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NUS scientists developed super sensitive magnetic sensor

A NUS-developed graphene-boron nitride sensor is 200 times more sensitive than commercial products, promising applications for smaller and cheaper electronics.  Read more

Probing the Mysterious Perceptual World of Autism

Dr Qi Zhao from NUS Engineering and the Visual Information Processing Lab partnered Caltech researchers, by developing the detailed method behind the study on how visuals are interpreted in the brain of an individual with autism. Findings from the study could help doctors diagnose, and better treat, the various forms of the disorder. 


Dr Feng Jiashi has been appointed an Assistant Professor in the area of Signal Processing & New Media.

NUS UAV Team V-Lion secured 2nd place at IMAV 2015

NUS UAV Team V-Lion, supervised by Prof Ben M. Chen, secured the 2nd place at the 2015 International Micro Aerial Vehicles Competition (IMAV 2015), held 15 to 18 September 2015, in Aachen, Germany.   read more

+ NUS drones braved gusty winds and rain to emerge 1st runner up at international competition

Asia's rising scientist: Dr Vincent Tan

IF he had not become a scientist, he would probably have been a high-school teacher, Assistant Professor Vincent Tan told the Asian Scientist Magazine. This faculty member with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (and the Faculty of Science's Department of Mathematics), was featured by the magazine in a monthly series called "Asia’s Rising Scientists".   read more

NUS ECE team develops novel optical 'sieves' to counter forgery

NUS Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) team led by Assistant Professor Qiu Cheng-Wei has developed a novel method to prevent high-level counterfeits. Their findings were published in Nature Communications (5 May 2015).  read more

From no knowledge to being a world champion in applied technology

DESIGN-Centric Programme student Shia Jun Jie was instrumental to the design and engineering of an economical, simple and yet innovative wireless telemetry system for the NUS FSAE car.  read more

Under the sea, the louder, the better

NUS' underwater camera takes images by harnessing sound, to study reef health.  read more

Prof Bhatia honoured for his contributions to magnetic head-media interfaces and tribology

Each year, following a rigorous evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for elevation to IEEE Fellow. For this elite group, the attainment of this milestone as a member of the IEEE community is recognition of outstanding and unusual professional achievement. The IEEE Board of Directors elevated Prof C.S. Bhatia to IEEE Fellow, effective 1 January 2015, for contributions to: Magnetic head-media interfaces and tribology.

Marine robots may assist humans

Robots in the shapes of turtles and fishes may soon lend humans a hand in performing underwater tasks such as water-quality testing in reservoirs and deep-sea cable inspection. These intriguing solutions developed by NUS engineering researchers look towards nature for answers to technical challenges.  read more

+ Thinking underwater robots that mimic nature

+ Robo turtle may take plunge for tough tasks

A/Prof HO Ghim Wei awarded national fellowship from L’Oréal Singapore

HER efforts in education and research in nanomaterial science and engineering have won her recognition. Associate Professor Ho Ghim Wei, Engineering Science Programme and Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, was awarded fellowships from L’Oréal Singapore in Physical & Engineering Science field. read more

Three-dimensional plasmonic stereoscopic prints in full colour

ECE FYP student Zheng Yihan, supervised by Dr. Qiu Cheng-Wei, published one paper entitled “Three-dimensional plasmonic stereoscopic prints in full colour” in the Nature Communications as a co-author in collaboration with Joel Yang’s group in SUTD and A*STAR. In this work, a full-colour stereoscopic image display was successfully demonstrated by using nano-patterned plasmonic structure. read more

NUS don elected as International Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering

PROFESSOR Low Teck Seng, former NUS Dean of Engineering (1998 to 2001), has been elected as an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK. He is the 4th Singaporean to be elected to the Royal Academy. read more

NUS hosts Singapore’s first space symposium

The Inaugural Singapore Space Symposium kicked off on 24 September at NUS University Town, attracting some 270 researchers, industry players and government representatives. Organised by the NUS Faculty of Engineering and Singapore’s Economic Development Board, the one-day event featured presentations by local and international experts in the field. Topics covered included applications of different types of satellites, data processing and analytics from space, and advances in local space research, such as the two satellites being built by NUS. read more

ECE UAV team tops at International Micro Air Vehicle Challenge 2014

The ECE Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) team clinched the top spot at the International Micro Air Vehicle Competition, which was held in The Netherlands earlier this month. Team AeroLion, a first-time participant at this competition, bested 12 other teams from France, Germany, Iran, Poland, Russia and the UK that were selected from a first round of submissions. read more

