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

  • 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.

  • Special Edition of Energy Technology

    CREATE@10 Symposium was held on Dec 1st 2017. In conjuction with the symposium and working with the journal Energy Technology a special issue of the journal was produced featuring the research performed at CREATE. With Eicke Weber CEO BEARS and Matthew Sherburne PI SinBeRISE as Guest Editors.

  • Slot die coater arrives

    SinBeRISE has purchased a slot die coater for the scale-up and production efforts of the perovskite solar cells. The slot die coater is a method used in industrial production of glass, thus giving SinBeRISE the ability to impliment production methods that are related to industrial processes.

SinBeRISE Annual Report