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
54 21.21
Abnormal Phenomena of Multi‐Way Sodium Storage in Selenide Electrode
2021-05-24
0.38
Biocompatible Blends of an Intrinsically Conducting Polymer as Stretchable Strain Sensors for Real‐Time Monitoring of Starch‐Based Food Processing
2021-05-22
1
A Liquid Gripper Based on Phase Transitional Metallic Ferrofluid
2021-05-19
0.06
Boosting Catalytic Activity by Seeding Nanocatalysts onto Interlayers to Inhibit Polysulfide Shuttling in Li–S Batteries
2021-04-25
0.03
An Artificial Peripheral Neural System Based on Highly Stretchable and Integrated Multifunctional Sensors
2021-04-10
0.25
Graphene Oxide Mimics Biological Signaling Cue to Rescue Starving Bacteria
2021-04-08
0.10
Heterometallic Seed‐Mediated Zinc Deposition on Inkjet Printed Silver Nanoparticles Toward Foldable and Heat‐Resistant Zinc Batteries
2021-04-08
0.79
Meso‐Reconstruction of Silk Fibroin based on Molecular and Nano‐Templates for Electronic Skin in Medical Applications
2021-03-14
0.17
Direct Laser Patterning of a 2D WSe2 Logic Circuit
2021-03-12
0.07
Efficient Water Splitting System Enabled by Multifunctional Platinum‐Free Electrocatalysts
2021-03-04
0.27
Unzipped Carbon Nanotube/Graphene Hybrid Fiber with Less “Dead Volume” for Ultrahigh Volumetric Energy Density Supercapacitors
2021-03-03
0.11
Evolution of Anisotropic Arrow Nanostructures during Controlled Overgrowth
2021-02-25
1
Volatile Ultrafast Switching at Multilevel Nonvolatile States of Phase Change Material for Active Flexible Terahertz Metadevices
2021-02-22
0.30
PbSe Nanocrystals Produced by Facile Liquid Phase Exfoliation for Efficient UV–Vis Photodetectors
2021-02-17
0.20
Tumor‐Activated Photosensitization and Size Transformation of Nanodrugs
2021-02-16
0.83
Augmented Reality Interfaces Using Virtual Customization of Microstructured Electronic Skin Sensor Sensitivity Performances
2021-02-04
0.64
Thermoplastic Photoheating Polymer Enables 3D‐Printed Self‐Healing Light‐Propelled Smart Devices
2021-02-02
0.25
Hierarchical Interface Engineering for Advanced Nanocellulosic Hybrid Aerogels with High Compressibility and Multifunctionality
2021-01-29
0.10
A New Strategy of Discretionarily Reconfigurable Actuators Based on Self‐Healing Elastomers for Diverse Soft Robots
2021-01-20
0.13
Oxygen‐Evolving Manganese Ferrite Nanovesicles for Hypoxia‐Responsive Drug Delivery and Enhanced Cancer Chemoimmunotherapy
2021-01-20
0.08
Strain‐Controlled Spin Wave Excitation and Gilbert Damping in Flexible Co2FeSi Films Activated by Femtosecond Laser Pulse
2021-01-15
0.18
Degradable and Fully Recyclable Dynamic Thermoset Elastomer for 3D‐Printed Wearable Electronics
2020-12-23
0.13
Near‐Infrared Light Triggered Silk Fibroin Scaffold for Photothermal Therapy and Tissue Repair of Bone Tumors
2020-12-16
0.13
Additive Manufacturing of Stable Energy Storage Devices Using a Multinozzle Printing System
2020-12-06
0.67
Cell Migration and Breast Cancer Metastasis in Biomimetic Extracellular Matrices with Independently Tunable Stiffness
2020-12-01
0.50
Stretchable and Transparent Ionogels with High Thermoelectric Properties
2020-12-01
0.83
Visualizing Piezoelectricity on 2D Crystals Nanobubbles
2020-11-11
0.07
A Living Biotic–Abiotic Composite that can Switch Function Between Current Generation and Electrochemical Energy Storage
2020-11-06
0.28
