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Robot hand with crossed flexure hinge (CFH) system
23 Feb 2022
A reimagined robot hand combines strength with flexibility and resilience, sidestepping problems with existing designs.
Robotic VR system for Covid-19 swab tests
23 Feb 2022
The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the use of robots and an urgent need for an advanced human-machine interface (HMI) system that can seamlessly connect users and robots. A research team co-led by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and collaborating institution recently developed an innovative HMI system, which consists of flexible, multi-layered electronic skin and provides both visual and haptic feedback to users. The system can teleoperate the robot to imitate the user's actions to perform complicated tasks. It demonstrates the potential for conducting Covid-19 swab tests and nursing patients with infectious diseases.
OMNI ocean sensing system
23 Feb 2022
Device designers at the University of Tokyo are developing cheap and accessible ways to monitor and explore the sea.
Newly developed microfluidic chip
22 Feb 2022
A Japanese research team created a new way to sort living cells suspended in fluid using an all-in-one operation in a lab-on-chip that required only 30 minutes for the entire separation process.
Woodpecker
22 Feb 2022
Inspired by the woodpecker’s ability to strike trees with its beak rapidly and repeatedly without injury, engineers in Malaysia have used computer simulations to find ways to improve the design of composite beams used in impact-prone structures.
18 Feb 2022
The compact, lightweight device generates electricity when shaken and can power 100 LEDs.
17 Feb 2022
In a recent study published in the journal ACS Catalysis researchers from Kanazawa University describe novel scanning electrochemical cell microscopy measurements to determine sites of photoelectrochemical activity in titanium dioxide nanotubes.
Dendrimers in T cells
16 Feb 2022
This is a novel study that attempted to construct a pH-sensitive delivery system into T cells and their subsets using carboxy-terminal Phe- and CHex-modified dendrimers with different structures, i.e. PAMAM-CHex-Phe and PAMAM-Phe-CHex. The findings contribute to the development of nanoplatforms for direct delivery to T cells to control the functions of T cells, which play key roles in cancer immunotherapy. This is the first report on direct delivery into T cells using pH-sensitive DDS.
11 Feb 2022
Metals usually soften when they expand under heating, but a research team led by a City University of Hong Kong (CityU) scholar and other researchers have discovered a first-of-its-kind super-elastic alloy that can retain its stiffness even after being heated to 1,000K (about 727℃) or above, with nearly zero energy dissipation. The team believes that the alloy can be applied in manufacturing high-precision devices for space missions. The research team was led by Professor Yang Yong from CityU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering (MNE), together with his collaborators. The findings were published in the prestigious science journal Nature under the titled “A Highly Distorted Ultraelastic Chemically Complex Elinvar Alloy”.
Editor's choice
11 Feb 2022
Low volcanic temperature ushered in global cooling and thriving dinosaurs, Broccoli compound induces cell death in yeast, A single molecule makes big splash in quantum mechanics, Dengue virus makes mosquitos bite more often, and Asia Research News: How it all began, all in the February's Editor's Choice
08 Feb 2022
On 16-17 February 2022, the 6th annual EDUtech Philippines 2022 will once again bring together the Philippines’ entire education ecosystem to discuss new strategies, pedagogies and innovations to bring 21st century quality education to all in the Philippines.
cellulose nanofiber (CNF) films
26 Jan 2022
To meet the demand for strong and tough transparent thin films for sustainable applications, Dr Sunanda Roy from GLA University India has led a multi-national team to successfully develop a novel transparent thin film made from cellulose nanofiber (CNF) reinforced by glycerol & glutalraldehyde (reinforcing glycerol).
Sand dune in UAE
26 Jan 2022
Accidental oil discharge into the river can lead to an environmental catastrophe, threatening the lives of countless aquatic animals as well as land animals that forms the ecosystem of the river. Preventing and containing many of the oil discharge is key to mitigating the severity of the catastrophe.
20 Jan 2022
A specific deep neural network model called Bidirectional Long-Short-Term Memory can use cough sounds to distinguish sick from healthy children, paving the way for preliminary screening.
18 Jan 2022
Researchers are working to overcome challenges in order to bring wearable, electric, wound-healing devices to clinical practice.
