Student Achievements

MAE student - Carlo Emmanuel Charles and his team attended Youth Ecosperity Dialogue 2023
Posted on 14 August 2023   

The event, sponsored by Temasek, was a week-long program held in Singapore. Its main objective was to empower young leaders from ASEAN, China, and India to understand and appreciate United Nation's Sustainability Development Goals. We explored sustainability challenges, global economic transformations, and their impact on individuals, groups, and organizations.

By the end of the week, Carlo Emmanuel Charles's team worked with Land Transport Authority and presented to them sustainable solutions for their problems in making Singapore's roads safer.

#ntumae #flint #yed2023 #youthecosperitydialogue2023


MAE student - Tian Yujia awarded the Best Presentation Award (second place) at the 17th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM17)

Posted on 07 August 2023   

Congratulations to Tian Yujia from the School of MAE for her exceptional achievement at the 17th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM17)!

She was awarded the Best Presentation Award (second place) in the graduate student category - a commendable recognition presented by Elsevier and the International Association for Computational Mechanics Female Research Chapter to honor the contributions of female researchers.

Her distinction stands out as she was the only awardee outside the U.S. at this U.S. congress. Her achievements were celebrated at both the Women's Networking Event and Conference Banquet. This follows her prior recognition where she was the recipient of the Travel Award from the congress.

I'm immensely proud of Yujia's accomplishment as she continues to break barriers and make her mark in the field of Computational Mechanics.

#ntumae #usnccm17

MAE team wins 3rd Prize in the Amateur Rocketry FAR-51025 Contest 2023
Posted on 04 August 2023   


Congratulations to team for achieving the third position in the Amateur Rocketry FAR-51025 Contest 2023!

Aiming for the stars, a group of Singaporean university students from the non-profit group Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) took part in an international rocketry competition in June.

The competition team consisted of eight members, including three from NTU - Deng Fei Fan, Hong Jin Hao, and Tyrohnn Hira. Despite facing a setback with delayed parts at the US Customs, the team improvised and used spare parts to assemble a new rocket. They successfully launched "Project Mynah" during the Friends of Amateur Rocketry competition on June 4 in California's Mojave Desert.

The team's efforts paid off as they secured third place, with California State Polytechnic University, Pomona taking first place and the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan coming second.

#ntumae #amateurrocketry #far51025

MAE student - Carlo Emmanuel Charles selected as the official representative from Singapore to attend the prestigious YSEALI Envirotech Summit 2023 in June.
Posted on 31 July 2023

We are thrilled to announce that our student from MAE has been selected as the official representative from Singapore to attend the prestigious YSEALI Envirotech Summit 2023 in June!

🌟 Congratulations to Carlo Emmanuel Charles ! 🌟

YSEALI Envirotech Summit brings together young leaders from across Southeast Asia to tackle environmental challenges through innovation and technology.

As the sole representative from NTU and Singapore, Carlo Emmanuel Charles had the chance to interact with other like-minded individuals, engage with industry experts, and contributed to shaping a greener, more sustainable world.

Let's show our support and congratulate Carlo Emmanuel Charles on this incredible achievement! 🎉👏

#ntumae #YSEALI #EnvirotechSummit2023 #YouthLeadership #Sustainability #Innovation #EnvironmentalStewardship




MAE student - Carlo Emmanuel Charles and his incredible team achieved victory at the Youth Action Challenge organized by the National Youth Council
Posted on 15 June 2023

🎉 Incredible News! 🎉
We are beyond thrilled to announce that Flint has achieved a groundbreaking victory at the Youth Action Challenge organized by the National Youth Council in Singapore! 🏆

Outshining all other teams, Flint has secured the highest honor and emerged as the most voted team in the entire competition! 🙌🔋 Their groundbreaking innovation in power banks, utilizing paper batteries, has captured hearts and minds across the nation. 💡✨

This remarkable achievement not only recognizes the tireless efforts of the Flint team but also highlights their commitment to sustainable and eco-friendly solutions. By harnessing the power of paper batteries, they have opened doors to a greener future and revolutionized the way we think about portable power. 🌱🔌

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to the incredible members of Team Flint for their ingenuity, dedication, and hard work throughout this journey. Your passion for environmental preservation and commitment to making a difference have undoubtedly paid off in the most extraordinary way! 🙏❤️

A special shoutout goes to the National Youth Council for fostering a platform that encourages young minds to innovate and create positive change in society. This incredible recognition inspires all youth and motivates them to push boundaries, turning their wildest ideas into reality. 💪💡

Let's celebrate this incredible milestone and spread the word about Flint's paper battery-powered power banks. Together, we can embrace sustainable solutions, conserve energy, and pave the way for a brighter, greener future! 🌍🌿💚

Get more info at the links below:




MAE student - Carlo Emmanuel Charles and his incredible team for being featured in The Straits Times as innovators
Posted on 11 July 2023

 🎉 Congratulations to Carlo and his incredible team for being featured in The Straits Times as innovators!
🔋 Their groundbreaking work focuses on developing electronics powered by paper batteries, offering a safe and sustainable alternative to lithium-ion batteries.

🌱 By harnessing the power of paper batteries, Carlo and their team are paving the way for eco-friendly technology that could revolutionize the way we use and store energy. 🌍💡 This remarkable achievement showcases their dedication, ingenuity, and commitment to creating a greener future.

📰 The recognition in The Straits Times highlights the importance of their research and its potential impact on various industries. 🚀⚡️ Their groundbreaking innovation could lead to advancements in renewable energy, portable devices, and beyond.

👏 Let's give a big round of applause to Carlo and the entire team for their outstanding achievements! 🙌🎓

We look forward to seeing how their research unfolds and the positive changes it brings to our world. Keep inspiring us all with your brilliance! ✨🔬

Get more info at the link below:

#ntumae#Innovation#PaperBatteries#SustainableFuture#ProudMoment #ResearchBreakthrough #flint


MAE team MiE'61 Reps wins 3rd Prize in the NTUpreneur's Young Innovators Challenge (YIC) 2023
Posted on 30 June 2023   


🥉 Congrats to team 'MiE'61 Reps' got 3rd in the NTUpreneur's Young Innovators Challenge (YIC) 2023!

