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11 Apr 2024
Trapping oxygen molecules adsorbed at defect sites in 2D semiconducting crystals offers greater control over the crystals’ electronic and photonic behaviour.
Synthesized material for all-solid-state sodium batteries
10 Apr 2024
Process that can lead to mass synthesis yields solid sulfide electrolyte with world’s highest reported sodium ion conductivity and glass electrolyte
09 Apr 2024
Nanocellular graphene, a specialized form of the revolutionary material graphene, is coveted for its ability to improve the performance of electronic devices, energy devices and sensors. But its development has been stymied by cracks that appear during the manufacturing process. Now, researchers have discovered a means to achieve crack-free, robust NCG - something they successfully put to use in a sodium battery.
03 Apr 2024
Researchers at Tohoku University have made a groundbreaking advancement in battery technology, developing a novel cathode material for rechargeable magnesium batteries that enables efficient charging and discharging even at low temperatures.
03 Apr 2024
Drawing inspiration from the way plants breathe, a group of researchers at Tohoku University has created a paper-based magnesium-air battery that can be used in GPS sensors or pulse oximeter sensors. Taking advantage of paper’s recyclability and lightweight nature, the engineered battery holds promise for a more environmentally friendly source of energy.
Marking bacteria electrochemically for rapid detection
03 Apr 2024
Disease-causing E. coli among species labeled electrochemically using organic metallic nanohybrids
25 Mar 2024
AI is revolutionizing the way researchers seek to identify new materials, but it still has some shortcomings. Now, a team of researchers has navigated AI’s pitfalls to identify a thermoelectric material that boasts remarkable properties.
24 Mar 2024
- Development of 'Inorganic-Organic Thermoelectric Composite' from Low-Temperature Inorganic Thermoelectric Materials and Conductive Polymers, Ensuring Efficiency and Flexibility - Research findings published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
19 Mar 2024
Researchers from Osaka University conducted a series of participatory deliberation workshops at Osaka University in which the participants were asked to consider issues of future society and manufacturing, in general, and as they relate to hydrothermally produced porous glass. In workshops where the perspective of “imaginary future generations” was adopted, participants’ perceptions of the technology’s feasibility and future potentiality changed significantly.
15 Mar 2024
Understanding electron behavior and surface structure of triphenylene thin film molecules deposited on graphite substrates under light irradiation
15 Mar 2024
The “scope of action” and the velocity of Dirac electrons in an organic material
15 Mar 2024
A packing material has been developed for chromatographic resolution on the basis of a clay mineral. The material is an adduct of chiral Cu(II) complex and synthetic hectorite.
13 Mar 2024
Inspired by beetle cuticles, SUTD and NUS scientists have developed optical structures that can produce vibrant, iridescent and completely biodegradable colours using chitin – the world's second most abundant organic material.
11 Mar 2024
Researchers from Osaka University used tip-scan high-speed atomic force microscopy combined with an optical microscope to observe light-induced deformation of azo-polymer films. The process could be followed in real time, and the film patterns were found to change with the polarization of the light source. The observations will contribute to the use of azo-polymers in applications such as optical data storage, and the approach is expected to be useful across materials science and physical chemistry.
08 Mar 2024
In a new step towards combating climate change and transitioning to sustainable solutions, a group of researchers has developed a research paradigm that makes it easier to decipher the relationship between catalyst structures and their reactions.
Coconut and fibres
08 Mar 2024
An international multidisciplinary team of researchers from Singapore, India, Malaysia and Indonesia are breaking boundaries in 3D Printing. They have developed Coir Fiber Polymer Composites with enhanced strength, presenting a new and sustainable way for applications in food and medical packaging.
05 Mar 2024
A novel method for studying genes in testicular cells of living animals could lead to breakthroughs in male contraception and fertility treatments.
firefighter in protective suit
26 Feb 2024
Experimental analysis and computer simulations reveal how woven fabric composite materials are deformed by heat.
26 Feb 2024
Touch sensors that don’t even need direct contact offer new sensitivity for robotic 3D structure recognition and wireless transmission of data.
xray machine learning
26 Feb 2024
Analysis of materials can be done quicker and with less expertise with the help of proven machine learning techniques established in biomedical fields.
GPT4 chemistry
26 Feb 2024
GPT-4 shows promise as an aid to chemistry researchers, yet its limitations reveal the need for further improvements.
robotic head
26 Feb 2024
Researchers have developed a proof-of-concept system that allows robotic experiments to run without any human intervention.
molecular structure representation
26 Feb 2024
Researchers have developed an AI-driven system that can design novel molecules with any desired properties and suggest methods to create them using readily available materials.
robot hand on keyboard
26 Feb 2024
Researchers have combined machine learning with robotic process automation to speed up and simplify a time-consuming process.
25 Feb 2024
Fibre-reinforced composites, prone to internal damage, benefit from fibre hybridisation. Using ductile fibre glass mesh (FGM) in ramie/FGM composites, this study shows improved damage resistance, load-bearing, and deformation capacity.
23 Feb 2024
Asia Research News monitors the latest research news in Asia. Some highlights that caught our attention this week are a biosensor to detect meat freshness, a cute and spooky sea creature, and how even shorter amounts of exercise can lead to benefits.
cells
23 Feb 2024
A new technique allows researchers to map how the cellular “skeleton” adapts to external stress.
21 Feb 2024
Metal-nitrogen-carbon (M-N-C) single-atom catalysts are a promising type of catalyst that could help provide cost-effective alternatives to platinum-based ones. However, there are still some aspects of their behavior that are misunderstood. To rectify this, a group of researchers delved into the intricacies of M-N-C catalysts, yielding promising results.
Artistic representation of nanospheres
15 Feb 2024
Coordination polymer crystals show promise as a new generation of light sources for industry and medicine.
metal bar
15 Feb 2024
A new method allows scientists to gather enough information about the properties of metals to enable the prediction of the properties of new materials.

