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Selected research projects from 2015 - 2018 (external)

Project Title Funding Agency Principal Investigator
Hollow micro/nanostructured semiconductor materials for CO2 photoreduction AcRF Tier 2 Prof Lou Xiong Wen
Functional 0D Graphene Nanosheets as Highly Efficient and Recycable Catalysts AcRF Tier 2 Prof Chen Peng
Cellulose Microcapsules as injectable Scaffold Towards 3D-Printed Wound Dressing IAF-PP (HBMS Domain) Assoc Prof Lim Sierin
Decellularized fish skin as wound dressing to stimulate wound healing IAF-PP (HBMS Domain) Prof Teoh Swee Hin
Synthetic collagen peptide biomaterials for drug/gene delivery in nerve repair MERLION Assoc Prof Chew Sing Yian
Investigating the critical role of RNA editing during Xenopus development NRF-Israel Science Foundation Asst Prof Tan Meng How
Depth profiling of Raman fingerprints to determine the state of wound healing IAF-PP (HBMS Domain) Assoc Prof Liu Quan
Microneedle-based skin patch for Pathological Scars IAF-PP (HBMS Domain) Asst Prof Xu Chenjie
Antibacterial and Biofunctional Wound Dressing IAF-PP (HBMS Domain) Prof Chan Bee Eng, Mary
Paper-based electrochemical sensor for quantitative detection of cytokines in serum samples for biomarkers validation and clinical research AcRF Tier 1 Dr Pui Tze Sian
Coating of autologous cell membrane onto allo- / xenogeneic living hyaline cartilage graft (LhCG) for non-immunogenic osteochondral engraftment and regeneration AcRF Tier 1 Assoc Prof Wang Dongan
Spent Grain Materials Asia Pacific Breweries Prof Chen Wei Ning, William
Functional food based gut microbiome engineering: an aproach towards healthy lifespan extension ARISE Inaugural Grant Prof Joergen Schlundt
Controlled Delivery of Antibiotics by Metal-Organic Frameworks for Synergistic Antimicrobial Activities AcRF Tier 1 Assoc Prof Duan Hongwei
3D freeform printing of slow curing acrylic for customized permanent cranial implants NRF-ICP Asst Prof Song Juha
High throughput label-free flow cytometry based on multiplex Raman spectroscopy AcRF Tier 2 Assoc Prof Liu Quan
A Preliminary Study of An Injectable Delivery System for Targeted and Trackable Collagen Crosslinker Delivery in Myopic Guinea Pigs SERI-NTU Joint R&D Assoc Prof Tan Thatt Yang Timothy
Designing a vascularized macrodevice for encapsulation of cellular therapeutics in diabetes treatment AcRF Tier 1 Asst Prof Dang Thuy Tram
Exploring new visible-light organic photocatalysts towards sequence-controllable multiblock copolymers AcRF Tier 1 Asst Prof Wang Mingfeng
Development and optimization of a synthetic route for phenylpropanoid glycoside acteoside: An active ingredient to be used in Singapore's Hysses cosmetic line AcRF Tier 1 Assoc Prof Zaher Judeh
Scaling up the production of Pickering emulsion-based co-delivery for active ingredients NTUitive Gap Fund Assoc Prof Lim Sierin


2017
Understanding and enhancing the integrated gasification-chemical looping combustion process for treating biowaste and mitigating carbon emissions NRF CREATE Assoc Prof Chew Jia Wei
Dynamic Magnetic Nanomixers for Improved Microarray Assays by Eliminating Diffusion Limitation SMART Innovation Grant Assoc Prof Duan Hongwei
Treating Atherosclerosis with Remote Implantation of Bioresorbable Drug Eluting Particles NMRC Asst Prof James Jing Kwan
Hierarchical assembly of colloidal super crystals A*STAR AME YIRG Asst Prof Ni Ran
Development of Electrochemical Biosensor Detection Platform for Cancer Biomarkers based on Graphene Composite Materials Arkray Inc Assoc Prof Duan Hongwei
Safety assessment of Protein nanocages for cosmetic formulation SMART Innovation Grant Assoc Prof Lim Sierin