Novel home-based rehab system with remote supervision for stroke patients

NUS Engineering team led by Assistant Professor Yen Shih Cheng and Associate Professor Arthur Tay (both with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering) have developed a novel tele-rehabilitation system that consists of live video conferencing, customised applications on tablets for both patients and therapists. The system is equipped with sensors to measure patients’ movements. The system is now being tested by a group of researchers led by Associate Professor Gerald Koh, NUS Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health. They have started clinical trials to test the effectiveness of a tele-rehabilitation system. read more

NUS team scores a first with effective camouflage and invisibility device

Engineers and scientists have been trying to discover the ultimate “cloaking” device—not just to make things disappear magically—but for its applications in defence technology. Presently, a team from the NUS Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, led by Assistant Professor Qiu Chengwei, has successfully created a thermal illusion device to control thermal camouflage and invisibility using thermotic materials. Thermotics is a branch of science dealing with heat and thermodynamics.  read more

NUS ECE ranked 6th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2014 for
Engineering - Electrical & Electronic

NUS has been ranked among the world’s 10 best universities for key subject areas in engineering and technology, arts and humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences and management, according to the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject published today. The University is placed top 10 for a total of 11 subject areas, and is Asia’s best across 18 subjects.  read more

New innovation enables bigger and longer lasting memory in electronic systems

TEAM led by Dr Yang Hyunsoo, has developed a new Magnetoresistive Random Access Memory (MRAM) technology that will boost information storage in electronic systems. The innovative technology will drastically increase storage space and enhance memory.  read more

Provost's Chair Professor - Dr Venky Venkatesan

Engineering Educator Award - Dr Aaron Danner

Young Faculty Research Award - Dr Qiu Chengwei

This 'swan' is no bird brain

NUS team fits plastic decoy with robotics equipment to perform tests in water bodies.  read more

No sky's too high for NUS Unmanned System Research Group

Joining hands with Nanjing University of Science and Technology, the Group returned triumphant from the Beijing International UAV Innovation Grand Prix .  read more

Dr Qiu Cheng Wei, Singapore National Academy of Science Young Scientist Award (SNAS YSA [Physical, Information & Engineering Sciences Category]) 2013, 25 Sep 2013, Singapore.

Dr Qiu is honored for his groundbreaking research on complex light-matter interaction and optical micromanipulation.

The prize comprises a trophy, a certificate and S$10,000.  read more

Team comprising Prof Chen Zhining & Dr Qing Xianming (I2R) - ASEAN Outstanding Engineering Achievement Award / Institute of Engineers Singapore (IES) Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards, 13 Sep 2013, Singapore.

The winning entry is entitled "Metamaterial Zero-Phase-Shift Line Antennas".

Their smart watch is tops in Biotechnology at GlobalTC 2013

THE Design-Centric Programme (DCP) team (with a member from NUS BIZ) did not rest on their laurels. Recently a finalist of the Startup@Singapore, they made sure they win big this time round at the international entrepreneurship competition, GLOBAL TiC held in Taiwan (19-23 August).  read more

ECE team's "moon miner" wins Singapore Space Challenge 2013 top prize

SEEING their 42-page design proposal materializing into the top prize (Autonomous Systems) at the Singapore Space Challenge 2013, was a dream come true for Aion, a team comprising five Year-3 Electrical & Computer Engineering students.  read more

Dr Akshay Kumar Rathore is the recipient of the 2013 IEEE Industry Applications Society (IAS) Andrew W. Smith Outstanding Young Member Award.

The award recognize outstanding achievement and contributions to the profession by an IAS member less than 35 years of age. The prize contains USD $1,000, plaque and travel expenses to attend the IAS Annual Meeting cum award ceremony, to be held in 6-11 Oct, Orlando, Florida, USA.

3-D Robot Carp makes waves in Singapore

A robotic fish that swims on its own and mimics the motion of the real animal may soon be making waves in the waters off Singapore. Created by a group of engineers from NUS’ Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the Robot Carp is the first of its kind in Asia with autonomous 3-D motion. read more

SIMTech and NUS Engineering launch research labs to boost productivity through robotics

PRODUCTIVITY will get a strong leg-up from robotics, thanks to two new research labs launched by A*STAR’s Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and the Faculty of Engineering at NUS on 23 July. read more

+ NUS Newshub

Double Degree Programme student is valedictorian for both Electrical & Computer Engineering and Biz Ad

HE is graduating twice this year - and a valedictorian twice over. Double Degree Programme (DDP) graduand Mr Han Yi Chou will be the valedictorian at the Commencement ceremonies for Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) graduands as well as for Business Administration. read more

NUS research team creates first robotic fish in Asia that can function on its own

A team of National University of Singapore researchers, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has created the Robot Carp - the first robotic fish in Asia that can dive, float, and use its fins like a real fish. It can also be programmed to perform specific functions on its own.

