MEDIA RELEASE - Creating a layer of water for a clearer view June 14 - IMRE scientists invented a new permanent surface coating, CleanClear, which prevents fogging on both glass and plastic surfaces by creating a layer of water. Using a new superhydrophilic coating technology, the durable and ceramic coating attracts water instead of repelling it, for a better, clearer view.
ACHIEVEMENTS - IMRE signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NERC-CM and JNMIP Mar 14 - IMRE signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Engineering Research Centre for Colloidal Materials (NERC-CM) of Shandong University, China, and the Jinan New Materials Industrial Park (JNMIP), China during a jointly organised IMRE-Shandong University "Materials for New Business Opportunities" workshop.
AWARDS - Startup Asia Singapore 2014 Apr 14 - IMRE scientist Dr Shah Kwok Wei won the ‘Most Attractive for Investment’ and ‘Most Promising Idea’ awards at the Startup Asia Singapore 2014 for his work on M-Kool, a cooling pad that can be used in fabrics to help regulate body temperature and keep the wearer cool.
AWARDS - Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' 2014 Award Apr 14 - Dr Yap Fung Ling was awarded the distinguised Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors' 2014 Award (Silver) for her work on the development of a cost effective method for fabrication of high performance Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) substrates.
AWARDS - A*STAR Awards 2014 Apr 14 - IMRE's Dr. Jaslyn Law was conferred the A*STAR Star Employee Award. Adding to this, IMRE was also awarded The A*STAR's Patent Power Award, and the A*STAR Award for Scientist - Entrepreneur.
The Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) is a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). The Institute has capabilities in materials analysis & characterisation, design & growth, patterning & fabrication, and synthesis & integration. IMRE also focuses on applications of materials through a number of speciality laboratories and programmes. These include consumer care technology, sensors & transducers, advanced energy storage, molecular materials, bioinspired materials, soft surfaces and interfaces, plasmonics and semiconductor heterostructures, advanced porous materials and nanocomposites. We house a range of state-of-the-art equipment for materials research including development, processing and characterisation. We collaborate actively with other research institutes, universities, public bodies, and a wide spectrum of industrial companies, both globally and locally. Our initiatives in various public-private consortia and an industry-themed prototyping foundry help promote the adoption of materials-based technologies by companies.