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
16 7.50
66 26.28
Optimal Pore Chemistry in An Ultramicroporous Metal‐Organic Framework for Benchmark Inverse CO2/C2H2 Separation
2021-05-27
0.88
Supramolecular Polymerization‐Induced Nanoassemblies for Self‐Augmented Cascade Chemotherapy and Chemodynamic Therapy of Tumour
2021-05-26
0.08
Strategic Design of Catalytic Lysine‐Targeting Reversible Covalent BCR‐ABL Inhibitors
2021-05-19
0.15
Scholl Reaction of Perylene‐Based Polyphenylene Precursors under Different Conditions: Formation of Hexagon or Octagon?
2021-05-18
0.96
Synthesis and Structural Elucidation of Bisdibenzocorannulene at Redox States
2021-05-06
0.20
All‐Dielectric Nanostructures with a Thermoresponsible Dynamic Polymer Shell
2021-05-05
0.30
Controllable Cu0‐Cu+ Sites for Electrocatalytic Reduction of Carbon Dioxide
2021-04-26
0.03
Cancer‐Cell‐Activated In‐Situ Synthesis of Mitochondria‐Targeting AIE Photosensitizer for Precise Photodynamic Therapy
2021-04-22
1
Singlet Oxygen Generation in Dark‐Hypoxia by Catalytic Microenvironment‐Tailored Nanoreactors for NIR‐II Fluorescence‐Monitored Chemodynamic Therapy
2021-04-19
0.06
A Polarity‐Sensitive Ratiometric Fluorescence Probe for Monitoring Changes in Lipid Droplets and Nucleus during Ferroptosis
2021-04-09
0.44
Stereoselective Access to Polyfunctionalized Nine‐Membered Heterocycles by Sequential Gold and Palladium Catalysis
2021-03-29
0.92
Interfering with Metabolic Profile of Triple‐Negative Breast Cancer using Rationally‐Designed Metformin Prodrugs
2021-03-23
0.47
The electrophilicity of surface carbon species in the redox of CuO‐CeO2 catalysts
2021-03-17
0.06
Ultrafast and Stable Proton Conduction in Polybenzimidazole Covalent Organic Frameworks via Confinement and Activation
2021-03-16
0.35
Dense‐stacking porous conjugated polymer as reactive‐type host for high performance lithium sulfur batteries
2021-03-09
0.42
A Facile Synthesized Polymer Featuring B‐N Covalent Bond and Small Singlet‐Triplet Gap for High‐Performance Organic Solar Cells
2021-03-08
0.05
Asymmetric Cobalt‐Catalyzed Regioselective Hydrosilylation/Cyclization of 1,6‐Enynes
2021-03-08
1
Residual Chlorine Induced Cationic Active Species on Porous Cu Electrocatalyst for Highly Stable Electrochemical CO2 Reduction to C2+
2021-03-08
0.13
Conjugated copolymers that shouldn’t be
2021-02-25
0.07
Pressure‐Responsive Two‐Dimensional Metal‐Organic Framework Composite Membranes for CO2 Separation
2021-02-17
0.55
Genome mining based discovery of the cyclic peptide tolypamide and TolF, a Ser/Thr forward O‐prenyltransferase
2021-02-14
0.33
Fused Quinoidal Dithiophene‐Based Helicenes: Facile Synthesis via Intramolecular Radical‐Radical Coupling Reaction and Dynamics of Interconversion of Enantiomers
2021-02-10
0.75
Activation of Pyroptosis by Membrane‐Anchoring AIE Photosensitizer Design: New Prospect for Photodynamic Cancer Cell Ablation
2021-02-04
0.96
Selectivity Map for the Late Stages of CO and CO2 Reduction to C2 Species on Cu Electrodes
2021-02-01
0.40
Giant Optical Activity in 2D Hybrid Copper Halides: Novel Material for Second Harmonic Generation
2021-01-22
0.07
A New Class of NIR‐II Gold Nanocluster‐Based Protein Biolabels for In Vivo Tumor‐Targeted Imaging
2021-01-18
0.08
Design, Identification, and Evolution of a Surface Ruthenium(II/III) Single Site for CO Activation
2021-01-18
0.09
Size‐Dependent Activity and Selectivity of Atomic‐Level Copper Nanoclusters during CO/CO2 Electroreduction
2021-01-04
0.11
Inversely Tuning the CO2 Electroreduction and Hydrogen Evolution Activity on Metal Oxide via Heteroatom Doping
2021-01-03
0.03
Anion texturing towards dendrite‐free Zn anode for aqueous rechargeable battery
2020-12-30
0.18
Observing Single‐Atom Catalytic Sites During Reactions with Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry
2020-12-29
0.50
A Stable [4,3]Peri‐acene Diradicaloid: Synthesis, Structure, and Electronic Properties
2020-12-28
1
Anodic Oxidation Enabled Cation Leaching for Promoting Surface Reconstruction in Water Oxidation
2020-12-28
0.02
Copper‐Catalyzed and Proton‐Directed Selective Hydroxymethylation of Alkynes with CO2
