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  • OSIsoft SinBerBEST Promotional Video

    OSIsoft + SinBerBEST

    OSIsoft has been providing data management systems and data visualization services to the SinBerBEST program. It recently featured the research program and its Program Leader, Professor Costas Spanos, in a promotional video. Please click here to view the video. 

  • BEARS Director Professor Tomizuka presenting during 2016 SinBerBEST Annual Symposium

    SinBerBEST Annual Symposium

    SinBerBEST held its Annual Symposium in which its researchers presented program goals and research accomplishments over the past four years, and their vision for the future on the SinBerBEST theme: Building Efficiency and Sustainability in the Tropics. They also heard from local and international experts on topics related to energy and the built environment. Lastly, tours and demonstrations were offered in the Cyber-Physical testbed that was designed to facilitate research on sustainable tropical buildings.

  • SinBeRISE Principal Investigator Named Young Scientist of the Year

    SinBeRISE Principal Investigator Named Young Scientist of the Year

    Dr. Nripan Matthews, a Principal Investigator at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) was named one of the four Young Scientists of the Year in the President’s Science and Technology Award Ceremony in Singapore.  

News

The Structural Safety Journal will be publishing research findings from UC Berkeley, Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore, Chungbuk National University, and Universitat Internacional de Catalunya on using performance-based engineering and multi-criteria decision analysis for designing sustainable and resilient buildings. Please click on the link to download the full article.

Prof. Costas Spanos is the Interim BEARS Director and CEO, effective immediately. BEARS is grateful to Dr. Eicke Weber, the outgoing BEARS Director and CEO, for his efforts to the organization.

Applied Energy, a peer-reviewed, academic journal that focuses on energy engineering research, has a special issue on "Energy-cyber-physical Systems" that will be published in the February 2019 edition. The special issue is led by Prof. Costas Spanos, SBB2 Program Leader. Please click here for details on the Call for Papers. Paper submission for the Energy-cyber-physical Systems edition will start on May 1, 2018.

The SinBerBEST Renewal program (SBB2) has been approved for funding by the National Research Foundation. It commenced on 1 June 2017 and will end on 31 May 2022.

Building on the considerable research investments and successes from the current SinBerBEST program, the SBB2 team will continue to innovate building technologies for energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, with renewed, greater emphases on technology transfer and commercialization, and closer collaboration with the Singapore agencies.

On 2 January 2017, Dr. Eicke Weber replaced Prof. Masayoshi Tomizuka as the BEARS Director. 

Dr. Weber was the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg for 10 years. Prior to joining Fraunhofer ISE, Dr. Weber spent 23 years at the University of California at Berkeley as a Professor of Materials Science and, most recently, Chair of the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Graduate Group.

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