National University of Singapore (NUS)
新加坡国立大学

Singapore

Founded in 1905, the National University of Singapore (NUS) offers a global approach to education, research, and entrepreneurship. NUS has 17 faculties and schools across three campuses. Close to 40,000 students from 100 countries enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives.

Research: Shaping the Future

NUS takes a holistic approach to research by integrating expertise across the natural and social sciences. Together, we answer the most challenging questions on how to live and work better.

On an island city-state vulnerable to rising sea levels, NUS researchers are driven to find Sustainability and Urban Solutions. Our research informs global policy on coastal defense, urban design, nature-based solutions, food-energy-water nexus, and the development of green energy technologies. In the Anthropocene, our behavioural and decision scientists work to understand and influence the impact of human consumption within cities.

NUS is also dedicated to Materials Research, where materials scientists, chemists, physicists, and engineers work together to unravel the secrets of the physical world and create materials for tomorrow’s technologies. Our researchers harness the principles which govern living matter to develop new functional intelligent materials for applications in everything from artificial neural networks to smart membranes.

We sometimes do the impossible. NUS researchers synthesised the world’s first one-atom-thick amorphous material. The discovery could finally settle a decades-old debate of exactly how atoms are arranged in amorphous solids and accelerate the development of data storage and energy devices.

Our researchers are also enabling people to live longer, higher-quality lives, with revolutions in Healthcare. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Duke-NUS researchers developed the first and only authorised SARS-CoV-2 neutralising antibody test product known as cPass™ SARS-CoV-2 Neutralisation Antibody Test, and the vaccine developed by Duke-NUS in partnership with Arcturus Therapeutics is undergoing human clinical trials globally.

NUS is at the forefront of cancer research, with breaking work in transforming the treatment of leukaemia. The cell-based therapy uses the body’s immune cells that have been altered in the lab to target and kill cancer cells. Our researchers have also developed the world’s first blood test that measures the effectiveness of cancer treatment within 24 hours after treatment initiation.

The interface between material and health sciences led to the creation of electronic skins that enable better prosthetic devices to mimic the human sense of touch, sense nearby objects without touching, and repair itself when damaged.

Underpinning our research is our respect and recognition for the rising role of technology. Within the NUS Smart Nation research cluster, computer scientists, engineers and social scientists collaborate to build resilience in the systems we rely on daily, by tackling issues of cybersecurity, logistics and operations, risk management, financial systems, and artificial intelligence-based technologies. NUS research on quantum key distribution has led to an increase in the long-term security of communication networks.

Our curiosity infuses the 150-hectare NUS campus, which serves as a living lab for the development and test-bedding of smart technologies, such as 5G network-empowered innovation in virtual reality, and district heating and cooling networks for energy-efficient cities. Our research places artificial intelligence and high technology at the service of society’s greatest needs and strives to make life ever more extraordinary.

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1 June 2020 - 31 May 2021

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for National University of Singapore (NUS) published between 1 June 2020 - 31 May 2021 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Count Share
872 307.11

