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  • Berkeley News Article: Using Smart Fans to Save Building Energy

    UC Berkeley News recently covered research findings from UC Berkeley, Nanyang Technological University, and Stanford University on the impact of personal fans on thermal comfort of building occupants in Singapore. Prof. Stefano Schiavon, a UC Berkeley Assistant Architecture Professor in Sustainability, Energy and Environment, a Researcher with the Center for the Built Environment, and a Principal Investigator of SinBerBEST, discussed the interdisciplinary team's research results about the impact of of the personal electric fans on air conditioning and heating needs of a building.  

  • The Atlantic Feature Article: Why Shoes are the Key to a Comfortable Office Temperature

    The Atlantic recently featured UC Berkeley research on the impact of foot covering on thermal comfort of building occupants.  Prof. Stefano Schiavon, faculty researcher with Center for the Built Environment (CBE) and SinBerBEST, and Prof. Ed Arens, CBE Director, discussed their findings about the impact of footwear on the air conditioning and heating needs of a building. Please click on this link for the entire article. 

  • SinBerBEST PI's Research Included in Sembcorp-NUS Corporate Laboratory

    Sembcorp-National University of Singapore (NUS) Corporate Laboratory has incorporated a SinBerBEST Principal Investigator's, Sanjib Panda's, research on "Predictive Maintenance of Power Plants" at the Jurong Island as an area of emphasis for the lab. This lab is the sixth Corporate Laboratory at NUS supported by the National Research Foundation. It will focus on developing cutting-edge and cost-effective technologies in power generation, industrial wastewater treatment and reuse, as well as waste-to-resource conversion.

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  • Nature.com Paper: Characterization of Photocatalytic Powder

    Nature.com'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.

  • SinBerBEST PhD Student Wins Best Paper Award

    PhD student Krishnanand Radhakrishnan and Dr. Joymala Moirangthem of NUS received the Best Paper Award at the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies for their work titled "GIS Integrated Automation of a Near Real-Time Power-Flow Service for Electrical Grids."

  • SinBerBEST Graduate Students Win Best Paper Award

    NUS graduate student Palak Jain and UC Berkeley graduate student Jason Poon received the Best Paper Award at the 2016 IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling for Power Electronics (COMPEL) for their work titled 'Fault Diagnosis via PV Panel-Integrated Power Electronics.'

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