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  • Professor Spanos photographed by Cayce Clifford

    Wired Magazine: Feature on Professor Spanos

    In April 2020, Wired, a monthly American magazine that concentrates on how developing technologies impact culture, the economy, and politics, spotlighted Prof. Spanos and his work to “cut office energy use by half—with the help of artificial intelligence” in Singapore.

  • ASHRAE Journal: Spotlight on SinBerBEST Living Lab at Building and Construction Authority (BCA)

    ASHRAE Journal: Spotlight on SinBerBEST Living Lab at Building and Construction Authority (BCA)

    In February 2020, the ASHRAE Journal highlighted SinBerBEST’s large-scale, smart technology implementation at BCA’s Zero Energy Building (ZEB.) This living lab is the culmination of a long-standing, research collaboration between SinBerBEST and BCA. 

    Developed from years of SinBerBEST research, innovative building technologies, including hybrid cooling, occupancy positioning, lighting controls, plug load management, and occupant feedback, were deployed as a fully integrated, smart control building system in ZEB, a working office building.

  • Prof. Monteiro Elected as 2020 National Academy of Engineering Member

    Prof. Monteiro Elected to National Academy of Engineering

    SBB2 Theme C Lead Principal Investigator, Professor Paulo Monteiro, has been elected as a member of the 2020 National Academy of Engineering (NAE) class for his "contributions to the science and nanotechnology of concrete for sustainable construction and durable structures."

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The SinBerBEST Annual Symposium took place at CREATE Tower in Singapore on Monday, August 5, 2019. The theme of this Symposium was: People, buildings and data – shaping a sustainable future. During this meeting, keynote lectures were presented from external speakers and SinBerBEST principal investigators, Energy Market Authority leadership and presenters from post-doctoral scholars.

Ming Jin and Ruoxi Jia, former Graduate Student Researchers at UC Berkeley who met through the SinBerBEST program, just welcomed their son, Walter Jin, to the world.

He is wearing a SinBerBEST onesie, a gift from the SinBerBEST team at UC Berkeley.

Congratulations, Ming and Ruoxi!

Smart Electrical Outlet/Socket (SEOS) US Provisional Patent Application No. 62/626,175 underwent Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) filing on 04.Feb.2019 as PCT/SG2019/050066. The patent application describes a plug-load management solution consisting of smart electrical outlet/socket devices and related systems/services proposed and implemented by SinBerBEST researchers. The inventors are Dr. Krishnanand K. R., Dr. Hoang Duc Chinh, Manish Gupta, A/Prof. Sanjib Kumar Panda and Prof. Costas Spanos.

IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies and Systems (ICSETS) is a new international conference which is planned to bring together professionals and executives in the energy sector, electrical power companies, manufacturing industries, research institutes and educational bodies to share and exchange ideas and information pertaining to sustainable energy technologies. The 1st ICSETS will be organized in Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, India early 2019. SinBerBEST NUS Lead-PI A/Prof. Sanjib Kumar Panda, postdoctoral researcher Dr.

The team POWER@NUS, comprising of PhD students (Jaydeep Saha, Rohit Chandra, Sandeep Kolluri, Binita Sen, Palak Jain and Kamala Srinivasa Rao) and researchers (Rajesh Sapkota, Prathamesh, Md Waseem and Santosh Janaki Raman) from Electrical Machines and Drives Lab, ECE department, mentored by Associate Professor S K Panda and Dr. Eddy Blokken (SERIS), participated in the Empower a Billion Lives competition organised by IEEE. The team submitted their proposal online and were selected for the South-Asia regional round at PEDES 2018, IIT Chennai.

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