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  • Block71 Community Feature on SinBerBEST

    Block71: Community Feature on SinBerBEST

    In April 2019, Block71, a NUS Enterprise initiative that strategically partners with esteemed companies and government organizations, and accelerates start-ups, showcased SinBerBEST on its community feature.

    It focused on the unique, comprehensive approach of the program in using scientific research and innocative technology to enhance building energy efficiency  and building occupant productivity, thereby minimizing environmental impact.

  • 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).

  • Nelumbo Team 2018

    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.

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The SinBerBEST Annual Symposium took place at CREATE Tower in Singapore on Monday, August 5, 2019. The theme of this Symposium was: People, buildings and data – shaping a sustainable future. During this meeting, keynote lectures were presented from external speakers and SinBerBEST principal investigators, Energy Market Authority leadership and presenters from post-doctoral scholars.

Ming Jin and Ruoxi Jia, former Graduate Student Researchers at UC Berkeley who met through the SinBerBEST program, just welcomed their son, Walter Jin, to the world.

He is wearing a SinBerBEST onesie, a gift from the SinBerBEST team at UC Berkeley.

Congratulations, Ming and Ruoxi!

Smart Electrical Outlet/Socket (SEOS) US Provisional Patent Application No. 62/626,175 underwent Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) filing on 04.Feb.2019 as PCT/SG2019/050066. The patent application describes a plug-load management solution consisting of smart electrical outlet/socket devices and related systems/services proposed and implemented by SinBerBEST researchers. The inventors are Dr. Krishnanand K. R., Dr. Hoang Duc Chinh, Manish Gupta, A/Prof. Sanjib Kumar Panda and Prof. Costas Spanos.

IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies and Systems (ICSETS) is a new international conference which is planned to bring together professionals and executives in the energy sector, electrical power companies, manufacturing industries, research institutes and educational bodies to share and exchange ideas and information pertaining to sustainable energy technologies. The 1st ICSETS will be organized in Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, India early 2019. SinBerBEST NUS Lead-PI A/Prof. Sanjib Kumar Panda, postdoctoral researcher Dr.

The team POWER@NUS, comprising of PhD students (Jaydeep Saha, Rohit Chandra, Sandeep Kolluri, Binita Sen, Palak Jain and Kamala Srinivasa Rao) and researchers (Rajesh Sapkota, Prathamesh, Md Waseem and Santosh Janaki Raman) from Electrical Machines and Drives Lab, ECE department, mentored by Associate Professor S K Panda and Dr. Eddy Blokken (SERIS), participated in the Empower a Billion Lives competition organised by IEEE. The team submitted their proposal online and were selected for the South-Asia regional round at PEDES 2018, IIT Chennai.

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