2020-12-23
0.04
Cocrystal Engineering: toward Solution‐Processed Near‐Infrared 2D Organic Cocrystals for Broadband Photodetection
2020-12-17
0.02
Room‐temperature Palladium‐Catalyzed Deuterogenolysis of Carbon Oxygen Bonds towards Deuterated Pharmaceuticals
2020-12-17
0.50
Confinement‐Driven Enantioselectivity in 3D Porous Chiral Covalent Organic Frameworks
2020-12-09
0.25
A Cisplatin‐Selective Fluorescent Probe for Real‐Time Monitoring of Mitochondrial Platinum Accumulation in Living Cells
2020-12-08
1
AIEgen‐Lipid Conjugate for Rapid Labeling of Neutrophils and Monitoring of Their Behavior
2020-12-03
0.59
Towards the circular economy: converting aromatic plastic waste back to arenes over Ru/Nb2O5 catalyst
2020-12-02
0.25
Chemical Control of Spin‐Orbit Coupling and Charge Transfer in Vacancy‐Ordered Ru(IV) Halide Perovskites
2020-11-27
0.05
Polymorphism of 2D Imine Covalent Organic Frameworks
2020-11-27
0.11
Coupling of Cu(100) and (110) Facets Promotes Carbon Dioxide Conversion to Hydrocarbons and Alcohols
2020-11-24
0.01
A General Strategy for Hollow Metal‐Phytate Coordination Complex Micropolyhedra Enabled by Cation Exchange
2020-11-16
0.15
Zeolite‐Encaged Pd–Mn Nanocatalysts for CO2 Hydrogenation and Formic Acid Dehydrogenation
2020-11-02
0.42
Iron‐Catalyzed Regioselective Alkenylboration of Olefins
2020-10-14
1
Synthesis of a Sidewall Fragment of a (12,0) Carbon Nanotube
2020-10-13
1
Chromium‐Catalyzed Selective Dimerization/Hydroboration of Allenes to Access Boryl‐Functionalized Skipped (E,Z)‐Dienes
2020-10-07
1
A Planar, Conjugated N4‐Macrocyclic Cobalt Complex for Heterogeneous Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction with High Activity
2020-09-21
0.06
Coverage‐dependent Behaviors of Vanadium Oxides for Chemical Looping Oxidative Dehydrogenation
2020-08-24
0.17
Posttranslational arginases provide a ribosomal route to non‐proteinogenic ornithine residues in diverse peptide sequences
2020-08-11
0.25
A simple biosystem for the high‐yielding cascade conversion of racemic alcohols to enantiopure amines
2020-08-10
1
Integrating Biomass into the Organonitrogen Chemical Supply Chain: Production of Pyrrole and d‐Proline from Furfural
2020-07-27
0.83
Magnetic Anisotropy in Divalent Lanthanide Compounds
2020-07-27
0.20
PlatinER: a Highly Potent Anticancer Platinum(II) Complex that induces Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress‐driven Immunogenic Cell Death
2020-07-27
0.83
Negative Pressure Pyrolysis Induced Highly Accessible Single Sites Dispersed on 3D Graphene Frameworks for Enhanced Oxygen Reduction
2020-07-26
0.15
Electrochemical Reduction of Carbon Dioxide to 1‐Butanol on Oxide‐Derived Copper
2020-07-24
0.50
Cocrystallization Tailoring Multiple Radiative Decay Pathways for Amplified Spontaneous Emission
2020-07-22
0.01
Efficient Trapping of Trace Acetylene from Ethylene in an Ultramicroporous Metal–Organic Framework: Synergistic Effect of High‐Density Open Metal and Electronegative Sites
2020-07-22
1
Light‐Induced Self‐Escape of Spherical Nucleic Acid from Endo/Lysosome for Efficient Non‐Cationic Gene Delivery
2020-07-19
0.44
A Stable and Conductive Metallophthalocyanine Framework for Electrocatalytic Carbon Dioxide Reduction in Water
2020-07-13
0.30
Acceptor‐Doping Accelerated Charge Separation in Cu2O Photocathode for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting: Theoretical and Experimental Studies
2020-07-13
0.03
Single‐Molecule Redox‐Targeting Reactions for a pH‐Neutral Aqueous Organic Redox Flow Battery
2020-07-09
1
Multiexcitonic Triplet Pair Generation in Oligoacene Dendrimers as Amorphous Solid‐State Miniatures
2020-07-07
0.29
Photoswitchable Conjugated Oligoelectrolytes for Light‐Induced Change of Membrane Morphology
2020-06-29
0.20
One‐Pot Domino Carbonylation Protocol for Aromatic Diimides toward n‐Type Organic Semiconductors
2020-06-08
0.02
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.

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  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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