Engineering & Technology

News

20 Jun 2024
A special magnetic material was found to create terahertz waves four times more intense than conventional ones. This technology is expected to be used in a variety of industrial fields, including imaging, medical diagnostics, security inspection, and biotechnology.
17 Jun 2024
- Research on tortoise-inspired robots by DGIST Professor Dongwon Yun’s team selected as cover paper for prestigious international journal Advanced Intelligent Systems - Acknowledged for originality and excellence of the robot energy efficiency enhancement technology mimicking the gait and postural patterns of tortoises
16 Jun 2024
Researchers from Osaka University used theoretical calculations assessing electron orbital symmetry to synthesize new molecule designed to be both transparent and colorless while absorbing near-infrared light. This compound demonstrates the first systematic approach to producing such materials and have applications in advanced electronics. This compound also shows semiconducting properties.
14 Jun 2024
Researchers from Tohoku University and Kyoto University have succeeded in developing a DNA–based molecular controller. Crucially, this controller enables the autonomous assembly and disassembly of molecular robots, as opposed to manually directing it.
13 Jun 2024
Researchers created a strong, plastic-free, eco-friendly leather alternative from pineapple leaf fiber and natural rubber, outperforming other plant-based leathers and even mushroom leather in strength and sustainability.
Radiating altermagnetic alpha-manganese telluride with X-rays
13 Jun 2024
Theoretical simulations and synchrotron experiments reveal the hidden fingerprint of new magnets
12 Jun 2024
Silicone-based elastomeric 3D microchannel networks were created using direct ink writing 3D printing with simultaneous incorporation of electronic components into the microchannel. By injecting liquid metal into the coil-shaped multilayered microchannel, flexible and stretchable microfluidic antenna coils with a high Q factor were developed.
Measuring ice penetration capacity
07 Jun 2024
Machine learning helps find advantageous combination of salts and organic solvents
Asia Research News Editors Choice
07 Jun 2024
Blue energy future, Off switch for brain cells, New Japanese lily species, Generative AI in motion, Economies take off with new airports and Braille-shaped electrodes for retinal implants. Read all in the latest Editor's Choice. Plus SciCom Coffee with Catriona Child.
06 Jun 2024
A new material developed by researchers at Tohoku University may be the key to quickly flag damaged infrastructure. This material offers a way to reduce the manpower required to regularly monitor structures that undergo daily use such as bridges. Compared to previous methods, this environmentally friendly material boasts the ability to operate without a power supply, and store information about previous incidents of mechanical stress. The application of this mechanoluminescent material is expected to make it easier and less costly to assess the safety of structures we may use in our everyday lives.
What to do with the old family house?
06 Jun 2024
Conversion to health care facilities shows correlation to population change
At the signing ceremony for the Comprehensive Collaborative Agreement held on June 5, 2024, at Hokkaido University. Kiyohiro Houkin, President, Hokkaido University (left), and Atsuyoshi Koike, President and CEO, Rapidus Corporation (right).
06 Jun 2024
Rapidus and Hokkaido University Sign Comprehensive Collaboration Agreement aiming to enhance scientific and technological capabilities and develop human resources through the semiconductor industry.
03 Jun 2024
A research group at Osaka University has developed an innovative positioning system that enhances the versatility and accuracy of drone-viewpoint mixed reality (MR) applications by aligning real and virtual world coordinates without predefined routes. By integrating visual positioning systems and natural feature-based tracking, this technology is expected to be applied to urban landscape simulation, maintenance, and inspection work.
31 May 2024
To overcome issues associated with real-life testing, SUTD researchers successfully demonstrated the use of digital twin technology within robot simulation software in assessing a robot’s suitability for deployment in simulated built environments.
30 May 2024
Researchers from Osaka University probed the transit of cations across a nanopore membrane for the generation of osmotic energy. The team controlled the passage of cations across the membrane using a voltage applied to a gate electrode. This control allowed the cation-selective transport to be tuned from essentially zero to complete cation selectivity. The findings are expected to support the application of blue energy solutions for sustainable energy alternatives worldwide.
