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  • LinkedIn Article: Interaction of Ceiling Fans

    LinkedIn Article: Interaction of Ceiling Fans

    SinBerBEST 2 Theme Leader, Professor Stefano Schiavon, issued a LinkedIn article in July 2018 on ceiling fan airflows based on a climate chamber study.  In this Singapore-based experiment, SinBerBEST researcher, Aleksandra Lipczynska, Prof. Schiavon, and Director of the Center for Environmental Design Research, Edward Arens, examined airflow profiles created by one fan and multiple fans using high spatial resolution air speed measurements, 5,760 and 20,160 measuring points for the two cases respectively.

  • LinkedIn Article: Ceiling fans can increase thermal comfort

    LinkedIn Article: Ceiling fans can increase thermal comfort

    In May 2018, SinBerBEST 2 Theme Lead, Professor Stefano Schiavon, published a LinkedIn article sharing recent research findings of using ceiling fans in a Singapore office building. In this study, SinBerBEST researcher, Aleksandra Lipczynska, Prof. Schiavon, and Center for Built Environment Research Specialist, Lindsay Graham, evaluated how increased room temperatures and air movement impacted the white-collar workers’ thermal comfort and their self-reported productivity.

  • Refrigerator made using Ice-NTM material (Left) vs. Refrigerator made using standard materials (Right)

    SVInsight Article: Nelumbo

    SVInsight recently covered Nelumbo, the hydrophobic/ ice-phobic coatings company that was founded by SinBerBEST researchers led by Prof. Hayden Taylor, in Chinese. The article discussed how the company uses chemical engineering techniques to improve heat transfer research, advance current refrigeration technology, and impact the refrigeration, air conditioning, central heating, and electrical car industries.

News

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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