14 Jan 2022
Just like explorers need maps, scientists require guides to better understand and advance new technology. A neuromorphic device, which can mimic the neural cells in our brain, has lacked such a guideline and created headaches for scientists trying to understand their operational mechanisms. That is until now after a research group created a map that provides rational design guidelines for neuromorphic devices, paving the way for advancements in brain-inspired computers.
jute fibre reinforcing isophthalic polymer composite material riser bar
22 Dec 2021
To meet the demand for alternative low-cost, sustainable, light weight and strong materials for two wheelers, Dr JS Binoj from Sree Vidyanikethan Engineering College India has led a multi-national team to successfully develop a novel riser bar made from jute fibre reinforcing isophthalic polymer composite material.
21 Dec 2021
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
16 Dec 2021
Okara, a soybean byproduct, can now be 3D printed without any additives, boosting food sustainability efforts.
15 Dec 2021
A research group has shown that fast switching down to 3.5 ns in sub-five-nm ultra-small magnetic tunnel junctions can be achieved by engineering relaxation time. The new technology is expected to lead to the replacement of high-speed DRAM with spintronic non-volatile memory.
13 Dec 2021
ITEX 2021 is back with a line-up of innovative inventions as the region’s top inventors vie for investor attention to commercialise their products
13 Dec 2021
Biophysicists in Japan have found ways to make and manipulate capsule-like DNA structures that could be used in the development of artificial molecular systems. Such systems could function, for example, inside the human body.
Photo of project equipment and aeroplane
09 Dec 2021
An engineering project team, has been awarded the Institution of Engineers - Singapore, Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2021 in the Research & Development Category. The award was for their work on Replication & Repair of Hot Air Thermal Defects on Composite Aero-Structures.
02 Dec 2021
Researchers from the The University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science use electron energy loss spectroscopy to understand local thermal behavior at grain boundaries in polycrystals
30 Nov 2021
Creating a broader and more dynamic marketplace for Inventions and Innovations
photo of Prof Choi, Hongsoo and Dr. Jeon, Seongwoong at Robotics Engineering, DGIST
22 Nov 2021
The joint research team of Prof. Hongsoo Choi(DGIST) & Prof. Sung Won Kim(Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital), developed an hNTSC-based microrobot for minimally invasive delivery into the brain tissue via the intranasal pathway
05 Nov 2021
On 9-11 November 2021, EDUtech Asia will once again bring together the entire education ecosystem across Asia Pacific and beyond to explore how technology is impacting the way we learn and teach.
titanium alloy, 3D printing
04 Nov 2021
A research led by scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has successfully developed a super-strong, highly ductile and super-light titanium-based alloy using additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing. Their findings open up a new pathway to design alloys with unprecedented structures and properties for various structural applications.
29 Oct 2021
Scientists demonstrate that diluting high concentration electrolytes can improve the cycling abilities of lithium metal batteries over a wide range of temperatures
29 Oct 2021
Researchers from The University of Tokyo Institute of Industrial Science find that drones may be the next generation of communication bases to monitor the ocean and seafloor because of their high-speed positioning, stability, and efficiency.

Events

27 Oct 2020 to 30 Oct 2020
The Asia Clean Energy Summit 2020 is part of the Singapore International Energy Week 2020. It will feature a diverse line-up of events deep-diving into energy transition, floating solar, wind, electrification and energy storage.
03 Nov 2020
The Singapore Centre for 3D Printing is pleased to share our first online webinar in collaboration with HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corporate Lab.
03 Nov 2020 to 06 Nov 2020
Bringing you EduTECH Asia Virtual 2020, Asia’s largest Digital Festival of Education on November 3 - 6, 2020, with 2 days of pre-event Masterclasses on October 30 and November 2.
19 Oct 2020 to 23 Oct 2020
Theme of “Energising Sustainability” through green technologies to empower climate action today explores the integrated modes between green economy solutions and its applications to the aim of achieving sustainable development goals for various global industries.
10 Nov 2020 to 11 Nov 2020
A gathering of healthcare leaders, key government representatives and healthcare IT experts, this conference provides an exclusive platform for you to network with your important stakeholders in Singapore’s healthcare industry.
25 Jul 2020 to 08 Aug 2020
The Singapore Science Festival (SSF) is an annual event celebrating the role that science, engineering, technology and mathematics plays in shaping our lives and sculpting our future.
05 Aug 2020
In collaboration with EmTech Asia, SGInnovate is holding a forum for clinicians and scientists residing in Singapore who are looking to commercialise their research in the fields of Human Health, Urban Sustainability and Supply Chain & Logistics.