27 May 2024
Besting almost 200 teams from over 20 countries, students from Ateneo de Davao University have just become the first ever Filipinos to successfully qualify for the prestigious international Spaceport America Cup.
19 May 2024
An oblong-shaped receiver significantly increases the amount of charge harvested from ultrasound-based wireless power transfer
16 May 2024
ITEX 2024 Sets the Stage for Innovation and Investment
Model of stable configuration of nitrogen and titanium in steel of iron-titanium alloy
16 May 2024
Calculations consider how a dozen metals such as titanium combine with nitrogen or carbon to form bonds
Zinc Finger Nucleases
14 May 2024
Genome editing is making inroads into biomedical research and medicine. By employing biomolecule modeling tools, a Japanese research team is accelerating the pace and cutting the cost of zinc finger nuclease (ZFN) technology, a primary gene editing tool.
Asia Research News Editor's Choice header
14 May 2024
Paper-based battery for wearable devices, To pass or not to pass? Kirigami hydrogels rise from cellulose, Climate impact on mountains, Effects of space weathering. Read all in the latest Editor's Choice.
09 May 2024
Walking and running is notoriously difficult to recreate in robots. Now, a group of researchers has overcome some of these challenges by creating an innovative method that employs central pattern generators - neural circuits located in the spinal cord that generate rhythmic patterns of muscle activity - with deep reinforcement learning. The method not only imitates walking and running motions but also generates movements for frequencies where motion data is absent, enables smooth transition movements from walking to running, and allows for adapting to environments with unstable surfaces.
08 May 2024
Using image-based deep learning and dynamic shape classification techniques, SUTD researchers developed a novel method of checking red blood cell deformability that is less invasive, more cost-effective, more sensitive, and has higher throughput.
06 May 2024
- A research team led by DGIST Professor Sohee Kim has touted the electrodes’ potential for large-area retinal stimulation given that they closely adhere along the retinal curvature to ensure a wide field of view. - The electrodes are expected to be used in retinal implants to restore partial visual function to patients with blindness.
03 May 2024
A global study by an SUTD researcher in collaboration with scientists from Japan explores the economic benefits of airport investment in emerging economies using nighttime satellite imagery.
The flow-type fixed-bed reactor used in the process of recovering phosphorus from incinerated sewage sludge. (Photo: Naoto Tsubouchi)
26 Apr 2024
Chemical and heat treatment of sewage sludge can recover phosphorus in a process that could help address the problem of diminishing supplies of phosphorus ores.
26 Apr 2024
Researchers at Nano Life Science Institute (WPI-NanoLSI), Kanazawa University report in Nano Letters how the use of high-speed atomic force microscopy helps to understand the crucial role played by certain biomolecules in DNA wrapping dynamics.
17 Apr 2024
Electron spin states can now be probed at much higher resolution and more efficiently, opening new opportunities in materials analysis and data processing technologies.
17 Apr 2024
Researchers from Osaka University used structured light and switchable fluorescent molecules to reduce the background light from the out-of-plane regions of microscope samples. This method allowed for the acquisition of images that surpassed the conventional resolution limit, and it may be useful for further study of cell clusters and other biological systems.

Events

17 Oct 2024 to 19 Oct 2024
Taiwan Innotech Expo (tie) is one of the leading invention shows in Asia. The event will take place from October 17-19, 2024 at Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1.
23 Oct 2024 to 24 Oct 2024
The 12th Annual Biologics World Taiwan (BWT) 2024 conference will go into a range of pivotal topics, including must-see innovations originating from Taiwan, best practices in clinical research and trials, optimization of upstream processing, cost reduction in downstream processes, advancements in CAR-T and stem cell therapy, compelling case studies in regenerative medicines, and more.
