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Research Focus


The School focuses on four areas of research which are of emerging relevance and importance to Singapore and beyond. It is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, advanced computing facilities and an intellectually stimulating environment - the key ingredients of a world-class research institution.


Chemical Engineering
Researchers in this area focus on the catalysis and reaction engineering, colloids and interface sciences, energy technologies, and process systems engineering to solve fundamental chemical engineering problems arising in chemical and pharmaceutical industries. 

Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology
Researchers in this area focus on bioprocess, biocatalysis, bacteriology, protein engineering and systems biology for the production of chemicals, pharmaceutical and biologics.

Translational Healthcare and Biomedical Technology
Researchers in this area focus on integrating expertise and techniques using innovative biomaterials, biomedical device, bioimaging, monitoring technologies, diagnostic, therapeutic, and prosthetic devices or tools to promote enhancements in prevention, diagnosis, and therapies in order to improve the global healthcare system significantly. 

Food Science & Technology
Researchers in this area focus on diverse aspects relating to sustainable food production, processing technology and reduction of food wastage through better processing technologies, food safety, to nutrition and functional food.