HRH Prince William Visits ERI@N
ERI@N was incredibly honoured to host His Royal Highness Prince William at our EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy. HRH Prince William was in Singapore as part of the Earthshot Prize ceremony, and during his time at NTU Singapore, he spoke to EcoLabs startups on their sustainable, clean and efficient energy innovations, and showcased their product developments which are being deployed and commercialised to support Singapore's energy goals.
ERI@N wishes everyone a bright and safe Diwali filled with new opportunities, prosperity and happiness.
Singapore International Energy Week 2023
ERI@N organised a track on Energy Sustainability at the Asia Clean Energy Summit, which is part of the Singapore International Energy Week. Together with our lineup of industry experts and moderated by ERI@N colleagues, the engaging session discussed on challenges in the energy transition journey and potential solutions from technological advancements that could play a vital role in the near future.
NTU SCARCE Phase II
The NTU Singapore-CEA Alliance for Research in Circular Economy (NTU SCARCE) phase II signing was witnessed by Singapore DPM Mr Heng Swee Keat and French Minister for Higher Education and Research Prof Sylvie Retailleau during the 3rd Singapore=France Joint Committee on Science and innovation. Minister Retailleau and the French delegation also visit the NTU SCARCE lab to learn about the past achievements and upcoming projects of NTU SCARCE.
ERI@N SWC Cycling & BBQ Session
ERI@N's Supportive Workplace Committee organised a cycling and BBQ session at East Coast Park where we had lots of fun enjoying the sea breeze and feasting on our grilled food!
ERI@N welcomed secondary school students to our REIDS platform on Semakau Landfill where the largest system of interconnected micro-grids in SEA were housed. The students learnt about how the REIDS system draws energy from various partner sites and redistributes any excess energy unused by one micro-grid to another.
EVe Board Members Visit to ERI@N
ERI@N hosted the board members of EVe, an LTA subsidiary which helps oversee the deployment of EV charging points across public carparks. We shared about our research efforts, highlighting our collaborative work in the AV / EV space.
Happy 58th Birthday Singapore!
Wishing Singapore a very Happy National Day! May we progress onward as One People, One Nation, One Singapore!
NTU President Visit to ERI@N
ERI@N hosted NTU President Prof Ho Teck Hua as he visited our facilities to better understand the research efforts and focus of the Institute. Our management and programme directors also shared about the industry relevance of our research projects, and the innovation happening at our labs and testbeds.
Collaboration with Jurong Port and Surbana Jurong
ERI@N will be working with Jurong Port and Surbana Jurong for a collaboration project on "Ammonia fed solid oxide fuel cell as a power source for maritime industries”. The project aims to investigate the use of ammonia in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell systems at ports to generate low-carbon power which is a step towards achieving decabonisation of our ports and certain operations.
Global Wind Day
The wind turbine by our partner ENGIE located on ERI@N's flagship project - Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator - Singapore (REIDS) was featured on EMA's social media channels for Global Wind Day
ASEAN Energy Outlook
ERI@N and ASEAN Centre for Energy co-hosted the 7th ASEAN Energy Outlook (AEO). The sharing session introduced AEO and its roles in regional energy cooperation, as well as modelling findings from ASEAN countries and how energy resilience can be built.
Green Mark Platinum Building Award
ERI@N's Smart and Sustainable Buildings Technology team was proud to be part of the project team that helped BCA Braddell Campus achieve the awards for Green Mark Platinum Buildings.
ERI@N Scientific Workshop
ERI@N held its first Scientific Workshop since the Covid-19 Pandemic to bring together researchers to listen to fellow colleagues presentations on their research projects and activities. The session also provides an opportunity to foster interdisciplinary cross collaboration between teams and colleagues.
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri
As the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end, ERI@N wishes all our Muslim friends Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri! Sending warm greetings to all and may this festive season bring love, happiness, hope and peace to all.
Collaboration with Rohde & Schwarz
ERI@N has signed an MRCA with Rohde & Schwarz, one of the world’s leading electronics group specializing in test equipment for various sectors. In a multi-project collaboration, ERI@N researchers will carry out applied R&D with Rohde & Schwarz groups based in Singapore as well as in Germany. Such developments will eventually be used for several of Rohde & Schwarz products in communication, energy storage and the power market sector.