+ Danish Broadcasting Corporation, 1 July 2013

+ Kurzweil News, 28 June 2013

+, 26 June 2013

+ The Engineer UK, 26 June 2013

+ EDN Asia, 26 June 2013

+ The Straits Times, Wednesday 26 June 2013

Winner for Product Showcase at the Singapore Start-up competition 2013

Chua Yao Wei, Alfred (EE4 student supervised by A/P Tan KK and Dr Andi Sudjana Putra) - won the top place for the category for product showcase in the Singapore Start-up competition on 25th May 2013. The winning entry is entitled QIKRehab - A portable and user-friendly upper limb rehabilitation device that helps stroke patients to regain the ability to perform daily tasks through interactive task-based training. The prize entitlement is cash prize S$15,000 and a certificate.

+ NUS Faculty of Engineering - News Highlights

+ Start-up Singapore

1st and 3rd Prize at the iNEMO® Design Contest 2013

Pong Xiang Ming Benjamin and Ye Zhu’En Joel (EE4 students supervised by A/P Vivian Ng and Dr K Mouthaan) – 1st Prize, in in iNEMO Design Challenge, 16th August 2012 to 17th May 2013. Their winning entry is entitled “Integrated smart sensor based application for lifestyle enhancement”. The prize comprises of S$10,000 cash.

Pushpaleela Prabakar and Nallasamy Suriya (EE4 students supervised by Dr Akash Kumar and A/Prof Tham CK) – 3rd Prize, in iNEMO Design Challenge, 16th August 2012 to 17th May 2013. Their winning entry is entitled “Cyclometer”. The prize comprises of S$3000 cash.

The event is organized by ST Microelectronics, with the objective to encourage students to use the iNEMO solution to develop new application ideas in the areas of health, entertainment, or lifestyle enhancement.

+ NUS Newshub

+ STMicroelectronics - Press Release

Top in Asia according to latest QS World University Rankings by Subject

NUS ECE ranked 10th in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2013 for Engineering - Electrical & Electronic. We are the only non US/UK school in the Top 10. A remarkable achievement for the department. Offering students an understanding of the best disciplines across the world, the QS World University Rankings by Subject is based on criteria including academic reputation, employer reputation and research citations. To view the full results, click here.

+ NUS Faculty of Engineering - News Highlights

Prof T. H. Lee is the recipient of the 2013 ACA Wook Hyun Kwon Education Prize

This award is to honour outstanding contributions to the education in control theory and applications in the Asia-Oceania region made by a single individual, or group. These contributions can be expressed in terms of the impact in the society at large, the engineering profession, control industry, and/or in the university arena. This is the highest recognition for Educational contribution in Asian Control Association.  read more

Prof Adekunle Olusola Adeyeye receives NUS ATEA

Prof Adekunle Olusola Adeyeye was conferred the Annual Teaching Excellence Award at the Annual Teaching Excellence Award Ceremony (ATEA) on 30 April 2013.

Dr Soh Wee Seng receives NUS ATEA

Dr Soh Wee Seng was conferred the Annual Teaching Excellence Award at the Annual Teaching Excellence Award Ceremony (ATEA) on 30 April 2013.

Dr Aaron Danner receives NUS ATEA

Dr Aaron Danner was conferred the Annual Teaching Excellence Award at the Annual Teaching Excellence Award Ceremony (ATEA) on 30 April 2013.

FYP Poster Presentation 2013

The ECE Department of NUS organized our 1st final year project (FYP) poster presentation of selected projects nominated by their Supervisors. We invited our valued industry partners for this event to showcase some of our best graduating students, presenting their most important piece of work which they have worked so hard over the last 9 months.  read more

NUS Engineering teams sweep gold awards at Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition

TWO NUS Electrical & Computer Engineering teams (with one Engineering Science student in their midst) won top prizes at the Singapore Amazing Flying Machine Competition 2013.  read more

DCP teams garner top prizes at National Climate Change Competition

TWO Design-Centric Programme (DCP) teams garnered top prize at the National Climate Change Competition (NCCC) Technology Project Challenge 2012, themed "Singapore: A Climate Change Resilient City". Team Greenerds comprising Set Zhi Wei (4th year Electrical Engineering) and Tay Xyian Xiet (4th year Mechanical Engineering) took home the first prize in the tertiary category with their entry, “Energy Efficient Humidity- Controlled Cooling System”.  read more

