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  • Channel NewsAsia: SinBerBEST Smart Technologies

    Channel NewsAsia: SinBerBEST Smart Technologies

    In August 2018, Channel NewsAsia highlighted key smart technologies developed by SinBerBEST that will be deployed in Singapore’s first energy generating building in collaboration with the Building Construction Authority (BCA).

  • BEARS Chief Academic Officer, Connie Chang-Hasnain, has been elected as the 2019 Vice-President of Optical Society of America

    Prof. Chang-Hasnain Elected as 2019 Optical Society of America VP

    BEARS Chief Academic Officer, Connie Chang-Hasnain, has been elected as the 2019 Vice-President (VP) of Optical Society of America (OSA.) OSA has been the biggest supporter of optics and photonics worldwide, bringing together and training scientists, educators, and business leaders to cultivate and advance specialized and professional development for over 100 years. Currently, Prof. Chang-Hasnain also serves as the SinBeRISE Program Leader, and Associate Dean for Strategic Alliances in the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley.

  • Nelumbo team

    Nelumbo: Updates

    Cyclotron Road recently highlighted Nelumbo, the creator of highly-efficient, heat-transfer surfaces, a company that was founded by SinBerBEST 1 researchers led by Prof. Hayden Taylor. The article discussed how it has a new partnership with Danfoss, a worldwide supplier of energy-efficient power systems, completed a Series A financing round, opened a manufacturing and development facility, and expanded its team.

News

The Structural Safety Journal will be publishing research findings from UC Berkeley, Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore, Chungbuk National University, and Universitat Internacional de Catalunya on using performance-based engineering and multi-criteria decision analysis for designing sustainable and resilient buildings. Please click on the link to download the full article.

Prof. Costas Spanos is the Interim BEARS Director and CEO, effective immediately. BEARS is grateful to Dr. Eicke Weber, the outgoing BEARS Director and CEO, for his efforts to the organization.

Applied Energy, a peer-reviewed, academic journal that focuses on energy engineering research, has a special issue on "Energy-cyber-physical Systems" that will be published in the February 2019 edition. The special issue is led by Prof. Costas Spanos, SBB2 Program Leader. Please click here for details on the Call for Papers. Paper submission for the Energy-cyber-physical Systems edition will start on May 1, 2018.

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.

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.

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