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.