Engineering bone grafts in a novel dynamic electromagnetic bioreactor AcRF Tier 2 Prof Teoh Swee Hin
P2biotics for Healthy Living Zhong Feng International Development Prof Chen Wei Ning, William
Development of Versatile, Optimized Membrane Cascades for the Continuous Purification of Nanoparticulate Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (NP-API) GSK - EDB Trust Fund Assoc Prof Chew Jia Wei
Cradle-to-Gate Life Cycle Assessments of API Solid Dosage Form Manufacturing Aimed towards the Development of Green Pharmaceutical Excipient Selection Guide GSK - EDB Trust Fund Assoc Prof Kunn Hadinoto Ong
Atomic Layer Deposition: Synthesis and Stabilization of Supported Catalysts AcRF Tier 2 Assoc Prof Liu Bin
Carbon-based molecular sieving membranes for sustainable manufacturing in pharmaceutical industries GSK - EDB Trust Fund Asst Prof Bae Tae-Hyun
Biomolecular Electronics Based on Ferritin AcRF Tier 2 Assoc Prof Lim Sierin
Sustainable Antimicrobial Polymer Technology for Application in Consumer Products A*STAR P&G Prof Chan Bee Eng, Mary
Self-Assembled One-Dimensional Organic Nanofibers for Photovoltaic and Photoelectrochemical Application AcRF Tier 1 Assoc Prof Liu Bin
Penetration study of cosmetic formulation in pig/human skin model Esthetic Associates Pte Ltd Asst Prof Xu Chenjie
Development of Biothiol-responsive Optical Nanoprobes for In Vivo Evaluation of Drug Toxicity AcRF Tier 1 Assoc Prof Pu Kanyi
Development of New Additive Manufacturing Platform for Direct Fabrication of Intrinsically Curved Membranes NRF-ICP Asst Prof Song Juha
Cationic Polymer Design that Delivers Antimicrobial Efficacy in Anionic-Surfactant Formulations A*STAR P&G Prof Chan Bee Eng, Mary
Biodegradeable and Responsive Systems by Free Radical Polymerization and Encapsulation for Care Chemical Applications IAF-PP (AME Domain) Asst Prof Dang Thuy Tram
Intravenous Infusion for Blocking Heroin or Morphine Addiction for Patients Peng Da International Pte Ltd Prof Chen Wei Ning, William
Development of Vaccine-Containing Thermostable Nanocapsules Aimed at Reducing the Cold-Chain Dependence of Vaccine's Storage and Transportation AcRF Tier 1 Assoc Prof Kunn Hadinoto Ong
Advanced gas separation membranes with 3D graphene-based nanoarchitecture for clean energy production AcRF Tier 1 Asst Prof Bae Tae-Hyun
Improving the efficiency of CRISPR-Cas technologies for therapeutic applications AcRF Tier 1 Asst Prof Tan Meng How
Novel Dual Responsive Molecular Switch-based Bio-derived and Biodegradable Polymers Forming Gels or Networks for Personal Care Applications IAF-PP (AME Domain) Asst Prof James Jing Kwan
Development of bioprinting techniques with modularized cell-laden microparticles inspired by plant seed systems KITECH Asst Prof Song Juha
Antimicrobial polymeric nanoparticles with good efficacy in a complex environment IAF-PP (AME Domain) Prof Chan Bee Eng, Mary
NICOP - Development of Hollow Nanomaterials as Highly Efficient Polysulfides Hosts for Advanced Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Office of Naval Research Global, USA Prof Lou Xiong Wen
Advanced electrode materials derived from metal-organic frameworks for high-performance sodium-ion batteries AcRF Tier 1 Prof Lou Xiong Wen
Advanced Nanomaterials by Electrospinning for Efficient Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion AcRF Tier 1 Prof Lou Xiong Wen
Designing flexible colloidal clusters by using DNA coated particles AcRF Tier 1 Asst Prof Ni Ran
Acne and Sebaceous Gland Program in SRIS@Novena IAF-PP (HBMS Domain) Assoc Prof Liu Quan
Microneedle-patch assisted intradermal delivery of therapeutic agents for diabetic wound healing AcRF Tier 1 Prof Chen Peng