22 Mar 2021 to 26 Mar 2021
Rethinking education in the new normal. Future EdTech 2021 brings you this perfect opportunity to meet thousands of educators from primary education to universities.
22 Mar 2021 to 26 Mar 2021
A strong advocate of creativity and development of innovations, MTE acts as a catalyst to create synergy between entrepreneurs and the science and technology communities to work together towards global partnerships.
16 Jun 2020 to 17 Jun 2020
Merging Tech and Marketing in an Increasingly Online World
08 Sep 2020 to 09 Sep 2020
Connecting Industry with Academia.
24 Sep 2020 to 26 Sep 2020
Taiwan Innotech Expo (TIE) is the biggest invention show in Asia, It will take place in Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1 from Sep. 24 to Sep. 26, 2020
09 Mar 2020
Find the right UM startup partner for your next business during UM Startup Co-Founder Search Day 9th March 2020.
22 Jul 2020 to 26 Jul 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic affecting international travel, this year's event will be a unique blend of online and live gatherings — BIO Asia–Taiwan 2020 Online + Live, to be held July 22-26 in Taipei, Taiwan.
03 Jun 2020 to 04 Jun 2020
An important message from the organisers - due to the escalating situation globally, Innovfest Unbound will no longer be taking place on 3-4 June 2020.
20 Nov 2020 to 21 Nov 2020
As we continue to confront the challenging conditions that we are facing from the pandemic this year, ITEX remains steadfast and committed to its strength to convene innovators and inventors from Malaysia and around the world, with the new ITEX ONLINE taking centrestage with a convenient borderless invention platform.
03 Jun 2020
New dates and agenda announced.. Distance participation only. Check out latest news at conference website.
14 Oct 2020 to 15 Oct 2020
Asia Pacific is the fastest growing global region for the identity market. Identity Week Asia is a world-class virtual event, to help create a more secure world, through the implementation of trusted identity solutions. FREE PASS available for Asia Research News readers!
09 Dec 2019 to 10 Dec 2019
The ASEAN Emerging Researchers Conference is a flagship programme of the ASEAN Young Scientists Network; the official platform for young researchers in the region.
14 Jan 2020 to 17 Jan 2020
Organised by the National Research Foundation (NRF) Singapore, the Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) brings together distinguished scientists, post-graduates and academics for four days of learning and mentoring from 14 to 17 January 2020.
26 Nov 2019 to 27 Nov 2019
Conference will focus on the issues and challenges of sustainable waste management, from the planning to implementation phases.
11 Nov 2019 to 15 Nov 2019
Singapore FinTech Festival (SFF) and the Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SWITCH) will come together as SFF x SWITCH. Together, it will form a comprehensive showcase of innovative technologies across 5 key sectors to prime business transformation.
04 Aug 2020 to 06 Aug 2020
Join the First EmTech Asia Virtual Conference on the Emerging Technologies That Matter
South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), jointly with Ulsan Metropolitan City, held the "Graphene Symposium in Ulsan" on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
13 Jan 2020 to 14 Jan 2020
Duxes is pleased to announce the launch of the Smart Wearable Device Asia Pacific Summit 2020 (SWAP), that will take place in Shenzhen, China. January 13-14. This upcoming event aims to meet the latest demands of companies in the smart wearable device market, shedding light on current hot topics, industry concerns and the latest innovations.
23 Sep 2019 to 24 Sep 2019
The conference will provide an interactive platform for governments, municipalities, urban planners, developers, urban futurists, solution providers and innovators to converge and make positive impact in shaping resilient and sustainable cities.
09 Oct 2019 to 11 Oct 2019
This 3-day event will showcase green technology solutions represented by 350 exhibitors from 35 countries.
10 Oct 2019 to 12 Oct 2019
The promotion period has been extended to 30 August 2019.
03 Sep 2019 to 05 Sep 2019
For more than a quarter of a century, POWERGEN Asia has served as Asia's premier forum for the power generation industry. Attracting over 8,500 attendees from more than 60 countries, POWERGEN Asia covers all forms of power generation, from conventional to renewable energy and other low-carbon options. This leading forum is where the power industry can meet, share and discuss solutions for Asia's energy future.

Researchers

Dr. Huichao Jin
He is currently an assistant researcher in Jilin University. His research focuses on functional surfaces, bioinspired antifouling coatings, and medical antifouling materials.
Dr. Siti Fauziah Toha
Dr. Siti Fauziah Toha's main expertise in Artificial Intelligence Modelling and Control optimisation of complex systems and its applications.
