Food and Nutrition Security Collaboration

July 2018
To address food and nutrition security, NERI researchers under the Singapore National Research Foundation Competitive Research Programme, are developing novel integrated agrotechnologies, plant nutrients and microbials to improve green leafy vegetables in Singapore. Their preliminary efforts have led to the conception of the proprietary Nutrigel, a cross-linked hydrogel polymer capable of effecting slow release of water and fertilizer supplements for soil amendment, which they term NUSoil.

Another Significant Milestone Collaboration

July 2018
9 July 2018, NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI) and Shimadzu Corporation, Japan/Shimadzu (Asia Pacific) Pte. Ltd. kicked start another strategic collaboration by signing the Master Research Collaboration Agreement. In 2014 at the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), both parties established a joint facility called NUS-Shimadzu Advanced Facility for Ecoanalytics (NUSAFE, in short) to advance environment research.

Research Showcase at SIWW 2018

July 2018
The Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), the biennial event is back this year from 9 to 11 July 2018 at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre again. SIWW started in 2008 as a strategic programme of the Singapore Government to grow the water industry and develop water technologies.

Small Action Against Plastic Pollution

June 2018
To commemorate World Environment Day 2018, United Nations Environment had launched a global call for action against plastic pollution with its campaign #BeatPlasticPollution involving 12 Asia Pacific cities.

Experts' views on emerging demands and future development of air quality

November 2017
The NEA-NERI Workshop on air quality was held at the NUS U-Town on 13 November 2017. This workshop was jointly organized by the National Environment Agency (NEA), Singapore and NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI). It features a broad spectrum of R&D related to urban air quality.

Take a Break. Let's Bowl...

November 2017
It was a fun afternoon for NERI staff to take a ‘shot’ at the Orchid Bowl, Chevrons. Away from the familiar research labs and workplaces, the staff and researchers gathered at the annual team bonding event for a game of bowling.

NERI’s baby steps towards collaboration in Tianjin Eco-city project

Mar 2017
At the recent 9th Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city Joint Steering Council Meeting in Beijing, NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI) was honoured to participate in the MOU signing ceremony with TusStar Incubator (Beijing) Co. Ltd.

Singapore Honorary Citizen and 2016 Stockholm Water Prize Winner Professor Joan Rose Visits NERI

Nov 2016
Singapore Honorary Citizen and 2016 recipient of the Stockholm Water Prize visited NERI from 18 – 23 Nov 2016. Prof Rose is a global expert in water microbiology, water quality and public health safety

Integrated Vegetable Farming Solutions

Nov 2016
A team from NERI was among the 5 that was awarded the National Research Foundation (NRF) Competitive Research Programme 16th Grant Call. The project titled “Novel Integrated Agrotechnologies, Plant Nutrients and Microbials for Improved Production of Green Leafy Vegetables in Singapore”, will look at the development of novel technology platforms to improve Singapore’s vegetable production.

NERI Rocks

Oct 2016
It was a Friday, like any other Fridays, except NERI PIs, staff and researchers were away from their offices and labs. Putting aside workstations and lab coats, donned on their sports gears and casual wears, they converged to NUS Multi-purpose Sport Hall for one simple reason – sports

NUS successfully hosted 10th SETAC Asia/Pacific Conference in Singapore

Sep 2016
The 2016 Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Asia/Pacific Conference was held on 16-19 September 2016 at the National University of Singapore. The Conference was co-organized by SETAC Asia/Pacific (SAP) and the National University of Singapore (NUS).

NUS showcased research & technologies at Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2016

July 2016
Like previous SIWW, this year’s SIWW was also held concurrently with the World Cities Summit (WCS) and the CleanEnviro Summit Singapore (CESS) at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

NERI organizes Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Seminar 2016

July 2016
On July 12, NERI was honoured to host Professor John A Cherry for a seminar on Managing Global Water Crisis through Groundwater Remediation. Prof Cherry shared with the University community his experiences on the nature of groundwater contamination, as well as the methods and strategies needed to understand the problem.

Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli visits NERI

June 2016
Minister Masagos Zulkifli accompanied by his team from the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources (MEWR), the National Environment Agency (NEA) and PUB, the national water agency has visited NERI on 27 May.

Visit by Mr Akira Nakamoto, Chairman of the Board, Shimadzu Corporation

November 2015
On 27th November, 2015 the institute hosted delegates from Shimadzu Corporation and Shimadzu Asia Pacific (SAP), led by the Chairman of the company’s board of directors, Mr Akira Nakamoto, and Managing Director of SAP, Mr Kiminobu Imura.

NERI first overseas research venture...

November 2015
19 Nov 2015 is an important date for NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI). On that date, NERI, a National University of Singapore (NUS) interdisciplinary institute for environment and water research has ventured beyond the shores of Singapore to team up with...

NERI Family Event 2015 "SG50: Strolling down memory lane..."

September 2015
This year is an important milestone for Singapore as the nation celebrates her Golden Jubilee of independence. While the whole nation rejoices in celebrations throughout the year, NERI too in her own way celebrated as a family event to mark Singapore 50th birthday.