13 Aug 2024 to 14 Aug 2024
The 13th Annual Biologics Manufacturing Korea (BMK) 2024 conference encompasses crucial themes such as upstream processing with a focus on high-throughput cell line development and cell culture, downstream processing involving product concentration and purification by chromatography, analytics and quality assurance, automation, Bioprocessing 4.0, and the digitalization landscape.
15 Aug 2024 to 17 Aug 2024
SustainAsia Week 2024 unites key components—SETA 2024, Sustainable Mobility Asia 2024, Solar+Storage Asia 2024, and FTI Energy Expo.
06 Nov 2024 to 07 Nov 2024
Back for its 9th edition, EDUtech Asia is once again bringing together the leading minds across Asia to reimagine the future of education with the power of tech.
01 Aug 2024 to 04 Aug 2024
The AIS-I3S 2024 is a leading conference that brings together academic leaders, thought leaders, engineers, students, and visionaries from the growing network of sensors and AI communities.
16 May 2024 to 17 May 2024
Dive into the future of technology at ITEX 2024, where "Generative AI" takes centre stage, revolutionising how we approach Artificial Intelligence (AI). This groundbreaking theme shifts away from the ordinary, showcasing AI's power to create entirely new content and solutions.
01 Mar 2024 to 31 May 2024
Featuring innovations from diverse fields and streams, VIC 2024 provides an opportunity for educators, students, and the public to participate and showcase their innovations and designs through a digital platform.
22 Feb 2024 to 24 Feb 2024
Discover the future at the Malaysia Technology Expo 2024 (MTE 2024), where innovation takes center stage, and tomorrow's possibilities become today's reality.
19 Dec 2023 to 21 Dec 2023
Embrace Innovation and Illuminate the Future with MTE 2023 Sustainable Energy and Green Technology International Innovation Awards
31 Oct 2023 to 02 Nov 2023
Experience TechInnovation 2023, held at Marina Bay Sands from October 31 to November 2. Explore themes of Sustainability, Health and Well-being, and AI in Healthcare.
04 Oct 2023 to 06 Oct 2023
The 27th World Congress on Innovation & Technology (WCIT 2023) and the 6th International Digital Economy Conference Sarawak (IDECS 2023) are two major events in the global tech industry.
24 Aug 2023
Using Data for Sustainability: An evening of Short Talks and Networking
11 Sep 2023 to 12 Sep 2023
Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Productivity Council and leading information security organisations in Hong Kong, The Cyber Security Summit (CS Summit) is the flagship cyber security summit in Hong Kong, with the aim to provide participants with the latest information on security trends and developments.
04 Oct 2023 to 05 Oct 2023
Innovators and government officials will gather together to share insights on improving learning outcomes across the region alongside an expo showcasing some of the world’s best EdTech solutions.
02 Aug 2023
EDUtech Indonesia 2023 brings together school leaders, educators, and policymakers to share and learn, make new connections, and generate ideas and collaborations that lead to better teaching and learning outcomes.
10 May 2023 to 11 May 2023
EDUtech Malaysia 2023 Roadshow brings together school leaders, educators and policymakers to share and learn, make new connections, and generate ideas and collaborations that lead to better teaching and learning outcomes.
11 Aug 2024 to 16 Aug 2024
Participatory Design Conferences (PDC) have been held every two years since 1990 and have formed an important venue for international discussion of the collaborative, social, and political dimensions of technology innovation and use.
19 Apr 2023 to 20 Apr 2023
EDUtech Philippines 2023 brings together school leaders, educators, and policymakers to share and learn, make new connections, and generate ideas and collaborations that lead to better teaching and learning outcomes.
17 Apr 2023 to 20 Apr 2023
To achieve Net Zero, the governments of the UK and Singapore are targeting ambitious carbon reduction goals, and electromobility has emerged as a key strategy. Now, Newcastle University (UK) and ERI@N (Singapore) are jointly hosting an international event, known as the Electromobility symposium, in Singapore to debate and discuss experiences in implementing land transport electrification in Singapore and the UK, evaluate policy landscapes, and identify successes and obstacles to inform future strategies.