Z-scheme Artificial Photosynthesis for the Generation of Renewable Fuel AcRF Tier 1 Assoc Prof Liu Bin
CO2-switchable "Smart" Nanocatalysts for Recyclable Catalysis via Phase Transfer AcRF Tier 1 Prof Wang Xin
Contact stability mechanisms of intrinsically curved flexible membranes formed over 3D printed templates for wearable medical device applications AcRF Tier 1 Asst Prof Song Juha


2016
Evaluation of the Osteogenic Potential of Human and Ovine MSCs from Different Niches Using Osteogenic Differentiation Nanoparticle-based Sensors: Mesenchymal Stem Cells-derived Organoids as a Model for Tissue Engineering and Bone Disease 1°N Programme Asst Prof Xu Chenjie
Optimizing the energy-efficiency of membrane-fouling mitigation via liquid-solid fluidization 1°N Programme Asst Prof Chew Jia Wei
Establishing a scaffold-mediated approach for non-viral genome editing for regenerative medicine A*STAR BMRC Singapore-China JRP Assoc Prof Chew Sing Yian
Covalently bound polymer-dye composites and sensing devices for reliable detection of food spoilage AcRF Tier 1 Asst Prof Wang Mingfeng
Unique ionic liquids via reversible click reaction AcRF Tier 1 Assoc Prof Lee Jong-Min
Activity refinements of tetra-feruloyl sucrose esters for development of potent, selective and non-systemic antidiabetic Alpha-Glycosidase Inhibitors having minimum side-effects AcRF Tier 1 Assoc Prof Zaher Judeh
A Novel Mechano-biosensor for Probing Collective Cell Traction Force during Tissue Regenerations AcRF Tier 1 Assoc Prof Chan Chi Chiu
Understanding the role of locally favoured structures in the hierarchical crystallization and glass transition of anisotropic colloids AcRF Tier 1 Asst Prof Ni Ran
Super resolution photoacoustic microscopy using photonic nanojet for biological imaging AcRF Tier 1 Asst Prof Manojit Pramanik
Core-Shell Nanowires for High-Performance Lithium Ion Battery Cathodes AcRF Tier 1 Assoc Prof Liu Bin
Bi-functional Adsorbent and Catalyst Materials for Treatment of Persistent Micropollutants in Water AcRF Tier 1 Assoc Professor Xu Rong
Caged Magnetoplasmonic Nanocrystals with Multi-Modality Antimicrobial Activities AcRF Tier 1 Assoc Prof Duan Hongwei
High-performance gas separation membranes based on nanosheets of organic porous materials AcRF Tier 1 Asst Prof Bae Tae-Hyun
Evaluating the predictive role of early inflammatory biomarkers in the host response to implanted biomaterials AcRF Tier 1 Asst Prof Dang Thuy Tram
Co-cultivation of microalgae species using natural antimicrobial plants for protein production AcRF Tier 1 Assoc Prof Lau Wai Man
Efficient production of stable anthocyanins in engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae for food colorants application AcRF Tier 1 Prof Chen Wei Ning, William
A novel biomimetic model for endochondral ossification: from in-vitro to in-vivo AcRF Tier 2 Assoc Prof Wang Dongan
Organic photonic nanoprobes for in vivo imaging of neurodegenerative diseases AcRF Tier 2 Assoc Prof Pu Kanyi
Parallel optical sectioning microscopy for 3D spectroscopic imaging AcRF Tier 2 Asst Prof Liu Quan
A technique for focusing laser light though fog based on optical cavity MINDEF-NTU Asst Prof Liu Quan
Low-cost, portable, real-time pulsed laser diode photoacoustic tomography (PLD-PAT) system for brain tumor imaging, and monitoring of photothermal therapy in small animal model NMRC Asst Prof Manojit Pramanik
MiMIC (Migration and Metastasis In a Chip): A microfluidic platform for the biological capture of functionally metastatic tumour cells NMRC Dr Chong Seow Khoon, Mark