Tech-ing green matters into their hands: At this year's Young Innovators Challenge, teams of tertiary students presented innovative green tech ideas or business models for a sustainable future. The students developed business, entrepreneurial and innovation skills and gained valuable insights from successful entrepreneurs, industry experts, government agencies, and professors during the competition organised by NTUpreneur.

Kartikeya was part of team 'MiE'61 Reps', that included Minor in Entrepreneurship students. The team came third with their idea to help food and beverage businesses make a positive environmental impact while serving high quality food to their customers, by using sustainable packaging.


MAE team Carbonstruction wins 1st Prize in the Kumar Sustainability & Innovation Prize 2023
Posted on 15 June 2023


🏆 Sole First Prize in the Kumar Sustainability & Innovation Prize 2023!
Congratulation to Team Carbonstruction, led by Changhong LINGHU from School of MAE for winning the sole first prize in the Kumar Sustainability & Innovation Prize 2023.

The Kumar ♻️ Sustainability & 💡 Innovation Prize, that was launched in January this year, aims to promote entrepreneurship and innovation within the NTU community to develop most promising and impactful solutions and innovation to address sustainability issues benefitting people and society, in Singapore and beyond.

Team Carbonstruction, an interdisciplinary team composed of team members across multiple disciplines, including Changhong LINGHU (Ph.D. Candidate from MAE), Xi Chen (Ph.D. Candidate from CEE), Sun Xiaochen (Master student from NTUpreneur) and Xiao Xiao (Master student from NTUpreneur) , proposed the idea to produce artificial carbon-negative concretes from discharged wastes.

Read more at :

#NTUMAE #wastemanagement #sustainability #entrepreneurship #Innovation

MAE student - Rahul Nambiar listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2023 list
Posted on 15 June 2023


🎉🌟 Congratulations to Rahul Nambiar for making it to the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2023 list! 🌟🎉

We are thrilled to announce that Rahul Nambiar has been recognized as one of the brightest young minds in Asia by Forbes. This incredible achievement is a testament to their exceptional talent, hard work, and dedication.

Being included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list is no small feat, and Rahul Nambiar has proven himself to be a true trailblazer in his field. His innovative ideas, unwavering passion, and commitment to excellence have set them apart from his peers.

We are incredibly proud of Rahul Nambiar's remarkable accomplishment and the positive impact he are making in the world. His achievement serves as an inspiration to all aspiring young individuals striving to make a difference.

Join us in celebrating this milestone and congratulating Rahul Nambiar on this well-deserved recognition. We can't wait to see what the future holds for this incredible talent. Sky's the limit!

#ntumae #Forbes30Under30 #Asia2023 #YoungAchievers #Trailblazers #Inspiration #forbes30under30asia #forbes30under30asia2023 #botsync


MAE Fireflighter team wins 1st place in the AIAA Aircraft Design Competition
Posted on 16 March 2023


Congratulations to Team Fireflighter from school of MAE for winning 1st place in the AIAA Aircraft Design Competition.

On 13th May 2022, Team FireFlighters participated virtually in AIAA International Aircraft Design Competition 2022.

Potentially being the first overseas university outside of the US to win first place, the school of MAE is elated that our students have achieved such a high award.

We are very proud of this achievement and it is something definitely for the books.

Find out more:


MAE team wins at Shell Eco-marathon
Posted on 13 March 2023

Award-winning ecocar: Meet the team behind Nanyang Venture 12, a lightweight race car powered by hydrogen fuel cells, which won two awards at the latest Shell Eco-marathon held in Lombok, Indonesia.

The NV12 is the 12th iteration of the Nanyang Venture cars, and each version is built by a team of multidisciplinary NTU students applying classroom knowledge in areas such as aerodynamics and telemetry.

Find out more at the link below:

#ntumae #ecocar #ShellEcoMarathon


MAE team wins at Hyundai-NTU 3D Printing Challenge
Posted on 12 January 2023


Congratulations to our student, Muhammad Kurniawan Bin Ismail, to get First Runner-Up at the Singapore leg of the 3M Inspire Challenge 2022, from the School of MAE!

3M Inspire Challenge 2022 is a challenge of where students coming up with innovative ideas to create a more positive world in the areas of sustainable materials, a new paradigm for a pandemic-aware world and equity through science and technology.

He shares that:
"I believe that diverse educational backgrounds and perspectives can spark creativity and drive innovation, as I was working with SMU students who are pursuing Non STEM courses.
Last but not least, I'd like to include the team's motto, which is to always be part of the solution rather than the pollution."



MAE team wins at Hyundai-NTU 3D Printing Challenge
Posted on 12 January 2023

NTU MAE together with Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) had successfully organized the Hyundai-NTU 3D Printing Challenge on the 25th of November 2022. With prize up to 10,000 dollars, this is no ordinary event aimed to spark innovation in the field of Electric Vehicle (EV).

The competition required the participants to design a car accessory for Hyundai's IONIQ 5 EV which will be released in 2023. The design must be fully 3D-printed.

Amazingly, an NTU team designed a "Collapsible Holder for 70cm Long Umbrella" and emerged as one of the top candidates of the event and won $5000. Congratulations for the big win!

For the full news, please read from this link:


MAE team wins 2022 Maritime RobotX Challenge
Posted on 22 December 2022

Congratulations to NTU's Team: Du Jiajun, James Teo, Wong See Kiat, Lim Jia Xing Gerald from school of MAE for receiving an award for international collaboration.

Our NTU's Team of 4 has participated 2022's Maritime RobotX Challenge from 11th November to 17th November 2022. Each team were given a challenge to demonstrate the autonomous capabilities of surface vehicles.  Our team has given assistance to an opposing team, Chili, which has won them the award to recognise their collaboration efforts.


MAE student wins Mr World Singapore 2022
Posted on 8 December 2022

Having both brains and brawns: the new Mr World Singapore doesn’t just have a sharp physique, but a keen mind for engineering with career aspirations in the world of cryptocurrency and blockchain. Taking the crown and title home this year for Mr World Singapore 2022 is our own MAE undergraduate, 24-year-old Joshua Hee, who majors in Mechanical Engineering. The theme for this year’s Mr World Singapore competition is ‘changing lives’, and Joshua is looking to make this world a better place one step at a time by improving himself and the life of others around him.