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Earth & Environmental Sciences 67 23.62
Chemistry 350 135.22
46 17.35
Co3Se4 Quantum Dots as an Ultrastable Host Material for Potassium-Ion Intercalation
2021-05-31
0.38
Solution‐Processable Metal–Organic Framework Nanosheets with Variable Functionalities
2021-05-31
0.50
Ultra‐Deformable and Tissue‐Adhesive Liquid Metal Antennas with High Wireless Powering Efficiency
2021-05-25
0.07
Efficient and Tunable Reflection of Phonon Polaritons at Built‐In Intercalation Interfaces
2021-05-17
0.30
2D Electrolytes: Theory, Modeling, Synthesis, and Characterization
2021-05-12
1
Stereoisomerization during Molecular Packing
2021-04-29
0.96
Smart Doppler Cloak Operating in Broad Band and Full Polarizations
2021-04-14
0.14
High Performance of Simple Organic Phosphorescence Host–Guest Materials and their Application in Time‐Resolved Bioimaging
2021-03-27
0.02
From Lingering to Rift: Metasurface Decoupling for Near‐ and Far‐Field Functionalization
2021-03-17
0.10
Perovskite Light‐Emitting Diodes with Near Unit Internal Quantum Efficiency at Low Temperatures
2021-03-03
0.13
Targeted Dual Small Interfering Ribonucleic Acid Delivery via Non‐Viral Polymeric Vectors for Pulmonary Fibrosis Therapy
2021-02-19
0.11
In Vivo Three‐Photon Imaging of Lipids using Ultrabright Fluorogens with Aggregation‐Induced Emission
2021-02-11
0.79
Bioorthogonal Coordination Polymer Nanoparticles with Aggregation‐Induced Emission for Deep Tumor‐Penetrating Radio‐ and Radiodynamic Therapy
2021-01-25
0.42
Multiscale Assembly of [AgS4] Tetrahedrons into Hierarchical Ag–S Networks for Robust Photonic Water
2021-01-21
0.27
Efficient Hydrogen Evolution of Oxidized Ni‐N3 Defective Sites for Alkaline Freshwater and Seawater Electrolysis
2020-12-22
0.90
Quantum Rescaling, Domain Metastability, and Hybrid Domain‐Walls in 2D CrI3 Magnets
2020-12-21
0.03
A High‐Performance Lithium Metal Battery with Ion‐Selective Nanofluidic Transport in a Conjugated Microporous Polymer Protective Layer
2020-12-16
0.50
Path‐Dependent Thermal Metadevice beyond Janus Functionalities
2020-12-11
0.17
Redox Targeting‐Based Thermally Regenerative Electrochemical Cycle Flow Cell for Enhanced Low‐Grade Heat Harnessing
2020-12-11
1
Revealing the Degradation and Self‐Healing Mechanisms in Perovskite Solar Cells by Sub‐Bandgap External Quantum Efficiency Spectroscopy
2020-12-09
0.44
Topotactically Transformed Polygonal Mesopores on Ternary Layered Double Hydroxides Exposing Under‐Coordinated Metal Centers for Accelerated Water Dissociation
2020-11-13
0.03
Weakly Humidity‐Dependent Proton‐Conducting COF Membranes
2020-11-12
0.02
Periodic Wrinkle‐Patterned Single‐Crystalline Ferroelectric Oxide Membranes with Enhanced Piezoelectricity
2020-11-02
0.06
Dislocation‐Strained IrNi Alloy Nanoparticles Driven by Thermal Shock for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction
2020-10-30
0.01
HClO‐Activated Fluorescence and Photosensitization from an AIE Nanoprobe for Image‐Guided Bacterial Ablation in Phagocytes
2020-10-20
0.64
General Synthesis of Nanoporous 2D Metal Compounds with 3D Bicontinous Structure
2020-10-15
0.14
Visualizing the Anomalous Charge Density Wave States in Graphene/NbSe2 Heterostructures
2020-10-01
0.10
Plasmonic Oxygen‐Deficient TiO2‐x Nanocrystals for Dual‐Band Electrochromic Smart Windows with Efficient Energy Recycling
2020-09-21
0.63
A Continuously Tunable Solid‐Like Convective Thermal Metadevice on the Reciprocal Line
2020-09-09
0.24
Nanometer‐Scale Uniform Conductance Switching in Molecular Memristors
2020-09-06
0.40
Lattice‐Strain Engineering of Homogeneous NiS0.5Se0.5 Core–Shell Nanostructure as a Highly Efficient and Robust Electrocatalyst for Overall Water Splitting
2020-09-01
0.01
MoS2/Polymer Heterostructures Enabling Stable Resistive Switching and Multistate Randomness
2020-08-26
0.18
Sequential Electrodeposition of Bifunctional Catalytically Active Structures in MoO3/Ni–NiO Composite Electrocatalysts for Selective Hydrogen and Oxygen Evolution
2020-08-19
0.02
A Moisture‐Hungry Copper Complex Harvesting Air Moisture for Potable Water and Autonomous Urban Agriculture
2020-08-02
0.75
Room‐Temperature Colossal Magnetoresistance in Terraced Single‐Layer Graphene
2020-08-02
0.83
Spin‐Orbit Torque Magnetization Switching in MoTe2/Permalloy Heterostructures
2020-08-02
0.94
De Novo Design of Covalent Organic Framework Membranes toward Ultrafast Anion Transport
2020-07-26
0.01
A Thermal Radiation Modulation Platform by Emissivity Engineering with Graded Metal–Insulator Transition
2020-07-23
0.18
Interfacial Oxygen‐Driven Charge Localization and Plasmon Excitation in Unconventional Superconductors
2020-07-09
0.73
Synergizing Mo Single Atoms and Mo2C Nanoparticles on CNTs Synchronizes Selectivity and Activity of Electrocatalytic N2 Reduction to Ammonia
2020-07-06
0.63
An Iron‐Decorated Carbon Aerogel for Rechargeable Flow and Flexible Zn–Air Batteries
2020-07-01
0.12
Polarized Light‐Emitting Diodes Based on Anisotropic Excitons in Few‐Layer ReS2
2020-06-30
0.71
Bulk Spin Torque‐Driven Perpendicular Magnetization Switching in L10 FePt Single Layer
2020-06-28
0.21
Constructing an Adaptive Heterojunction as a Highly Active Catalyst for the Oxygen Evolution Reaction
2020-06-21
0.02
Electro‐Optic Upconversion in van der Waals Heterostructures via Nonequilibrium Photocarrier Tunneling
2020-06-15
0.60
A Flexi‐PEGDA Upconversion Implant for Wireless Brain Photodynamic Therapy
2020-06-02
0.91
16 7.50
66 26.28
23 5.39
10 3.15
8 5.15
25 13.40
6 1.82
36 12.02
6 0.98
1 0.04
5 3.43
51 18.15
5 2.13
7 3.84
12 5.30
4 0.80
1 0.58
7 2.65
15 5.25
Physical Sciences 366 137.87
Life Sciences 257 64.71

Highlight of the month

Mangroves could benefit from blue carbon credits

© Marie Cristabern Joyce Villamor/EyeEm/Getty Images

© Marie Cristabern Joyce Villamor/EyeEm/Getty Images

Carbon financing could protect around a fifth of global mangrove forests.

Blue-carbon schemes pay countries to protect their coastal environments that store significant amounts of carbon. Yet efforts to protect mangroves, one of the most carbon-dense vegetated ecosystems worldwide, have been limited.

Now, researchers at the National University of Singapore have mapped global mangroves and identified roughly 20% of this vital habitat that could be protected from deforestation by blue carbon credits.

The team assessed the profitability of such projects if carbon cost US$5 per tonne, and found that nearly 10% of mangroves could be sustainably protected for three decades.

Blue carbon credits could help several tropical coastal countries move towards their climate change goals, but further interventions are needed to protect the majority of mangroves from future threats.

Supported content

  1. Current Biology 31, 1737–1743 (2021). doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2021.01.070

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1 June 2020 - 31 May 2021

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 21.85% Domestic
  • 78.15% International

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Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.

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