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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.

  • BEARS Director Professor Tomizuka presenting during 2016 SinBerBEST Annual Symposium

    SinBerBEST Annual Symposium

    SinBerBEST held its Annual Symposium in which its researchers presented program goals and research accomplishments over the past four years, and their vision for the future on the SinBerBEST theme: Building Efficiency and Sustainability in the Tropics. They also heard from local and international experts on topics related to energy and the built environment. Lastly, tours and demonstrations were offered in the Cyber-Physical testbed that was designed to facilitate research on sustainable tropical buildings.

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Elky Loh, an administrative and logistics expert with over 10 years of experience for companies including Canon Singapore, has joined BEARS. With her experience in supporting programs, we look forward to having her on the team.

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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