"NTU Singapore is at the crossroads of one of the most dynamic and diverse regions in the world today.  Providing a nurturing and cohesive environment for people from all walks of life.  I'm grateful to have NTU's support in my undergraduate studies.  "Hail - Authenticity, Integrity and Love."  These are the 4 cornerstones that I stand on."
- Joshua Hee

MAE Research Fellow wins Mistletoe Research Fellow!
Posted on 17 November 2022

Congratulations NTU MAE Dr. Hasnain Ali on being selected as a Mistletoe Research Fellow!

Hasnain Ali, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, has been awarded the prestigious Mistletoe Research Fellowship (MRF) 2022-23 for his “collaborative spirit, intellectual curiosity, and resiliency”. He is one of the 32 fellows selected world-wide from a strong contender pool of over 430 early career researchers.

The MRF awards research grants are awarded to early career researchers to collaborate with start-ups and non-profits with a high potential for social and humanitarian impact. This is done to create a more human-centred and sustainable future.

As part of the fellowship, Hasnain will receive a $10,000 in research grant, and travel to United States of America to attend Mistletoe Research workshop. Hasnain’s research interests include data science and machine learning applied to intelligent transportation systems. He takes keen interest in multi agent systems and decision making under uncertainty.


Nanyang Venture 12 wins 2 awards 
Posted on 3 November 2022

Fuel-sipping their way to three awards at this year's Shell EcoMarathon Indonesia is the MAE student team that brought the NV12 Hydrogen fuel cell Urban Concept car to the annual competition. The event saw 47 teams from 9 countries competing on the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit in Lombok.

The team won two out of five coveted off-track awards for Vehicle Design (Urban Concept) and Technical Innovation, as well as the on-track Hydrogen Fuel Cell Award (Urban Concept).

MAE student leads study to pave way for 3D printing
Posted on 24 October 2022

Magnetic soft millirobots (MSMRs) are small-scale actuators having great potential to enable unprecedented in vitro diagnostics by manipulating small-scale droplets very effectively.

Although it is highly desirable to use vat photopolymerization (VP) methods to 3D-print MSMRs with complex geometries, the embedded magnetic fillers of such existing printed robots generally suffer from poor uniformity and low particle loading. Here we present a circulating vat photopolymerization (CVP) platform that can 3D-print MSMRs with complex geometries, high uniformity, high particle loading and strong magnetic response. Specifically, we have 3D-printed various highly functional MSMRs, which can effectively manipulate small-scale droplets in 3D to enable various in vitro diagnostics.

We envision that this study paves the way for 3D-printing a new generation of highly functional MSMRs, which have great potential to transform medicine and biology. This study is led by Zhou Aiwu, Professor Lum Guo Zhan from MAE, Professor Zhang Yi from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and other collaborators from SPMS and Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

The results of this work have been published by the prestigious Advanced Materials scientific journal:


MAE student receives IWF Education Grant for Yuong Women 2022
Posted on 19 October 2022

Congratulations to NTU MAE Undergraduate Loo Jia Lin for being selected to receive the IWF Education Grant for Young Women 2022 from International Women's Forum Singapore Chapter.
Wish you all the best in your studies ahead.


MAE student wins Best Paper award at International Conference of Additive Manufacturing
Posted on 5 October 2022

Congratulations to MAE PhD student Chen Lequn for winning the Best Paper Award at the International Conference of Additive Manufacturing for a better world from 23 to 25 August.

Additive Manufacturing for a Better World is the first international conference organised by the Singapore University of Technology and Design aimed at highlighting the advancements in additive manufacturing (AM) research to address global challenges. This inaugural conference is a unique platform for the scholarly exchange of research and thought leadership in addressing these complex issues of our time.

Read more about his paper below! 
Title of Paper: In-situ acoustic monitoring of direct energy deposition process with deep learning-assisted signal denoising.  Conference URL:


MAE student wins 41st AIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference award
Posted on 9 October 2022


The Best Paper Award in Air Traffic Management Machine Learning & Automation (ATM) session of the 41st AIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC) is awarded to NTU MAE Undergraduate Anurag Mukherjee. Congratulations.

The award is based on his FYP research, Deep Reinforcement Learning for Air Traffic Conflict Resolution Under Traffic Uncertainties, 41st AIAA/IEEE Digital Avionics Systems Conference (DASC), Portsmouth, VA, USA 2022.

Special thanks to our NTU MAE Professor Sameer Alam and NTU MAE PhD Student Yash Guleria for their guidance and involvement in this project also.

Check out the award-winning research here!


MAE PhD student wins Graduate College Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award
Posted on 18 July 2022

Winner for the Graduate College Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award in the academic year 2021-2022, Mr. Tan Yan Hao.

The Graduate College awards are given annually to the most deserving graduating students for their achievements during their studies at NTU, and to their advisors. The Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award recognizes graduate students who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, passion, and resilience to generate intellectual property and/or translate research ideas from academia to industry, driving innovation and commercialization.

Congratulations Tan Yan Hao! Wishing you all the best for your future endeavours.

Congratulations to Huang Sheng on his win as runner-up for GCR Excellence Award
Posted on 8 July 2022

We are proud to present that one of our NTU MAE PhD student Huang Sheng has been awarded as the Runner-up for the Graduate College Research Excellence Award in academic year 2021 - 2022.

The Graduate College awards are given annually to the most deserving graduating students for their achievements during their studies at NTU, and to their advisors. The Research Excellence Award recognises original, creative, and widely disseminated student research with significant impact on the field or society.

Congratulations Huang Sheng! Wishing you all the best for your future endeavours.


MAE student and team creates software for International Space Station
Posted on 5 July 2022

Five NTU students created a machine learning software that is going to be sent to the International Space Station (ISS) for 3 months later this year. The students will be running the software from their laptops to predict hardware disruptions on the ISS, satellites, or other spacecrafts that can potentially cause them to go off course or crash.
One of the five to achieve this amazing success is a third year NTU MAE Undergraduate Deon Lim. The other members are from other school. Together they created an interdisciplinary team that ultimately produces this incredible work.