Visit by Kingdom of Tonga Prime Minister
ERI@N was honoured to welcome Honourable Hu'akavameiliku, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Tonga, and Honourable Willie Tokataake, Minister for Infrastructure and Sustainable Energy of the Republic of Kiribati and delegation members. ERI@N had the opportunity to share with the delegation our research expertise in offshore renewables, and the Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator Singapore (REIDS) programme on Semakau Landfill.
EcoGarden Walk Activity
ERI@N's Supportive Work Committee organised a lovely lunchtime nature walk at the Jurong Eco-garden located within CleanTech Park. We saw plenty of beautiful flora and fauna along the trail, and enjoyed the company of the buzzing bees, dancing dragonflies and fluttering butterflies. It was a good break from the usual hustle and bustle of the city life!
NTU Service Week
ERI@N was proud to be part of the NTU Service Week which was officially launched by Minister for Sustainability and Environment Ms Grace Fu on 25 February. We showcased our Flagship Programmes - EcoCampus and the Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator - Singapore (REIDS) - ERI@N's key projects that involve a host of sustainable energy solutions being deployed on living testbeds.
Building Research Translation & Innovation Capacity
NTU Singapore and Vietnam National Innovation Center are collaborating to build research translation and innovation capacity for startups, research institutions and companies in both countries. Led by ERI@N's EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy, the collaboration aims to help research institutions and start-ups make the leap into commercialising technologies that will benefit industry and society.
Happy Chinese New Year
Wishing everyone a prosperous Year of the water Rabbit filled with an abundance of opportunities, luck, wealth and most importantly, health! Gong Xi Fa Cai to all!
ERI@N Communication Session
ERI@N held our first communications session for the year as our management team reflected on our accomplishments of the past year, and shared the vision and updates for the coming year.
Happy Holidays to All
ERI@N wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Stay safe and enjoy the festivities and the year-end holidays!
Visit by BMW Asia
ERI@N hosted colleagues from BMW Asia who visited us to learn about our research in future mobility, electrification and hydrogen. We also showcased our work in autonomous vehicles and power electronics at our systems engineering & future mobility lab
ERI@N Year-end Gathering
Winding down for the year: ERI@N's supportive workplace committee organised a fun-filled cycling and barbeque year-end session at East Coast Park! It was a great way to unwind as the year comes to a close, and we had such a delightful time bonding over good food and company.
His Excellency Engineer Saleh bin Nasser Al Jasser Visits ERI@N
Saudi Arabia's Minister of Transport & Logistic Services, His Excellency Engineer Saleh bin Nasser Al Jasser and delegation visited ERI@N and saw demonstrations of Autonomous Vehicle technologies at the Centre of Excellence for Testing & Research of Autonomous Vehicles NTU.
Visit by Bavarian State Minister for Digital Affairs
ERI@N was honoured to host Mrs. Judith Gerlach, Bavarian State Minister for Digital Affairs at our Systems Engineering and Future Mobility Lab. Hosted by NTU Senior Vice President for Research Professor Lam Khin Yong, and ERI@N’s Chief Operating Officer Mr Niels de Boer, the sharing session included an overview of NTU & ERI@N for Minister Gerlach and her accompanying delegation.
Singapore 2022 Symposium on Microgrids
The 16th annual Symposium on Microgrids was held on 1 - 2 November 2022 at the PARKROYAL Hotel on Kitchener Road, Singapore. Organized by the International Microgrid Symposium Steering Committee and the Local Organizing Committee comprising ERI@N team members, the symposium was attended by distinguished researchers, industry, academia, and policymakers from around the globe. This marks the first time for the Symposium to be hosted in Singapore and the ASEAN region.
Visit by Minister Shane Rattenbury
ERI@N welcomed ACT Minister Shane Rattenbury, Minister for Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction, and delegation to our EcoLabs' Digital Twin Innovation Lab. Minister Rattenbury, who was in Singapore for the Singapore International Energy Week 2022, visited us to understand about our research initiatives and discuss possible collaborations and projects with Australia.
