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  • Prof. Spanos and a Snapshot of Global Energy Consumption and the Benefits of SinBerBEST Technologies

    Berkeley Engineer Article: Smart Buildings in the Next Generation Infrastructure

    In the Spring 2017 issue of the Berkeley Engineer magazine, UC Berkeley Engineering researchers shared their visions about the system of the future. SinBerBEST Program Leader, Prof. Costas Spanos, imagined a world in which a network of intelligent buildings, capable of monitoring their own energy consumption, negotiate with electric power companies to sell off their energy surplus. Please click here for the full article.  

  • 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. 

  • Picture of Professor Costas Spanos

    Professor Spanos Wins 2016 Faculty Mentor Award

    Congratulations to Professors Costas Spanos, Chief Technology Officer of BEARS. He has been selected as the Graduate Assembly's 2016 Faculty Mentor Award winner.

    Each year, the Graduate Assembly solicits nominations for faculty and teaching staff that have shown an outstanding commitment to mentoring graduate students. The selection committee has found that Professor Spanos exemplified the principles of graduate student mentorship that lead to a successful graduate student experience.

Latest News

  • SinBerBEST Renewal Program

    SinBerBEST Renewal Program Approved by National Research Foundation

    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.

  • Prof. Eicke Weber Joins BEARS

    Prof. Eicke Weber Joins BEARS

    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.

  • Nature.com Paper: Characterization of Photocatalytic Powder

    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.

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