Technology Primers

Technology primers are booklets specially curated by research teams in CoE with good track record to allow our partners to understand more about recent technology trends as well as the capabilities and key research facilities we have developed in these areas. We hope these booklets will serve as a good resource for partners as they navigate through the waves of industry transformation, as well as a bridge facilitating future collaborations with us.


Green Data Centre

<Green Data Centre> presents our College’s latest green data centre research in the three domains of (i) cooling system (ii) power system and (iii) AI and IoT technologies for data centre digital transformation. Results of a recent project of the world’s first tropical air free-cooled data centre testbed are also described.


<<Beyond 5G Technology>> showcases our College’s deep-rooted capabilities in Beyond 5G Technology including our key projects in cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X), future communications for massive IoT, beyond 5G IC/hardware system developments and toward edge intelligence for beyond 5G technology. 

Additive Manufacturing

<Additive Manufacturing> showcases the Additive Manufacturing (AM) capabilities across Schools and Research Centres under College of Engineering, as well as elucidates the market growth, new directions and current challenges for AM. 

Future-Driven Maritime Research

<Future-Driven Maritime Research> reviews the recent trends in maritime research and highlights NTU College of Engineering’s research capabilities, key projects and activities in this area.

Advanced Materials

<Advanced Materials for the Built Environment> showcases selected projects on life safety, structural integrity, energy efficiency and sustainability for the Built Environment, presenting possibilities these technologies offer as Singapore moves towards more sustainable, safer and energy-efficient built spaces.

Neuromorphics is an emerging field where neuro-inspired AI algorithms, circuits and systems are being engineered to achieve brain-like efficiencies in energy, response speed and robustness. <Neuromorphics: Physical Computing for Intelligence and Security in the Post-Moore Era>highlights the ongoing interdisciplinary research in Neuromorphics at NTU spanning devices, circuits and architecture design.


<Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Air Transportation> highlights the ground-breaking research conducted by NTU’s Air Traffic Management Research Institute (ATMRI) in addressing the challenges faced by air transportation. While the current COVID-19 pandemic may have significantly impacted the aviation industry, previous challenges in air traffic management will ultimately re-emerge as air traffic resumes. The booklet showcases the design and development of a hybrid AI-Human Air Traffic Control (ATC) system that is now recognised globally as a new paradigm for air traffic management systems. The suite of AI algorithms and machine learning models developed by ATMRI either to augment human tasks in air traffic control, or to balance demand and capacity while addressing safety and environmental concerns are also documented.


<AI@NTU> surveys the development of AI over the years and provides pointers on the potentials of AI and collaboration in this field. It also showcases NTU’s collective strengths in AI and provides a comprehensive feature on our AI research capabilities, projects, laboratories, achievements, and activities.

<Construction Industry 4.0><Construction Industry 4.0> reviews state-of-the-art research, development, demonstration and deployment in the construction industry, as well as presents a framework to improve the productivity, safety, quality and sustainability in the current construction environment.

A key component of Industry 4.0, flexible electronics is expected to underpin cyber-physical systems in the near future. <Emerging Flexible Electronics> reviews current state-of-the-art in flexible electronics in three aspects: materials, devices and applications. It describes the capabilities CoE houses and documents what CoE has achieved so far in its flexible electronics drive.

<Innovative Solutions for Urban Underground Construction and Space Creation> highlights CoE’s R&D efforts in space creation, improvements in lifecycle performance of underground facilities, construction efficiency, better environment, and resilience of infrastructures. 


<Neurotechnologies for the Next Decade> provides an overview of current neurotechnologies, reviews current neurotechnology research efforts within NTU Singapore as well as provide recommendations for future neurotechnology research.


<Technology Innovations for Food Security> reviews market and research trends of relevance to Singapore food security (primary production, post-harvest processing and nutrition), as well as demonstrate how relevant capabilities within CoE can be integrated for a collective and synergistic effort in technology innovations for Singapore food security.