CA2DM achieves Occupational Health & Safety KPIs

Centre for Advanced 2D Materials (CA2DM) is delighted to recognise the great achievement in Occupational Health and Safety through KPIs review conducted by NUS senior management on September 2019.

This achievement is a testament to everyone on their continued dedication and commitment to ensure health and safety in all of CA2DM research facilities. Awarded with ‘Commitment Award’, CA2DM established and implemented Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS); as accordance to OHSAS 18001 and Singapore Standard SS 506 in Year 2016.

Professor Antonio Castro Neto, Director of CA2DM, receiving the Commitment Award from Professor Yong Kwet Yew, Senior Vice President of Campus Infrastructure, during the NUS Safety & Health Award 2017 ceremony.
(Photo taken by NUS OSHE)

These achievements represent CA2DM’s beliefs on the use of best practices and reaffirm its commitment on ensuring compliance to regulations and providing a safe environment for staff, students, researchers and collaborators at all times. CA2DM adopts a holistic approach towards Occupational Health and Safety. Continuous support and collaboration efforts between individual and leadership is the key to achieving these excellence.

“CA2DM has come a long way for Health & Safety and we are most glade to achieve a level of recognition from our management. We will continue to strive for higher levels and it will always be a journey for us.”
–  Mr. Ang Han Siong, Senior Associate Director of CA2DM

 “Managing and obtaining an excellent occupational health and safety results in a complex and ever changing environment filled with extraordinary multicultural mix of researchers; this is a milestone of enormous value!”
–  Mr. Liaw Jinle (Zinc), Lead of Occupational Health & Safety at CA2DM

CA2DM’s Daria Andreeva joins NUS Materials Science and Engineering Department as Associate Professor

Daria Andreeva is a physical chemist who now applies her knowledge in the context of development and investigation of dynamic stimuli responsive materials, materials that can change properties on demand.

Daria has authored more than 80 research papers and received various fellowships (e.g. AvH, DAAD, DFG, UNESCO, etc.).

In the past, Daria has studied self-adaptive polymer membranes, dynamic properties of polyelectrolyte multilayers, layer-by-layer assemblies of charged macromolecules, for active corrosion protection. She leaded a physical chemistry group at the University of Bayreuth, Germany in 2009-2016. Having finishing her habilitation, she joined the Centre for Soft and Living Matter, South Korea, in 2016, and the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials, Singapore, in 2017.

Daria currently focuses on the design of 2D membranes with programmable functionalities. She explores electrochemical phenomena in self-assembled polyelectrolytes and 2D materials for smart ionic transport and energy harvesting.

Nobel Laureate Konstantin Novoselov joins CA2DM !

Prof Novoselov has been an international scientific advisor to the NUS Centre for Advanced 2D Materials since 2015. He will be the first Nobel Laureate to join a Singapore university.

The man behind graphene, the revolutionary supermaterial

Prof Novoselov and Professor Sir Andre Geim were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 2010 for their ground-breaking achievements with the two-dimensional material graphene. Then 36, Prof Novoselov was the youngest Nobel Laureate in Physics since 1971 and the youngest overall since 1992. 

The joint discovery of graphene by Prof Novoselov and Prof Geim not only led to the discovery of a new material that is the world’s most conductive, stretchable and strongest, it also opened up an entirely new area of multidisciplinary research

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Visit to National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Bogoliubov Institute of Theoretical Physics

Prof. Castro Neto, director of CA2DM, visited the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and the Bogoliubov Institute of Theoretical Physics, in Kiev, in March 2018, in order to establish scientific collaborations and recruit highly qualified Scientists for NUS. During this visit he met with distinguished Ukrainian Scientists such as Prof. Anton Naumovets, first Vice President of the academy. Continue Reading

Singapore jumped into 3rd place in the 2018 Bloomberg Innovation Index

Singapore, innovation nation.

Singapore raised 3 positions to the third position worldwide in the Bloomberg ranking in innovation thanks to its solid investment in science and technology, research and development. This result clearly shows that the government’s policies to create a truly smart nation is paying off. If this state of affairs is maintained it can lead eventually to a situation when Singapore’s high tech industrial park will drive the economy as a whole and add to Singapore’s traditional strength in commerce and trade, making it less vulnerable to fluctuations in the world economy with the creation of more highly skilled jobs with higher salaries and opportunities for its population.

– Professor Antonio Castro Neto

Read full news here:
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-22/south-korea-tops-global-innovation-ranking-again-as-u-s-falls

Carlsberg’s Sustainability Program

Carlsberg, one the largest brewer companies in the world and famous for a longstanding historical commitment to research and development, is launching an exciting and ambitious program on sustainability. CA2DM is proud to support this program as it reflects CA2DM’s philosophy of developing eco-friendly breakthrough technology with graphene and 2D materials. If you are interested in doing research in this important and exciting area of technology, please, check: https://career2.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareerpvt?jobId=661&company=carlsbergg&username=&st=381120FF99B18D08C374554209F6DD1934CD036F

DPM Teo’s visit to CA2DM

Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of National Research Foundation (NRF), Mr. Teo Chee Hean, accompanied by NUS President, Prof. Tan Chorh Chuan, the Permanent Secretary of NRF and Public Service Division, Ms. Yong Ying-I, and the CEO of NRF, Prof. Low Teck Seng, visited our Centre on 26 September 2017.

During the visit, Prof Antonio Castro Neto, Director of CA2DM and Prof Barbaros Oezyilmaz, Deputy Director (Translation) of CA2DM’s Office for Industry and Innovation (OII), shared with DPM Teo on the achievements of the Centre and how we translate scientific research to industry applications by supporting researchers to validate and benchmark their technologies and working closely with industry partners to identify graphene’s unique properties relevant for their needs.

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Visit by MOE

CA2DM was honoured to host Dr Benjamin Koh, Coordinating Divisional Director, Higher Education Group from Ministry of Education (Singapore),
on 6 September 2017, where Dr Koh had the opportunity to understand the educational and entrepreneurial activities at CA2DM, visit our facilities and interact with our students.