Center for Peak of Excellence on Environmental and Energy Nanotechnology
Center for peak of excellence on environmental and energy nanotechnology was established at National University of Singapore Suzhou Research Institute in March 2020 as a functional sub-platform of the Jiangsu Province major industry-university-research joint innovation carrier project undertaken by the Institute, as well as a multi-disciplinary platform for the synergistic development of energy, materials and environment. The center provides teaching and research training opportunities for young scientists, supports new high-tech start-up companies, and realizes the industrialization of environment and energy nanotechnology through cooperation with domestic research institutes, enterprises and local governments. The Centre contains 3,000 square meters of research space with a total infrastructure investment of over RMB 30 million. To date, the Institute has invested a total of $20 million in research and development in the field of environment and energy nanotechnology. The main research instruments and equipment acquired include: (1) Shimadzu photoelectron spectrometer AMICUS, Japan, (2) FEI scanning electron microscope Quanta250, USA, (3) Shimadzu ultraviolet spectrophotometer UV-3600, Japan, (4) PE inductively coupled ion emission spectrometer (ICP-OES) Optima8000, USA, (5) PE atomic absorption spectrometer (graphite furnace) PinAA900Z, USA, etc. The Centre has 23 team members, 12 of whom have senior titles. There are 15 team leaders who are highly influential in the international academic community and have established close industry-academia-research cooperation with the domestic industry. With advanced equipment and instruments as the assurance for research, research projects by top experts as the guiding direction, and the combination of industry, academia and research as the development goal, the Centre strives to develop into a research platform and talent highland for knowledge innovation and technology upgrading.