Enhancing axon regeneration by nanofiber-medaited microRNA delivery for spinal cord injury treatment NMRC Assoc Prof Chew Sing Yian
Novel aldehyde-free double crosslinked tissue adhesives for seroma prevention and other in vivo applications SMART Innovation Grant Assoc Prof Wang Dongan
AutoSENS: Development of a rapid, ultra-sensitive, cost-effective biosensor for autonomous monitoring of Listeria monocytogenes in food industries SMF Prof Jorgen Schlundt
A Novel Approach of NOx Removal from Ship Exhaust Gas for Offshore Support Vessels to Meet IMO Tier III Standard SMI Assoc Prof Lee Jong-Min


2015
Thermal and Electrical Transport in nanostructured TiO2 A*STAR SERC_PSF Assoc Prof Liu Bin
A Temperature-responsive and Surface-porous Microneedle Patch for Non-cultured Melanocyte Transplantation in Patients with Vitiligo AcRF Tier 1 Asst Prof Xu Chenjie
Local delivery of therapeutic molecules to adipose tissue using flexible microneedle patches: a new route to combat obesity and other metabolic diseases AcRF Tier 1 Prof Chen Peng
Development of a rapid, ultra-sensitive, cost-effective biosensor for Listeria monocytogenes applicable to autonomous monitoring in food industries AcRF Tier 1 Assoc Prof Chan Chi Chiu
Development of Smart Photoacoustic Nanoprobes to Image Reactive Oxygen Species in Tumor for In Vivo Drug Screening AcRF Tier 1 Assoc Prof Pu Kanyi
Decellularization of engineered hyaline cartilage graft for articular cartilage repair AcRF Tier 1 Assoc Prof Wang Dongan
Real-time Decoding of Stimulus-evoked Pain Intensity from Spontaneous and Elicited Electroencephalography AcRF Tier 1 Asst Prof Liu Quan
Metal Nanostructures for Photocatalysis and Photovoltaics AcRF Tier 1 Assoc Prof Liu Bin
An Innovative Way of Enhancing Distillate Flux in Membrane Distillation via Amphiphilic Janus Nanoparticles AcRF Tier 1 Asst Prof Chew Jia Wei
Novel non-noble metal electrocatalysts for electrochemical hydrogen production AcRF Tier 2 Prof Wang Xin
Nanogapped Plasmonic Nanostructures: towards Surface Enhanced Optical Properties AcRF Tier 2 Assoc Prof Duan Hongwei
Assessing and Mitigating Membrane Fouling in Membrane-based Oil-water Separation AcRF Tier 2 Asst Prof Chew Jia Wei
Functional photoacoustic microscopy in vascular disease, neoplasia, and ischemia AcRF Tier 2 Asst Prof Manojit Pramanik
A multiscale integrated approach to develop biomass/waste pyrolysis technology AcRF Tier 2 Asst Prof Samir Hemant Mushrif
A thixotropic system for oral delivery of amoxicillin Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - Grand Challenges Explorations Asst Prof Xu Chenjie
Novel antimicrobial hydrogel formulations for biomedical devices NMRC Prof Chan Bee Eng, Mary
Investigating the Autocrine Regulatory Roles of Adipokines on Adipose Tissue Browning and the Implications in Metabolic Diseases NMRC Prof Chen Peng
A Near-infrared and Antibody Mediated Nanodevice for Squamous-Cell Carcinomas Photodynamic Therapy: in vivo efficacy evaluation NRF POC Assoc Prof Tan Thatt Yang Timothy
Metal-Organic Frameworks-Derived Functional Materials for Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion NRF Investigatorship Prof Lou Xiong Wen
Liposome Technology towards the Development of a Cytokine-based Peptide as a Biopharmaceutical Drug Canddiate for Skin and Aging Application Samsung GRO Asst Prof Chan Shuping Juliana Maria
Electrodeposition in an Ionic liquid Singaporean-German Researchers Mobility Scheme Assoc Prof Lee Jong-Min
Selective Synthesis and Enrichment of Single-Chirality Carbon Nanotubes for Device Applications Singaporean-German Researchers Mobility Scheme Assoc Prof Lau Wai Man
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