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
Physical Sciences 366 137.87
45 18.96
Optical Fireworks Based on Multifocal Three-Dimensional Color Prints
2021-05-21
0.25
Upconversion Photovoltaic Effect of WS2/2D Perovskite Heterostructures by Two-Photon Absorption
2021-05-19
1
Strain-Mediated Spin–Orbit Torque Enhancement in Pt/Co on Flexible Substrate
2021-05-10
0.15
High Performance Flexible Visible-Blind Ultraviolet Photodetectors with Two-Dimensional Electron Gas Based on Unconventional Release Strategy
2021-04-28
0.04
Observation of Strong Valley Magnetic Response in Monolayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Alloys of Mo0.5W0.5Se2 and Mo0.5W0.5Se2/WS2 Heterostructures
2021-04-21
0.13
Hexagonal Boron Nitride Crystal Growth from Iron, a Single Component Flux
2021-04-05
0.14
Tuning the Spin Density of Cobalt Single-Atom Catalysts for Efficient Oxygen Evolution
2021-03-31
0.69
ZnS-SnS@NC Heterostructure as Robust Lithiophilicity and Sulfiphilicity Mediator toward High-Rate and Long-Life Lithium–Sulfur Batteries
2021-03-25
0.14
Moving Binary-Color Heterojunction for Spatiotemporal Multilevel Encryption via Directional Swelling and Anion Exchange
2021-03-19
1
Biomimetic Salinity Power Generation Based on Silk Fibroin Ion-Exchange Membranes
2021-03-04
0.29
Promoting a Weak Coupling of Monolayer MoSe2 Grown on (100)-Faceted Au Foil
2021-03-03
0.07
Atomically Dispersed Indium Sites for Selective CO2 Electroreduction to Formic Acid
2021-02-15
0.33
High-Throughput 3D Ensemble Characterization of Individual Core–Shell Nanoparticles with X-ray Free Electron Laser Single-Particle Imaging
2021-01-28
0.11
Impact of S-Vacancies on the Charge Injection Barrier at the Electrical Contact with the MoS2 Monolayer
2021-01-27
0.10
Mechanical Properties of Atomically Thin Tungsten Dichalcogenides: WS2, WSe2, and WTe2
2021-01-27
0.04
Giant Helical Dichroism of Single Chiral Nanostructures with Photonic Orbital Angular Momentum
2021-01-26
0.41
Applications of Few-Layer Nb2C MXene: Narrow-Band Photodetectors and Femtosecond Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers
2021-01-15
0.33
Carrier-Free Hybrid DNA Nanoparticles for Light-Induced Self-Delivery of Functional Nucleic Acid Enzymes
2021-01-15
0.54
Self-Selective Multi-Terminal Memtransistor Crossbar Array for In-Memory Computing
2021-01-14
0.65
Two-Dimensional Metallic Vanadium Ditelluride as a High-Performance Electrode Material
2021-01-14
0.25
Unravelling V6O13 Diffusion Pathways via CO2 Modification for High-Performance Zinc Ion Battery Cathode
2021-01-04
0.61
Subcutaneous Energy/Signal Transmission Based on Silk Fibroin Up-Conversion Photonic Amplification
2020-12-31
0.13
Toward Healthcare Diagnoses by Machine-Learning-Enabled Volatile Organic Compound Identification
2020-12-14
1
Direct Bandgap-like Strong Photoluminescence from Twisted Multilayer MoS2 Grown on SrTiO3
2020-12-07
0.64
Reactive Oxygen Species Activatable Heterodimeric Prodrug as Tumor-Selective Nanotheranostics
2020-11-18
0.05
Mg2+ Diffusion-Induced Structural and Property Evolution in Epitaxial Fe3O4 Thin Films
2020-10-19
0.22
Tumor-Activated and Metal–Organic Framework Assisted Self-Assembly of Organic Photosensitizers
2020-10-05
0.58
Atomic-Level Electronic Properties of Carbon Nitride Monolayers
2020-09-15
1
Quantum Transport in Two-Dimensional WS2 with High-Efficiency Carrier Injection through Indium Alloy Contacts
2020-09-11
0.05
Nanometer-Scale Heterogeneous Interfacial Sapphire Wafer Bonding for Enabling Plasmonic-Enhanced Nanofluidic Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy
2020-08-19
0.64
Surface-Charge-Switchable Nanoclusters for Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided and Glutathione Depletion-Enhanced Photodynamic Therapy
2020-08-18
0.03
Surface-Modified Ultrathin InSe Nanosheets with Enhanced Stability and Photoluminescence for High-Performance Optoelectronics
2020-08-18
0.30
Emergence of Highly Linearly Polarized Interlayer Exciton Emission in MoSe2/WSe2 Heterobilayers with Transfer-Induced Layer Corrugation
2020-08-17
0.02
Excitonic Energy Transfer in Heterostructures of Quasi-2D Perovskite and Monolayer WS2
2020-08-17
1
Composition-Dependent Antimicrobial Ability of Full-Spectrum AuxAg25–x Alloy Nanoclusters
2020-08-14
1
Molecular Beam Epitaxy of Two-Dimensional Vanadium-Molybdenum Diselenide Alloys
2020-08-14
0.68
Wireless Ti3C2Tx MXene Strain Sensor with Ultrahigh Sensitivity and Designated Working Windows for Soft Exoskeletons
2020-08-11
0.91
Branched Heterostructured Semiconductor Nanocrystals with Various Branch Orders via a Facet-to-Facet Linking Process
2020-08-03
0.40
Multimodal Plant Healthcare Flexible Sensor System
2020-08-03
0.09
Niobium Carbide MXenes with Broad-Band Nonlinear Optical Response and Ultrafast Carrier Dynamics
2020-07-27
0.15
Wearable Triboelectric–Human–Machine Interface (THMI) Using Robust Nanophotonic Readout
2020-07-02
0.82
Plasmon-Enhanced Resonant Photoemission Using Atomically Thick Dielectric Coatings
2020-06-29
0.06
Two-Dimensional Metallic NiTe2 with Ultrahigh Environmental Stability, Conductivity, and Electrocatalytic Activity
2020-06-26
0.18
Nanotunnels within Poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-Carbon Nanotube Composite for Highly Sensitive Neural Interfacing
2020-06-24
0.98
In-Plane Ferroelectric Tin Monosulfide and Its Application in a Ferroelectric Analog Synaptic Device
2020-06-08
0.78
54 21.21
46 17.35
22 10.42
2 2
36 12.02
11 1.15
56 22.58
5 2.13
7 3.84
2 1.05
3 0.44
4 1.77
8 4.07
30 8.95
1 0.33
13 3.38
2 0.75
19 5.46
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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