What we do

Research and development is a vital building block of excellence at NTU College of Engineering (CoE).

As a research-intensive University, NTU has invested heavily in research, establishing some of the best equipped laboratories and research centres in the world. We bask in the light of a growing global reputation and profile for our research in fields including AI and machine learning, robotics and intelligent systems, biomedical engineering, clean energy, nanotechnology, water & environmental technology, and urban engineering. With an engineering research output ranked twelve in the world, we have made our mark in innovation and technological leadership.

As an integral component in the interdisciplinary ecosystem of the University pursuing world-class research, at the College of Engineering, we have adopted a multi-pronged strategy of building resources in research, adopting a multidisciplinary and integrative approach to research, investing in strategic high-impact research areas and growing our international networks.

Read on to find out more about our research thrusts and multidisciplinary research happenings and accomplishments.


Research has no borders and research excellence requires a wide platform of expertise, wellspring of ideas, collaboration of disciplines and innovative approaches.

To this end, CoE is facilitating a flexible and responsive research environment for inspiring and seeding research ideas, promoting a culture of agility in pursuing emerging research opportunities to deepening capabilities in strategic areas aligned with international and industry developments, and cooperating with the best in the world to achieve impact, influence and sustain a vibrant research base.

Driving Research and Innovation

Find out how at CoE, we drive research and innovation that tackles humanity’s grand challenges and position Singapore for opportunities of the future.

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