Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES)
Life cycle assessments show that a technology that captures waste carbon dioxide and turns it into sand may help Singapore reduce its carbon emissions.
Mapping the life cycle of biodegradable polymers can help manufacturers make data-driven decisions on the most sustainable production practices.
Next-generation self-healing polymers use eco-friendly building blocks and manufacturing processes, providing superior durability and longevity to the materials they coat.
From expanding the genetic alphabet to uncovering antibiotics hidden in silent genes, A*STAR’s researchers are wielding the tools of synthetic biology to improve our lives in surprising ways.
Encapsulating sun-blocking pigment particles within polymer shells can improve their ability to reflect light, leading to the enhanced cooling performance of coatings.
A new method to synthesize degradable nanoparticles may lead to eco-friendly applications in catalysis, sensing and medicine.
Self-assembled nanoparticles can stabilize oil-brine emulsions under extreme conditions, paving the way for enhanced oil recovery and other industrial applications.
A semi-batch approach to making acrylics could bring us one step closer to more planet-friendly plastics.
A highly sensitive biosensor may aid in the production of high-value compounds in microbial cell factories.
A*STAR scientists have developed strategies to manipulate surface tension in fluids and modify the surface properties of materials. Their findings could increase the yield of crude oil from oil wells and lead to super water- or oil-repellent surfaces.
An improved design for nickel hydroxide catalysts could reduce costs and improve the efficiency of hydrogen fuel and oxygen generation.
With a sound understanding of polymers, their properties and the methods to synthesize them, scientists can create novel materials for a wide range of practical applications.