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AWARDS - T-Up Excellence Award 2015
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).

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.

MEDIA RELEASES - A*STAR’s IMRE Executive Director appointed to senior role at Hong Kong University
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.

MEDIA RELEASE (10 Mar 15): A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) Executive Director appointed to senior role at Hong Kong University
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

MEDIA RELEASE - Longer and more accurate shelf-life with A*STAR 'smart' packaging material technologies
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.

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.

MEDIA RELEASE - A*STAR’S IMRE ties up with LION Corporation for more environmentally-friendly household products
May 14 - A*STAR scientists and LION Corporation are using a multi-purpose, highly customisable molecule and all natural material formulations to develop products that keep laundry smelling fresh and kill bacteria, without relying on chemical biocides that are found in some current household products.

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.

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