A*STAR's SERC Awarded S$12.2m to Fund 17 Research Projects Including Nanotechnology

A*STAR's Science and Engineering Research Council (SERC) awarded S$12.2m to fund 17 research projects in the areas of media + entertainment, medical technologies, education, water, infocomm, chemicals, energy and electronics. The grants were awarded to Singapore's public sector institutions such as the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to enable them to pursue long-term scientific goals and technological innovation.

Said Professor Chong Tow Chong, Executive Director of SERC, “Excellent science and research talent are critical to achieving impactful technological outcomes. These grants from A*STAR will foster high quality R+D and innovation among researchers in Singapore and drive the development and advancement of knowledge-intensive industries.”

He added, “This year saw a record high number of 115 grant applicants. The 17 teams that ultimately secured the research grants are indeed the crème de la crème and they have the potential to break new grounds and deliver impactful outcomes which can enhance the way we live and the way we learn in the near future."

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Title

Host Institution

PI

1

Integration of Silicon Photonic Crystals and MEMS Actuator for Next Generation Active and Tunable Nanophotonics in Filter and Modulator Applications

NUS

Aaron DANNER

2

Development of Hybrid Desalination Processes using Cold Energy from LNG Re-gasification

NUS

Neal CHUNG

3

Video Text Recognition Research

NUS

TAN Chew Lim

4

Development of Novel Methods of Fabricating Metallic Nano Injection Molds for Lab-on-chip Biomedical Sample Preparation and DNA Analysis Applications

NUS

Anton VAN KAN JEROEN

5

Development of New and Highly Efficient Synthetic Strategies to Carbocycles and Nitrogen-Containing Heterocycles

NTU

CHAN Wai Hong, Philip

6

The Applications of Digital Signal Processing in 100-Gbit/s Coherent Optical Communication Systems

NTU

YU Changyuan

7

Multiple Exciton Generation in Silicon Nanowires and Nanocrystals

NTU

RUSLI

8

Development of Novel Multi-dimensional Channeled Solid Supports and their Applications in Enantiopurity Analyses using Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography (UPLC)

NTU

NG Siu Choon

9

All-inorganic Colloidal Quantum-dot Light-emitting Diodes

NUS

SUN Xiaowei

10

Intelligent Control-Induced Vibration in Hard Disk Drive

NUS

XU Jian Xin

11

Development of Metal Oxide based Affinity Membranes for Decontamination of Arsenic

NUS

CHEN Jiaping, Paul

12

Nanoelectronics based on Advanced Theory of Gauge Symmetry and Relativistic Transport

NTU

Jalil Mansoor Bin ABDUL

13

Vision-Aided Active Handheld Instrument for Microsurgery

NTU

ANG Wei Tech

14

Flexible Printed Electronics: Analog Signal Processing

NTU

Joseph CHANG

15

All-Scale Digital Planetarium with Multi-touch Exploration

NTU

FU Chi Wing

16

Controlled Directional Growth of Nanostructures on Wafer-Scale Nanopatterns

NUS

ZHANG Hua

17

Rational Design of Carbon-Nanotube Interconnects

NUS

SU Haibin

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