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  • IEEE Spectrum Article: What Does Your Smart Meter Know About You

    In June 2017, IEEE Spectrum published a feature article on how a smart meter provides information in addition to energy consumption data to the power companies.

  • 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. 

News

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'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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