Singapore International Energy Week 2022
As a supporting partner of the Singapore International Energy Week 2022, ERI@N hosted two roundtable workshop sessions at the annual week-long conference where thought leaders, energy professionals, policymakers and commentators gathered to share best practices and solutions within the global energy space.
Deepavali, also known as Diwali, is a joyous occasion that is celebrated by Hindus, Jains and Sikhs all over the world. May the festival of lights bring a shower of peace, prosperity and health to all. Happy Diwali!
Visit by Secretary-General and CEO of the International Electrotechnical Commission
ERI@N's Co-Director, Prof Chan Siew Hwa hosted Mr Philippe Metzger, Secretary-General and CEO of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in Oct 2022. We showcased our systems engineering and future mobility lab, and had a fruitful discussion on the potential energy areas such as renewables', sustainability, digitalisation, etc. that IEC standards can be adopted.
ERI@N's New Executive Director
ERI@N is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Executive Director, Professor Madhavi Srinivasan of the School of Materials Science & Engineering. We thank our founding Executive Director, Professor Subodh Mhaisalkar for laying the strong foundation of ERI@N since our inception more than a decade ago.
Happy National Day, Singapore!
Wishing Singapore a very Happy Birthday! May we all continue to prosper and progress as one people, one nation, one Singapore!
Webinar: Requirements and Test Methods of Fire-Resistant Cables
A webinar on Requirements and Test Methods of Fire-Resistant Cables on 26 Aug 2022 was organised by the NTU Standards Development team. Participants learned about the key changes made to the SS 299:2021 standard of the construction and performance on mechanical and electrical requirements, and there was also a sharing session from a cable specialists on fire-resistant cables.
Best Warehouse Autonomation Award
Huge congratulations to Botsync for winning the "Best Warehouse Automation Award" by LogiSYM at their 4th Awards Ceremony!
Botsync, a spin-off incubated at ERI@N's EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy, is a robotics startup that builds heavy duty autonomous mobile robots to help companies transit from manual operations to automation in less than a week.
NTU Graduate College Research Excellence Award
Our heartiest congratulations to Ren Chao, an ERI@N PhD student who was selected for the NTU Graduate College Research Excellence Award for the academic year 2021 - 2022!
Ren Chao's research work on "Advanced Data Analytics for Future Smart Grid Stability Assessment" focused on the development of a series of data-driven methodologies for accurate, fast, and robust applicable stability assessment, covering both pre-fault DSA and post-fault realtime STVS assessment areas under some extreme scenarios and practical issues.
Saudi Aramco's Visit to ERI@N
ERI@N hosted the delegation from Saudi Aramco and Enterprise Singapore and shared about our exciting projects and research that we do to bring forth energy innovation. We also learnt about Saudi Aramco's initiatives in sustainability, and their interest in Hydrogen and helping to accelerate startups in the energy sector.
ERI@N Communications Session
ERI@N held its first physical communications session earlier in June since the pandemic hit.
The session featured updates by ERI@N Management, the sharing of new research projects by our researchers, followed by a tour of our lab facilities and concluded with a sumptuous buffet lunch.
NRF RIE Magazine ft Prof Subodh Mhaisalkar
ERI@N's Executive Director Professor Subodh Mhaisalkar is featured in the National Research Foundation Singapore RIE Magazine May 2022 Issue! Prof Subodh shares his insights on Singapore's work in advance mobility, and the various ERI@N's research work and ongoing mobility projects and collaborations that play a part in shaping our nation's future mobility ambitions.
ERI@N @ Jurong Lake Gardens
ERI@N colleagues having fun at the Jurong Lake Gardens as part of an afternoon walk activity organised by ERI@N's supportive workplace committee
IUMRS Frontier Materials Scientists Award 2022
Our heartiest congratulations to ERI@N's Cluster Director Professor Chen Xiaodong who has been awarded the IUMRS Frontier Materials Scientists Award 2022!
