AWARDS - IMRE celebrates four wins at the A*STAR Workplan Seminar 2015 For the third time, IMRE won the annual A*STAR's Patent Power Award, for having the highest number of patent applications filed per budget dollar. Dr Madhavan Nallani, Director of our spin-off company, ACM Biolabs, received the Scientist - Entrepreneur Award. Our staff, Mr Tan Khai Seng, was awarded the Go-the-Extra-Mile (GEM) Award for outstanding service to his colleagues. Another staff, Ms Chia Zuhaila, received the Star Innovation Award, for her part in developing electronic Purchase Request System (ePRS), which resulted in substantial cost savings for A*STAR.
ACHIEVEMENTS - IMRE and the National Junior College (NJC) signs Mou IMRE signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with NJC to continue the student-development programme for the next 3 years. IMRE and the National Junior College (NJC) have been collaborating since 2012 to encourage scientifically-inclined NJC students to take part in research attachments with IMRE.
AWARDS - SPRING Standards Partner Award 2014 Aug 14 - Dr Ramam Akkipeddi, an IMRE senior scientist, was awarded the SPRING Singapore Merit Award (SSMA) for his contributions to the standardisation programme at the Standards Partner Awards Ceremony 2014.
MEDIA RELEASE - Creating a layer of water for a clearer view Jun 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.
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.
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.
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.