“I want to thank my team Archit Gupta, Sim See Min and Eng Chong Yock for all their hard work and efforts. This result is an accumulation of months of research meetings and preparation. I would also like to thank the organising body ICE Cubes Service and sponsors for this unique opportunity to venture into space and the ISS.” – Deon Lim


Team SINGABOAT wins third prize in VRX Competition 2022
Posted on 31 May 2022

NTU’s team SINGABOAT has participated in the VRX (Virtual RobotX) competition 2022 organized by RoboNation ( The VRX competition is an international challenge with 19 international teams this year which uses the VRX simulation environment and takes place in three phases.

NTU’s team consists of three MAE student members: Tanmay Samak, Lee Chern Peng, and Samak Chinmay Vilas, who are under the supervision of MAE Associate Professor Xie Ming. The final score achieved by NTU’s team makes us the winner of the third prize with only being 1 point behind the second prize winner. With this achievement, we are awarded US$1000 cash. In addition, our team has also received the awards such as Team with Remarkable Video Submission, Team with Biggest Leap in Ranking from Phase 2 to Phase 3, Team being Phenomenal Open-Source Contributor, and Team with Fee Waiver for RoboBoat Competition 2023. Our team is just short of one point behind the second prize winner.

AutoMan wins 2nd place in 2022 IEEE VTS Motor Vehicle Challenge
Posted on 4 May 2022

Congratulation to MAE Team AutoMan: Ph.D. students Wu Jingda, Huang Zhiyu, under the supervision of Nanyang Asst Prof Lyu Chen from NTU School of MAE for winning second place in the 2022 IEEE VTS Motor Vehicle Challenge.

During the competition, the team was tasked to co-design the sizing and energy management strategy of an intelligent electric vehicle with a hybrid dual-energy storage system, in order to extend the battery life and travel range. The team developed a novel deep learning-based predictive energy management strategy that can accurately predict future energy consumption and manage energy flow accordingly.

Thanks to the outstanding prediction and control performance, the energy management strategy significantly reduced the degradation of the battery and improved the energy efficiency of the vehicle, helping the team win second place in the competition.

MAE Dr Lee Jia Min attends Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
Posted on 8 April 2022

The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, established in 1951, is a globally recognized exchange that serves as a platform for Nobel Laureates and young scientists worldwide to engage in knowledgeable crosstalk (

Dr. Lee Jia Min, Research Fellow at HP-NTU Digital Manufacturing Corp Lab, underwent a multi-step application and selection process to attend this prestigious event. Applicants were reviewed by the scientific review panel of the Council for the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings based on their academic and research achievements, motivation, and dedication to research work and other extracurricular activities. After 6 months of evaluation, Dr. Lee was selected to participate in the 71st Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (Chemistry) in Germany from 26 June to 1 July 2022 with other international young scientists.

Dr. Lee, who obtained her Ph.D. from MAE working on 3d bioprinting, hopes to establish future international research collaboration with fellow young scientists and Nobel laureates during the 6-day event in the field of Chemistry and related disciplines.

Read here for Dr Lee’s blog.


MAE PhD student wins 2022 VFS scholarship award
Posted on 5 April 2022

Congratulations to MAE PhD student, Shawn Lim on winning the 2022 Vertical Flight Society scholarship award.  The award comes with a US$4000 award.  

The Vertical Flight Society's philanthropic arm, the Vertical Flight Foundation (VFF), was established in 1967. The Foundation is an independent charitable trust for the support of education in rotorcraft and vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) aircraft technology. Since 1977, the Foundation has awarded over 500 scholarships and these scholarships have been awarded to students from throughout the world who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing engineering careers in the vertical flight industry.” 

MAE researcher selected as Top 10 Vietnamese CTOs by VNExpress 
Posted on 25 March 2022

Dr Hung Pham has recently been selected as Top 10 Vietnamese CTOs by VNExpress, the most popular Vietnamese newspaper.  Congratulations!

He is the co-founder and CTO of Eureka Robotics, a company that manufactures robots used in sophisticated production lines, used by businesses in fastidious markets such as Japan, Singapore and China.  He has a strong passion for robotics, successfully defending his PhD thesis at the age of 27 at Nanyang Technical University, Singapore. Not only did he directly build modern robots for 5G telecommunications optics and laser optics, but he also shared his research with Github, allowing dozens of companies and research teams around the world to use them together.

MAE student and team emerge the top 3 in the Engineering Innovation Challenge 2021
Posted on 24 February 2022

Congrats to our NTU MAE student Abhilash Keluth Chavan and team for emerging first runner up in the Engineering Innovation Challenge 2021!

They were the first runners-up for their idea of a portable, user-friendly and cheap testing kit that can detect uranium bioavailability in freshwater.

Making robots with tech powered by AI
Posted on 10 January 2022

Imagine robots that are nearly as nimble as human hands...

That's exactly what NTU MAE Associate Professor Pham Quang Cuong and NTU MAE PhD student Dr Hung Pham managed to do!  

With tech powered by AI robots can now manipulate tiny objects - including electronics components and optical lenses which allows for a level of precision handling only human workers were capable of until now, such as assembling engine gears.

MAE researchers lead work on implications for debonding process of adhesive joints 
Posted on 7 January 2022

Environmentally friendly bonding methods of structures are well known but disassembly techniques of bonded structures have significant drawbacks such as high energy consumption and sacrificing the bonded materials wastefully.
Professor Sridhar Idapalapati and team recently published in Composites Part B (Impact Factor: 9.078) a disassembly method that decreases the overall energy consumption by localized Joule heating and that also eliminates the need to sacrifice the components (e.g. cutting or replacing) after debonding.

Find more details regarding the implications for debonding process of adhesive joints in the following link (open access for 36 days):

This work is lead by Professor Sridhar Idapalapati (MAE NTU), Hasan Caglar (NTU MAE PhD Student, lead author), Dr. Mohit Sharma (A*STAR) and Professor Chian Kerm Sin (NTU MAE).

Congratulations to our NTU MAE Student Ee Qi Zhi Shawn for emerging as the runner up in the IMechE  Speak Out for Engineering Competition
Posted on 23 December 2021

IMechE  (SOFE) Speak out for Engineering Competition is a presentation competition on Engineering and Shawn's winning presentation was titled:  "Motion Simulators:  The art of fooling our senses."

