Director's Message

Welcome to the Center for Intelligent Sensors and MEMS (CISM) in NUS

In 2015, the Center for Intelligent Sensors and MEMS (CISM) was founded to response the strong commercialization activities in Sensors, Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS), Microfluidics, Soft Actuators and Robotics, Energy Harvesting Technology, Low-power Electronics, Flexible and Stretchable Electronics, 2D materials, wafer-level packaging, 3D-ICs, Advanced Photonics and Micro/nanotechnologies for fast growing market in applications such as internet of things (IoT), ubiquitous sensing for smart and aware environment, energy saving and harvesting, environment and greenhouse gas monitoring, harsh environment, healthcare, electronic medicine, nanomedicine, biomedical implants, prosthetics, man-machine interface, drone, and driverless car, etc.

Having 10+ principal investigators (PIs) with diversified expertise and research area, CISM targets at translational research by assembling an interdisciplinary team to tackle the un-solved problems and unfulfilled markets with partner enterprises. While innovation comes from out-of-box solution, top-notch research staff and PIs of well-established scientific fundamentals are the origins of innovation. Strong and competitive intellectual property (IP) and patent portfolio created in R&D process will be licenced to partners and companies with guidance and management under the the Industry Liaison Office (ILO) and NUS Enterprise. Companies with market demands and channels can come to CISM and look for innovative solutions. Companies with their own IPs are also welcome to develop their prototypes at CISM through joint R&D projects. By leveraging momentum of research activities and world-class engineering capabilities we have in various labs at NUS, we may provide wide-range service under the same roof to companies including development of new materials, feasibility study, investigation of cross-disciplinary problem, patent mapping and analysis, bringing idea into a tangible technology with patent protection, prototyping, and human capital training.

I have co-founded Asia Pacific Microsystems with venture capital funding of more than 65M USD in 2001. With 10 years industry working experience, I knew the gap between academic research and commercial R&D activities. By coordinating professors and research fellows of diversified research expertise, we position ourselves as a team of total solution with technologies of wide bandwidth to commercialize sensors and MEMS for our partners. The public investment in research and innovation has grown over the last 25 years in Singapore. Under the new five-year Research over 2016 to 2020, the Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2020 Plan, committed by National Research Foundation (NRF), government will invest $19 billion to establish Singapore as the leading global research and development (R&D) hub. Rich resource and sizable translational research funding from government is accessible to CISM when we team up with enterprise partners. Along the commercialization journey of high-tech products in micro/nanotechnologies, we will be your best partner in Singapore as well as in Asia. Do not hesitate to contact us.



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