Scientists at A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) have invented a new type of thermoplastic thread that can be used in 3D printers to create functional circuits for use in electrical gadgets.
IMRE's Human Resource Partner, Ms Sherry Sim, received the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) Commendation Award at a award ceremony during the Firefly Symposium 2015. She was recognised for her excellent attitude in delivering exceptional service to A*STAR’s internal and external stakeholders and going the extra mile to help her colleagues.
Dr Guo Hong Chen, a scientist from IMRE, is one of the three T-Up Excellence Award Winners from A*STAR for 2015. He was recognised for "Chameleon", an apparatus he co-created with SOLVES Innovative Technology Pte Ltd (SOLVES).
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.
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.
A*STAR congratulates Professor Andy Hor Tzi Sum, Executive Director (ED) of IMRE, on his appointment as Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Hong Kong University (HKU). He is expected to take up his new appointment on 1 September 2015. Prof Hor has been at the helm of A*STAR’s IMRE since June 2010.
A*STAR congratulates Professor Andy Hor Tzi Sum, Executive Director (ED) of IMRE, on his appointment as Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research) at HKU. Prof Hor is expected to take up his new appointment on 1 September 2015. Prof Hor has been at the helm of A*STAR’s IMRE since June 2010. He is on secondment from the National University of Singapore (NUS) where he is Professor of Chemistry. Prof Hor is also Concurrent Professor at Fudan University of China
Nov 14 - IMRE signed an agreement with key industry partners to develop and test a new packaging material from IMRE for industry use. The newly developed packing plastic has a unique dual purpose high-barrier plate silicate sheet, which effectively blocks moisture and oxygen from seeping into the packaging.
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.
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.