Research Attachment at the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

August 2015
The EWI Visiting Professor Programme allows graduate students to have short-term trips/visits overseas in the form of research attachment. Here is a report from Shalene Goh Xue Lin, a Ph.D. student after her trip.

GE-NUS Visiting Scientist 2015: Professor David Sedlak

July 2015
Each year, NERI plays host to a water expert for a week under the GE-NUS Visiting Scientist Scheme. This year, NERI, together with GE Water & Process Technologies, was privileged to play host to Professor David Sedlak’s visit from 6 – 10 July 2015.

NRF Review panel confirms E2S2 Programme on track

July 2015
On 18th and 19th May 2015, E2S2 Programme had its Mid-term Review and about 140 participants attended. The Mid-term Review is an important milestone for E2S2 as it reaches its half-way point.

Workshop on "Water Reuse Policies for Direct and Non-Direct Potable and Industrial Uses"

June 2015
The scale of water demand continues to expand with increasing population. Governments are pressured to maintain a sustainable supply of potable water. Over the years, there has been a great expansion of water reuse in various parts of the world, as it presents an additional...

NUS Innovative Phosphate Sensor was awarded the 2015 TechConnect Innovation Award

June 2015
The Phosphate Sensor invention by Dr. Li Weijia, Associate Professor Lanry Yung and Professor Ong Choon Nam under the E2S2 Program at NUS Environmental Research Institute was awarded the 2015 TechConnect Innovation Award.

NERI – Industry Brown Bag Seminar Series 2015

April 2015
This year the Institute has launched the NERI-Industry Brown Bag Seminar Series. This series, as the name suggests, provides an exciting opportunity for our academics, researchers and students to be a step closer to our industry partners.

NERI – TMSI Joint Workshop on "Sustainable Peatland Management for Climate Change Adaptation"

March 2015
Southeast Asian peatlands are under threat from human pressures mainly through drainage and deforestation accompanied with natural and man-made forest fires for agricultural use and rehabilitation purposes.

Multi-center research collaboration to understand the microbial community dynamics in Singapore urban waterways to better manage the country’s water resources

February 2015
Associate Professor Sanjay Swarup and his team from NERI took on the leading role in a study that focused on the understanding of microbial community dynamics in Singapore urban waterways.

NRF (EWT) 2015 Scholarship Roadshow

January 2015
The Environment & Water Industry Programme Office (EWI) promotes the environment and water R&D and industry in Singapore.

Merlion Metabolomics Workshop 2014 – a successful event beyond the French Connection

November 2014
Metabolomics has garnered a broad international interest over the years and this interest continues to grow. The purpose of this workshop is to identify key areas for cooperation in metabolomics research between France, Singapore and other countries.

NERI-GE Visiting Scientist 2014: Professor Gary Amy

October 2014
NUS Environmental Research Institute hosts a number of seminars, workshops and other scientific events throughout the year. These events feature leading experts in their respective fields for environmental and water research.

Successful completion of first EWT Visiting Professor Programme

June 2014
The Environment and Water Technologies (EWT) Visiting Professor Programme (VPP) is an initiative supported by Singapore Environment and Water Programme Industry Office to bring international expertise in environment and water to collaborate with Singapore researchers...

NUS research community learns from LKY Water Prize Winner

June 2014
This year, LKY 2014 Prize is awarded to the Orange County Water District (OCWD) for their pioneering work in water reuse through scientific studies, technological development and public outreach efforts.

NERI presented NUS research at Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2014 in Sands Expo and Convention Centre

June 2014
Like previous years, NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI) once again successfully led NUS to participate in the recent concluded SIWW2014 from 1 – 4 June 2014.

Stunning truth and what can be done on climate change and the impending global food crisis

May 2014
NERI is honored to have Mr Toh Wee Khiang, Director of the Environment Technology Office (ETO) of Singapore’s National Environment Agency (NEA), as the Invited Speaker for this NERI Seminar Series

NERI and GE launched Visiting Scientist Scheme

February 2014
NERI and GE Singapore Water Technology Centre jointly launched the Visiting Scientist Scheme that aims to invite international water experts to NUS to share their expertise, knowledge and experience.

NUS and Singapore multi-government agencies gathered for a common interest

November 2013
Nanotechnology is advancing rapidly with numerous useful commercial products. However, the research on the understanding of the health effects of using nanomaterials has not caught up.

Experts gathered to share their experiences on peatland research with NUS community

October 2013
In its continuing efforts to enhance its research on tropical peatlands, Prof Sanjay Swarup, NERI's Deputy Director invited Prof. Susan Page, an international renowned expert to share her research activities on peatlands with NUS community

Photojourney through Tropical Peatlands in Indonesia

September 2013
The worst haze experienced by Singapore and neighbouring countries this year prompted Prof. Sanjay Swarup to share his research on peatlands in Indonesia.

Surviving saline environments the mangrove way

August 2013
Dr. Tan Wee Kee, a research fellow of NERI shares an ingenious way of mangroves' adaptation to salinity, with salt glands found in mangrove leaves doing the bulk of the work.