Wearable Stretchable Dry and Self‐Adhesive Strain Sensors with Conformal Contact to Skin for High‐Quality Motion Monitoring
2020-10-26
0.92
Coherent Sb/CuTe Core/Shell Nanostructure with Large Strain Contrast Boosting the Thermoelectric Performance of n‐Type PbTe
2020-10-23
0.20
Light–Matter Interaction in Quantum Confined 2D Polar Metals
2020-10-15
0.20
Double‐Side Si Photoelectrode Enabled by Chemical Passivation for Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen and Oxygen Evolution Reactions
2020-10-07
0.02
Bioinspired Fractal Design of Waste Biomass‐Derived Solar–Thermal Materials for Highly Efficient Solar Evaporation
2020-10-05
0.25
Suppressing Ion Migration across Perovskite Grain Boundaries by Polymer Additives
2020-10-02
0.14
Low‐Symmetry PdSe2 for High Performance Thermoelectric Applications
2020-09-28
0.17
Exploring Ferroelectric Switching in α‐In2Se3 for Neuromorphic Computing
2020-09-09
0.96
Metal-Phenolic Networks Nanoplatform to Mimic Antioxidant Defense System for Broad-Spectrum Radical Eliminating and Endotoxemia Treatment
2020-09-09
0.03
Emetine‐Loaded Black Phosphorus Hydrogel Sensitizes Tumor to Photothermal Therapy through Inhibition of Stress Granule Formation
2020-09-06
0.23
Photocatalytic Hydrogen Evolution under Ambient Conditions on Polymeric Carbon Nitride/Donor-π-Acceptor Organic Molecule Heterostructures
2020-09-06
0.40
Spectrum Tailored Defective 2D Semiconductor Nanosheets Aerogel for Full‐Spectrum‐Driven Photothermal Water Evaporation and Photochemical Degradation
2020-09-06
1
Flexible and Insoluble Artificial Synapses Based on Chemical Cross‐Linked Wool Keratin
2020-08-23
0.03
Gram‐Typing Using Conjugated Oligoelectrolytes
2020-08-19
0.17
Intercalation of Metal Ions into Ti3C2Tx MXene Electrodes for High‐Areal‐Capacitance Microsupercapacitors with Neutral Multivalent Electrolytes
2020-08-02
0.93
Biomimetic Nanocomposites Cloaked with Bioorthogonally Labeled Glioblastoma Cell Membrane for Targeted Multimodal Imaging of Brain Tumors
2020-07-23
0.51
Modular Deformable Steam Electricity Cogeneration System with Photothermal, Water, and Electrochemical Tunable Multilayers
2020-06-29
0.92
A Database of Ionic Transport Characteristics for Over 29 000 Inorganic Compounds
2020-06-25
0.08
Multiphoton‐Pumped Highly Polarized Polariton Microlasers from Single Crystals of a Dye‐Coordinated Metal–Organic Framework
2020-06-25
0.30
Single‐Crystalline TiO2(B) Nanobelts with Unusual Large Exposed {100} Facets and Enhanced Li‐Storage Capacity
2020-06-25
0.29
Synergistic Use of Pyridine and Selenophene in a Diketopyrrolopyrrole‐Based Conjugated Polymer Enhances the Electron Mobility in Organic Transistors
2020-06-23
0.08
Bacterium‐Templated Polymer for Self‐Selective Ablation of Multidrug‐Resistant Bacteria
2020-06-11
1
Domain Engineering in ReS2 by Coupling Strain during Electrochemical Exfoliation
2020-06-11
1
NIR‐II Light Activated Photosensitizer with Aggregation‐Induced Emission for Precise and Efficient Two‐Photon Photodynamic Cancer Cell Ablation
2020-06-05
0.75
Synthesis of Two‐Dimensional Perovskite by Inverse Temperature Crystallization and Studies of Exciton States by Two‐Photon Excitation Spectroscopy
2020-06-03
0.89
Bend, Twist, and Turn: First Bendable and Malleable Toughened PLA Green Composites
2020-06-02
0.22
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.

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

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