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Researchers

Nanyang Technological University
Dr. Arun works as a Research Assistant Professor (RAP) at the Rolls-Royce@NTU Corporate Lab, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Through cutting-edge technology development and commercialization, he contributes to the Singapore 2030 Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMH) and Jurong Innovation District (JID) initiatives. He also acts as an IPT-Lead of the Manufacturing Technologies programme at Rolls-Royce@NTU and leads several projects, researchers, and students.
Prasanna Lakmal
Prasanna Lakmal is a lecturer at the Department for Commerce & Financial Management of the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.
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. 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.
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
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
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
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.
Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Dr. Connie Cassy Ompok is an early childhood education expert and a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Psychology and Education, Universiti Malaysia Sabah. She Started her career in Early Childhood Education as a preschool teacher (2004-2007), a lecturer in early childhood education at the Malaysian Institute of Teacher Education (2008-2016) before serving as a Senior Lecturer in Early Childhood Education at UMS (2016 until now).
Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
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
Rabin Mahat is a result-oriented and multifaceted doctoral student in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics at The University of Alabama, USA. He is currently working under the guidance of Dr. Patrick LeClair, and Dr. Arunava Gupta. He received M.Sc. in Physics in 2013 from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He also received his second M.Sc. in experimental Condensed Matter Physics from the University of Alabama in 2019. Rabin's main research is focused on the discovery of novel half-metallic Heusler compounds for potential spintronics device applications. He excels academic and professional expertise in process engineering, research procedures and material science.
Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) at Kyoto University
Hiroshi Kageyama is a professor in the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University, Japan.
Newcastle University in Singapore
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).
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
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.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)
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.
National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)
Dr Ryota Tamate is a materials scientist at the Center for Green Research on Energy and Environmental Materials, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan.
Nagoya University
Yukikazu Takeoka is a materials engineer at the Department of Molecular Design & Engineering at Nagoya University, Japan.
Dr Ye Zhou is an electronic engineer at the Institute for Advanced Study, Shenzhen University, China.
City University of Hong Kong (CityU)
Zuankai Wang is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean (Internationalization & Industry Engagement) of College of Engineering at City University of Hong Kong.
Dr. KeweiGao is the Professor of Materials Physics, and the Associate Chair of the Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry at University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB).
Roland Hany is a Group Leader at Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology.
Atsufumi Hirohata is a professor at the Center for Science and Innovation in Spintronics in Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan , and has over 25 years of experience in spintronics, ranging from magnetic-domain imaging to spin-current interference.
A Tenured Professor at the Institute of Space Technology (Pakistan), Dr. Shabbir is working on Polymer based Nanomaterials for water treatment, food safety, nano-drug delivery systems, solar cells and carbon dioxide capture.
Biomaterials Scientist working on surface engineering of medical implants used for the replacement of hip knee, cardiac and dental .
Picture of Yang Huiying
Assoc Prof Yang and her research team from SUTD conducts research into water desalination as well as energy storage simultaneously. She developed a low dimensional nanomaterial to desalinate ocean water using a process of hybrid capacitive deionization. This process, allows for the processing of desalinated water more efficiently while also providing low-cost energy storage.
Picture of Professor Umida Ziyamukhamedova
For 20 years, I have been engaged in research in the development of compositions and study of the properties of heterocomposite polymer materials used in mechanical engineering. Currently, a performer in the applied joint Uzbek-Indian project “Improving the mechanical and tribological properties of polymer composite”.
Dr Teng Yin Ting is a Lecturer in Republic Polytechnic, Singapore, with more than 10 years of research experience in chemical additives, nanomaterials, battery materials and energy harvesting materials.
Nanyang Technological University
Picture of Hortense Le Ferrand
As Industry 4.0 is developing, sustainability and durability have to be established. I lead a multidisciplinary team of researchers that explore natural materials, bioinspired concepts, microstructural engineering and 3D printing to develop multifunctional durable structures. These materials can be 3D printed, are generally light weight, hard, and comprise various functionalities like stimuli responsiveness or resistance to extreme environments.

Giants in history

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.
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.