Shawn shared how in recent years, an increasing amount of interest has poured in towards motion simulators. This growing demand can be attributed to several factors, including travel restrictions due to Covid-19 leading to a booming entertainment industry, and the need for virtual training in aviation.  He also discussed notable applications of motion simulators, how they have positively impacted human society, the evolution of motion sensors over the decades, the origins and notable breakthroughs that made this technology what it is today.

Before ending the presentation with potential applications for motion simulators and how this technology can positively impact human lives/society, he shared the science of how human physiology perceives motion.


MAE PhD student Ms. Maria Merin Antony won Best Poster Travel Grant Award at IONS Ireland 2021 conference
Posted on 13 December 2021

Congratulations to MAE PhD student Ms. Maria Merin Antony for the Best Poster Presentation Award received at IONS Ireland 2021, Nov 9-11, 2021. IONS (International Optica Network of Students) sponsored by Optica (formerly OSA), provides "an international platform that brings together experts and young researchers in the field of optics and photonics from around the globe offering opportunities for networking and technical presentations".

The research group (Ms. Maria Merin Antony, Dr. C. S. Suchand Sandeep, and Assoc. Prof. Murukeshan Vadakke Matham) from the Centre for Optical and Laser Engineering (COLE), MAE presented the work entitled “In-situ corrosion monitoring for engineering applications using hyperspectral imaging probe” at the conference. In this work, a probe allowing early-stage detection of corrosion, particularly in difficult to access areas based on non-destructive, fast, and precise corrosion inspection method utilizing hyperspectral vision has been proposed and demonstrated. This poster was selected as one of the best posters and received a travel grant to visit the OSA chapters in Cork and Dublin.

MAE researchers propose development of lightweight impact-resistant materials by drawing inspirations from mantis shrimp's dactyl club
Posted on 1 December 2021

A study by MAE PhD student Rohit Pratyush Behera and Nanyang Assistant Professor Hortense Le Ferrand reviewed the microstructure and properties of natural dactyl clubs of mantis shrimps.
Mantis shrimps use their dactyl club to strike multiple high-velocity impacts against stiff and hard surfaces. To sustain the loads and dissipate energy, their club has evolved a complex multiscale organization segmented in an impact surface, an impact region, and a periodic region. Composed essentially of nanoparticles, mineralized chitin microfibers, and proteins, each region exhibits microstructural specificities linked to energy-dissipating mechanisms. Fabricating synthetic materials that exploit similar organizations and mechanisms could lead to the development of lightweight impact-resistant strategies for a multitude of applications. To this aim, the microstructure and properties of the natural dactyl club and its key toughening mechanisms are reviewed, as well as current and potential fabrication approaches. Challenges and limitations of those approaches are discussed to hopefully help guide future research on bioinspired impact-resistant materials.

The study has recently been published in Matter:


MAE student is winner of the Global Undergraduate Awards
Posted on 25 November 2021

Congratulations to our MAE student Lim Si Xian who was among the winners for the global category for The Global Undergraduate Awards along with 3 other NTU students!

MAE team wins gold medal in "Internet+" Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition 
Posted on 25 October 2021

MassPrint Technology Group, a team of NTU graduate and undergraduate students focusing on the commercialization of new mass transfer technology of Micro LED, won a gold medal in the 7th China International College Students’ “Internet+” Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition on 14 October 2021. “Internet+” is an influential Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition at the highest level in China.

Led by Mr. Changhong Linghu, a PhD student supervised by Prof. K Jimmy Hsia in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace at NTU, the MassPrint Technology Group includes NTU PhD, Masters and undergraduate students, with multi-disciplinary and diverse backgrounds in research and development, production, operation, finance, marketing, and sales. They aspire to become the leader of the mass transfer technology for Micro LED and to make Micro-LED displays affordable.

In the display industry, Micro LED display is regarded as “the Ultimate Display Technology”. It is ultra-bright, ultra-clear, thinner and at the same time more energy efficient. It is much better than the OLED display technology. However, it has not become a common part of our daily live due to its high price. The price of Micro LED TV has remained as high as millions, several hundred times that of the conventional displays. It is due to its complex assembly process, known as Mass Transfer technology. Essentially, the technology requires soldering hundreds and thousands of LED chips on an area as small as a fingernail with very high accuracy. And all the LED chips are smaller than the width of a hair strand! Conventional mass transfer technologies have three limitations: efficiency, cost, and chip size. MassPrint Technology Group has developed a new mass transfer technology drawing inspiration from the aphid insect’s adhesive claw. Their new technology can increase the transfer speed up to 10,000 times and reduce the cost by more than 50%, with which mass production of Micro LED displays with high-efficiency and low-cost can become a reality.


MAE students and team win Dyson-NTU Innovation Challenge
Posted on 14 September 2021
Congratulation to Team HortiHome: Sherwin Chan, Lai En Han from School of MAE, Tan Wang Sheng , Goh Wei Kee from School of SCBE and Tan Qing Lin from NUS Business for winning first place in the Dyson-NTU Innovation Challenge.

During the competition held on 2 September2021, students were tasked to find innovative ideas to develop solutions for urban farming in Singapore and achieve the 30x30 goal of food production in Singapore. The proposals presented by Team HortiHome were an eye opener with fresh perspectives to the industry players and audience members present!


MAE teams wins at Google's Waymo autonomous driving competition
Posted on 13 August 2021

In Google’s 2021 Waymo Open Dataset Challenges, which saw more than 70 international teams take part virtually. It included participation from top teams from industry and academia, such as automotive AI firm Horizon Robotics, US tech company and universities including University of California, Berkeley, etc.

Despite so, our NTU Team led by MAE Asst Prof Chen managed to emerge ahead of these teams, winning 1st place under the Interaction Prediction category and 2nd place under the Motion Prediction category.

Congratulations to Prof Chen and his PhD students Mr Mo Xiaoyu and Mr Huang Zhiyu on the impressive competition results!


MAE student wins in EY 2021 Better Working World Data Challenge Local Challenge
Posted on 27 July 2021

Congratulations to Lim Tze Shan, Skyler from School of MAE for winning second place in the EY 2021 Better Working World Data Challenge Local Challenge. 

