2308, 2022

International Conference on Additive Manufacturing for a Better World | Designing for healthcare innovation and sustainability

Additive Manufacturing for a Better World is the first international conference aimed to highlight the advancements in additive manufacturing (AM) research that contributes to addressing global challenges. Organised by the Singapore University of Technology and Design, this conference is chaired by Professor Chee Kai CHUA, Head of Pillar for Engineering Product Development and leading expert in the area of 3D printing and […]
909, 2021

Invited Panel for Innovation For a Sustainable Future

Innovation For a Sustainable Future As governments and nations reset, re-evaluate and reposition themselves for a future post-COVID, innovation has become more the technologies to survive through times of crisis. This year’s Festival of Innovation will focus on the applications governments are implementing now to build a resilient and sustainable future past the pandemic. Please joined us at https://www.festival-of-innovation.com Day 4 | 17 Sep @ 11:00 Panel: Spotlight […]
2807, 2021

WED Seminar Series: Sustainability and Circular Economy

From 2 June to 28 July, every Wednesday, you are cordially invited to 2021 June & July Wednesday Seminar Series on Sustainability and Circular Economy! A Better World by Design is our motto in Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) that is reflected in our teaching and research. A Better World in the 21st century must include sustainable development and human activities. Sustainability is a complex […]
2807, 2021

2021 Jul Wed Seminar: Design Optimization for Circularity

Title| Design Optimization for Circularity  Speaker| Peter Ortner, Assistant Professor, Architecture and Sustainable Design,  Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). ABSTRACT This lecture asks how designers can reduce the waste produced by their buildings and products by implementing computational optimization within a design for circularity framework. Circular Economy is an idea that proposes moving from a ‘take-make-use-dispose’ linear economy toward a zero-waste future, where waste outputs […]
2107, 2021

2021 Jul Wed Seminar: Water Circularity Assessment and Policy Implications for Singapore

Title| Water Circularity Assessment and Policy Implications for Singapore Speaker| Mohit Arora, Postdoc Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. ABSTRACT With significant efforts made to consider water reuse in cities including Singapore, a robust and replicable framework is needed to quantify the degree of urban water circularity and its impacts from a systems perspective. A quantitative urban water circularity framework can benchmark the progress […]
1407, 2021

2021 Jul Wed Seminar: The Role of Design in Circular Economy

Title| The Role of Design in Circular Economy Speaker| Ana Espada, Research Fellow, UTOP Driving Circularity, Portugal and Belgium. ABSTRACT An overall perspective of today’s reality: unprecedented challenges and the call for urgent action. The European Green Deal a paradigm-shifting in politics on the EU level and the brief link to UN Sustainable Development Goals. Discussion on the role of design in this shift from […]
707, 2021

2021 Jul Wed Seminar: Green Composites for Automotive Sustainability

Title| Green Composites for Automotive Sustainability Speaker| Georgios Koronis, Research Fellow, Engineering Product Development, SUTD. ABSTRACT The use of natural fibers in applications where synthetic fibers are the norm has been growing steadily in recent years. Comparing the structural performance and environmental impact of parts made of natural and synthetic fibers becomes increasingly important for both industry and education. However, it is not always clear the advantages […]
3006, 2021

2021 Jun Wed Seminar: Living Forms: Cultivating Building Materials For Sustainable Urban Development

Title | Living Forms: Cultivating Building Materials For Sustainable Urban Development Speaker | Christine Yogiaman, Assistant Professor, Architecture and Sustainable Design, SUTD. ABSTRACT Mycelium composites are being named a promising bio-fabricated material that is in line with a Cradle-to-Cradle approach and present environmental and sustainable possibilities that are in stark contrast to the exhaustive chain of extraction, processing, and subtractive shaping characteristic of current […]
2306, 2021

2021 Jun Wed Seminar: The Metabolism of the Economies: From National to Urban Systems

Title| The Metabolism of the Economies: From National to Urban Systems Speaker| Paulo Ferrao, Professor, Instituto Superior Tecnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal. ABSTRACT Socio-economic metabolism dynamics are relevant to identify (un)sustainable development pathways in different economies, by quantifying changes in added value and material flow requirements of critical economic sectors, or the impact of different policy actions in resource consumption. Two models are provided to […]
1606, 2021

2021 Jun Wed Seminar: Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: Design-based and Data-driven Approaches

Title| Embodied Carbon in the Built Environment: Design-based and Data-driven Approaches Speaker| Michael Budig, Assistant Professor, Architecture and Sustainable Design,  Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). ABSTRACT Decarbonisation is one of the pressing challenges in the built environment as the unprecedented growth of cities, particularly in Asia will continue to have a massive environmental impact. Planners, construction industries, governmental agencies and stakeholders will require new […]