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  • LinkedIn Article: Interaction of Ceiling Fans

    LinkedIn Article: Interaction of Ceiling Fans

    SinBerBEST 2 Theme Leader, Professor Stefano Schiavon, issued a LinkedIn article in July 2018 on ceiling fan airflows based on a climate chamber study.  In this Singapore-based experiment, SinBerBEST researcher, Aleksandra Lipczynska, Prof. Schiavon, and Director of the Center for Environmental Design Research, Edward Arens, examined airflow profiles created by one fan and multiple fans using high spatial resolution air speed measurements, 5,760 and 20,160 measuring points for the two cases respectively.

  • LinkedIn Article: Ceiling fans can increase thermal comfort

    LinkedIn Article: Ceiling fans can increase thermal comfort

    In May 2018, SinBerBEST 2 Theme Lead, Professor Stefano Schiavon, published a LinkedIn article sharing recent research findings of using ceiling fans in a Singapore office building. In this study, SinBerBEST researcher, Aleksandra Lipczynska, Prof. Schiavon, and Center for Built Environment Research Specialist, Lindsay Graham, evaluated how increased room temperatures and air movement impacted the white-collar workers’ thermal comfort and their self-reported productivity.

  • Refrigerator made using Ice-NTM material (Left) vs. Refrigerator made using standard materials (Right)

    SVInsight Article: Nelumbo

    SVInsight recently covered Nelumbo, the hydrophobic/ ice-phobic coatings company that was founded by SinBerBEST researchers led by Prof. Hayden Taylor, in Chinese. The article discussed how the company uses chemical engineering techniques to improve heat transfer research, advance current refrigeration technology, and impact the refrigeration, air conditioning, central heating, and electrical car industries.

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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.

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.

The University of California President Janet Napolitano visited BEARS on Tuesday 18th February 2019. Her visit to BEARS was part of a series of government and university meetings across Asia to expand University of California’s research and education partnerships.

SinBerBEST team members, along with other along with other researchers from industry and academia,  are organizing the International Workshop on Applied Machine Learning for Intelligent Energy Systems (AMLIES) as part of the ACM e-Energy Conference 2019 at Phoenix, Arizona. The workshop's objective is to bring researchers together to discuss the underlying challenges related to the application of Machine Learning to Energy Systems, including sm

On December 16 2018, at the 57th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control in Miami Beach, Florida, USA, Professors Rong Su, Costas Spanos, and Xie Lihua spoke at the workshop on Smart Buildings: A Status Quo Check. Co-organised by Prof Rong Su, the workshop was held to report and showcase several recent technical progresses related to smart buildings at both individual and program levels, and some visionary discussions on the roles of IoT and formal design methods.

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