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  • SinBeRISE Program LeaDER at the SinBeRISE Workshop

    Annual SinBeRISE Workshop

    SinBeRISE had its annual workshop in which its researchers presented program overviews and research accomplishments over the past two years. Tours of 11 institutes and centers aligned with the SinBeRISE theme: Research Initiative for Sustainable Energy were also offered. 

  • BEARS Director Masayoshi Tomizuka kicked off the SinBerBEST Mini Symposium

    SinBerBEST Midterm Review

    During its midterm review, SinBerBEST held a Mini Symposium in which its researchers presented program goals and research accomplishments over the past three years, and their vision for the future. Local and international experts also spoke on topics related to the SinBerBEST theme: Building Efficiency and Sustainability in the Tropics. Lastly, tours and demonstrations were offered in the newly completed Cyber-Physical testbed that was designed to facilitate research on sustainable tropical buildings.

News's Scientific Reports recently published research findings from UC Berkeley, National University of Singapore, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on the characterization of photocatalytic TiO2 powder under different conditions. They used an advanced XPS with synchrotron radiation light source to explore the surface changes of bulk photocatalytic TiO2 powder under near ambient pressure with the sequential supply and termination of UV irradiation, water moisture, and oxygen.

In 2015, BEARS had its annual holiday party as organized by the Staff Welfare Committee in Singapore. It was a great success!

You Chun Er, a procurement expert with over 10 years of experience in purchasing hospital research supplies, has joined BEARS. With her help, BEARS has rolled out procurement training and related manuals.

Dr. Ju-hyuk Moon, a former UC Berkeley PhD student supported by SinBerBEST, will be a National University of Singapore (NUS) faculty member in January 2016.  After graduation from Berkeley in 2014, Dr. Moon accepted a tenure position at Stony Brooks. As he was always impressed with the dynamism of the research in Singapore, Dr. Moon applied and selected for a NUS faculty position. This is a clear indication of the strong synergy between Berkeley and Singapore.

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