The solution presented by Skyler was simple yet effective, and achieved a high accuracy score, thus enabling him to beat more than 8700 participants to clinch a spot as one of the top 12 Global Finalist internationally.

The Data Challenge was held from March to June 2021, and participants were tasked to develop an automated fire-edge detection and prediction model to help firefighters make more timely and informed decisions, ultimately helping to save lives, property and biodiversity from the effects of wildfires. 

MAE graduate student wins Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award
Posted: 13 June 2021

We are proud to have Pojchanun Kanitthamniyom from School of MAE as one of the award recipients for winning this year's Graduate College Awards!

Winner of the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Award, Pojchanun Kanitthamniyom has filed multiple patents during her study and has always showed strong interest towards innovation and entrepreneurship.

This award is given to graduate students to recognise their leadership, initiative, passion and resilience to translate research ideas from academia to industry, driving innovation and commercialization.

Congratulations to Pojchanun Kanitthamniyom on her achievement!


MAE PhD student wins Best Student Paper at the ICNS 2021 Conference
​Posted: 27 May 2021

Congratulations to MAE PhD student, Lam Jun Guang Andy for winning the Best Student Paper award in the IEEE Integrated Communications, Navigation, and Surveillance (ICNS) Conference 2021. 

Reference as below:
Lam Jun Guang Andy, Sameer Alam, Rajesh Piplani, Nimrod Lilith and Imen Dhief, "A Decision-Tree based Continuous Learning framework for Real-Time Prediction of Runway Capacities", IEEE ICNS 2021.

Nanyang Venture NV-11 wins runner-up position at virtual Shell Eco Marathon Off-track award
​Posted: 5 May 2021

Congratulations to the Nanyang Venture NV-11 team and Prof Ng Heong Wah for receiving the runner-up position at the virtual Shell Eco Marathon Off-track award for “Simulate to Innovate” worth USD750 in cash.


Aerospace Society wins 1st place in Aviation Safety Competion
​Posted: 5 April 2021

Congratulations to MAE students from Aerospace Society on clinching the top spot in the Aviation Safety Competition. 

This year, due to the pandemic, the final judging was held online. Finalists delivered their final presentations using all the resources they had, highlighting their findings and solutions with videos and well crafted presentations. 

About the competition
The Aviation Safety Competition (ASC) was recently concluded.  ASC is a competition aimed at generating interest in aviation and reaching out to students from schools, polytechnics, colleges and universities to build a strong aviation culture for our Next Generation of Aviation Professionals. This year marks the 5th iteration of the competition with the theme “Flying with Computers”.

Prestigious 2020 Singapore Data Science Consortium Dissertation Research Fellowship
​Posted: 27 December 2020

Congrats to MAE PhD student, Hasnain Ali, for being awarded the prestigious 2020 Singapore Data Science Consortium Dissertation Research Fellowship. 

The fellowship comes with 10k award which can be used to support research initiatives that are related to data science and involve the use of real-world data sets. 

The fellowship aims to recognise innovative and impactful thesis work of PhD students whose research are in data science and make use of real-world data in their research.  

Guardian of the Planet
​Posted: 27 December 2020

Kudos to MAE student Pothunuri Laya on being selected as an National Geographic Young Explorer 2020.  She is recognised for her effort to protect the earth, including developing several sustainable inventions such as a microbial fuel cell and low-cost exhaust filter to tackle vehicle emissions, as well as her research on mangrove ecosystems for natural coastal fencing. 

The passionate young changemaker said MAE has inspired her to follow her passion, broadened her perspectives and made her learn that no idea can ever be considered too crazy when it comes to protecting the planet.

With the US$10,000 grant from National Geographic Society, she is studying the viability of harvesting locusts, which threaten food security in some parts of the world, and turning them into a high-nutrition food source.

NeurIPS 2020 competition - INTERPRET Challenge
​Posted: 12 December 2020

Congratulations to Team AutoMan: Mo Xiaoyu & Xing Yang, supervised by Asst. Prof. Lyu Chen, for winning the autonomous driving INTERPRET global Challenge in top AI conference NeurIPS 2020 competition, which was held in USA.

This challenge provided real-world traffic data collected from different locations worldwide and aimed to find machine learning solutions to trajectory prediction methods for autonomous driving. Team AutoMan proposed a unique deep learning approach with heterogeneous graph and effectively handled the complex problem.

Green Tick to represent Singapore at NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2020
​Posted: 4 December 2020

Congratulations to MAE student Anshul Gupta and his team mate from Green Tick for being selected as a global nominee to represent Singapore at the global finals of NASA International Space Apps Challenge 2020. 

It is a two-day long international hackathon where students globally apply critical thinking along with technical skills to innovate for a better world, using NASA's data.  There were different categories in the challenge, each having several proposed problem statements under it.  The team opted for the one close to their interests, "Sustaining our planet for future generations". After 2 days of incessant efforts, they devised a solution leveraging the power of social media to spread awareness among the netizens about the grave environmental issues.  They used the available NASA data to achieve credibility as well as accuracy in their solution during the analysis. 

Finalist in Microsoft AI for Accessibility Hackathon
​Posted: 26 November 2020

Congratulations to our MAE student Duggal Viduveer and his team mates from SCSE for getting shortlisted for the final round of Microsoft AI for Accessibiity hackathon representing Singapore. 

About the Competiton : The goal is for teams to develop prototypes of AI solutions that can transform the daily life, employability and communication for people with disabilities. 

Our Solution : With the COVID-19 pandemic, work from home is the new norm and video conferencing tools are at the foreground of collaboration.  Visually impaired individuals find it difficult to read facial expressions in such a setting and are deprived of an important non-verbal cues.  'Expression Mode' is a third party application that leverages Artificial Intelligence to provide live sentiment analysis on the facial expressions of the participants in a video conference.  It also helps users align their webcams perfectly before entering a meeting. 

MAE student wins Quarterly Airport Safety Awards
​Posted: 29 Septmeber 2020

Congratulations to MAE student Sim Jia Zhi, Jarell for winning the Quarterly Airport Safety Award with his team.  His professional internship, assisting with projects was done at SIA Engineering Company.  

