EPD Assistant Professor Ye Ai’s paper on microfluidics was recently accepted for publication in the Physical Review Letters

EPD Assistant Professor Ye Ai’s paper on microfluidics was recently accepted for publication in the Physical Review Letters scientific journal, which is published weekly by the American Physical Society and ranked as 1st  among physics and mathematics journals in the world.
Ye Ai’s research (Self-Aligned Acoustofluidic Particle Focusing and Patterning in Microfluidic Channels from Channel-Based Acoustic Waveguides) studied a novel acoustofluidic phenomenon for precise microfluidic manipulation, which arises from a unique interaction between acoustic waves and microscale channel walls. Based on this study, Ye Ai’s team was able to use the microfluidic channels as waveguides for localising and shaping acoustic field in the liquids. They demonstrated that this effect could produce one- and two-dimensional particle patterning self-aligned to the channels, with the singular use of a one-dimensional sound wave field.
This work is a quantum leap towards developing simpler and robuster acoustofluidic devices without channel resonance conditions or sophisticated alignment of acoustic transducers. This paper was also highlighted by the journal’s editors as an Editors’ Suggestion, which demonstrates the innovativeness and broad appeal of Ye Ai’s paper to the journal’s audience.

L'Oréal Singapore For Women In Science National Fellowship 2017

EPD Assistant Professor Dawn Tan has been awarded the L’Oréal Singapore For Women In Science National Fellowship 2017—Physical Science. 

The L’Oréal Singapore for Women in Science National Fellowships programme aims to recognise and award talented women in the field of science.

About Assistant Professor Dawn Tan

Associate Professor Tony Quek elected as IEEE Fellow

Associate Professor Tony Quek is recognized for his outstanding achievements in the field of heterogeneous and wireless networks. Each year, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends a select group of recipients for elevation to IEEE Fellow. Less than 0.1% of voting members are selected for this member grade elevation.

Associate Professor Tony Quek named as a 2017 Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher in the field of Computer Science.

The 2017 Highly Cited Researchers list by Clarivate Analytics identifies the most frequently cited researchers as determined by the extent to which their papers have supported, influenced, inspired and challenged other researchers around the globe. Associate Professor Tony Quek is one of the 26 Highly Cited Researchers 2017 named from Singapore institutions. 

Highly Cited Papers are defined as those that rank in the top 1% by citations for field and publication year in the Web of Science. The 2017 list focuses on contemporary research achievement: only Highly Cited Papers in science and social sciences journals indexed in the Web of Science Core Collection during the 11-year period 2005-2015 were surveyed.

About Associate Professor Tony

MRS Bulletin

Professor Ricky Ang, EPD and his group members Yee Sin Ang (postdoctoral research fellow) and Shi-Jun Liang (doctoral candidate) have their paper published in a special issue of MRS Bulletin, July 2017 edition.

The paper, titled “Theoretical Modeling of Electron Emission From Graphene” is one of the six papers - one each from USA, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada and Germany - featured in the bulletin.

Read the paper:

Singapore HEALTH Award (SHA) 2017

SUTD bags the Singapore HEALTH Award (SHA) 2017 by the Health Promotion Board. This award is a recognition of the continuous efforts in promoting workplace health and in enhancing the well-being of the employees.

SUTD attained bizSAFE Level 3 Certification

This certification required an audit by MOM-Approved WSH auditor to assess the implementation of Risk Management at SUTD. ​bizSAFE is a five-step programme that assists companies to build up their workplace safety and health (WSH) capabilities so that they can achieve quantum improvements in safety and health standards at the workplace. 

Material Research Society (MRS) 2017 Spring Meeting

Postdoctoral researcher, Xilin Zhou, (2nd from left) who is under research group of Assistant Professor Rob Simpson (EPD), won the Best Poster Award. Best poster awards are given to best posters in the conference that report relevant, up-to-date and high quality research findings, presented in clear, visually interesting and engaging ways.

Professor Arief Budiman (EPD)’s works, “Mechanical Behavior of Nanostructured Composites” was selected as one of the MRS 2017 Scientific Highlights. The MRS Media Committee selects about 15-20 highlights that signify prominent and relevant directions of materials research into the future. 

SUTD clinched seven awards at Singapore Good Design Award 2017

InnoGPS, a data-driven interactive visualisation technology, was awarded SG Mark Special Mention. The team comprises of Assistant Prof Jianxi Luo, Bowen Yan, Jeffrey Alstott, Giorgio Triulzi, Ke Shu.

Among the other six SG Mark awards, two projects won the industry category and four won the social category.



The Singapore Good Design Mark (SG Mark) is a design and innovation award for business progressiveness that conforms to globally stringent standards of design. SG Mark is an initiative led by the Singapore Design Business Chamber to encourage good design according to international standards of quality.

"Monstrosity" won Best Indie Film at the Los Angeles Film Awards and an "Honorable Mention" for Cinematography and Acting.

Dr James Rowlins and his HASS Film I students, whose fall 2016 semester film project has won Best Indie Film at the Los Angeles Film Awards and an "Honorable Mention" for Cinematography and Acting. "Monstrosity" is a modern-day retelling of the Russian classic "Crime & Punishment", set in Singapore and filmed on our very own campus. This success, along with 9 official film festival selections, is extraordinary given that we are competing against movies made by industry professionals with big budgets.

The team comprises James Rowlins (Director), Arjun Singh Brar (Director of Photography), Tan Yi Hao (Cinematography), Zoe Ming (Assistant Director), Chay Choong and Keith Chia (Sound & Music Composers), Shi Yuyao, Wu Jinglian, Tommy Arden Phang, Joshua Lim and Ryan Wong (Set, Camera, Editing and Production Assistants).

Watch the film: 
(content warning: violence)

Senior HR Director Jaclyn Lee conferred with an “Outstanding Contribution to HR” Award at the HRM Awards 2017

This prestigious award recognizes a leading human resource figure who has contributed to the human resource industry, advanced the profession, and served as a coach and mentor to others, putting the interest of organizational human resource at the top of their priorities.