The 7 Interdisciplinary Research Programmes (IRPs) are at the core of ERI@N’s applied research focus:
Although the IRPs are organised as separate groups to provide sufficient research depth, there are several overlaps and common technological bases such as advanced materials, modelling and simulation capabilities, control techniques and reliability science.
They cover technological domains that are relevant to Singapore’s sustainability goals, as well as offer opportunities of economic growth and positioning of Singapore as a world leader in clean energy solutions for the developing world.
The IRPs can be broadly categorised to be focusing on critical aspects of sustainable energy development, viz. energy systems, grid systems and urban solutions. The focus of each IRP is to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions to address the sustainable energy challenges such as energy efficiency and low carbon alternative energy systems.