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

  • 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.

  • Mary Scott becomes faculty in MSE at UC Berkeley

    Former SinBeRISE postdoctoral fellow Dr. Mary Scott, working for Prof. Andy Minor of the Materials Science and Engineering department at UC Berkeley, has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Materials Science and Engineering department at University of California, Berkeley.

SinBeRISE Annual Report