Singapore-Berkeley Research Initiative for Sustainable Energy

The Singapore-Berkeley Research Initiative for Sustainable Energy (SinBeRISE) is led by Berkeley Professor Connie Chang-Hasnain, and includes 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. SinBeRISE is located in the BEARS center on the CREATE campus in Singapore.

The mission of SinBeRISE is 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 include conversion of solar energy into electrical energy (photovoltaics) and catalyzing the conversion of CO2 into liquid fuel (photoelectrochemical cells).  The BEARS faculty members who are designated as principal investigators of SinBeRISE will each spend 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

  • 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 scales-up to 30cm by 30cm

    SinBeRISE scales-up to 30cm by 30cm in the production of perovskite solar cells. With the use of the recently purchased slot die coater SInBeRISE has been able to scale the high efficency perovskite solar cells to large areas.

SinBeRISE Annual Report