Prof. Jong Soo Lee
Professor Jong- Soo Lee's research interest is in designing a new type of multifunctional nanoparticles for energy related devices.
Prof. Yongsoon Eun
Prof. Yongsoon Eun's main research interest includes resiliency of control systems, resilient cyber-physical systems, control systems with nonlinear instrumentation, intelligent transportation systems.
Prasanna Lakmal
Prasanna Lakmal is a lecturer at the Department for Commerce & Financial Management of the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
Hongsoo Choi
Hongsoo Choi is currently a professor at the Department of Robotics Engineering, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST), Korea.
Sunghoon Im
Prof. Sunghoon Im's research lies in the areas of computer vision and machine learning, especially in the problem of 3D reconstruction, scene understanding, Image/Video synthesis and vision for new-type sensors.
Ganesh Pandian Namasivayam
Prof. Ganesh Pandian Namasivayam's research goal is to create "Smart Genetic Switches" that precisely ON and OFF the genetic and epigenetic factor(s) of interest.
Prof. Jooyong Kim
Prof. Jooyong Kim's research interest includes the development of smart fashion products based on electronic textiles.
Dr. Chi Cuong Vu
Dr. Chi Cuong Vu is currently a research assistant at Soongsil University, Seoul, South Korea where he focuses on developing flexible wearable sensors and their applications in human activity monitoring or personal healthcare.
Dr. Yuichi Ohya
Dr Yuichi Ohya’s research fields are functional polymers and biomaterials, especially biodegradable polymers and drug delivery systems.
Dr. Fariha is a Senior Lecturer and a Civil Engineer at Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. She is actively conducting research on Kenaf-sorb beads that is potentially for wastewater treatment at the factory’s effluent point.
Cho Jae-Weon
Prof. Cho Jae-Weon is a professor of environmental engineering at the National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in Ulsan, South Korea and has devised a way to convert human waste into power.
Frederico C. Ferreira
Frederico Castelo Ferreira's current research interest balances between fundamental and applied research, with potential translation into the market of sustainable products and processes.
Dr. Eng. Hafsa Jamshaid C Text FTI is working as Associate Professor at National Textile University. She is an experienced textile professional in the field of weaving, knitting technologies for technical fabrics and composites.
Dr. Mohammed N. Abdulrazaq is currently an Assoc. Prof. at Department of Engineering & Technology, Management & Science University (MSU), Malaysia.
Ken-ichi Uchida is a group leader in the Spin Caloritronics Group, Research Center for Magnetic and Spintronic Materials under the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan
Satoshi Ishii is a principal researcher at International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan. He also holds an adjunct associate professorship at University of Tsukuba.
mohamed syazwan osman
Senior lecturer at School of Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Cawangan Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. He is also Head of Lab EMZI-UiTM Nanoparticles Colloids
Dr. A. Ahmad obtained his BS, MSc, and PhD degrees in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering, respectively. Dr. Ahmad's areas of expertise include algal engineering for bioenergy production, environmental remediation, dark fermentation, and biochemicals, CO2 mitigation, industrial wastewater treatment, and heavy metals biosorption. Ahmad has worked on several projects using integrated microalgal engineering in industrial wastewater. Dr. Ahmad has published over 35 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and generated significant research interest. He serves as a reviewer for more than ten scientific journals.
Hiroshi Kageyama is a professor in the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University, Japan.
Currently a research assistant in the laboratory of green energy in Zhejiang University of Technology.
I am the Director of Research and Associate Professor (Reader in Mechanics of Composite Materials) at the Newcastle University in Singapore.
Fei Zhuge is a professor at Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
Yajing Shen is an engineer at City University of Hong Kong (CityU). He is interested in the research at the interface of micro-nano engineering and biology. The current research focuses on the bioinspired robot, micro/nano robot, and biomedical robot.
Koteeswara Reddy Nandanapalli is a researcher in the Bio-Harmonized Device Lab at the Department of Emerging Material Science, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST), South Korea.
Sungwon Lee is a materials scientist and leads the Bio-Harmonized Device Lab at the Department of Emerging Material Science, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science & Technology (DGIST), South Korea.
Assoc Prof Yuki Nagao is a materials scientist at the School of Materials Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.
Dr Ryota Tamate is a materials scientist at the Center for Green Research on Energy and Environmental Materials, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan.
Yukikazu Takeoka is a materials engineer at the Department of Molecular Design & Engineering at Nagoya University, Japan.