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  • Using polyer octet lattice to reinforce the pliability of concrete

    Berkeley Engineering: Researchers Create Tougher, Environmentally-friendly Concrete

    In October 2020, Berkeley Engineering featured a civil and mechanical engineering ingenuity, a stronger concrete with less carbon emission, that was created by SinBerBEST Theme C researchers including Claudia Ostertag, Hayden Taylor, Brian Salazar, Parham Aghdasi, and Ian Williams. The research team utilized a 3D printer to create polymer-based octet lattices, and then poured ultra-high performance concrete, which is four times sturdier than traditional concrete in compaction, into the lattices.

  • pythermalcomfort: A Thermal Comfort Python Package

    LinkedIn Article: pythermalcomfort

    In August 2020, SinBerBEST Postdoctoral Scholar, Federico Tartarini, published an article sharing that he and SinBerBEST PI, Stefano Schiavon, recently developed a Python package, pythermalcomfort, which can be used to calculate the most popular thermal comfort indices that conform with the major thermal comfort standards such as ASHRAE 55 and ISO 7730.

  • Breathing Facade: A Sustainable and Affordable Cooling and Dehumidification Solution for Public Schools in the Tropics

    Breathing Facade: A Sustainable and Affordable Cooling and Dehumidification Solution for Public Schools in the Tropics

    In May 2020, Medium, an online publishing platform with over 60 million monthly active users, highlighted the UC Berkeley MEng Class of 2020 Capstone Award Winners for their annual accomplishments and research inventions. The 2020 awards include the Fung Institute Mission Award, the Alumni Award, and the Leadership Capstone Award.

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SinBerBEST Principal Investigators and Postdoctoral Scholars have been granted a patent for creating a process for forming an antenna structure and for embedding an antenna system in concrete. In 2016, Prof. Boon Hee Soong, Prof. Paulo Monteiro, Dr. Vanessa Reinheimer, and Dr. Yee Loon Soong, filed this patent application in order enhance the concrete structure's energy harvesting capabilities for embedded Internet of Things (IoT) applications, but to also significantly improve the overall performance of wireless technologies within buildings. Congratulations!

Research collaboration between SinBerBEST 2 and UC Berkeley’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Science  (EECS) team resulted in a O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award from the American Automatic Control Council (AACC) in 2020.

On 19th November 2019, Minister for Social and Family Development & Second Minister for  National Development, Mr Desmond Lee and fellow co-chair Mr Lim Ming Yan, former president and group chief executive office of CapitaLand, along with the FEC BE Cluster Sub-committee members visited the living lab at the Zero Energy Building (ZEB) located in the BCA Braddell Campus.

SinBerBEST team members, along with other researchers from industry and academia,  are organizing the International Workshop on Applied Machine Learning for Intelligent Energy Systems (AMLIES) as part of the ACM e-Energy Conference 2020 at Melbourne, Australia. The workshop's objective is to bring researchers together to discuss the underlying challenges related to the application of Machine Learning to Energy Syste

Ioannis Konstantakopoulos, a former Graduate Student Researcher at UC Berkeley who participated in the SinBerBEST program, just welcomed his baby, Christos Konstantakopoulos.

Currently, Ioannis lives in Seattle with his family.

Congratulations, Ioannis!

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