26 Jul 2023 to 30 Jul 2023
BIO Asia–Taiwan is Asia's largest biotech networking event, and is jointly organized by the global Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and the Taiwan Bio Industry Organization (Taiwan BIO).
08 Nov 2023 to 09 Nov 2023
Asia’s largest conference and exhibition for educators and EdTech providers
11 May 2023 to 12 May 2023
ITEX is the Asia’s Leading Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition, targeted at securing investment, manufacturing and commercialisation prospects and partners. The exhibition features inventions across 15 classifications related to innovation or technology
01 Mar 2023 to 02 May 2023
Do you have what it takes to be the GAME CHANGER?
30 Jan 2023 to 31 Jan 2023
Discover advances in AI, machine learning, and deep learning from the world's leading innovators.
16 Mar 2023 to 18 Mar 2023
Malaysia Technology Expo 2023 Goes Hybrid! Since 2001, MTE has been celebrating outstanding work by innovators, researchers, scientists, students and entrepreneurs worldwide.
09 Nov 2022 to 10 Nov 2022
Theme: Inspiration in Education. Join us at Asia’s largest education conference & exhibition and accelerate a change in education across Asia.
17 Oct 2022 to 21 Oct 2022
The event is the first in the region focused on recognizing innovations, initiatives, programmes and ideas which contribute to sustainability, eradicating poverty, improving well-being, protecting our planet, and building peace and prosperity.
13 Sep 2022 to 15 Sep 2022
Known as the Olympics of the World’s Tech Industry, WCIT2022 MALAYSIA sets out to be the gateway to Southeast Asia while connecting the world – a definitive global event of technology businesses.
26 Oct 2022 to 28 Oct 2022
Asia Clean Energy Summit (ACES) is the region's leading summit and exhibition focusing on clean and renewable energy growth and adoption, technology, policy and finance supported by leading government agencies, research institutes and industry.

Researchers

Prof. In-Kyu Moon
Prof. In-Kyu Moon is a Professor at the Department of Robotics Engineering, DGIST, and the Director of DGIST-Swiss CHUV-EPFL Global Research Lab
I'm currently an adjunct professor at the Asian Institute of Management in Manila. I crafted a course called Art-Science Thinking based on my dissertation on Culture as Transformative Innovation: Filipino Care in the Practice of Family Medicine. Since 2017, my consultancy & studio has been collaborating with the Dept. of Science & Technology in the Philippines.
Norhafezah binti Kasmuri has obtained her Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2001. She has received her Master of Science in Water Resources Engineering and Management (WAREM) from Universitat Stuttgart, Germany in 2004. She has completed her study of Doctor of Philosophy in Chemical Engineering from Swansea University, Wales, the United Kingdom in 2014. She has been serving UiTM since August 2014 as a senior lecturer at the School of Civil Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam.
Professor Madhu Bhaskaran is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. She is a multi-award winning electronics engineer and innovator. She proudly co-leads Women in STEMM Australia.
Prof. Dae-Hyun Nam
Professor Dae-hyun Nam is dedicated to advancing electrocatalysts for sustainable energy conversion and storage. By leveraging expertise in materials science, engineering, and chemistry, he aims to address pressing energy and environmental challenges, paving the way for a sustainable future.
UGANEESWARY SUPARMANIAM
Ts. Uganeeswary Suparmaniam, AMIChemE (UK) is a multiple award-winning young scientist, sustainability advocate, and climate activist attached to the HICoE-Centre for Biofuel and Biochemical Research, Institute of Self-Sustainable Building, PETRONAS University of Technology, Malaysia.