The team designed and built a device to help reinforce safe behavior to ensure aircraft door has been properly disarmed prior to opening it, which will strength the right behavior in preventing accidental opening of aircraft door. 

This award is given to selected projects, done by relevant companies at the airport, that promotes and improves safety in the working environment.  These projects are selected by the Changi Airport Group representatives.

Sim Jia Zhi Jarell on stage with Mr Ivan Neo, Executive Vice President, Operations​

MAE student wins James Dyson Award
​Posted: 20 Septmeber 2020

Congratulations to MAE student Kong Shao Ming for being Singapore's National Runner-up of the prestigious James Dyson award. 

Shao Ming is a Year 3 aerospace engineering undergraduate.  He is very passionate in engineering and uses his skills and knowledge in practical applications to create solutions for a better world.   

About the Award
Since 2005, the James Dyson Award (JDA) has challenged inventive and entrepreneurial undergraduates and recent graduates of engineering and design, to invent something that solves a problem.

The JDA is an international design award that celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers.  It is run by the James Dyson foundation, James Dyson's Charitable Trust, as part of its mission to get yong people excited about design engineering. 

The global rise of 3D printing during the COVID-19 pandemic
​Posted: 4 August 2020

Congratulations to our MAE Alumni Dr Clarrisa Choong and her team mates from HP-Corp Lab and SUTD for thinking on their feet to counter logistical challenges of essential goods and healthcare supplies! 

About the project
3D printing enables on-demand solutions for a wide spectrum of needs ranging from personal protection equipment to medical devices and isolation wards. This versatile technology is suited to address supply–demand imbalances caused by socio-economic trends and disruptions in supply chains.

Read more about their project here:​ 

Dr Punit Kumar nominated for ACTA Student Award
Posted: 3 July 2020

Acta student award is a yearly prestigious award given to graduate students for their major contribution in the work published in the journal of Acta materialia. A team of judges consisting of Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, Acta Biomaterialia and Materialia editors evaluate and select the nominees for this award. Several factors are considered in the evaluation of each nominee: the quality of paper, or papers, for which he or she was nominated, recommendation letters, and leadership potential. 

Dr. Punit Kumar, Nanyang Technological University, was selected for the Acta student award 2019 for his work published in the journal of Acta materialia titled "Microstructural optimization through heat treatment for enhancing the fracture toughness and fatigue crack growth resistance of selective laser melted Ti-6Al-4V alloy, Acta Materialia 169 (2019) 45-59”. This work is part of a project under the guidance of MAE presidential chair Professor Upadrasta Ramamurty, to optimize the micro-meso-structure of additively manufactured (AM) Ti-6Al-4V for improved mechanical properties. 

A Team of MAE Students won top prize in the inaugural ENGIE x NTUitive Innovation Challenge by developing AI technology that cuts air-conditioning energy use by 20%
​Posted: 2 July 2020

Team EcoBuilding, a team of MAE students, took home the top prize at the inaugural ENGIE x NTU Innovation Challenge with the development and im​plementation of a prototype that enables the air-conditioning system to be controlled by artificial intelligence (AI). 

Team EcoBuilding developed a system of multi-parameter sensing for predictive controls of air-conditioning. The system uses multiple parameters to make predictive decision on air-conditioning control as opposed to only temperature in conventional systems. The team was mentored by industry executives in sustainability, energy and smart city technology, and received S$10,000 grant for prototyping and test bedding. Over an 8-month period, the team was given special access to the facilities of the JurongHealth Campus (Ng Teng Fong General Hospital and Jurong Community Hospital) to test bed their prototype as solution to energy-efficiency and smart building. They achieved more than 20% energy savings and improved comfort through machine learning of room occupancy and air quality metrics. 

Open to all university students in Singapore, the inaugural ENGIE x NTU Innovation Challenge is jointly organised by ENGIE Factory Asia-Pacific, the innovation arm of ENGIE Asia Pacific, and NTUitive, the innovation and enterprise company of NTU Singapore. The final judging of the top three teams was held on 24 June 2020. Team EcoBuilding emerged as the winning team. 

Team EcoBuilding consists of the following members:
Mr. Yang Shiyu (MAE PhD student and ERI@N research associate)
Mr. Nithiakuhan Uthayakumar (MAE UG final year student)​
Mr. Yeo Wei Jie (MAE UG final year student) 

Team NV11 Nanyang Autonomous Venture from NTU received the Vehicle Design Award for the Urban Concept category
Posted: 29 June 2020

The first Virtual Shell Eco-marathon Asia Off-Track Awards has concluded and Team NV11 from NTU received the Vehicle Design Award for the Urban Concept category! The award comprises of a cash award of US$3000 and a trophy.

The lead judge has this to say of the vehicle design:
“The winners demonstrated good efforts on concept design, packaging, and detailed design. They captured the total product development process including validation very well. Ergonomics including seating, steering, controls and visibility have been taken care of. The usage of the logo as engine hood lock looks cool. Innovative mechanisms and the link provided to a YouTube video demonstrated well. The vehicle design is fantastic, and the interior is well-constructed and polished. Overall presentation well done, good attention to detail.”

The Shell Eco-marathon Asia competition is Shell’s annual collaborative platform for students to get hands-on-experience in achieving ultra-energy-efficiency. The NTU team is led by MAE professor, Assoc Prof Ng Heong Wah with students from MAE, CSE, ADM, REP and EEE.

Professor-In-Charge : Assoc Prof Ng Heong Wah 
NV 11 (2019) Team Photo L To R. Professor-In-Charge : Assoc Prof Ng Heong Wah, Lim Shu Fang (REP/4), Martias Try Wardhana (ME/4), Melvin Foo Maw Qing, Ng Ting Hao (REP/4), Shen Chen (REP/2), Pan Xin Min (EEE/2), Muhammad Azri (EEE/4), Renny Lim Yong Jun (ME/4), Tay Jun Yang Sherman (REP/4), (Seated) Zachary Chua (ME/2), Le Bao Trung (ME/4), (Not In Photo Orion Dai Yuhui (ADM/3)).