Authorised and approved by the International Union of Materials Research Societies (IUMRS), and Chairs and Organising Committee of International Conference on Frontier Materials (ICFM), the IUMRS Frontier Materials Awards are established to encourage scientists, experts and graduate students who are devoting to the research in frontier materials.
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!
ERI@N wishes all our Muslim friends Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri! May this festive season of forgiveness bring peace, love and happiness to fill your home.
Wishing all a joyous and blessed celebration. Eid Mubarak!
Learning Journey on AVs for Secondary School Students
In collaboration with IMDA, ERI@N hosted groups of secondary school students in the Infocomm Club Members to learn more about AVs and EVs. During the sessions, our researchers shared about the AVEM projects at ERI@N, and the students also had a chance to learn more about the technologies behind our AV vehicles.
Public-Private Partnerships for Research and Innovation Forum
ERI@N was invited to showcase our sustainability projects REIDS and EcoCampus as part of the inaugural Public-Private Partnerships for Research and Innovation forum organised by NTU's Global Alliance of Industries.
NBS Business Conference
ERI@N's Programme Director for Future Mobility Solutions Mr Niels de Boer was a panellist at the inaugural Business Conference organised by the NTU Nanyang Business School. At the session, Mr de Boer shared about ERI@N's research efforts and technologies developed in the sustainability domain, in particular, the ERI@N flagship programme - EcoCampus.
Minister Tan See Leng Visits ERI@N
ERI@N was honoured to host Minister for Manpower and 2nd Minister for Trade and Industry Dr Tan See Leng and colleagues from MTI & EMA. ERI@N’s management shared with the delegation about our research efforts in Digitalisation and Electrification, as well as Energy Storage and Hydrogen. The visit included a tour of our lab facilities of systems engineering, autonomous and electric vehicles, and battery recycling and fabrication, and also a showcase of the deeptech energy startups working with the EcoLabs programme.
URA AV Exhibition Tour at CETRAN
In support of URA's Urban Lab exhibition on Reimagining Urban Mobility with Autonomous Vehicles, ERI@N's Centre of Excellence of Testing and Research of AVs at NTU (CETRAN) open its doors to URA colleagues, stakeholders and the general public for an exclusive session to learn about the testing and regulation of AVs, and to experience a ride on the NTU-LTA-AV Bus.
Happy Lunar New Year!
Wishing everyone a roaring and prosperous Year of the Tiger!
Best French Smart Grids Thesis 2021
The Scientific Council of the French Think SmartGrids Association "Best French Smart Grids Thesis 2021” recently awarded to Lalitha Subramanian!
The winning thesis, "Stability enhancement of inverter dominated Power Systems using virtual inertia control” was supervised jointly by G2Elab (Université Grenoble Alpes - France) and NTU Singapore.
Congratulations to Lalitha!
Happy New Year!
From all of us at ERI@N, wishing you a Happy New Year! May 2022 be a healthy and successful year for all!
Seasons Greetings from ERI@N!
Wishing everyone Seasons Greetings and Merry Christmas! Enjoy the festivities and stay safe!
Launch of EcoLab's Digital Twin Energy Accelerator Lab
The lab is a collaborative and creative ecosystem to encourage an innovative venture or scheme, creating and promoting a holistic platform to aid mentorship and business development for upcoming start-ups disrupting the energy business which focus on the Four D’s (Decrease Consumption, Decarbonise, Digitise, and Decentralise).
Largest Number of Highly Cited Researchers from NTU
For the fourth consecutive year, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore has the largest number of highly cited researchers this year according to Clarivate Analytics.
Of the 36 scientists named from NTU, we are proud to share that ERI@N's Executive Director Professor Subodh Mhaisalkar and the following Cluster Directors were in this outstanding list: Professor Madhavi Srinivasan, Professor Nripan Mathews, Professor Chen Xiaodong, Professor Dusit Niyato, Professor Shen Zexiang, Professor Sum Tze Chien, Professor Jason Xu Zhichuan, Professor Chen Zhong and Professor Alex Yan Qingyu.
Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies – A bridge towards a more sustainable future
Join ERI@N's Co-Director Prof Chan Siew Hwa as he speaks about “Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies – A bridge towards a more sustainable future” on 11 November at 10am.
Prof Chan will speak on the evolution of energy use, energy storage and how Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies can enable us to build a more sustainable energy future.
May this Festival of Lights bring peace, happiness and prosperity to you and your family. ERI@N wishes all a Happy and Safe Diwali.
EcoLabs' Digital Twin Energy Accelerator Lab is now open
ERI@N's EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy's Digital Twin Energy Accelerator Lab is now open! The collaborative and engaging space will promote innovation partnerships and foster an ecosystem to aid startups in disrupting the energy sector.
ERI@N's Principal Research Scientist speaks at TEDxNTU 2021
ERI@N's Principal Research Scientist Dr Annalisa Bruno was invited to speak at the TEDxNTU 2021 conference on her journey and ideas for solar energy.
Portugal's Deputy Minister Secretary of State for Energy visits ERI@N
During the Singapore International Energy Week 2021, Portugal's Deputy Minister and Secretary of State for Energy H.E. Dr João Galamba and delegation visited ERI@N to learn about our research in sustainable and renewable energy.
CETRAN Team clinches second place at 2021 IEEE Autonomous Driving AI Test Challenge
Congratulations to the CETRAN Team who emerged second at the 2021 IEEE Autonomous Driving AI Test Challenge (aka "AV Test Challenge"), as part of the IEEE AITest 2021 conference!
The team presented their work titled ViSTA, a framework for Virtual Scenario-based Testing for Autonomous Vehicles, hand-made using free and open-source tools available in the public domain. The paper is available for download at: https://arxiv.org/abs/2109.02529
ERI@N's SSBT Team enables Intl French School SG to be the First Green Mark Platinum Zero Energy kindergarten
ERI@N's Smart and Sustainable Buildings Team was involved in this project to help transform the International French School (Singapore) Kindergarten to a more sustainable and energy efficient building.
We are delighted at this wonderful news that the school is one of the Green Mark 2021 winners and ERI@N's involvement in building a greener tomorrow for Singapore!
Pilot project to develop high-powered fast-charging plaza for electric vehicles
Scientists from NTU’s EcoLabs and ERI@N and tech start-up Ecotech Mobility will be developing a high-power density charge and converter system for electric vehicles. The new power system will be piloted in a first of its kind fast-charging platform called the “High Power Energy Plaza”. The joint project is expected to complete its prototype by July 2022 and will be test-bedded in a pilot at ERI@N’s Experimental Power Grid Centre (EPGC), followed by NTU’s Smart Campus at Clean Tech One.
Happy National Day!
ERI@N wishes Singapore a very Happy 56th National Day!
ERI@N is proud to be working towards achieving Singapore's common goal to combat #climatechange with our translational research and deployments to create a better, more sustainable, cleaner and greater tomorrow for all.
EMA Singapore Energy Grand Challenge (Industry & Research Community) Winner
Congratulations to Assistant Professor Ng Bing Feng, ERI@N Cluster Director and his team for being one of the 2 winners of the @Energy Market Authority (EMA) Singapore Energy Grand Challenge (Industry and Research Community category)! Prof Ng and his team will develop a solution that uses sound waves to pre-condition and accumulate pollutants in the waste exhaust from industrial plants. This improves the efficiency of removing pollutants in the filtering process and can achieve at least 10-15% in energy savings from fan power and accompanying separation systems.
Virtual Outreach Workshop for USPE National Science Competition participants
ERI@N is delighted to host a virtual workshop on 9 July 2021 for 114 USPE student participants and teacher mentors from 13 schools. The Workshop programme included mini lectures on solar, wind & marine renewables and future mobility solutions as well as experiments on coin battery and dye-sensitized solar cells using berry juice. Students also participated in a Quiz and lively Q&A session with ERI@N’s Programme Director and Researchers.
