Singapore-Berkeley Research Initiative for Sustainable Energy

The Singapore-Berkeley Research Initiative for Sustainable Energy (SinBeRISE) was led by Berkeley Professor Connie Chang-Hasnain, and included 10-12 Berkeley faculty and adjunct faculty members and 25 faculty members from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. The program ended on 31 December 2018. SinBeRISE was located in the BEARS center on the CREATE campus in Singapore. 

The mission of SinBeRISE was explore novel approaches to harvest solar energy with high conversion efficiencies by advancing material and device technologies readily applicable for low cost manufacturing processes. The foci included conversion of solar energy into electrical energy (photovoltaics) and catalyzing the conversion of CO2 into liquid fuel (photoelectrochemical cells).  The BEARS faculty members who were designated as principal investigators of SinBeRISE each spent a cumulative one-year period in Singapore during the five-year grant period working closely with collaborators in NTU, NUS and other CREATE centers.

Latest News

  • The U.S. military community in Singapore (Public Works) Visit

    The U.S. military community in Singapore observed Public Works Week, May 21-25, 2018 bringing forth a new campaign to help bring new technologies to the public’s awareness. The highlight of the week’s events included a tour of Singapore’s Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) on May 23rd, in which participants met with researchers from the Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore, Ltd. (BEARS). 

  • Professor Chang-Hasnain

    Professor Chang-Hasnain named to NAE

    The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected Berkeley Engineering nano-optoelectronics expert Constance Chang-Hasnain to its ranks, considered one of the highest professional honors accorded an American engineer. She was cited for her contributions to wavelength tunable diode lasers and multi-wavelength laser arrays.

  • US Embassy and US Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science Visit

    SinBeRISE hosted Tiffany A. Pranther - US Foreign Affairs Officer,  David Zhao - US Embassy Economic Officer and BArton J. Putney- US Bureau of Oceans Acting Deputy Assistant  Secretary for Environment for a lab tour and a meeting discussing things that the USA government can help with in either research and/or translation in Singapore.

SinBeRISE Annual Report