, interconnected, nanofibrillar TiO2 structures as photoanodes in dye-sensitized solar cells". 

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1 August 2014










Visit by Environmental Committee of the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC)

ERI@N hosted the Environmental Committee of the Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC) on 1 July 2014 at CleanTech One and presented its activities on Future Sustainable Mobility. One aim of SGC’s Environmental Committee is to provide a platform for discussion for companies that deal with environmental products.

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8 July 2014 is now live!

The website for the EcoCampus initiative is now live! To find out more about the EcoCampus initiative and keep up to date with the latest news, visit us at the following link.

26 June 2014

ERI@N is 4 years old!

ERI@N marked its fourth birthday with a celebration at the institute's first communication session for 2014.

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24 June 2014

Prof Chan Siew Hwa listed among The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds for 2014

Congratulations to ERI@N Co-Director Prof Chan Siew Hwa for his inclusion in Thomson-Reuter's The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014 report!

The report highlights researchers who are on the cutting edge, and performing and publishing work that their peers recognise as vital to the advancement of their fields.

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(Prof Chan is listed on page 43 of the report under the Engineering Section.)

23 June 2014

ERI@N Annual Report 2012-2014

ERI@N Annual Report 2012-2014 has just been released, featuring some of ERI@N's achievements, research and publications over the past two years.

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12 June 2014

Young Innovator NTU launches EcoCampus initiative

NTU EcoCampus initiative was launched on 30 April 2014, by Mr S. Iswaran, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office and Second Minister for Home Affairs and Trade & Industry. Under the initiative, NTU aims to achieve a 35 per cent reduction in its energy and water usage, carbon footprint and waste output by year 2020

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2 May 2014

Young Innovator VOI awarded Land Transport Excellence Award 2014 in the category “Young Innovator”!

The biannual Land Transport Excellence Awards (LTEA) was inaugurated in 2008 by the Land Transport Authority to recognise industry partners and individuals who have made significant contributions to Singapore land transport. Prof Ng Heong Wah (NTU) and Dr Stephan Schickram (TUM CREATE) received this prize during the award ceremony held on 17 April 2014.

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28 April 2014

ERI@N announced as supporting organisation for Singapore International Energy Week 2014

ERI@N is pleased to be a supporting organisation for Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW) 2014, held from 27-31 October 2014, Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands Singapore.

The 7th Annual SIEW 2014 is the foremost platform for top policymakers, energy practitioners and commentators to discuss energy issues, strategies and solutions. SIEW brings together the world’s leading conferences, exhibitions, workshops and networking events from across the energy spectrum of oil & gas, clean and renewable energy, technology and financing - in one week, in one location. Please visit for further information.

21 April 2014

ERI@N signs agreement with SGL Group to develop new carbon and graphite materials

ERI@N has signed an agreement with SGL Group to develop new carbon and graphite materials for more efficient use in stationary redox flow batteries. The batteries will be optimized for use in sub-tropical climates and have high cycle stabil
ity. In this cooperative alliance, the carbon fiber-based electrode materials and graphite-based bipolar plates will be further developed and tested in the system. The application behavior of the components will be further optimized with the aid of modeling.

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25 March 2014
ERI@N commended for participation in Project: Eco Office
We are pleased to announce that ERI@N
Senior Scientist Majid Haji Sapar and Research Associate Zhou Jian received on behalf of ERI@N, a certificate of appreciation for ERI@N's participation in Project: Eco Office.

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25 March 2014
Paper by Prof Subodh Mhaisalkar and Asst Prof Nripan Mathews published in Nature Materials Journal

Congratulations to
ERI@N Executive Director Prof Subodh Mhaisalkar, Asst Prof Nripan Mathews, and their team, on the publication of their paper, entitled "Low-temperature solution-processed wavelength-tunable perovskites for lasing” in the journal Nature Materials.

Nature Materials is a monthly multi-disciplinary journal aimed at bringing together cutting-edge research across the entire spectrum of materials science and engineering, and is first among all primary research journals in materials science according to the 2012 Journal Impact Factor

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25 March 2014
ERI@N featured in College of Engineering Corporate Video 2014

The NTU College of Engineering has just released its Corporate Video for 2014, and
ERI@N is one of the centres featured.

The video showcases the NAVIA electric, driverless shuttle as well as the VOI electric scooter project by TUM-CREATE.

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5 February 2014
Asst Prof Nripan Mathews selected as TR35 Regional Top 10 Finalist

We are pleased to announced that Asst Prof Nripan Mathews has been selected as a TR35 finalist from the region, which includes Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The 10 selected TR35 finalists are young innovators who are trailblazers in their fields and leading the next generation of technological breakthroughs.

Prof Mathews was presented this prestigious award for his work on perovskite solar materials. He is also a candidate and potential finalist for the global TR35 list, celebrated in the fall of 2014 in MIT Boston.

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5 February 2014

Prof Rachid Yazami awarded Charles
Stark Draper Prize for Engineering

We are very pleased to announce that Professor Rachid Yazami has been awarded the Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering - a $500,000 annual award that honors engineers whose accomplishments have significantly benefited society — “for engineering the rechargeable lithium-ion battery that enables compact, lightweight mobile devices.” Prof Yazami will receive his award along with other researchers John B. Goodenough, Yoshio Nishi and Akira Yoshino at a gala event in Washington, D.C., on 18 February 2014.

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7 January 2014

Renewable energy sources could account for 10% of Singapore's energy mix in 2020

According to a white paper released by the Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), renewable energy sources can generate up to 10 per cent of Singapore's power demand by 2020, compared to less than 1 per cent today.

This can be achieved without government subsidies but requires an estimated S$4 billion investment from the private sector over the next 12 years.Solar energy, biomass and biogas are key renewable energy sources identified as sustainable alternatives to Singapore's growing energy needs.

ERI@N Programme Director Nilesh Jadhav and Research Fellow Dr Michael Abundo are interviewed in this segment from Channel NewsAsia's Spotlight programme, giving their views on the future of renewable energy in Singapore.

Watch the video here.
Read the report here.

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