Twin win at Google’s Waymo autonomous driving competition
Nanyang Assistant Professor Lyu Chen, ERI@N Cluster Director (Future Mobility Solutions) and his team have clinched 2 awards at a prestigious autonomous driving competition organised by Waymo, the autonomous-vehicle subsidiary of Google. The team was the sole winner in the Interaction Prediction category, and also clinched 2nd place in the Motion Prediction category.
CNA "Climate for Change: Closing the Loop" explores the circular economy
The second episode of the Channel News Asia documentary series, “Climate for Change: Closing the Loop" featured SCARCE lab as one of the initiatives and an interview with ERI@N Cluster Director Prof Madhavi Srinivasan who co-leads the SCARCE lab.
Selamat Hari Raya
ERI@N wishes all our Muslim friends Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.
May this season of forgiveness bring peace to fill your heart and homes.
MTI Minister Chan Chun Sing Visit to ERI@N
ERI@N hosted Minister for Trade and Industry Mr Chan Chun Sing together with Evercomm Singapore's Co-Founder Ted Chen where we showcased our collaboration for the decarbonisation platform. ERI@N is proud to be at the forefront of the research for clean energy, digitalisation and microgrids and we are excited that our work brings us a step closer to achieving a smarter and more resilient grid of the future.
[Webinar] Electric Vehicles in Singapore - Are We Ready for the Change?
As one of the first Southeast Asian country that aims phase out fossil-fueled vehicles by 2040, the infrastructure needed to support Singapore's ambitious plan needs to be robust as we work towards a greener future. Dr Anshuman Tripathi, ERI@N's Programme Director for Future Mobility Solutions speaks about how EVs will be a key part of the future of mobility in Singapore and the world, and how we can prepare for this positive change.
Singapore Standards Council Commendation Award
Congratulations to Mr Niels de Boer, ERI@N's Programme Director of our Future Mobility Solutions programme who was recently awarded the Enterprise Singapore and Singapore Standards Council Commendation Award for his contributions to the Singapore Standardisation Programme! The Commendation Award is bestowed to standards partners who have played a pivotal role in the implementation, development and promotion of the standardisation programme.
Developing Next Gen Transformers with Hitachi ABB
ERI@N is delighted to be working with Hitachi ABB Power Grids for yet another of our exciting projects. Supported by National Research Foundation Singapore, ERI@N researchers are developing the Solid State Transformer (SSTs) technology, the next generation of transformers which are an integral part of the Singapore Energy Grid 2.0.
EcoLabs Collaboration with Sino-Singapore (Chengdu) Innovation Park Development
ERI@N's accelerator programme - EcoLabs Centre of Innovation for Energy is embarking on with Sino-Singapore (Chengdu) Innovation Park Development Co., Ltd. With opportunities and potential to deploy and commercialise smart and sustainable technologies in the Future Mobility and Energy Efficiency domain, we are looking forward to a fruitful partnership to achieve a greener tomorrow for all.
Climate for Change
Making the switch to clean energy - how can we do it? In this observational documentary "Climate for Change" produced by CNA, ERI@N's Executive Director Prof Subodh Mhaisalkar speaks about how Singapore can make a positive impact by exporting sustainable solutions to the region.
Wishing All A Prosperous Year of the Ox!
May this New Year bless everyone with good health, fruitful opportunities and lasting happiness! ERI@N wishes all our friends an Ox-picious and Prosperous New Year.
ERI@N's VPP Project to be Supported by Hitachi ABB's Energy Storage Solution
The development of Singapore's first Virtual Power Plant (VPP) is led by ERI@N. Hitachi ABB Power Grids has been selected to deploy its innovative energy storage solution to support the development of the VPP project.
Identifying gas leaks and broken pipes with AI
A sensor network powered by an #artificialintelligence algorithm developed by scientists from NTU Singapore can accurately detect, in real-time, gas leaks and unwanted water seepage into gas pipeline networks.
MSE Grace Fu visits NTU to learn about the University's sustainability efforts
Minister for Sustainability and the Environment Ms Grace Fu visited ERI@N & NEWRI to learn about NTU's sustainability efforts through our research projects. ERI@N showcased our work in Solid State Transformers, Distributed Energy Resource Management System and Electric Vehicles at our Systems and Engineering Lab at CTO.