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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. 

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    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.

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    Nelumbo Wins Berkeley Cleantech University Prize

    Nelumbo has developed an omniphobic nanocoating which accelerates water shedding and reduces contaminant build-up on surfaces. We are using our OMNIPHOBE coating in air conditioning systems to raise efficiency by up to 25%. Our coating is 200X thinner than a human hair, conducts heat, and adds less than 2% to the manufacturing cost of an AC unit, allowing for cost-effective universal application on any scale or geometry.


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

Daphne Pakiam, with over five years of administrative experience for companies that include the National Cancer Centre of Singapore, has joined BEARS as the SinBerBEST Project Officer. We look forward to working with her on coordination and management projects.

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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