NV 11 (2020) Team Photo L To R:  NV 11 (2020): Assoc Prof Ng Heong Wah, Goh Jun Hao Daniel (EEE/4), Bharat Krishnan (ME/4), Tan Hong Wee (ME/4), Carina Low Su Yan (EEE/2), Tham Mun Chung (ME/4), Feng Xiao Tian (ME/4), Yeo Zhi Duo Darren (EEE/4), Randy Wong Jia Cheng (ME/4), Peter Chong Ken Yang (ME/4).

SCDF Lifesaver's Innovation Challenge
​Posted: 9 December 2019 

We are very happy to announce that the SCDF Lifesaver's Innovation Challenge 2019 has concluded. It is a competition that challenges undergraduates to propose and develop solutions to existing challenges faced by the SCDF. Many of our students from school of MAE won the top cash prizes.

Here are some honorable mentions:
Team SilveRed (1st Prize): Guan Jun Liang, Koh Yu Xiang and Ng Yuzhi
Team Badger (2nd Prize): Lai Zi Lun
Team MoFiFi (5th Prize) Gwee You Young Clive, Edris Asyraf and Cai Yuxin

Singapore-India Hackathon 2019 
Posted: 5 November 2019 

Over the weekend of 29th-30th September, 120 students from India and Singapore participated in the Singapore-India Hackathon 2019 held in IIT Madras in Chennai, India. There were 20 teams, each team consisting of 3 Indian students and 3 Singaporean students. This year the Hackathon focused on 3 themes - Good health and well-being, Quality education, and Affordable and clean energy. The winning team managed to design a smart pot with apertures to purify the air.

Congratulations to our student Tan Ming Kai Mitchell and his teammates for winning the top place in the Singapore-India Hackathon and receiving a prize of SGD 10,000!

PSA Box Challenge 2019
​Posted: 29 October 2019  

Congratulations to our students Yeoh Yu Xuan, Wilson Lee, Yeoh Keong Cheng and Lim Yi Qing for winning 1st RUNNER UP for PSA Box Challenge! They managed to provide the best solution and stand out among the other teams from other universities.

The objective of the PSA Box Challenge was to design and build a delivery vehicle to transport and stack miniature 300-gram containers around a model yard. In the final phase, they competed with the other teams to load the containers from their yard area to the vessel as fast and accurately as possible. Teams were judged based on the points scored during the competition, innovation and creativity of design, build quality of machine and user interface.

The MAE team decided to build a quadcopter instead of a ground robot because it will be able to get from the yard area to the vessel more quickly. they had to make sure that the downwash generated by the drone does not blow containers away. To do so, they kept their drone relatively light at around 1.3 kg. The team also had to improve upon their earlier design by extending the motor arms to place the 4 motors further apart to spread the downwash out over a larger area, effectively reducing the downwash experienced by the container below the drone. Most of the main frame is 3D printed, while the motor arms are made from carbon fiber rods to ensure stiffness.

World Finals of Chem-E-Car
Posted: 14 October 2019   

Congratulations to Sarvesh Tusnial from MAE for winning 3rd place at the world finals of Chem-E-Car Competition.

The competition is held in Sydney, Australia from 28th September – 2nd October 2019. The team had to design a car powered and controlled by chemical reactions, capable of travel up to 50 meters. They were the only Singapore team competiting with teams from other countries like India, Indonesia, UK And Australia.

Being the only member from MAE, Tusnial took charge of the design of the car. He used a temperature difference mechanism coupled with Peltier circuits to convert thermal energy to electrical energy which in turn was used to power the motors that drove the wheels, pushing the car forward. The team initially wanted to use micro-controllers like Arduino to control the speed and power of the car, but since it went against competition rules, they used an innovative braking mechanism – vitamin C reaction with water, connected to an electrical brush that completed the circuit. Once the reaction reached a certain point, the circuit broke off and the car stopped.

MAE students win Best Paper Award 
Posted: 12 September 2019   

Congratulations to MAE students Cheung Wai Lun, Marvin and Dr Rajesh Piplani for winning Best Paper Award at the recently concluded 49th International Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering 2019 held in Beijing. 

SMRT-NTU Innovation Challenge  
Posted: 12 September 2019   

Congratulations to Team RUBI: Clive Gwee, Lai Zi Iun & Cai Yuxin from School of MAE for winning third place in the SMRT-NTU Innovation Challenge.

During the competition held on 8 April 2019, students were tasked to find innovative ideas to improve train operations and maintenance and to also explore new markets for existing innovations by the SMRT-NTU Corp Lab. The proposals presented by Team RUBI were an eye opener with fresh perspectives to the industry players and audience members present!

T.H New Flow Visualization Award
Posted: 5 July 2019   

Congratulations to Chan Chi Hin, Koh Jing Yu, Avion Lim and Tee Wei Tat, Clarence for winning the Prof New's T.H. New Flow Visualization Award in AY2018 with their outstanding works in Fluid Dynamics/Aerodynamics Research.

7th Singapore International 3D Competitions
​Posted: 31 May 2019   

Congratulations to all the winners in the 2019 7th Singapore International 3D Printing Competitions at the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) summit, one of them being our very own MAE student now Alumni, Lu Zhen!

Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2019 - Nanyang Venture 10
​Posted: 7 May 2019   

Heartiest congratulations to our MAE Prof Ng Heong Wah and the team for racing to a podium finish in the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2019 with the Nanyang Venture 10!

The team has whizzed its way to bag three trophies which include the 1st position in Regional Driver's World Championship, Gold Award in the Hydrogen Urban Concept Category and Gold Award for Vehicle Design!

Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition (SAFMC)
​Posted: 7 April 2019   

Warmest Warmest congratulations to Faheem, one of our students from Aerospace Engineering, for coming in 11th overall in Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition (SAFMC)! Faheem is also our Aerospace Society club's Chief Flight Instructor, where he specifically took part in the Drone racing competition with 100+ other participants.​

Rolls-Royce Graduate Development Programme
​Posted: 2 April 2019   

A big congratulations  to four of our MAE graduating students for being selected for the coveted Rolls-Royce Graduate Development Programme 2019.

Teoh Jeng Wei, Ong Yong Jie, Peng Chongtian and Wan Jhan Yong are among the eight fresh graduates from Singapore being selected!