AWARDS - Sofshell Pte Ltd - IMRE spin-off wins Special Recognition ‘Use of Technology’ Initiative or Programme Award at 1st Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards
Apr 13 – Sofshell Pte Ltd, a spin-off from IMRE, won the Special Recognition ‘Use of Technology’ Initiative or Programme award at the 1st Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards. The company develops flexible, impact-resistant composite material for body armour and protective padding that effectively prevents blunt force trauma and can be used in eldercare and sports applications.
AWARDS - IMRE wins A*STAR's : The Ooutstanding Publications (TOP) Award 2013
April 13 - IMRE wins A*STAR's The Outstanding Publications (TOP) Award 2013. This award recognizes RI with quality publications per Research Staff in high impact journals as at 31 Dec of the previous year.
AWARDS - A*STAR Employee Award & A*STAR Most Inspiring Mentor Award 2013
Apr 13 - Dr Wong Chia Woan and Dr Karen Chong were conferred the A*STAR Employee Award & A*STAR Most Inspiring Mentor Award 2013 respectively at the A*STAR Workplan Seminar 2013.
Joint Press Release (2 April 2013) : New Singapore plastic film is the future of 3D on-the-go
Temasek Polytechnic (TP) and A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering’s (IMRE) new nano-engineered screen protector that turns the ordinary screens of handheld devices into 3D displays will be marketed by start-up, Nanoveu Pte Ltd. The unique plastic film can also potentially be used as next generation security tokens employed by banks and corporations.
AWARDS - Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF) 2013
Mar 13 - A number of junior college students' research projects, which were mentored by IMRE researchers, garnered awards at this year’s Singapore Science and Engineering Fair (SSEF). These included two golds, three bronzes and two merit awards. The junior college students worked on a variety of projects that dealt with metamaterials, membranes and organic solar cells, etc.
MEDIA RELEASE (18 March 2013): IMRE and Hoestar develop wireless sensors to monitor 'health' of machinery
The wireless piezoelectric sensors track vibrations and stresses that affect machinery and increases productivity by saving time, reducing manual checking and offering precision at detecting defects via its automated remote monitoring.
MEDIA RELEASE (19 Nov 2012): IMRE and Cima NanoTech to develop materials for next generation transparent conductors
IMRE and Cima Nanotech are jointly working on new and improved transparent conductors, which basically allow light to pass through but are also electrically conductive, hence their application in displays and organic solar cells.
MEDIA RELEASE (10 Oct 12): Researchers unravel the secret to making cheap, high-density data storage
Imagine being able to store thousands of songs and high-resolution images on data devices no bigger than a fingernail. Researchers from A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and the National University of Singapore (NUS) have discovered that an ultra-smooth surface is the key factor for “self-assembly” – a cheap, high-volume, high-density patterning technique.
MEDIA RELEASE (13 Aug 12)- First full colour images at 100,000 dpi resolution
Researchers from IMRE have developed an innovative method for creating sharp, full-spectrum colour images at 100,000 dots per inch (dpi), using metal-laced nanometer-sized structures, without the need for inks or dyes.
MEDIA RELEASE (2 Aug 12) - Unique anti-reflective and self-cleaning plastic films to be ramped up for industry use
Fast, high-volume production of plastics with specially engineered surfaces will soon be available using a cheaper and simpler method. IMRE and its Industrial Consortium On Nanoimprint (ICON) partner companies are piloting roll-to-roll nanoimprint technology to mass produce two types of patterned nanoimprinted plastic films. These are films with low reflectivity and better viewing angles, as well as durable, scratch-resistant films with ‘self-cleaning’ surfaces.
PRESS RELEASE (23 May 12) - Singapore-made Anti-reflective Plastics to be Commercialised
The innovative plastics offer improved performance and wider viewing angles over existing anti-reflective plastics in the market. This plastic uses a locally-developed nanotechnology method that creates a complex pattern of super tiny structures that mimic the patterns found on a moth’s eye, which has a unique method of diffusing light.
PRESS RELEASE (16 Mar 12) - A*STAR researchers amongst top young innovators in Asia-Pacific
Dr Joel Yang from IMRE was conferred the inaugural "TR35Singapore Award" on 16 March 2012.
PRESS RELEASE (2 Mar 12) - Anti-cancer Smart 'Bomb' Scientist Elected Fellow at Fitzwilliam
Dr Loh is developing an anti-cancer biomaterial drug delivery system that limits collateral damage to healthy cells during cancer treatment.
PRESS RELEASE (20 Jan 12) - T-rays technology could help develop Star Trek-style hand-held medical scanners
In a study published recently in Nature Photonics, researchers from the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore and Imperial College London in the UK have made T-rays into a much stronger directional beam than was previously thought possible and have efficiently produced T-rays at room-temperature conditions. This breakthrough allows future T-ray systems to be smaller, more portable, easier to operate, and much cheaper.