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

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 […]
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 […]
906, 2021

2021 Jun Wed Seminar: Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Low-Carbon Powertrains for Medium-duty Urban Delivery Trucks: A Singapore Case Study

Title| Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Low-Carbon Powertrains for Medium-duty Urban Delivery Trucks: A Singapore Case Study Speaker| Lih Wei Yeow, Senior Research Engineer, Sustainable Urban Mobility Lab, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). ABSTRACT Carbon-friendly alternatives to conventional diesel medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks offer promising solutions to decarbonizing the challenging road freight sector. However, the life cycle impacts of alternative fuels and powertrains are context-specific […]
806, 2021

PhysicsWorld: Liquid metal antenna matches extreme curvature and deformation of moving organs

PhysicsWorld published an article on a liquid metal antenna that matches extreme curvature and deformation of moving organs. This research was led by Associate Prof Michinao Hashimoto. Original link: https://physicsworld.com/a/liquid-metal-antenna-matches-extreme-curvature-and-deformation-of-moving-organs/ The liquid metal antenna attached to an ex vivo porcine heart. (Courtesy: Adv. Mater. 10.1002/adma.202008062) Biomedical sensors that actively monitor physiological signals from moving organs undergo large and cyclic deformations. To mechanically conform to […]
206, 2021

2021 Jun Wed Seminar: Urban Metabolism in Cities

Title| Urban Metabolism in Cities Speaker| Lynette Cheah, Associate Professor, Engineering Systems and Design, Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). ABSTRACT Urban Metabolism (UM) is fundamentally an accounting framework whose goal is to quantify the inflows, outflows, and accumulation of resources (such as materials and energy) in a city. This seminar offers an introduction to UM, reviewing the development of UM research and practice. […]
2804, 2021

Creativ-Space: Living in a Material World

Creativ-Space magazine did a write-up on new sustainable materials used by furniture designers and featured work done by Assistant Prof Carlos Bañón and the AIRLAB. Original Link: https://creativ-space.com/living-in-a-material-world/ Furniture designers are often inspired by new materials, which enable new possibilities in creating objects. What are the latest developments in the material world, and how are they being harnessed by our local designers? Hint: […]
1304, 2021

Phys.org: Researchers break new ground in 3D printed soft robotics with largest range of polymer hybrids

Phys.org reported on a new research breakthrough in 3D printed soft robotics with the largest range of polymer hybrids. This work was led by Assistant Prof Pablo Valdivia y Alvarado. Original link: https://phys.org/news/2021-04-ground-3d-soft-robotics-largest.html (a) Illustration of the structural design. (b) Direct-ink-writing of the hybrid structure. (c) Cured structure (area of ~90 cm2 per wing, membrane thickness ~0.7 mm, total arm thickness ~3.5 mm). (d) […]
1204, 2021

Small Caps: 3D Metalforge commissions new high performance metal printer

Associate Prof Soh Gim Song and team have been working with 3D MetalForge to co-developed the H-WAAM printer, which can print faster, and larger metal parts. Read the news by Small Caps on this translation at 3D Metalforge commissions new high performance metal printer (smallcaps.com.au) 3D Metalforge has demonstrated its H-WAAM printer is capable of faster, large format and multi-part metal printing.   Newly listed 3D Metalforge […]