NERI Master Chefs: finding the right chemistry in cooking

August 2013
A cosy cooking studio located near the Singapore River in the vicinity of Boat Quay was the special venue for NERI's ultimate kitchen challenge.

NERI Bags Awards in STAR 2013

August 2013
Committed to ensuring occupational safety and health, NERI is constantly innovating ways to improve working environment and quality of productivity.

Experts share findings on emerging contaminants in freshwater

July 2013
Water experts Dr. Shane Snyder and Dr. Zhang Lifeng shared key research findings in a seminar jointly organised by NERI and PUB, Singapore's National Water Agency.

NERI invites peatlands expert for knowledge exchange

July 2013
National University of Singapore (NUS), through NERI has been working together with the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (in Indonesian: Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia or LIPI) to understand peatland ecology and bio-geochemistry in Southeast Asia.

MEWR AND NERI establish closer ties for a Sustainable Singapore

May 2013
Clean, smoke-free, healthy, better air, energy efficient, reduced waste, sufficient water, and a sustainable Singapore. These environmentally sustainable goals are the drivers of the mainframe for NERI's research outcomes that are being aligned with the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources' (MEWR) commitment in providing a long-term quality living environment for Singapore.

NERI ExCO member bags Environmental Chemistry 2013 Award

March 2013
Professor Lee Hian Kee of the Department of Chemistry, and an Executive Committee member of NERI was the recipient of the Hyflux-Singapore National Institute of Chemistry (SNIC) Award in Environmental Chemistry 2013.

Experts share recent advances on Water Treatment Research

March 2013
In Singapore, maintaining a high quality of drinkable water is an utmost priority of PUB (Singapore Water Agency). Hence, the Agency is constantly looking for newer and better solutions to address current and future challenges in drinking water.

Technology Roadmaps Roadshow: Promoting Research and Development for Singapore's Water

February 2013
NERI, the point-of-contact for NUS Environment and Water Research, once again hosted the Environment and Water Industry Programme Office (EWI) colleagues to share with NUS community Singapore's Water Technology Roadmaps.

NERI bids farewell to the Year of the Dragon, welcomes Year of the Snake

February 2013
For the first time, NERI brought together colleagues, partners, students and staff in welcoming the Lunar New Year 2013 - Year of the Black Water Snake.

Young Scientists around the world learnt about NUS research on environment and water

Jan 2013
The Global Young Scientist Summit (GYSS@one-north) held from 20 - 25 January 2013 brought together bright young researchers from all over the world to Singapore to be inspired by internationally eminent science and technology leaders

NERI forges MOU with Thermo Fisher Scientific on Metabolomics of Urban Water Systems

Jan 2013
On 21st January 13, NERI and Thermo Fisher Scientific inked a Memorandum of Understanding to further strengthen their collaboration on the study of Metabolomics of Urban Water Systems.

Seminar on Impacts of Microplastics on the Environment

December 2012
In partnership with SWISSneX Singapore, NERI organized a seminar on Impacts of Microplastics on the Environment.

NERI embarks on another major research milestone

November 2012
The Energy and Environmental Sustainability Solutions for Megacities (E2S2) Programme hosted under NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI) was officially launched on 15 Nov 12.

NUS experts share insights of their research on Climate Change

November 2012
NERI gathered experts in the university and organised the Land-Air Interactions and Climate Change in Southeast Asia Seminar on 09 November 2012.

NERI and EWI organised Water Technologies Career and Scholarship Talk

October 2012
Together with EWI, NERI organised the Career and Scholarship Talk for NUS students on October 30, 2012.

MEWR Permanent Secretary visits NERI

October 2012
Mr. Choi Shing Kwok, Permanent Secretary of Singapore's Ministry of Environment and Water Resources (MEWR), together with colleagues of PUB, and National Environment Agency (NEA) visited NERI and GE Singapore Water Technology Centre at NUS.

Distinguished Scientist visited NERI and gave a lecture on Climate Change Trends and Future Scenarios

October 2012
Prof. Ronald G. Prinn from Massachusetts Institute of Technology visited NUS and gave a lecture on CLIMATE CHANGE: A CHALLENGE TO SCIENCE, ECONOMICS, TECHNOLOGY and POLICY to invited guests on 9th Oct. 2012.

Chinese Academy of Sciences visits NERI

September 2012
Recently, colleagues from the Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) visited NERI. Led by Prof. Yongguan Zhu, Director General Institute, CAS was exploring research collaborations with NUS.

NERI celebrates Mid-Autumn Festival

September 2012
On 25th of September, NERI colleagues, friends, collaborators, faculties, and students gathered to enjoy a fun and memorable mid-autumn celebration, coming together as one big family.

NERI successfully presented NUS research at SIWW 2012

July 2012
The NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI) has successfully showcased several environmental and water-related research projects in the recent concluded Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2012.

SPORE and partners hosted first ever Mandarin Executive Training Program on Water Eco-efficiency

February 2012
The first ever Mandarin-taught Executive Training Program on Water Eco-efficiency was hosted by the Singapore Peking Oxford Research Enterprise (SPORE) under NUS Environmental Research Institute (NERI) last February 2012.
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