Sharing snippets of the latest updates and happenings in ERI@N! 

March 2024

Staff Welfare Event at USS

ERI@N's Supportive Workplace Committee organised a staff retreat the Universal Studios Singapore! It was a fun afternoon full of thrills, spills and screams as our colleagues enjoyed the various rides, attractions and shows within the themepark.

ERI@N Awarded Bronze for NTU Safety & Health Awards

ERI@N is proud to receive the Bronze Award for the NTU Safety & Health Performance Awards 2023! As a research institute that deals with chemicals and elements within the energy sector, ERI@N has several high hazard areas and elevated risks in our research labs. Through our internal risk management assessments, we have implemented a host of preventive safety measures to ensure our operations are run smoothly and our people can come and leave work safely.

February 2024

INSPIRASI Board Members Visit to ERI@N

ERI@N hosted the Indonesia–NTU Singapore Institute of Research for Sustainability and Innovation (INSPIRASI) board members together with our NTU colleagues.

The delegation were given a tour of the NTU’s newest building – Gaia, where they learn about the construction and sustainable technologies featured in the largest wooden building in Asia. In addition, they learnt about other sustainable buildings in NTU, and went on a walking tour around the North Spine Plaza. They also visited ERI@N facilities at CleanTech One where they were given an overview of the sustainable research efforts and projects under ERI@N, and toured the Systems Engineering & Future Mobility Lab, as well as the Advanced Battery Lab.

Happy Chinese New Year

Roaring into the Year of the Wood Dragon!

Our colleagues gathered to revel in the ERI@N's Lunar New Year festivities at CleanTech One. We enjoyed a rousing lion dance performance, followed by the lo-hei session and a sumptuous feast for lunch!

We also held the first ERI@N communication session of the year where we looked back at the past year's highlights and also the upcoming activities and projects to look forward to.

January 2024

Hungarian Minister of Culture and Innovation Visits ERI@N

ERI@N was honoured to host His Excellency Mr János Csák, Minister of Culture and Innovation of Hungary today at our CleanTech One premises.

Minister Csák, together with Her Excellency Ms Judit Pach, Ambassador of Hungary to Singapore, and the delegation from Hungary were here to understand more NTU's international collaborations such as the China-Singapore International Joint Research Institute, the Indonesia-NTU Singapore Institute of Research for Sustainability and Innovation, and our partnership with France CEA for Research in Circular Economy.

Happy New Year!

2024 is upon us! May this new year be illuminated with abundant opportunities and be filled with bright beginnings.

Happy New Year to all!

December 2023

MoU Signing with Gotion

ERI@N is excited to continue our partnership with Gotion to further advance collaborations in EV battery research and applications. We look forward to working closely with Gotion to enhance energy storage technology which aims to make electric vehicles more sustainable and efficient as Singapore works towards achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.


Seasons Greetings

Seasons' Greetings from all of us at ERI@N! Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

November 2023

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.

Happy Deepavali

ERI@N wishes everyone a bright and safe Diwali filled with new opportunities, prosperity and happiness.

October 2023

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.


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.

September 2023

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!

USPE 2024

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.

August 2023

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!

July 2023

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.

June 2023

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.

May 2023

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.

April 2023

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.

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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.

March 2023

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!

February 2023

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.

January 2023

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.

December 2022

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

November 2022

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.

October 2022

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.

Happy Deepavali

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.

September 2022

August 2022

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.

July 2022

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.

June 2022

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.

May 2022

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!

April 2022

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.

March 2022

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.

February 2022

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!

January 2022

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!