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.