Sierin Lim is an Associate Professor of Bioengineering at the School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and the Associate Dean (Global Partnerships) at the Graduate College of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU). Her research group focuses on the design and engineering of biological entities for applications in health and the environment. She is the co-founder of Women@NTU, Society of Women in Engineering (SWE@SG) and Promotion of Women in Engineering, Research and Science (POWERS) programme.
Taweechai Amornsakchai is an Associate Professor at Mahidol University. With a Ph.D. in Polymer Physics, his research focuses on reinforcing plastics with pineapple leaf fiber and exploring pineapple stem starch for biodegradable packaging.
Chameera Udawattha, a pioneering architect and researcher, investigates eco-friendly construction materials, exploring alternative solutions for construction and building issues. His work promotes sustainable building practices.
Prof Matthew Tan is a Food Security Specialist and an Aquaculture veteran with more than 20 years’ experience in the Agri-Tech Industry. He is currently driving several sustainability projects in the area of Carbon Neutral Engineering and specializes in Aquaculture & Agriculture carbon credit & sequestration with regards to regenerative & restorative activities in the areas of habitat conservation, biodiversity, CSR aquaculture and use of climate smart technologies with the aim to develop true impact projects to reduce carbon emissions, plastic waste, protect biodiversity, and drive conservation and investment into local communities as he assist companies with their Carbon Transition Strategy and Planning.
Fabien Grasset
Dr Fabien Grasset is a Research Director at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and currently serving as Director of Research for Rennes Institute of Chemical Sciences (ISCR). His areas of expertise include materials chemistry, solid-state chemistry, nanotechnology, nanoparticles, optical coatings and thin films.
Taishi Yokoi
Taishi Yokoi is an Associate Professor of the Institute of Biomaterials and Bioengineering at Tokyo Medical and Dental University. His research areas include biomedical engineering, inorganic compounds and inorganic materials chemistry.
Naoka Nagamura
Dr Naoka Nagamura is senior researcher at the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and visiting associate professor at Tokyo University of Science. She researches advanced materials, electrochemistry and photoemission spectroscopy.
Siti Kudnie Sahari
Ts Dr. Siti Kudnie Sahari is a senior lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS). Her current research interests include thin film, advanced semiconductor materials, semiconductor processing and solar devices.
Alex Jen Kwan-yue
Professor Alex Jen Kwan-yue is Chair Professor of Materials Science and Director of the Hong Kong Institute for Clean Energy at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU). His expertise includes the use of molecular engineering and self-assembly for hybrid materials.
Hiroki Ago
Dr. Hiroki Ago is a Distinguished Professor of the Global Innovation Center at Kyushu University. His research focuses on nanomaterials, particularly graphene and related 2D materials, and their applications.
Hiroshi Yabu
Prof. Hiroshi Yabu is a Professor and Principal Investigator at the Advanced Institute for Materials Research (WPI-AIMR) at Tohoku University. His research interests include self-organization, biomimetics, and bio-inspired materials for energy and low environmental impacts.
Zong-Hong Lin
Dr. Zong-Hong Lin is a Professor at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University and at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, National Taiwan University.
Dr. Alicia K.J. An
Dr. An is an associate professor at the School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong (CityU), where she also heads the Water and Membrane Technologies Laboratory.
Her current research focuses on the synthesis of semiconducting polymers for organic electronics and has published >100 papers in this area of research.
Prof Yang obtained his bachelor degree from Peking University in 2001, and PhD from Princeton University in 2007. His research interest includes the development of advanced alloys, including metallic glasses, high entropy alloys, low dimensional metals/ceramics and metamaterials.