'Magic closet' helps you dress well and appropriately

WHO wants to struggle into different clothes in a tiny changing room – when you can have a magic closet? Anyone who wants to see how they look in different clothes with just a wave of the hand can head towards the “magic closet” at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.  read more

ST Electronics collaborates with NUS ECE to develop plans for satellite business

THE NUS Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with ST Electronics to research and develop a low cost hyper-spectra payload for earth observation.  read more

Engineering a 'ghost'... Breakthrough in scattering illusion

A TEAM at the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering led by Dr Qiu Cheng- Wei has come out with an optical device to "engineer" ghosts. When someone claims he has seen a ghost, the phenomenon may be caused by an optical illusion happening through a wild stroke of nature. But the actual engineering of such a phenomenon is the holy grail of researchers in the field of optical illusions, electromagnetic, and radar detection -- not only because of the thrill and excitement of being able to create a “ghost” but because of the implications it will have in science and applications. read more

Robotics Challenge 2013

The Robotics Challenge 2013 is jointly organized by IEEE NUS Student Branch and NUS ECE club, with partnership with NUS Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Singapore Section and NTU EEE Club. challenge here

Seizing the day at NUS Engineering

ENGINEERING student, Mr Joanes Tjoa is an all-rounder with a passion and zest for experiencing all aspects of campus life. He believes that NUS Engineering goes beyond the academics and one should make full use of the opportunities offered. read more

Hey presto! It's Jonathan, Engineering student and magician

THERE'S something about Engineering that’s magic - according to Mr Jonathan Low, 4th-year Electrical & Computer Engineering student who is also the Faculty’s David Copperfield. Graduating this year and soon to join a start-up related to recruitment, Jonathan says engineering and magic is intertwined. read more

NUS ECE establishes new IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu chapter

THE NUS Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE) Department has established a new chapter of the IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu. The chapter, called Lambda Omega, is the 3rd honour society for Electrical and Computer Engineering and IEEE-designated fields of interest in Asia Pacific. read more

Growing "green" electronics

The search for cleaner energy is seeing rising interest in "transparent" conductors (TCs), a key component of solar cells and displays for mobile devices. A breakthrough fabrication approach by a group of engineers at NUS, a first for TCs used in solar cells, could pave the way towards achieving cheaper and more energy-efficient electronics. Led by Dr Ho Ghim Wei from the NUS Engineering Science Programme and NUS Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the team managed to overcome the problem of growing conductors on glass to produce their own compound - comprising zinc oxide (ZnO) and a small amount of gallium - to make a new kind of TCs. read more

Giving ‘touch’ back to those who lost it

A TEAM at the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department has made headway in the next wave of innovative robotics focusing on the needs of amputees in a social context.
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Elderly health monitoring system to expand reach

Associate Professor Tan Kok Kiong from the NUS Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dr Yuan Jian from the Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering, and Ms Er Poi Voon from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering jointly built a prototype of e-Guardian that is low-cost, energy efficient and simple to use. The unit was made possible by an earlier MSIWF grant in 2010. read more

+ The Straits Times, 22 January 2013, p B6

Wireless monitoring to ease patients' pains

Patients in Singapore can look forward to greater independence and comfort with a technology-driven plan that allows wireless monitoring of their vital signs. NUS, Fujitsu Asia Pte Ltd and Fujitsu Laboratories of Europe Ltd have set up a new research programme called Body Sensor Network for Disease Management and Prevention-Oriented Healthcare to achieve this goal.  

+ Newshub - NUS' News Portal

+ NUS Faculty of Engineering - News Highlights

OBITUARY : Professor Jacob Phang

Staff of the ECE Dept, NUS are saddened by the passing of our colleague Professor Jacob Phang on Saturday 5 January 2013.   read more

Engineering dons recognised for their contributions to education and research

THE Faculty of Engineering paid tributes to 14 faculty members who have excelled in teaching and research at an award ceremony (30 Nov) held at the NUS Engineering Auditorium.   read more

Congratulations to:
Prof Nitish V Thakor, appointed Provost’s Chair.
Prof Lee Tong Heng, conferred Engineering Educator Honour Roll AY2010/2011.
Assoc Prof Dipti Srinivasan, conferred Engineering Educator Award AY2010/2011.
Assoc Prof Mehul Motani, conferred Innovative Teaching Award (Gold) AY2010/2011.
Prof Lian Yong, conferred the Faculty Research Award 2012.
Dr Yeo Yee Chia, conferred the Faculty Research Award 2012.

