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Faculty/Staff Achievements

Golden A' Design Award in 2020 – 2021 3D Printed Forms and Products Design Award Category

The AI Table has been granted the Golden A' Design Award in the 3D Printed Forms and Products Design Category. It is designed and created by AIRLAB co-directors Assistant Professor Carlos Banon from the Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD) pillar and Associate Prof Felix Raspall (Adolfo Ibáñez University), together with 3 SUTD ASD alumni - Jonathan Ng Ming-En, Natalie Chen Mei Qing and Muhammad Syahid Bin Mustapa.

At first glance, the filigree, interwoven structures serving as table legs may look fragile, but in fact they are fully equal to a solid construction in terms of stability. This is achieved using AI-assisted design and 3D pattern printing combined with traditional metal casting technologies.

Find out more at the AI Table design details page.

Resources, Conservation & Recycling 2020 Best Paper Award 

Co-authored by Associate Prof Arlindo Silva (Engineering Product Development), Associate Prof Lynette Cheah (Engineering Systems and Design), Mohit Arora (SUTD PhD alumni) and Associate Prof Felix Raspall (Universidad Adolfo Ibanez), ‘Buildings and the circular economy: Estimating urban mining, recovery and reuse potential of building components’ won the 2020 Best Paper Award for the Resources, Conservation & Recycling journal. Among the 501 papers published in 2020, three papers were selected for this award.
The selection for the Award was based on criteria like rigour, novelty, importance and presentation.
Citation: Arora, M., Raspall, F., Cheah, L., Silva, A., Buildings and the Circular Economy: Estimating Urban Mining, Recovery and Reuse Potential of Building Components. Resources, Conservation & Recycling 154 (2020) 104581. (

IEEE Fellow Class of 2021 – Associate Professor Yuen Chau

For his contributions to energy efficient wireless communications, Associate Professor Yuen Chau has been elevated to IEEE Fellow, Class of 2021.

Associate Prof Yuen, a faculty with the Engineering Product Development pillar, was also awarded the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) Distinguished Lecturer (DL) and IEEE VTS Singapore Chapter Outstanding Service Award in 2020 and 2019 respectively.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is the world’s largest technical professional organisation dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Less than one-tenth of one percent of the total IEEE voting membership is bestowed the prestigious honour of the IEEE Fellow each year.