Sep 13 - A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) and its partners launched a new Nanoimprint Foundry that will develop, test-bed and prototype specially engineered plastics and surfaces for the specific purpose of commercialising the technologies.
Aug 13 – Prof Andy Hor, Executive Director of IMRE was elected by the Executive Council (EXCO) of the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS) as President of FACS for a 2-year term from 20 Aug 2013.
Apr 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.