Dr John-John Cabibihan speaks on human and robotic handshakes

Dr John-John Cabibihan speaks on the mechanism of the human handshake and his research on robots that mimic the human handshake on BBC's The Why Factor programme on the topic The Handshake, which aired on 2 November 2012. The BBC's The Why Factor programme reaches a global audience of 45 million people.   listen here

Ex-astronaut Prof James Newman shares the joys of space travel with students

As part of the launch activities of the new Aerospace Systems Initiative at the Faculty of Engineering, NUS, Professor James Newman, who is an ex-NASA astronaut and Professor of Space Systems at the Naval Postgraduate School, USA, delivered a talk on “Reflections on Human Space Flight” to undergraduate, junior college and secondary students. Professor Newman is a veteran of four space flights and has clocked over 1,000 hours in space, including six space walks totalling 43 hours.   read more

Faculty of Engineering at NUS launches new Aerospace Systems Initiative

The National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Engineering launched a new Aerospace Systems Initiative on 29 October 2012 which will prepare engineering students for the growing aerospace industry. The Initiative is launched within the Design-Centric Programme (DCP) of the Faculty.   read more

+ Newshub - NUS' News Portal

+ The Straits Times, Friday 2 November 2012

+ Channel NewsAsia Online (29 Oct 2012)

+ NUS Faculty of Engineering - News Highlights

Novel 'transparent conductors' discovered for cheaper, more efficient and greener electronics

NUS research team led by Dr Ho Ghim Wei, Engineering Science Programme and Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, has come out with a novel method of fabricating “transparent conductors”, paving the way for much cheaper and energy efficient electronics.   read more

+ TODAY, 28 September 2012, p28

Award-winning technology paves the way for cheaper high performance electronics

NUS Engineering PhD student, Mr Gong Xiao and his supervisor, Dr Yeo Yee Chia, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, have found a novel way to passivate (treat) the surface of semiconductors -- more specifically, GeSn and InGaAs – paving the way for future high performance and low power electronic applications.   read more

Unmanned autonomous vehicle for indoor 3-D mapping

When disaster strikes, the first order of business is to do an area scan. Instead of risking more lives to scour the area, unmanned vehicles are used for such missions. A team of PhD students from ECE are currently developing such vehicles.   read more

NUS Engineering carries out hearing loss screening for the elderly

NUS Electrical & Computer Engineering students led by Associate Professor Tan Kok Kiong have been doing their bit to help the elderly enjoy a better quality of life. read more

New robotics -- serving humanity without boundaries

ROBOTICS is in our midst -- but probably not in a form which may remind you of R2D2 and CP30 of Star Wars fame. Today, "new robotics" revolves around the integration of robotics (actuation) and smart devices (sensing, computing and communication) to enable human-centred robotics which service humanity in many or all aspects of our lives.  
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EE team wins first prize at Intel Cup Embedded System Design Contest

THEIR indoor navigation system won first prize at the Intel Cup Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest -- Embedded System Design Invitational Contest held at Shanghai Jiaotong University (19-25 July). read more

NUS Engineering and TTAP launch study on micro electric vehicles using NUS campus as living lab

FACULTY of Engineering and Toyota Tsusho Asia Pacific Ltd (TTAP) officially launched the study on micro electric vehicles on 19 July. Using the NUS Kent Ridge campus and the NUS University Town as test bed, the study involves a fleet of 10 Toyota Auto Body COMS.  
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Winning the LKY Gold Medal brings an extra smile to this valedictorian’s parents

AN aspiring entrepreneur knows no bounds. Mr Samuel Li Minghui (Engineering Class of 2012) has received job offers but he has decided not to go for the interviews because he wants to be an entrepreneur. read more

Dr Aaron Danner receives NUS ATEA

Dr Aaron Danner was conferred the Annual Teaching Excellence Award at the Annual Teaching Excellence Award Ceremony (ATEA) on 9 May 2012.

Dr Heng Chun Huat receives NUS ATEA

Dr Heng Chun Huat was conferred the Annual Teaching Excellence Award at the Annual Teaching Excellence Award Ceremony (ATEA) on 9 May 2012.

Dr Yan Shuicheng receives NUS Young Researcher Award

For his outstanding contributions in multimedia, computer vision, and machine learning, Dr Yan Shuicheng, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, was conferred the NUS Young Researcher Award at the University Awards Ceremony on 4 May 2012.

Wearable sensors research gets major NRF funding

NUS RESEARCH team led by Professor Lian Yong, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering has received the National Research Foundation (NRF) grant to carry out high impact research (8th Competitive Research Programme grant call). Working with researchers from NUS’ medical school, public health school and Fujitsu Laboratories, Professor Lian targets to design and develop tiny wearable sensors that can transmit patients’ vital data to doctors automatically. read more


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