Minseok S. Kim
Minseok S. Kim is an Assistant Professor of New Biology at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST)
Dr. Nor Aiman Sukindar has joined International Islamic University Malaysia in 2019 and currently working as Assistant Professor in Manufacturing and Materials Department and at the same time holding a position as Chairman of the Advanced Manufacturing and Material Research Unit (AMTech). Before joining IIUM, Dr. Aiman was working with Politeknik Kuching Sarawak for more than seven years from 2011 until 2019. Dr. Aiman has extensive experience in research pertaining to additive manufacturing technologies including the design and development of 3D printers, fabricating scaffold structures for bone replacement using biomaterials, optimization printing parameters, and any other related field. Dr. Aiman was awarded grants from industries and the government including PPRN, Tin Grant, and Sponsored research grant. Recently, Dr. Aiman won several awards including a silver medal in Asia Innovation Festival 2022, Gold Medal in RITEC 2021 Competition in 2021, and a silver medal and Outstanding Award in SDG MTE 2021 Competition also in 2021.
Hoe Joon Kim
Hoe Joon Kim is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Robotics & Machatronics Engineering at Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST)
Dr. Yu Xinge is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at City University of Hong Kong.
Prof. Yang Yong's primary research interest is in the development and mechanical behavior of advanced structural materials, such as metallic glasses and high entropy alloys. His recent research also extends to mechanics of flexible electronics and hydrogels.
Ahmad Zaidi research area is in High Voltage specificly on Partial discharge on power cable. He is senior lecturer at Faculty of Electrical Technology Engineering UniMAP, Malaysia
Dr Chris Tsang Yiu-fai
Dr Chris Tsang Yiu-fai is an Associate Professor of the Department of Science and Environmental Studies and Assistant Dean of Graduate School at The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK).
Robert E Simpson
Robert E Simpson is an Associate Professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Rob’s research interests are focused on designing new materials for applications in electronics, photonics, data storage, and biosensing.
Lee Cheng Pau
Mr. Lee Cheng Pau is currently pursuing his Ph.D in the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) focusing on 3D Food Printing.

Giants in history

Sir Mokshagundam Srinivasa Shastry Vishveshwarayya (15 September 1860 – 14 April 1962) is widely regarded as India’s most outstanding engineer. In a career that spanned almost his entire life, Vishveshwarayya played a pivotal role in several engineering projects, including designing the Krishnarajasagara dam that is still the source of irrigation and drinking water for parts of Karnataka today.
Chinese physicist Xie Xide (19 March 1921 – 4 March 2000) was an influential educator and one of China’s pioneer researchers of solid-state physics.
Physicist Narinder Singh Kapany (31 October 1926 – 4 December 2020) pioneered the use of optical fibres to transmit images, and founded several optical technology companies. Born in Punjab, India, he worked at a local optical instruments factory before moving to London for PhD studies at Imperial College. There, he devised a flexible fibrescope to convey images along bundles of glass fibres.
Charles Kuen Kao (Nov. 4, 1933 to Sept. 23, 2018) was an engineer who is regarded as the father of fibre optics. His work in the 1960s on long distance signal transmission using very pure glass fibres revolutionized telecommunications, enabling innovations such as the Internet.
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie (25 June 1936 – 11 September 2019) was an Indonesian engineer who was President of Indonesia from 1998 to 1999.
Abdus Suttar Khan (c. 1941 – 31 January 2008) was a Bangladeshi engineer who spent a significant part of his career conducting aerospace research with NASA, United Technology and Alstom.
Rajeshwari Chatterjee (24 January 1922 – 3 September 2010) was the first female engineer from Karnataka in India.
Fazlur Rahman Khan (3 April 1929 – 27 March 1982) was a Bangladeshi-American structural engineer and architect who invented the tube principle, which formed the basis for modern skyscraper design.
Lin Lanying (7 February 1918 – 4 March 2003) was a Chinese material engineer remembered for her contributions to the field of semiconductor and aerospace materials. Lanying was born into a family who did not believe in educating girls and she was not allowed to go to school.
Gregorio Y. Zara (8 March 1902 – 15 October 1978) was a Filipino engineer and physicist best remembered for inventing the first two-way video telephone. Zara’s video telephone invention enabled the caller and recipient to see each other while conversing, laying the foundation for video-conferencing